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Relationship with former colleagues

Recently I have been receiving private messages from two former colleagues whom I worked closely with while was working as an intern at my previous workplace. The first guy was my supervisor, he ...
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A major investor asked me (the software lead) whether the board should fire my boss (the Co-Founder and CTO). What should I do?

I am the software lead of a startup which while not struggling, is repeatedly missing goals and commitments to clients. Much of this can be attributed to our CTO. Some background on her. She is one ...
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Is the company wrong for punishing me from my Bradford score?

This year I quite severely injured myself and had to have an operation leaving me out of work for 3 weeks. The company have included this in my before score which makes it much worse. Other than that ...
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should I write a reference for relative that has problems which could inhibit his job performance [closed]

Was I was correct in not wanting to write this reference? My sister asked me to write a reference for her husband. When I got the questionnaire, it included if he has an issue with alcohol. In my ...
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Open office space - complaints for noise - how to respond

I work in a big corporate office and a slightly more senior colleague of mine under a different reporting line, with maybe ~25 years in the industry, Alice, has twice complained to me about how loud I ...
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Is it bad style to ask for why a previous candidate was not hired?

This is similar to another question but with a bit of a twist, so I think it warrants existing alongside the other question. I am in the process of changing jobs, so I have been applying to quite a ...
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Owner is determining raises based on customer work

Each year the company owner determines raises to go out to each employee. This year I accidentally read a memo addressed to HR that a lot of weight will be given to how "billable" an employee is. ...
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Need help convincing my manager that SQL should be supported [closed]

I work as a reporting analyst for our Support Services department for a medium sized bank in which the data is stored on a hosted sql server database and we primarily use Report Builder. The mindset ...
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If you know the market salary for your position is X, what is the salary one should “ask” for when asked during an interview? [duplicate]

I've often be told I'm short selling myself. So now in a new interview I'm wondering, if I notice that market salary, for someone with my skillset, is x (say 3000), what should I ask for? I have a ...
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How to deal with recruiters who won't set specific times and who want to just call whenever they want

I am currently interviewing and usually the first contact with a company is with an internal recruiter. I have found most recruiters don't want to set up a time for a phone screen. They give only ...
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Being lied to and used [on hold]

So I started at my job two and a half years ago. Before I started working at a company in Tualatin Oregon, I was told the company had suffered through a hardship, and was in a salary freeze and would ...
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How to handle “afterthoughts”?

I am not sure how I can phrase it better, but I feel I have an "afterthought" or "on the hindsight" approach of thinking. I am, for most of the time, unable to think of appropriate things to say in ...
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LinkedIn for jobs [duplicate]

I am 49 and a contractor and am about to start looking for a mid level management role as I sense my current role will not develop further. Is it worth prioritising LinkedIn as the prime channel to ...
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Contract Amendment with Promotion Offer

I have been offered a promotion within my company but the offer letter includes some changes to my existing employment contract. The main one which concerns me is a Mobility clause that allows them ...
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Is it legal for my employer (UK) to ask personal questions? [closed]

My employer in the United Kingdom has been requested by a third party (whom we, the company, work for) that all employees complete a security related interview involving personal questions such as if ...
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Does my work place have the right to make deductions from my wages?

I work at a pub which is owned by a chain in the UK, and I have a signed contract with them. My manager has now told staff that if we make any mistakes made on the till, we will have to pay it back ...
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Interviews scheduled at the same time from a very competitive company and a small company

Two weeks ago, a small company set up an interview and scheduled it for a certain time tomorrow. Late last week, a very competitive company asked whether I'd be interested in interviewing, and I let ...
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Former supervisor rejects my idea, competitors implement it and thrive and I got fired for not being experienced enough to deliver new ideas

I was in a job where they expected me to come up with innovative ideas. I had one excellent idea where I insisted on working on it and got rejected like 3 times from my former supervisor. The third ...
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How can we train ourselves to know differences between things and different situations if our consciousness is partly damaged? [closed]

I'm a senior programmer and have more tasks then only programming in the company i work. Recently I'm diagnosed with PTSD and since, also before I was diagnosed my consciousness is not the same as ...
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Handling awkward attentions from a superior

My girlfriend is a doctor and she's just started her residency training in Italy. There are 2 other male doctors who started with her as 1st year residents. Usually their working day is 10-12 hours ...
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How much should I ask my company to donate for my work? [on hold]

I work for a for-profit company that helps nonprofits get donations. I am building a new awesome tool, which if successful will enable nonprofits to receive much more donations (and by extension, the ...
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Need help for a Resell application [closed]

I don't know this is the right place to share my things as I need some help so I have posted here. I have a Resell Application, where user can resell any product to any customer. Delivery is done by ...
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Can it be beneficial to provide links to social networks accounts when asked in a job application form?

