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How do you survive a business disaster right after a promotion?

I'm entering a management position for the first time in my career and am wondering how to mitigate potential reputational damage. The company currently has a flat startup structure, but my ...
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How can I protect my own reputation while my name is attached to a bad company?

I'm on my way out of a long stretch working for a small company. While there, I designed most of their popular products. My name is on those products. Unfortunately, that company has earned ...
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Should I express my concerns of a colleagues technical skills to my Manager?

I work with a group of geologists. We have one manager, but the rest of us (seven total) perform our job duties as equals. One geologist, who mentored me when I began this job, has made great ...
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Approved for internal transfer while interviewing externally

I'm unhappy with my current position so I applied for an internal transfer as well as some external opportunities. I've been approved for the internal transfer but haven't completed my on-site ...
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Bullying boss launched a smear campaign and made me unemployable

My boss has a history of bullying multiple people in the past to work crazy hours to meet absolutely unrealistic deadlines which have led to numerous cases of serious depression and even one (...
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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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Woman in friend circle telling people I “should be fired”

Ex-friend is telling people I know that "I'm amazed she hasn't been fired yet" behind my back and I don't know what to do about it. She isn't known to cause drama or speak Ill of people so I'm pretty ...
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Game development and e-reputation

I am currently working as IT architect / tech expert. In my free time, I have developed a few apps and made them available on stores. Some of these are utility apps, some of these are games. I've ...
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How to resolve “there can only be one of us” syndrome?

I work at a large company, as a public-facing technical worker. Think of it kinda like a technology evangelist. As such, part of my career growth is dependent on how well known and influential I ...
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Employment based on Master's reputation

I would like to ask for maybe a bit of advice based on your experience (or just awareness) with reference to employment based on the reputation of your education. I know employers look more at work ...
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A decent stack-exchange score for resume [duplicate]

I am a fresher, and I have been working on my resume for sometime now. I have a 500+ reputation on stack-overflow, that I gained in a year. I am not sure if I should put this reputation on my resume. ...
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How do I recover reputation after passive aggressively challenging a management decision?

Situation: When I highlighted this some months ago that my company was not compliant with GDPR, the decision was made by management to consider it late June/Early July. I believed this to be a big ...
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Previous employee falsely claimed my work in resume

The secretary before me left the company before I started there. However, she claims on her resume an additional two years after she was gone - this would be when I was there, and the work done during ...
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Reputation damaged from poor operating model

I am a new project manager at the company I work in, after a good start, followed by a couple of bad deliverable's my reputation in the firm is starting to become negatively affected. To cut a long ...
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Made mistake by doing independent contracting, how soon can I go back to old job?

I recently left my job at Company A where I was working on separate contracts to Companies B and C. Now I'm an independent subcontractor to Company B. I left because I wanted to work less hours, work ...
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List a multi-partner project in a resume if you worked with the smaller, unrecognizeable company?

I've got a scenario where Applicant A has listed "United Nations" as their employer on the resume. The truth is, the UN was actually involved in the project, and subcontracted or were partnered with ...
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Is it appropriate to ask about company's reputation during interviews? [duplicate]

Let's assume you are going to have the final interview with a company. And through your professional networks, you know someone who worked there before, but at a different department from which you ...
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Can working on a mobile app with bad reviews affect my career?

I have a job opportunity to work for a large corporation on their mobile application, and that mobile app, which is used by thousands of people, has been very poorly received. It's a dilemma for me, ...
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My boss jokes too often about me not been able to write good code to the point I think it may damage my reputation. Any solution? [duplicate]

I don't know if this is "normal" for other people but I've seen a trend with my boss in the last months. I have always been trusted and respected by former bosses and coworkers, so (impostor syndrome ...
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Should I explain to other team members why I fired somebody?

When I fire someone because of a behavioral problem he has, it's ethical not to talk about the problem in his behavior with other teammates, so that his reputation isn't corrupted in their eyes. But, ...
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Business Sabotage & How do I present myself to new hires to avoid being seen as weak?

