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How to make sure if company own things that I created outside of work?

I'm currently working third year in company that produce electronics devices (from design to end product), I'm not involved in designing, I'm just assembling them. My hobby is electronics, I don't ...
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0answers
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Scheduling a meeting where I bring up unpleasant news, is minimizing momentary disruption a good goal?

A few IT tasks are going to be outsourced, in fact reducing my own workload. Non-gradual change is unavoidable, exceeding my usual tolerance for such. This is going to be disruptive to the workflow of ...
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3answers
91 views

How do I communicate my peer's incompetence to our manager?

I have been at my current job about a year (hired fresh out of college). About six month ago my manager left and I came under the management of another senior lead (who was not formerly focused ...
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7answers
3k views

How can I regain a professional atmosphere with someone who may have seen me misbehave?

I believe a female colleague saw me masturbating at work. I was in my office after hours with the door locked and blinds down, but I'm afraid the blinds had a crack. I am not an exhibitionist, and ...
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1answer
56 views

How to address a cover letter for a small company without a dedicated Hiring Manager?

I want to apply for a job in a small company. The company consists of a CEO (who probably makes the ultimate hiring decisions), a CTO (who might influence those decisions ), a HR person (apparently ...
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1answer
742 views

Appearing in Linkedin searches by current employer. Getting layed off?

I work in a small company and the job I do is for one person. Sometimes I might not even have enough work. So I do not think theres a need for more than one person at these tasks. For the last month ...
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2answers
130 views

Name tag at work - using a nickname [on hold]

My name is Jason; at work my name tag says Jase because that’s what I prefer to use and go by. Even though all my information (paychecks, w-2 forms) says Jason I prefer my name tag says Jase instead (...
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3answers
464 views

How do I get my coworkers to use my name and not a non-name they're fond of?

I've been with this company for 6 months, I've been on this site with the same crew for about 2.5 months. One of them (no longer on the crew for many reasons) started out calling me Val. Another guy ...
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1answer
189 views

C-level role at startup vs. middle mgmt role at large firm [on hold]

I'm currently in consulting and considering these two positions for my next career step: Chief Data Officer at a startup where I'd get to architect a new platform from the ground up, build my team, ...
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3answers
519 views

Is it okay to work on personal projects outside of work?

Okay, I have looked for a solution to my specific problem but have only found solutions for working on personal projects at work or on sick days - which is not lining up with my problem. I'm a junior ...
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3answers
7k views

Co-worker has annoying ringtone

There is a co-worker who has this annoying ringtone of "In the end - Linkin park" and gets about 10 to 15 calls every day. Every time his phone rings I get really annoyed. I feel like I should tell ...
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5answers
691 views

Hostile co worker

My team was approached today by our manager. Background: We have a hostile co worker. He's aggressive, sarcastic, rude to clients and managers. About 4 months ago he out of the blue stopped talking ...
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4answers
412 views

How do I answer questions regarding relocation

I'm applying for a remote position and it's out of state. I need advice on how to answer the question "Why not relocate". I want to be honest but just don't know how to phrase it. I work remotely ...
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3answers
622 views

Going away email

Tomorrow I will be completing my last day at my current organization (I had placed a two week notice). I am writing a "good bye" email to send to some friends and mentors that I've made over the time ...
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3answers
450 views

Good gift/thank-you for Human Resources?

I have a great HR department. They really do a nice job. For example, they recently set us up with a pre-tax benefit that put about $1000 in my pocket. What's a good way to thank them? Thanks, Keith ...
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4answers
673 views

Should I point out my colleague's mistakes in this situation?

Last week I was assigned a project by our manager. I started it and worked on it in between some priority work which came up. The project was stuck. So our manager and I decided to forward the ...
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14answers
6k views

Should I follow up with an employee I believe overreacted to a mistake I made?

To keep it short, I am an overworked and overstretched manager. Today my employee appeared to show up to work an hour late, having only had one simple work-related task to complete before arrival - ...
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3answers
473 views

How good is LinkedIn privacy?

I'm currently a gainfully employed software engineer at a company where I am well-liked and in no danger of losing my job. However, due to various factors, I feel like I want a change of pace. I ...
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0answers
143 views

Switching career from Technical Writing to Web Development [on hold]

I have been working as a tech writer for a couple of years. Along with writing about software and hardware products, I manage the design and development of the documentation site. I am comfortable ...
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2answers
698 views

Can I take a sick leave just to have a check up visit in germany?

Can I take a sick leave for a day (or even half a day) to do medical check up in Germany? For example if I need to go to dentist for a visit, or simply to talk to a GP for a consult, even if I'm not ...
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2answers
328 views

Creating Opportunities

I work in a great company that I have been with for almost a year, unfortunately, although things are going great in my current role, I have no room for growth currently. The field I am interested ...
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0answers
413 views

Some one else is taking credit for the work I have done [duplicate]

I have joined a new, big company very recently (a month ago). I work as software engineer. I have noticed that something was not done correctly, so I created a pull request for the refactoring and ...
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3answers
251 views

Leaving short term roles out of job applications [duplicate]

I worked for Arby’s for about 3 weeks and then applied for a job at IHOP. I got the job and I'm wondering whether it could come back to bite me that I left Arby’s off the application when I applied? ...
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4answers
1k views

If forced to answer “yes” or “no” for having being fired when applying to job, what to do if you were unjustly fired?

