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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....
95
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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 ...
4
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3answers
760 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 ...
2
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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 ...
130
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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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4answers
592 views

Why is it important to find a new job before resigning? [duplicate]

This question is about jobs in general, but can be seen as being more specifically about "technical" jobs such as programmers and web designers. In the field of technology, people regularly take time ...
36
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9answers
13k views

Should I tell a fellow intern that he won't be hired?

I am presently interning at a company as a part of my B.Tech curriculum. This is my final semester, and once this internship ends that is the end of my B.Tech degree. One of my B Tech colleagues ...
0
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1answer
326 views

How to write an email to inform the overseas colleagues that I return to work after the surgery?

Today I am back to work after having heavy surgery and a month of sick leave. I used to work with overseas colleagues and I'd like to inform them that I've come back to work. What is the best way to ...
0
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1answer
192 views

In France, does a foreign citizen have to be a registered student in order to be an intern?

This site states that foreigners in France may only be interns if they are students. Is this accurate? And if so, how is "student" defined?
49
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6answers
33k views

Family emergency and I can't attend work tomorrow morning

My fiancée is pregnant. She lives 1500 km away from me, in another country, in a low-developed region where public transport is slow. I did not talk with her for 3 days. It was my mistake. She became ...
45
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9answers
11k views

Should I join an office cleaning event for free?

A few days ago, all my co-workers on our floor and I received an invitation for a full-scale office cleaning event that will happen on Friday afternoon. The event includes cleaning up desks and ...
4
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1answer
383 views

Applying for a different job in the company I've handed in my notice to?

I've been employed in a UX position and I found out that this wasn't for me and I am pursuing work that is more front-end and coding-related. So i handed in my notice at the company, since I became ...
4
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2answers
157 views

How should I calculate time off in lieu for overtime?

I'm a little bit confused about how time off in lieu is calculated. I'm in Alberta where the government says: "Sometimes, instead of paying overtime pay, an employer may give an employee time off ...
0
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1answer
404 views

Why do I struggle to work in a corporate office environment? [closed]

I am junior web applications developer. I have been struggling in this field for 10 years. I wasn't working through out these 10 yrs. During these 10 painful years I have worked at 6 different ...
0
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3answers
261 views

Quitting a job and looking for another one afterwards [duplicate]

I live in Europe right now and work as a fullstack dev in one company since over 2 years - my job was really uninteresting and unsatisfying for the past few months though. I want to not only change it ...
3
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2answers
261 views

Typical timing of an offer package?

I had a phone interview with a recruiter, then got a face to face interview with the team. 1 week later I got a phone call from the recruiter, they said congrats you've been chosen to move forward, ...
4
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2answers
717 views

Why would a company hire someone from outside rather than promoting internally?

My company has this tendency to hire externally open positions. They tell the old employee with experience to train them instead of promoting the old experienced staff. What could be the reason?
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3answers
1k views

Didn't mention that I had 3 weeks of holiday booked during interview, and now got job offer

During an interview process I said that I had 2 weeks holiday booked in July (but I actually have 3 weeks booked). The job starts in May, so my holiday would happen 2 months into my 6-month probation ...
0
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1answer
303 views

Offer Letter included employment termination date which had passed

I work for several staffing/marketing agencies. My job is to go to retail location to demonstrate/sample products to increase awareness and ultimately increase sales. Last year I was hired by a ...
4
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4answers
682 views

Psychological domination and manipulation by a colleague

There is this female colleague in my office who is not strong technically. Yet, she manages to complete her work by taking help from the rest of the team. Of late, I have been observing her and found ...
7
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3answers
455 views

Is it rude to compare specific benefits during a salary negotiation?

I will be negotiating salary soon, and I THINK the salary range will be a nice increase for me, but I will lose some strong benefits. Is it impolite to be specific and compare benefits during the ...
4
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2answers
558 views

Turned in my notice last week, now GM wants me to sign a “Voluntary Termination Report”

I'm leaving my current job, and they want me to sign a form confirming I am leaving of my own volition. I've never been asked to do this before. Background: I work at a franchised branch of an ...
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2answers
139 views

Will taking up a job as a manufacturing engineer effect my job prospects to mechanical engineering roles in the future?

I am currently working as a Mechanical Design Engineer at one of the Silicon Valley Tech companies. Recently, I was interviewed by A company for the Manufacturing Engineer role. The process is ...
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6answers
1k views

Considering leaving a job after 6 months after refusing to negotiate a promised salary raise

I started working at my company 6 months ago and although I wasn't enthusiastic about the salary, I was promised that I'll get a chance to revisit the matter and renegotiate my salary after the review ...
3
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1answer
152 views

Negotiating a 'final offer'

I have a question about offer negotiation. I was caught of guard by a recruiter today, and when he called to tell me that they extend the offer to me I asked if it is a final offer. He said it is ...
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4answers
827 views

Technical interview and code test [closed]

So I got a task to code some "home work" for a technical interview, where we are going to discuss what and why I did it this way. I normally dont se any problem doing so. But the case I got recently ...
2
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4answers
318 views

Should I negotiate an increase after being skipped on this years raise cycle?

This is my first time asking on stack, so I appreciate any help. Here's my situation: I was hired as junior software engineer right out of college, where I was basically on a 1 year trial period in ...
0
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3answers
337 views

My line manager is holding me back [closed]

I work in middle management, where my line manager often makes me do: strategic work, reporting, process improvement for him but does not give me the flexibility to properly own my work. If whilst ...
3
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4answers
563 views

Expected time to become proficient at mid-level role?

