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Our company wants us to sign-up for a new contract to a new entity. What could be actually happening?

My employer's (let's call him "MyCompany", headquartered in prosperous country A, with international operations) local management (in a not so prosperous country B) informed us that we will be ...
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1answer
556 views

Can HR be invited to my meeting with boss without me being told in advance?

I was invited to a meeting with my two line managers via email to discuss the customer service standard within my team. This related to a single incident two weeks ago (I only found out this was the ...
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8answers
24k views

How to handle being late

I hate being late and usually am early, though on occasion I still arrive late. This is embarrassing but today I had a large coffee before leaving for work, and I had to get off the bus to use the ...
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6answers
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Employer changes working hours from flexible schedule to early mornings?

My friend has a 100% commission job. They accepted the offer a few weeks ago because they were thrilled to find a job which explicitly had extremely flexible hours. The employer even told them that ...
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Boss Won't Raise/Promote me for Subjective Reasons [closed]

In 2017, I decided to join this company in which things were weird: I was chosen to work on strange topics I was not familiar with. Then more strange topics were piled on me. At some point, my gut ...
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1answer
675 views

Appeals process when employer fails to enroll an employee's dependent in health insurance

I live and work in New York City; my employer is a large not-for-profit (thousands of employees). This past November I enrolled in my employer's annual benefits-enrollment period. For the first time ...
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2answers
271 views

Quick release on my bike was opened without me knowing [closed]

Last Friday (2/7/19) I just finished my 8 hour shift and happily pulled my bike from the break room. As I am biking home I notice that my front wheel isn't aligned properly with the forks and my front ...
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5answers
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I’m a junior developer on a team which is likely to lose 4 of 6 core developers in the next 3 months due to resignations. Should I leave too?

I’m a junior developer (8 months post college experience) on a team which is likely to lose 4 of 6 core developers in the next 3 months due to resignations. Should I leave too? For a variety of ...
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176 views

Texas Dev feasibility [closed]

I am a single, white, early 30s, South African male looking to immigrate to Texas. I'm primarily a C#/.Net/SQL dev, worked with mostly financial institutions. Good knowledge of a bunch of tools used ...
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1answer
599 views

Got a Software Developer job offer, but didn't tell I haven't obtained my degree yet [duplicate]

TL;DR: I have a job offer but I haven't passed the final oral exam yet due to personal reasons, which I didn't mention to them earlier and now they're asking for a copy of the degree. I live ...
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1answer
228 views

Junior AI / Data Science Consultant in Financial Sector

I recently got offered a position as a junior AI / data scientist consultant in a consultancy company that works on projects in financial institutions (banks, asset managers, and insurance companies). ...
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11answers
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Layoffs are coming at my company. I want to volunteer instead of a co-worker. Problem is, I am not supposed to know

About a week ago, I learned that my company was going to have imminent layoffs (think 2-3 weeks) through a friend in HR. It’s not a surgical thing but more of a cost slashing exercise. Hiring freeze ...
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4answers
488 views

What would be a good project I could undertake that would demonstrate being a team player in a very public way? [closed]

I am a senior software developer and I am a team player through large independent and individual contribution. Other than that, I largely hate it. I hate the small talk, I hate most people's ...
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0answers
240 views

What is a reasonable salary range for a full time junior word press developer? [closed]

I am a junior full time web developer in India. On a project where I fixed and add new plugins of WordPress, I edited the code inside the pho files, edited the css codes, fixed a lot of glitches, and ...
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8answers
9k views

How should I handle a meeting about my development, when I'm already set on leaving

I've worked for a very small consultancy firm for just over 2.5 years now - I've thoroughly enjoyed working here, and still do. My line manager is the Managing Director who owns the company. Recently,...
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5answers
18k views

As a contractor, how do I ask my employer for a new laptop?

Some backstory: December 2019 I started as a full-time employee at a software development company. They outsourced me for a German project. There were many red flags and I had to leave. I continued ...
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4answers
526 views

How long should it take to get a copy of my contract?

