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Approach Sales Manager about fake reference list

I work for a manufacturing company (in EU), and it has come to my attention that the Sales Manager issued a reference list for a project on which I worked as a Senior Engineer. Upon review, I ...
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How can I help an employee improve their communication skills?

I'm currently a team lead at an IT company, managing a team of 5 software engineers + a PM. Our main role is to maintain and upgrade a SaaS product used by internal and external employees. We work ...
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Western recruiters' sentiment towards a long work experience in China [closed]

As a foreigner, I've been working at a big tech company in Mainland China for over 4 years and I increasingly feel the work culture of this company does not align well with my personal values. ...
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phone call before job application

I am an expat in Norway and applying for a student consultant position at a university. I am planning to call the contact person listed on the anouncement. Could I ask about when they expect to ...
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Working with an overloaded and stressed manager

I have an intense job where we have 20 things going at the same time, all of them urgent, most of them late, and new ones falling down the skies each day. I am a mid-level software engineer and my ...
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Should I take all my notes code from my actual job after leaving or should I help them after leaving?

Right now I am working as an intern in a unit of a non-profit foundation. I am faced with an ethical dilemma, which is that I have been given the opportunity to start working as a biostatistician, ...
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Can i move to Europe as an ios developer from Pakistan?

I am a 25 year old pakistani with education upto Intermediate which is equivalent to A levels. I am currently working as an iOS developer for 1.5 years. Is it possible for me to get a job anywhere in ...
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Boss revoked promised pay rise because I decided to leave in about two months - Is this something to be expected?

I have been working at a software development company with ~10 colleagues for approximately 1 year now, and in the last couple of months I have decided that, for reasons relevant to my (lack of) ...
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Is it allowed to follow already paid courses during notice period [closed]

The company has paid for some online courses for another colleague. This course is available for everyone to follow in his team since it is already paid for. Is it moral and usually OK to pursue those ...
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What does "salaried" vs. "hourly" mean in a European (?) context?

I am confused about the meaning of "salaried" vs. "hourly" payment, when it comes to matching it up with work life as I know it. I think I know the abstract definition; to ...
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How much handholding can a Junior Software Developer expect in a very small company?

After my masters degree I am now at my first job as a software developer a little over 3 months and am seriously questioning if this job and software development in general is suited for me. My ...
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Client stop giving me hourly billable work during the notice period [closed]

I am a freelancer and currently working with a client found through an agency. The contract was drafted by the agency. It says: The Freelancer supports according to the needs of %agency% and %client%,...
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Benefits and risks of telling new employers I have a heart problem I am recovering from

What are the benefits and risks of telling new employers I have a heart problem I am recovering from? If it was you would you tell new employers? I work as a software engineer.
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How to list an old-style university degree with a modern Bologna-style degree in a CV?

On a standard CV template, the "education field" for someone who has an engineering degree, usually looks like this: MSc in XXX, University X, 2010-2012 BSc in XXX, University X, 2007-2010 ...
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How to refuse a business trip due to low budget

My boss wants me to take a business trip to meet some team members. This business trip has no other value than just hanging out in person. The given budget for the accommodation would get me a hostel-...
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Is it a good salary negotiation tactic to say, "Make me an offer and I will either accept it or walk away"? [closed]

I've recently relocated to Europe, and people negotiate here very differently from what I am used to. Long story short, I'd like to ask how European employers would react in the following scenario: ...
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Is it appropriate to ask HR how to address them by name?

This question may seem a bit over-anxious, but want to make sure that I'm as polite and correct as possible. I've been communicating by email with an HR about my hiring and relocation process. The HR ...
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I have overseen a note where my job function is potentially going to change, how do I proceed?

During the daily stand-up, I have seen a note from the newly employed scrum master that they are unsure what to do with me. He was screen sharing and accidentally pulled up his notes for a split ...
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How to politely get out of a carpooling situation as the car owner [closed]

I found myself in a developing carpooling situation as a daily driver. My colleague approached me the other day and asked if I could drop him off. He doesn't live far away from me and doesn't expect ...
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Ethical concerns vs customers after many years with the same employer [closed]

TL;DR Working at Mega Corp for 15+ years, somewhere in EU. We build high-tech stuff to automate factory production. Moral concerns about what customers do with my products. But I may lack the ...
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If I delay the interview process with a company due to vacation, do I increase the probability that they hire someone else?

I have a vacation coming up and I am in the process of interviewing with a company. I told them that I will be going on vacation and they said that it's fine, that I can continue the interview process ...
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Would it be appropriate to ask to bring along my partner to an overseas office visit?

I live and work in the EU, for the local branch of a global company. The company's headquarters are in the US. I have plans to go there for vacation soon, and I'll be staying a few days in the city ...
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How to prevent stress on the job from affecting my well-being

I'm working in the EU at a job where the expectation is that you will work 12+h/ day. When I open my laptop on the weekend I see half of my team is there. (It's a typical Monday though Friday office ...
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Working on unrelated tasks

I've recently moved abroad for work since there isn't any similar position in my home country. However the tasks I've been given have only insignificant (to me) overlap with my position at the company....
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Huge raise but required to stay for 2 years [closed]

Throw away account and keeping details brief. My current employeer is trying to stop exodus in my department. As an attempt they are offering substantial raise, which would put me slightly above ...
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What to do about manager who's hard on me because I'm sick?

