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2answers
80 views

Is it common to be asked to perform a 48-hour “development exercise” during the interview process for an IT job?

In the early stages of interviewing for a web UX/UI developer position, I've been informed there will be a "development exercise" which is to be completed over 48 hours and returned to the company. I ...
0
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3answers
101 views

How Honest Should I Be in An Exit Interview? [duplicate]

I am currently about 2 weeks away from my final day at my current job and I was wondering how honest I should be in my upcoming exit interview with my CEO. Some background, we are a really small ...
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1answer
114 views

Financial punishment for road collision

Can an employer introduce a policy whereby employees involved in a collision in a work vehicle and found to be at fault can be fined a proportion of the damage caused.
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3answers
115 views

How to handle duration of my learning curve in new short-deadline project

I am very experienced in the technology which I have worked on and finished in another project. But recently I have been deployed into a new project where the existing code is written in a technology ...
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3answers
430 views

How to not throw a coworker under a bus?

I appologize if the title is too idiomatic, but I don't know how to explain the case without it. Short version(non-technical). I have a coworker who has for some reason or another not learned a ...
1
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1answer
159 views

Worried about the language of an email from one of the managers indicating a negative impression about me

Disclaimer: All names used here are fictional, including mine. Yesterday, my manager told me and another employee to work together in solving several bugs of a project named "B" on an emergency basis ...
1
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1answer
300 views

Internship: Employer refuses to Pay [on hold]

I am currently working as an intern in a small company. When applying for the job, I and the employer agreed that I would be payed a small amount each month - "150-200 euros" - so that I can cover my ...
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0answers
62 views

Should I take this offer? [on hold]

I work in a contract to hire position in a bank in India. Combining the fact that it is a bank, contract position and the technology that I'm working on is still rare in India (Angularjs), I'm being ...
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1answer
92 views

background check for employment [on hold]

What can hold a background check from being verified for employment with a company? It's been weeks and apparently they haven't yet received my background check...?
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2answers
110 views

What are some good ways to negotiate a salary raise? [on hold]

Suppose at company A I make X dollars (in thousands). An offer from company B is made for X+1 . What is the best way to negotiate a higher base salary (e.g. X+7 instead)? Would things like ...
27
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5answers
2k views

Identifying parties involved with problems

When explaining why something didn't get done/was delayed/was done incorrectly, is it better to identify the party at fault or remain objective, but also risk assumption that it could have been your ...
0
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2answers
121 views

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Subcontracting

If a subcontractor or temporary agency is the legal employer of an individual, how can they possibly comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirement to provide reasonable ...
1
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2answers
379 views

Danger bonus for working in unsafe environment abroad

Currently we have the possibility for a project in another country. Due to recent news etc. this country is - in my opinion - not very safe for work/travel (there seems to be the need for armed ...
3
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3answers
325 views

Is it normal to have to CC all emails to my boss?

My boss does not allow the programmers and artists to communicate outside of email and without CCing him so he can keep an eye on it. I am new to Indian culture, is this normal?
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2answers
229 views

Is A Corporate Career Possible When Falsely Accused? [on hold]

A few friends and I discussed the recent case of Paul Nungesser, who's been accused of rape, yet was exonerated by the NYPD. I will not link the NC-17 texts, but I can see why the NYPD came to their ...
3
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2answers
115 views

Waiting for the Job Offer letter

So here is a situation i find myself in. I have attended several interviews through the course of my career and i have been successful in securing offer letters within a period of 1 week from the ...
0
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1answer
278 views

Resources for communicating & dealing with “hot buttons” as a software developer?

I'm a senior developer/consultant/freelancer, and I find that most positions entail being hired to "level up" the team. (A recent manager used this exact phrase.) But of course, a team of people isn't ...
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4answers
596 views

Periodically taking time off work for awkward medical reason

I recently started a co-op job through my university. My boss is the only one I report to and I don't work with anyone else. In the next few weeks I'm going to have to take some time off. I don't know ...
0
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2answers
117 views

Applying for job at company where you were rejected before? [duplicate]

I am working as a QA (Intermediate Test Analyst) at company in New Zealand. I am looking to change the job these days and I have applied for two companies I really want to join and work with. The ...
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0answers
48 views

Authenticity and candor in online reviews of employers with non-disparagement agreements [on hold]

Glassdoor doesn't indicate that a given an employer has a non-disparagement agreement. The reviews could be biased toward being more favorable than they would be. I don't think it would take THAT ...
6
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3answers
244 views

Discuss feedback or remain silent?

I had my annual appraisal discussion recently and it was virtually an ambush. I thought I had done really well and handled my previous project in the best way possible. However, during the discussion ...
16
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3answers
626 views

How to explain a long (4 years) employment gap?

My partner was laid off during the peak of the recession (2011) from his job as a technical illustrator. He is currently 50 years old, and still looking for a job in that field. He's literally been ...
33
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5answers
6k views

Is it a good technique to bring a notebook and a calculator to a salary negotiation meeting?

To properly evaluate offers and counteroffers that includes benefits and whatnot, I'll need the proper tools - a notebook and a calculator. HR : I'm sorry, but we can't do X. However, we have ...
1
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1answer
136 views

How to deal with unanswered e-mails (where a response is expected) [duplicate]

It happens, probably once every month, that my manager does not reply to my e-mails where I'm asking a question or just expecting feedback. Most of the time he does reply but the times where he's not ...
6
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1answer
554 views

My boss forwarded a confidential email - what is an appropriate course of action?

