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Questions tagged [india]

If the work setting of your question is in India or specific to India e.g. labor law or work practices and customs, use this tag.

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How to respond to single letter replies in IM?

I am working in IT and this question is about my Indian colleagues. This is about chatting over Instant Messaging(IM) like Lync, Skype etc. Sometimes, I used to get single letter replies like below. ...
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anonymous complaint background checking

I got a job offer in a reputable company in USA. I have gone through background investigation (within USA and my home country-India) and everything was cleared and I was reported to be eligible. But ...
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How to retract an idea already pitched to an employer? [closed]

I suggested an idea* to my boss. He didn't show much much interest to build it**, so I did it on my own. Now it is on the verge of getting funded with venture capital. My boss is now interested in ...
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How do I explain a 2 week job overlap?

I was working in this Organization X when I got an offer from other Organization Y. The joining for Organization Y was in 45 days but the notice period for Organization X was 2 months. Here is where ...
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My employer faked my resume to acquire projects

I joined a company in India two months ago as my first job. I was pulled into the project within a month. I am comfortable working as a shadow for the project. Recently I as well as others with 1-2 ...
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Is it okay to strike off expenses in bank statement?

My first employer was a startup and not very keen on documentation. And so I did not receive any salary receipts. My new employer is demanding the salary receipts from the previous employer and said I ...
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Avoiding dual employment via loss-of-pay payment

To give a perspective of my problems - I started my career as a fresher engineer in October 2013 in a Global IT giant in India (Company-A) but due to location issues, on 14th of January 2014 I sent ...
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Developers demotivated due to working on same project for more than 2 years

I am currently managing a team of 10 people for a project which was started 3 years ago, which will run for another year. I am not the manager, I am just the most senior developer (6yrs exp.) on the ...
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Employer revised my salary without discussing with me. Is it even legal? [closed]

I got a new job 2 months ago and the pay was good given that I will be getting married and need to take of my mother's medical bills. I have a different salary during my probation and a higher one ...
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How to make sure that relieving process is smooth for me?

I resigned from my job 3 weeks back. The resignation was a verbal one and upon asking my manager, if any written communication is needed? My manager asked me not to put up any mail as management ...
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What to do when no company is offering reasonable salary because of the past company?

I'm new in the workforce. I have been working as a designer for past one and half years. The problem is the city I live in doesn't have much opportunity (actually not any) in the profession and my ...
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In India, is NASSCOM(NSR) compulsory for an intern? [closed]

I am working in a company as an intern, i was about to complete my internship and company is demanding for NASSCOM verification. Is it necessary for an intern to complete NASSCOM verification?
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Dealing with a collegue with habit of spitting [closed]

I am a junior android developer. I work in a startup. I have one colleague in android department . He has a habit of spitting. If he does not like somebody's opinion. He spit on on the floor in ...
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Joining new company next week and meanwhile expecting for offer letter from an abroad company

I am a software developer, working in India. I received an offer from Company A in India two months ago, and I start at the organisation next week. Meanwhile, I tried applying to Company B outside of ...
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How do you deal with a coworker who seems provoke you constantly?

I just switched jobs (I work on Qt based display codes; currently assigned to fixing assigned issues/bugs) in December. I was assigned to a project; good manager, okay-ish work, a polite client. All ...
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Manager is threatening to grade me poorly if I don't complete the project

Recently I joined a company as an unpaid intern for 3 months during which I worked on a project. My internship finishes this week. This project is almost completed as per initial scope that my manager ...
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Can one work for his own startup while working in some other company with a bond? [closed]

My friend wants to establish a startup. He is currently working in a startup company with two year bond. Simply he wants to know whether it is ethical to work for his startup while working for the ...
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Intern applicant asking for compensation equivalent to that of permanent employee

A company posted a requirement for an internship position for 3 months. They got an application for the same but during the interview it was found that the applicant already is well versed with the ...
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When company doesn’t achieve targets I am blamed by my boss. Our monthly targets are set up very high

I joined my present company 6 years ago. I had to join without any options as my residency was getting over (my home country is India), and only this company provided it. We started with monthly ...
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Using audio cues to encourage good posture

My workplace encourages employees to sit in the right ergonomic position to minimize stress and fatigue related to bad posture. This is completely new to me and my previous employers have never ...
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How to deal with a coworker who may be depressed

Recently an intern joined me to work on a project. We are the only people working on this project. A month went by and it was going well; he was completing all the tasks in time and has the talent to ...
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Will my work experience from a company will be considered without an explicit experience letter?

I worked at a company for 1.5 years, I followed each term and condition as I was fresher that time and I hadn't more knowledge about How IT sector works regarding documentation. I had given a proper ...
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Compensation for working overtime on Saturdays

I work in an American infrastructure firm based in India. We work on both American and Indian projects. My Indian client works on Saturday while our company does not. Because of the clients, I also ...
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Informing employers about my unwillingness to take work laptop home

Most of the Indian IT companies, big or small, issue work laptops to their employees, junior or senior. The intention could vary from office to office, viz catering to important and critical issues on ...
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Taking favor from the management while attending an interview

Most of the projects in Indian major IT companies are outsourced. The standard practice to get a candidate on-board is to follow a series of interviews, one of which could be with the client where one ...
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Interview question “How long will you stay with us?”

