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How does a headhunter poach employees at competitors' stores, without anyone noticing?

I work as a Shop Manager at a multinational luxury clothing retailer. My boss sat down with me and my managerial colleagues. She suspects some employees got poached from our store, and asked us if we ...
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Guilty and troubled after internship

Sorry for the long read, but I really would appreciate it if you guys could provide some advice as I really do not know what to do. I’m currently a college student studying engineering (Not from the ...
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Annoying Recruiters

I am looking for a job, so I apply for jobs in one jobs websites in Australia What I have realized that I get many calls from recruiting agents, asking me many questions ( take around 15 min ...
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Expressing gratitude for a raise

I love my job but I've been looking at other opportunities because I know I'm underpaid. A few months ago, my manager had a very open conversation with me about how much the company values me & ...
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My work is being pawned off to my colleague. Is it reasonable to apologize to my colleague?

I recently came back from a long trip at a client's location. This trip took longer than expected. There were many problems and I couldn't figure out if they were caused by my lack of knowledge in ...
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A subordinate complained behind my back, what are the effective ways to resolve this? [on hold]

My subordinate went over my head to complain how she isn't growing. A subordinate I manage is only has 3 years experience. Joining this company she was managed by multiple people including my boss ...
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What is the appropriate way to introduce documentation of an ongoing issue to upper management?

I handle all of the internal IT at the company I work for. For several years, I have been trying to get some new servers purchased to replace some failing server. Several months ago, after repeated ...
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What to do if I have been accused of sexual misconduct?

I recently joined a company. Our training sessions are going on. During pair programming round, to try to make things go faster(as we are falling behind) when I tried to grab my pair's laptop(as we ...
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Awkward circumstances between me, my (soon to be ex) company and my (soon to be new) company (customer of my current company): possible actions?

I’m serving my 2 months notice in my current company. I’ve worked here for about 3 years as team leader for 2 teams and (not officially) project manager for teams’ projects. All projects are for a ...
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Is it okay to interview with other companies after accepting a signed job offer?

I recently received an offer of employment from a potential employer. It was a straight forward (no confusion). I received my offer letter via email and I sent my response back via email accepting it. ...
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Who should pay for accidental damage to private work equipment?

Several years ago I purchased a mouse with my own money to use for work because I can't stand using a cheap mouse all day. Yesterday, a colleague accidentally spilled my own glass of water over the ...
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Interviewing with an unmentioned 9 months of sick leave taken during a job

I was successfully working as a developer at a Company X when I got cancer. Treatments and side effects resulted in a sick leave of around 9-10 months. The company welcomed me back and I continued ...
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What details should I consider before agreeing for part of my salary to be 'retained' by employer?

In a recent peer review I was asked if I was willing to allow company to 'retain' part of my salary. The exact percentage was not revealed. They used the word 'retain' although they pressed that this ...
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Changing jobs internally

So I've been at this company for 6 months. New hire. I plan to retire here which is a long way away. Last week a supervisor from another department came to me wondering if I would be interested in ...
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Manager offered a salary range

I am interning at a startup; my internship ends in a month. I was recently called in by my manager and offered a full time position as I have already graduated. In addition, he gave me a range of the ...
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Return to work after sick leave - employer is ignoring my wishes to return

I live in Scotland and I'm having a lot of issues with returning to work. I was signed off work about 5 months ago after being diagnosed with severe anxiety and depression. I never intended to be off ...
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Has anyone used paid platforms to get an advantage? [on hold]

I've been on the job for some time now. Although I prepare a lot, I think I'm pretty bad in interviews when there's a curveball thrown at me. I've been thinking if there's a way to refine my interview ...
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What to do after accepting a job offer?

I have about 4 weeks prior to starting the job and I will be travelling. I recently emailed the hiring manager about my job offer acceptance. I have also obtained a confirmation email about the ...
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Romantically rejected a more senior coworker; how can I protect myself?

A coworker recently asked me out in a romantic way and I turned them down. I don't work directly with this person, or report to them. They're not on my team. They are older and more senior. I don't ...
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After being made redundant after only 2 months, how should I deal with that period in my applications/CV?

I'm a recent Comp Sci graduate and have been working as a software engineer for the last two months. I've just been made redundant (laid off) due to company cut-backs. I'm unsure of how I should ...
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Signing Offer Letter - Legally Binding?

I've had an interview for the job in the company A and they offered quite a good contract to me and sent the Offer Letter. After the offer letter I have to pass the background check which the company ...
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Is it ethical for a company to ask its employees to move furniture on a weekend?

My company (a relatively large one) recently asked for volunteers to help and move furniture to the new office on a weekend in exchange for free pizza. We are not professional movers, but people with ...
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Should I be able to keep my company purchased standing desk when I leave my job?

I may be leaving my company soon to start a new position, and one thing I've wondered about is whether or not I will be able to keep my standing desk. The reason for my question is that it was ...
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Sending a photo of my bank account card to the future employer

I accepted a job offer for a student support position in a major bank in Austria. As expected, they require me to send some documentation before I start working there. What surprised me is that they ...
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Re-negotiate salary once I earn my diploma

I had a job interview a month ago. I signed my employment contract two weeks ago and I will officially start on September 9th. I passed my last exams last week and I will soon be graduating as an IT ...
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What alternatives exist to at-will employment?

