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Manager asked for home address without giving a reason. Should I have provided it?

I'm a developer in an individual contributor role. I'm on a team with 3 other developers and one liaison/PM role. We have a manager, who I'll call "Steve". I was moved onto Steve's team only ...
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How to help pen testing engineer improve intuition

I am a manager in the cybersecurity division of the company where I work and am responsible for overseeing internal pen testing of APIs and in house built applications. Many applications and APIs are ...
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Instantly regretting transferring to new team [closed]

I was hired as a software engineer at a tech company. After a couple weeks into my job, another manager unexpectedly reached out and asked if I wanted to transfer to work on [insert cool new ...
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How do I relay to my boss that I hate the job site I am assigned

The job site I recently got assigned to (it's actually three sites, one location) is our current primary project with many others starting soon. I don't want to be stuck at this site too long. It ...
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Can I refuse to review the work of the team tech lead if I have a lower grade than they?

Long story short, I work as a data scientist in a small team. The working environment is quite unusual. Key facts: The lead data scientist's technical expertise wasn't checked during the interview (...
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Can my employer change my 1099 contracted pay rate without my acceptance or a new contract?

I was hired in November as a cleaner by a cleaning company out of Atlanta, GA. I signed an agreement to perform all duties of the job 7 nights/week for $2200/month. The first month, my gross pay was ...
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I have code from my previous startup that my current employer needs - they want me to open source it [closed]

When I left my last corporate job, I started working on my own open source project. It was sort of a 'I can do it better/learning project'. I continued to work on it and even managed to score really ...
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How to Help Employee Who Is Struggling

At the organization I work for, some of our workforce is students from a nearby university, and I supervise a handful of these students. This is my first time supervising people and for the most part ...
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Employer Requiring Race & Ethnicity of Employees

My employer here in the US told me that I have to provide an answer to my race & ethnicity today 1-15-2024, if I chose to not disclose then my boss has to do a visual and make the decision. How ...
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My senior management is wanting to place me on a PIP

As of yet I have not signed it, and I will admit to some of the issues being fair criticisms that I have been trying to improve upon; some have even merited my supervisor's admission that they have ...
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How to handle staff member with excessive time off

We are a very small office and work directly with customers who call in and walk in. This is not the type of job you can do from home & customers expect assistance in a reasonable period of time ...
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What would US employees think of having a notice period? [closed]

[At first glance this might look unsuitable for SE since it is definitely an opinion-based question. However, in this case I'm not asking for opinions on the answer; I want opinions as the answer. So ...
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Received a job offer, but recruiter is behaving unprofessionally

I had 5 rounds of interviews at a very famous company. I am based in Europe and the company is based in US. It's a fully remote position. My contact point was Recruiter A during the whole process, and ...
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Can someone be fired for giving a coworker a birthday card inside the workplace that is funny, but is also a bit sexist?

I work in an automobile factory in the United States and the vast majority (approximately 90%) of the employees in my department there are male. There is a coworker's birthday coming up next week in ...
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Work that I reasonably do without publications post Ph.D (R2 university)?

I'm a fourth year student in an Experimental Psychology Ph.D program with an accepted MA also in Experimental Psychology from a different program. I'm posting here since I'm about to graduate in May ...
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Is it ok to provide a CV when a resume is asked for (US)?

I am applying for a new job in the US and the online application form asks for a resume. Is it ok to provide a CV, rather than a resume? (i.e. could it have a negative impact on my application?) As ...
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How do I go about adding a new job title to my resume for the same company, and do I even need to?

I've been working as an Animal Health Technician III in the state of New York for the past 5 years for the same animal hospital. I recently just took the VTNE which is a national exam for Veterinary ...
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Differences in the hiring process between US and UK

I have been looking at data science roles in the US, specifically in New York City. I am a data scientist in the UK with a master's degree from the UK and 5+ yrs work experience at a well-known UK ...
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Why do companies ask for Permanent Address?

I've seen in multiple applications, companies ask for Permanent Address. Afaik, if at all, they should only be concerned about Mailing Address. Even that is not necessary in the world of emails. Why, ...
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How to get career back on track

My wife was diagnosed with a rare and difficult to treat cancer. I became a full time caregiver and was out of work for a year. I left a role as a staff level (one above senior) software developer at ...
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How do you contact a university to ask if an employee of yours has a degree?

Our company hired someone for something important before our time, and I suspect that their credentials are made up—they don't have an actual degree, and the advice they provided is stupid, and ...
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First time considering a non-compete, but the terms seem concerning

I'm a 3D generalist who was contacted to provide models and artwork for an "AI integrated game" over the course of two months. I'm not looking for legal advice — mostly just a sanity check ...
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Is working with potentially sharp objects under high time pressure considered safe?

My girlfriend has recently started a new job where she has to unpack items using box cutters and her bare hands at a "fast pace". Sometimes the items she unpacks are shattered or otherwise ...
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How to assist my manager with post covid recovery symptoms when meeting with vendors

I work in a management role in the cybersecurity division of my company. My manager recently caught Covid and is still recovering. While his physical symptoms are almost all gone, there is some "...
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Starting a new job but continuing on Maternity leave from the first one

Can you start a new job while staying on maternity leave? The new job is remote. I am considering keeping both jobs, but the remote one won't wait. I can be on leave until mid-January Because I had a ...
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How to handle boss' team invitation to go to a bar, when my coworker is an alcoholic in recovery?

