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I am a loser when it comes to jobs, what possibilities do I have?

I currently have a huge problem. Normally when you leave school in my country (germany) you do a training for a specific job or start studying. Well I decided to try my or let's say our own way and ...
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Choosing between a counter-offer and an already signed offer of employment

I have recently signed and accepted an offer of employment from another company that I applied for a role in. When I informed my current company of my intended resignation, they counter-offered with a ...
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Equity vs stock options (startup)

Is there any significant disadvantage receiving stock options vs. shares in a new startup? What could be the excuses for not giving shares but stock options and would it be reasonable to insist on ...
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Is this the correct way to take leave so I can join a job abroad and keep this job as a backup for three months?

It is to inform you that I have been selected by a company abroad as a software engineer and expecting to join in a week or two. It was truly an honour to serve [Company Name] for the five long years ...
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4answers
480 views

A recruiter offered me “tree fiddy” salary package. What did he mean?

An HR recruiter of a company(US based) DM-ed me on LinkedIn saying that he liked my profile & wanted to offer me a job. The job is in a field relevant to me. I am happy at my current job. I ...
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2answers
70 views

Is ok to divide my Resume into 2 sections, one showing work experiences and the other for a more detailed explanation on my skills?

I'm currently trying to rewrite my professional resume realizing the mistakes I made on the previous one. Now I want to keep my resume clean and easy to read. I think I should also keep the technical ...
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2answers
210 views

Putting in longer Resignation notice than legally required good or a bad idea?

Where I am located, I am required to give my employer written notice of my resignation 2 weeks prior to my declared termination date. However, I have a great relationship with my boss and I have an ...
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2answers
464 views

How to resolve “there can only be one of us” syndrome?

I work at a large company, as a public-facing technical worker. Think of it kinda like a technology evangelist. As such, part of my career growth is dependent on how well known and influential I ...
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Relocation: how much will I get? [on hold]

In my offer letter, this statement is written: "With reference to the discussion and the terms of the offer, the Company is pleased to offer you a relocation bonus at XXX in Bangalore. You will be ...
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1answer
131 views

Feeling overwhelmed at work

I was hired at this company about a month and a half ago as a junior programmer. I realize that they were looking for a senior dev, but felt like I could do the position with a little training based ...
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2answers
389 views

My boss hits too hard

I'm new to the company, Oct 2018, and I'm just now getting back into the technology field after being a classroom teacher for the last 10 years. I left education because of the lack of money, and I've ...
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0answers
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PHP Powercli vmware [on hold]

I have a web app in PHP 5.6 and I would like to be able to manage VMware 5.5 virtual machine from it like : get VM info, stop/Start/restart VM,... I have installed powercli command on my server ...
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2answers
431 views

Intern is not acceptable. What to do as an apprentice?

I work as a programmer in a small software company (<10 people) for round about 2 years now. I am 25 and in an apprenticeship. A random ~50 year old guy - let's name him Chris - is working in the ...
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1answer
78 views

How do you sell industry experience over qualifications in business process improvement?

I have a career in IT spanning around 10 years. Most of that time has been in development, primarily business intelligence and web development. Recently (past 3 years) I decided it was time to branch ...
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1answer
201 views

Interviewed for the wrong role

I recently saw two job postings from the same company on LinkedIn - one for a "Senior Data Engineer" and one for a "Senior Data Scientist." They had very different job descriptions, and I applied for ...
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4answers
570 views

Final interview tomorrow, the bank is now being accused of money laundring

I've been interviewing with a bank now for a few weeks. Tomorrow is the final interview, basically either an offer or good bye. Anyway, two days ago, several sources claimed that the bank have been ...
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4answers
355 views

Resign immediately after attending work sponsored conference & business trip?

