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What are the possible consequences for refusing to use personal phone for authentication?

There are many questions here involving using ones personal phone as a phone for work purposes, and the answers tend to indicate that it is quite reasonable, even recommended, not to use a personal ...
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How can I say how many years without being specific in my CV

In my Cover letter I have something like this "With 5 years experience in IT, I am confident in my abilities " I do not want to be specific about how many years I have experience. I want to ...
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Colleague got promoted instead of me but quit shortly after!

I have been working in a medium-size ad agency for 5 years. I started out as a designer but after about a year, I started to talk to my manager about possibly being promoted to Art Director since I ...
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Found out during interview that employer is doing it wrong, how to proceed?

Since I work in a technical area, much of my interviews discuss how the team works, what tools and techniques they are using, and what their general philosophy is like (eg. many tools that each do one ...
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How to tell my managers manager that I don't want to work under my manager anymore

Long story short: Strained relationship with Manager drove me to job hunting. Manager takes six month sabbatical. Working directly for her manager in that time is infinitely more enjoyable, and in one ...
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What should my job title actually be?

Recently I joined a company, but I have a question regarding my job title. I think my job title should be different because the current one feels more like a subset of my actual work. My current job ...
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Accepted the offer, sent contract back with my signature, but the company seems to delay signing it

Recently I received an offer from a (software) company. I read and accepted it by printing the contract and signing it, then sending it back to the company (2 copies). The company confirmed it ...
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Team member regularly ignores "back to office" policy

A while back, the company announced a "Two days in the office" policy. So every week, we are expected to work 3 times from home and two from the office. I'm a team leader and one of my ...
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Should I meet my manager, in person, if he is on a business trip a 2 hour flight away from my city?

My company head office is in South Africa while I am based in Sweden. My manager sent out an email that next month he will be in France and would love to meet anyone in person for lunch or coffee. My ...
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Should I pursue work with niche tech that is probably going to die soon (Xamarin.Forms)?

I am working currently as software engineer in .NET team, taking care of support of already existing application or rewriting them to new base. I currently work with almost everything that has .NET as ...
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Be honest and potentially lose my job or lie and be safe?

I've been working for almost a half year at my current company (5 yoe). They talked about .Net Core / Microservices etc etc though in practice it seems I've been hired to follow up my current team ...
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Disagreeing with company's code of conduct

I got a new job. This is the first time I am working in a big corporate environment so some things are bit new for me. Right now, I am supposed to be studying the companies internal code of conduct ...
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Will I still have to provide the 4 weeks notice if I'm still on probation?

I am currently just 2 weeks into a new job and I don't think it's a good fit. Nothing bad about the company or the work they do, I just don't think it's a good fit. I have been applying for new jobs ...
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Is it okay to quit my new job after three weeks because I got a better offer?

I just started working at my new job, as a mechanical engineer, three weeks ago. I was interviewing with two companies (A and B) and I didn't do so well on B's interview (I wouldn't say I flunked it, ...
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How to answer an interview question about productivity and disagreeing with your manager?

If the hiring manager asked this question during an interview "If there is something that would improve your productivity, but your manager disagrees with it, should you still do it?" I ...
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How can I persuade my manager to change my project?

I joined a decent company almost a year back, SDE profile, and was recently(~1 month) assigned a project which does not align at all with my skills. I admit I am fresh out of college but the assigned ...
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tell coworker nicely that it's their job

Coworker is working on a spreadsheet that I will start using. He is asking me to test it to see if it's good to go. How to tell coworker to get this thing working before sending to me and that he ...
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How can I advocate for a change that a very admired colleague opposes?

I'm a senior developer at a new job. One rock star programmer on my team is considered senior. He has worked on the project for years. His code has unhelpful or misleading names. It has methods and ...
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Destafffed but we like you

My boss called me today to tell me the project I am working on is being destaffed. For me, it's good news, somehow. Last month, there were changes about this project (change of BU and managers etc.). ...
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Can companies that hired for remote positions decide to go back to office? [closed]

With the pandemic, I've seen tons of vacancies from many Fortune 500 companies where the vacancy specifically says that the position will be permanently 100% remote (i.e.. they never have to go to the ...
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It is standard to reply to recruiters immediately with a salary demand?

When I am contacted by a recruiter regarding a position, I reply by giving them my current salary and request a 20% raise to consider the position and then attach my resume. Is this standard?
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Politely saying no to other departments despite historic expectations?

My highly technical department has historically had a problem of catering to every whim of everyone else in the company. If someone comes to my department and asks for a technical solution, they have ...
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Should I tell my old supervisor that I am re-applying to the company?

I am a recent graduate of aerospace engineering and am considering both applying to masters study or go to work. I have recently submitted an application to a job in a company that I have been an ...
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Requirements for Cybersecurity Internship [closed]

I am in my second year uni student with a major in computer networks and security and was planning on applying for cybersecurity internships throughout this back-half of the year. I don't really have ...
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Can I Ever Become a Decent Programmer?

I have recently been reflecting on my frustrations in trying to become a better programmer, in particular thinking about what Jeff Atwood has said on the issue here and here. He quotes Bill Gates ...
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Are these signs of bad management/bad workplace culture or am I exaggerating?

