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2answers
35 views

Send unsolicited application for a different location

I am currently on a job hunt and found a company that I would really like to work for. They have offices in three cities A,B,C (in europe, about 600km apart) with the main office in city A. On the ...
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0answers
50 views

follow up on salary negotiation

I have a bit of situation, on Friday I had a discussion about salary negotiation, it's been 3 working days now with no reply. My discussion went well as I just asked 3000 more than what I was ...
0
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3answers
155 views

How can I ask my manager to give me a break from the current project?

For past 4-5 months I've been engaged in an independent project in my company. What I'm building is going to be used internally. 4 months ago, a senior architect (now a non-technical upper manager) ...
0
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1answer
88 views

How can I clarify reporting structures, within the team, without sounding egomaniacal?

I work for a large public-sector organisation, in a managerial capacity, based in the UK. I started on this role about two months ago and then another team member was recruited, who I believe, as per ...
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0answers
73 views

A good strategy for the next level?

I am a senior software engineer in a pre-IPO company at Bay area. I want to be promoted to the next level. Tech lead to be specific. However, our team already has a tech lead. Is it a good strategy to ...
2
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2answers
126 views

Upcoming medical examination and interview the same day; how to handle PTO with current boss?

So I’ve got an interview Friday with a job that seems like the perfect fit. My current work situation has become increasingly toxic and has forced me to seek new opportunities. That being said, I am ...
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0answers
63 views

Legally, am I entitled for compesation for delayed hiring process [on hold]

I recently landed a job offer with this big company. They promised to take care of all the paper work (visa fee, medical, flight ticket etc). After signing my offer letter plus cotract which stated a ...
1
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1answer
220 views

Should I commit to a job I cannot afford to keep? [on hold]

An agency is submitting me to a job that has plenty of upsides, except for the pay. The jobs I typically get, and the ones I've been applying to lately, pay about twice what this one does. I will have ...
0
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0answers
111 views

Asking for a “fair” pay raise [duplicate]

I live near the border to another country and work there. The salaries are much higher compared to the country where I live. When I applied for the job two year ago, I didn't know exactly how much a ...
2
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2answers
245 views

Disclosing details of my previous employment to my new employer

Short explanation, because it's probably important to my question: Not too long ago I left my previous place of employment, let's call it Company A. I was working as department lead, and I left due to ...
4
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1answer
281 views

Intern confused about my situation [on hold]

I am an intern going through some problems at work and I would really appreciate advice from more experienced people. I am a 4th year applied computer science student interning at a very small e-...
1
vote
1answer
439 views

How do I effectively succeed with a co-worker who is an obnoxious self-promoter?

My situation is that we're two team-managers leading a team of 8 other guys. I've got a co-worker who is regularly condescending to everyone. When a question is posed to the team he shouts everyone ...
0
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2answers
179 views

Applying for different job after rejection at the same company

I wanted to apply for two positions at the same (small) company. Because I am desperate for work, I applied for a position which I don't like but where I have more experience. They got back to me fast,...
44
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9answers
14k views

Co-Worker sabotages my work life

This is happening in central europe. So basically I got this co-worker (let's call her Stacy) who regularly tries to undermine me. She disrupts my work, puts me in a bad light and doesn't cooperate ...
5
votes
2answers
224 views

Ask employee for self-assessment (for evaluation purposes)

As team leader of 7 people, I'll have to run the evaluation process with each of them. For few of them, the past year was not really a good year (from my point of view) as I had to correct them ...
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0answers
135 views

How much time required for full exact replica of chess.com iOS app? [on hold]

My employer is forcing us to develop exact replica of chess.com iOS app in 4 months. They already have the chess app for desktop & .NET based server. But a lot of customization is required on ...
1
vote
1answer
214 views

Do recruiters intentionally have multiple phone numbers?

