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Access of my work computer by other employees

When I left the office one day and forgot to lock my computer, a colleague said out loud to 2 other employees in the office, something to the effect of: “What is he watching on his computer?” The 2 ...
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How might I explain to my HR that, despite being physically able/fit to work, that I can't return to work due to my surgery and job demands?

I took some time off work for reconstructive surgery to remove a problematic implant and replace my penile implant. I informed my work that I would be out for 6 to 8 weeks, but I had hoped to return ...
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Applying to job postings that ask for personal information like address upfront

I've been applying to job postings. Sometimes the application forms ask for my home address. I would rather not give this to a random company I found on a job board, at least not in the initial step ...
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What are my rights if an old employer claims they overpaid my pension contributions and is demanding repayment? [closed]

I was working for a company under contract from 20th September 2021 to 31st October 2022 during which time I was an employee of an umbrella company as the contract was deemed to be inside IR35. I was ...
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I can't figure out how to (whether to) report an unethical culture

EDIT: this is different from the other questions on ethics because I’ve already reported it and nothing was done. I’m now faced with the decision of how to elevate it, if it all. I'm a new employee in ...
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How to maintain good boundaries when manipulative co-worker and boss have years-long relationship at previous jobs?

I'm a new senior developer. There's a manager and a junior dev. The junior dev and the manager have worked together at another company and have a strong relationship. This week, the junior dev called ...
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Who's responsibility is it to make sure assets get returned?

I was laid off from my regular job and have been working part time contracts for a staffing agency. The other day I was asked to hand out flyers for a new businesses. Overall the work went well but ...
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Is pair programming a team lead or a tech lead decision?

I am a tech lead in a team. I was doing a lot of the team lead work because there was no team lead up to now. The team has mixed feelings about pair programming. The main reason for this is that some ...
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How can I convince the tech lead to improve our coding standards?

We have a big messy project on Java, a family of desktop Swing applications. It's 20 years old If you believe you've seen the worst of it, you haven't. This is (some of) what happens when you have no ...
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Advancing one's career in the field of data annotation [closed]

I am currently working as a data annotator at a large organization and am looking for advice on how to advance my career in this field. My google searches for "career advancement as a data ...
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how to ask for relieving letter if I was terminated due to not clearing exam?

I was terminated for not clearing one exam in a company. It was in probation period. they didnt give me relieving letter and resignation acceptance letter . Its been 1.5 yrs. now other company wants ...
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Workplace Colleague making Personal Comments

It’s been a while since i started working at a company where this one guy says personal comments about me and teases in front of other people. Here are some examples: In the past, in front of other ...
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Is team retrospective overriding team lead and tech lead

I have the following question. My team consists of tech lead that has been driving also the development process and a newly assigned team lead. The tech lead is reporting not to the team lead but to ...
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Could I be blacklisted from applying to a company after submitting non-identical resumes? [closed]

Hello I think I messed up… I applied to two different internships at the same company, but for each internship, I used a different email and resume. The reason I did this was to make myself eligible ...
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Asking employer to relocate me back to origin city after moving internationally

Around a year ago, I asked the company I work for to relocate me to a foreign country mainly for personal reasons, specifically to be close to family. In addition to this, I had the idea that it would ...
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Reapplying with the same background but no hire because of background

I worked for a company for a year and a half. It's a very large company and during that time, I was injured and was out of work on workman's comp which they tried not to pay me (but that's another ...
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Director forcing an all day meeting on an off day before a holiday

I'm really not sure how I should be addressing this, but I am very frustrated. My organization works 9/80's, which means we work 9 hours per day and take every other Friday off. Next Friday (the day ...
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Tricky end of contract situation

My fixed-term contract is ending in August and I am debating how to go forward. I am in a company where the CEO (My N+2) wants (said that multiple times) to be informed if I am looking at leaving the ...
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Started new role in company, coworker believes they are my boss but they are not

Background I've been with my company for five years and have the most seniority (seniority doesn't really mean much other than scheduling shifts and general knowledge). I offset my regular full-time ...
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Board of directors consist of mostly directors from core customers [closed]

I am in a setting where I had to step into the board meeting in the company I work for, in lieu of my boss (CTO). My responsibility was to share an update on how the company is working with security ...
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Any stats for advertised jobs in IT by country over time? [closed]

I would like to see how the count of advertised jobs in IT changed over time in Australia. Are there any source? Maybe some site that would read count of jobs in Australia, say on linkedin, every ...
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Thanking admin/HR for deadline exceptions

I just finished grad school at a large public university, although this question is more about workplace etiquette than anything specific to academia. Due to a combination of poor planning and ...
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The employer gives a job, but asks for a “plan” of work with a horizon until the end of summer

So, this is a continuation of my topics :) This and this. I need some advice. I found a scientific group (part of a large scientific institute). The lab staff includes several dozen people, about half ...
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Do you mention courses on your CV if you don't feel confident with them?

Over the last couple of years I've taken a couple of online courses through Coursera: Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Machine Learning. I've also been to a summer school on plasma physics. ...
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What else can be done to manage work stress and mental health issues?

For the past couple of months been dealing with mental health issues (General Anxiety & Severe Depression), diagnosed by a healthcare provider. I decided to bring my situation to my supervisor's ...
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How long can my employer put me on suspension for?

