Questions tagged [united-states]

Questions specifically related to a job market and other aspects of employment and career in the companies located in and following the laws of the United States of America.

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Does quitting a job simply to learn skills online look bad on a resume?

I'm currently a software engineer (web) but I'm really interested in machine learning. While there is some overlap between the two fields, there are many new concepts and skills involved in ML that I ...
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Where do companies draw the line between entry-, mid-,senior- etc. level developers? [closed]

I keep seeing job postings here on StackExchange for developers with either mid- or senior-level experience. As a developer with quite a bit of experience in development, I am unsure whether I would ...
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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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My boss never made my fill out a w4 but pays me in checks. Will I end up having to pay taxes if he claims I work for him?

I’m 19 and started working for a guy in May of this year. He never gave me a w4, but paid me in cash for a couple weeks then started paying me in checks. He then said a few weeks ago that even though ...
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How should I ask my boss if I can get off early?

I have physical therapy so I just requested seven days to get off early, and my supervisor seemed very annoyed. Now I have an ultrasound coming up, and I really don't want to make my supervisor mad. ...
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How to get employees to report to me as opposed to their previous boss?

First a bit of a background: The company I work for recently transitioned to a new ERP. This took about four years to go live with and we finally did so a few months ago. During this time, it was ...
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Can employer withhold website pay because I submitted notice? [closed]

I've been at a small tech co in N.E. Oklahoma (US) for three years. I'm the only web developer. Turned in two weeks notice last week. On Thursday, I talked with the office manager, who functions as ...
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Working remotely for a US employer while in UK with student dependent visa [closed]

I am an Indian staying in UK with a student dependent visa with full work permit. A US company want to hire me to work remotely in UK as Software Engineer. They don’t have operations in UK. Can they ...
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Why was my interview schedule cut short? [closed]

I went through the following process: Phone interview with recruiter (who reached out to me initially) Phone interview with hiring manager On site interview (which involved me flying coast to coast) ...
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ADHD and Pre-Interview Coding Assessments

I am an experienced software engineer that is highly successful and over achieving throughout my career. I have a strong background in computer science concepts as well and can passionately talk ...
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What are my requirements when interviewing for a new job while already being employed?

I just started working at firm A 3 months ago, and firm B has reached out to me to interview with them. What are my responsibilities in informing my current employer that I am in any way doing so, if ...
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Follow-up After Asking For a Raise?

Long story short, I have been with my current company for four years and have received a slight raise a year ago despite having more and more responsibility thrusted onto me. Additionally, because I ...
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Asking to start months after the interview

Summary: A company is NOT currently interviewing. However, I know from my inside source that they will likely be interviewing around the time that I would want to start (months from now). So, I want ...
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Would a pending offer make another employer less interested?

I had an interview early this week that went well. At the end of the interview I mentioned that I had a pending offer and asked how quickly the process would go? I haven’t heard anything in 3 days and ...
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May a US employer legally order you not to say goodbye to anyone?

May my boss legally forbid me from telling anyone goodbye before I leave the company? Working as a manager, I gave two weeks' notice in writing yesterday. Though I put it to her in a very different ...
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Found out I don't make overtime pay - would it be taboo to charge for hours over 40 without permission? [closed]

I'm three months in as a tech lead for a relatively small (~100 people) but successful and grounded consulting company in a major U.S. city. Due to poor requirements gathering coupled with ...
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Employee will not come into the office and managers will not enforce it [closed]

So the company's CEO sent out a mandate for employees to return to the offices this week. However, there were several employees in my building that have not come back when I do my rounds checking that ...
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I applied for a job at another company and someone from that company forwarded my job application to the manager at my current company [closed]

I applied for a job at another company and, unbeknownst to me, the person reviewing resumes at that other company (let's call them person A) is friends with the owner of my current company (let's call ...
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An employee quit without notice the morning after a holiday [closed]

I had a disgruntled employee quit (before clocking in) the morning after a holiday. Do I need to pay her for the holiday? It was not in the employee handbook about working the day before/ day after ...
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Dealing with a new negatively presumptive coworker

Our company's entire product team was let go (a few months ago) because of differences with key executives (on how the product should evolve). This team had product discipline and thought ...
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Critical handoffs to/from another team that does not have their s**t together

Scenario: Teams A, B, and C all report up through the same organization and each has its own manager and lead(s). The teams work closely together to perform related but distinct functions, and each ...
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My company is asking us to remain in our seats during fire alarms

For the past couple of years now, my company has been doing occasional fire alarm testing that they have instructed us to ignore. At a couple points, they were testing frequently - maybe twice a week ...
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How to deal with teams that deliberately make their negligence hard to document/track?

I work in a software engineering company with over 1000 engineers in silicon valley. We generally have really strong & healthy engineering teams, and have very high ratings on glassdoor. But ...
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I caused a workman's comp incident. What is your advice for proceeding? [closed]

I have worked at a major theme park for (now) six seasons of operations. Until now, I have had an unblemished safety record (and because of my position, we are tested on record in various ways.) I'm ...
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Forced to use private phone for company "Emergency Alert Notification System"

I would like to either opt-out of a company "Emergency Alert Notification System", or at least use my work phone to receive the notifications from it, but have been told that isn't an option ...
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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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Muslim colleague is uncomfortable with 1:1 meeting and work culture — to what degree should I accommodate?

