Questions tagged [professionalism]

Questions referring to how one presents themselves and interacts with others in a professional environment

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Discussing chances of pay review

I m 2 weeks away from having my probation ended. Recently things had changed for me as my aunt died which leaves me and my wife as their guardian plus my boy started school and another on its way. The ...
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Potential job offer and dealing with current employer

I have been contacted by a potential employer with a role that looks very suited to my background. I am the CTO at my current role. The CEO is a good friend of many years standing, and we have been ...
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Asked customer for phone number. Turned out she was secret shopper and reported me to upper management

I already know it's not a good idea to date or flirt in the workplace. I work for a company that does marketing. They send me around to different stores to give out samples of products. The other ...
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Dos and Don'ts of usage of Internet at the workplace [on hold]

What are the consequences of breaking the standard internet usage policy by a regular employee at their respective workplace, consider it to be a Silicon valley giant ?
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Is it appropriate to CC a lot of people on an email?

A friend called me yesterday and said that he was upset about an email where his supervisor's secretary sent an email that listed four people and cc-ed a number of administrators. A deadline was ...
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What is the convention for listing different projects on LinkedIn?

I'm trying to improve my LinkedIn profile, so I'm now on the experiences section, I'm trying to list all the project I have done in my current position. But I'm torn between listing them as new ...
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Is it appropriate to send an employer a LinkedIn request after a job interview?

I had recently had a phone interview with the head of a company. Some hours later, I noticed this person had checked my LinkedIn profile several hours ago, prior to the interview. With only an ...
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Can I use the same recruiter that I previously worked with?

There is this recruiter who I was impressed of the way he operates. The job he represented, benefits, salary and how he actually made it true that I got hired was really impressing. He is professional ...
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Reimbursing travel costs for interview over

I am interviewing for 2 very interesting positons, for which the companies are okay flying me and have me stay for X days at their location. Lets say that the travel costs involved are significant, ...
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Might have gotten a coworker sick, should I address this?

This is in the US. Last Wednesday, I woke up feeling under the weather, but it appeared to just be allergies. Regardless, I still took precautions to avoid spreading anything (washing hands, excusing ...
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Is this good to say congrats to CEO on completion of x years? [closed]

Is this good to say congrats to CEO for completion of x years in same company? Would it give a bad impression that a lower designated person saying congrats to CEO?
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Cancelling a shift with one job because other really needs me on same day

I work as a contractor for a few different agencies. I do marketing/sales work. On rare occasions I have to cancel a shift because of a scheduling conflict. Sometimes I'm booked with one agency but ...
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References from Current Employer

TLDR What is a plausible way to provide a reference from my current employer by way of a colleague (who is in management) without endangering my current potion, his position and doing so that makes ...
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Is it ok to be honest about why I want to join a company? [duplicate]

In IT, most of the time if you are looking for a job you send some amount of CVs if you think you could fit the role. When a Company asks "Why did you choose us?" is it OK to be frank and tell them ...
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Should I disclose to company if the interviewer for a job is close friend?

I have a campus recruitment drive at my college next week. One of the company's panel/interviewer is my close friend. Before the process should I disclose this to anyone in the company or at college? ...
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How to ask your company to participate in humanitarian services?

In light of the recent damage to the Bahamas cause by hurricane Dorian, I’m wanting to do what I can to help. Originally I had an idea to contact companies like Pepsi and Walmart with regards to ...
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Is it acceptable by “professional courtesy” to ask about a salary range in a job interview?

I'm a web developer with two years of professional experience - I spent most of this time being relatively underpaid*. It has put a strain on my motivation and to some extent, on my life, and because ...
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Anonymous coworker brought in food in a rusty container affecting my reputation. How should I react?

I am a foreigner who works in a big company in the US for the past few years. I work across multiple departments so I dealt with many coworkers and not just my team. I am very social so I am close ...
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Personal issues preventing from joining new job

I am finding myself in a difficult situation. I took a new job in June with a start date in middle August. I am from a EU country and I should relocate in UK for my new activity. Due to a health issue ...
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My boss says “This will help us better see your services.” Does this mean my job is ending in this organisation?

I work for this organization and record my work in an Excel spreadsheet. My boss messaged me today saying he would prefer me to use another format of MS Word. What does this mean? This message was ...
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My colleague treats me like he's my boss, yet we're on the same level

I started my current role a few months ago as an analyst, joining another person who had started one month before me, with the very same job title. He's two years older than me, but he treats me like ...
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How do we improve collaboration with problematic tester team? [closed]

I am a senior developer in an IT consultancy company. The projects I work for are for a customer that from last year uses a test factory in another country: all manual tests, functional tests, ...
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Is it professional to “cold email” for networking purposes?

I worked for company P over the summer as an internship. A big part of working at P was doing a project for a customer, company Q. The project was exclusively ran by the interns at P, with a small ...
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Laid off without even starting the job completely. Getting calls for same job from job agencies. Should I confront the HR about it?

Quick background: I joined a company last month, for a project manager position. For past few weeks I was going through KT with the person I was supposed to be replacing. I had not started actual work ...
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Follow Up Email for Digital Apprentice (Marketing)

I recently (just under a week ago) undertook an interview for a digital apprentice for a UK based marketing agency. From what they told me during the meeting, the role would generally involve logging ...
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Coworker refused to to their assigned task; how to mention that in upcoming meeting with a new boss after a move inside the same company?