I have tickets (flight, hotel, conference) booked and confirmed for a conference I'll be attending in two weeks. But I'll have to hand in my notice immediately after the conference is over because I'...
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3answers
181 views

Request package raise after signing the offer

I received my new job offer and my join date is in next 2 weeks. I signed the offer for a particular package which is $5000 more than my current package. But I just received a 5% salary increment and $...
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2answers
363 views

I am writing a program to automate the entire company I work for… but am only getting paid $24k/y when the average salary of my job is $80-$100k/y [duplicate]

Good evening, my coworker, and I are in a sort of dilemma, where we are being paid roughly $13/h, or around $23k/y, while we write an extensive JS program to automate the entire processing operation ...
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DevOps Engineer VS Developer [on hold]

I just graduated with a bachelor of computer science degree. I right now work as a junior devops engineer in the bank. The tools I am using now are mainly Jenkins, GitHub, IBM UCD, shell scripting ...
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1answer
284 views

Can I keep burn cream in the first aid box? [on hold]

My workplace is in the UK and I'm the first-aider. There's no company policy which stops us from keeping burn cream (e.g. savlon), but HR have voiced concerns about potential legal issues, so I've ...
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3answers
469 views

Dealing with a dishonest employee as a consultant

I’m a consultant and have a good contract with a company. I used to be an employee but am now working as consultant for them. I have noticed one of the employees is feeding management some bs. In ...
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4answers
230 views

Why is the HR delaying in rolling out the offer letter inspite of me clearing the technical rounds? [on hold]

I'm an experienced professional ànd I applied on the company's website for a certain job opening. My profile got shortlisted and I gave 1 technical written test, 1 telephonic interview (technical) , 2 ...
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6answers
517 views

Coworker spilled hot bevarage on me because of a meme. What should I do? [on hold]

Keeping a long story short - me together with Coworker B made a meme about Coworker A and circulated it in our room, which is what I thought was a group a close friends both in and outside of work (5 ...
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11answers
10k views

Coworker asking me to not bring cakes due to self control issue. What should I do?

Sometimes I bring cakes to work, e.g. leftovers from birthday party to one of the family members. Most coworkers are happy about it and eat them without a problem, however one employee doesn't want ...
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2answers
259 views

Feedback that an agreed tool is non-intuitive [on hold]

In a meeting two teams, mine and another one, quite lightheartedly agreed to my proposal to use a common and very popular tool for a project. It is actually a market leading browser-based ...
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6answers
616 views

Unfair compensation for work done outside the team?

I am a Software Engineer living in the US with 3 years of experience. I am an expert in a particular technology T that is widely used in my company. I also speak at conferences, and have taught a ...
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1answer
354 views

On-boarding email asks for soft copy and not scanned copy - isn't that contradictory?

As part of the on-boarding process at the new company that I'm about to join, the email asked for soft copies of certain documents/photographs. One line of instruction that got me confused was this ...
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1answer
390 views

How to rectify wrong hours mentioned in contract after discovering it 6 months onwards?

I been working with a company as a contractor for 6 months, now there is a new requirement to fill timesheet of "How many hours I spend in office", and fill in the previous (January) month as well. ...
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2answers
248 views

Is the recommendation of other team members is as valuable as CTOs?

I left my previous company. On the last day, the CTO told me that she can give me a recommendation, and help me to find a new employer. But, later I figured out that when I give a her as a reference ...
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3answers
1k views

Why didn't they find that much knowledge in me?

I am a software developer with 5+years of work experience. My background is that I am a not a engineering graduate. But I started my career as a developer trainee and then after 1 year itself, they ...
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310 views

Job search in Europe from other countries in IT [on hold]

Can anyone tell me is there any mandatory way to get a job in Europe?. Consider both scenarios what type of non technical qualifications I need to get. I visited a lot of websites and blogs but I can'...
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4answers
7k views

Fired for posting information about my company online. What did I do wrong? [on hold]

Yesterday, my boss called me into his office and said I was being let go. He told me that it was because I had been posting information about my company online. I presume he means Workplace Stack ...
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3answers
714 views

What can I do if I'm asked my current salary in New York City or California?

