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Drunk co-worker humiliated me at a holiday party

I started this new job (first full-time job out of college) almost two months ago and I am still in training. There was a holiday party on Friday and some of my colleagues and I stuck around for a ...
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How do you work with a flat earther?

I work at a gas station. This home schooled kid is a flat earther and talks non stop. He's generally a nice person, but his views are awful and polar to mine. I try not talking, but he continues to ...
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Workplace is rescinding on a promise made upon hire

We are in California in case it helps when giving advice on her situation. My wife was hired at her workplace back in February. Part of her negotiation at hire was that they would accommodate her ...
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My boss asked what number would keep me happy?

I just got done with my 4 year performance review call with my boss (the CTO) where the review was extremely positive and my boss was fishing pretty hard for me to name a number on my target salary. ...
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Limited company receiving GDPR data breach fine

Hypothetically speaking, if a European limited company's website is breached and a GDPR fine of 20m$ is fined towards the company. Can the company decide to declare bankruptcy and set-up-shop again ...
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How to overcome a language barrier at work

My company recently took on 4 new staff. All of them are foreign, and i'm finding it hard to understand them. My 2 other existing co-workers are also foreign, and I have similar issues with them, but ...
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Incomplete PhD on resume

Should I list an incomplete PhD degree on my resume? And how should I list it to make it look like an advantage? I was working full-time when I was pursuing my PhD degree and at some point I've just ...
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After close to two years, Senior is still suggesting unsolicited changes that break code

I used to be a Junior at my work. The 20 year Senior who sat next to me has taken to coming over to me and making suggestions about changing and reordering my code... Initially I took him at face ...
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How to get out of year long work agreement without penalty?

Let me preface this by saying I am prepared to accept this may be impossible but it never hurts to ask so...here it goes. Recently I decided to transfer to another location of the company I work for ...
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How do I get my boss to understand that I won't be able to attend a required session to visit a tranquility retreat?

I'm a 41-year-old single mom of one, with a 15-year-old daughter, Becky (not her real name). Becky has Asperger's Syndrome, diagnosed aged 8. She can't fully live independently and has some issues ...
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How do you keep a controlling freelancer under control

Recently my company hired a freelancer to take on some of the workload. While I wasn't there the freelancer has started to manage the entire project and messed up the original plan. The other guy ...
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Lied on my resume to get my current job. Now company is being acquired. Does this typically result in background checks?

Two years ago, I wanted a job at a cool tech startup as a new graduate so made up a bunch of internship experience to land it. The lies consisted of pretending to have 1 additional summer internship ...
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What does “x employee is no longer employed by XYZ company” mean?

What does it exactly mean when company broadcasts x employee is no longer employed by XYZ company? Does it mean the employee is resigned or does it mean he got fired? Note that I have recently got my ...
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Can I be fired the same day that I hand in my notice?

My situation is a little different to others and needs some explaining. Me and my boss do not have a very good relationship on a personal level. We often argue about the morals and future of the ...
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Asking for a pay increase based on salary for similar positions

In the past few weeks I've been contacted by recruiters for three different positions that pay about 15% more than I currently get, with seemingly similar benefits and all with short commutes. Having ...
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QA Software Tester resume - leave out company names

Several commenters said my post lacks context, so I will try to provide more of it. I am a software tester who has transitioned into this role recently. During the last year, I have been taking ...
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I'm a C-Level executive at a startup that manages a team. I'm going through a rough patch of depression

So here's my question. I'm a C-Level executive at a startup that manages a team. I'm going through a rough patch of depression. I've also previously informed the CEO that I was leaving (months ago) ...
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Star developer didn’t get a promotion because he isn’t a people person, so he has scaled back his contributions. How can I motivate him?

I’m a VP at a financial institution and oversee a quasi fintech branch of our company. Two years ago, I hired a dev who turned out to be star. Great results putting him on one of our dev teams and ...
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2answers
442 views

Variance in package between me and another colleague in a new company

I have got an offer from a company named "A". My friend working in company "B", also got an offer from the same company, "A". We both have the same years of experience and similar background. ...
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Recruiter Parlance - What is an “Authorable Workflow?”

I found an employer who requires that employees debug "Authorable Workflows." A quick google search reveals that the term is only ever used in job classifieds. Given the way the English language works,...
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Software dev interview. Told to come back in slacks before meeting with the CEO. Was this appropriate?

I recently interviewed for a software dev position at a company that seems to be really thrilled about me as a candidate, to the degree that they've been reading my blog and have openly told me that I'...
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Returning to the software industry after burnout

I want to return to the software industry after a two year hiatus. I worked in my first role as an Android developer for three years, then in my next role also as an Android dev for ten months, at ...
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My boss says I lack communication skills. What does this mean and what should I do?

I am on a 12 month internship. I am a bit introverted and English is my second language. My manager told my prof that I am doing fine but I am not good at communication. I was wondering if you could ...
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Unclear Transition and Former Manager Not Respecting Role

I currently lead a team of four Software Engineers. This team takes inputs from other teams and makes software. My former manager was picked to help another team. I have been leading my team for some ...
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Boss asked for her feedback

My team lead asked me to give feedback for her. I don't know what should be the appropriate reply as I don't want to write something that might make her angry or upset. Also I can't simply be honest ...
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He's insecure by my skills

Joined a new org, made an impact and an influential person who is not doing the same role as me is insecure about my skillset. He feels threatened because he wants to climb the corporate ladder. I ...
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396 views

How to give notice when everyone is gone on vacation?

