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I left before payday - now i'm being told I owe money? [closed]

First off i'm really sorry if this sounds stupid, I'm just really not educated in this area. So i started a new job at the start of January - after a 3 weeks it was clear it wasn't for me, and so I ...
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2answers
165 views

Should I follow-up again with the HR administrator? [duplicate]

EDIT: For those looking at whether to follow-up after an interview, this related quesiton may provide a good resource. This particular question is unique, as it asks about an academic job, where I ...
35
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5answers
3k views

Working with people that have different views in geopolitics

Our company outsources a lot of ODM and some OEM design with companies in China (and sometimes Taiwan). The views of China's recognition of Taiwan as a sovereign state is different than many Western ...
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2answers
164 views

Is an emloyee training a challenge for HR or any other manager? How to make it efficient? Are there any specific tools? [closed]

I would like to know what are the most frequently met problems while onboarding and training employees in organizations with 1000+ employees. How to deliver important information to them and make sure ...
23
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4answers
10k views

How do I handle a potential work/personal life conflict as the manager of one of my friends professionally? [closed]

I have a rather peculiar situation. My wife and I have a couple who we are friends with, and recently the woman (let’s call her Jane) was hired in my company and works in my team (I’m her manager!). ...
4
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6answers
1k views

Self-employed and messed up a client's brochure, should I still bill them?

I have been self-employed for 2 years and most of my work is in web development/general IT. I mostly work for small businesses and sometimes they need extra things like graphic design. Often my ...
77
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13answers
20k views

How do I deal with an unproductive colleague in a small company?

I am an employee in a small company (under 30 people). I have a colleague who is basically not really productive. We've been at the company for about the same amount of time, and we both joined while ...
3
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4answers
856 views

Taking favor from the management while attending an interview

Most of the projects in Indian major IT companies are outsourced. The standard practice to get a candidate on-board is to follow a series of interviews, one of which could be with the client where one ...
3
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1answer
370 views

Indicating to non-invited people I wasn't told to invite them without accusing my coworkers

I recently began a new project with new coworkers. The project being huge, it involves 100+ people whom I have to talk to and work with on a regular basis. I don't know everyone and everyone's role ...
0
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2answers
214 views

Can work mandate social activities in South Africa [closed]

Can management force you to partake in social activities in South Africa i.e. can employers make social activities (or part of it) mandatory? Is there any legislation that can assist me and if so can ...
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6answers
422 views

Approach to Performance Reviews to get accurate grades

We have recently come-up with a structure to grade the overall performance of our employees. The structure involves the employees having a grade in certain qualities which are grouped into our company ...
1
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3answers
488 views

Leaving a job and asking for references

I am a recent graduate from college and have been employed at my current job for 8 months and it unfortunately is not a good fit. After having a very negative performance review from my manager in ...
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1answer
734 views

Issues with the condition of Thailand office air

This is my third day in a new company in Thailand. I'm the only CTO who is responsible as Data Scientist and for rewriting the existing project. On the first day I worked, I sneezed during the meeting....
1
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1answer
271 views

Leaving 6 months after an internal promotion. How to show on CV? [closed]

I worked at a company for 2 years and I then became ACCA qualified. I was promoted to a role within the same team, but with different and greater level of responsibilities. At the time, I wanted to ...
1
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2answers
350 views

Is it okay to share notes made at work? [closed]

If I learn a new technology at work (Ruby on Rails), and I learned it completely from publicly available websites, does that knowledge belong to my company? Am I allowed to teach others that ...
5
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1answer
319 views

UK Contract - Notice in lieu pay [closed]

I had a Limited company UK contract, with Agency & worked at their end-client. After working for few months . It was suddenly terminated by the hiring manager (i.e. the end client,, no reason ...
135
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14answers
23k views

Bullying boss launched a smear campaign and made me unemployable

My boss has a history of bullying multiple people in the past to work crazy hours to meet absolutely unrealistic deadlines which have led to numerous cases of serious depression and even one (...
5
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1answer
314 views

How to make sure that relieving process is smooth for me?