A while ago, I was asked to coordinate measures needed to complete a task. The task was set up to support an important customer C. One sub-task would have fallen to coworker X, who was the only one ...
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Asked my boss if he can avoid scheduling me after 6:30pm

I have been at this company for 3yrs 7 months. Before the schedule was made, I emailed my boss asking him if he could please not schedule me after 6:30pm because I don't know when my car will get ...
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How to proceed if you detect a business mistake that has been done and repeated for a long time?

Today I overheard a couple coworkers on an unrelated business area talking about a SQL query they were using for two years that turns out is not quite correct. They were talking about what specific ...
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Can an employer retract pay/take other action for missed days of a contract after a contract is completed?

I recently completed a 6-month part-time contract as an instructor with a company in the for-profit education space. They don't have a written PTO policy, but generally, we've requested substitute ...
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How should I face my manager if I make a mistake because a senior coworker explained something incorrectly to me?

I work as a software engineer, in this situation we have two people, John and Mike, John is my boss and Mike my teammate. John ordered me to do a task that I didn't know how to do exactly, the task ...
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How should I conduct a meeting with HR with the purpose of preempting a conflict with my manager?

I have a manager who is incredibly temperamental when it comes to criticism and what he views as unsatisfactory work. Oftentimes he will be very understanding and sympathetic when a problem arises, ...
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Office maintainence without prior information

I work at a small 7-8 year “start-up” company. I have to work every weekend and some holidays. Sometimes random people will come during the weekend to perform maintenance. That means there’s a ...
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Ask for a paid taxi in order to arrive as early as possible for an interview within the city

Recently I have had the great opportunity of experiencing a company paying for a flight to make an onsite interview. This may be common in the US, but not where I am or the people I work with, it was ...
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Potential new partner angry about first collaboration - how to answer email to close up this encounter in a graceful manner

I'm a in-house translator at a company. We sometimes test new freelance translators to help us when we are short of in-house resources. One of our criteria for collaborating is to have the same tool ...
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How to increase tolerance to incompetent co-workers

I'm aware of similar questions had been asked before. But this question is more about myself: how do I increase my own tolerance? I understand that there is the Dunning-Kruger Effect. So incompetent ...
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How long to wait before contacting company [duplicate]

A recruitment agency forwarded me to a SP100 company, me and the company worked through 15 hours of interviews over 2 months; they really liked me for various roles in the department. In the end I was ...
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I am OverLordGoldDragon. Do employers care?

My "online name" is, universally, OverLordGoldDragon. It bears a long history of associated accounts, including some relevant to my future job prospects - like StackExchange and Github. I additionally ...
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What processes are in place to manage high performance people in the workplace [closed]

I am researching different individuals experiences for my degree module regarding the processes that organizations may have in place for high performance people and their development by effective ...
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How should you gracefully leave a company you helped start?

I am a co-founder of a software startup in the B2B space. I am an engineer and have helped build much of our platform from the ground up. It's been 3+ years since we started doing this and we've ...
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Is it okay to write non-offensive humor into meeting minutes?

Yesterday at a meeting with a water Utility our Materials expert said that one of their stored pipes would degrade with exposure to CO2 - carbon dioxide. In the meeting minutes this was noted, and I ...
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Sharing sourcecode in informal startup

Context: I am currently part of a small group of students/professionals which is attempting to build a startup. We are in the early stages, MVP development and validation, but not yet incorporated. ...
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Is it OK to send a thank you email to only one interview panel member?

I had an interview this morning with a panel of 5. One of the members of the panel, I'll call Bob, is the would-be superior for the position, and gave me a tour after the interview. With this, I ...
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A friend from college asked me to refer him to a software job at my company and I don't feel comfortable doing it

I am currently an employee in the client services department of an extremely selective financial institution. I graduated college recently and just started my full-time role a month ago. Today, a ...
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How to gradually decrease my involvement at a project for our client?

I am a senior lead developer at a project for one of our clients at a financial institution. In the foreseeable future, I am going to be removed from this project to work for a different client. This ...
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How to ask for better equipment? [duplicate]

I just joined a company as a junior data scientist. There's around ten data scientists and the company recently supplied us with very high-end PC's. My issue is that they haven't upgraded the monitors....
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Presentation with feedback

I am an electrical engineering intern at a utility company. The company requires that we have a presentation at the end of the term. The presentation is expected to contain information regarding the ...
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My job has implemented a frustrating time monitoring system. How should I react?

My workplace has recently implemented a time tracking system that we're supposed to use to track our time and associate it against certain activities. Every day I am now supposed to log in to this ...
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Social media app usage on the premises of work place [closed]

Knowing my productivity at work place reduced by some social media apps, I decided to use some app blockers. It worked for me to some extent, but I'm not fully happy with it. I have planned to ...
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Employer did not call for interview [duplicate]

I am applying for an entry level position with a company. On the day that I emailed my resume I got an immediate response from the hiring manager asking if we could talk that very day. However after ...
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How to approach protecting my code as a research assistant? Should I be worried in the first place?

I am an undergraduate working as a research assistant for a university, primarily alongside a supervisor. While I have my own project, my job still has me assisting my supervisor in his main research. ...