In New York City and California, it is illegal to ask a job candidate his or her current salary. What can I actually do if a recruiter asks me my salary?
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213 views

Is it a normal policy to condition raise of salary to a certification?

I have never worked under a US Payroll before, this is my first time. By the end of 2017 I got my first performance review, in the letter they specified that I can only receive my new salary once I ...
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1answer
277 views

Is it concerning for a small US employer to not have have a maternity leave policy in the job offer?

I was recently made a job offer by a US firm (for our purposes, a sub-50-person tech startup with significant VC support). I was surprised to see that there was nothing about maternity/paternity ...
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228 views

Recruited for a senior technical role but assigned to a more junior project - concerned with appearance and reputation in company

I was recruited to a senior (but still individual contributor, not a manager) role to a company as a "subject matter expert", to take on an advisory / strategic / architectural overview and overall "...
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3answers
557 views

I believe that my boss is preparing to fire me after setting me up to fail. What should I do?

Several months ago, I agreed to a new job in my company and I was transferred to my company's IT department. I agreed to this new job and departmental transfer because it would introduce me to a high-...
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5answers
480 views

How do I convince the maintenance department to provide paper towels in the office?

This is a bit of a silly problem, but there are no paper towels in the restrooms and kitchens at my new workplace (which is a quite large software company). There is only a hand dryer in the restroom ...
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4answers
663 views

Survival without Linkedin profile in software industry

Internet is full of advantages of having a linkedin profile. I, despite being a software engineer, don't feel comfortable (and feel anxious a lot - extremely panic feeling) broadcasting myself and my ...
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1answer
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How long does it take to receive German work permit using a valid contract?

Given that, I am non-EU citizen, and I already have a valid contract with an employer in Munich or Berlin. Then, i wish to know, how long does the process of generation of my work permit takes time? ...
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1answer
246 views

Workplaces with people from prestigious schools vs Workplaces with people from less prestigious schools [on hold]

Is there a correlation between the pedigree of the school of the employees of a company and how "good" the company is? Let's define good in terms of how well the company is doing financially and how ...
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268 views

Is it appropriate for the boss to make employees stand next to his desk for long instructional meetings?

My boss is the subject matter expert, and most of us are learning from him. He calls in employees for long meetings where he explains how to do a task, and, for this entire meeting, the employee must ...
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2answers
172 views

Rejection email refers to a different position than the one I applied to and interviewed for

After making it through a fairly extensive interview process with this company, including multiple on-site interviews and homework-like assignments, today I received an email informing me that they ...
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1answer
3k views

How do I ask to leave because of weather?

I'm not sure how to ask my boss if I can leave early because of weather (specifically snow). I came in this morning, to get some work done before it got worse. Well it's worse now and the roads are ...
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215 views

What sounds better, Linux or Unix experience? [on hold]

When describing Linux command line experience on a resume, what conveys a more professional image: Saying you have experience with "Linux" or "Unix"? I know that there is a difference, but the fact ...
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Stay SQL and beta analyst role or depart and study real development, on my own/ at school [on hold]

I work in a back office doing SQL stuff. I find it very boring, banal, and I find that several people from my office remain there interminably without reaching greater strata. We only use SQL, power ...
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5answers
411 views

Is it appropriate to ask for a higher hourly wage as an intern?

I have done an 8 month intern term (software dev). For the first four months, I was payed 23, and for the remaining four months, I was payed 23.5 Another company is going to hire me soon (the gap ...
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4answers
399 views

Any harm in telling recruiter what other roles I am interviewing for?

It's something that bothered me for a while but cannot really put my finger on it. They call you and discuss some roles, inevitably enquiring whether I am interviewing anywhere else. I say yes, and ...
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645 views

Tomorrow is my annual performance review with my manager : should I tell him I want to quit this career?

I'm 28 and work in IT as a system administrator. Tomorrow, I'll see my manager to have my annual review. He will ask me how I see my career evolution. I clearly want to quit IT but I clearly have no ...

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