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How to gain trust and set boundaries at work?

Context I'm looking for a new job and I've recognized a pattern at some of my previous places that I'd like to correct. I usually don't gain enough trust to influence process in a positive and lasting ...
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I told a candidate that 'we loved him', was it so wrong

Summary: I've told job candidate "I love you as a candidate, but we can't offer job right away". The candidate expressed reservation about working with me, because I had used the word 'love' ...
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Give references right away or not?

I'm a software engineer, and am in the interview process for a project that I like. The project is outsourced-- we'll be working for Company-A, writing software for company-B. Company-A is waiting to ...
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Pros and cons of having a workplace promotion policy vs just having employees figure it out?

I was recently hired to be a manager at a new company and during my onboarding I was told that there isn't really a promotion process here and it is expected that worthwhile employees will figure it ...
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Can employers and background check companies find out if you claimed unemployment benefit / insurance?

This didn't happen to me, but a friend, but I'm curious myself. Note this is US-specific, as I understand unemployment insurance works differently in the US compared to other countries. My and my ...
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What is the most effective way to deal with insolent team member?

I am the leader of a tech team. One of my colleagues, who was only one grade lower than me, not only satirized and antagonized me in public but also questioned or satirized me in the work chat group ...
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Job application form submitted after deadline [closed]

There was an on-campus internship opportunity at my college.I got the mail and deadline was 10AM 15 June.I misunderstood it as 10 PM.We had to fill a google form and attach our CV.Nevertheless I ...
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What should be explicitly stated in the contract if the job is going to be done remotely?

I am about to sign a contract with a company for which I'm going to work remotely. There could be meetings once per month, but the rest of the job is going to be done as a home office. This is going ...
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How to deal with a bossy coworker

Long story short, our team is now out of its team leader and our manager is not quite involved in our day to day operations. We're a small team with two more senior guys (another guy and myself) and ...
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1answer
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Supporting statement, competency evidence, cover letter

I am an international applicant, and I am applying for a teaching job in the UK. In the online application there is a section for competency evidence questions, and there is another section for ...
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Coworker acts like a boss

So I've recently joined the company, and there is a guy who shares same position as me, but older than me by 7-8 years. Our boss is also young; same age as me. So the coworker started picking on me. ...
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New employer contacted my HR for background check, I no longer want to resign [closed]

A company whose offer I had accepted contacted my HR for a background check before I could hand in my resignation. Now I have changed my mind and no longer want to resign. Since I have not told my ...
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How can I get honest intent about future plans from employees?

One of the senior software developers instantly quit over my company announcing that it will be office-centric again. Management dealt with the concerns about that very badly and lectured employees ...
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Can an employer terminate a contract immediately if I disclose I am joining a competitor at a future date?

I have a job offer from my employer's competitor. I am not bound by any non-compete clauses. Colleagues often plan their departures to occur right after equity vesting dates and then pre-announce this ...
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What to do when a manager is constantly assigning you new things one after another?

I think most of us have all been there. You have a manager who one day suddenly assigns you some complex work which needs picking up lots of different technologies (8+). They give you a reasonable ...
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How to ask prospective employer to pay for relocation and first few months rent?

A company offered me an entry level job and I will be relocating to a new place. I was wondering what the best way is to ask the company to pay for my relocation costs (e.g. moving company) and the ...
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Positive feedback but fired for poor performance

Last week I got fired from a job where I've been working for about a year and a half. There is a head of the department and the team lead. The team lead was always giving me positive feedback ...
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1answer
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Is it acceptable to state in an interview that the work you've done at your previous job left you feeling unfulfilled?

I currently work in the insurance industry handling claims and at times I feel like the work is both too easy and unfulfilling. Now after browsing this site and seeing questions regarding if you ...
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11answers
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Am I overreacting to a new rule where I have to check-in my status every morning?

Three months ago I started a role at a new company as a software engineer. Within two months, I helped onboard the team to a lot of contemporary best practices. They didn't do proper source control, ...
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12answers
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How to handle a scrum member speaking for too long?

I have read this question, but my issue is a little bit more specific: how do I get one person to not talk for as long in a scrum? I'm the scrum master. It's more than, "get to the point". ...
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2answers
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Coworker hoarding all the fun tasks and leaving the rest of the team with the boring stuff

I have a coworker who is actually a great developer but he claimed all the fun and interesting aspects of the current project. Management jumps at the idea of him getting assigned of these features ...
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Interviewer was two hours late

I feel like I did the right thing, but I'm just entering into the film industry. I really am willing to see if I could have overreacted on this in any way. I found this post for an internship on a ...
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1answer
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How to tell my manager I have lost interest in job due to I.T. problem

I had been working for a company for almost 2 months. It has been very stressing situation as the I.T has so much problem setting me up that it took 1 month and 5 days just to get me the software I ...
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How to prevent sales manager getting involved in operational problems

I work in a small technological company, less than 25 persons, in two different countries in Latin America, clients in both of them. I'm in charge of operational issues, which means to install servers ...
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Data Analyst doing multiple roles

I am working in a tech startup (post product market fit) of around 100 employees as a 'Product Manager' but my role is more of a data analyst/engineer. I built the BI infrastructure and reporting of ...
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Management wants to promote wrong employee [closed]

I am leading a team of 7 in which 6 are men and one a woman. Finance and upper management teams have approved 1 promotion in my team. It is a difficult task to pick 1 out of 3 long-timers plus ...
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Being forced to take annual leave against my wishes, what are my options?

