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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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My code sample was plagiarized by another applicant

I am a software developer in the U.S. pursuing a position with a new employer. As part of the interview process, I was asked to make some minor modifications on a piece of code the employer provided. ...
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Do employers look at master's program grades and GPA? [closed]

I just completed the requirements for my two-year master's program. I absolutely hated my master's program experience as it felt like an arduous DIY program where I felt as if most of the professors ...
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Current employer unable to make full payroll, prospective employer asking for pay stubs and W2's (USA)

I've been looking for another job, and one company is close to making me an offer, but has asked for recent pay stubs and W2's to verify my employment and current salary. Unfortunately, my current ...
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Forged Letters of Commitment

My employer has been known to be fairly unethical in the past. The owners do not seem to care much about compliance and everything is frantic. I am currently looking for a new position. However, ...
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How to suggest the idea of unisex bathrooms to my company?

At my company, my company works across a number of floors. The bathrooms on my floor are private and only support one person at a time. The thing is, about 90% of the individuals working on this ...
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Asking to change my title from intern

I am currently a paid interned doing software development and prototyping. This is my third year doing this. My first year I had a mentor, however he is no longer with the company. Since then I have ...
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You MUST give notice [closed]

Since almost every state in the US is a Right to Work state, why do company employment agreements always say you must or are required to give X number of weeks notice before leaving a company? "Must/...
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Why the strict confidentiality clause in a severance agreement? [closed]

I've just left a job, and I am considering the severance agreement offered by the company. If I sign the agreement, I would get another two weeks' salary, on top of the two weeks' salary they have ...
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Do I ask for a higher salary, or accept the job since I want to be done looking? [closed]

I currently applied to a position a last month at a Healthcare Organization and it was for a Application System Programmer Specialist position. I was notified that I did not receive that position a ...
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Supervisor hit on my wife and exacted revenge on her after being turned down

My wife's male supervisor (engaged) hit on her, and asked her out many times. My wife refused him, and this supervisor stopped hitting on her, but turned everything to work harassment: far more ...
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Need help refining a role approach

I had an informational interview for a position, in which it was determined I was not a great fit, but we identified two other roles where I would potentially be a good match. One of the roles would ...
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Can I keep a space heater by my desk if I have a doctor's note? [closed]

Technically, I'm asking this on behalf of my wife. She suffers from a condition called Raynaud syndrome, a medical condition where her toes, feet and sometimes fingers will turn ghostly white due to ...
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Privacy Violation

A coworker revealed to business customers that I am dealing with an illness in my family. He was not given permission to share this information. As a result, customers lost confidence in my ability to ...
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Is it acceptable to quit with a lot of work still not done? [duplicate]

I work at a very small company (less than 10 people). I am the only person that is able to do the work that I do there. However, I just graduated college and they are expecting me to work at a pace ...
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Boss announces PTO to team [closed]

I took today off, and in response my boss emailed my team with a chart and table displaying everyone's PTO taken for this month and their remaining PTO balances with the obvious motivation being to ...
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“permanent line position”: what does it mean in the US?

Question: What is the meaning of "permanent line position" within a large organization (+10K employees) the US? I have searched online for a definition but have failed to come up with one. More ...
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Do I need to be disabled to request my workdesk be raised

I sit 8 hours a day 5 days a week at a call center. My work desk seems low and I find I am hunched over all day long, and it is causing neck and back pain. The desks can be raised to different levels. ...
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Asking for a deserved raise while underpaid? Sticky situation

My second yearly review is coming up. I have had no raises to my salary. I've been at the company for two years. First 6 months were training basically getting up to 100% efficiency. I have received ...
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How to discipline a subordinate without involving HR or our Manager? [closed]

I have an extremely unique situation in which I need to discipline one of my subordinates for violating my privacy. My subordinate went through my desk without my permission while I was running a ...
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How to effectively communicate my visa status when applying for US jobs?

I'm currently in the middle/end application process for my IR1 visa and looking for a job in the US in the mean time. What would be the best way to put this on my initial application considering ...
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Reneging Accepted Internship for Better Offer

Context: A couple months ago I accepted an internship for this summer at a large, but unknown enterprise company. The pay is fine, but the work is pretty irrelevant for the job market; Proprietary ...
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Resignation Letter - Extended notice [closed]

Can I submit a letter of resignation on April 18, 2018 effective August 31, 2018; included in my letter, my request for change in work status from Full-time to Part-time effective May 2018. ...
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Should I assume my income to increase by 5%? [closed]

Is it reasonable to assume that, regardless if it is a public or private company, a person's income will increase by 5%/yearly? Below is the federal student debt assumptions for debt repayment. I've ...
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Personal and legal liability with respect to inexperience?

I am a recent Bachelor's graduate in computer science - I have been employed in the field for less than a year. My current employer is asking me to design and implement a relatively advanced ...
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Graduation and Job Search

I am currently a master's student in the US and I am in my final semester. I have been a full-time student every semester and I have only a few weeks left in my program. I am a US citizen, but I ...
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Should lack of workload be a warning sign for something bigger?

so I've been at my new job for about seven months now and have not had much to do. Couple of weeks of getting things settled, finding my desk, meeting people, etc...I was told by some of my senior ...
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Do I still need a portfolio for software development if I already have several years of professional experience?

