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Questions about starting a new job, the etiquette required, and potential pitfalls involved.

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Should I wait for a bad offer letter or directly say no?

I was interviewed by a (probably small scale) company. First they asked me to submit a small project that they had given me to do. Then they arranged an interview and discussed in-depth of my current ...
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Career implications of being in a mostly contractor team?

I am a relatively junior developer (2 years of experience) who through a combination of turnover and management not wanting to shell out for lower level staff (they pay our team lead a ton and one ...
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Asking for increase in Relocation Package?

I recently finished my Ph.D. in the US, and after so much struggle I've found a job in a startup in the UK as a scientist. The salary offered is the annual salary of GBP 40,000 + GBP 3,500 for ...
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Who are my Employer and Supervisor when I'm working a freelance job?

I'm filling out an application that requires my last three places of employment. Most recently I've been doing freelance tutoring for a family. I've been working with the parent to handle the ...
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Holidays planned with my new boss

I recently started a new job at a company. During the interview process I've negotiated my vacation time with HR (3 weeks). I'm not sure if the HR representative has confirmed this with my manager. ...
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How to tell a recruiter that I would be interested in his offer in the future?

Let me begin by telling my current scenario. I’m a 2021 graduate whose job search was hit by the pandemic. I had one job offer that was revoked but fortunately I got another offer at a startup after ...
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Ask for fixed-term contract when declining a permanent contract

I am a graduate student looking for a job. Thus far, I have gotten two offers. One starts in a few months and the other in a few days. I would like to take the offer which starts in a few months. At ...
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Am I being unreasonable with my company which is trying to change my commuting shortly after hiring me?

I was just hired for my first full-time position since graduating from University. The location is 15 minutes away from my parent’s house, and I just moved back in with them from college to accept/...
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How to get more recognition for taking extra shifts

Where I work I often agree to take extra shifts when someone else can't make their shift upon my manager's request. I've been doing this often and don't feel like I'm getting recognition. (I make the ...
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Boss introduced my soon-to-be right hand via email. How to proceed now?

I recently accepted a new job and I'll be starting in a couple of weeks. The entire interview process has been online (video chat) because of Covid. I'll be leading a team. Obviously, I have not met ...
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Suffering to receive the CDI contract from a Business company

I have been accepted in a business company to sign with them my first CDI employment (permanent employee contract). My question is how long it takes for the company's president to prepare the contract ...
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Boss used my sensitive PII data without authorisation

I work on the CRM system in a large recruitment agency in the UK. I applied for several jobs through job boards and spoke to a recruiter from the same agency as we work for and we discussed what I was ...
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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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Been at a company 9 months, never received training

I was brought on at a company 9 months ago as part of a work study program in France (industrial automation). This is my first job, so I wasn't sure what was normal in terms of being totally lost and ...
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Switching companies - having a really hard time in my current company due to the culture and engineering practices

A couple of months ago, I joined a company (1bn+ in revenue) as an entry-level software engineer. I considered myself lucky that I was able to land a good job that paid decent salary midst of a ...
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Added to new employer's repo and working on a new version during off-hours

I am starting a new Software Engineering position in a month or so, but, the manager I will be reporting to added me to the repo of the current codebase of the software I will be working on when I ...
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Coworker who is also relatively new is very bossy towards me in a micromanaging sort of way [closed]

A couple months ago I started working in a store. The training portion is over. The store recently had a lot of turn over (even for retail). Aside from the manager, the longest employee has been there ...
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Accepted & Signed an offer but going through an array of emotions [closed]

This question is a bit of a follow up to this Accepting an offer when you've just been given a salary raise previous question which I got some great answers from. I've got given an offer and I ...
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haven't heard back from the HR Team for my onboarding process

So I already got an offer from them, signed it digitally then sent it back. After that I sent a resignation letter to my current job (First job btw). Went through pre-employment medical exam and then ...
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Pay increase for management responsibilities

I am currently looking for a new job and wanted some salary advice. I am a visual designer specialising in creating design systems for companies to help create consistency across their sites / ...
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How to convince company that I want to do this course while saving my job

I have been out of work for 6 months and had been living on some of my savings and my wife's family helping us, I took some 40 interviews with tech test but failed, 41st I got the job. I had been ...
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When to inform boss, something wasn't my fault

In general I have a difficult time knowing when to defend my position that a mistake was not my fault. I'm working in a retail store right now, but I've had this question in other environments. Where ...
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How do you get a big salary increase in your career, if every job just offers 10% on-top of your entry salary or a yearly increase of 10/8%

I am curious about how to actually get to the point where you get a big salary increase. I'm far from that point in my life. I'm just curious as in my situation. The first job I found didn't pay as ...
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Can I ask for documentation for what I'll be working on before starting a new job?

I was accepted in a company as a developer, and they work on cryptography. I signed all the contracts and documents so it's official. But I start two months from now. The only mail between me and the ...
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How long should I wait to request PTO after starting a new job?

