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Does HR tell a hiring manager about salary negotiations?

If I was to negotiate salary for a job offer with HR, is it customary for HR to communicate this to the hiring manager? I'm worried that it colors my relationship with the hiring manager if I accept ...
37
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13answers
15k views

Is it ok to offer lower paid work as a trial period before negotiating for a full-time job?

I am currently employed as a TA (statistics related) at a university until September, but I'm looking to transition into industry. I am looking to work in software development or data science. I ...
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3answers
857 views

Bonus error in my favor [closed]

I'm working in Europe for a big multinational company. I was promoted last year, with an increase on my base salary and bonus. I recently received my bonus for last year. However my company just told ...
4
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3answers
671 views

How to politely follow up with coworker who ignores/forgets IMs?

Context: I am a fairly new intern, with an assigned mentor who is expected to be my first line of help when/if I need it. Our most frequent communication is via an internal IM system, which is nice ...
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4answers
1k views

How to deal with a coworker who may be depressed

Recently an intern joined me to work on a project. We are the only people working on this project. A month went by and it was going well; he was completing all the tasks in time and has the talent to ...
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4answers
540 views

Can my employer ask me to change the date of my resignation letter? [closed]

My employer requires two weeks notice to resign. I handed in my letter on Monday, April 8th, with an effective date of Friday, April 19th, which happens to fall on a stat holiday. HR is telling me I ...
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14answers
20k views

Deal with toxic manager when you can't quit

At my first job, I had the bad luck to get a manager that was very toxic. This reached the point of him driving most of the team to quit. In the three months I was there, he drove 5 people to quit (...
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2answers
452 views

Applying for computer science internships, using email with .dev ending [duplicate]

Google Domains recently released the .dev domain extension and I was able to register jdoe.dev (example). Would putting john@jdoe.dev on a resume be a bad idea or potentially too confusing? My fear ...
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9answers
18k views

How to support a colleague who finds meetings extremely tiring?

In our software development team we have a colleague who is both a great engineer with a sense of responsibility and a great person. She is usually very involved in discussions during our meetings, ...
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7answers
4k views

How to deal with legacy software and split opinion?

I realize there is a pattern, when the engineering team/department has legacy software in their portfolio and managers (usually non-technical but not necessarily) declare the software as good. On the ...
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2answers
575 views

How to work with a difficult PM [closed]

I was recently put into a new project. I've encountered my new project manager before and while there's a few things about this PM that concern me: They can be very friendly and open, but also very ...
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3answers
2k views

Dealing with a racist and misogynistic manager, as a contractor?

My team is 100% male contractors. We all work for different companies, and our manager is also a contractor working for another company than mine. Our manager is being misogynistic as well as racist ...
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3answers
467 views

Will my work experience from a company will be considered without an explicit experience letter?

I worked at a company for 1.5 years, I followed each term and condition as I was fresher that time and I hadn't more knowledge about How IT sector works regarding documentation. I had given a proper ...
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3answers
629 views

If I accept job offer from client, would it make it awkward with coworkers from current contractor? [on hold]

I was recently offered a position with a client that I contract for. They said they would match my salary and give me their benefits, which are presumably better since they are government-ish. The job ...
0
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1answer
148 views

Non-compete agreement [closed]

I accepted an offer with a company in Ohio and signed a pre-employment non-compete agreement with them. I am considering now taking another offer and have not started with the initial company. Is ...
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1answer
233 views

How to find senior technology consultants [closed]

My question is about where to look and/or how to find talented technology consultants for hire (ideally full time). Detail: I run a company that has a lot of talented software programmers and ...
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3answers
1k views

How to explain to manager that I wasn't reading emails because I wasn't receiving shifts and therefore not getting paid (for 100s of emails)? [closed]

I do a lot of short term, temporary work. I had an interview with a company awhile ago. They decided to "hire" me and said I would be getting a lot of work. For the several months I received no work ...
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2answers
921 views

Salary employee (software developer) held personally liable for client's data loss or exposure (GDPR)

I'm working as full time software developer at relatively small IT company (around 15 employees) which itself is a part of larger group of small to mid sized companies. In preparation for EU's new ...
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1answer
164 views

Accepted the offer but no response from Human Resources Manager

I have been interviewd with XYZ Company, and got the offer letter. I signed and sent it back the same day evening There were 6-8 documents which needed to be filled, signed and send. I did fill all ...
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4answers
1k views

New job, but hiring manager lied about the scope of the role. How is this prevented?

I just started a "dream job" for a big IT company. I was hired to be responsible for their market strategy for in the territory. I was previously covering the whole region, and I was told that once I ...
62
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6answers
12k views

I looked up a future colleague on LinkedIn before I started a job. I told him about it and he seemed surprised. Should I apologize? [closed]

I was thinking about this and was wondering if my behavior is unethical - the information was public, and I didn't think much of doing so at the time.
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2answers
440 views

How to deal with colleague's extreme inflexibility and communication issues [closed]

I'm managing a colleague who is on the Autism spectrum. I find it quite challenging. For example, he's really inflexible. We have some regular tasks we perform, which aren't very important in the ...
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1answer
641 views

Should I book overtime for an optional after-hours meeting in a bar?

I was invited to an optional meeting by one of my managers to discuss our new website with one of his marketing friends. The meeting is taking place after our normal work hours. It is also at a bar ...
0
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1answer
199 views

Is it necessary to put my full name on my Linkedin profile?

I want to create a Linkedin profile but I don't like to share my personal and anagraphic data publicly: as far as I know Linkedin shares generic personal info (i.e. profile picture, full name and city)...
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2answers
555 views

Is it permitted to study/learn a topic while under NDA?