I resigned from my job 3 weeks back. The resignation was a verbal one and upon asking my manager, if any written communication is needed? My manager asked me not to put up any mail as management ...
81
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12answers
24k views

How can I deal with my CEO asking me to hire someone with a higher salary than me, a co-founder? [closed]

I'm the technical co-founder/CTO of a B2B startup. I created the product, our design, etc 6 years ago. Our board hired a CEO 4 years ago and they've been trying to get VC funding since they joined. ...
75
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10answers
29k views

Should I tell management that I intend to leave due to bad software development practices?

update: after reading the answers and comments below, I realized I started off with the wrong question, and actually just needed a change in perspective. The answers in this question are now much more ...
13
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4answers
1k views

Extremely long shifts in the healthcare system

I wasn't sure where to ask this, but at its core it's a workplace issue more than anything else. I'm in university studying medicine, and fairly soon I have to go through a bunch of internships that ...
1
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2answers
545 views

Does “everyone mess around everywhere” in our project/do we have an organisational deficiency?

I am working in a large-ish software project with several dozen developers. Our internal guidelines have it such that responsibilities for aspects of the application are clearly assigned. For ...
1
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1answer
397 views

Experience letter or success story

I was working as a solution architect and consultant for a project in one of largest banks in the country through one of the international IT consultancy companies. My project allocation contact ended ...
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1answer
292 views

How do reconcile with getting deceived? [closed]

I am sorry, this is probably not a proper workplace question. However, the issue is severely causing me stress and impacting my work and hence I chose to write here seeking advice. I hired a custom ...
2
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2answers
1k views

How to deal with coworker committing and pushing nonsense changes directly to master? [closed]

Given that I am the least experienced in this place I thought in the beginning it's normal what a coworker is doing, committing and pushing nonsense changes directly to master including broken parts. ...
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2answers
784 views

Should I include 2006 Time Magazine Person of the Year on resume? [closed]

I am the Time Person of the Year for 2006, and I was wondering if this is a good idea to include this on my resume? I figured it might make me stand out and be more noticeable amid all the many other ...
6
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1answer
562 views

Make up reason to withdraw job application

I just found out that the company head/HR who is going to be interviewing me is a former research colleague's father, and he most likely knows that I know his daughter since I have my research ...
10
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6answers
2k views

Can an employee salary be more than their manager's

I wonder if someone more qualified than his/her manager can be paid more. Is it customary/expected and/or a rule stating that a manager should have a better salary than all of their subordinates?
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2answers
429 views

Is it inappropriate to email a new Employer's Team lead to ask him to be on his team

The back story is that I interviewed for a company and I got a job offer. They told me everyone that interviewed me wants me on their team, so they are going to have conversations about which team I ...
2
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3answers
460 views

(How) should I report negative feedback from others to my boss?

If someone attacks me, for example, criticizes me strongly during a meeting or ignores my efforts to contact them for a prolonged period of time (although I know they are available and have political ...
10
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2answers
807 views

Can a prospective employer find out about someone's past sick record?

My wife has been working at the same UK office for about five years but recently the atmosphere has turned toxic. Some of it is due to increased workload for all involved, but most of it is caused by ...
8
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1answer
1k views

“Keep 75% of your hourly cost”

I went to an interview with a software consulting firm, and found out from their website that they offer the possibility of the employee keeping 65-75% (grows with years of employment) of the cost to ...
1
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2answers
737 views

Feeling devastated after overhearing my team manager is unhappy with my performance [closed]

I am a 4 year experienced developer. I have been working in a company for a year now. I have always come early in office before my other senior peers and maintained a very good attendance. I also have ...
1
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3answers
304 views