I started a new job (my first job after graduate school) last week and I am really loving it. We have an “unlimited paid time off” policy and I am salaried. I would like to request two consecutive ...
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Mistake during internship

I've been an intern at a company for a little over a month and I have made a mistake. For context, this same mistake was once made by my manager when I first started and they pinned it on me, so this ...
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Questions regarding job application, supervisor's name, and may we contact question

I am an international applicant based in Europe, and I am going to apply for a teaching position at a US university. In the online application we are required to upload documents such as CV, cover ...
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After switching roles in a company, is it OK to continue some tasks from the previous role?

I accepted a new job at my company in a different department and have a new group and manager. This group does research on a different topic than my old role and I have a sort of technical ...
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My tasks at work have turned away from what I applied to. How do I get back on track?

I started at this company in the Netherlands a bit over a year ago as a C# coder. It's my second job now, after quitting from a job of 3 years also as C# coder. As I got interviewed for the current ...
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When to suggest improvements at new job

I've recently started a new job at an advertising agency, one month ago It seems like a good place to work, but they have some very dated ways of doing things when it comes to sharing project folders.....
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How to let boss know I would prefer to get corrective feedback than wait until it becomes an issue

I started a new job 2 weeks ago working at a retail liquor store. Multiple people have told me it's a laid back job, but I still want to do well in it even if I don't plan on being there a long time. ...
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Something came up and could only give 4 days notice of missing work. This may have made it seem not urgent

I recently started a new job. I had a dentist appointment that didn't fix a problem (actually I think it made the problem worse). My mouth started hurting more and more to the point where I had to ...
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Should I quit my job if I am taking over a bad code base with not-so-good support from the original creators?

I recently started working as a developer for a start up. I have a little more than two years of programming experience (college + internships), and at this new job they asked me to do some feature ...
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Is it normal for hiring manager to reach out to your boss at same company when they haven't made a formal offer?

Just caught up with a friend and wanted to get more takes on this. Friend (Bob) - high level position at his company (director level more or less). Was hired into current group with the promise of ...
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Future Career Opportunities for UI/UX Developers [closed]

I'm an IT specialization Student and I'm interested in frontend development I have no idea about these fields can anyone give me a broad idea if UI/UX is good or have more career opportunities
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How to phrase a procedural question in a constructive way?

On a few occasions I've gotten feedback about the way I ask questions. It's been difficult to find a common theme but I think sometimes I ask questions in a way that annoys people, maybe because it ...
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If I quit my job, will I lose my retroactive salary increase? [closed]

Background: I want to quit my job and leave to another company and I haven't told my current company anything yet. Everything at the new company is locked in, but the start time is flexible and they ...
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Team unresponsive after I signed contract

I was offered a contract with a company. We decided on the compensation, starting date, cleared some doubts regarding the contract and I signed and sent back the contract. The problem starts with the ...
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When starting a new job, how to ask what they consider most important in a work style?

I've held several jobs where it was not apparent to me right away what management considered most important. Sometimes the jobs were exactly the same but because of the order of priorities they were ...
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Can my employer ask me to sign a clawback part-way through training? [closed]

I'm currently in my final year of a sponsored degree. Our company is facing mass redundancies, but I'm confident my job is safe. I never signed a contract agreeing to a clawback to pay back my ...
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How can I say 'no' to a co-worker who is not my boss, but has an idea of the job requirement [duplicate]

I have a job (which I love), but there is a co-worker, who happens to know some details of the work to be done on the project that I am in. The problem is, because of that he thinks himself to be my ...
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How to change job to a programmer [duplicate]

My question is pointed to anyone who changed his/her profession to programing. Of course learning programming is obvious. No doubt. I’m in the middle of online training. I wonder what might be my next ...
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Multiple interviews with the same company?

I’ve been really wanting to be part of this organization. And I just interviewed with a recruiter last week for one of the locations about an hour away from me and over the weekend I applied to a few ...
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How do I handle overtime at work?

I am a newbie (8 months experience) in a coding related, service based startup company in India. Most of the time, I am forced to work overtime, during weekends, and during holidays. Neither my ...
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How do I handle a colleague who fails to understand the problem, yet forces me to deal with it?

I am a Full Stack developer at a Startup company. There is a guy (with 3 yrs of experience) working on the same project that I am, who forces me to make changes to some codes. Even though I point out,...
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How to respond to welcome email in a new job?

I just got a new job as a researcher in a lab. My manager introduced me to the whole team through a welcome email. He talked about my qualifications and briefly about my experience. Nobody in the team ...
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Too lengthy NDA, should I ask for keypoints?

I recently got a contract for 3 months. The NDA after me signing up the contract came in which is too lengthy and very technical requiring mostly me not disclosing about my work etc. I never had ...
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Manager is constantly making negative remarks (often in front of others)

I recently started a new job at a startup (1 month). When I had my first interview with my manager, things went extremely well. However, now that I’m on the job I am extremely unhappy. My boss is ...
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Learning job functions on your own time worth it? [closed]

I was recently hired for a IT position but I haven't used SQL for 8 years since college. Is it worth it to learn it on your own time so as to not take too long to start being productive at work or am ...
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In general, is working in New York a good choice for an IT professional? [closed]

Compared to California, is New York a good city for an IT professional to work in? I'm thinking about evaluating in terms of avg. compensation package cost of living Job opportunities available (in ...
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