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How to deal with difficulties of understanding a colleague (in person conversation)

Over the years every now and then I end up working with people whom I have trouble understanding in English. I am not a native English speaker and usually they are not either. Here I want to indicate ...
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What to do if I'm not allowed to work on the project I was hired to perform?

I work at a Hearing Aids company in Brazil and I'm a Marketing Coordinator/Specialist. We are in 4 marketers. I was hired to build and develop an e-commerce business for Hearing Aids, the actual web ...
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Unpaid suspension due to management error

Two weeks ago, I was placed on a 3-day, unpaid, disciplinary suspension due to an error in a database. My job involves manually entering data into a database. When roughly three consecutive entries ...
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Applying for a job when you have signed an offer for fresh grad?

I am fresh out of university (CS degree) and was able to secure a job with the help of university with the condition that I will join it later on (as not joining strains university relations with the ...
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Wallpaper on my Computer [closed]

I am working as a PCB design Engineer and I am a big fan of Breaking Bad. So can I keep an image from Breaking Bad series as my desktop wallpaper? Edit:- As I am a design Engineer my manger and my ...
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Is it illegal to deny or charge customers for receipts? [closed]

I've had an unfortunate experience with a passive aggressive secretary who initially demanded payment when I presented her with a request for a digital record of my invoice/receipt history. I promptly ...
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I feel ashamed about my old code

Last year I entered in a software company as a Junior developer and started to work with new language and technologies. I tried my best, studied, and did a lot of features. Because of this, I gained ...
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Obscure technical questions in interview for internship

I'm a graduate engineering student in France, on the last year of my degree. As is customary in most (if not all) French engineering schools, I'm looking for a 6-month-long internship to complete my ...
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Company changed everyone's titles to weird obscure names

I'm a QCV Editor. That doesn't stand for anything, it's just my initials. It's my new title at my company, sent out this week in an email about addressing the high turnover problem. Every software ...
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Switching from being paid biweekly to every 4 weeks - would it be reasonable to collectively ask for a 1% raise?

My employer just announced that they're switching from paying us every two weeks to paying us every 4 weeks, as it will save them money on accounting. Though I don't live paycheck-to-paycheck, this is ...
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Am I helping co-workers too much [closed]

I am not a manager, but it is one of my goals to become one. When my coworker has an issue with something such as people not stocking when and someone else does it. I say sorry I will try help and ...
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My employer is setting up a portal on their computer for me to see my weekly checks

My employer is setting up a portal on their computer for me to see my weekly checks. The portal will require me to sign in with my employer number and also four digits of my Social Security. I receive ...
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Issues with estimating deadlines and communicating setbacks

I'm the sole developer and my responsibilities include development, maintenance, communication about new requirements and some consulting. I should add that I report to board member who supervises the ...
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How to take my pads with me to the toilet subtly?

How to take my pads with me to the toilet subtly? I work in an all male office/open space and everytime I get my period I go through the awkwardness of trying to take them out of my bag and put them ...
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How to find out if a recruiter is serious or just wasting time?

I get a lot of calls from recruiters as I am looking for a job and given my last job(s) have been short term, everyone wants me to tell them 3-4 years of what I been doing. What annoys me most are 2 ...
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What should I do about a new employee who didn't mention their second job or planned leave?

I'm an inexperienced software engineering manager and recently I hired an employee (a software developer). The technical skills of the guy look good, but I encountered several things which he didn't ...
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How can I convince my boss that software development needs to be done in teamwork?

I'm a software developer in a 30 person company specialized in financial technology. I started to work here early this year. Over time I heard that the company tripled their employees in the last 3 ...
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Are there studies about gender distribution in IT, per country/culture [closed]

I am working in a country where there is a very high male predominance in the IT field. I am wondering whether this is by culture, by region or globally true. Are there studies on the topic of gender ...
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My employer is offering a guaranteed payrise in exchange for guaranteed continued employment

I am a full-time employee, and my employer has extended me the offer of a new contract, should I wish to accept it, which offers a guaranteed pay rise, in exchange for an additional clause which ...
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How do I respond to performance review pointing out me being behind schedule and directing my focus towards meeting deadlines?

In the context of performance appraisal I have an option to sign the document electronically to acknowledge that performance has been discussed. I can Agree, Disagree and also have an option to enter ...
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If I talk to my mothers boss about the way he treats people could I get her fired?

My mom is a store manager at a big dollar store corporation. She has worked there nearly 5 years and has loved it however, she recently got a new district manager. He moved her to a different store ...
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Are student jobs/internships considered jop hopping?

I'm currently finishing my master studies and so far I have had 3 different part time jobs/internships each lasting 6 months with a year and months apart from each other. (I could have stayed longer, ...
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How to react toward the unrealistic deadline set by Project Manager and System Analyst? [duplicate]

I've joined a MNC recently. I've been on floor for 5 days. At the End of induction Project Manager discussed that I'll be working on an Android Application effectively as the current person was ...
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Is it normal for there to not be in-person interviews for software dev positions?

In almost all the positions I applied to for my software dev internship, I always had a phone screen and an on-site interview. I'm currently searching for full-time employment. For one application, ...
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Does Software engineering experience matter when looking for data engineering job [closed]

I'm currently working as a software engineer. I am in the fourth year of my studies, so I have one more year left. I would like to work in the area of data engineering, not sure what exactly whether ...
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Is the use of ellipsis “…” dismissive or rude?

