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How do I best pass on a manager's feedback to a colleague?

I've got a new(ish) colleague with whom I share a manager. I was tasked with onboarding the new colleague when they joined, although I think they're pretty settled in now. In a meeting with my manager ...
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Can employment terms be modified while a “fixed-term” contract is active?

This is not a specific situation, but a general question regarding contracts in Australia. Imagine an employee has signed a "fixed-term" contract for x number of years. Can the employer and ...
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Tricky situation causing great mental fatigue

Context Asking for my mum. She is a head at a warehouse. There is a new employee that has been causing some hassles. This has created some tension. Description The new employee, by all accounts, is ...
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Will I lose my job by saying I can't work certain hours?

So I have been trying incredibly hard to try to get this job since before the pandemic, and I am finnaly able to start working after completing a slew of trainings. The problem is I am still in ...
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Is it ok to use informal contractions (wanna, gotta, kinda) in an interview?

Next week I have a interview in English with a company from USA and I would like know if should use slang terms when I speak like: "wanna" , "gotta", "gonna", "lotta&...
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Technical vs management positions in software career [closed]

As far as I know technical jobs have clear shelf life, technologies go obsolete and we do not always have time to keep up with latest trend. I was offered management position where I will be in charge ...
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Company potentially refusing to pay out PTO [closed]

I work for a company that was recently sold out from a larger corporation. I was hired under the original corporation's employment contract, which included a provision that PTO would be accrued at 3 ...
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Do you receive an unconditional offer after a conditional offer?

I’ve been offered a job and got sent an offer of employment & a contract of employment in the post (two separate documents). Now, the offer of employment states that it’s conditioned on ...
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Company banned references, senior engineer subverting ban; should I go along with free “workaround”?

My employer (3000+ employees) is a large software engineering company. The company is actually doing well (as per our latest financial report), but is canceling and/or delaying promotions/bonuses/etc. ...
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If i was sacked for gross misconduct will it show kn my dbs for future checks

I was fired for gross misconduct. I have stolen 10 pounds from a client in a care home. I have been offered a job by my old employer, the employer I was with before the current job, they said they don'...
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How can I more effectively deal with a needy coworker.?

I took my present position while in the process of recovering from a brain injury/stroke. My position is well below my abilities but I took it because I needed a low stress environment, and stayed ...
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Managing startup, how to control stress levels?

I work in small startup company, during the sprints we have very stressful atmosphere, caused by short deadlines and underslept personnel. How can I handle or at least mitigate this situation as a ...
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Asked to share source code from interview task via a public repository

I've applied for a job, and was sent a coding test to finish as part of the interview. When I finished the task, I wrote back to the team lead in the company, informing them that I have finished the ...
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Do industrial research scientists get rewards for their innovation?

I am deciding if I should follow the academic path or work in industry. One of the perceived benefits of academia is the ownership of your own work, be it papers or patents. I want to know how much ...
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Are most comp-sci graduates really unable to implement FizzBuzz in an interview?

Are a large proportion of programming job applicants unable to implement FizzBuzz (or a similarly simple task)? On the blog Coding Horror, Jeff Atwood quotes individuals as saying that a large number ...
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How should I handle mispronouncing words in a coworker's native language and feeling like I'm embarrassing myself?

Similar questions have been asked here before, so I'll try to provide enough detail to explain my specific situation. The situation I am a junior software developer in the United States working on an ...
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Interviewing for a startup - Noticed a vacancy for a similar SENIOR position but more inline with my experience/skillset

I'm interviewing for a startup/tech company ( round 4 is this week) and one last round if all goes well. I just noticed another job vacancy for a similar but senior position that I definitely qualify (...
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Why do some musicians play and sing on the streets?

I am not sure if this a workplace question. But, this question is related to careers. I see a lot of musicians playing and singing on the streets. Some of them seem to be very competent in their ...
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The world of digital marketing: agency or company? [closed]

I'm in the process of specializing in digital marketing and communication. As I lack knowledge of the field and I am looking to gain as much practical experience as possibile, my question is: what ...
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Overlapping of last working day and joining date

My last working day with my previous employer, organization X, was 31st March 2019 and my joining date for my next employer, organization Y, was 29th March 2019. So there was a overlapping of 3 days. ...
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Dealing with hostility from ex-teammate newly promoted to lead

I have been working in a team with 3 other developers, reporting to a tech lead who departed as of very recently. Afterwards, we started reporting to the most senior teammate who was promoted to fill ...
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Clarifying Gender in Email Signature

I am from the United States and I live in the Midwest. I would like to add my pronouns to my email signature. Some people in my company have been doing this, although there is no official policy on ...
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No true reason for dismissal; how can I find out?

I was recently formally laid off from an employment position with the reason being that the company did not capitalize enough on my employment. The boss said that he really appreciated my skills and ...
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Concerns as I start a new job [closed]

I know in this economy one should be grateful for having a job (and maybe I am being a bit entitled here), but please hear me out. I got laid off in June and was interviewing pretty much all summer ...
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Can a head teacher forbid the use of face masks in school?

Basically the opposite of this. I know someone who works in an English secondary school (ages 11 - 18), and they've said that their headteacher has forbidden staff from wearing face masks because they'...
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Is it okay to ask an employee for interview tips on LinkedIn?

