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Questions tagged [professionalism]

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

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How does one deal with coding boss writing production code ignoring standards and process?

I joined this small company a couple of years ago, of at the moment less than 10 employees. The main product is a SAAS-application where the customer base is growing steadily. The founder and CEO ...
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Management prohibits participation in a fundraiser

tl;dr: Upper management urges me to warn my team against participating in a fundraiser for a former boss, who owns our direct competition. Locale: US. Bob is my former mentor and CEO of a very small (...
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Why are my senior co-workers ignoring my reply on email chain? [closed]

Here is my issue. I'm on an email chain with a few higher ups. Yes, I understand I'm the grunt that does all the real work while the leader, "look at the bigger picture." But while they're busy ...
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How should I word my employee yearly performance goals in a company intolerant of mistakes?

We've been tasked with writing employee goals for the upcoming year. Our goals will be reviewed and approved by our manager. At the end of the year we'll be asked to explain, in writing, how we met or ...
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What company will do, if I send their offer letter to another company [closed]

I got offer from company A with 100% hike of current salary. I got second offer from company B with 50% hike of current salary. During salary negotiation with company B, I have sent the company A ...
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Is this an abusive interview process? [closed]

Or am I too sensitive? A software company has very mixed Glassdoor reviews and several specifically call out narcisisstic behavior by the CEO. One review even used the term "grooming" behavior, i.e., ...
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How to educate teammate to take screenshots for bugs without unwanted stuff

We have a new team mate as a QA (software tester). He recently started to execute the regression suites in our application and reporting bugs. When reporting the bugs in TFS, he used to attach the ...
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I'm experiencing hand pain that forces me to take frequent breaks. How can I explain this to my coworkers?

I'm a software engineer and was recently involved in a motorcycle accident that has my right hand in a bit of a mess. One of the injuries in particular is causing a lot of pain - an unhealing broken ...
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What to write in mail having resume [closed]

What should I write in an email when sending a resume to someone who has given me an email address and asked me to share my resume. Extra question(trivial): Should I attach my resume as a PDF or DOC ...
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Quitting employee has privileged access to critical information

A colleague of mine had some very privileged access to sensitive information, that was kept in remote machines with no internet access whose files could not be copied to local machines. He quit the ...
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Financial problems with my company sometimes delays my pay - must I quit? [closed]

I have a job as a TI engineer in a small company. I'm well paid and I learn and do a lot of things that other TI engineers don't. I'm really happy here but for several reasons, over the last year the ...
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Employer is getting involved with my open source projects

Upfront info: I'm a UX Developer. Employed for a year and a half at my current position. I didn't sign any sort of contact/non-compete when I started my employment. My employer said I could include ...
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team in charge of product X not able to deliver something I already created

During october/november, I developped for the team I was working with a tool to achieve functionality "X" in a specific language. As far as I know this tool is re-usable by other teams and feature-...
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How to write good mail to HR if I forgot to bring swipe card [closed]

I forgot to bring swipe card while coming to office. So I want to write mail to my HR but not getting proper words or good sentence to write mail. As of now I have written Hi Maam, Today I forgot ...
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Full hands/shaking hands

A situation I have encountered in the past: In a somewhat informal setting, such as a company luncheon or walking down the hall at my company, I meet a new person, who courteously extends his hand. ...
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Should my client be so concerned about basically my death?

I made an offer to a long-time client to build a system for them that would increase their profits drastically. They agree at that point. The problem is if the system completely broke for a few days, ...
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How do I tell my boss he is being extremely rude?

I work in IT. Recently there was a computer issue that cost the company about 4k. It wasn't preventable, predictable, or my fault. However, it did happen under my watch. When I explained the situation ...
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How to ask for additional time to reconsider an offer after accepting it?

After an interview with a company they offered me a salary matching the one I asked for. However when considering the other benefits I was getting at the current employer (which I wasn't getting at ...
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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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Studying a career, got a really good job offer outside that career

I'm a student, 22 years old, currently working as an android developer, studying Computer Science and currently 2 trimesters away from graduating. I received a job offer on Networks related area, they ...
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How to deal with an incendiary email that was recalled

I recently received a critical email from someone who works at a company I deal with. It made a number of broad and inaccurate criticisms of some work I'd done. Copying in several managers for good ...
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Invitation to team lunch for project I haven't contributed to

Here is the situation I work 'in' Team A, 5 of us. I occasionally interact with my team members for day-to-day work, but, there is zero work overlap. My work primarily involves Team B. Team A works ...
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Is this ordinary workplace experiences for a job in Software Engineering? [closed]

I'm currently working my first job as a Software Engineer. Prior to this position I've worked at places such as Wal Mart, Sam's Club, and Circuit City. I'm currently finishing my last two classes ...
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How to respond to potential employer about a potential conflict of Interest?

Long story short- I applied for my dream job a month ago and I have been progressing in the interview process. My future step-mom (will be official in September) unannounced to me had applied at the ...
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How to get over being angry due to being laid off? [closed]

Due to circumstances beyond my control, a contract that I loved working on has been terminated with very little warning and I have been told my last day is Friday. I understand its business, the ...
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Is there any risk in sharing info about technologies and products we use with a supplier?

