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Appropriate thing to say behind someone's back? [closed]

During a conference, everyone from the office stands together for a group photo, our boss stands somewhere on the sides lines, near to a very attractive female coworker. A few people tell him not to ...
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Questions regarding attire, working hours, and general work [closed]

This is my third year back at this place of work (summer internship, 3 or so months), and they're excited to have me back. However, I feel a bit sheepish to ask the following questions: Last year, ...
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Does it come across negatively when I leave work at 16:00 on the dot? [duplicate]

So I work 7.5 hours/day, from 08:00 till 16:00. My hours are flexible to an extent so I can start later and finish later, or have a longer lunch and finish later, etc. I have a 1.5 hour commute to/...
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UK - Dye my hair blue - Can this be an issue? [closed]

Country: England - UK Field: Software Development (Not customer facing) I was at the work summer party the other day, and asked my boss if I could dye my hair blue; he's pretty high up the chain (CTO)...
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Will an eccentric personal style hinder my chances of being hired at a tech company?

I am planning on applying to work for a major tech company. I have worked for smaller-sized companies before that conducted business online and there was never a policy for dress code. It seems like ...
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How to not show sleep deprivation at work?

For the last couple of days, I have been having great trouble sleeping at 'normal' hours. I feel it is starting to affect my work, as greater headaches are starting to climb through the painkillers. ...
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How should I address wearing a piercing to my boss after three months of working?

I started working as a programmer 3 months ago in a small company (only five persons, including my boss) in southern Germany. Usually I wear a piercing in my nasal septum, but for a more professional ...
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Will glasses make me look more professional? [closed]

This may come off as vanity, but like many aspects of personal grooming, it's the small things that add a lot both in terms of reception and perception. And I've found that being perceived as smart or ...
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How Long After Being Hired is it Acceptable to Re-Grow Facial Hair [closed]

I know this may sound absurd, but I feel like it's definitely a legitimate question... To preface - I'm currently looking for full-time employment as a software developer, and I've progressed past ...
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At age 25, is it still okay to wear dental braces to work?

I had braces as a young teen but I bent my retainers when we went on vacation one year. I had the old fashioned retainers that were pink and plastic with a metal bar connected to it. I am now 25, and ...
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Should I inform my employer of plans to get more visible tattoos?

A bit of background: I have one visible tattoo, directly on my hand. Since I've started my job 7 months ago fresh out of college, it hasn't been mentioned once. Now, there are a lot of other tattoos ...
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Addressing my weight as a job seeker

I'm a woman in my 30s and about 80 pounds overweight. I gained weight because of a drug I took to fight a life-threatening illness. I've recovered but need to remain on the drug, and so I've been told ...
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I am a female working in the oil and gas industry and am thinking of shaving my head for a cancer fundraiser

I am a female working in the field in the oil and gas industry. I ultimately would like to progress to a more senior role which could possibly transition to an office role. I am thinking of shaving ...
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What are the general rules of thumb regarding the “unshaven” look [duplicate]

I started work a month ago, and i was wondering if it was professional if I started sporting a 5 o'clock shadow.
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Do you keep your suit jacket on during an interview?

What is the consensus - during an interview, do you keep your suit jacket on or off? What is the impression it gives if the suit jacket is taken off during the interview?