I have requested a copy of my contract but 10 days later still haven't received it. How long before they have to / should respond?
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2answers
632 views

How long is the average time period of a senior/junior web developer in a company? [closed]

I like to know senior/junior web developers how long work in a company in average? Or better to ask, how long they prefer/like to stay in a company? And what would be the main reason if they want to ...
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3answers
386 views

How can I seem like more of a team player without dragging others along and actually having all the downsides of team play? [duplicate]

I am a senior software developer and I am a team player through large independent and individual contribution. Think of me as a microservice. Other than that, I largely hate being on a team. I hate ...
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1answer
370 views

Should I keep connected with my mentor from company where I previously interned

I am an undergraduate. In my internship last summer, I did my job well and I could feel that he genuinely liked and recognized me. He was great and I was in a great team. However, I always want to try ...
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4answers
2k views

Clashed with management, How to deal with fallout?

I am currently an apprentice as a developer in a German company (25 employees). The job started well, but in the last two months things soured. Background: My contract states, that I have to bring a ...
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3answers
2k views

How do I know if I suck at code reviews?

I’m a senior frontend developer. My career is going great but I feel like I'm terrible at reviewing other people's code. There’s a much higher level of complexity that I can understand when its code I'...
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1answer
684 views

How to approach my manager when he's describing our product incorrectly?

Sometime ago my manager changed and the new one never bothered to understand the product we're delivering. Because of that whenever he's giving a description of our product it varies between a bit ...
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2answers
995 views

How to ask for unpaid salary after resignation

I gave 1 month's notice in my resignation letter. I finally resigned from the company but didn't receive salary the work day after resignation. I asked a former colleague who had resigned previously ...
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3answers
1k views

How do I approach a difficult conversation with a colleague?

I have been tasked to work very closely with a slightly more senior colleague at work, he is pretty much overseeing everything I do at the moment. I find it very difficult to work with him because he ...
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8answers
3k views

Promising job offer at seemingly good company, with a terrible online (Glassdoor) presence

Location is the Netherlands, if that's relevant. I am searching for jobs as a junior software developer currently, about 2 or so months into the job search. This is going to be my first job as a ...
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3answers
757 views

Is a bad HR communication a red flag?

I moved to a new city and I've spent last weeks looking for a job intensively. After a long application process with several interviews over several weeks (it's a temporary position, I was surprised ...
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14answers
12k views

How can I highlight how much better I've made our code and deal with a coworker that disagrees?

I joined a company to help add some functionality to their code. The code is legacy and has been terribly maintained. The technology is ~15 years old. It takes days to track down bugs and problems ...
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1answer
336 views

Copying software application flow or replicating it [closed]

I worked at an ex-Company where they were creating their own product by almost replicating another renowned Business Intelligence application. I would like whether this may lead to a lawsuit for the ...
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4answers
2k views

How do I filter out low-paying Job Offers on Linked in

I am a software developer in a senior role and my company pays a good salary, but there still room for improvement. Recently I started more seriously to recruiters on Linkedin. My problem is that I ...
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0answers
522 views

Supervisor/he using PIP to harass me [closed]

I've been working for this company for awhile without any problems. I soon started to realized that I was being set up and management building a paper trail after revealing my medical condition. Me ...
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6answers
1k views

I graduate this semester. How should I answer “do you currently have a bachelor's degree?”

I am graduating in a little more than 2 months. I have started looking for jobs and sending applications to the ones I am seriously interested in. One of the online applications had a question that ...
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4answers
900 views

Can an employer take away stand-by pay if I don't miss any calls or work?

I work doing snow removal and my employer offers $200 a week stand-by pay, but just recently I figured out that once I work 11 hours or so in a week my stand-by pay for the week is gone because I've ...
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2answers
487 views

Is there any benefit to being a W2 at-will employee without benefits or salary versus a 1099 contractor?

