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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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Asking me to sign a document to mention new employer if you leave the company

I have a job offer and they sent me some documents to sign. There is no non-compete agreement but in the termination certificate annex (That I certify I returned all stuff etc) there is a line that ...
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How to deal with disabled coworker who wastes time in office? [duplicate]

I work in the US. I have to develop some software with a disabled coworker (has disability parking card). He was working on this project alone for a few months and my manager added me to the project ...
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Will change in job title cause a problem in getting TN visa?

I'm Canadian, working now in the US on TN visa. Position title is Tech Lead, but in the Support Letter, it was written that I would perform responsibilities of a Computer System Analyst, so I got the ...
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Hourly employees - are 'pre-work' activities being unfairly ignored as time worked?

A friend of mine recently started working as an hourly non-exempt employee for the first time in his life. He shared with me his frustration after two weeks on the job that, as a salaried worker, ...
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How to quit job with consulting company but keep job with client? [duplicate]

I've been working with a consulting company on client site for almost two years, as a software engineer, specifically DevOps engineer who has done cool things like automated the integration/delivery ...
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How to mention that teammate accomplished nothing in team lead's absence [duplicate]

My team lead went on vacation for 2 weeks, mid-sprint. So my team, 3-ish developers, had a fair amount of work to finish the sprint off. Then we were told to work on the backlog and bugs in his ...
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Declining post-internship offer when I already have another full time offer

I am graduating college soon, and have interned at a company (Company A) for multiple years. Aside from this company I have interned at one other. I don't particularly mind working here, but it ...
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Not getting tips [closed]

I work at a locally owned and operated pizza place, which is part of a larger franchise with stores all over the country owned by several different owners. The owner of my location does not let us ...
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complicated notice question [closed]

My company released me after 28 years service on and effective May 24th with 6 months notice. if i find another job and advise them that they are released from the obligation to pay me have I resigned?...
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How to deal with a boss that doesn't like you to take time off?

To keep it short, I have a manager that is very nit-picky about when and how long I take my vacation time. My vacation time at my company works on an accrual basis, so I earn X amount of days per ...
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Recruiter keeps calling me - how can I keep the communication by email

I am in touch with an external/third party recruiter. He mentioned few interesting positions, so I'd like to stay in touch with him but I'd rather keep our interactions to emails. I'm annoyed by his ...
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How to specify my foreign degree in my resume?

I'm actually writing my resume to apply in California. I'm French and I don't know how to translate my study. I studied for 2 years at a French university (2ème année de Licence Maths/Physique-Chimie/...
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About to take a longish vacation

Some context: I have been with my company for over three years. Good culture, great people in general. I rolled over 5 days worth of vacation so I could take this trip. I am about to go on my ...
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Company asked to return tuition assistance. How to return the taxes paid? [closed]

In 2017, my previous company gave me a tuition assistance of $2900. I quit the job and found another one. Recently, in June 2018, the company sent me a letter asking to return the amount since I quit ...
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Employer asking us to move items that are approximately 1000 lbs (450 kg) each. How can I address this issue properly so that no one gets hurt?

Our employer is asking us to move items that are approximately 1000 lbs (450 kg) each from one building to another. We will need to move 5 of these machines out of a building and somehow load them ...
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May a recently terminated employee share their dismissal letter with others? [closed]

Suppose a recently terminated employee wants to show others a copy of his or her dismissal letter. For example, the reasons given in the letter might be of interest to other employees, or to ...
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My job didn't inform me the hospital called to tell me my husband was admitted. Can I take action against them? [closed]

My husband starting feeling sick at work around 9am. His boss let him leave. He went to urgent care, and from there he was taken to the hospital. When he was admitted, the nurse let him know that she ...
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When is it okay to IM or email a coworker?

I only recently started working in an office environment. Apologies if this question seems obvious. My company uses Skype for Business so I can see when my coworkers are in meetings/free/away/etc. I ...
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How can talk to my manager if I feel he misrepresented my job during the interview? [duplicate]

Some background, I was hired about a year ago as a software developer. During the interview process, the manager basically botched the initial interview. I was introduced to some of their current ...
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Solicited on LinkedIn, but for what? [closed]

TL:DR Contacted on LinkedIn, agreed to a meeting with an account rep about my experiences at my current company. I'm not sure if she wants to talk job opportunity or looking for me to put her in touch ...
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How to deal with passive aggressive behavior of coworkers after I complained about prolonged interruptions? [closed]

Background I'm a young female engineer from a racial minority group in the US. 90% of the staff is white male American. I started dating a coworker 6 months ago. We disclosed our relationship to our ...
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Do company intranet sites need to be ADA compliant? [closed]

I am reading that company public facing sites need to be ADA compliant (at least government, either state, local or fed). I am asking for documentation stating if a company's internal intranet site ...
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My Employer forcing me to enter double billing for two customers

My US based fulltime employer forcing me to enter double bill for two customers of 40 hours each. We may be working any where from 40 to 45 hours per week but management forcing us to enter 80 hours ...
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Can I be fired for something I did before I was hired? [closed]

I was fired for something I did before I was hired with the company. It was not a crime but was immature behavior. I’m trying to find out if I was fired for misconduct. I’m looking at the misconduct ...
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What to do with a good employee who comes late and leaves early?

