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Accused of using offensive language for saying ***** in company chat [closed]

I work in a big financial organisation where chats are monitors. Keywords such as "Whatsapp" are monitored. Long story short, my manager mentioned word "Whatsapp" on company Skye ...
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How to say "my boss told me to do so" without sounding childish

I'm officially a manager. But my boss, a director, is a control freak and micromanager. He thinks his role is to tell people very exactly what to do and largely ignores arguments once he's decided. I'...
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How to not burn bridges when rejecting an offer after I said I was ok with it?

I've been interviewing with a staffing agency for many of their open positions that they have told me about. One recent one was a contract-to-hire role and they asked if I was okay with that. I ...
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Only 10% of the shares for employees

I am in negotiations with a startup to join them as the 5th employee. The current offer includes 0.3% of the shares, which I thought it was low. When I sent them my counter offer asking for more, they ...
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How to convey during an interview that I want to do my masters, without turning away the opportunity?

I'm entering my last semester of my bachelor's, and recently I've been offered several interviews. One of these companies is a really prestigious one, and my application to this company have been ...
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Move abroad for internship

I am a Student in my 20s who’s recently moved abroad to do an internship. I have in the past year been in the USA to do an exchange semester there, and loved it. Therefore I applied to European (I am ...
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Is it worth mentioning I came out of hospital the day before an interview?

So... went to the hospital yesterday for an update on an ongoing issue. I presumed, based on phone calls and letters that it would just be an update to the x-ray I had last week. However, that wasn't ...
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Is it wrong to be honest to the manager about a messed-up project?

Recently, I was shifted from one project to another. The project was developed by a small team of a small company, who could not continue the project because of resource crunch, and hence the project ...
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Interview follow up after first round

I just finished an interview with an employee from a mixed-signal team which was scheduled for 30 minutes. The interview was split as a)background of the company b)my experience+motivations to switch ...
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For non-tech jobs, how important is facetime in the workplace for advancement if you are in a lower- or mid- level management position?

This has been something that’s been bugging me for awhile, and I wanted to get your guys’ opinion on it. Now that we are living in the post-COVID world (or hopefully soon once Omicron is done) with a ...
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How to deal with politically entrenched entities that degrade quality of life?

Details are left intentionally vague. I am writing this as a closely involved party to the situation, but I haven't been on the front lines of the political war, so to speak. All employees mentioned, ...
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Change starting date after I've signed an offer

Today something very coincidental and dramatic happened -- I scheduled a meeting with my boss to let him know that I will be quitting my job. When I showed up to the zoom meeting, I noticed that the ...
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Contacted company asking if there's an iOS software engineering role, and they responded saying QA would be a perfect fit. How can I navigate this?

This is a startup whose product I'm passionate about, but I would like to ensure I'm not "stuck" in a different career path since I want to continue to do iOS software engineering in the ...
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Can my employer have me do work not mentioned in my employment contract?

I originally signed an employment contract and agreed to a rate of pay for the original role. Upon completing my training, I received an email offering another position and was told what I'd be paid ...
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No access to data as a data analyst. How do I change this culture?

When I applied to and interviewed for this role, the job spec and interview process promised I'll be building self-service dashboards in Qliksense and working on bringing insights to the business as ...
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Notice Period during Probation Time - Confusion

I am still on my probation and would like to quit, but I don't understand if my notice period is 1 week as per Clause 10.2 or 4 weeks Clause 10.3. I want to leave asap so I want to give 1 week of ...
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Should you remain seated or stand up when someone at a workplace networking comes to speak to you?

I'm a recent graduate and just completed my vacation work at one of the big Accounting firms. On Friday, they had a social/drinks which was really just to chat and network amongst the team. If you are ...
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Paying my brothers more [closed]

If I own a franchise and want to hire my brothers to work for me. Is it legal to pay them more than the rest? I’m not sure if there is any law that states I can’t pay them more but if anyone can help ...
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What would happen if I sign the offer letter but not join on the joining date?

I am on my notice period of 90 days. I had one offer for new job that I had to accept/reject in 2 days. Since I liked the offer I signed it and accepted it. But the joining date is 80 days from now. ...
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Any statistical engineer working in an oil company here [closed]

Is there any statistical engineer here that worked in an oil company who can share with me his experience there daily work.... especially those who worked in strategy direction Thank you in advance ...
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Q: What are the general thoughts on RPA/Automation development? Robot Framework related [closed]

Here's my situation, I saw a job offer from a company which offers "Paid Internship on Python RPA/Automation Development", they look for a Jr. Python Developer with 1+ year of experience, ...
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How to deal with a boss who is resistant to new technologies and project solutions?

Summary: How can we, senior developers, deal with a boss who almost always prefers to apply his own way of coding, structuring projects and introducing or using technologies despite of risks and ...
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My company/team relies on a language I clearly specified I can't speak

I was hired as a software engineer last summer at a small sized company (around 50 employees), the company is based in Germany as I am. I had a second interview with the lead of developers across all ...
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Why would management get angry that an employee who is not valuable is leaving?

I have a problem understanding workplace politics. I usually google these questions. However, this is one scenario that I couldn't find an explanation for. Disclaimer: I'm not exaggerating when I say ...
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Is it okay to share details some details of an in hand offer to another potential employer?

