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How to cooperate with people not willing to go beyond just necessary? [on hold]

I work in a big software company as entry level employee. In my team, there are two seniors. As of now, work is not very interesting (mainly documentation). As usual, my team does not like ...
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What should I do when colleagues keep commenting on my attire?

What should I do when my colleagues, on finding me wearing new dresses to work, are greeting me with "Happy birthday" everyday in a sarcastic way? I am just mix and matching my attire in a formal way....
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Is it reasonable to send warning over a phone going off [closed]

I work as a software developer in an IT service company. Our office has about 50 people. Usually we have our phones on silent mode. Once in a while (approx 1-2 times a month) a phone goes off, since ...
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Hiding last date of previous employment [closed]

I live in India.My new employer expects me to join them after 60 days. My notice period with old employer is 90 days. However, I gave my resignation 80 days before and I have just 10 days more to ...
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Should I agree to accept any further addition of rules to the company policy? [closed]

I have been a senior software engineer in an Indian based company and owners of the company are an Indian as well for the last two years. Recently all employees were given an agreement to sign. Below ...
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Is this inappropriate to say to a boss?

I am a site engineer. Once, my project manager called me and yelled at me because I was not around when a delivery arrived. I told my manager I was in the toilet at the time, which is a true. ...
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Should you group achievements by organization or include them project wise? [closed]

Lot of international or impactful resumes I see, mention the achievements or duties performed group at organization level under Work Experience section. Example: Organization name - Work done ...
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Will a negative remark in my relieving letter affect my career prospects?

During his tenure with us he was undergoing training in functionality safety and has not added any value to the organization. He was relived from his services immediately after his resignation. ...
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What do if new employer wants the relieving letter at the time of joining, but previous employer will provide it later? [duplicate]

My previous employer did not provide me the relieving letter on the last working day. The HR says they will give me the relieving letter and experience letter after 45 days. My new employer says ...
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I have absconded from a reputed company after 7 working days before signing any offer letter. What could be the consequences?

I joined a reputed company in India, and worked there for 7 days. They did not provide me any offer/appointment/joining letter until that time. I haven't signed any document stating the notice period ...
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Should we mention 45 days work experience to employer?

I am an IT employee, I've worked totally for 3 organizations until now. In the second organization I worked only for 45 days while in third organization I completed 3 years. Now I am going to join ...
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Got offer letter, submitted documents but didn't join, now they are asking for money to return my documents?

I interviewed at this software company say X. I got the job offer letter. They asked me to submit my original documents at the time of offer discussion. I submitted the final semester original ...
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Job search without relieving letter from previous employer [duplicate]

I was working with one of Indian MNC as an AM in Mumbai for 1 year. As I was facing some serious health issues there my doctors suggested me to move to the north side of the country which is also my ...
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Left the job without serving notice period and now I'm in an interview with an MNC. Should I be worried ? Will they find out?

This is going to be long, so please bear with me. After my graduation, I immediately joined a company. I worked there for about 5 months and I resigned from my job there to go to a better company. ...
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Training my subordinates to be interviewers

I work for a company where there are regular job walk-ins or scheduled face-to-face interviews. A few relevant technical staff would be selected to be interviewers and they would be part of the panel. ...
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Is my job offer sure? [closed]

The HR of a company contacted me and told me that they are very much interested in hiring me and also want me to join as soon as possible. But the salary negotiation didn't go well. Neither they were ...
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How to get coworkers to volunteer for team building tasks at work?

Suppose I am organizing a birthday party for a coworker. This is not an official event. The team as a whole agreed to do it on every coworker's birthday. Someone needs to get a cake (and some other ...
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Aside from the fact that it is fraud, what controls are there to prevent faking a relieving letter?

It is my understanding that new employers in India require a candidate to possess a relieving letter from their previous employer before coming on board. The letter itself seems pretty straight ...
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Can't get into the academy - how else can I reach my career goals? [closed]

My friend would like to become a chef in India. The formal way to achieve this is to get an education at a culinary academy. My friend tried this, but unfortunately he was not able to clear the exam. ...
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Interview - response to refreshments announcement

Scenario : An employer announces a walk-in interview. The number of candidates that shows up would typically be above fifty. Most of candidates would be seated in conference rooms or waiting rooms ...
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The company is not paying my monthly salary and ask for compensation in India? [closed]

I am working for a company and I have signed a bond with the company for 2 years, 3 months notice period on 100 rupees stamp with 40000 compensation. From the 1st month I am getting salary very delay ...
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I do most of my team's work. How to get the work more evenly distributed? [closed]

I work in a 2-member development team. We have been working at the client's site for a month. I have done about 85% of the project work, and my coworker has done the rest. This coworker refuses to ...
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Employer not accepting my resignation

I joined a company just 3 months ago. My marriage got arranged suddenly and I will be moving abroad with my fiance. When I notified HR of my resignation, they behaved very rude and said they will not ...
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Raise complaint against manager about to leave in 2 weeks? [closed]

Manager is unprofessional, sexist and racist, but he will be leaving the company in 2 weeks. Should I complain about him to HR? A new Engineering Manager took charge of our team about 8 months ago. ...
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What to do if your candidature is being rejected on the basis of ethnicity, religion, color in an interview? [closed]

What to do if your candidature is being rejected on the basis of ethnicity, religion, color in an interview? If you know your interview went well still you get rejected by an interviewer and reason ...
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How do I politely decline a project manager's request to rejoin a previous project?