As a new software developer, it's always recommended to have a portfolio of work and an active GitHub account. This always presented a problem for me when I was initially looking for work because I ...
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How to approach employment agreement for a role planned to be part of a spinoff IPO

I am considering a role with large, well-known Company A and I've never worked there before. Company A has a business unit internally, called Team B, and there have been public announcements that Team ...
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Incompetent Worker possibly attributed to Bad Management

I am a mid-level employee that is managing the projects of a few "lower level" employees in the office. These projects normally are lower priority projects that don't have a critical due date. For ...
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How can I find out whether I am expected to take “optional” training courses?

My workplace offers several training courses that are nominally optional, but that are being heavily marketed by HR as just what the doctor ordered in terms of shaping up our skills and giving us what ...
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Tech industry recruitment process without on-site/face-to-face stage?

Let me first share some background: I applied at a major US tech company for a software development job coming from a different continent. The initial stage was very rough and required intervention ...
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What's normally included in a consumer report?

I'm applying for a new job and they want me to fill out a bunch of paper work before the interview. One of these is giving them authorization to do a 'consumer report'. I hadn't heard of consumer ...
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How to handle a boss that I believe is non-maliciously setting me up for failure?

I have been working with a company for about 6 months, with the job title of software engineer/support specialist. So far, I have done very little software work, but that was initially expected. The ...
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Software Industry - How do I deal with mentally impaired coworkers?

I am in USA and I work as a programmer in a big company. We are a team of 6 people. My coworker is usually mentally impaired due to his medication, which is presumably needed for his undisclosed ...
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Coworker made an inappropriate joke, in a work email, about me being violent at work [closed]

It was in the context of a joking back-and-forth, and this person took it too far. Without getting bogged down in details, think of something along the lines of: Lol. Fine, well I'll just tell ...
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How to politely decline a team change before starting? [closed]

I'm set to join a large company in a couple of weeks. It has been a protracted process - almost 3 months between signing the offer letter and joining the company. When I accepted the offer I was ...
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EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) information - voluntary?

I got from a US employer an "EEOC information" form to fill, after getting an offer letter. Questions on the form are: race highest academic degree gender disabled veteran (I assume US military) ...
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Attach resume to interview thank-you?

I'm sending email thank-you's to the hiring committee who interviewed me yesterday. I've read a couple of places online that suggest attaching my resume to these emails. Does that really make sense? ...
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Will not replying to a recruiter's reachout message on Linkedin affect chance in the future? [duplicate]

Suppose a recruiter in a big company (such as Google, Amazon) sends out a message to a candidate on Linkedin about a job opportunity (such as a software engineer). The candidate either feels not ...
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Employer Added Additional Job Responsibilities after I Accepted [closed]

I recently accepted an offer for a senior leader position from a Fortune 500 company. After much deliberation I decided to accept the offer. A few days later I gave my employer at that time 2 weeks ...
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Husband and wife applying at the same company [closed]

I've had trouble researching this: my spouse and I enjoy working at the same place and it just so happens that it's time for us to find another job. We work in different fields, in different ...
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As an intern, do I tell my boss I am going to interviews? [duplicate]

I am currently interning at a small company, so I answer directly to the CEO himself. I started at the beginning of the year and the role was said to be for a few months at least, though we did not ...
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Contingent Job Offer after working for a couple of days

I recently accepted a job offer via phone and email and started working the new job since last week. They emailed me to do a background check after I had work for them for a couple of days and said my ...
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High level informal meeting

I have been asked via invitation from a high level colleague meet and greet at my current job. I am not quite sure what to expect from this. Since i started working, ive spent a lot of time working ...
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Employee Company Email Account after Termination

What should be done with an employee's company email account after their termination? We typically change their password and forward their email to another company account so that no sales leads, etc....
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What does an Employer want to see when considering a candidate with High Functioning Autism?

I was recently (in the past year or so) diagnosed with a form of high functioning autism. I have been with my current employer for several years. In the past I have always tried to "Fake" being ...
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How do I prepare for technical and behavioral interviews at Google? [closed]

I'm a senior computer science student about to graduate from university (in the US). Google approached me about the possibility of a full-time position upon graduation in May. Long story short, I've ...
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Is there a legal base regarding choice of relatively nearby offices to commute to? [closed]

Do long commutes count against personal or work hours? In the above link, crisfole left the following comment: Your employer isn't responsible for your commute time unless they force you to change ...
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Is it okay for a recruiter to apply to a position he is recruiting on? [closed]

I work at a medium-sized recruiting firm in the U.S. I primarily place call center representatives and other customer service positions, but I occasionally come across positions in other fields. In ...
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Ethics issue of taking a permanent position with a current client [closed]

A few years ago, I worked as an IT Manager under a CIO who had hired me on and gave me my start in IT. We worked very well together and when he left to start his own IT company, he called me a few ...