All Questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
2answers
50 views

Mailed Equipment to Employer after Leaving Company?

I amicably parted ways with a company. The tracking receipt shows that the package was delivered to the mailing address on the label I received from the employer. I haven't yet received an ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Don't feel involved as a junior developer

I am in a team of two and I don't feel like my lead is making me involved, she doesn't let me review her code, she assigns me tasks without taking my opinion, she writes documentation without sharing ...
2
votes
5answers
676 views

Should I add my personal dreams in my life to my portfolio as Software Developer?

I hope I am posting this question on the right website. I am making a portfolio as a professional in software development and I am wondering whether I should mention my life-dreams. For example, one ...
0
votes
2answers
104 views

Backstabbing, incompetent and lazy interns

I’ve just been made president of my startup but because the budget is low I had to hire two interns. The president I’m replacing decided to select the interns I was going to work with which meant I ...
43
votes
7answers
11k views

How to respectfully refuse to assist co-workers with IT issues?

I work in a small company and I've helped out my colleagues with small IT issues in the past. However, we just hired a dedicated IT company that is meant to take over all IT issues. My manager has ...
0
votes
3answers
142 views

My boss told people I am pregnant without my permission

I work at a daycare, and because Fifth disease was going around, I had to disclose to my boss that I am very newly pregnant (Fifth disease can be dangerous in the early stages of pregnancy). This ...
45
votes
7answers
12k views

How do I, an introvert, communicate to my friend and only colleague, an extrovert, that I want to spend my scheduled breaks without them?

I'm an introvert and as an introvert I like to take a break by spending some time alone. My only other team member is an extrovert and wants me to spend time with her. Initially our personal ...
2
votes
4answers
332 views

To what extent does choice of undergraduate dissertation impact job opportunities

To what extend does choice of undergraduate dissertation matter when applying for engineering jobs? I understand that a company will value a dissertation that is closely linked to the work they do, ...
77
votes
14answers
15k views

How can I convince my colleague to call the help desk instead of contacting me directly?

This morning I received an email from a colleague, who doesn't want to call the help desk anymore, [we'll call him Joel.] I manage a small team of IT professionals, responsible for the care and ...
1
vote
1answer
73 views

Recruiter not disclosing where he got my phone number and resume from

Background Normally when I am open for changes in my career I update my CV on some carrier or professional networking portals like LinkedIn, Indeed.com etc. If something interesting comes up through ...
87
votes
10answers
17k views

Looking for a new job because of relocation - is it okay to tell the real reason?

My husband recently got a new job that he really wanted, but the office is in a different city (more than several hours of travel from where we live now), so he has to relocate. I'm going to start ...
7
votes
1answer
27k views

Is it acceptable to speak of your current job in a cover letter?

I am currently employed as the only web developer at a small development and marketing company. I develop the websites and projects for clients from start to finish utilizing mainly PHP. Unfortunately,...
1
vote
3answers
256 views

How to ask manager if I am about to be laid off?

My company has many offices in USA and the rest of the world. Many teams or individuals work partly or fully remotely in this company. Many people have quit the company over the last few years and ...
7
votes
11answers
3k views

My job has implemented a frustrating time monitoring system. How should I react?

My workplace has recently implemented a time tracking system that we're supposed to use to track our time and associate it against certain activities. Every day I am now supposed to log in to this ...
3
votes
1answer
166 views

Mention of conversation with hiring manager in cover letter

I took the first step and talked in person to the hiring manager of the position I am interested in. Should I mention the conversation and thank the hiring manager in the introduction of my cover ...
15
votes
2answers
1k views

Screened by recruiter — moments later, recruiter calls my employers recruiter! What does this mean?

I had a phone screen with a recruiter for a position I am interested in. It went well. I authorized him to send along my resume. I walk back into the office, and moments later, the main line rings; ...
2
votes
1answer
227 views

How to deal with not getting updates on a task from colleagues?