I appreciate this may be fairly opinion based (and of course will vary from company to company), however - I'm hoping there may be some general rules of thumb in terms of what a hiring manager would ...
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1answer
204 views

Can TVöD table in Germany be used as comparison for salary negotiation?

The TVöD table is used only for state jobs, as far as I understand. Can this table be used as reference for realistic salary expectations (as a Software Developer) or is it way too high or way too low ...
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5answers
1k views

Is coming across as 'sweet' an issue in data science?

I recently made a career switch from marketing to data science. I want to be in data science because marketing gets a bit boring after a while since it doesn't take too much skill to be decent at it. ...
4
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3answers
380 views

Chasing a vacancy where the end date for submissions keeps moving

I recently applied for a vacancy directly through a company's website. From postings on agency websites, it was obvious from the description that this vacancy was also being touted by several agencies ...
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12answers
15k views

How do we improve the relationship with a client software team that performs poorly and is becoming less collaborative?

I work as a team leader in a team of 6 (2 very senior devs, 1 senior dev, 1 medium level dev, 1 junior dev and 1 senior graphic designer). Our client has his own internal team of 5 (1 architect, 2 ...
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2answers
906 views

Team member gave himself a new job title

A team member gave himself a new job title in his mail signature and asked for new business cards. I was the team lead and moving out of this position at this moment. I can leave it to my replacement, ...
3
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5answers
679 views

Asking interviewer for salary range for position

Is it a good idea to ask an interviewer what the salary range is for a position after you told them your current salary? If so, how would you approach doing this?
5
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2answers
522 views

I'm a soon-to-be manager. But senior co-worker is slacking off AND forcing training that is demotivating new employees

I'm on the verge of being promoted to manager, but first I have to prove that I can actually manage a team. Or something like that. It's a raw deal. A co-worker that has seniority over me was added ...
0
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2answers
368 views

Change name of work on CV

I am doing casual teaching at my University (Tutoring, marking assignments and answering student questions). I am a data science student, and the papers that I am helping with are related to data ...
29
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3answers
9k views

CEO ridiculed me with gay jokes and grabbed me and wouldn't let go - now getting pushed out of company [closed]

Background: I am a straight Asian male in my mid-twenties. In May, I would be celebrating my third year anniversary at my current company as a finance manager. In 2016 and 2017, I was the employee of ...
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1answer
314 views

Consulting Interview Fee Refund — No response (2+ months) [duplicate]

Attended a Consulting Interview for one of the offices of a firm outside of NA/EU. Got an offer, and had to deny since the compensation was lower than I expected given the distance I had to travel, ...
3
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4answers
377 views

Requesting to work remotely during my coop [closed]

I accepted a +6 months paid internship offer 600km away from School I am a student and the timeline between the end of the semester and the beginning of the semester is too short for me to find a ...
140
votes
12answers
24k views

Is it legal for company to use my work email to pretend I still work there? [duplicate]

I recently quit my job due to the toxic work environment. My job involved email communication with our clients, and my boss has asked my coworkers to use my email to pretend to be me and talk to our ...
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2answers
355 views

Is it sign of confirmation if I am asked to submit salary related documents after interview?

I had an interview last weekend and got salary discussion with HR as well on the same day. I was asked to submit salary related documents on the next day. But I didn't hear from them till now. Can I ...
7
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6answers
989 views

How can I reduce eye strain? [duplicate]

I work using a computer for 8 hours a day. Sometimes my eyes hurt. My friend recommended that I should use eyestrain-reducing software. Is software a good way to solve this problem? If so, what are ...
6
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3answers
766 views

Work mate who isn’t sharing load [closed]

Within my team most of us have an area of speciality (sometimes this overlaps) but there are some basic daily tasks that we all share - our instructions being that we help each other out. There’s a ...
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5answers
834 views

App startup founder wants my help to solve urgent software engineering problem affecting considerable percent of users - says will give a token sum [closed]

App startup founder wants my help to solve urgent software engineering problem that affects a considerable percentage of users - Says will give a token sum. It is a problem that the founder's in-...
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5answers
16k views

Is it unprofessional to ask if a job posting on GlassDoor is real?

Yesterday and the day before, I came across four job postings on GlassDoor that were fake. I usually call the company to find out the name of the person I should address in my cover letter, and all ...
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3answers
2k views

Contemplating leaving job, but a trip is in the works. Is it professional for me to resign? [closed]

Just now a months long business travel is in the works (due next month) but I really want to leave before this happens, will it be decent and professional for me to send my resignation now? Or should ...
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5answers
6k views

Dealing with conflict between co-workers for non-work-related issue affecting their work

TL;DR version at the end. I am the unofficial head of a 10 person research team staffed mostly by medical professionals and I seem to have found myself in a bit of a pickle. After a grueling 6 month ...
38
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11answers
18k views

Can I ask the recruiters in my resume to put the reason why I am rejected?

Not something new, while looking for a full time developer position I am dealing with a huge number of rejections because of aiming too high (probably) and the lack of clear goals (learned this ...
0
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1answer
347 views

Requesting a change of project at the beginning of an internship

I know there is a similar question before on a similar topic. My case is a bit different. I'm currently a student in college. Previously, I had research experience in quantum computing for a few ...

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