Location: India Industry: Electronics I was being interviewed for a multinational company of relevant field. The job location was outside of India (my home country). During discussion with HR he ...
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Should I mention the new company name of my previous employer, in my CV?

I worked for two years at company ABCD, a decade ago. Around three years ago they changed their company name to HIJK. I verified that they had changed the company name, and had not closed ABCD and ...
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How to avoid being cheated by some fake recruiters as a newbie?

Currently I'm searching for job in IT as a fresher. I registered on many job portals like Monster.com, naukri.com and a few others. I have been receiving calls from various local job consultancies. ...
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How should I re-negotiate the compensation for internship? [closed]

I am a 2nd year MBA student with about 2 years of work experience. Recently I had to join this company for a 4-month internship because it is part of the syllabus of the MBA program. Anyway I am ...
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Feeling like a female version of Cassio [closed]

Kindly refer to this question for more details about me. Multiple offers with varied benefits So, I joined this wonderful company, was happy with my work and everything seemed to be fine. I was ...
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What's the point of asking previous salary of an applicant?

In India I don't know why but most of the HR person usually ask about previous pay. What's the point of asking this? This is not duplicate of How to respond to a direct ask of salary earned and ...
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Approach for leaving earlier

I am currently working as a software developer and was working on a project which was put on hold and its development stopped. After that project went on hold, I have resigned from my current role. (...
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Coworkers constantly make fun of my buying habits

I work in a small startup of 10 people in a house converted to an office that's spread across 3 floors. I am friendly with all coworkers including people from another startup that's sharing the space. ...
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HR not providing relieving letter and salary slips [duplicate]

I have worked for a company. Later on I've discussed with my manager about my resignation, and then I have resigned. Since they did not have the internal portal to get the salary slips, HR was ...
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I have no proof of employment to show my next company

I was referred by an employee in a startup company as a developer. So without asking any salary details, I joined this company and started developing projects. Now it's been 7 months in this company ...
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What to write in mail having resume [closed]

What should I write in an email when sending a resume to someone who has given me an email address and asked me to share my resume. Extra question(trivial): Should I attach my resume as a PDF or DOC ...
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Rejecting religious rituals at office

I am an Indian female residing in India. I am a Hindu by birth and though religious, I do not let that reflect at my office. I am deployed at a client location for the last three months and ...
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How to handle high performing software developers undermining a senior lead?

We have a situation in our IT services company. We have a capable lead Alice and a couple of high performing developers Bob and Chris. Bob and Chris are with the company for about three years now (...
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Can an employer apply to an MNC without a relieving letter from the previous job?

I've worked for 7 months in a company which had a bond of 2 years, working on an overtime and not being paid for it as well as the management being bad, I decided to resign. On putting down the ...
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Difference between Internship and job?

I've noticed companies post lists of requirements for an intern role but they expect them to do everything that would be required by a particular role as an employee from day one. This is usually ...
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What should I do if the HR of the company behaves this way?

So I got a call from a junior HR of a reputed company regarding a job opportunity that required my skills, they asked about my current CTC(cost-to-company) and my expectations. I gave them a number x ...
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2 days overlap in my job - india

Please help me. I have 2 days overlap in my job. 1st company - Date of exit 26th July 2018 2nd company - Date of Joining 25th July 2018. I am unable to transfer my PF. I requested me previous ...
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How to ask your boss politely if he has some free time

I want to ask my boss if he has some free time. That I want to discus some work. How can I ask it more politely?
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Notice period - how to do knowledge transfer in a short time to avoid extension of notice period?

I am leaving my current position in start of next month after officially serving two months stated notice period. This may cut to next week if I finish assigned work because I have some personal ...
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Confusion of terms and condition about my notice period in my HR policy agreement

Following are the exact words from the joining letter document. "In the event of resignation, termination of employment by either party, it will be by giving one month notice in writting to the ...
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No appointment letter, yet I have been asked to stay for a 3 month notice period - I want to leave in 1 month

4 months ago, I joined an organisation where there are apparently no policies. They haven't given me the appointment letter. They have hired me for a program management role, but they have made me ...
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Complained about a director - now they are refusing to provide employment verification unless I withdraw the complaint

I'm working in a software company in India where I have lodged a complaint to the owner regarding a director I have had difficulties with. Now I am applying for a position in a new company but the ...
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Congratulating my boss on his upcoming wedding

I have been working at this office for quite sometime. I would get a chance to meet my boss the next month, for the first time. There are chances that it would be a one to one meeting with him. I have ...
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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 has asked to explain overlap in previous employments

I have worked for 3 companies so far (all in India), with the following work history: 1st company (an MNC (multinational corporation)): Jul 1, 2014 to Feb 3, 2015 2nd company (a startup): Feb 4, 2015 ...