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How to react to HR's mandate of work week hours? [closed]

When the HR was giving the induction presentation around three months back for the post of trainee at a Software company to me, I explicitly asked them what are the timings? HR: We bill our clients ...
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How much value do “recommendations” hold for a hiring manager?

It's been nine months since I joined my current(first) job as a software/web developer. I have been very happy with the company and the work I did. It is a small company but I learned a lot from them, ...
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Excellent Performance earlier yet I'm asked to go [closed]

I'm an MBA from a premier institute and work as a manager with a big MNC. I'm responsible for handling a major area in my country. Although I only have 3 years experience, my performance has been ...
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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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What to do if I have been accused of sexual misconduct?

I recently joined a company. Our training sessions are going on. During pair programming round, to try to make things go faster(as we are falling behind) when I tried to grab my pair's laptop(as we ...
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How to decline an already accepted offer, professionally and politely, if I want to accept counteroffer from current employer?

I am working for Indian outsourcing organization for 5 years. I got frustrated with the recent situations faced with the management and also not happy with the assignments that I got. Hence, I decided ...
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My manager is asking me to take work laptop at home

My manager is asking me to take work laptop home because he says "I might need it anytime". Now I signed up for typical 8 hours 5 days a week developer job and I like to keep work things at workplace ...
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How can I effectively request to reduce the number of Hours I work per week

I am employed as a software developer with a software company in India. I have 5 years work experience. I have a baby whom I leave at a daycare for 6 hours. I would like to get back home 2 hours ...
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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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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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If I don't have a relieving letter from a job, should I exclude those years worked from my total experience?

I started working as a software engineer for an MNC in India, right out of college. After working there for almost 2 years, I resigned and left the company without serving the notice period. I did not ...
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How can I minimise the damage to my career when giving notice to leave a bad work environment?

I am working for a small software company, located in India, for the last 2+ years and the company is managed by a single person, so he can change the policy at any time without any notice. Recently ...
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Current employer won't accept my resignation, and knows where my new company is?

Currently I am working in small IT company in India, where I've been for the last 4 and a half months. Now I have been offered a job in MNC with a good salary package. My problem is my boss knows ...
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Can't I say 'Anytime' in reply to a 'Thanks' from my manager? [closed]

There was a small issue at work. I solved it and notified my manager over IM. She said, 'Thanks, Vinay'. I replied her, 'Anytime' as I do with my other colleagues and friends. A colleague of mine ...
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Negotiate notice period with rude management

I have read similar questions related to notice period, but I didn't come across on how to deal with rude management. (So please hear me out before marking as duplicate). I have been working with my ...
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Which is better for India job search, employed or unemployed?

This is a pure curiosity question, inspired by questions I have seen here. In the USA, it is better to stay with a job while searching for another one, and only resign with a definite written ...
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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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Absconding a company after 1st day of joining

I joined a big MNC and now I have a better opportunity with better skillset with a new company (mid size). It has been just a day that I joined this multinational organization, and currently I do not ...
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How should I tell my boss/peer that I do not want to lend him my gadgets?

I am possessive about nearly all my things. I do not want to lend my camera/headphone to anyone since they are delicate items. My boss and peers know what gadgets I have and they tend to ask me to ...
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My manager is not relieving me after my resignation. How can I get relieved properly? [duplicate]

I work for a service based company in India and I am in probation still. Now I have got a very good opportunity to work for a renowned MNC. So I put down my papers, and I am ready to serve my notice ...
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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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Boss suddenly stopped giving me work, and I sit idle the whole day. What should I do? [duplicate]

I have been working in a public sector company for the last 29 years. I have successfully managed all responsibilities for the department independently. Now my boss has got a co-worker from another ...
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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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How to maintain/rebuild relationship and trust with offshore team when half of that team is cut?

Due to a variety of factors but mainly performance, my boss is releasing most of the offshore Indian contractors I work with. There are about a half dozen contractors there and myself, located in USA ...
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How to effectively reject a new project assignment?

My boss recently asked me to prepare for an interview that will be on a new custom software framework developed by a client. If I pass the interview, I will be deployed at the client's location. I ...
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Can I get a relieving letter 2.5 years after leaving my position?

I left a known IT firm after approximately 8 months of service to pursue higher education (Aug 2011). At that time, I was in a bond, so serving the notice period did not make much sense. However, I ...
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Is it worth telling my manager about my learning inability which is part of genetically-inherited disorder?

I have genetically-inherited disorder named "Neurofibromatosis", which affects my learning abilities and which has no cure as of now. Because of this disorder, I am taking more time and more ...
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Does work Location matter in career growth?

I am going to join a new company in 3 months. It is quite a large company and they have provided us with over 10 office locations to choose from. I have to pick my top three preferred location. Two ...
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Is it ethical to implement site-wide facial recognition technology without informing all employees?

Background I am a very junior researcher working at a government research institution that, alongside R&D, hosts lots of educational courses. Due to presence of potentially sensitive data, ...
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How do I make companies to consider me for the job irrespective of my very young age?

I am currently 19. Frustrated by education system drop out college and became self guided student. Now, I have learned several things in programming, software engineering,....I feel myself comparable ...
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How to get a job with an Incomplete degree in computer engineering ( back papers )

I am a software developer having experience of 1 year and 5 months. When I joined my current company I was just a pass out, but still I have back papers remaing in my engineering degree. I am trying ...
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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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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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How to tackle “Why your salary is low”?

I am looking for a job change and I am attending interviews mostly through Phone. As far as my industry standards, I am getting low salary from my current employer when I compare myself to my friends ...
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Helping a mean coworker

A colleague has been a jerk to me. We used to work on a same project but now are on different teams. I hold him in contempt. 1) He does not help even if you ask him the smallest of doubts or favors. ...
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What should I provide as my Current CTC (cost to company) to a Company where I am going to work?

I am going to join a new company, so I wanted to give my CTC1 details to them. In my current company I am getting a salary of sum of Basic & Variable pay, where variable pay depends on how many ...
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Is being patriotic in office cafeteria okay? [closed]

This question is related to this post here So yesterday, during lunch time, there were several people seated in the cafeteria and having their lunch. The cricket match was being played on the TV ...
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I work extended hours regularly but HR wants me in office during standard working hours [closed]

I recently started my career in a small firm as a software developer. During the freshers' onboarding process, the HR told me that the standard working hours would be 9:30 to 18:00 (8.5 hours). As I ...
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Under-expectation job offer

I feel that I am currently being underpaid (so does my colleagues). I also feel that the learning curve has stopped. Also, increment for this financial year is pending. So considering being underpaid ...
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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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Joining a company that does not yet have a registration number?

I was interviewed and selected by a startup in India which through my research I found was named x but is now named y. They are said to be funded by a company G. G's website says they are funding x. I ...
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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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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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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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Does HR asking for salary slips and earliest joining date mean I have got the job? [closed]

I had 2 round of interviews and then after about a week, I got a mail from the HR saying "Kindly send me your last 3 months of salary slip and also let me know how soon you can join us.". Does this ...
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Is sending LinkedIn invitation to top management team a good idea?

Recently I completed my internship at a firm and I was wondering whether it's a good idea to send invitation to connect on linkedIn to the top management including CEO? Or should I send request to ...
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Management Not Responding To My Resignation

I have been working in a Software company and I have a bond there for 2 years. I have already served for 1 year 8 months. Unfortunately I'm now having some health issues and wanted to discontinue my ...
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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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How to change way of being addressed by Team?

I am a Software Team Lead in a private company where I have been leading a team for more than a year. Few members in the team calls me 'sir' and few calls me 'brother' since last year. Even though I ...
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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. ...