My friend has a W2 100% commission job. He looked for a W2 because too many 1099 jobs were scams. However, this job has: No benefits (health, dental, etc) No base salary Completely at-will - ...
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1answer
429 views

Which company name should appear on my resume?

I have worked for the same company for 13 years. The first 3 years, my employment was through our parent company. The last 10 years, I've worked for the subsidiary company but the subsidiary ...
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2answers
900 views

Handling concerns about a new role

I have recently joined a new company, x in a software capacity. It is my first week and I have some concerns about my role. My daily duties within the team have certainly not been what I have expected....
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0answers
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How to determine an appropriate salary for the work you do? [duplicate]

Glassdoor salaries are out by at least 60%, in many cases much, much more. This is observable just by checking some of the salaries listed there. For example, a google developer barely earns more - hi ...
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3answers
2k views

Should I pay for a certificate from a free online course?

I am currently a student planning on entering the job market in 2-3 years, and I'm looking into some online courses relevant to my interests. I don't expect my current experience (astrophysics) to be ...
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1answer
392 views

Switching from product management to engineering

I'm hoping someone will read and give me some advice. I started my career as an engineer after I finished my master's in computer science in Germany. I worked as a software engineer doing computer ...
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20answers
13k views

What would be the downsides of having a “you break it, you fix it” policy in the dev team with the goal of reducing bugs?

I’m a software coordinator who leads a Scrum team that unfortunately is generating a lot of bugs which annoys management. My manager says that the problem is a lack of individual accountability and ...
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15answers
21k views

Am I being ethical or annoying in refusing to 1:1 copy another company's UI for our own?

My boss has asked me to implement the UI for a financial calculator from another company's website, specifically one financial conversion tool (as we have a competing product). The other company is a ...
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13answers
25k views

Is it a good deal to receive a raise to replace paid overtime?

I'm a software developer in the UK. My employer has made an offer to raise my salary and introduce a private health care benefit, but in turn they want to remove any paid overtime that I do. The ...
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13answers
3k views

Could a single programmer being paid $120K per year be more productive than 10 outsourced programmers? [closed]

A senior programmer of mine is paid $120k per year. Yes, he is very good and a fast coder too. Though, is it possible for this person to be more productive than outsourcing 10 people from Bangladesh ...
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5answers
12k views

How to deal with a promotion if it would be more lucrative after an upcoming rule change?

The appraisal system in our company is going to change next year. In the old system, if you make promotion to another function (e.g. from junior to mid-level) you get a standard raise of 3%. In the ...
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5answers
981 views

What's an effective way to speak slower and more clearly, after being told that I speak too fast?

Recently my employer (staff and supervisors) has given me feedback that I speak really fast -- and they gave their best impressions of what I'm doing and how it sounds to them. I know I can speak ...
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2answers
435 views

Promoting training pay commission draws for new employees that are not intended to be paid?

I have a friend and they got a job a few weeks ago. The job is 100% commission, but there is a $15 per hour training pay for 6 weeks in the form of a draw against future commissions. Two weeks in, ...
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2answers
572 views

My boss hasn't called me in a week even though she said she would, what should I do?

Location is in the U.S., if that's relevant. I just got hired and went through orientation at this company and the manager told me she would call me to schedule my first shift but it's been 9 days ...
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3answers
999 views

Can an employer make me sit in the company after my resignation mail even though I don't want to serve my notice period and pay out instead?

I have started my career in a company which I have been working for the past 2.6 years. I got a new offer from another company where the pay is very good. So I told my manager that I need to get ...
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1answer
244 views

Consultant Travel Fees

I do some consulting work and have been asked to travel to a customer site several times per year over the next few years. I know the tier one consultants bill a percentage of the total contract ...
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0answers
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Is it a good idea to breach service agreement of a service based company by resigning before a year for a product based company with 80% hike? [closed]

I'm working with one of the most reputed Service based company where I have signed a service bond of an year. It says I have to work with them for an year, 6 months have passed another 6 are remaining....

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