A female Muslim employee recently joined my team. I work in IT — cybersecurity as a the technical lead / team lead. She is considered to directly report to me. I am in the USA. As a manager, I believe ...
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Can an employer terminate a contract immediately if I disclose I am joining a competitor at a future date?

I have a job offer from my employer's competitor. I am not bound by any non-compete clauses. Colleagues often plan their departures to occur right after equity vesting dates and then pre-announce this ...
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Is it acceptable to state in an interview that the work you've done at your previous job left you feeling unfulfilled?

I currently work in the insurance industry handling claims and at times I feel like the work is both too easy and unfulfilling. Now after browsing this site and seeing questions regarding if you ...
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Accepting jobs and just collecting money while waiting to get terminated? [closed]

I was thinking, could you just take advantage of the hot software job market and sign up for a bunch of remote positions and do enough to be present but otherwise be awful so you can collect a month ...
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Boss wants to terminate my wife for using crutches and making his department seem "less energetic"

My wife works for a large tech firm (you have probably heard of it) as a project manager. Recently she injured her ankle hiking and will be using crutches for the next little while. Her boss thinks ...
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Am I being unreasonable with my company which is trying to change my commuting shortly after hiring me?

I was just hired for my first full-time position since graduating from University. The location is 15 minutes away from my parent’s house, and I just moved back in with them from college to accept/...
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Does declaring a disability require proof even if doctors cannot objectively measure it?

Foreign companies based in India often ask in the job application, if the candidate has a disability. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of them. In my case, I lose sleep and have stomach pain if ...
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How should a new employee handle discovering data falsification by their boss?

I have been navigating the workplace in hopes of finding a similar situation with a solution, but unfortunately I have had no such luck (perhaps by fault of my own). A friend of mine (lets call them V)...
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Servicing customers with disagreeable content [closed]

Our company recently accepted a contract to work with a US-based religious institution that is known for its conservative stance. For example, one of their tenets is that homosexuality is a sin. I ...
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Would it be a bad idea to ask for a copy of all contracts that I signed from my former employer?

We parted on bad terms. I'm afraid to ask for copies, because such a request might spook them. On the other hand, asking for copies shows that I am making a good faith effort to comply with my ...
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Is there a way to politely tell a recruiter that their company can’t afford me?

I’m a staff-level software engineer at a big tech company (think FAANG), which pays very well. I recently got emailed by a recruiter from a smaller company, a long-running but still fairly small ...
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Is it normal to be rejected with an automatic email far into the interview process?

I had interviews for 3 months with a big company similar to Google/Apple/.... In total I had 1 technical challenge (that took me about 50 hours to do) followed by 8 interviews. The last one with the ...
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How do I reestablish my position as a dependable employee again?

Joined a company as it was starting up in my city. They didn't have a HR department, there were no supervisors, the training environment was still being built. Everything was completely fresh and it ...
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When to inform boss, something wasn't my fault

In general I have a difficult time knowing when to defend my position that a mistake was not my fault. I'm working in a retail store right now, but I've had this question in other environments. Where ...
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Should I take a leave of absence?

Due to a variety of factors (mental health, the pandemic, some family issues, and uncertainty as to whether the job is a fit for me), I tried to resign. My manager was shocked, stated they value my ...
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How to deal with potential PIP?

I have been in a Tech company in USA for a few months and I work in a team of 4 people which includes me. The company is going through many reorganizations and I have seen a few long term and short ...
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Should one admit to a policy violation made out of ignorance?

My company has a personal trading policy, and as an employee I intend to follow all trading restrictions placed on me. However, one of the requirements ---that I discovered recently--- was that all ...
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How do you count months of work experience on resume?

If I list that I worked from 1/2020-7/2020: will the HR person count this as 6 or 7 months of experience? So: is the month of July counted as a full month worked (and so the HR person counts 7 months ...
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Is a Math Major Sufficient for a Software Developer? [closed]

My location is in the United States. I am a senior software engineer with a Computer Science degree, and I am typically responsible for training new or junior-level staff. With recent companies I ...
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How to avoid accusations of “overwork” when employees who work extra hours are promoted faster?

I am a manager at a mid-sized (~100 employee) software company. We are fortunate to attract many employees for whom coding is their one true passion, and our products are cool enough to them that they ...
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Applying for federal government job when listing says "Internal to an agency"?

Is it possible to apply for a US federal government job where listing says "Internal to an agency"? There are several listings at USA jobs for an IT developer at the Internal Revenue Service ...
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Can I leave my job right after finishing parental leave in California?

I'm on paid parental leave in California in the United States. What considerations do I have to or should I make if I'd like to leave my job right after parental leave? Do I legally have obligations ...
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Is a career counselor worth it for successful individuals?

Although my question pertains to my unique situation, I want to ask it in a way that can help a significantly larger group of people. When is it worth pursuing a career counselor? What considerations ...
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Can a job offer be rescinded for speeding citation? [closed]

Late last year I got a speeding citation for going 15 over the speed limit and I recently landed a job offer in consulting and one of the things that is required is a background check. Sure enough the ...

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