What can a programmer do if he or she has signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), but is asked to do a program that requires lots of learning? I think the problem would require graduate level ...
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3answers
912 views

Is it OK to tell my colleague her constitution is amazing?

This is a follow-up of this question from the English StackExchange. I think my colleague's constitution is amazing for reasons given in that question: she tolerates cold better than the rest of us, ...
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2answers
279 views

Should I ask if it makes sense to apply?

I am planning to apply at the flight school of a big European airline. Over the past two years I gained my private pilot license (PPL) and I am not really happy at my current job and would much rather ...
0
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2answers
956 views

Should I ask about new intern behaviour? [closed]

I'm currently only going to the office 2 days a week. The rest of the time, I work remotely from home, so sometimes, I don't get some office news. One of those days, I came in late, 9 am instead of 8 ...
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3answers
870 views

Are online courses regarded as the equivalent of professional experience?

My background is in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Last year I paid and attended android developer nano-degree by google course. At the end of it I uploaded my capstone project on play ...
0
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1answer
504 views

Defamatory remarks about parents in office premises and outside [closed]

I worked in a bank in India with my elder brother holding the same post(s) throughout our career. We worked first as clerks, second computer operators (A&B), third special assistants (officers ...
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3answers
709 views

Exhausted by doing too many unrelated tasks

This is my brother's issue and I want to help him. After a few months of jobless, He got a job last month at a small trading company(import or export goods from manufacturers then sell those in other ...
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8answers
2k views

Is it appropriate to slightly change the name of my degree?

If I have a "BS in Software Development", would it be okay to change the name to "BS in Software Engineering" on my resume? Could it negatively impact background checks or education verification if ...
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6answers
1k views

Should I accept the pre-interview coding take home challenge? [closed]

I applied to a company and got a phone interview with their in-house recruiter. During the call, he/she did indicate that there will be a technical test. When I asked clarity on what it was they said ...
6
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4answers
753 views

Should I have been more open about my disagreement with my boss in this scenario?

We recently had a bad software release for a particular customer. I think the problem is that Bob, the QA engineer, isn't doing testing. I think he is shirking at work. I have privately shared my ...
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4answers
1k views

How to save a stagnant career

My situation is: I work with software development in Brazil. I failed to keep up with the technology and stagnated. Now I'm in a dead-end job in a horrible company, hating every minute there. The pay ...
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6answers
760 views

Confused about interview outcome; how can I gauge my performance?

I have been at 3 job interviews in the past few weeks and I am a software professional with 6+ years of experience. I get a good feel during the interview and afterwards and feel positive about the ...
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3answers
407 views

As an intern with ADHD, how to be able to focus on badly engaging tasks?

I am what in english could be more closely described as a paid intern. I am happy with my position so far, a month in, it isn't perfect, but I don't need it to be. In my software developer internship,...
2
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1answer
191 views

Should I omit my grades from my CV for retail/entry jobs? [duplicate]

So I have been applying for jobs for three weeks so far, mostly retail. I have not received a single response as of yet. I admit I don't have much experience. I did pretty well in my A-levels(high-...
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3answers
244 views

Retail & Fast Food: First time writing a resume

I've recently graduated early from my high school, and I'm hoping to apply for a job in retail, or on a fast food crew. Unfortunately, I'm lost on what to say, and how to describe my skill set. I ...
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1answer
117 views

Is there a job title for some of the responsibilities of an engineering director that doesn’t have reports?

We recently had a major reorganization at work. I’m currently helping the head of engineering. He has put me in charge of some of the duties of an engineering director/manager like: SDLC ...
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0answers
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Diverse job reviews for a company are too confusing [duplicate]

There are many websites out there that showcases reviews of the ex or current employees of that company. It is natural that a new applicant, like me, would consider the review before deciding for a ...
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2answers
537 views

What could happen should i refuse to sign an unreasonable employee sponsorship contract?

I was asked by my company to attend a training course provided by a third party, the aim of the course was to provide me with sufficient training in order to achieve a particular qualification. I ...
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2answers
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What is the proper way to handle a situation where a coworker is asking repeatedly the status of their project, when it has not been started?

What is the proper way to handle a situation where a coworker (call them "Not-Started") is asking repeatedly, every day, in person, or via email the status on their project, when I am working on an ...
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5answers
430 views

How much information do previous employers give to prospective employers?

Reading this question, I came across the staement: I know they are going to confirm degree with previous employer In my experience, in the UK, most previous employers will only confirm that the ...
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2answers
882 views

Is it wise to reveal that I have started dating an intern with my company?

I have a question regarding what should I do if I have a relationship with a colleague that just got hired. The 'story' so far is this: I've been working at this company for 3 years. It is a small one,...
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4answers
19k views

Inflated grade on resume at previous job, might former employer tell new employer?

I’m 24 years old and have just landed an offer for my dream job. I sailed through the interview process and the company were extremely impressed with my experience and performance during the process....
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13answers
20k views

Should I use my personal e-mail address, or my workplace one, when registering to external websites for work purposes?

I need to register at, for example, oracle.com and docker.com to download some (free) stuff, etc. These accounts would be used only for the job I do at my company. My company doesn't have any ...
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3answers
758 views

Can I make tutorials in my free time?

In the company I work at I was assigned a task that requires the use of a particular software. During the research phase I found that there are very, very few tutorials on how to operate it. I have ...
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5answers
829 views

How to balance my talkings with colleagues inside the workplace?

I'm working in a company as the only software developer and my co-workers which do website data entry need to talk to each other to proceed with their tasks. My salary is about 4 times of them. So I ...
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13answers
29k views

How to answer pointed “are you quitting” questioning when I don't want them to suspect

"[Not] telling your boss you're quitting" is a broad issue spread over many questions, the closest duplicate to mine is probably here. The consensus is that you have no obligation to prewarn employers ...

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