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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How do I professionally respond to non work related comments from colleagues on teams that will need to work closely with?

This is a followup question to my most recent question of disclosing a sensitive hobby. This is occurring in the United States in a blue, liberal leaning state. During a recent team building exercise ...
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Speculative application by mail after not receiving answers by e‑mail… Is it still relevant for small companies?

My case : I’m in the process of searching an apprenticeship in the south of the United States for my French’s (not mainland) master degree with my wage reimbursed up to the minimal French wage by my ...
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Asking for things outside of contract - how to end working relationship as quickly as possible?

I was a software developer who worked as contractor for a non-profit up until a few days ago. The business relationship ended because their expectation of me was to do the work of multiple programmers ...
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current employer issue in background check

In the process of pre-employment check. During interview, I didn't mention in my resume about my current employer company B which I joined 5 months ago. instead, I told them that my current employer ...
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Verification of my employment has ended with other employer

in the process of signing conditional offer letter. New employer want to verify that i am not working for any other employer. how do I prove since I am planning to put two weeks notice only after ...
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Did I make a mistake in telling team about sensitive / controversial hobby [closed]

I work in cybersecurity and have been at my employer for about 9 years. I am in the USA, in a "blue" Democratic leaning state. Today several new team members joined other teams within the ...
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Can a small employer ask me about medical conditions before hiring me?

I am applying to a small business (less than 10 employees) and the application has the following question: This position is physically demanding, involves working at heights and operating potentially ...
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Am I right in thinking that my spouse's salary is irrelevant to my own raise?

I work in IT in Nevada, USA. My wife was hired by my employer's accounting department a few months ago. My employer typically announces next year's raises just before Christmas. Despite record profits ...
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Job offer doesn't include insurance costs

I received a job offer. The salary is on the low end of my acceptable range, but I like everything else about the job, including an unexpected sign-on bonus. My only concern is that they can't tell me ...
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Wrongfully accused of lending my security badge to another employee

I work in the cybersecurity division of my employer, in a lead role for close to 9 years. Two days ago, I was working late patching and monitoring our systems as a result of a security incident that ...
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How to react to team members feedback on task assignment?

I work in the cybersecurity division of my company in United States as a team lead / technical lead, managing a team of 9 security analysts. I worked at my current company for close to 9 years and am ...
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Negotiate for better pay amidst organization reshuffle

I've been working for the current IT company for almost 6 years now. I've stuck with this employer this long for personal reasons. I've had 5 different managers here. Just right during performance ...
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What percentage of technical jobs don't require references? [closed]

A redditor writes: I’ve hired and been hired. Never have I called references if they were provided and none of mine have ever been contacted. Not sure why people ask for them since hiring is already ...
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What are the questions to ask a pre-seed start-up in order to understand the value of the offered equity?

A start-up with pre-seed closing round average of 5 days is to soon begin its fourth and final pre-seed round @ $15M evaluation, up from a current $12M. Planned for Q2 of next year is a first Seed ...
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I have been invited to join a diversity team: What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Due to the fact that I have several disabilities (autism, hearing impairment, Learning disability, stroke survivor with long term effects), I have been asked to join a diversity team, focusing on ...
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How can I accommodate all team members during time limited office hours slot?

I have been working in cybersecurity division at my employer for about 8 years and I'm the technical lead / team lead. I have 5 direct reports, with my manager having 9, including me. Our team is a ...
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How likely is a computer programmer to receive Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits?

A friend told me that, as a computer programmer in the United States, I should not buy long-term disability (LTD) insurance. He basically said that I could never receive benefits, because there is ...
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Manager wants me to attend a virtual medical appointment at work

I have a telehealth appointment coming up and asked to take the time off work needed to go home for the appointment and then return. This usually isn't an issue with my manager but for some reason he ...
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Would it be appropriate to ask non direct reporting colleagues to attend specific sessions at industry conference?

Next week, I , my team members, and several others in our company's cybersecurity organization will be attending a major virtual security conference from ISC 2 sponsor. I looked over the conference ...
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Is it reasonable to expect confidentiality when applying to different job at same company?

Background: I work at a large US company with an IT department of a few thousand people, and have been here for a couple of years. Several months ago my manager submitted paperwork to promote me, as I ...
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Normal to get paid based on only years worked rather than output?

I'm a software developer based in the U.S. I've been with a company for a few years. I have 8 years of work experience, but I'm doing the work that someone with 15-20 years would typically do. My ...
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What can I do if my manager hires bad people and then blames me for anything that happens?

Ok, so I have this manager who made me manager, and he hired a guy who couldn't use Git, and forked our private project on his own public repository. He had 10 years of experience, but he basically ...
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Why does health insurance end at termination day instead of last day of termination month?

At my company all benefits end at termination day. I thought companies pay health insurance companies for a full month or longer so why does health insurance end at termination day? Do companies pay ...
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My new job keeps pushing my start date back due to “background check not clearing yet” it’s been three months

I started this new job but they keep pushing my start date back, and every time, call the day before my expected start date to tell me I will get a new project with a later start date until my ...
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What are possible ways to speed up payment of invoices?

I've been doing multiple month-long contracts for a client as a software engineer, and the CEO is regularly late with payments despite me raising this concern. It's gotten to the point where I don't ...
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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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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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