I often deal with colleagues (who are not in working in the same place), who promise to deal with some task (they have to fix something, install something, etc), but the promised deadline comes and ...
66
votes
12answers
18k views

How should I face my manager if I make a mistake because a senior coworker explained something incorrectly to me?

I work as a software engineer, in this situation we have two people, John and Mike, John is my boss and Mike my teammate. John ordered me to do a task that I didn't know how to do exactly, the task ...
-5
votes
2answers
151 views

How to write a brief description of myself for my first job?

I have just started my first job in a company as an engineer, I was asked to write a brief description of myself which will be sent to all the staffs. Could you please provide some template? how we ...
1
vote
2answers
140 views

Coworker refused to to their assigned task; how to mention that in upcoming meeting with boss?

A while ago, I was asked to coordinate measures needed to complete a task. The task was set up to support an important customer C. One sub-task would have fallen to coworker X, who was the only one ...
0
votes
1answer
567 views

How to keep the same pediatrician [closed]

I'm looking at switching jobs and the new provider doesn't have our paediatrician in its network. My son has had a few health problems and we wouldn't want to change doctors or specialist. Is it ...
0
votes
3answers
375 views

How can I explain being fired for cause in future interviews?

I was recently fired for cause. My termination was due to a singular issue at the end of my tenure, otherwise I was in good standing with my previous employer (for 32 years). I'm concerned that being ...
0
votes
2answers
308 views

Presentation with feedback

I am an electrical engineering intern at a utility company. The company requires that we have a presentation at the end of the term. The presentation is expected to contain information regarding the ...
3
votes
5answers
741 views

How to address a suspicion that my co-worker is not reviewing my work?

On each project we submit drafts for peer review. Whenever one particular colleague of mine performs a review of my work, she always returns it with no comments. I always get comments from everyone ...
3
votes
4answers
345 views

How to annouce a first name change in the workplace?

I am currently going through the application to legally change my first name. I don't identify with my current first name anymore and it is not representative of the person that I have grown into. I ...
68
votes
16answers
9k views

Lying in Wellness program

Our company has a wellness contest to promote healthy lifestyle and well being. The contest is focused around how much physical activity you perform. (For example, 1 mile run = 10 points). The top ...
0
votes
3answers
290 views

Asked my boss if he can avoid scheduling me after 6:30pm

I have been at this company for 3yrs 7 months. Before the schedule was made, I emailed my boss asking him if he could please not schedule me after 6:30pm because I don't know when my car will get ...
0
votes
3answers
632 views

Not sure whether I'm really so bad or people's expectations are unrealistic

I joined a consulting company and was staffed on a project. I have several years of professional experience, I'm not a recent graduate. I worked as a consultant before, so it's not like I don't know ...
4
votes
0answers
468 views

Is the “Cirkel van 8” problem approach known as “Figure of 8” in English? Is it a well-known approach for improving soft-skills of employees? [closed]

At the company we get coaching every month about how to deal with difficulties. Although I personally want to focus on the technical stuff, the idea of "the circle of 8" impresses me. However, when I ...
4
votes
4answers
656 views

Is my jealousy of peers valid and how should I manage it?

I am a software engineer at a non-tech but very large engineering company. I am one year into a new-grad program. Relative to my new-hire peers, I feel like I tasked to do a lot more and I have to ...
2
votes
3answers
347 views

Salary, hours no new contract?

My boss has offered me to go salaried at work after I gave my resignation in. I sad yes to this and stayed however I have not signed a new contract and am still on my 32 hour pay horly contract, we ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Is it really fair to negotiate for lesser notice period

I am switching jobs and I have a 3 months notice period at the current workplace. My future new employer wants me to join with in 45 days. I have resigned. And I am still negotiating with my current ...
9
votes
12answers
4k views

Headphones at max volume, but coworkers' casual conversation for 4-5 hours a day is still audible [duplicate]

Situation I started a new job 3 months ago. My team (of 6; I'm not a manager) sits on the leftmost side of the office in a block of cubicles. I'm the rightmost in my block and the only one on my team ...
5
votes
2answers
867 views

Could sharing my salary publicly affect me negatively in the future?

