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What is the best job title [closed]

I am currently working for a company and wear a lot of hats, I do all payroll, most HR, month end, quarterly taxes, employee taxes, service dispatch and marketing. What is my title?
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Can I get a work permit on Netherlands on IT with an associate degree at a non-related area?

I'm a F/24yr with +8 years of experience on Web Development, but my formation is on Graphic Design (associate degree). I'm trying to leave Brazil and get better job/life conditions than here. My scope ...
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Team lunch with a prospective senior engineer - what to expect?

I am a SDE 2 on a team with one other SDE 2, one SDE, and my manager. My manager mentioned that we'll be going to lunch with a Senior SDE candidate. We are in the later stages of the interview process ...
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Issues with Changing Legal First Name [closed]

Are there any other professional, governmental, or legal challenges that could arise to changing my legal first name that I may not consider? I'd like to change my legal first name from something ...
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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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Am I compelled to take sick days?

Some background is needed here. I'm a young worker from an IT company, so I'm lacking experience to deal with my current situation. I'm not quite the strong guy who can resist everything and be fine,...
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How do you track your professional achievements? [closed]

I find it extremely important to track my professional achievements because ultimately they explain the value I’ve created for my organization. What tools are you using to track and manage your ...
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I flunked a technical test because some of their expected answers were wrong! Should I let the company know?

A company I completed a technical test for sent me the list of their expected answers and why they thought my answers were wrong. One of them was a SQL query which, if one were to implement it as ...
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Should I change teams if a senior developer is pushing the product in wrong direction, and the management is lacking?

I work at one of the big 4 as a software developer. I joined my team 6 months ago. I am not happy here. We don't have a direct manager, but another manager is "taking care of the team" alongside two ...
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Self-evaluation form and probation

I am a software engineer, and the 6 month probation is due in mid-March, I believe. I have some concerns about this, and paranoid that I will be told to leave. I am not a software engineer by ...
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Are internships useful for a career switch?

Suppose that someone in their 30s seeks a career switch. Perhaps they have worked in science/academia before and are looking to get into programming or something else for which their skills overlap ...
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What will be the policies for extending of leave without any notice? [closed]

I am an HR Manager working in a Startupbased company, currently dealing with all the HR affairs, one of the employee is very inconsistent in his work, he belongs to some other place and always extend ...
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Getting Go-ahead From Team Leader

Another team leader at the company I work for has been using a tool and has claimed to have great success with it. The team I'm working on could also use this tool but it may require some adjustments ...
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Unhappy with Project management

It's been 4 months into my Android Dev job, and I have to work on 3 projects simultaneously - as a developer. All 3 are approximately the same app, with some differences, but nothing excessive. I ...
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Senior vs. junior employee and office layout

I have a dilemma. In our current office arrangement two offices have opened up if I shuffle some people around. I have two employees in my department that share an office. One has worked in his role ...
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How to complain during annual review

I've been working as a web developer in a very small company for the last 4 years, this is my first job. I was hired as the second dev, the first one being one of my bosses. My tasks at the beginning ...
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Team member is inexperienced and failing. How can I help him professionally?

I am a Technology Lead for a US based Organization. My Organization outsources some of the work to various Indian Outsourcing Companies. We started a new project with a new team 6 months back. It is a ...
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Ergonomic rules for repetitive handling of wood pieces

ok, I hope to be clear in my question for my first one on this SE site. I'm trying to design a trolley divided in several compartments. Each compartment will correspond to a set of wood pieces. ...
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How can I persuade my employer to give me an adjustable desk?

I work in an office setting and as a result, need to be on my computer for extended periods throughout the day. Since before I started with my current company, I've had lower back pain issues, which ...
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Where are the safest places to embellish a resume? I kinda slacked during college and now need to get a new grad job?

Basically, I’m the stereotypical soon to be grad with not a lot to put onto my resume. Everyone else has internships and awards and whatnot and I generally don’t have those things. A friend ...
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Should I expect a raise after completion of a CPIM?

I currently work within the supply chain department of a relatively large child company to a major corporation. I came into my role by working hard, learning quickly, and being noticed by global and ...
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How can an employee appropriately influence an employer to add a high deductible plan (with HSA) to their medical benefits offered?

Is it realistic for an employee to influence an employer, and the HR department, to add a high-deductible health plan to the medical benefits offered by the company? In this case, the employee ...
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How critical is a minor programming error during an interview?

I understand that this is quite a general question and it depends on the company, but I will try and explain. I was given a problem where I had to write some code to verify a sudoku puzzle was solved ...
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How to ask management to stop raising goals we're failing to meet?

For the past several months, nearly all of the developers in my project have been exclusively allocated to fixing defects. The various managers involved have set goals for the number of defects that ...
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How to negotiate employer's pre-offer requests for personal investment

I am currently interviewing with a company for an interesting position that will allow me to grow professionally. After the initial interviews, the employer is now asking me to study two academic ...
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How far can co-workers be reasonably expected to carry people with mental problems? [closed]

A colleague of mine was recently hospitalized due to attempts of self harm. His marriage is collapsing, he has inlaw issues, etc. I am not going into details, but all his problems outside work have ...
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How to approach team member that constantly asks partner questions?

