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Co-worker has annoying ringtone

There is a co-worker who has this annoying ringtone of "In the end - Linkin park" and gets about 10 to 15 calls every day. Every time his phone rings I get really annoyed. I feel like I should tell ...
4
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3answers
417 views

Hostile co worker

My team was approached today by our manager. Background: We have a hostile co worker. He's aggressive, sarcastic, rude to clients and managers. About 4 months ago he out of the blue stopped talking ...
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4answers
342 views

How do I answer questions regarding relocation

I'm applying for a remote position and it's out of state. I need advice on how to answer the question "Why not relocate". I want to be honest but just don't know how to phrase it. I work remotely ...
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3answers
429 views

Going away email

Tomorrow I will be completing my last day at my current organization (I had placed a two week notice). I am writing a "good bye" email to send to some friends and mentors that I've made over the time ...
2
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2answers
311 views

Good gift/thank-you for Human Resources?

I have a great HR department. They really do a nice job. For example, they recently set us up with a pre-tax benefit that put about $1000 in my pocket. What's a good way to thank them? Thanks, Keith ...
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3answers
439 views

Should I point out my colleague in this situation?

Last week I was assigned a project by our manager. I started it and worked on it in between some priority work which came up. The project was stuck. So Our manager and I decided to forward the ...
26
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14answers
6k views

Should I follow up with an employee I believe overreacted to a mistake I made?

To keep it short, I am an overworked and overstretched manager. Today my employee appeared to show up to work an hour late, having only had one simple work-related task to complete before arrival - ...
3
votes
3answers
422 views

How good is LinkedIn privacy?

I'm currently a gainfully employed software engineer at a company where I am well-liked and in no danger of losing my job. However, due to various factors, I feel like I want a change of pace. I ...
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0answers
127 views

Switching career from Technical Writing to Web Development [on hold]

I have been working as a tech writer for a couple of years. Along with writing about software and hardware products, I manage the design and development of the documentation site. I am comfortable ...
4
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2answers
653 views

Can I take a sick leave just to have a check up visit in germany?

Can I take a sick leave for a day (or even half a day) to do medical check up in Germany? For example if I need to go to dentist for a visit, or simply to talk to a GP for a consult, even if I'm not ...
0
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2answers
317 views

Creating Opportunities

I work in a great company that I have been with for almost a year, unfortunately, although things are going great in my current role, I have no room for growth currently. The field I am interested ...
1
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0answers
394 views

Some one else is taking credit for the work I have done [duplicate]

I have joined a new, big company very recently (a month ago). I work as software engineer. I have noticed that something was not done correctly, so I created a pull request for the refactoring and ...
3
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3answers
241 views

Leaving short term roles out of job applications [duplicate]

I worked for Arby’s for about 3 weeks and then applied for a job at IHOP. I got the job and I'm wondering whether it could come back to bite me that I left Arby’s off the application when I applied? ...
6
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4answers
952 views

If forced to answer “yes” or “no” for having being fired when applying to job, what to do if you were unjustly fired?

I was reminded of this question from How to answer "Have you ever been terminated?" Awhile ago I was fired for just cause. I still think it was unfair and was looking into legal actions, ...
1
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2answers
449 views

Inconsistencies between resumes

I applied for a job, and have gotten called in for an interview. The application process was done through a third party website where I had to fill in some personal info, education info, and work info ...
3
votes
1answer
293 views

Job position has responsibilities that don't traditionally mesh/overlap with what its title would imply

TL;DR: My current position does not afford me the opportunity to gain experience in some tasks that are viewed as standard junior level tasks for my industry. How does this affect my chances of ...
4
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2answers
406 views

Verbally agreed notice period - What do I do?

I gave notice to my HR Manager that I wanted to leave my job because of a new job offer. We verbally agreed on 4 weeks notice, even though my contract says that I should work a minimum of 3 months ...
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1answer
441 views

Getting paid lower than the required minimum by law [on hold]

Recently my company applied for my work visa and I see that my salary which they reported in "Labor condition Application for Nonimmigrant workers" to be more than what I actually get paid. Upon ...
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1answer
242 views

Preferred name at work [on hold]

My name is Jason and I work at a work when I work there my name tag says Jase because that’s what I preferred to use to go bye is that ok. Because all my information says Jason but I preferred my name ...
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1answer
334 views

Learning is kind of stopped [on hold]

I am new in my professional field and have a hard feeling that my learning has stopped. I have to do everything on my own, since my senior who provided most of the help has left the company. I can't ...
4
votes
2answers
286 views

How to value a job with varied responsibilities?

I've been at my current position about nine months. I have the chance to negotiate my pay soon and I want to know how to decide what my job is worth. I'm doing a mix between software engineering, ...
3
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2answers
321 views

What are useful resources for helping map out a career change?

I've been working on changing my career, taking classes and trying to get projects at work that are outside my normal responsibilities. I currently help new customers build implementation plans and ...
1
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3answers
517 views

Serving notice by accepting an offer, got a call from another company, shall I disclose serving notice period already?

I am serving my notice period as I accepted an offer from other company. Now I have received a call from another company which is bigger than the other for interview. They asked me why I was in notice....
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0answers
224 views

Releasing recorded conversations at work [on hold]

Since Aug 2014 I have been the target of mobbing at work. Over the years I have documented incidents of harassment like snot wiped on an harassment at work document, dead flies put in coffee cup and ...
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3answers
702 views

Senior software developer [on hold]

There is a senior software developer that I'm really not sure how he got there. But the style of coding is very bad. For example he has this scattered all over the project. public boolean myMethod() ...
2
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3answers
649 views

Manager is not replying about permission to use dummy data

As part of the project that I was doing at a company that I recently joined I need to submit a report to my college. During the start of the project I made it clear that I would need to submit the ...
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0answers
310 views

A tech meeting intended for everyone in the group only opens to some of the members

The manager arranged a meeting to discuss something new in the area, which is supposedly for everyone in the group. Instead the manager only asks for specific members in the group to attend the ...
0
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2answers
706 views

How to handle hostile comments by the CTO which imply I'm making mistakes?