I discovered disloyalty (employees trying to do work for clients privately for a lower fee etc.) and most of my 9 employees left either by me firing them (legally; breach of contract) or them ...
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What are the risks of staying in company with very bad PR?

I work at one of local branches of large (over 2000 employees, branches in all major cities in country) IT company in East-central Europe. Branches are autonomous to certain degree, but all maintain ...
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How do I go from “less than zero” to “hero” with a potential hiring manager? [closed]

WARNING: This is definitely a long message - everything I included is relevant so please don't flame/attack me if you think it's too detailed. EDIT (4/29) None of the answers to this point are ...
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Should I put in my resume StackOverflow profile that has reputation build by ASKING QUESTIONS? [duplicate]

I see numerous problems at the moment with my SO reputation and current career goals. There are some career advice to put SO account in a resume but I feel like my SO account would not be very ...
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Possible career-wise repercussions of turning a coworker into police for a petty issue? [closed]

This question came to my mind when I was reading this question. The scenario in that question is: Bob and Mallory are coworkers. Bob confronts Mallory for throwing cigarettes out of a car. Mallory ...
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I have a black eye. How do I respond to the inevitable curiosity and protect my workplace reputation?

Yesterday I left work with a charmingly unblemished face. Today I have a black eye. I imagine when I go into work there will be questions and rumors about it. In this case, my usual policy of honesty ...
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How to avoid a project subtly to avoid interacting with former boss

As you can remember, I have walked away from my former employer, whom we'll call Sid. I got everything that I need, except my back wages and correcting my Certification of Employment on account that ...
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How do I resign from a job I just started without offending anyone? [duplicate]

I started a new job about a month and a half ago. From day one I didn't like it and felt that it wasn't for me. Initially, I assumed that I was only feeling that way because it was new to me and ...
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Are recruiters risking a bad reputation with companys by lying to candidates?

Reading the comments on this answer: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/61906/26185 Gives me the image of recruiters will likely just tell a lot of lies to make a offer tasty to you. But couldn't ...
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How to get through a notice period in good health?

I found a new job with nice and talented colleagues. My salary got a huge increase. I can't wait to start the new job. However, my notice period is of several months and I completely lost any and all ...
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Barred from former work premises. What can I do? [closed]

So I worked at my previous job (in a pub. Bar and kitchen) for 2yrs. No issues. Found another job with better hours, handed in my notice, worked it and then started with my current employer. About ...
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If you leave of a company for a better job, can you be rightly badmouthed for abandoning projects? [closed]

I spent the last year at a company where I created a new department, but I got no raise, bonus or promotion -- just five-star feedback and promises of future growth. I found a better job at another ...
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Company misrepresented my job position — is it unprofessional to leave after nine months?

I am currently in my first job, working for a large company. During the job interview, they told me a lot of lies about my job position. Once I started, I realized that my actual responsibilities were ...
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Can I resign just after a week of start date? I feel overqualified with my job. Details below [closed]

I am recent science graduate. I am now employed with this insurance company just this week as a clerk in actuarial department. I thought through this, I can be promoted into a real actuary. This is ...
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Professional designations and degrees on business cards and e-mail signatures [duplicate]

I'm going to be creating some simple business cards for myself going forward, and would like some advice on the addition of my degrees and professional designations to the card. So far, the planned ...
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manager has damaged future possible employment opportunities with a big employer [closed]

I have been employed by a large financial institution for a couple of years enjoying decent salary, great bonuses (20% of my salary), matching 401 (k), a pension (!!!) , etc, etc. Unfortunately, my ...
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I can't list my boss of 5+ years as a reference [duplicate]

About a year ago, I left my job of 5+ years after being passed over for promotions/salary increases for about 3 of those years. I worked for a small organization where people rarely quit other than to ...
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Should one ever openly acknowledge his limits or defects?

Once somebody told me "never say 'I don't know', never". However, sometimes I really find myself wanting to say "I do not know the answer to your question", or "I can't do this". Some other times, I ...