I am working at a small company in Spain as a full-stack software developer and I accumulated a lot of what I would call red flags, to the point where I'm evaluating leaving the company and looking ...
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How should I open salary negotiations with contracting company?

I work for a company as a contact employee. I sub contract through a staffing company. I am the senior back end developer on four enterprise level projects. Two of which I am the only person who knows ...
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Offered a great job, but I'm in the interview process of my dream job at Google?

I currently work as a fullstack software developer and I just got offered a very generous job that's about 2x my current pay at a startup company. In addition, my current job has no holiday or ...
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Interview process with aspergers

I have Asperger's and have major issues passing job interviews. In the past I have had a large number of job interviews (haven't kept count but probably somewhere between 60 and 100) and failed all ...
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Getting info/networking with freelancers/contracters in the Silicon Valley

I have 20 years of experience with 10 years in the Bay Area. Till recently I did a full time job for companies like eBay and Google. I recently retired. However, I feel like retiring full time might ...
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As a consultant, how to handle being asked to do a knowledge transfer so that the client can hire me and fire the consulting company?

I am currently a consultant at MyConsultancy, working for a client ClientCompany in a small team consisting of people from MyConsultancy. Recently I received a job offer from ClientCompany which I am ...
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Company offering me the same job again just 10 days after rejecting me in final VP round [closed]

I interviewed with a software company 10 days ago. It is not a very big company and has around 40-50 employees. There were 3 rounds, out of which 2 were technical and last one was a 15 minute chat ...
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How to investigate contractor under a fraudulent identity without tipping them off?

I am senior lead / team lead in the cybersecurity division of my employer located in the United States. I recently hired a contractor to work on pen testing (highly privileged role having access to ...
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How long should you be at company before leaving?

So my first real professional job lasted about a year. It was a decent job with good pay but didn't have much development involvement. I then left to take a developer job that turned out to be a ...
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What is a high percentage way to prepare for a 30 minute data structures and algorithms interview at a startup?

The first half of the one hour interview will be a data structures / algorithms type problem and second half will be debugging a real problem in an iOS codebase. Since my comfort zone is with the ...
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Should I address my letter to "Hiring Manager" or the name of the hiring manager?

I am trying to apply to a company that I have been an intern with. In January when I talk with my old co-workers, they mentioned that the hiring manager is still the same one during my internship. ...
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What can we do if we get threatened when resigning?

Yes, you read it right. I'm not being threatened with being fired but, rather, I would be threatened when I announce my resignation. Unfortunately, my boss has his "background" so it might ...
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How to use an external job offer to get a pay rise at current company? (UK)

I am from the UK as I understand culture might influence the answers. I have seen some questions similar asked here but I think there are some nuances that should permit this question being asked. ...
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How to ask my former employer whether he finished my reference letter or not?

I was once an intern at a company, and had good relationship with my supervisor. I recently asked him for a reference letter and he said he would write one for me, with no hesitation. However, ten ...
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How can I support parallel development on a code porting project? [closed]

The company where I work in the UK has a lot of VB6 applications which they wish to move to .net Core. They want me to lead this, which is fine. The problem is, the first application which they wish ...
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On my performance review, I got a 2.76 out of 4. How should I interpret this? [closed]

The other week I got a review from work and it came out to 2.76 / 4. I got kinda upset about it; because 2.76/4 = 69% If I got that in school, it'd be like a high D. But I've talked to some people and ...
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Should the company pay the tips I gave?

I went on a business trip and I took a few Uber trips. At the end of the trip, Uber asks you if you want to tip the driver. I chose yes and paid 15% tip. I have to send a list of my expenses to the ...
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How to approach in an interview a lower salary than the posted salary ranges

I was contacted recently by a recruiter. They were interested by my CV and my previous experience (not a lot, but they mentioned they liked the experience, not that they thought it was little). I ...
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Thinking about a part-time job despite regular full time status

Context: I have a full time job with a large fortune 500 company. Everything is good there, not looking to change. I am thinking about taking a part-time job (nights and weekends, maybe 20 hours a ...
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How to highlight skills relevant to a particular job to stand out

If you do very well in a course such as Reliability Engineering and other mathematics courses you take in your engineering major, but have no work experience related to the courses, how do you ...
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Will this software project manager's experience and education from Ukraine help her get a US job? [closed]

I know a Ukrainian woman who has married a US citizen. Given the security and economic situation in Ukraine, she and her spouse are working on getting her a green card so they can move to the US. ...
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Invited to give talk but want to refuse

I'm currently WFH and I feel a bit embarrassed about how tentative I have been about returning to normal life (which is largely due to my elderly father and girlfriend, whom I both live with, being ...
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Do I need to keep updating job portal profiles, or pause till I try to switch jobs again?

I have been hired in a new company. Before that I used to upload updated CVs in multiple job portals (like Indeed, Monster, LinkedIn, AngelList, etc.) everyday. Now, do I need to keep updating these ...
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Logistics of living in EU and working for an US company

I’m a software engineer with almost 3 years of experience and I’ve been having a little look around the job market and I came across a full remote job from a credible company in the US. This would be ...
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How to handle a coworker being sexually harassed

About a week ago, one of my coworkers, we’ll call her Bertha, got a text from another coworker, we’ll call him Absalom, that made her feel uncomfortable. The text basically insinuated that he was ...
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