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Is job contract ending similar to being laid off? [closed]

I've been working on a contract for over a year and lately the amount of work available has decreased. I have been paying into unemployment through my contracting company. If the contracting company ...
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2answers
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Getting testimonials from co-workers and customers in an effort to get more recognition

For some context, I am a software engineer developing a SaaS product, and have been at my current company for close to 4 years now. I am the fourth employee at the company, and hence have quite a ...
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3answers
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How does GDPR affect what we can tell staff about another employee we have dismissed [closed]

We recently dismissed an employee with good reason. We told him that, as per the company policy, the fact he was dismissed was strictly confidential and that colleagues would not be told the reason ...
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Was promised a promotion, but they decided to seek out external candidates

Weeks ago, I was approached by my senior management for a lateral post (with a promise of promotion after 6 months), which I did accept. I was promised many things, increment, promotion, etc. They ...
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6answers
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How to tell my freelance designer to deliver on time

I have a really talented designer working for me remotely. No complains with his work but he always delivers them late. I couldn't handle it anymore so I stopped sending him work. Just a while ago I ...
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2answers
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Can I warn my manager of both professional and personal issues with a potential job applicant?

The background About three years ago, I worked for a small retail company managing two staff in my team - let's call them Jim and Jane. Jane had been working for the company on a temporary contract ...
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4answers
635 views

Can you discriminate on hiring due to another country's immigration policies? [closed]

Consider the following hypothetical scenario (the question applies to the UK but could be interesting more broadly). Someone applies for a job, part of which requires travel to the US. However the ...
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5answers
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Open space vs offices. Which one is better for a new team according to studies?

I want to create a new workspace for a small software development team (4-15 developers). Is there any research into whether open workspaces or small offices make for a better working environment?
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2answers
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How can I ask my manager more development tasks rather than maintenance and bug fixing?

Background I'm currently at a cross section in my career in a corporate. I'm almost a year working as a software engineer; in that period of time I've passed a team straining about the team's back-...
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6answers
17k views

Remote job interview cancelled 5 minute before interview time [closed]

I had an video call interview that was scheduled for a specific time. 5 minutes before the interview I got an email from them saying that they were cancelling my interview because there were many ...
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1answer
518 views

Is it unprofessional to inform/hand in my resignation to my level 2 manager instead of my immediate manager?

I'm more comfortable with my level 2 manager as he's more friendly and understanding than my immediate manager who's cold and serious most of the time. I'm afraid I'll get a huge blow back from my ...
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What should I do if I forgot to put a job on my application

I just got a new job and I had a gap for one month and I indicated I was unemployed just to complete the form. But I forgot about a 2 week job that quit because it was not my job path or something I ...
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How and when to let people know other person who is sharing credit with me has not done anything

We are a small company of about 100 people. I along with another senior member (same designation as me but older and more experienced) are jointly incharge of developing a product. We have a team ...
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5answers
974 views

Is it unethical to encourage a co-worker to leave our mutual current workplace?

Background I've been increasingly unhappy with my workplace (you can look at my question's history for context if you wish) so I've been looking for jobs for the past 2 months with great success. I'm ...
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1answer
759 views

Interviewer said I could use any object-oriented programming language, problems were in Java?

I applied for this job and was given an interview. The HR person told me I would be working on the problem in Eclipse and that any object-oriented programming language would be compatible. I asked her ...
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3answers
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How to renegotiate permanent job into a contract

I have been working with a company for less then a year as a permanent employee, I'm on a good salary and have passed my probation period. They have lots of projects going on and they already hired a ...
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1answer
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Reaching out to an employer regarding an offer letter

Last week Monday, I was verbally told that I was chosen for a role within a moderately sized company (7000 employees). The HR employee told me on the same phone call that I would receive an offer ...
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14answers
36k views

My boss gave me an end date for my job- but he wants a very complex project done before then

I've been working as a software engineer contractor for the last year and a half, at a company that has been promising to onboard me as a full employee for over seven months. However, I was recently ...
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2answers
228 views

HR not responding

So I cleared the background last week and was confirmed start date of February 18th. Since I cleared, I have attempted to contact recruiter twice to confirm location I need to report, and also the ...
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4answers
543 views

Repercussions of informing manager about health issues only after the end of probation period

I'm a newly hired engineer who's still on a probation period. I'm on the autism spectrum (my employer doesn't know) and, in my case, the autism also comes with tiredness issues (my employer doesn't ...
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2answers
555 views

Fired for “breach of privacy” [closed]

One of my close friends has allegedly been fired for "gross misconduct" via breach of privacy with no prior warning nor issues. The company's (a big american pharmaceutical) HR has investigated their ...
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5answers
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How can I stop my boss in Germany from bullying me without worsening my future job prospects?

I am a foreigner who recently started a minimum wage job in Germany that I think I can't replace easily at all. My employer has been behaving strangely, for example by being very friendly and offering ...
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Starting Freelance, how to ask to subcontract for employer

to give some context: I am going to transition from employee to self-employed as a freelance software engineering consultant. I am currently working at a client, the performance review was good, and ...
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10answers
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Should I expect a company with which I've interviewed to inform me if my application has been declined?