I was reminded of this question from How to answer "Have you ever been terminated?" Awhile ago I was fired for just cause. I still think it was unfair and was looking into legal actions, ...
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2answers
464 views

Inconsistencies between resumes

I applied for a job, and have gotten called in for an interview. The application process was done through a third party website where I had to fill in some personal info, education info, and work info ...
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1answer
309 views

Job position has responsibilities that don't traditionally mesh/overlap with what its title would imply

TL;DR: My current position does not afford me the opportunity to gain experience in some tasks that are viewed as standard junior level tasks for my industry. How does this affect my chances of ...
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2answers
427 views

Verbally agreed notice period - What do I do?

I gave notice to my HR Manager that I wanted to leave my job because of a new job offer. We verbally agreed on 4 weeks notice, even though my contract says that I should work a minimum of 3 months ...
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1answer
469 views

Getting paid lower than the required minimum by law [on hold]

Recently my company applied for my work visa and I see that my salary which they reported in "Labor condition Application for Nonimmigrant workers" to be more than what I actually get paid. Upon ...
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1answer
276 views

Preferred name at work [on hold]

My name is Jason and I work at a work when I work there my name tag says Jase because that’s what I preferred to use to go bye is that ok. Because all my information says Jason but I preferred my name ...
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1answer
339 views

Learning is kind of stopped [on hold]

I am new in my professional field and have a hard feeling that my learning has stopped. I have to do everything on my own, since my senior who provided most of the help has left the company. I can't ...
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2answers
292 views

How to value a job with varied responsibilities?

I've been at my current position about nine months. I have the chance to negotiate my pay soon and I want to know how to decide what my job is worth. I'm doing a mix between software engineering, ...
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2answers
327 views

What are useful resources for helping map out a career change?

I've been working on changing my career, taking classes and trying to get projects at work that are outside my normal responsibilities. I currently help new customers build implementation plans and ...
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530 views

Serving notice by accepting an offer, got a call from another company, shall I disclose serving notice period already?

I am serving my notice period as I accepted an offer from other company. Now I have received a call from another company which is bigger than the other for interview. They asked me why I was in notice....
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Releasing recorded conversations at work [on hold]

Since Aug 2014 I have been the target of mobbing at work. Over the years I have documented incidents of harassment like snot wiped on an harassment at work document, dead flies put in coffee cup and ...
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3answers
716 views

Senior software developer [on hold]

There is a senior software developer that I'm really not sure how he got there. But the style of coding is very bad. For example he has this scattered all over the project. public boolean myMethod() ...
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3answers
661 views

Manager is not replying about permission to use dummy data

As part of the project that I was doing at a company that I recently joined I need to submit a report to my college. During the start of the project I made it clear that I would need to submit the ...
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0answers
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A tech meeting intended for everyone in the group only opens to some of the members

The manager arranged a meeting to discuss something new in the area, which is supposedly for everyone in the group. Instead the manager only asks for specific members in the group to attend the ...
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2answers
723 views

How to handle hostile comments by the CTO which imply I'm making mistakes?

I'm a senior software dev at a new job. Company has fewer than 30 employees. As I write this post, I've just finished my second day of work. Most everyone is also very experienced. They're friendly ...
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3answers
514 views

Is there a polite way to tell a coworker to leave me alone? (subtlety hasn't worked) [on hold]

I work with a coworker who is a chatterbox. He loves talking regardless who it is - clients, coworkers, random telemarketing guys, recruiters, you name it, he doesn't need a reason to start blabbing. ...
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3answers
885 views

Got fired, accepted an old offer, now they are doing a background check, what should I do?

I received an offer to relocate abroad when I was working for some company. I got fired some time after receiving this offer. Then, I accepted the relocation offer without disclosing I had been ...
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3answers
660 views

What guarantees that you have been officially offered a job abroad?

I'm planning to relocate to a European country as a software developer. I have on-going interviews with few companies and everything suggests that I will be getting at least two initial offers, one ...
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0answers
374 views

Is it legal to invite “protected classes” to apply in the Netherlands? [on hold]

So here is the thing. I was reading this popular question about how to hire more diversity and some not-so-highly voted answers suggest to "invite" protected classes in the ad to apply. The answers ...
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0answers
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Is it worth it working in ERP/CRM/Business Application for a developer [on hold]

I hope I'm in the correct place to ask this. Currently, I am a developer who write little central business applications (mainly business workflows). For example, I work currently on a web based ...
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9answers
14k views

How to answer “Have you ever been terminated?”

I'm filling out a job application that asks the question "Have you ever been terminated or asked to resign from a position in the past?" I did get fired from a job back in 1998. It was my first high-...
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3answers
501 views

Unable to persuade colleagues

An issue I've been running into a lot is that me and colleagues are discussing how to do a certain thing in the field of software development, e.g. security. The team leans towards a certain approach ...
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2answers
291 views

Quitting while bosses are out of town [duplicate]

I am the only employee at a new company that is ran by a married couple. The environment is incredibly abusive and I have decided to leave at this time because I have just started on a brand new ...
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2answers
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Manager suggests I assume new role in company, should I be worried?

Some background information, I've been at this company for a little over a year. When I first started at this company I was brought on as a full stack developer, since my first day we were looking ...
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Should one do data analysis by fake data? [on hold]

Is it ethical to use fake data in data science? Namely, I have heard two opinions. First collect data or get it somewhere, do the analysis and report, and sent the report to the customer. Do data ...
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3answers
255 views

How to get W2 answer from unresponsive institution?

I work for the City of New York (CUNY), and I've held the same position for about 15 years. This year for the first time, a standard line on my W2 was missing. I inquired to my college HR about why ...
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2answers
4k views

What can I do if I need to attend court as a witness whilst on sick leave? [on hold]

I am off sick due to bulging disks and nerve compression in my spine. I have been housebound for 5 weeks, am unable to walk, and require aids like a zimmer frame, commode, and perching stool. I am ...

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