Broaching Subject of Fair Compensation

I technically have two positions at my workplace. One which I am paid hourly and conforms fairly to State/Federal laws. The other pays by batch (its making dough). For every batch of dough I make and ...
31
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4answers
14k views

My boss doesn't want me to have a side project [closed]

It all started back in February when I decided to start an e-commerce store. When my boss learned about it, he started talking less and less to me. Some days he doesn't talk to me at all, like he ...
26
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3answers
7k views

Informing employers about my unwillingness to take work laptop home

Most of the Indian IT companies, big or small, issue work laptops to their employees, junior or senior. The intention could vary from office to office, viz catering to important and critical issues on ...
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2answers
843 views

Best approach to present a resignation at workplace [closed]

Useful notes: It might seem like asking for an advice but the decision has been already taken. It would be appreciated to let me know how to put my resignation without hurting the director as I would ...
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2answers
1k views

I think my boss logged into my facebook account and started seeing my private messages! [closed]

three days ago my coworker who sits next to me told me: You leave your Facebook account logged in! I told him "what?" he said that he turned on my computer once and saw it logged in, when I went ...
3
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1answer
274 views

Shall I tell HR and management that I want to work with a specific manager

I worked under a manager X in my previous company. Then he moved on. After that I got interview in his company and I cleared the process. First I was unsure wether to join the company or not as I had ...
51
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5answers
14k views

Compensation for working overtime on Saturdays

I work in an American infrastructure firm based in India. We work on both American and Indian projects. My Indian client works on Saturday while our company does not. Because of the clients, I also ...
0
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1answer
423 views

Should I write follow up email to HR [duplicate]

I interview 2 rounds in one company. Both rounds were awesome. After the interview I didn't hear from HR then I called her after 3 to 4 day. HR said she will inform me within 2 days but again, I didn'...
0
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1answer
240 views

How to pace job-application process in great job market? [duplicate]

Currently, the job market for anything coding or data related is really great in the Netherlands. I have had two interviews, both were for places I would like to work and I have a short list of 4 ...
3
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2answers
863 views

Anglophone interviewee requested to do French interview despite inability to speak decent French [closed]

Debating cancelling an interview as a bilingual wetland educator, here’s the story. Bilingual position, I selected strictly English on the application. Company called and asked prelim questions; ...
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2answers
759 views

How to deal with a rude and impolite receptionist [closed]

I'm posting this on behalf of my colleague: I recently joined a company in a remote small office in the US. One of our company receptionists (those checking in visitors at the door) is a rude and ...
0
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2answers
216 views

How do I get a recruiter to give more details about a role before scheduling a phone call with them?

The modus operandi of (third-party) recruiters seems to be to want to get you on the phone before telling you much of anything about a role they might be recruiting for (usually they give little more ...
1
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2answers
409 views

what to do when the employee wants more tasks and responsibilities and manager is reluctant? [closed]

I asked my manager when I want to extend my contract to give me more tasks and responsibilities as it is going to improve my skills , but he replied I dont have to ask for more and as I am a beginner ...
2
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2answers
414 views

How should I address a recruiter using the wrong name?

A recruiter emailed me today with a quick update about finalizing my offer. My friend is in the same process and received the same email. Unfortunately, the recruiter did not bother to change the ...
0
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2answers
200 views

Possibly converting from intern to full time. When / if to ask about pay?

My internship ends beginning of June and my boss John has put in the request to move me from an intern to a full time position yesterday. John's boss, bob, has emailed me mentioning that in two weeks ...
3
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3answers
795 views

Telling boss about leaving the company with more time in advance than notice period [duplicate]

I got an offer for a new job and I'm taking it. The notice period in the contract for my current job is 4 weeks (both ways), but I've agreed with the new company to start in 8 weeks from now, as that ...
1
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3answers
242 views

Pay raises while having stock options [duplicate]

Say you're an early employee at a startup, and have been granted stock options (representing under 1% of equity). How should you approach the topic of pay raises? Should you just ask for a small bump,...

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