I'm a senior software dev at a new job. Company has fewer than 30 employees. As I write this post, I've just finished my second day of work. Most everyone is also very experienced. They're friendly ...
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2answers
433 views

Is there a polite way to tell a coworker to leave me alone? (subtlety hasn't worked)

I work with a coworker who is literally a chatterbox. He loves talking regardless who it is - clients, coworkers, random telemarketing guys, recruiters, you name it, he doesn't need a reason to start ...
4
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3answers
870 views

Got fired, accepted an old offer, now they are doing a background check, what should I do?

I received an offer to relocate abroad when I was working for some company. I got fired some time after receiving this offer. Then, I accepted the relocation offer without disclosing I had been ...
5
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3answers
650 views

What guarantees that you have been officially offered a job abroad?

I'm planning to relocate to a European country as a software developer. I have on-going interviews with few companies and everything suggests that I will be getting at least two initial offers, one ...
0
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0answers
365 views

Is it legal to invite “protected classes” to apply in the Netherlands? [on hold]

So here is the thing. I was reading this popular question about how to hire more diversity and some not-so-highly voted answers suggest to "invite" protected classes in the ad to apply. The answers ...
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0answers
67 views

Is it worth it working in ERP/CRM/Business Application for a developer [on hold]

I hope I'm in the correct place to ask this. Currently, I am a developer who write little central business applications (mainly business workflows). For example, I work currently on a web based ...
67
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9answers
14k views

How to answer “Have you ever been terminated?”

I'm filling out a job application that asks the question "Have you ever been terminated or asked to resign from a position in the past?" I did get fired from a job back in 1998. It was my first high-...
5
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2answers
422 views

Unable to persuade colleagues

An issue I've been running into a lot is that me and colleagues are discussing how to do a certain thing in the field of software development, e.g. security. The team leans towards a certain approach ...
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2answers
285 views

Quitting while bosses are out of town [duplicate]

I am the only employee at a new company that is ran by a married couple. The environment is incredibly abusive and I have decided to leave at this time because I have just started on a brand new ...
3
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2answers
394 views

Manager suggests I assume new role in company, should I be worried?

Some background information, I've been at this company for a little over a year. When I first started at this company I was brought on as a full stack developer, since my first day we were looking ...
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2answers
375 views

Should one do data analysis by fake data? [on hold]

Is it ethical to use fake data in data science? Namely, I have heard two opinions. First collect data or get it somewhere, do the analysis and report, and sent the report to the customer. Do data ...
2
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3answers
252 views

How to get W2 answer from unresponsive institution?

I work for the City of New York (CUNY), and I've held the same position for about 15 years. This year for the first time, a standard line on my W2 was missing. I inquired to my college HR about why ...
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2answers
4k views

What can I do if I need to attend court as a witness whilst on sick leave? [on hold]

I am off sick due to bulging disks and nerve compression in my spine. I have been housebound for 5 weeks, am unable to walk, and require aids like a zimmer frame, commode, and perching stool. I am ...
3
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5answers
966 views

Is it reasonable to ask my company to reduce my notice period after agreeing to a longer one?

Here is the situation I am in. I have recently handed my notice in and I have a 3 month long notice period to serve (I know, it's an insanely long period). During my exit interview I was asked by HR ...
22
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7answers
15k views

Using audio cues to encourage good posture

My workplace encourages employees to sit in the right ergonomic position to minimize stress and fatigue related to bad posture. This is completely new to me and my previous employers have never ...
-1
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0answers
342 views

I got hired for backend but landed with frontend. Do I need to quit? [on hold]

I was a fresher got a job in a software company. At the time of hiring they told me that they will assign projects of PHP and backend process. Initially there was a 3-month training which included ...
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0answers
160 views

Net salary in Germany for programmers [migrated]

I got an offers as a freelancer to work from Germany (the company is not German but I will live in Germany when I'll work for them). Since I'll be a freelancer in need to give them an hourly rate for ...
2
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4answers
335 views

Should I let recruiter know that I was interviewed with his company in the past?

I was interviewed and rejected by a company (branch A) a couple of years ago. Now I am approached by another recruiter from a different branch (branch B). After a short discussion she suggested to ...
119
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10answers
25k views

How to react to hostile behavior from a senior developer?

I started working at Dec 2018, currently, there is only me and the senior developer and we sit next to each other. He comes to work really early and leaves early. When I started working I noticed ...
115
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10answers
27k views

Dating a Former Employee

I'm a senior, C level executive at a relatively small company (~75 employees). A while ago, I became very close to a direct report. We began spending more time together outside of work; first in ...
12
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4answers
560 views

Staff medical form - disclosing methadone treatment

I work at a small (dozen or so employees) web dev agency in UK. I have been asked to fill in an employee data form, which includes the usual emergency contact, and also a medical section which asks ...
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1answer
228 views

how hard is to join to the security team on big tech? [on hold]

I have always been asking myself , how hard is to join to the most elite team on big tech such as google , twitter , vmware , facebook , amazon . I have done multiples interviews on big tech such as ...
46
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8answers
14k views

How to deal with a team lead who never gives me credit?

I am working as a software developer in a company for about one year. I have a team lead who is always bragging about himself, never or seldom gives credit to other people or values their work or ...

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