I previously worked on a project (Alpha) at my present company. Due to personal reasons, I was on leave for a few months. When I returned, I was assigned to another short project (Beta), which is ...
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Handling monetary issues

In a few weeks from now, I would be in a senior position and would be handling a few activities of the team directly. The concern is not workplace per se, but it is more of dealing with money with my ...
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My notice period is much longer than the time prospective employers are willing to wait

I work in the software industry in India. I am planning on looking for new jobs after April. The notice period at my current job is 2 months. However, from my experience, most employers wait for a ...
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What is a No Dues Form in India?

As part of prospective vendor due diligence, I am reviewing the SOC 2 audit report for a vendor our company is thinking of using. In the report, there were references to a "no dues report". This ...
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Coworkers mocking my dialect [duplicate]

I work in a company where most of my team members communicate in the local language. It being my mother tongue, I can speak the language too. But, I prefer to speak English. Also, this local language ...
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Mentioning the gap period in my latest resume

I have taken a break from my software development career four years ago. I plan to return to the industry and I am updating my resume and the cover letter accordingly. I am planning to mention in my ...
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Can I apply for a job in my Company's client company?

I am working in a client project. I recently found that there are few vacancies there, most of them are onsite opportunities. Below are the questions which I have in my mind. Is it a malpractice, if ...
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Asking HR about incentives/ stipends [closed]

I had gone to other country on business visa for client meeting. All my expenses ( staying ,food and traveling) was being taken care by my client. I had gone for 1 month. I got the usual salary which ...
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What can I do when my boss is forcing me to wear an inappropriate style of dress? [closed]

I am working as a private secretary (for CEO) of a small company in India. Even though the company is small, it is very well established with really good salaries and benefits. I usually go to ...
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Someone from my office gave negative review of company and posted wrong things about my character

A guy from my company posted a bad review of our company on Mouthshut where he wrote bad things about the company and named some female employees including me saying they do prostitution. I was ...
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Can my employer force me remove the encryption that I applied to my work-supplied macbook?

The macbook was lent to me by the employer himself. And I encrypt my macbook. Can my employer force me to unlock the laptop any case. Jurisdiction: New Delhi, India In case that they can force me to ...
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How to handle a situation that passing hints which seems like Sexual Harassment?

One of my best friend (a girl) works on a small but very high facility company in south Indian country. She started work just before two weeks. There are around 20 employees in that company. 3 women ...
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Would I be in any legal trouble if I leave my current company without serving notice period? [closed]

I'm from India. I currently work in a very small gaming company of 8 people. The 2 founders of this company lives abroad ( I don't know the exact country). So, there's this only single person to whom ...
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How should I explain employment gap taken intentionally for learning new skills?

I have been working as an Android developer for the past 1.8 years and recently left my job. Even though I have decent knowledge of Android development, I believe one can never rely only on one ...
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Informing colleagues about lavatory etiquette?

This is a small company in India which has engineers, finance professionals, janitors and even interns from abroad, working there. The founders noticed that many employees aren't very familiar with ...
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I work at client site, and have resigned in probation period. How can I handle the situation?

I recently switched my job, and now work for a mid-level firm in India. The company sent me to work at a client site. I was not happy with the work environment here. I discussed the issue with my HR ...
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Is there anything specific I should be aware of when interviewing with an female Indian interviewer?

I'm a US citizen living in the US, interviewing for a software development position in Washington, USA. My initial phone interview tomorrow will be with a female hiring manager located in India. I'm ...
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Management asking us to work on a national holiday, how to refuse? [closed]

My company management are asking every employee to work on a national holiday without extra pay! Is it illegal? How can we refuse to work on a national holiday, against the wishes of our management? ...
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Sexist body language of interviewers [closed]

I am an Indian female. The situations I have described below are with regard to Indian citizens within India. I have attended a few interviews in the past. There were certain things that the ...
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How to approach a company owner on the treatment of employees based on their status? [closed]

I work as a freelancer at a company in India where I was once an employee and have noticed the owner is (like many Indians), the kind of person who feels the need to distinguish between people based ...
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Colleagues laughing at my reply [closed]

About me : I am reserved person and I do not talk much. I have a good rapport with my team mates and my team lead. The project on which I work has 30-40 employess divided into 4-5 teams. This ...
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I quit a job after 3 months without serving notice period. Can I hide this job from future employers without consequences? [duplicate]

I joined a company 3 months ago. Then I got a better offer from another company. I quit the old job without serving notice period and joined the new company. I sent an email to the old company that ...
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How do I politely ask my co-workers and my boss not to talk in a regional local language during meetings and project discussions [duplicate]

Last week I was deputed to my office headquarter. In the beginning everything was fine, but after a few weeks some of my co-workers started having conversations in local regional language during ...
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Affirmative action is being applied too broadly [closed]

I am a tech recruiter working for an American Bank in India. I deal with campus placements (as is the norm in India). My company, especially the Indian branch, has recently come under fire (and ...
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How do you negotiate a salary when you've lowballed yourself in your current job? [duplicate]

One of the first questions the HR of your potentially new workplace asks is how much you make currently, then add 30% and this becomes the salary you're looking at at your new place. I didn't know ...