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How to safely future-proof my exit from a dual-job scenario

I'm a Java developer with 9 years experience, living in the U.S. I've been working two, full-time, remote software engineering jobs for over two years now and I'm getting bored at one of the jobs. I ...
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I feel more comfortable working from an office. Is this now a 'drawback'? [closed]

Well. When I first experienced remote work, I was excited as most of us. Some years later, it seems to be a model that is imposing itself in the IT environment at least. In my personal case, I am back ...
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How can I get the same exemptions from company policy as my co-worker without causing them trouble?

The company I work for, like many others, had a fairly strict policy regarding remote working (especially from abroad) before COVID-19, but since then they have been more permissive. More in details ...
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Can companies that hired for remote positions decide to go back to office? [closed]

With the pandemic, I've seen tons of vacancies from many Fortune 500 companies where the vacancy specifically says that the position will be permanently 100% remote (i.e.. they never have to go to the ...
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Logistics of living in EU and working for an US company

I’m a software engineer with almost 3 years of experience and I’ve been having a little look around the job market and I came across a full remote job from a credible company in the US. This would be ...
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How do you make group discussions work with people in very different timezones?

The company where I work is fully-remote, and to the extent possible we genuinely try to find the best people, irrespective of location. That's great, but it also means that we have people spanning ...
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Do I get paid for not being able to work due to technical issues? [closed]

I have a full-time remote job, but I haven't been able to work for two weeks due to technical issues with my work equipment. Nothing in my contract says anything about salary if absent due to ...
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How do I best sell my request for continuing remote work, after working remotely out of state for the past 2 years?

I have been working out of state, living at my parents for the past two years, and am requesting remote as we are being asked to return back to the office. My employer has said it will be granted on ...
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I think a new hire is on drugs. (how) Do I confront the situation?

I recently hired a new designer. In the initial few conversations they were very articulate and communicative. The last call I had, they seemed to speak in broken incoherent sentences with 2-3 second ...
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How to get first developer job without a computer science degree

Is it still possible to get a developer job without previous experience and without a CS degree, especially for the first time? What would you suggest to a CS student who dropped out of university and ...
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For non-tech jobs, how important is facetime in the workplace for advancement if you are in a lower- or mid- level management position?

This has been something that’s been bugging me for awhile, and I wanted to get your guys’ opinion on it. Now that we are living in the post-COVID world (or hopefully soon once Omicron is done) with a ...
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Manager trying too hard to persuade me to stay on team

Due to some recent changes in my life, I decided I need to start working remotely. When I discussed the topic with manager, he was sympathetic but explained that the work-in-office policy came from ...
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Coworker pushing himself too much (Telework context)

Some context: My coworker and I are foreigners working in Japan as IT developers. Our team works from home 2-3 days a week. This coworker is working fully from home (too far from workspace). Issue: As ...
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Who decides on new employee to be remote or not? [closed]

I am the lead of a small team (3-5 people), so the responsibility of hiring new employees of my team is on my own (of course technical and cultural-fit parts of the interview), so the on-boarding. On ...
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Frequently getting contacted by my boss after I clocked off [duplicate]

I may be biased because I'm talking about myself, but I get the feeling that I get contacted more often than not, after I punched out. For example, today I asked my boss about some work and he never ...
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Can I work abroad (Europe) for a U.S. company? [closed]

As the title says can I stay in Europe for a couple weeks to a month while working for a U.S. company? I do not plan on staying for more than a month in Europe, but if possible, would like to go a ...
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Remote Offer: Freelancer Contract with Benefits [closed]

I've just received an offer for a senior management position with a well-funded start-up based in a different EU country in which I can work remotely. The offer letter states there are paid vacation, ...
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How can I explain why I'm using just audio in video conferencing, without revealing the real reason? [closed]

My new company is headquartered in Japan, but I'm in an overseas office. Occasionally I must attend Microsoft Teams meetings in wee small hours. My selfish superiors know I'm in a different time zone, ...
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Would showing a picture of group team video call, on the company's web profile, be a useful 'culture' image? [closed]

A couple things to get out of the way as caveats: assuming that all employees signed consent, same as when photos are taken in an office. assuming that a fully-distributed company, with no central ...
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Is chat message considered as a legal contract?

I was told by email that I got the remote job with an agreed salary after a job interview from a US company. Then they gave me an email and Slack account for work, subsequently they asked me when can ...
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Is sharing screenshots of Slack conversations a bad thing to do?

Today I had a frustrating conversation with a colleague from another team that went back and forth. Nothing very serious, but just disagreements. After the conversation was over I just needed to talk ...
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WFH outside of your assigned country [closed]

I will appreciate some help on my case. Our company's offices (UK based) have been shut from Spring 2020 and will continue to be shut until Jan 2021. We are officially WFH as per guidance. Myself and ...
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Simple rules for a successful partly remote policy with about 50% office time

We want to create a partly remote policy - meaning that we expect at about 50% of the working time to be spent in the office and the other 50% can be done remotely. But so far, our efforts to create ...
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Company seems a little desperate to hire me, is it a red flag?

I have been interviewing with an Indian IT company (I myself am European; it is a remote position). My initial interview with HR was two weeks ago, then followed a very basic technical interview last ...
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I don’t have a degree or experience in tech industry. How do I make a resume?