I'm in the process of negotiating a move from a UK subsidiary to US head office, based in Pennsylvania. An element of my potential new employment that concerns me, is that it is 'at-will'. This is ...
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Caught in between a new job and a new job offer What should I do? [on hold]

I hope you could help me. Today marks my first day to start on my new role (Former Devops consultant/System Engineer) after my internal company transfer. The internal transfer is not the usual ...
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Asking about overtime. A mistake?

Here we're advised that asking about overtime during an interview is a mistake. Is it? "And will you guys pay me for my extra hours of work?" is probably not the best way to phrase the question ...
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Asking for higher salary after I increased my initial figure [on hold]

I did a job interview and the hiring manager said the salary range is between $35,000 and $60,000, she asked for my salary expectations I said $38,000 (I currently earn $30,000). After the call I ...
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I have accepted an internship offer. Should I inform companies I have applied to that have not gotten back to me yet?

Over the last weeks, I have applied for internships in various companies. A few days ago, Company A got back to me with an offer I like, which I accepted. I had 2 interviews scheduled with Company B ...
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Absconding a company after 1st day of joining

I joined a big MNC and now I have a better opportunity with better skillset with a new company (mid size). It has been just a day that I joined this multinational organization, and currently I do not ...
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What team-building activities are effective for large groups of adults?

What would be an effective team-building/ice-breaking activity for a large group of adults? I have experienced ice-breakers and team-building activities for small groups (maybe 3-8 individuals) and ...
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What should I know to be prepared for an active shooter at work?

In the US, active shooters are becoming increasingly frequent. While the actual likelihood of an active shooter incident occurring at my workplace is rare, I would like to be prepared regardless of ...
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I was removed from Project and asked to exit or change the project [on hold]

I have 5.5 years of Experience in Java and 1 year in Angular. I joined a (4 year old) Startup Company on Jan 2019 with lots of hope and excitement. At the time of interview they promised that I would ...
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Is it okay to ask for a day off after working all weekend unexpectedly?

I am a software engineer upgrading a piece of manufacturing software on site. This is only my third time going onsite. So to summarize, this has been a nightmare. I'm under-qualified for this ...
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How to handle vacation being cut short?

A bit of context first. I report to the Owner and CEO (not actual titles, the structure is complicated but this is the simplest way to describe them) of the company but my schedule for my regular non-...
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Recommended literature for different aspects of a start up [on hold]

I am considering starting a start up. I am aware that I do not currently possess the needed skills and knowledge (being freshly graduated as engineer). I have defined a couple of domains in which I ...
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Is it advisable to apply for a position when it is more or less set that my colleague will get it?

My former boss just left the company and a colleague of mine took over his responsibilities temporarily. Now, this colleague of mine has already been prepared beforehand to take up a leading position ...
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Can I state a offer I got from a really small company where I didn't go to, to my next employers?

I got a offer letter from a company that claimed itself to be a game development studio. They hired me on the basis of a test project they had asked me to make, to test my skills. After completing and ...
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How can I apply for jobs in US staying in India? [on hold]

I am a beginner , I am about to graduate in B.E computer science. Currently I am working on my skills to be more proficient. I want to work in US for Product based tech company. How can I achieve this?...
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Work certificate: what are pragmatic ways not to allow a bad one to influence your job search?

At my last job my performance was complimented a lot, both by my boss and colleagues. I completed all tasks given to me successfully and in time and had some objective successes above what could be ...
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How to prepare for a “technical” software engineer phone interview based on CV?

I had an initial phone chat with recruiter and they informed me their hiring process goes something as follows: initial recruiter chat (done) more technical phone call with a software engineer to dig ...
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How to deal with counter offer from potential employer? [on hold]

It's an unprofessional experience of me: I accepted and signed offer with company A (dream company) for $X. Company B came in later, knowing I already signed another company, offered me $1.25X ...
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Hiring Someone Your Level or Above

I’m a low-level employee at a tech company. A few minor promotions, but not a lead or manager. I am the senior most (of 2) in my department in my office. Our boss (director level) works remotely, but ...
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Former company claiming I have their property

I just left a company and they are sending a message claiming I have a iPad of theirs that I must return or they will invoice me for the cost and deduct it from my final pay. I do not have their iPad ...
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How do I report an employee who is compromising security of employees and clients?

I work as a software developer on a team of 4 people for a community outreach organization. The network security is poor but upper management is aware of it, and we're planning to switch to a better ...
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Reasonable time to return to the office after time off for bereavement

Recently my mother entered her final stage of illness following cancer. After caring for her 30 days in her home she passed away on Friday the 5th of this month. Work had been great in allowing me to ...
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Should I clean uncompleted projects from my GitHub?

I'm a self taught software developer. Back when I was teaching my self how to program and how to use git, I ended up making a huge number of repos - some are incomplete, some are just notes. Over the ...
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I quit, and boss offered me 3 month “grace period” where I could still come back

There was a recent death in my family and I need more time to focus on my mental health & family, so I tried to quit my job. I had already taken a 2 month leave of absence earlier in the year and ...
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My co-worker aggressively tries to supervise me. Nobody appointed him. What are my options? [duplicate]

The co-worker who works for longer in the company is aggressively trying to supervise me. He constantly attempts to make decisions for me, requires to redo the completed tasks, insists on using ...

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