I reside in Australia and I'm currently working remotely. This week my employer felt I was no longer capable of carrying out my duties due to mental health issues, which were partly the result of my ...
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Resentment towards employer over reduced pay

Background: I work as a mechanical engineer at a startup in India. So basically during the past year, my employer has reduced my pay during lock-down periods by up to 50% while still having me work ...
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1answer
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Relocation getting delayed results in missing out on higher pay

I was looking at Jobs in Dec'20 that offered relocation as I wanted to move out of my home country (India). I found a decent job that would relocate me to Malaysia (KL) and my wife and I figured it ...
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3answers
1k views

Threatened by senior manager after giving notice

I recently accepted a new job offer with another department within the same organisation. I told my manager who was supportive and we kicked off the transfer process. A senior manager several levels ...
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How to prepare for possible mass departures over work from home? Not just individual departures

My company recently announced return to office plans. We have 150 employees. Over 100 complaints flooded our suggestion box about the new policy. Management dismissed the complaints with a lecture on ...
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Coworker berated me in front of another coworker

About a month ago I felt like I was struggling with some parts of my job (an administrative assistant at a therapy office), so I reached out to my boss about it. She was glad to help me out and we ...
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Is saying “ok” to “I'm disappointed with your decision to leave” appropriate?

I recently left my main employment, for numerous reasons that I felt meant the job wasn't working out (long hours, lack of work/life balance, feeling undervalued, being promised training when there ...
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I am leaving my job. Gave two weeks notice. My boss wants a signed NDA. Should I ? What's in it for me?

There was been continuous between myself and the doctor's office manager. I met with the doctor and explained that I could no longer take the manager's beratement and aggressive behavior. He accepted ...
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Will my coworkers resent me for outpacing them?

I work at a large corporation in a team of 10 people. Seven of the people are one level above me in terms of seniority and only 2 of them have directs. I asked my manager to lead a project about 6 ...
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How do hiring managers conduct background check? Or they don't?

Recently I went on LinkedIn to look for job, and I saw that some of the jobs have way more than 100 applicants. I am curious, what is the process like for hiring managers to conduct background checks ...
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The fear of letting go of software development

Have been doing software development, coding and integration for the last 10 years. My company is now offering me a lead position of a development team. As a technical lead here, the way it works is ...
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No more senior engineers. How long to give company to find them as a junior?

I work for a Canadian company that for a combo of management stubbornness and the robust remote job market taking Canada's brains south, we have absolutely no senior engineers left. None. Besides my ...
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Goldman Sachs Operations Full-time VS. AT Kearney Internship Position [closed]

I am a graduate. I have a GS Operations (what they call is middle office trading derivative position) full-time offer. I have already signed this offer contract. And I received a AT Kearney internship ...
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3answers
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Potential employer wants previous freelance contracts

Whether this is to verify compensation or work history, I'm not sure. However, I've signed an NDA with one client and the word 'Confidential' is printed on every page of my other contract. I'm new to ...
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Husband has a job offer, and we might move. How do I ask my manager for remote position?

My husband was offered a new job within his company, which would start in October. It means we are moving a few states away, but only if I can work remotely. It’s not a job that he applied for but ...
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Interviewing at multiple companies, how can I stall one so the others can catch up?

I am a software developer, and I'm actively applying for positions. The average turnaround time for application through offer in my area and industry is about 6 to 8 weeks, which is a pretty long ...
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How can I get my coworkers to review my code?

For context: my productivity as a software developer is tied to delivering my work, and delivering my work is tied to having my code reviewed and approved by co-workers. But lately I've been having ...
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My mother is being framed by new management

Note: Long post ahead. Context: Rural southern Spain Medium-sized public company (+500 people) without HR Toxic workplace My mother is in her late fifties She has been in this company for 20 years ...
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Valuing stock appreciation and risk when computing total compensation [closed]

After working at a company for several years I am trying to negotiate a raise. As a part of that I am calculating total compensation and am stumbling on how to value stock awards. There are two ...
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2answers
588 views

How do I control my anxiety when getting a call from office

I get hyper anxious whenever I get a call from my office. I am afraid that I might have to work overtime or may be asked to report to office during this pandemic (my office, even though is IT based, ...
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Accepting jobs and just collecting money while waiting to get terminated? [closed]

I was thinking, could you just take advantage of the hot software job market and sign up for a bunch of remote positions and do enough to be present but otherwise be awful so you can collect a month ...
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How to prevent apathy and corner cutting when nothing happens so people feel secure?

Say that you have a software team that is supposed to aggressively check for code quality and bugs and security errors. Eventually you get to the point where people don't find anything so they start ...
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Why would someone try to hide information about the company they are hiring contractors for? [duplicate]

A friend put me in contact with someone who is hiring contractors. Aside from the job title, the person hasn't given any real information. I directly asked what the name of the company was and to see ...
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Is it reasonable for me to ask for the removal of a contract clause that says all the patents I produce go to the company?

I was recently offered a funded masters program in the field of mathematical modelling and computer coding. I was given a contract to sign which I subsequently declined because I was unhappy with a ...

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