I've discovered two recruiters now - who everytime they call me, they call from a different number. This makes it difficult to tag their number with the name to know who's calling - it's always an ...
69
votes
5answers
8k views

CA employee being misclassified as a contractor, what can I do about it?

I was hired as a graphic designer at a locally owned stationery store in California about a month and a half ago. From the start I knew something was kind of strange, as I was hired for full time but ...
6
votes
0answers
172 views

Politics and promotion after angering now-retiring senior employee [on hold]

TL;DR My superiors told me I'm the best candidate for a promotion, but someone else is being officially considered with higher favor due to me offending the person who is resigning (and opening up ...
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votes
0answers
43 views

How do I follow up on a position that was offered [duplicate]

I interviewed for a position twice. I sent a thank you email and the interviewed informed me that she felt I was a fit for their agency and I will be hearing from HR. I have not heard back since, It ...
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votes
4answers
375 views

Can I leverage the fact that I haven't signed a contract yet?

I've been working at a newly established firm for over a month and I haven't signed a contract yet. HR kept telling me that they needed time to prepare contracts for everyone, but I've asked almost ...
4
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7answers
905 views

Answering The Question: How Many People Work Here?

As a small business owner, you might have anywhere from 1-3 people working for you. Sometimes, it's just yourself. When someone comes into the office for an interview, it's usually just the business ...
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0answers
117 views

Name of problem with an interviewer and should training be warranted? [on hold]

If an interviewer interjected often during an interview with um, eem or I see, aha and so on, all quiet and under their breath, would you think this is proper? Also, can you tell me if there is a ...
5
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3answers
621 views

Blogging about techniques researched during working hours

I am a programmer for an mobile app development company, specifically for the server side. I am wondering whether it is bad to write a blog about techniques learned during working hours. I am not ...
1
vote
2answers
272 views

Non union employee included in bargaining unit [on hold]

My company is going through a consultation at the moment with the possibility of redundancies. As part of this I have received a letter to say that I will be represented by the Union, even though I ...
3
votes
4answers
280 views

Interviewee strategy: show problem solving, or be communicative?

I've been a full time programmer for some five years now. I've never had a programming test in an interview, and I've worked for three small mobile game dev companies. I've always felt competent at my ...
0
votes
1answer
356 views

How to remove guilt from accepting job promotion?

My friend has been at a company for just short of a year. Recently a senior job role came up for internal staff only so they applied. When his colleagues found out he'd applied everyone was angry as ...
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votes
4answers
189 views

How to teach an unwilling coworker better coding practices [duplicate]

I have a coworker who is a bit older than me and doesn't follow good coding practices. His coding style is like the wild west - no encapsulation, no reviews (aka run from them, commit on master...). ...
2
votes
1answer
596 views

Tell my potential employer about my college

I was a Master's student at a university and got suspended for reasons. I have 2 courses left before I can get my Master's. It has been about 4 years since I've been out of college and I'd taken a ...
1
vote
4answers
463 views

How to solve this shared resources problem at my workplace?

We have some shared resources at my workplace, namely: the dishwasher the coffee machine the kitchen sink and we have a policy on how to use them: Dishwasher If you have some dishes which need ...
38
votes
6answers
11k views

Unwritten addition to my role

I'm currently the System Administrator for a small manufacturer based in the UK. I've a fairly well defined role, which I am currently happy with. Recently I was asked to assist in the role of a ...
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0answers
117 views

Holiday entitlement [on hold]

Employees who work full time are entitled to 20 days holiday, I work 4 days per week and my employer says I am entitled to 11 days per year , this doesn't seem right
5
votes
3answers
665 views

How do I deal with an unreliable employer?