I had a Skype interview with a large multinational. At the end of the interview, they told me that they had positive thoughts about me and that they thought I was honest and genuine, also that they ...
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2answers
681 views

How to handle an increasingly-tense working environment

I am middle management. The environment at work is very tense. For example: People that were previously very friendly are increasingly becoming distant People are complaining and frustrated about ...
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How to transition from a specialist to a generalist (for management) in the technology sector? [closed]

I am finding that a career as a technical/scientific specialist can be rewarding, but I find myself pigeonholed in terms of moving out of being the "technical experts". Many other people depend on me ...
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2answers
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Applying to a medium level position but want internship

The company I am thinking of applying to has a job opening posted for a medium level software development position, however I do not think I am qualified for that yet. I was thinking of emailing their ...
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10answers
38k views

What to do when a sick employee doesn't respond to communications, and has important data?

There is an employee I have been working with that told me she is sick a week ago. Yesterday, I tried to contact her through the usual channels and she did not respond. Yesterday she told me that she ...
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4answers
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Better to leave or be made redundant?

I have been working at my company (in the UK) for over a year but less than 24 months and I understand this affects my current rights regarding being made redundant. Lately I've gotten the impression ...
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3answers
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When I receive my contract after handing in formal job offer

Ive got a question for you. Last month I have applied for the job position After couple days they called me with an interview. Attended to the interview - successful and after another couple days I ...
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Compensation negotiation [closed]

could you tell me your opinion. I was approached by HR from a different company who asked me some questions and suggested +10K for what I told him my salary is. We met with him and 2 times with ...
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1answer
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My employer refuses to give me a w4 to change my withholdings [closed]

My employer refuses to give me a w4 form because they are mad because i claimed a workmans compisation
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Turning In My Workplace Badge While Not Necessarily Being Officially Declared Let Go [closed]

I am curious on the process for when I turn in my employee ID badge; I did so today to my supervisor, however, he is not my direct HR consultant. My HR consultant just needs to talk with me on a few ...
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Remote manager keeps taking it out on the same colleague

I am a young software developer working in a big french tech company. There is this toxic relationship between one of my colleague and our manager that I am really concerned about. There has been many ...
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Forced to move to a different position during first week

I recently left a Director level position to move to a Manager position at a large company. I moved my family and made the move for the role. The role was a Marketing role. Week 1 they tell me that I ...
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4answers
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My girlfriend's job is expecting a lot of “extra” work and she's an hourly employee

My girlfriend just started a manager-in-training job at a popular restaurant. It seems to me like the woman training her is playing fast and loose with the rules, but it could just be that the company ...
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How do I evaluate a candidate for a junior position? [closed]

After working with my boss at a previous job he's decided to start a contracting firm and I'm in the first handful of people to help get things started. It's been a few months and now we're looking to ...
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How do I ask for a clarification on an offer's salary?

I am currently an intern at a software development company, and I have been offered a position as a return intern for the summer. I'm currently a student in a five year undergraduate/graduate plan, ...
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Inappropriate Comments by Manager to Contractor [closed]

What are the actions to take if a direct manager makes inappropriate comments to a contractor? This is a right to work state, which means that an employee can be terminated at anytime without cause. ...
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Unethical approach by agencies [closed]

Can a recruitment agency continue to approach candidates that they have recently placed with an employer and charged a placement fee for?
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Service Delivery Manager making threats

I am an IT Technician working for a company in the UK. Last year, a project over ran by 3 weeks and the Project Manager was sacked as a result. I was also involved, but as a pawn I only had my ...
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4answers
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How soon after being hired is it “safe” to ask for remote work?

I am a very recent grad and landed a job as an automation developer at a local company. I have worked at this company for about a month. The problem I live in a suburb more than an hour away from ...
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My manager refused to change my vacation time. What should I do? [closed]

I was approved for vacation but I had to change the date twice due to work schedule on my husbands part. I asked my supervisor if she could change the dates of my PTO both times. However, she did ...
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Informed manager about leaving, he replied with “.. have lots of expectations”. What does he mean by that? [closed]

I accepted an offer from a company and decided to inform my Manager. Out of respect, I felt it wouldn't be a great idea to directly resign without having a word with him first. So I sent in the email ...
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What is “IT-Fachkräftezulage” in German TVÖD and who is eligible for it? [closed]

I have found a form for applying for an IT-Fachkräftezulage but have no idea whether I'm eligible. What is this actually?
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Delayed start at new company

A friend of mine used to work as an intern is a small company and accepted an offer as an intern in a big company. He quit the small company in December because (due to local law) interns are ...
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How to manage a company with different specialized fields? [closed]

If someone is a computer engineer and his expertise is machine vision or voice recognition or totally machine learning fields. But we know a robot has electrical parts and mechanical parts as well. ...
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How to deal with a colleague who makes personal jokes about my appearance?

I've worked with an engineering consultancy firm for a little over 2 years now, on a team of approximately 15 people. I’m one of three graduates on the team and there’s one guy (we’ll call him John), ...
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How can I convince my teamleader that another data structure would be better? [closed]

I am a new hire and my current task is to implement an editor for some data. My teamleader had already made a proof-of-concept of this editor and laid out the data structure for it. Currently the ...
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How to get more concrete, specific, tangible feedback?

I am receiving training for an in person sales position. The trainers feedback was that I appeared stiff. I asked him what I could do differently to appear less stiff and he just said "It looks like ...

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