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Very poor communication by most of my colleagues

I work full time as a senior software engineer as a contractor for a 10 person tech company which is remote-only. All communication is text-only with the exception of twice-a-week audio meetings. Some ...
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No-Apply instant jobs/tasks? [closed]

I wonder wether there is a platfrom where somekind of "no-apply instant jobs" are offered. By that I mean somekind of task (for example in software devolpment) that is posted by a client, ...
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Applying for remote EU position from the US. How to answer, "Are you eligible to work in the EU?"

I am a US citizen living in the US. I have been looking for a new remote based job and a lot of the jobs that interest me have been posted by countries in the EU. When I apply for the jobs, I ...
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How to find the details of government telework?

I've been looking for jobs on USAJOBS, the Federal job site. They make a distinction between "remote" jobs and "telework", but the distinction is not clear to me. I've read their ...
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Contractor requesting copy of contract between services company and end client

If there is a contract between A->B where A is a contractor and B a services company and another contract B->C between the services company and an end-client C, should A, the contractor be ...
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Skipping Introductions

I had this situation where we had several meetings where the manager I was assigned was asking us to introduce ourselves. This went on for around 3 meetings with different people where constant ...
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Platform for negotiations, correct wording and closing “blank spots”

Continuing this topic: Potential employer promised to give an answer but has not yet responded This is a great chance for me and I don’t want to miss it. Therefore, I plan to answer as quickly and as ...
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How can I politely say that I am not doing extra work after back to the office policies?

Our workplace decided that to support the economy we needed to be back in the office and therefore reduce our time working from home. They are very firm on this policy and very touchy about any ...
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Can i ask for compensation or I can i request unemployment? [closed]

I do remote work and have a company desktop computer that was sent to me. The computer has no longer powered on since early March. I was able to tape it and rig it to work a few hours before it would ...
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How do I repair relationship with Client after we had a misunderstanding over work availability? (Reposted in freelance, can't delete here)

I've reposted this into freelance stack exchange as this is related to a freelance contractor. I'm unable to delete it from here, but I welcome your thoughts and opinions. My client sends me a message ...
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Is it reasonable to request working remotely from Ecuador?

I'm currently a Lead IT Engineer that works remotely %100 of the time in the United States. I want to move back to Ecuador though to be closer to family. Going to approach my work about this next ...
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remote work and mileage reimbursement [closed]

I interviewed for a position which is mostly remote work. I live 2 hours away from the company site and I have a place to stay in between the site any my home whenever necessary. I know I have to go ...
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Best way to ask for/about hybrid/remote work?

I'm curious what is the best way to ask for/about hybrid remote work when interviewing. I saw something somewhere that suggested asking what is the company's approach to remote/hybrid work but I can ...
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I changed my mind about relocating, after accepting a job offer. How do I present my case to my manager?

I accepted a job offer less than a month ago which was based in a different city. However, I find myself reluctant to relocate due to personal circumstances. How do I communicate to my manager about ...
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Remote work as a freelancer or with EOR. What are downsides for the employer?

It seems that to work for a company in (European) country A while living in a (European) country B, the two options that do not involve an excessive amount of bureaucratic complications are working as ...
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Trading remote work for salary reduction

In my previous question I asked what to do in my situation, where I have no previous experience and I want to turn an onsite job into a remote one. I am in Europe, and in the country of the company, ...
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How do I contract a remote work arrangement?

I am a scientific software developer with close to zero experience (only university projects and an internship). A company is interested in hiring me. They are in European country X, while I want to ...
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Make sure both parties uphold the contract in remote work

My client referred me to another potential client living in North America. We had a call and agreed on a project to work on. However, as far as I can see, there is no guarantee that he honors his end ...
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Should I be legally considered a full-time employee, rather than an independent contractor?

I work remotely for a small US startup as a contractor (the contract I have signed is a consultancy agreement), and I am based overseas. While reading other posts on this website, I have started ...
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Working for a US company from the UK - bank holidays and minimum PTO

I may be starting to work remotely soon from the UK for a US company. From what I understand, holiday requirements are very different there (in the UK there is a minimum of 28 days PTO including bank ...
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Remote Work for US-Based Candidates

What does it mean if a remote job description says that the candidate must be US-based ? I am a US citizen and maintain a bank account in the US. Given this, if the company pays me in US dollars in my ...
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Requesting Full Remote Work as a Reasonable Accommodation for a Drug Side Effect [closed]

I am currently working in a hybrid model where I go to the office 2 days per week and work from home for the remaining days. I have recently been diagnosed as pre-diabetic and started taking ...
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How to deal with a coworker who only wants to communicate via video conference

For context I work remotely at a fully remote company as an independent contributor. Like many others I find video calls to be a big distraction from my day to day work. Of course, in many situations ...
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How might I express to my CEO concern that a selective office mandate isn't quite fair?

Would this be a good idea to begin with? I was hired at a startup where it was specified to be remote (only the U.S. state was listed). After a few months, people in the area closest to the office ...
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Security Clearance - How do I explain that I lived in a "problem" country while working remotely?

I'm a US citizen, and while my home address is in the US, I took advantage of my fully-remote job to travel to countries for extended periods, including a country that US considers an adversary (I was ...
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How to approach getting permission to remote work outside the US as a programmer for a US based company/staffing company? [closed]

I am a US citizen currently based in New York and just got a job as an android developer (W2, 1 year contract, hourly rate) for a major US company through a staffing company that is also based in the ...
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I work remotely and use a managed co-working space. The cost of such is tax-deductible for freelancers. What options do permanent contract peole have? [closed]

This is in the UK. Essentially what the title says. I am employed on a permanent contract and pay for my own co-working space. As this is an income-related expense, and I know my freelancing friends ...
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When and how should I inquire about going 100% remote?

I'm in the USA. I relocated across the state for a new job before the pandemic because my employer had a no remote work policy when I was originally hired, but most of our department, myself included, ...
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How to explain that I can work very remotely?

I'm planning on moving country but not company. While my employer has a presence in the country I intend to move to, that presence is not by my department and is a few hundred miles from where I will ...
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Remote worker relocating for spouse's new job. Can I ask for a cost of living increase with my employer?

My wife has recently been offered a new job in Denver that she wants to take due to salary increase, career advancement, etc. We currently live in a very low cost-of-living area comparatively (Memphis)...
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How to work remotely for US companies as a foreigner

I am neither a US citizen nor have ever been in the US. I want to remotely work for US-based companies, and apparently, almost all companies require a visa or some sort of work permit even for remote ...
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How to calculate fair pay in local currency based on salary range in dollars?

Suppose Bob applies for a remote position (so no visa or even travel involved) on a company based in the United States and his research indicates that the average salary for the position is $s ($ = ...
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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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