I am currently in the process of getting a job at a small company. I have known the owners of the company for a while, and they have expressed interest in hiring me. My problem is that they are ...
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votes
0answers
100 views

How to explain 2 year gap between 12th and BTech in campus placements in india? [on hold]

I took the drop so that I can prepare for IIT JEE and get a good college, as I haven't prepared for it in my school years. Will this be a good reason for the interviewer when he ask me about the 2 ...
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votes
1answer
63 views

What are some qualities I should look for in a tech recuiter? [on hold]

I've seen, on this site and others, and been told, many times "find a good recruiter and ...". I've never used a recruiter, and The Internets seem to love and hate them. I presume that the love ...
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votes
0answers
116 views

How much of an achievement is a merit of the CEO? [on hold]

I often read that the achievements of a company were possible mainly thanks to the CEO. When a big company increases dramatically its revenue, it is said that it was thanks to its CEO. So, I was ...
13
votes
5answers
4k views

How to politely ask “pretentious” engineers to simplify language

I spent a lot of time thinking on this question so that it can have an answer, so please inform me if it needs modification since I really need help with this problem. I am one of 10 team leads for ...
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votes
2answers
280 views

How to write a daily status report mail to manager

I am a software engineer of 7+ years of experience and working in a application in which only 2 resources. My reporting manager is busy with other work and on daily basis we have very little ...
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votes
1answer
210 views

What is the most effective way to respond to illegal interview questions both on and offline? [on hold]

When interviewers ask personal questions that violate federal and state laws, what is the best way to respond besides stating the obvious? I would feel that if I stated that the question was illegal, ...
5
votes
4answers
452 views

How to be gracious with foreign domain knowledge?

I have ended up in a position that perfectly matches my experience and education, and as a result have been doing well. I have been able to accomplish some tasks that my seniors were not able to, and ...
0
votes
2answers
162 views

Before * months period — when can I give notice so i can keep my sign on bonus? [on hold]

In my contract I have a clause that says "[...] in case that employee leaves before 12 months period, the employer [...]". It'll say that employer shall reclaim my sign on bonus. My question is, ...
2
votes
2answers
259 views

How to decline additional responsibilities because I'm planning on leaving the company?

I have been working for a multinational company in Portugal for approximately 4 years. My manager is on an indeterminate leave and I have been acting as her back-up, because I am the person with ...
0
votes
2answers
638 views

How to deal with constantly bragging co-worker?

recently a new collegue started to work for the IT company I work for. He seems quite polite and nice but when it comes to lunch time he very often brags and - for lack of a better word - talks utter ...
1
vote
3answers
474 views

In the US, can a job with a religious institution require that I am a member of that institution?

I have seen job postings like the following: Software Development Engineer 5 Company Name = The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Company Location = Riverton https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/...
0
votes
2answers
78 views

While on a temp-to-perm assignment, how can I effectively ask for time off in order to interview for full-time positions?

I've been working while on a temp-to-perm contract, and recently a couple friends have helped to directly refer me to their companies - the recruiters of both companies promptly scheduled me for ...
-1
votes
1answer
371 views

My manager wants me to start facing with clients without proper training..? [on hold]

So I've been with the company for eight months and it's been hard getting proper training I needed to do the job. I almost have to beg/bother my colleagues to help me since there is no offical ...
-5
votes
1answer
116 views

How much should I ask as an Atlassian administrator? [duplicate]

could you please help me figure out my salary? For me, it is not easy to figure the salary range for this one, since not a lot of people I know work in this area so I have little to compare with. I ...
1
vote
2answers
261 views

why do recruiters want to schedule calls if they do not have a relevant job offer?

I have been consistently encountering a pattern of recruiter interaction for several years on a regular basis, about 20 times in total. It starts with a specific, detailed request, dispatched ...
2
votes
1answer
128 views

Job Offer Switch [on hold]

I have completed 2 interviews for a position selling furniture. The second interview was with the person doing the hiring and she seemed really positive about me getting the job. Today I was called ...
3
votes
3answers
271 views

What is the right approach to handle bossy co-worker?

I’ve joined a robotics team in a consulting firm one month ago. I don’t have any work experience so I’m quite new to almost everything. My co-worker, let’s say X, has been working on this area for one ...

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