Recently i sent a very personal email with a list of grievances to my boss. The start of the mail was a request not to forward that mail to anyone. My boss has not yet responded to the contents of ...
1
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1answer
115 views

How do you tell a new company you already have scheduled vacation? [duplicate]

I am interviewing for a new job and hoping to get an offer this week. In about one month I am going to be out of town for 10 straight days due to scheduled vacations. When should I tell the new ...
5
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2answers
211 views

How do I let my old manager know I don't want to return to his team?

I am currently on a years student placement at my company and have spent the last 6 months as an application developer. I have enjoyed this job and learnt a lot of useful skills but I have come to ...
38
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5answers
2k views

What to do if you're asked to break industry regulations?

The company I work for has to comply with certain regulations regarding the software it uses, one of the terms being that a certain number cannot be higher than 3%. If it is the company can be heavily ...
18
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5answers
4k views

Do companies see having employees who live close to the office as an advantage? [on hold]

I was just contacted by a company whose offices are two minutes walk from my flat. Now let's assume that I am interested in the job and get to the interview stage. For me the location is obviously a ...
29
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7answers
7k views

Is it okay to check for employee attendance by means of a security camera?

One of my colleagues was recently fired. When I inquired as to the reason why, my employer told me that he had been working from home on a day that he was supposed to come in to work, and upon ...
3
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2answers
207 views

What is a good pay for a Part Time, Remotely-Working Full Stack Intern? [duplicate]

I am a senior in High School, but I have passed Freshman College programming classes, and have a lot of experience with website work. I am currently looking at a Full Stack Internship offer where I ...
2
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3answers
233 views

Are managers reviewed on their own performance or their teams? [on hold]

An employee who is not a manager gets reviewed on the work they produce, where very little of it is dependant on other people. They might be part of a team but usually they will have tasks that only ...
1
vote
3answers
202 views

Working at home and breastfeeding [on hold]

When I get my PhD from college I will be working at home as a research scientist. This might require online conferences with my co-workers and my boss. Sometime in the future I am planning on having ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Should I wait for job openings or apply for the other position? [on hold]

Recently I found a job offer in the University website and applied. The Hiring Manager replied quickly, but it appears the ad is old and there are no available positions at the moment. He suggested to ...
1
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3answers
302 views

Why do so many workplaces use outdated browsers? [on hold]

My current workplace uses IE8 and FF11, both which prompt 'outdated browser' warnings all throughout the internet. I asked my colleague who has been here for 20 years about it, and his suggestion ...
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0answers
56 views

Copy of my employment contract? [on hold]

Am I (legally) supposed to have a copy of my employment contract? I have recently been unfairly dismissed and have an appeal meeting soon coming up I am quite frankly trying to gather all evidence as ...
6
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4answers
574 views

breaking salary negotiation deadlock

I'm in the fortunate position of having two companies ready to make me an offer. The two firms compete with each other regularly over talent, so I told both recruiters I would share information about ...
3
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3answers
566 views

Telling my boss I can't stand to hear him eat near me

I suffer from Misophonia, meaning that certain sounds cause me to experience irrational irritability, anger, frustration and nausea. My trigger is the sound of people eating or drinking. Often my ...
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2answers
252 views

Extremely hot-headed project manager - how to improve communications? [on hold]

[background] I have been working on a game and I handed it in for 3rd-party certification. They came back with a couple of issues which I fixed all but one. We had a question about the final issue and ...
0
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4answers
148 views

Should I tailor my resume for each job application? [duplicate]

I have skills as web developer and a graphic designer, and when advertising my strengths, traits such as "innovative" seem to be good for software design, but not really important for graphic design. ...
23
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5answers
3k views

Is my Linkedin profile for personal use or work use?

My employer insists that everyone's Linkedin profile list their business email address, not their personal email address. Is this typical, standard, or generally accepted practice?
29
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1answer
2k views

How do I manage my company's interactions with a company I interviewed with?

At some point in the past I considered leaving my job for a different job at a non-competing company. The interview went well, but I decided not to take the job. My boss doesn't know I considered ...
0
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4answers
172 views

Requesting time off [duplicate]

I have been working for a company for almost 2 months. The company has a 6 month probation period. Unfortunatly I ran into some legal trouble and will need 10 days off of work. I really don't want to ...
30
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9answers
7k views

Plagiarism in resumes?

I'm in a position to evaluate some resumes and I notice that one of them has copied a company description from the company's website onto their resume directly. It stood out because it was in much ...
0
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3answers
89 views

Difference between normal contract and contract to hire

I am living in India and I have been offered a contract position with a company. My payroll company(ABC) says that it is a full time position with ABC, but I would be deputed to their client location ...
1
vote
2answers
208 views

I am negotiating with new employer and he texted me he is hoping to contact me

I am negotiating to change my job, but the job offer does not include the salary details and I am waiting for that. However, yesterday my new 'employer to be' texted me 'hope to make contact ...
3
votes
3answers
194 views

Recruiting company seeks written permission from current employer of the applicant

I've recently looked at a job circular of a certain company which was previously government owned (now privatized). In that circular they mentioned: Applicants who are currently employed should ...
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1answer
157 views

Why hasn't the hiring manager gotten back to me? [on hold]

I applied for a job 3 days ago and today I got an email at 3:00PM that said: [My name], Thank you for reaching out with regards to our opening. Is there a time later this week that we could ...
6
votes
4answers
389 views

What can companies do to uncover fake diplomas such as those purportedly sold by Axact?

So I was reading this article in New York Times about Axact, a Pakistan-based Company that seems to be in the business of selling fake diplomas. The case of Axact is also not some small operation ...
7
votes
3answers
374 views

As a new graduate, how can I make myself a stronger candidate?

As a new grad, I have nothing in my resume that anyone couldn't do and I feel like I will never go beyond average. My job and even money are just means to allow for a good life and I will never take ...

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