In business communication, is the use of ellipsis, those three dots "...", intended to be dismissive of the recipient? Can it be construed as rude? My knee-jerk reaction is to read these as rather ...
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Can a German employer force mandatory overtime and forbid salary discussion?

After a rough few weeks (lots of late nights) I looked over my work contract and found the following statements: As far as the operational conditions require, overtime is to be worked. Overtime ...
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Team members' and manager's behaviour is indifferent after I announce my intention to leave in 8 months

I was on a 4 week wedding leave last month. When I returned few weeks back, I find that everyone in the team was a bit indifferent towards me. I'm not seeking any special attention or behavior, etc. I'...
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What might be the reasons I feel that I'm not really working?

As a software engineer. It feels quite disappointing when you are being assigned to some work that most of the time is out of your primary skill scope. I'm not really sure the company is out of ...
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Coworker stated they're unable to work with me?

I'm not really sure where to go.. so maybe this place and help a bit. I've been at my current job for over two years now, we're a small jewelry company. The business changed hands to a individual (...
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Prospective employer asking for my current pay slip during interview

I recently did an interview (location is the EU) for a smallish IT consulting firm. They have been quite insistent in asking salary, benefits and contract type of my current job. In the end, the HR ...
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Moving from California to Washington state - Payout for unused vacation? [closed]

I worked full time for a company for many years from the San Francisco bay area region in California, USA. After discussion with my manager, I gave notice to quit in November 2019 and my last day is ...
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Working from a german company in uk

I'm working for a German software company (I'm a German citizen), and plan to work from the UK for short periods of 2 weeks, for a total of 3-4 months/year due to personal reasons. My company doesn't ...
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How can I manage an impossible request?

Update: Thanks for all of your helpful responses. I'm going to send an email outlining my concerns - it is unlikely to change this process but it will provide me with a bulwark when I don't finish ...
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Can I retract Asset Protection interview?

I work as a contractor at a Fortune 500 company, and a few days ago an employee filed a complaint against my direct boss. Asset Protection starts interviewing people and I'm one of the people being ...
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Coworker ignores my code review suggestions

I work as a developer in a small team containing 5 developers and a team lead. I have been on a project since its beginning so I understand the code better than others. It happens sometimes that, I ...
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How to compensate top talent within Dev Team [closed]

Members of a development team will have different qualifications, skills, and experience levels. How would an organization that has implemented Scrum place a higher value on one individual over ...
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How to suggest “helping” a coworker in chat without sounding condescending?

I started a new job recently. A coworker (let's call him Sam) is tasked with helping me do the initial project setup. At one point, he wanted to share a huge file (about 1 GB in size) with me. Now ...
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Resigned after working at company for 2 months. A year later, I would like to apply for a different position there

I resigned from a job after working there for only 2 months. I hated the job scopes and the micromanagement from my previous boss. Although I've worked there for a short while only, I did everything ...
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Raise decreased due to earlier Promotion

I've had a great couple of years at my company and, 6 months ago, I was promoted. The promotion came with a base pay increase of 6%. My manager and I both felt this promotion was long overdue. At the ...
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How to cope with a type of colleague puts his nose into your profession?

I'm the only electrical engineer in a company where I take care of all the electronics part of other projects. Among my colleagues there is one who is a civil engineer and getting on my nerves. Let me ...
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I am looking for a job change and wanted to know what roles have similar set of responsibilities as my current responsibilities stated below [closed]

Currently I am working as a Team Manager at my company. I am looking for a change but not sure about the roles my current skills and responsibilities could be applicable to. I am looking at doing a ...
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When a company is asking to trade off salary for a long-term benefits, is that a correct approach?

I've been involved in a job search for CTO positions, primarily targeting central European startups that are a little bit past early stage (either self funded with revenue or Series A+). I think I've ...
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LTD FICA employer match

I recieve LTD payments. The LTD policy allows me to work part time. the LTD disabilty payment I received monthly had an employee FICA withholding. And as allowed by law they passed the responsibility ...
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I'm not being given much productive work to do, so I may be looking to move on but my skills are deteriorating meanwhile — how to resolve?

I am working for a small but good software company with solid products in the US. I really like what we do here and my specialized education in one form of computer science is a very good fit for the ...
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Helping a mean coworker

A colleague has been a jerk to me. We used to work on a same project but now are on different teams. I hold him in contempt. 1) He does not help even if you ask him the smallest of doubts or favors. ...
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How to approach the company about appreciation for one's work?

I've been working for 4 years at a company. The job is stable, and the pay is acceptable (though after devaluations in my country, it's been behind for a while now). I'm actively looking for a new job,...
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Is it reasonable to ask a Front Desk Receptionist to arrange own vacation cover?

Whose responsibility is it to provide back up coverage for a front desk receptionist when she is scheduled for vacation or doctor's appointments? As a rule of thumb, most companies have the admins ...
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My boss copied all his files from his cell phone - with some inappropriate content - to a public folder on our company. Should I delete it?

We have a file server on our company network with a public folder for employees to share files. Each folder is based on the employee's name, but it's read/write accessible to all. It seems that my ...
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How can an employer better accommodate workers on the autism-spectrum to reduce absence from work?

Question: What are measures an employer or colleagues can take to better accommodate workers who are on the autism-spectrum? The goal of the better accommodation/changed behavior would be to improve ...

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