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Will Amazon blacklist you if you screwed up the interview? [on hold]

I had an interview at Amazon in London 2 years ago for a software developer position. I didn't sleep the night before interview because of different timezone(I'm not from London), anxiety etc... and ...
1
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4answers
511 views

Interviewing with little intention to take the job [on hold]

Before I begin, I don't think this is a duplicate of either of these questions, because the scenario is slightly different: Should I go to an interview I don't intend to accept the job (if ...
27
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1answer
6k views

Not within Jobscope - Aggravated injury [on hold]

Bio Working as a Data Science Consultant Had a back injury sustained during my military service (with medical documentations) Background I've been asked to work till 1-2am for a week performing ...
159
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11answers
29k views

Co-worker works way more than he should

I work in a research facility in Germany. I have lots of co-workers that are from other countries, mostly part of some international collaborative research projects. There's one guy from China who's ...
20
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3answers
6k views

Providing direct feedback to a product salesperson

I work in tech in a decision making capacity on an Analytics team, and have just moved positions in the last couple of months. In my former role, I inherited a team using a data analysis product, ...
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0answers
145 views

I have submitted my NSR IT Pin to an organisation ,but I am not willing to join that company.Will it be going to harm my career future in any way? [on hold]

I have submitted my NSR IT Pin to an organisation ,but I am not willing to join that company. As I am a fresher I don't know how about the nsr. I have heard that company gives the feedback on the nsr (...
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3answers
919 views

How to make sure my company does not own things which I created outside of work?

I'm currently working third year in company that produces electronics devices (from design to end product), I'm not involved in designing, I'm just assembling them. My hobby is electronics, I don't ...
8
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3answers
2k views

When do I bring up unwelcome news?

In the past I tended to break unwelcome news when I was expecting attendees to be least stressed & most likely to have time to discuss about immediate concerns - staying clear of any special ...
1
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2answers
549 views

How do I communicate my peer's incompetence to our manager?

I have been at my current job about a year (hired fresh out of college). About six month ago my manager left and I came under the management of another senior lead (who was not formerly focused ...
36
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8answers
6k views

How can I regain a professional atmosphere with someone who may have seen me misbehave? [on hold]

I believe a female colleague saw me masturbating at work. I was in my office after hours with the door locked and blinds down, but I'm afraid the blinds had a crack. I am not an exhibitionist, and ...
2
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1answer
161 views

How to address a cover letter for a small company without a dedicated Hiring Manager?

I want to apply for a job in a small company. The company consists of a CEO (who probably makes the ultimate hiring decisions), a CTO (who might influence those decisions ), a HR person (apparently ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Appearing in Linkedin searches by current employer. Getting layed off? [on hold]

I work in a small company and the job I do is for one person. Sometimes I might not even have enough work. So I do not think theres a need for more than one person at these tasks. For the last month ...
16
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6answers
2k views

How do I get my coworkers to use my name and not a non-name they're fond of?

I've been with this company for 6 months, I've been on this site with the same crew for about 2.5 months. One of them (no longer on the crew for many reasons) started out calling me Val. Another guy ...
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1answer
257 views

C-level role at startup vs. middle mgmt role at large firm [closed]

I'm currently in consulting and considering these two positions for my next career step: Chief Data Officer at a startup where I'd get to architect a new platform from the ground up, build my team, ...
6
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4answers
1k views

Is it okay to work on personal projects outside of work?

Okay, I have looked for a solution to my specific problem but have only found solutions for working on personal projects at work or on sick days - which is not lining up with my problem. I'm a junior ...
51
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5answers
9k views

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 ...
15
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6answers
1k 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
479 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 ...
6
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3answers
914 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 ...
7
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3answers
801 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?
4
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4answers
795 views

Should I point out my colleague's mistakes in this situation? [duplicate]

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 ...
30
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14answers
7k 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 - ...
4
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3answers
588 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
161 views

Switching career from Technical Writing to Web Development [closed]

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
795 views

Can I take a sick leave just to have a check up visit in germany? [on hold]

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 ...
2
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3answers
580 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 ...
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0answers
464 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
271 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
1k 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, ...
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2answers
497 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
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1answer
349 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 ...
5
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2answers
472 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
530 views

Getting paid lower than the required minimum by law [closed]

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
357 views

Learning is kind of stopped [closed]

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 ...
5
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2answers
322 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, ...
5
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3answers
437 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 ...
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3answers
545 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
271 views

Releasing recorded conversations at work [closed]

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
811 views

Senior software developer [closed]

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
699 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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1answer
481 views

A tech meeting intended for everyone in the group only opens to some of the members [on hold]

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 ...
1
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2answers
789 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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3answers
553 views

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

I work with a coworker who is 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 blabbing. ...
4
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3answers
970 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
703 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
391 views

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

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
73 views

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

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 ...
68
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10answers
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-...
8
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3answers
652 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
322 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 ...

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