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How to deal with bad english skills when assigned tasks in english?

My father works for a medium-sized enterprise in Germany as an electrical engineer, in the recent years mainly calculating costs for larger projects and making price quotes. He never studied at ...
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Taking leave under FMLA and leaving minutes too early

This is as asinine as it gets. My mother has stage 4 cancer and I'm her primary caretaker. I went through the proper steps, to my knowledge, and got FMLA leave to cover my butt while I took ...
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Are daily reports not needed when reporting in bi-weekly meeting?

I am working as a research engineer in a university lab for 32 hours per week via contract, but often work more than that (sometimes up to 50-60 hours) because there is a lot to be done and I really ...
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Job with a lot of social interaction for a mathematician

I recently finished a highly mathematical theoretical physics MSc degree. My thesis was in string theory. The normal next step from now would be to do a PhD in the field. However, I now see that all I ...
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Company hasn't gotten back to me 7 days after I made a salary counteroffer

After 4 rounds of interviews over 4 weeks, the company called with a verbal offer of X K last Thursday. It was way lower than what I expected, given that the company has a reputation of paying fairly ...
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How to motivate team to use a communication tool?

In my team we do not use any professional communication tool. We are working totally remotely because of the COVID-19 situation. All the communication goes through email or Whatsapp personal accounts. ...
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Want to apply for a new job during a probation time. Not sure how to update my CV

I just moved to another city with my current job, and the job has 6 months of probation. I have been already working for 3 months. Now I realize that the job does not fit for me and I'm doing ...
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What is an acceptable way to pick up a new skill in lieu of experience as a new EE graduate?

I know that asking for general advice here is not a good use of anyone's time, so I'll try and be as specific as possible. I couldn't find an answer with information that helped me understand. I just ...
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How to have a successful career in a US corporation, when living far away from HQ?

I work for a big company whose HQ is near the Pacific, in the US. Me and my organisation are in Europe. We have a culture of innovation, and people from the whole company are encouraged to come ...
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How to handle a release manager that keeps changing release process?

I am working at a company that builds products (website and apps) for our customers. There are dev team, QA team, and a release manager. The release manager is the one who defines release process and ...
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Senior Planning Manager - What's Next?

My next opportunity is long overdue, but I still can't figure out the right move. I have spent my entire career (9 years) working for a brand that has changed ownership 3 times in the past 3 years. I ...
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Asking appropriate questions during interview for ideal worker

I've been tasked with looking for new student workers at my current institute. In a 2 step interviewing process. I look for students, and do the first 'informal' interview to weed out in appropriate ...
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Sharing declined opportunities on LinkedIn

One of my LinkedIn contacts was recently admitted to several graduate schools as well as a prestigious international fellowship program, and over the course of a few weeks, she posted the acceptance ...
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What to answer when asked to rate team members?

If we're asked to rate each of our team member in a group activity interview, what is the ideal response expected? Will they want something like "equal rating to all members because I value each of ...
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How do I find a job without job experience?

I have been in military for 3 years due to the compulsory military in my country after graduating from university. Despite the compulsion, It's not like all people have to join it (only poor one). For ...
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I reached a generous job offer, but it doesn’t include a personal use vehicle. How do I approach them about this?

Just as a background, I received a generous permanent full-time employment offer of $8k/year extra of what I have asked during my screening. The Employment Agreement specifies: You will be ...