I want to clarify few things I’m a self-taught programmer, I’ve been learning programming for the last 3 years and before I started to build projects. I was learning JavaScript with the problem-...
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Someone else used my office while I am WFH - what should I do?

We are slowly transitioning back to the office - at any given time, half of us are remote and the other half are in the office. Staff meetings are still all on Zoom, since 50% of the people are remote....
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What would my job location be for remote work on an unemployment form? [closed]

I am filling out a form for the New York State Department of Labor to apply for unemployment benefits after my work ended with a recruiter. One of the questions asks about my work location. If ...
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What should be explicitly stated in the contract if the job is going to be done remotely?

I am about to sign a contract with a company for which I'm going to work remotely. There could be meetings once per month, but the rest of the job is going to be done as a home office. This is going ...
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Husband has a job offer, and we might move. How do I ask my manager for remote position?

My husband was offered a new job within his company, which would start in October. It means we are moving a few states away, but only if I can work remotely. It’s not a job that he applied for but ...
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As a junior is it unethical to leave after 1 year for remote?

The context 1 year ago, after a Master's degree I had my first real web developer job in a great startup (~50 people) along two other juniors, we all were trained and were given a lot of resources (...
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How come there seems to be less remote jobs where you can be trained in specific areas?

I always noticed those kinds of jobs: Company A seek people with certain skill-set (programmer, etc) and offer training for certain skills and such (for a specific amount of time, say 2 month) where ...
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Is it normal behavior for a company to only pay their author after a certain number of articles?

So, I recently managed to find a company based mainly in Europe that piqued my interest: It essentially focuses on articles and such. I'm still in the evaluation process and I'm currently writing the ...
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How can I tell my boss he has poor video meeting manners? [closed]

My boss loves scheduling long, pointless video meetings. This is bad enough, but it's made worse by his poor manners and ridiculous rules. He doesn't like it when people mute their mic or use ...
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Is it possible to work as a remote junior developer?

I've been learning web development for a while and will soon start looking for a job. Unfortunately, opportunities are very scarce where I live, so I'll have to look elsewhere. So, I'm thinking about ...
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Can a company close their office location and compel remote work?

My company traditionally has required people in my position to work from an office. Home work was viewed as incompatible with my position. Since COVID hit it, the company have actually been really ...
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What’s the best strategy to negotiate as a group?

We are a team of seven and, due to the pandemic, have been working from home for over a year. Our boss is not a fan of remote work; however, at least three of us would like to continue working from ...
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How to deal with lack of assignments in a remote position? [closed]

I'm working for an outsourcing company and two weeks ago got my first assignment, working remotely for a company abroad, as a senior. The salary is great for what I'm used to. Each one of the ...
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Can I ask for a higher salary working remotely from a more expensive location?

My situation: 5th year PhD Candidate in Chicago About to graduate (within a year) Planning to move to NYC for my wife's career after graduation (she is an actress/performer/circus artist) But ALSO ...
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How can I ask/negotiate to work permanently out of state in a way that both conveys urgency and preserves my option to stay if they say no?

Summary: I am a hard-to-replace employee who has been highly productive working remotely and would like to ask to be allowed to relocate to another state permanently (with ~6 visits a year to the ...
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What exactly does 'must possess unrestricted work authorization' mean?

I've been checking out remote USA internships to apply to. Some specifically mention that even though this is a remote internship, they are not hiring candidates from outside the US. But there are ...
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How to be hired in US company remotely

I'm a software developer living in Eastern Europe. I would like to find a job remotely working for a US company and to be paid an average US salary because in my country I currently get around 3-4 ...
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Team member who works alone

I'm a backend engineer (age: 30) in a small startup (25 workers). I came to this company 6 months ago and my team consists of 4 engineers and a manager. A couple of months ago, my manager hired a ...
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Doubts about being hired from abroad

I'm a .NET developer with 4 years of experience. Now I live and work in Russia. However, I've been thinking of searching a job somewhere abroad (Europe, presumably). It would be nice to get a full-...
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Jobs with both Remote tag and city/state name [closed]

My question is what is the meaning when you see a job with both remote and state/city name tag. For example here is a sample job. As you can see it says both Antwerp Metropolitan Area and Remote. ...
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Resigning during probation period - can I ask for a different role?

I have been in my current role for 4 months (working remotely), and am currently on a 6-month probation. The role involves far more web development than I was expecting, rather than the other areas I ...
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Realistically, how do I recover from a zoom screen share mishap?

I haven't seen any other questions to this effect. With COVID and the normalisation of working from home, there would increase of Zoom/conference call mishaps, such as Jeffrey Toobin exposing himself ...
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Internship promised in written form was canceled - how to proceed with company?

My already accepted internship at an IT-company was canceled. The reason they mentioned to me were that almost all employees of the department I was supposed to work in are currently in home-office ...
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Employee being unreliable and logging too many hours

A marketing/PR manager below me has one employee (let's call him John) that has been constantly unreliable. They agree on something, let's say "John, post this on instagram today" and he ...
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How are legal disputes resolved when I work remote from India for foreign countries?

If any dispute arises how will it be resolved? And in which juridical area? By dispute I mean any salary, notice periods, work hours etc.
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How to communicate remote vs. relocation in an interview?

I live in a smaller town, while many IT companies are in capital city. I've been getting contacted by some recruiters and I'm not sure how to approach the situation. On one hand, I don't want to move, ...
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