I am a leader of a team of four within a Development office that encompasses a support/triage role for juniors and help desk staff. Of my team there is one who's partner also works in the same office....
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I feel superfluous in the team - should I stay or go?

I have been with my current employer for a bit more than 2 years. In theory I like a lot about my workplace- there are interesting projects, I can learn a lot, people are nice in general. But there ...
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How to deal with non-stop callers in the service desk

For the last three months, I've been working in an IT department with first- and second-level IT support. This differs from a call center where someone picks up the phone and quickly creates a ticket ...
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How do I “dress in layers” when I need to stay business casual indoors?

Winter time is coming soon, and that means having to wear a lot of sweaters outdoors. At the workplace, I can usually get away with a nice sweater without any patterns on it, thanks to being in a ...
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Unreturned recomendations on Linkedin: should I hide them?

I'm starting to use LinkedIn now (I have very few connections) and I would like to use it professionally and to give a good impression both to my friends, to former colleagues, and to potential ...
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Can an employer request employees not take prescription medications onto jobsite location

Can an employer legally order employees not to keep prescription medications on or near their work-space? In my specific case I have a medication that I need to take during work hours that I keep in a ...
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How do I deal with a co-worker that keeps making the same jokes, and same remarks?

Basically, I work in a small company that usually will have 4-5 fulltime workers at a time in the office. There are separate rooms in the office, and I share a room with a co-worker who I will call '...
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Unreasonable standards for safety

I work in a very large industrial company that shall be unnamed. When I joined, I had no idea what I was getting into and what lengths they go to make sure everyone is “safe”. During my introduction, ...
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Contractor day rate - calculating based off pro rata annual 'salary'

I have been working on a self-employed contract for almost 12 months. When I started, they offered me a 'pro-rata salary' of £37k. They asked to be billed by the day, and naively I just did 37,000 ...
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Is this a sign that the company is trying to get rid of me? [closed]

I have been working as a software developer in a well-known corporate company for 3.7 years (giving 100% of my efforts the company making lot of money on me) and I was recently off sick for ~2 months ...
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Workplace still has me on their payroll and wont delete me

So a good majority of last year I worked in two workplaces. My main job and my part time job. During my employment in my part time job I remember that I had re-sign my contract and we were under new ...
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Should I inform my recruiter that I am likely in the final round of interview with another company? [duplicate]

An internal recruiter emailed me for a job position. This opportunity looked pretty good and I aced the on-site interview, however, the interviewer said the project he planned on hiring me for got ...
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How to reply to when an interviewer schedules you for a time you cannot make?

I am doing a second round of interviews with a company I am trying to get a job with. I have been in contact by e-mail with the person scheduling the interviews and he wanted to do Wednesday at 1 and ...
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What does it say about a company if they refuse to use anything other than Skype for interviews? [closed]

I tried to interview with two different companies in Japan, but they always want use Skype for interviews and refuse use other software/methods (like telephone interview). I do not want use Skype ...
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Confused whether I need to follow up or not (Interview , Medical check up result)

So I am planning to work in one of the biggest banks in Indonesia, I already followed the recruitment process from online and offline test, HR interview, User interview, and I already cleared all of ...
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How do I convince management to listen to their employees regarding the workplace or professional problems?

The management team at the company I work for (in England) are all exceptionally experienced in their own fields. Most have a PhD or greater level of academic qualification and this goes with the ...
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How to filter out useless recruiter calls?

Often, I get proposals/conversations on LinkedIn that look like this one: Recruiter: Hi [Name], Would you consider moving to [location] for a job? For one of my clients -...
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Quitting a job in the middle of a project [duplicate]

I started working for a company a year ago. I don't remember exactly what was said in the interview, but the job was for a junior developer. My interest in working in this company, in addition to ...
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2answers
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Is my movie review website inappropriate for job interviews?

Often times in interviews they want to see samples of what you have done in the past. I'm a huge movie buff, and when I was a student I made a website of all of my favorite movies. Each movie had a ...
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Dealing with Manager who is not interested in reportee's growth and career [duplicate]

Apologies if this question starts a discussion, but I would like to be answered to the point (even pointing out to me that I might be wrong here). The situation: I work in a very dynamic ...
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Ex Manager shares Homophobic posts [closed]

It's quite a lot that I wonder if I should do something or just be quiet. So, one of me ex colleague from a previous job, that I have on facebook, shares all the time homophobic posts (honestly he ...
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how legal is for a company to maintain active the email of a former partner after his resignation? [closed]

I quit as a partner more than year ago and my ex-partner maintains my email active, receiving all emails sent to me. Is this legal since I was also an owner not an employee?
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Delay in scheduling interviews

I applied for a software position in a large, reputed company and was contacted to schedule phone interviews. They asked me to provide a few dates over the next 3 weeks so that they could schedule ...
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2answers
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Asking About Work/Life Balance and On-Call In an Interview [duplicate]

Work/Life Balance and On-Call requirements are two things that I want to know about before accepting a job offer. I'm afraid that when asking about these in an interview that it's perceived that I don'...

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