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How do I give availability time ranges for an interview (of unknown duration)?

I'm trying to tell someone when I'd be available for an interview. Seems easy, right? I'm available 8-11 AM on the 1st and 3-5 PM on the 2nd. But this seems ambiguous in that "8-11" could mean ...
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Just beginning new internship and another company wants to interview

I am beginning a busy-season internship at an accounting firm, January-March. My first day is January 3rd, and I am training at my local office January 3rd-9th and then going to Chicago to train Jan ...
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How to deal with sabotaging, possibly passive-aggressive, boss?

I work at an institution of higher education. One of our employee benefits is a generous tuition reimbursement if we take classes here. I decided to take advantage of this and go back to school here. ...
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How can I get out of extra on call duty, to cover for new coworkers religious obligations?

In our company one person from the team has to come to work on Saturday. We are a team of 4 so it comes to 1 Saturday per month (paid overtime). Recently 2 guys left and have been replaced by other ...
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What's the latest time you should schedule an interview? [closed]

I have a phone interview with a company for 60 minutes and have the choice to select the date. Is it ok if I schedule the interview 1.5 weeks from today or is that too late of an interview date since ...
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How to politely but firmly stand my ground on task scheduling requests that are unrealistic? [duplicate]

The typical set of tasks on my plate have an attached schedule that was more or less jointly determined between me and the supervisor/lead/management team. The scheduling may have been determined by ...
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On Scheduling Meetings [closed]

One of the few things I've noticed in the workplace is that things often times don't start and end on time. I know that this isn't out of malice, estimated times and actual times to discuss a subject ...
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Balancing two jobs

I'm a high-schooler in Ontario and I currently work part-time 1 day/wk at an educational service for kids. They have set my time slot to Monday, though I could ask for it to be moved. I've applied ...
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Interview scheduling preferences in initial application?

Is it considered 'bad form', or presumptuous to include scheduling preferences for interviews in your initial application letter? For example "For interviews or other direct inquiries I am most ...
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How do I ask a company to reschedule an interview to a more convenient date? [closed]

I have been invited to interview at the office of the company I have applied to on a Wednesday morning. Having already resigned from my current company I don't have any work to do during my last month ...
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Is it rude to change my work schedule more than once?

Last week, in order to make up for time lost during a work holiday, I asked my manager if I could work a few extra hours each day during the week. After my schedule was adjusted, an event came up ...
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Can employer require you to arrive 15 minutes early each day? [duplicate]

I started a new job a few months ago and they are very strict on timing. In fact if we show up 1 minute late we get written up. We recently finished training and are now told to show up 15 minutes ...
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Is it okay to ask for an earlier interview date?

I've applied to a number of places, and so far things have been going well. The problem is in the timing of the interviews. So far, I've had 2 rounds of in-person interviews with company A, one in-...
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What are the benefits of switching from bi-weekly to semi-monthly payroll?

To align our accounting efforts, I would like to move our payroll frequency to semi-monthly, whereby payments will be made on the 5th and 20th (or 15th and 30th) of each month. I have read mixed ...
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Reasonable to ask to reschedule early morning interview to a later time?

I got an invitation for an interview at 8:30 A.M. How do you feel a manager would likely react if I asked if an interview after 9:30 AM is possible, since those are (more in line with) my regular work ...
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Would I lose my chances of getting into Google if I ask for 2.5 months to prepare for an interview? (SWE College Grad) [closed]

I was asked to do a second round of phone interview since the first one didn't go well enough to fly me onsite. I will not have more than 1 hr/day to study since I'm working 2 jobs and am behind in ...
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How do I approach my boss about staying later? [duplicate]

In my job I have a lot of small tasks all the time, and typically two or three larger ones at any given time. I'm also the go-to person for a number of things in my team, as I'm the one who ...
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Haven't been getting breaks at work and need them

I’ve rewritten this question several times as I’m having trouble phrasing it and will try to keep it short and to the point. I recently started working as an auxiliary employee at a chain of ...
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Invited to interview but date is in the past

I received an email today inviting for an interview. The interview was scheduled for 8 days ago, I am using Gmail so there is no way this was a fault on my part. How should I answer in this email?
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What should I do when the boss "pulls rank" to get their problems solved over our customers' problems?

My boss and I were reviewing items in a bug fix list. One of the bugs was relatively low priority: the program is rarely used in the way that produces the bug, and there is a work around which avoids ...
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Placed on work schedule despite approved time-off request. Is it unreasonable to push back on this?

Since March of this year, I've been employed part-time at an amusement park in food service. I'd like to think I'm a good employee: I show up before my shift starts and clock in at the right time I ...
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How to request flex time for controversial events?

My current workplace has a policy where we are allowed to have a lot of flex time, we generally just have to ask the boss/check with project managers if we want to leave early and then make the time ...
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How to respond to a meeting request with multiple times if I am indifferent

If someone wants to have a meeting and provides a selection of times, ex: Monday 1:00-1:30 pm - EST Tuesday 9:00-9:30 am - EST Wednesday 2:00-2:30 pm - EST and I am completely indifferent as to the ...
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How to Indicate my Time Availability in a Job Application?

I am applying for a job through the company website and in the application there is a section which asks for my time availability per day. Question: How exact should I be when providing such ...
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Is three weeks too far out to schedule a follow up meeting after an interview?

I took a video interview late last month, and got a response the next day asking me to schedule a time for a telephonic technical interview. The exact words used were: I would like to schedule a ...
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How to inform future employer about reduction in available hours to work?

I am looking for a new job, I want to reduce my schedule from 5 days a week (8-5) to 4 days a week (8-4). I don't want to waste anyone's time, so I want this apparent from the start. If the employer ...
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Should I accept a calendar invitation marking the inavailability of a colleague? [closed]

My Manager and other team mates send a meeting request for the duration of time they are unavailable (attending workshop / vacation / Business trip). It automatically gets into my calendar. Should I ...
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Boss decisions are pushing backwards our product [closed]

Long story short, last Friday my boss told me we needed to release a new version of our ship application as soon as possible that day, without previous noticing. I told him it wasn't properly tested ...
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Rescheduling a Coveted Interview

I am a senior in college and I've just landed a very coveted job interview with a well known company. I shared those details to paint a picture of how careful I want to be when handling this situation....
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How to deal with a team member consistently showing up late

For a long time I was the only developer at my company. Last year, we hired two more entry level devs. I have no management experience or training and very few managerial duties, but by virtue of my ...
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How to push back when colleagues send work to me they can do themselves?

Over the years I've acquired some Perl skills to get the data in a shape I can work with (marketing analytics). Average dataset sizes have grown over the years, and colleagues tend to say "Excel can'...
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