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My boss doesn't want me to say I performed tasks I'm not qualified to

I'm a STEM major and I'm doing my internship in a data science department, where the primary task is to develop machine learning models for healthcare. I was genuinely excited to start working with ...
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Retiring employee is reluctant to share knowledge

I have joined a new company recently and am in a bit of a bad situation. The company wants me to develop with their ERP system among other projects. However, it is this one particular thing, where I ...
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How can I tactfully ask why insiders legally sold stock options?

When recruiters contact me about opportunities, I research LEGAL insider selling online as a metric to assess their company. I know that insider selling doesn't necessarily evince anything baleful. ...
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Are employers allowed to exchange salary information?

When applying for a new job in Switzerland it seems common practice that employers asks for references and talk to the former employer. But besides information regarding my working ethos, etc. are ...
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Senior colleague doesn't respond to my emails

I have a senior colleague with a lot of insider knowledge. He has too much information to write down at one time so I make documentation as I come across issues that require his attention. He's been ...
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As "database reporting analyst" I have access to privileged info & the company isn't doing well, how to avoid appearing improper if I leave?

I'm a "database reporting analyst" and what I mostly do is build pre-made reports (specified by key people in the business such as Directors) and create "one off" reports when they are needed for a ...
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What are the potential repercussions of taking company files to a new job? [closed]

I have access to amazing engineering designs and calculation spreadsheets for every imaginable civil engineering project. Is it okay to take copies for use at my new job, to facilitate future project ...
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Is it OK to try to sell a software I developed using company resource to my employer? [closed]

Without them knowing you created said software. In the last year I worked on a software that would solve a business need for my employer. I did this with the encouragement of my boss who is chief of ...
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How to better format resume. [duplicate]

I'm looking for better ways to format my resume. As a "typical millennial" I've done a bit of job hopping and I'm looking for my next opportunity. As it is currently, I have my 1st contract job ...
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How to handle my boss withholding information from me?

TL;DR: Boss is a great guy but doesn't know what he's talking about when it comes to tech. Asks me to implement stuff, micromanages me, and keeps me out of the loop about the advances in the company ...
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Person from same company got confidential information about me [closed]

I had some troubles with moving in past months and therefore decided to instruct bank to transfer all mails to my job address. There the mail is sorted and (always so far) handed over to me. Last ...
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Possibly overheard that my manager will be replaced, should I notify him? [duplicate]

It is quite clear my team manager and the general manager don't go along that well. The general manager thinks he is unfit and would like someone he knows well on the position. However the team ...
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How to talk about the possibility of the admin being an insider threat without offending?

I work on the Information Security team and my job is to look at various applications used by a multinational finance company to analyze the design of the systems find potential security risks - ...
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How should I react to a customer unintentionally screen-sharing his inbox [closed]

Near the end of a recent Webex meeting a senior ("decision-maker" level) customer contact unintentionally started sharing his Outlook inbox, including details of meeting requests from a competitor of ...
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I accidentally came across one of my co-workers salaries

I am working on a project that requires that I have access to accounting information in order to put it in a database for use in an application that I am building. Some higher-ups in the finance ...
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Interview: asked to give an hour long presentation on architecture of previous project

During an interview for a potential new employer, I was asked for a second meeting. For this second meeting I'm expected to present in one hour the architecture and implementation of a random previous ...
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Leaked confidential information about a management decision- should I make the management aware?

I found out from a member of another department over an informal chat (more like grapevine) about how they know and think about appraisals and reviews are done for my team. There were no names that ...
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How can I create a product that competes with my current job without causing trouble with my employer?

I work for a company that makes a type of business software; the sort that is very useful to a niche of the industry. What the software does is really great, but how it does it, both above and below ...
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I told a recent layoff victim that his job was safe. Now what?

Preface: I'm submitting this question for a friend. I got myself into an awkward situation last week. On Wednesday morning, while I was getting coffee, I had an impromptu conversation with Bob from ...
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