I interviewed for a company (say A) a few days ago from whom I received an offer letter today. I got another offer from another company (B) 2 days ago (after interviewing with company A). The offer ...
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Does teaching experience count as customer service experience?

I have recently moved to Australia. English is not my first language but people can more or less understand what I say. I plan to study further after the pandemic ends. I am now applying for retail / ...
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I ask coworkers to communicate in writing, but some ignore my request. What can I do?

Sometimes I ask people to communicate in written. i.e. something like: due to a neurological condition that I have, written communication works much better for me". Neurological problems that I ...
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Are we meant to work 9 hours a day - everyday? [closed]

I love programming and computer networks, and I find it very interesting. I also love playing PC games - but I rarely play 9 hours a day. I also love many other things, that I would seldom do for 9 ...
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Is pay normally stated in terms of anything required before government?

Here is one example though I mean to ask this in a general sense: I had an interview where we agreed on the pay rate of $27/hr. In my contract the pay rate was written as $25.92/hr. When I pointed out ...
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What does it mean when a company says they are "Entrepreneurial" in a job ad?

I am looking for a new job, and a recruiter forwarded me an opening with a company. The job description describes the firm as very "entrepreneurial". They aren't a large company, but they do ...
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How do I professionally respond to non work related comments from colleagues on teams that will need to work closely with?

This is a followup question to my most recent question of disclosing a sensitive hobby. This is occurring in the United States in a blue, liberal leaning state. During a recent team building exercise ...
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What are the core responsibilities for a CEO role?

A CEO role's responsibilities can vary depending on how the role was defined by the board of directors and how the negotiation went. But I assume that the CEO role has a core set of responsibilities ...
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Is it bad for software developers to sign their comments in the code? [closed]

I am a software developer and I work in a big team where everybody works on everybody's code. I am used to comment a lot, indicating what I am editing, why, and what is expected to happen after a ...
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How to resign (again) after accepting a counter offer? [duplicate]

A few months ago, I got an offer from another company. I submitted my resignation later then, long story short, I accepted the counteroffer from my current company. My line manager promised to make ...
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Should I ask for a raise at current company when I receive offer+promotion from another company?

I will start by providing some little context: I was interning as a developer at a company A while I was in last year of my college, one year back. Since it was still a pandemic in my country, the ...
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Is it legal for a UK company to withhold salary increase if employment contract change is not accepted?

I have a UK employment contract with 2 month notice period (so far 1.5 years). In my first year, my manager sent me an excel file with some stuff to help guide my expectations around salary raises. It ...
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Focus less on company's work and more on upskilling?

I have been in a startup for around 1.5 years. I am getting very less money (below industry average), and almost no career growth. Sometimes there aren't enough projects to keep me busy, while other ...
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Is it common that people lose interest in attending company annual meeting after being with the company for several years?

I have been in the software industry for 20 years and with my current employer for 10 years. The company annual meetings I have experienced are basically the same. The boss gives some pep talk; review ...
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Moving all Designers to a single team

I've just joined a SaaS company as Head of Design in which I'm leading a team of Product Designers. I learned after a couple weeks that there are also designers under the Marketing team who seem to be ...
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Leaving Small Company Without Having Added Value

I have been at my current job in finance for just over 3 months and it has come in a bit under my expectations. Recently I received an offer from another company that I think I would enjoy more, with ...
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I am 6 months into the junior software position but still can't code well ,should I quit?

I am a fersh graduate from a degree which is kind of a combined degree in business management plus programming(so 50-50).To be honest, our programming curriculum was a complete disaster.And I didn't ...
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Perception problems with regard to work contribution and my ensuing resentment

I am a software engineer with about 3.5 years experience. I was hired 9 months ago with the understanding that I would do fullstack work. However, for the entirety of this time I was stuck working on ...
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Damaged company equipment by accident - company now wants me to sign form

I was given company equipment some time ago to help me with my work. When I received the original equipment I signed nothing. I assumed that this was my equipment to keep - especially due to Covid etc....
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Should I discuss with manager before resigning?

I am planning to resign from my current job. This is going to be my first resignation so I am not sure how to go about it. In my current job I have 90 days notice period with option for buyback of ...
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E-mail etiquette for addressing someone more senior than me who is providing support to me

I find myself often in such a situation where I am on the receiving end of a technical support conversation with someone older and more senior than me. In my culture, I wouldn't normally address them ...
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How can I pass an unfinished project to another organization without feeling guilty?

First time posting here, so please bear with me. My team had a project from one of our OEM customers which aged for a few years. Nothing special so far, project kept growing and more and more tasks ...
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Speculative application by mail after not receiving answers by e‑mail… Is it still relevant for small companies?

My case : I’m in the process of searching an apprenticeship in the south of the United States for my French’s (not mainland) master degree with my wage reimbursed up to the minimal French wage by my ...
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How to leave after working at company for nearly a decade [duplicate]

First time posting, so please bear with. Some background. I've been working a software company for just short of 10 years now, which is an extremely long time in this day and age I know. But I've ...
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Employee Complaining About Sister IT Group

I have an employee who is fed up with another business area that we rely upon to provide a sort of IT service to us. We should be able to do some things that this administration group does however our ...
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Hired on the same level as university graduates with no work experience even though I have 3 years relevant work experience, how to approach manager?

I'm a solution architect working on for an international tech company. I was hired on one level lower compared to my male colleague (both of us were hired at the same time for the same position in the ...

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