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Simple Rules for successful partly Remote Policy with about 50 % office time

We want to create a partly Remote Policy - meaning that we expect at least 50 % of the working time to be spent in the office and the other 50 % can be done remotely. But so far our efforts to create ...
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led coworker on what to do

I had a lapse of judgement and for a day may have done somethings that insinuated that I had some interest for my married coworker. When I went home I instantly regret it but now I work right next to ...
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CS - Switch jobs, maintain $$

I currently work as a senior engineer building workflows at a FAANG (Backend Python mostly, but I do know my way around Angular). I'm planning on switching jobs either to a Software Development ...
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Refusing to give a raise to an employee, while keeping her motivated

An employee of mine is asking for a raise. Like many employees, she thinks she is doing very well and should get a raise. The employee is good (not excellent, but good), and she shows motivation to ...
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Why do some vacancies list BSc, MSc, as well as a PhD as eligible education levels?

E.g., To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience BSc / MSc or PhD Degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Biomedical Engineering. So which one do they ...
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Telling an internal recruiter that I have received an offer from another company

I have a take home assignment and an upcoming technical interview with company B after passing the previous stage. However, I received an offer from company A for an immediate start. The internal ...
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What is the share ratio of most tech founders in the first few years? [closed]

I have been working on a big web app/mobile app for students in my country. It's a project that should take me 6-8 month as a solo developer (full stack Next.js) Right now, I'm focused 100% on ...
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About to resign during my probation period, how do I go about it?

Background: So I'm a software developer nearing the end of my probation period at a company I recently started at. After starting I noticed a few things that made the company not a very good fit for ...
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I “snitched” on a coworker who always leaves hours early

Where I work there's a strong culture of "not snitching". Several coworkers leave 1-3 hours early. There is one in particular ("Bill") who literally does it each time. He often ...
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How to decide between two job offers when better one is delaying the result and other one is not ready to postpone joining?

I interviewed with two IT companies recently. One of them is clearly better choice for me but they are delaying the final result. My interview went quite well in the better one and I am 75% confident ...
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Asking for extended pay at a reduced rate while relocating?

I will be starting a new job, but on a fixed-term basis (only 6 months). It's 150mi away. I have already accepted their offer. It's a government/defense role and they've been very forthcoming with ...
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What are possible consequences of accepting a lower job title

Background: My current job has the title "developer" and I got 4 years of work experience in development-related fields, but with a strong focus on backend development. Searching for a new ...
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What to do when your successful project is taken away by another team?

I have been driving an international strategic initiative for more than 2 years. There was a lot of resistance initially, but I managed to align a few teams, create an MVP and a customer base. A team ...
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Is it inappropriate, pushy, or unprofessional to ask for work laptop specs?

A company are offering me the option of getting a Linux, Macintosh, or Windows machine upon joining. I want to ask what specs the Macintosh, Linux, and Windows laptops will be because I would prefer ...
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Is it appropriate to bring up “drama” affecting you that you technically shouldn't know?

I work remotely, and my sister works at one of the company's main offices. The team in the office is very negative and has an "Us vs them" mentality when it comes to remote workers. My ...
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How to find Internships in another Country (Malta) [closed]

I am Daniel from Germany, and I am currently looking for an EU - Erasmus Internship. As I have sometime to decide where and what I want to do as an internship, I'm unsure what to do. How do I find a ...
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Company seems a little desperate to hire me, is it a red flag?

I have been interviewing with an Indian IT company (I myself am European; it is a remote position). My initial interview with HR was two weeks ago, then followed a very basic technical interview last ...
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Do you get a pay raise at the same time or after getting new responsibilities?

Management is thinking of giving me more responsibilities. I am open to this. When exactly should I ask for a pay raise? When it is confirmed that I will be getting new responsibilities (e.g. I am ...
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Need Advice On Cyber Security Career Path [closed]

I'm an amateur hacker with a solid experience in full stack and programming. I recently decided to chase after my dream job and transitioned to the Cyber industry. I applied to a few companies and ...
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What if I don't want to complete my notice period, Due to Negative workplace behavior?

My company cutting my salary 30% due to covid work from home [this is not just for me it's for all employees working in the company. They said the productivity of employees is decreased. They giving ...
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Can I apply for several internships?

For context, I'm a computer engineering student. Internships in general require that the applicant has finished their degree up at most 1 year before the application (question: are there internships ...
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Is being disliked due to making unpopular decisions expected in every management position?

Almost a year ago I got promoted into my first management position to lead a team of 6. Even though I think I'm doing a passable job and my team is mostly happy with my style of management, I'm hating ...
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CEO yawns at presentation [closed]

The ceo got us all pumped up to come up with a strategy for a new product. When my department presented and I started speaking he walked out to get something. Then when my team presented he yawned a ...
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Would a pending offer make another employer less interested?

I had an interview early this week that went well. At the end of the interview I mentioned that I had a pending offer and asked how quickly the process would go? I haven’t heard anything in 3 days and ...
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Should I keep hiring for my current job, even after have giving notice myself?