I received a job offer and signed a contract. It then took maybe two weeks to fulfill some onboarding tasks and submit some documents. Then after being fully approved I was confirmed to begin training....
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Overworked as Part-Time Contractor; Considering Exiting Before Starting Full-Time

I have been brought on a team as a remote part-time contractor. Everyone is under high stress. I had a good working relationship with people on the team before, so I signed a full-time offer on the ...
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How do you better evaluate a potential “flight risk”?

As a relatively new hiring manager in the tech industry at a fully remote company, I've encountered numerous candidates in the Bay Area interested in the open role. However, their salary expectations ...
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Applying for remote EU position from the US. How to answer, "Are you eligible to work in the EU?"

I am a US citizen living in the US. I have been looking for a new remote based job and a lot of the jobs that interest me have been posted by countries in the EU. When I apply for the jobs, I ...
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What kind of tech stack details should be shared in a software engineering career portfolio?

I'm creating my first career portfolio and I'm a little uncertain as to how much I should be sharing regarding the tech stack used in my work experiences. For context, here's a complete rundown of ...
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How do I write a resume with no references, bad history and a 4 yr disability gap?

I'm 35 and I've been on disability since 2021 for spinal stenosis but, due to a stupid error on my part, I'm about to lose my benefits and I'm panicking because I don't know how to write a resume with ...
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Unsatisfied by my progress as a software developer

It's been almost a year since I landed my first job as a developer. During this time the things I have done are: solved minor bugs, solved major bugs, implemented a new feature into a product. But I ...
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How to confirm responsibilities of team members and then bring up to upper management?

Background Team: test automation developer Position level: (lowest level, I would say entry) Note: I am by far the least experienced on my team in terms of education and working years. Also, I believe ...
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How can I save a dating relationship when I am promoted and she will be in my vertical reporting chain?

I had been promoted to recently and my division at the company where I work is being reorganized. I had been dating my colleague for slightly less than 1 year in which she was a previously a project ...
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How do you best deal with the boss that has no design experience?

As a software developer tasked with design responsibilities at our organization, I frequently encounter challenges in securing alignment between our design decisions and the preferences of our CEO. ...
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Is it advisable to switch job in first few months for better pay?

I joined company A with pay X but within a month I got better pay Y from company B. Suppose if I chose to join company B. Will it be an issue in future? Like will my future employers think he is just ...
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Can an employee be made to pay back training costs when resigning from the company?

(United Kingdom) I have worked for this company for the last 6 months and was enrolled onto a level 4 course within my first week of work. I did not ask to join this training course and was told I had ...
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How common is voluntary (unauthorised) overtime during public holidays in the IT sector of Germany?

This is not a legal question. I am aware of the legislation regarding overtime in Germany; and there are plenty of posts here (e.g. WorkplaceSE/46653, WorkplaceSE/45108, etc.) that discuss the legal ...
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When applying for a job, should I mention that I previously declined a job offer from a sister company?

I have applied for a job at Company "A" a few months ago. The recruitment process went smoothly, and at the end I got a job offer. However, I politely declined the offer, since I also got a ...
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Dismissive and uncommunicative coworker when there are clear signs of tension

I have worked with a more junior coworker for some time and recently there has been both degradation in the quality of communication between he and me (curt answers, rude interruptions) and uptick in ...
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How do you manage to keep sanity when having high equity [closed]

I am roughly high upper class, more value less loan. Now the thing is that with my equity valuation comes a lot of work. Example I have small Airbnb business on top of that I rent out some office ...
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Can I negotiate garden leave with my tech boss?

My European employer is undergoing a transformation. During this process I attempted to negotiate which team I got and then my line manager dropped a bomb about him not being satisfied with my ...
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Old company contacted new company, now my offer was rescinded [closed]

After giving 2 weeks' notice to my now ex-employer and receiving an offer letter from my employer-to-be, my ex-employer bad-mouthed me severely in a 3-way call with the VP and president of my new ...
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Is it wrong to keep looking?

After half a year of applying, I FINALLY got an interview that led to a job offer and it was a hybrid role, which was a huge plus since my wife just headed out on a 9 month deployment with the Army. ...
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How detailed should I be with client quotes when competitors might under quote to get a client?

The idea is that if I make a quote with all the prices of components and labor, the client may take that quote to my competitor, who may under quote to get the job. I would really prefer to have a ...
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How do I approach going back to an old company?

I previously worked for this logistics company for almost two years. It was a startup at the time and I was the second hire. At the end of the two years, we had grown this company to almost 50 people. ...
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How do I order signatures on a letter from my organization and 6 others?

I am writing a letter jointly from my employer and multiple interested organizations. The letter will feature the names of all heads of organisations but it will be using my employer's letterhead and ...
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Transition from testing to software development. What can I do to make myself a better candidate for software engineering roles?

My background is in engineering (EE) and testing, and I'm trying to get into software engineering / development. I'm mostly self-taught, and I'm not sure if I'm going in the right direction with this ...
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Is it worth it to report hostile work environment to the HR or it would be futile exercise and can backfire?

Okay, so I have been working for Company P (Parent company) where I am assigned to Company C (Client company). I have been with the parent company for 3 years and have recently been assigned to client ...
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Should I bring up my fear of being fired during my performance review with my manager?

In the company I currently work at, I noticed that on average people in my team leave at a rate of about 1 person a month. New people are being hired, but 1 person who was previously in the team ...
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