Sometimes I email with suppliers of different software products we use, may use in the future or have used in the past. In these conversations I of course provide the info necessary so that the ...
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Leaving in the midst of a project

I am a fresh masters graduate (graduated Dec 2018) who’s in the midst of a job hunt. My supervisor at the university asked me to extend my thesis research and publish another paper after my graduation....
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Is it a bad idea to display the F-word on my GitHub profile? [closed]

Ordinarily, this would seem like a no-brainer, but maybe not... I am a college student currently applying for a summer internship at a company where I would be doing a lot of software development ...
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Appearance on website

I have been working for seven months in a team of four people on a new project. There are three additional members who occasionally get small tasks assigned, and are therefore loosely related to the ...
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Am I responsible for the work produced by coworkers since we are a team even though they excluded me?

I have been working for my current company for 7 months now and I am completing my two years in the industry in total. My company is a large enterprise, with relatively relaxed deadlines and flexible ...
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Dealing with an internal ScriptKiddie

We've been dealing with a credit card number scraping problem on our website for a couple of months. Proper authorities and card processors and card holders have been notified. I have evidence which ...
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How early should I disclose potential medical problems for a future internship?

I'm currently a Junior in College studying applied mathematics, and 4-5 months ago received an offer to intern as a data analyst at a medium sized company that I am very interested in. When they ...
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Handle resignation properly when reporting to two managers

At my workplace, the organization is based on 2 levels: on-site, and company as a whole. This situation involves me, manager Bob and manager Steve. If we take into account the global employee ...
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Why didn't they find that much knowledge in me? [closed]

I am a software developer with 5+years of work experience. My background is that I am a not a engineering graduate. But I started my career as a developer trainee and then after 1 year itself, they ...
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Request for increment

How fair is it to request a raise every quarter? I'm working in a small firm with 5 employees, and there are no written policies on pay raise and everything is according to the employee's own hard-...
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How to deal with intrusive colleague?

I work in a small business with relaxed management, where work gets done at a none pressuring pace. I'm pretty quick however and get most work done way before schedule and often have a drought, ...
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Can I refuse to have my photo on my email signature?

Recently, the company I'm currently working for has started to do a re-design on the brand. One of the things to change is the signature in emails. It looks really cool with a photo! But, I don't ...
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Is it appropriate to give a culturally-traditional gift to a female coworker?

I'm a male in my mid 20s and I've been working at a multinational corporation for about a year. For a couple of months I've had a crush on a female coworker that I've never interacted with (we work on ...
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My current employer wants me to train another member of staff which is outside of contract

I'm self-employed working remotely as a software developer, but have been working for the same software company almost exclusively for ~3 years. My boss has asked me to train another staff member on ...
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Manager has noticed coworker's excessive breaks. Should I warn him?

A junior coworker of mine takes very long breaks every day. I've timed them; he makes hour-long visits to the restroom every day. He is paid by the hour, leaves after 8 hours, and is not allowed to ...
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How do I approach a previous employer about a job opening?

I worked for a construction company on a Federal project as the office admin working at the construction site. Upon completion of the project my employment was terminated as there were no other ...
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Etiquette of the “Giveaway table” in the galley [closed]

At my workplace, every galley (kitchen, not quite a break room as there is very limited seating) seems to have a table in it where stuff just appears. It seems to be accepted that this is the "I don't ...
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How to deal with an informal company as an introvert?

I'm an introvert, kinda of. I pushed myself to be a little less afraid of initiating a conversation because, even if I didn't want to, I need to cooperate with my friends and classmates in school. My ...
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Emailing HR after sending in an application?

Yesterday I applied to an IT position that I am very interested in. In the online questionnaire, there were 2 questions that I could not answer yes to, they asked if I had a specific certification and ...
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I canceled my internship last-minute. Can I expect bridges to be burnt?

I had been talking to company A about doing an internship there. I had several concerns regarding the assignment but I needed it fast, so I applied anyway and got accepted. I agreed to start the ...
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Is it unprofessional to inform/hand in my resignation to my level 2 manager instead of my immediate manager?

I'm more comfortable with my level 2 manager as he's more friendly and understanding than my immediate manager who's cold and serious most of the time. I'm afraid I'll get a huge blow back from my ...
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Is it unethical to encourage a co-worker to leave our mutual current workplace?

Background I've been increasingly unhappy with my workplace (you can look at my question's history for context if you wish) so I've been looking for jobs for the past 2 months with great success. I'm ...
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Reaching out to an employer regarding an offer letter

Last week Monday, I was verbally told that I was chosen for a role within a moderately sized company (7000 employees). The HR employee told me on the same phone call that I would receive an offer ...
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Starting Freelance, how to ask to subcontract for employer

to give some context: I am going to transition from employee to self-employed as a freelance software engineering consultant. I am currently working at a client, the performance review was good, and ...
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Remote manager keeps taking it out on the same colleague

I am a young software developer working in a big french tech company. There is this toxic relationship between one of my colleague and our manager that I am really concerned about. There has been many ...