My boss is visiting his remote team members locally where I work in the United States. In an open environment by our cubes, he asked does anyone want to go out after work for dinner and drinks. One of ...
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Is it legal for my company to force me to use my personal computer for work? [closed]

I'm a software engineer with 4 years of experience. I landed a job while in college as a junior dev for the same company I'm with now (3 years total at this current company) making 39k. I now make ...
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Should I Ask for a Lead Title if I Expect to be Manager?

Background This year, I was transferred to a struggling software project as a developer. My time with the team has been difficult due in large part to shortcomings with management. During my time with ...
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Is it ethical to apply directly for a job after a recruiter declines to submit you for the role?

Recruiter A contacted me about a job on LinkedIn. I said I was interested, and we set up a day for Recruiter A to call me to talk about the job. Recruiter A never called, never replied to LinkedIn ...
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How can a cybersecurity team mitigate internal customer complaints that real time user training is too intrusive?

I manage a team in the cybersecurity division where I work. My team is responsible for owning several security tools used to protect company digital assets (Data loss protection suite - DLP, advanced ...
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Manager did not give clear answer when I asked for a day off

I recently started a new job. I asked my manager if I could take a day off next week for a family obligation. He said I hadn't been with the company long enough to use my vacation time. I found this a ...
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How can I mitigate effects of a greatly reduced team due to situation I don't control?

Similar to my previous series of questions (here and here), this question involves dealing with the unpleasant consequences of dating a colleague. Today, I found out my girlfriend, a project manager, ...
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Should I send an email to African American colleagues given a recent nearby targeted crime?

I manage a team and several of my colleagues are African American, living very close to Jacksonville, Florida. Given the weekend shooting this past weekend that appears to be due to suspect's animus ...
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Accidentally left job off background check that requires disclosure of all employment history

I recently received a verbal offer to join a company that is very strict with its background check policy. A formal written offer is contingent on the completion of a background check. The issue is I ...
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How can I best explain in a interview that my contract was terminated?

My goal is to get another job as soon as possible. Some months ago I was hired by an US company as a remote worker (I am not an US person, I am not an US resident). I signed a consulting agreement. I ...
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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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Practical, day-to-day differences between contracters and W2 software engineers

What practical, day to day differences are there for work between contractors and W2 employees, specifically for software engineers? I know that contractors are paid differently and they don't get ...
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When should one stop trying to eat with immediate coworkers in your team? [closed]

I have heard that one should not eat alone at work. I tried to meet with my team members but it is hard to get this pattern to stick as I eat at different times, I would rather finish work earlier and ...
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Is it common for a contracting agency to share my pay rate with the client?

So I'm in a contract to perm job. I was hired by an agency and get an hourly rate to work for a company. I'm expecting to be offered a permanent position with the company in October. I'm wondering how ...
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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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How to mitigate loss of key members of team and unfair burden for other team members due to HR imposed conflict of interest solution

I am manager in the cybersecurity division of my employer managing a technical team of security engineers / analysts. I have been with my company for close to 10 years and am well respected. Recently ...
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Changed Job Title on Resume

I applied at a job with a resume that had my job title as Software Engineer as I was instructed to change it to match industry standards while my real job title is Programmer. Will that look bad if ...
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Incorrect paystub dates for payment received a year later

Some background: I worked few early months of 2020 for my now-former employer. Because of the pandemic, everything was closed down by the late March. I never received my paycheck (and the paystub) for ...
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How to push back against HR if I feel their proposed means of conflict of interest mitigation is untenable in long run?

From my most recent question, I am a manager with about 10 years of experience, working in a company with a matrix management structure in which team members also have a PM for a secondary manager. I ...
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Brought on to failing project and might lose job

Original Question I work as a backend software developer for a tech company. This company has a multi-million dollar project that is at least three years underway. The project is supposed to go live ...
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How to avoid conflict of interest when dating another employee in a matrix management company?

I am a member of management working in cybersecurity division with a double digit number team members reporting to me. We have a matrix management structure in which a team member also has a project ...
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Identifying details despite an NDA as a third party (California)

If a potential employee were to claim that they worked for a company that was sold but their NDA prevents them from speaking about their company name, the buying company's name, and details about what ...
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Consultancy Company vs Getting Hired By Client

Suppose a person works for a business consulting company for a client company and that client company offers him a full time position. In most cases, would it be best just to take the offer from the ...
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Listing company on resume where NDA prevents company name

I have a company that I worked for where I am not allowed to mention that I worked for this company. How would I list this experience on my resume?
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Is hugging and handshakes between colleagues in Japan as a form of greeting a faux pas?

I just arrived in Japan last night and was met by colleagues in divisional headquarters. I and many of my visiting colleagues greeted our hosts / counterparts with handshakes and hugs as a sign of ...
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