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New employee In a small office environment exposed to huge culture issues

I have just finished my first week with what I see as a great company that is poised for tremendous growth. Currently there are only 4 full time employees, including myself, within the office and ...
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What do companies look for in candidates during a virtual whiteboard technical interview round?

I am due to appear in my first "whiteboard" interview round ever (most of my prior interviews have been direct Q&A with one or more team members). It is going to be on a problem that is ...
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Recurrent problem with laptop hindering critical work but firm refuses to change it

I recently got a completely remote job and it's been 2 weeks. The laptop my firm has given me (which is necessary to do work) has a driver problem and I find myself having to go to the main office (2 ...
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What should I do if I am over tasked?

I would like to know what people on here do when they have a workload which is at maximum, and then they find a task they have runs over time. Examples: Technical tasks which are difficult to solve ...
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Coworker provided wrong information and told me to use it which I did unknowingly

Coworker who has a higher title told me to use information for a project which that section is used to determine the basis for the project. I was told to use that section and not touch it because they ...
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How can I pass an unfinished project to another organization without feeling guilty?

First time posting here, so please bear with me. My team had a project from one of our OEM customers which aged for a few years. Nothing special so far, project kept growing and more and more tasks ...
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mistakes in the supermarket [closed]

I recently started working in a discount store. I was put into the cashier with no experience and no training. In this place, bread, fruit and vegetables are weighed in the box, you have to learn some ...
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Should my partner report that his friend was driving under the influence to their boss? [closed]

My partner has had a new job for just under a year now. The company is small and has about 50 employees. My partner handed over his friend's CV. Friend gets an offer letter for the job. My boyfriend ...
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What do you do if you are not sure how to complete a task that you were not properly trained on?

So in my job, they let go one of my co-workers, and now I have to take over some of her tasks. However, that person they let go only showed me once how to do one of her task that I am assigned to, and ...
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How can I help my peers be comfortable with escalating issues?

I'm currently working on a team made up of individuals with a very diverse set of capabilities (e.g., software developers, generalists, financial analysts). Often my teammates and I are asked to do ...
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