I will be starting a new job mid January, and to meet the two-week notice period, I would need to put in my notice on the 27th. However due to other circumstances (finalizing a home mortgage), I ...
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How should I list a custom degree on my resume? (post-Soviet Specialist degree)

The degree I have is a Specialist degree, it's a specific kind of degree that takes 5 years to obtain and is common in post-Soviet countries. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specialist_degree This ...
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2answers
501 views

How to handle abrupt change to development criteria?

I am a full stack developer having around 6 years of experience with web technologies mostly in LAMP and MEAN stack. I recently switched to a product based company. During the interview process and ...
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Would companies be interested in seeing computer programs in a resume?

I am still 18 and started college, and I want to be a back-end developer. I have a fairly decent knowledge of programming and have been programming for ~8 years, but I've never really put in the ...
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does two jobs at same time screw employee background history?

If a person is having two full time jobs at same time and says he worked like that for couple of years, does this information show up in his employee background check when a potential employer checks ...
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LinkedIn recommendations for some former colleagues but not all

At my previous place of work a lot of people had to leave, including me. We stay in touch. Of the people still working there some will probably have to look for new jobs soon. A few of my former ...
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Coworker tells lies and damages reputation

I was promoted to a new position in a new place with a new team three years ago. I was assigned to assist and take over leadership of part of the workload of a coworker. The coworker became jealous. ...
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Is “Are you interviewing other candidates?” a good or terrible response when asked if you are interviewing with other companies?

Sometimes an interviewer asks you if you are interviewing with other companies too. How could the answer "Are you interviewing other candidates?" be considered? It may sound "smart‑ass" (which is ...
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An exodus of software engineers is taking place at my company. What are the pros and cons of staying and what should I be considering?

I’m a junior developer just a few months into my first full time job. At full strength, our department is at 10 developers, including the lead. We were down one developer who has yet to be replaced ...
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360 views

Shall I ask HR about the result of interview?

I am an intern who applied for full time job in some company in Indonesia. I already passed the online and offline test and after that I had an interview with psychologist 3 days ago. They say that I ...
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7answers
35k views

I'm about to automate myself out of a job. How do I approach my boss to discuss this?

I work for a small-ish company (~15 employees). I've managed to automate myself out of 80% of my job, starting in 3-4 months. I would really like to stay with my company, but my best analysis ...
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I've increased my productivity by 40% by automating my job. Should I ask for a higher salary, or just enjoy having more time to learn?

I've worked at a company for more than 7 years and have achieved all stated goals. A bit less than 2 years ago I got promoted (higher salary and title). Now I am among the top paid engineers in the ...
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20k views

Reimbursed more than my travel expenses for interview

For the second round of my internship interview, I took an Uber to the airport, then I was flown to the site and flown back in a chartered jet, and I took an Uber back home. The company paid for the ...
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Company Christmas party coming soon, but I am new to the company and having panic attacks. How can I handle this?

I’m new to a role (started 4 weeks ago) and our work Christmas party is soon. Although I’ve spoken to most of the people I’m yet to be ‘in a group’ and the thought of going to a party where I’ll be on ...
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How to do code reviews to people whose programming skills are weak?

I am a developer and I was recently promoted so I am doing significantly more code reviews now. Part of that includes doing code reviews on Github with people who are either not very competent or lack ...
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6answers
452 views

How to get over nervousness during video interview?

I applied for a position at a company and have received link for video interview which will be about 30 mins long. I am bit shy but I do well when a human takes my interview but I find it weird and ...
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Adjusting to a team with conflicting socialisation preferences for a group dinner

I started a new job half a year ago. I am very satisfied, there's just one thing. The team is pretty outgoing and they like to go out for a dinner together once or twice a month. I don't mind that, ...
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A Lisp programmer trying to get in the software industry- how to move forward?

I went to university but I didn't finish my degree. Eventually, I discovered programming. I started with the classic textbook "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs". So, I am comfortable ...
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How do you ask for a raise, get denied a raise, then ask for a letter of recommendation?

Here's a scenario running through my head: I'm going to ask my boss for a well-deserved raise. If I don't get it, that's totally fine; the company should do what's best for itself. But that means I'm ...
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How to talk to people (to push them to do better)

I would like some advice/recommendations on how to talk to people to push them to do better. Not only so the team can work faster, maybe better, but so that everyone can "push" each other as well. I'...
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Is there any formal etiquette for establishing your availability at the beginning of an interview, not the end?

I had an interview recently where I thought things were going well, until asked about availability, and I had to say that I wasn't available immediately because I've booked travel home. Then the ...
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Team lunch - I have food preferences the venue can't accommodate [duplicate]

I am a vegetarian (and also I don't drink). Our manager takes the team out to lunch, say, once every quarter. This time they are planning to go to a restaurant that has no vegetarian options. ...
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Why is it so acceptable for software engineers to job hop? I'm tired of constantly recruiting them

Basically how did it become acceptable for software engineers to always be job switching? I am a recruiter for my company of about 250 and we employ 15 software engineers. Half my time is spent ...
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How to explain a year long gap in the resume during interviews?

I did my Master's degree in materials science in 2013. I eventually wanted to pursue a pursue a PhD, so I stayed at home and started applying for positions. However, I managed to join a position in ...

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