If I was to share my salary history for my entire career publicly, could I get into any strife down the line? The motivation for sharing: I subscribe to the theory that companies actively discourage ...
34
votes
7answers
14k views

How do I request a longer than normal leave of absence period for my wedding?

My wedding is coming up in October this year and I need 5 weeks (25 working days) of leave for completing all the wedding rituals, honeymoon, etc. My fiancé will be leaving abroad for work so I want ...
0
votes
2answers
276 views

How can I change company specific job and get into skilled job?

I completed my Masters of Computer Applications in 2014. I got selected into manufacturing multinational corporation ( Non-IT) with good salary (3.12 Lakhs, 312,000 rupees, per year) from college ...
1
vote
1answer
307 views

Can an employer retract pay/take other action for missed days of a contract after a contract is completed?

I recently completed a 6-month part-time contract as an instructor with a company in the for-profit education space. They don't have a written PTO policy, but generally, we've requested substitute ...
20
votes
3answers
11k views

Confirming resignation after resignation letter ripped up

I have handed in my notice giving the required 1 month but my MD has asked me to reconsider. I have been asked to attend a meeting to discuss my role and new salary, hours, holiday etc to see if I am ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Repercussions of negotiating Vacation days in new job offer

Background I am currently in hiring process of a start-up company as full time employee that is willing to roll out an lucrative offer, actually they have already sent out a rough draft of work ...
12
votes
4answers
805 views

Colleagues refusing to use new, more efficient process; how should I proceed?

Current situation I am working in a team where we regularly need to process raw data from our business units. This requires multiple manual steps (export from system A to system B, etc.) which are ...
3
votes
3answers
382 views

What are AWS requirements for Senior Software Engineers? [on hold]

I'm seeing a lot of senior engineer jobs that require Amazon Web Services (AWS) experience in addition to software development experience. Can anyone expand on what this means? Does it refer to ...
7
votes
4answers
2k views

Distracted by loud music

I work as a contractor for a web development company. Where I sit I am sometimes negatively distracted by the music. I'm not certain of the details, but the speaker is built into the ceiling but I ...
2
votes
2answers
301 views

Pull requests taking a long time to be reviewed and no other work? What to do?

First I would like to mention that I don't know if these times are typical for pull requests to be reviewed and approved. I am a new graduate who recently joined the company a month ago. I've had 3 ...
4
votes
3answers
242 views

Suggestions on job hunting for a new CS graduate [on hold]

I just graduated from my CS masters degree and am trying to find job. I have no prior work experience and I am in a pretty confused state about what I should be doing. I was told to do leetcode by a ...
-1
votes
2answers
295 views

Music too Distracting and Loud in the Workplace

I work in a mail processing plant and the music is too distracting and loud. Every night it feels like I'm walking into a dance hall. I informed my supervisors and Health and Safety representatives ...
41
votes
4answers
15k views

Potential new partner angry about first collaboration - how to answer email to close up this encounter in a graceful manner

I'm a in-house translator at a company. We sometimes test new freelance translators to help us when we are short of in-house resources. One of our criteria for collaborating is to have the same tool ...
14
votes
9answers
2k views

My boss says I lack communication skills. What does this mean and what should I do?

I am on a 12 month internship. I am a bit introverted and English is my second language. My manager told my prof that I am doing fine but I am not good at communication. I was wondering if you could ...
3
votes
1answer
167 views

How to deal with coworker not clear in tasks?

In an industrial company, I work in a team including a software maker. This is a very experienced person, and he has a great knowledge. We are working on a project, and I have a task to do after him. ...
5
votes
4answers
620 views

Compensation for saving large sums of money

I am on the brink of saving my current employer approximately $2 million per year is it appropriate to ask for some type of monetary compensation beyond my salary?
2
votes
2answers
856 views

Why is the average age of Software Engineers less than 33? [on hold]

Based on StackOverflow's survey, why is the average age of Software Engineers (that participated Stack Overflow survey) less than 33? I have friends in various industries ranging from Accounting, Law,...

15 30 50 per page