I've got an employee who does a pretty good job with her work. She does stay on top of tasks but she has a serious issue with start / end times. I am pretty flexible as long as work gets done so I ...
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Should I give my SSN to recruiter? [duplicate]

I got call from recruiter and he said I should give him my SSN in order to apply to job. From his email: As part of our disclosures and to present you as a qualified Candidate to [Company Name], ...
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I've been asked to resign and leave, what to do and how do I tell my team?

Due to various minor conflicts my manager has asked me to resign. Its a situation in which I'm really not a great fit for the team rather than any specific cause for termination. Because of that he ...
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How do I prevent recruiters from “ghosting” on me?

I have a strange problem and am completely at my wit's end as to why it may be happening. I have friends and family in my or similar fields and they are all baffled when I tell them about this. I ...
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X month temp to hire vs Perm

I did an interview recently which I thought was a permanent position as described by the recruiter who submitted me. When talking with the interviewer about the position, he stated it was a 3 month ...
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Conflict of interest between current and former employer

I recently started working for Company A. One of Company A's suppliers (Company B) employed me for about 5 years but suddenly laid me off around the beginning of this year; my position was eliminated ...
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How to go around a colleague who keeps inviting me for religious activities?

I have a (very nice and professional) colleague who is from the same religion as me, we are the only two from our religion in the department and that maybe explains why he would enjoy me being his ...
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My employer pays one of my coworkers less than minimum wage. What possible consequences could my employer face?

I work at a movie theater in The U.S. State of Virginia. My employer pays one of my coworkers, a 17-year-old, $6.50 per hour. The minimum wage in Virginia is $7.25 per hour. What possible consequences ...
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How to talk to a coworker about not wearing shoes in the office

I have a new coworker who doesn't wear socks, and takes off his shoes in the office. This team is part of a major organization, on a client site, in a client building. Our HR department is located ...
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How to reply to an angry email for a problem the sender caused

My company has large departments, each with a lot of small sections made up of one supervisor and 5-10 employees. Our supervisors aren't all that powerful (for example they can't fire people but they ...
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I have reason to believe that my very competent coworker is being severely underpaid - any tactful way to tell a boss?

I am located in United States. I have a coworker who is senior to me (in that, if my title is "Blah", his title is literally "Senior Blah"). This morning he made a comment about job postings for a ...
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Disciplining engineer who embarrased senior engineer [closed]

I am a manager involved in getting project out the door quickly, and oversee several dozen engineers for this project. A year ago, my senior engineer designed a replacement technology for a core piece ...
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What should I do about discriminatory notes on candidates' resumes made by my boss?

I work for a small mechanical engineering company's IT department, which currently consists of my boss and me. I like my job as my boss gives me a lot of freedom and autonomy and I get to do a lot of ...
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Rejecting a job offer after implied verbal acceptance due to contents of contract

I am currently job hunting and have three good offers. I verbally implied to both my external recruiter (headhunter) and point of contact (HR person) at Company A that I would accept an offer from ...
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Employer Delays/Refusing to Give Paycheck

I have a friend in Arizona whose employer refuses to give pay under certain conditions. It is a live-in place, where she and other people are working for the summer. There is a contract to stay for ...
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Is it acceptable to bring up unethical practices and nepotism at your current employer during the interview? [duplicate]

Background I'm in the process of getting a new job. I've had a several phone interviews, and I have several in-person interviews lined up. I work in IT. I've been asked why I want to leave my current ...
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I gave 12 weeks notice but want to leave before the final week [closed]

I gave my employer 12 weeks notice (instead of the normal notice they request of 2 weeks). However, I am not doing much and want to leave before the 12 weeks is over. Am I at risk for any penalty?
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Pre-employment physical examination for US software engineers

I recently received an offer letter from a software company that states the offer "is contingent upon my successful completion of the pre-employment screening process, including ... my satisfactory ...
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If I choose to work full time how many hours will I likely receive? [duplicate]

So here I am, with a retail application in my hand (it’s a digital one, and I have no way of asking my employer) and I’m at the part with two check boxes. Option one? Part time. Option two? Full time. ...
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Pregnant teacher forced to work outside in high heat

My wife is an elementary school teacher and is 30 weeks pregnant. Today, her school district has a yearly 'field day' in which students do outside activities. Today, the temperature is supposed to be ...
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How should I address inaccurate/unethical time accounting by my direct report?

I work for a small medium business (SMB) that pays its staff hourly. We record our hours worked with an online time accounting system that is based on the honor system. Employees enter there Time In ...
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How many hours can a minor do in Minnesota?

I’m 16 years old, and soon will be turning 17 (July 7th). This summer, when school gets out, I will be applying at Target which is about a minute walk from where I live. Am I able to work full time ...
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Job offer negotiation (salary and relocation expense)

I got an offer yesterday from a company in Chicago. When I spoke to the HR rep and asked him about relocation expenses, he mentioned that they usually prefer to hire local candidates and I was an ...
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Asking for additional responsibilities [duplicate]

A couple of months ago I started a job on a small team of less than 10 members as a data analyst. I had no background in this type of work besides a very small connection to my bachelor's degree being ...
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How can I get relocation support from companies that don't offer relocation packages?

I am a developer attempting to move from NYC to San Francisco (for a whole plethora of reasons). The companies (mid-sized tech startups) I've interviewed with don't offer a relocation package. Are ...
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Dealing with safety issues in a factory

I have been working on a production line for a couple of years now. Things were great when we started, but the safety is getting worse. The water fountain doesn't work anymore and we have a rolling ...