I've been selected for the second round of interview at a company (Data Engineer position). I asked the HR about what the round would entail - she gave a generic answer that it would be a technical ...
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Should I leave my current job?

I make a minor mistake, something very minuscule, a few times a day like a typo/template error etc. However, every few weeks or so, I make a mistake where my boss may need to confront me after ...
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Withdraw from hiring process after unprofessional behavior from interviewer

I was recently interviewed for a software engineering position. This was a second round interview, and I was told to prepare for general CS knowledge and system design questions. When the interview ...
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Is it common to make mistakes often at work?

I’ve been at my current job for almost two years. And it’s my first time in the field, while I have a general understanding of what the job entails, things happen and some things can fall through the ...
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Is it fair that I work more hours than my coworkers?

I work in a fairly small organization (less than 5 staff). My boss is salaried and keeps their own hours but the rest are hourly workers, each working an 8 hour day. We have flexibility in what time ...
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Should I explain non-technical background for my code review critique?

TL;DR; Should I explain to junior developers that I'm being scrupulous during code reviews because our boss asked me to help them improve their code quality, and not just because their code sucks for ...
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Disrespectful exchange with company Director, currently feeling unmotivated and am unsure what to do

Background: I've been at my current place of employment for 18 months as a developer. I have in that time made some mistakes as I'm sure someone with the same tenure would, but I've had a lot more ...
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My performance recently seems really poor, but why is everyone acting like it's OK? [closed]

I am a software developer for the last 5 years. I like this work and since I started this career I have been in 3 companies. Each change resulted a good raise of the salary and more interesting ...
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Boss' taking decisions concerning my budget independently from me

I'm a manager responsible for company's Supply in a big geographical region. My budget comes from the budget of the region. As a result I have 2 bosses: my formal boss (1) is the head of the ...
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Should I disclose a disability during video interview? [duplicate]

I am a grad student actively looking for a job. I never mention my disability (I am a paraplegic using a wheelchair) on resume or during a phone screen to reduce the possibility of prejudice against ...
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Asking for recommendation letter from my new manager when I just recently started?

So I am in a relatively awkward spot. 2 months and a half ago I joined a company. However I only did so because I did not get accepted to grad school, which is my n1 priority in life. The period to ...
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How to get a developer position with self taught skills?

I am an experienced professional developer with two two year technology diploma from back 20 years ago (I also later did a Commerce Degree) and I want to get into a software development position using ...
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Is it common to have your promotion decided by a committee, independently from your KPIs?

I work for a big company. I had a terrible, degrading experience with my first manager. I moved to a new one. I am very happy with my new manager. He's awesome. We are discussing my career development ...
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Is it bad form to send a quote from one company to another to get a competing quote?

I have a quote from a company. I would like to get competing quotes. Is it unethical to send the quotes from the first company, with names and costs redacted, to another one and ask for a competing ...
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Should I tell my current job that my old job has offered me my job back?

I worked at company A as an intern for a year while in college. When the pandemic struck, I was furloughed as well as my entire department. So I accepted an offer with company B. I like it at company ...
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How to find major customers of particular worldwide public company (Introductions)? [closed]

I was trying to get in touch with best possible corporate law firms - the local ones in the same country as where target public company is. The goal was to ask a law firm to introduce me and our own ...
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As a freelancer, how do I handle a client not responding when I want to discuss future availability?

I have started as a freelancer a couple of months ago (as from July) in the data management area. I thought that I found my luck when my ex-employer (a consultancy company) proposed a contract to keep ...
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Politely speed up application process in favorite potential employer

I'm currently looking for my first job after my university education, so I am not that experienced with the application processes of various companies and their schedules. A few months ago the reply ...
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Should I take the blame for an error by someone on the team I lead?

I am a software team lead. One of my guys built an update for android, but left the environment on "staging" and now everybody is freaking out: the marketing guys, PM, product owner. So far ...
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Is it reasonable in my circumstances to ask for a raise from 160k to 250k?

I am employed at a biotech firm which is on the cusp of raising a new round of venture funding. My current salary is 160k due to a raise I received at the completion of the previous funding round on ...
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I'm extremely good at coming up with ideas for products, businesses, and apps, but I don't know what career path best suites this skill

I really enjoy coming up with new product ideas and improvements, but the problem I face is that my ideas are so broad that I don't know where to look as far as positions and even companies. Just ...
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Raising a startup, but workmates are falling behind on their tasks. How to handle this?

My friends and I are currently raising a startup that will launch our first product at the end of Q3 this year. Apart from the freelance marketing team, this startup consists of three developers, ...
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Should I tell my manager that I'm not able to work on the weekend for religious reasons?

So the religion I follow does not permit working on our sabbath, which falls on Saturday. I specifically mentioned in my interview that there's no way I'd be able to work on Saturdays, but I didn't ...
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Likelihood of getting non-game development jobs if your portfolio only contains games

I need to start working on my portfolio and I want to focus on making games, because that's where I hope to work..but I'm afraid I'm walking into a dead-end from an employability aspect. It seems to ...
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Should I Accept Responsibility For Unclear Technical Issue?

I have been working at my company for a number of years and have recently been accepted to begin training for another role where my principal duty will be to negotiate contracts with third parties. ...

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