Ever since I returned from a substantial timeoff due to serious sickness, my manager has been very critical of me. I still complete my tasks and get my job done but because I'm still sick and not yet ...
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Logistics of living in EU and working for an US company

I’m a software engineer with almost 3 years of experience and I’ve been having a little look around the job market and I came across a full remote job from a credible company in the US. This would be ...
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How to convey during an interview that I want to do my masters, without turning away the opportunity?

I'm entering my last semester of my bachelor's, and recently I've been offered several interviews. One of these companies is a really prestigious one, and my application to this company have been ...
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When should I resign while the company is re-organizing?

In the last couple of weeks, I've been in contact with another company for a great position. Although this other company offered me the position some days ago already, only today I've received the ...
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Engineer asks for a title change and raise with a change of responsibilities

We have an internal startup of a new kind of specialized service, staffed with resources from a larger engineering department. One key Engineer of that startup is leaving the company and their role ...
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Ghosted after positive reference check; How long should I wait?

I had technical and HR interviews with a company last month. Both went well, and they wanted me to submit my references. This was in the last week of October, and I got a reply from the hiring manager ...
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Can my employer legally monitor my personal network activity when I'm working from home?

I work from home most of the time. I use my corporate laptop for work, and I keep my personal laptop open as a second monitor, for internet research. Whenever I open Google Translate or Linguee on my ...
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Can I work abroad (Europe) for a U.S. company? [closed]

As the title says can I stay in Europe for a couple weeks to a month while working for a U.S. company? I do not plan on staying for more than a month in Europe, but if possible, would like to go a ...
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Accept job offer/opportunity meeting knowing not to accept it for now?

I was contacted by the academic director of the most prestigious institute at our university (with strong contacts to world-leading corporations) and was asked for a meeting. The director wanted to ...
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Having strongly negative emotions after interview - am I overreacting? [closed]

Recently I've had an initial interview for a new job in my dream sector of aerospace after completing their coding test task. I strongly believe I did a great job on the test task (but I acknowledge ...
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Next career steps after delivering major success?

I'm an experienced IT professional working in various roles in the industry. About 2 years ago I was hired by Bigcorp in a specific role, head of Devops for one of their products. In this role, I took ...
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How can I best refuse to be put on the list of employees on my company's website?

I work for a small company (in Europe) with 150 employees and on their website they have a list of employees with names, photos and positions. I'm currently not there but have been asked to provide a ...
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How to avoid volunteering for work on extra tasks

Summary: My colleague asked me for "recommendations" on how to fix something in their area of authority. I provided steps to resolve it. Now I feel that my colleague is trying to share these ...
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How to work with a boss that prefers to work with the opposite sex?

TLDR: my line manager prefers to give's me a higher workload and smaller deadlines, asks me to coach his new hires but then questions my professionalism in front of the junior team members, shows ...
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How do I tell my employer for 2nd (or is it the 3rd) time that I no longer want to relocate? [closed]

My employer has offices in multiple EU countries. Two months ago I asked my employer to relocate. Initially at the end of the year. Then at end of September. They agreed and prepared a new contract. I ...
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Do I need to mention unfinished university degree on my resume?

After graduating high school, I enrolled at university to study subject A. But due to a combination of things (major health issues, family problems, isolation and no support) I didn't perform as well ...
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Can you ask the recruiter to delete your CV after being rejected?

Can you ask the recruiter to delete your CV from their database after being rejected without any feedback? This is under the GDPR, in EU. The reason - not keeping your information. The rejection ...
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How to participate in discussions on company strategy / culture when you may be leaving (and your boss knows)?

I work at a small software start-up (~5 employees, started 4 years ago). I knew my bosses already personally before joining about 2 years ago. Most of us have basically only development experience, ...
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Applying for a new job with intention to relocate in future

In the last year, I changed the job and moved to another country. The decision was dictated by social security and political changes in my home country. Both countries are in the European Union and I ...
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How can I make sure my colleagues understood my explanation?

A few years ago, when I was a trainee developer at my current company, there were some rare situations when my supervisor would explain something to me about one of my tasks, after which he would ask ...
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Company didn't warn me my interview would be a panel interview with 9 people

Recently I had an online interview (Zoom call) at one of the universities for the PhD position in space physics. The secretary (she contacted me by email) sent to me the date and time slot of the ...
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Professional Crisis & Crunch Time: Jobs besides working as a Developer?

I (27) am in a crisis right now. I don't want to work as a developer anymore. The job has taken all the fun out of coding for me.What other jobs are there in the software industry that are real to get ...
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Responding to political doxxing

Today I was approached by my direct manager, warning me that the company has been approached by an unidentified person with some accusation with regards to my political preferences. No further details ...
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How to handle team-member that is thinking about leaving company

I used to manage a small team a while back, but I switched to another division within the same company a few months ago. In that team I used to do regular 1-on-1s to see if the people in my team were ...
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Can an EU employer share that I've applied for a position with someone?

I have applied to a company in the EU. The person handling this process is in touch with someone (say, a campus ambassador) in my university (to advertise this opportunity in our university; there are ...
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