I'm a Tech Lead for a big company in Germany. I worked here for the last three years, but recently resigned and I have two weeks left at this company. The company is growing and wants to hire [X] ...
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Unhappy with current role and nearing end of probation

I’m a senior software engineer and currently nearing the end of my six month probation. I believe I’ve performed well so far and have no reason to think my employment won’t be made permanent. However ...
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I don’t have a degree or experience in tech industry. How do I make a resume?

I want to clarify few things I’m a self-taught programmer, I’ve been learning programming for the last 3 years and before I started to build projects. I was learning JavaScript with the problem-...
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How should I tell my boss to stop accusing me of slacking in a backhanded manner?

My boss keeps sending me messages saying things like, "How much time are you spending on [company program]? Please don't let it take too much time.", or "Try not to sign up for too many ...
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Talk to Office Food Thief?

I have a coworker I consider a mentor. Therefore, I buy him popcorn whenever I go to Costco. It is $7/bag for thank you and he will share if you want. I have another coworker, I will aptly call, Karen....
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How can I avoid an undeserved demotion

So. I've been working for this company for almost a decade. During these years I've been doing all sorts of tasks, basically helping where help was needed. As a result, I now have skills in various ...
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Why am I not promoted even though I'm the only guy in charge? [closed]

I have had a couple of experiences where I was the only guy in a department / team. Automatically, this made me the leader. I even revolutionized a department once. However, people above me in the ...
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Accepted a job offer but is it too late to consider a counter-offer?

I have been struggling with a decision between two new job offers that I received on the same day. Option A is a comms agency working for a client that I wanted to work in the future. (Star client ...
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Swiss recruiter wants me to send him a copy of my ID - is this a thing?

I recently got approached by a recruiter in Switzerland, proposing to put me forward for a role he's recruiting for one of his clients. The recruitment agency looks genuine, and so does the final ...
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Terminated for pace and production, despite compliments of improvement from supervisors

I was working at a warehouse for one month. I came in with a learning attitude, I was asking questions and getting tips to improve. The performance they wanted was to pick 26 boxes every 5 minutes. I ...
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Letting team present Strategy to CEO [closed]

Is it a wise decision as head of adepartment to let your direct reports present their strategy to the CEO, or would that hurt how you are seen as a leader?
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May a US employer legally order you not to say goodbye to anyone?

May my boss legally forbid me from telling anyone goodbye before I leave the company? Working as a manager, I gave two weeks' notice in writing yesterday. Though I put it to her in a very different ...
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How do I change the domain as a BA?

Okay so right after MBA I joined this accounting software firm as a BA. Now I wanted to work as BA and maybe later progress as Product Manager after gaining some experience. But it's been more than 1....
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How to tackle uncertainty about job requirements? [closed]

I am working as an Associate Business Analyst at a fintech firm and I am facing following issues: Since this is a BA role it requires me to frequently check the product functionality through manual ...
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Asking for a larger raise than other employees after less than one year?

I am an American with a white collar career. I lost my job during the pandemic and had to move to a small town for the only job I could find at the time. Unfortunately this town "boomed" ...
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How long to wait before following up with conductors? [closed]

Note: This question also appears in Music Stack Exchange. I wasn't sure which forum was better for it. An emerging [classical-style concert music] composer is seeking to have some of their work ...
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Candidates for your boss?

Aside from the generic risks of providing a referral, are there any specific risks to helping your employer find your new boss? My boss (2 levels up) is trying to fill a senior role(my manager or ...
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Is it common to be dismissed during the probation period?

Recently I started a new job in a publishing company and is serving a 6 month probation period. It is my first job since I graduated 6 months ago. I feel that many people are scrutinizing my work ...
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How can I get my organization to stop using email for everything [closed]

My organization uses email among a few departments to handle several processes, including user support and HR actions. This causes lots of messages and replies to go to many people who may not be ...
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How to respond to “tell us about yourself” in an interview? [duplicate]

I have been job hunting for a few months, as of writing. I have gone through a number of interviews, in some of which the interviewer/hiring manager has asked "could you tell us about yourself?&...
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Is the concept of multiple projects normal in the IT industry?

I am in a service based IT company in India. I have been working on a government project for seven months (say Project 1) . I did almost 50% of the content here, and also, I have to deal with the ...
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Coworker asking to borrow money in front of other people

Summary: Can it be viewed as unprofessional/suspicious to hand small amounts of money to a colleague in an office setting? On two different occasions, when I was working in an office, two coworkers ...
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Pulled out of job interview - they want to talk to me about my reasons [closed]

I applied for a tech job, went through several rounds of interviews and got called to the final round. However, I did not like the job and decided to pull out of the process. Wrote a polite email ...
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New in corporate environment, feeling miserable because of peer attitude [closed]

Diagram of Huge Huge Company and clash between SC and SI I'll call the actors SC (Successful Consultant) and SI (Successful Imposter) SI had a technical role for 7 years, although he's not a ...
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Direct technical manager disrespects my technical feedback, unmotivated at work

I'm a software developer working in a small company. My tasks are to write code based on requirements passed from above. I've been working in similar jobs in the past and enjoyed them a lot, and have ...
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Should I accept a full time job knowing I will not be able to commit long term to it, while employer expects me to do so?

Summary: I am unemployed and was offered an entry-level software job. They expect me to stay for longer time but I want to find "ideal" job instead. I have few potential offers lined up over ...

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