I've seen some companies asking applicants in job application forms to provide links to their social networks pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc). This information is always optional. I wonder ...
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Getting a raise [closed]

I've worked at my work for 2 1/2 years and haven't got a raise from my company. They call minimum wage raising my wages. This is a company where I not only do my duties, but maintenance duties taking ...
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Potential employer asks for transcript as a final step [closed]

Background info: Junior software developer with 1.5 years experience in Ontario, Canada. I am applying for a software developer role, and the process was quite extensive with a phone interview, ...
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Excessive chit-chatting at the workplace [closed]

TL, DR: Some people chitchat too much. Where to draw the line? How to act? At any company I've heard of, people will often engage in non-work related conversation during work hours. This is normal ...
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Turned down a good offer for a promised raise (counter-offer) that never happened

I received a good offer in the summer (end of July) from a company, so I resigned from my current position and after that, on the same day, talked to the CTO explaining him my leaving. End of July, ...
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How to keep in touch with former colleagues

After more than ten years I started a new job last summer, so it´s been near on half a year in my new job. I absolutely love my new job and like my new colleagues. I liked my former colleagues, too. ...
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Third party vendor used by my employer mismanaged my account, and I was not notified…is this legal? [closed]

Third party vendor used my employer, did not notify me of a refund issued, to my account. TPV decided to apply the funds to a future payment without my knowledge. I asked where does it state that ...
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Should I accept the job offer even if I am getting paid less than my current position [closed]

I have a job offer from company A which is a start up in its early stages and its not making a profit which is the reason why the company cannot offer a higher salary. They are offering me a salary ...
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Just quit my job, should I express my concerns about supervisor

I work in a software development company for almost two years now, and I'm planning on quitting soon. The reason is that I cannot stand my supervisor (let's call him John). TL,DR: Should I tell my ...
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After how many rows should one leave the current job/position? [closed]

In the last one and a half year, I had two rows with my boss. Both times I was thinkinq to quit but somehow I remained in my position. Just for an explanation, by rows I mean exchanging several emails ...
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Should I respond to feelers for companies I'm not interested in?

A friend of mine recently did me the favor of spreading the word that I'm looking for a job in an online community of CTOs. I've received a few feeler emails from a few companies thanks to his ...
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job offer pulled away from hiring managers after they found out about DWAI from 4 years ago I was honest with HR but managers didn't know prior to HR

Job offer has been rescinded after the hiring mangers found out about a DWAI ("Driving While Ability Impaired") from 4 years ago which has come to light following going through DMV (Department of ...
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How to decline invite to team dinner when I have a prior engagement?

I am being invited to a team dinner which I won't be able to attend as I have to go for swimming coaching classes every evening. I don't know how to decline the invitation and also politely tell ...
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Recruiter(s) insisting to learn details about my past interviews

This scenario has happened many times before. I apply for a job advert, a recruiter calls me about that job, rejects me at once as a candidate but starts to ask about myself. One of their questions ...
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If I am followed on GitHub and Twitter by mostly liberals, will I be taken by future employers as a liberal myself? [closed]

Background I live and work in a midwestern suburb in the US (a moderate but liberal area). I am a developer but I don't work in anything politics related. Context In my spare time, I like to use ...
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How to deal with obsessive people?

Characteristics of the Person:- Dogmatic and doesn't have a full stop in his conversation. He talks what he wants to talk, and isn't interested in what others want to talk or anything outside the ...
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Can I be “unfired”/can my layoff be canceled?

Context A family member of mine recently died, and in anticipation of the funeral, I gave advanced notice to my employer that I would not be able to come to work for a day because of the ...
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My boss wants me to recreate everything I have done for my previous employer

I was working in a start up until July, and I resigned to move to another continent. This start up is selling a specific product available in a SaaS Platform for retailers, no other company is doing ...
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How to handle Social Engineered relationships after Red Team engagements? [closed]

I'm learning to become a Red Teamer, which simulates attacks by adversaries from multiple angles: Digital/Cyber, Physical and Social. This questions focuses on the Social Engineering aspect of Red ...
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What am I liable for if I send a letter rescinding an employment contract i signed? [closed]

United States: Pennsylvania resident, outside of Philadelphia if that matters. Over a week ago I hastily signed a 6 month employment contract pending a drug test and background check. I did tell them ...
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The board/management has asked if I am happy with my salary!

In our end-of-year self-evaluation, the board has asked us to rate our level of satisfaction (from 0 i.e. not at all satisfied to 10 i.e. fully satisfied) with our job based on the following factors: ...
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Is it ok to lie to my employer about why I can't stay late?

I'm starting my master's degree in January and will be taking a class on Thursday evenings from 6-9. That means I will need to leave work at about 5:30 to get to class by 6. The master's program is ...
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My company sends extremely sensitive data to a contractor in China, but says it doesn't. Should I do anything?

I work as a developer in a midsized startup that has around 200 people and ~50k customers. Our privacy policy says we don't share customer data with any third party, except that we certainly do - we ...
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Using MFA on client owned computer

I have had a pretty long-term relationship with a client. We develop medical applications and part of our arrangement is that they lent me a dedicated computer to use for all the work I do with them. ...
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Boss just abruptly quit after 13 years at the company. No replacement yet identified. Other developers have recently quit. Others seek to leave

I am a recent graduate in my first job after university and have been at my current company for 3 months as a software engineer. On Friday, it was abruptly announced that my boss (the guy who hired ...
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Management copied in on mistakes made. How to proceed

I was previously at a job, that I am no longer at. The systems and processes were really poor. The work of even the most junior staff member was extremely complicated due to poor systems. One ...
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HR wants to keep having (unpaid) meetings with me and it's interfering with my other (paid) work

I work part time for a company. Recently the company was acquired, and the HR department is in another country/time zone. I reported an incident to HR. Now they want meetings with me and for me to ...
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How do you forgive/let go/move on from a bully ex employer

It’s been about 7 months since I was fired from a startup where the COO was bullying me into leaving. For instance: I was ambushed into meeting rooms a few times where he’d point a finger and tell ...

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