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Senior colleague with intimidating behaviour [closed]

What can I do about a senior colleague who is always playing petty mind games, e.g. routinely ignores me, is very slow to respond to messages, work queries etc, sometimes by days! He is cold and aloof....
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How to ensure a company respects its employees before accepting an offer?

I'm working on some litmus tests for companies during the interview process, and trying to test if the company/team respects its employees before accepting an offer. For completeness, what I mean by &...
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How soon do I need to tell my future employer that I won't be able to work for them?

A few months ago, I accepted a position at a company in another state. I've been preparing for the trip to that state for months now, but due to circumstances preventing me from finding an apartment ...
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how long should I wait to leave a company in good for after getting a bonus

The question sums it up. I’m torn, about leaving my company and I don’t know how to approach it. currently I’m working as an electrician I just sat for my license, and passed. I got a small raise and ...
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Company refuses to give written offer letter

I had one in-person interview yesterday at a small law firm. An hour after the interview, they called to tell me that I got the job. After I negotiated my salary, they told me that I should start ...
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Is it wise to leave in my current situation? [closed]

I am going back to university for a part time masters in computer science, with hopes of moving to the software field. My initial plan was to study in my own time while working and studying part-time, ...
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Software company asked me to resign because of lack of funds to pay salary - What reason should I tell in interview?

I have worked with this company for 10 years and I was performing well. Due to this virus the company stopped working on the on going projects and said they will work on only those projects through ...
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How should an employer respond to a candidate, when the candidate has rejected an offer?

How should an employer respond to a candidate, when the candidate has rejected an offer? What are the possible ways to respond? If company A does not respond at all, is it considered rude? The goal of ...
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What benefits to give to my first employee?

I am hiring my first employee (a developer) for my startup and I am planning out the benefits. So far I’ve figured out the health insurance aspect. As a self-funded entity, I can’t afford much (about $...
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Organisation refusing to train me

EDIT: To include comments, to make it more cohesive. I have been working in my job for four years. My job is a very technical one, and to be 'qualified' to do the job I am doing (according to HR at my ...
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Should I work as consultant when I doubt the working methods they use

I'm offered to work as a consultant in a small software company. My role will be software developer and building up the it/software dev knowledge in the company. Today they have some huge issues with ...
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Career impact of leaving PhD

I have an engineering MS, I'm considering continuing onto a PhD but I am not completely sure about my desire to enter into academics. I'm thinking about giving the PhD a strong shot/effort for a year ...
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How to trust a freelancer and stop him from stealing my idea?

I am a computer graduate but the idea on which I want to start my startup is mechanical based. I have found a potential candidate but he live in a different country. He is completely new to me but ...
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As a subcontractor, how to negotiate to get paid in a reasonable time?

I work as a subcontractor for a contractor. My contract is up for renewal. There is a term I would like to change. The term states that me getting paid is contingent on him getting paid. I don't think ...
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Not able to handle the current work life situation [closed]

Summary: I like programming jobs but want more free time. I had 3 jobs in 5 years due to that. Also I feel additional pressure on mental health due to lockdown. Since more than 5 years, I am working ...
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What are my rights regarding IP (in UK) when there was no written contract and business never paid fully for the code

Hope you will be able to help me here. I do not really know if this is the correct place to ask such questions. In 2014 I started to work for a certain company – the setup was that I was hired by my ...
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Fired because your skills are too far above your coworkers

I have been working for five months for a big French company building great things, a good product with trend methodologies. I've just learned from an internal coworker (technical expert) that I will ...
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After ten years of ad-hoc coding, what steps can I take to formally learn computer programming?

I have a slightly different issue I am running up against than it seems most people on this site usually address. Initially, right after graduating with a Master's in Economics (2010), I joined a ...
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Will I burn a bridge by leaving right after a raise?

Some context: I've worked at my current company for about 2 years now as a software developer. It is a medium to big company with a solid grasp on the market. Also, it is a really cool workplace ...
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Should I actually go to this “last interview”?

I've been "found" by a company that needs a web developer, I was not looking for a job and my CV was not available anywhere as far as I know. This company is a SUPER opportunity for my ...
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Colleague is negative and does not acknowledge me

I have the following situation. I am new to a team but not new to the project have worked in it for couple of years but I was away on different assignment again for 3 years. Now I am back in new team ...
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Training agreement query

I have got rentintion in place for two years, where I have to pay back £5,206, as I might got another job and I will leave in less then 12 months Second, is there any other way, to come off this, as ...
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Progress review

I have been assigned a project and the manager is going to arrange a progress review meeting on a weekly basis. The manager and I do not get along and I will find every chance not to be in the same ...
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Do I 'own' work done separately for current employer? [closed]

I am on the payroll of a small company as a full-time employee. In my spare time I developed a small computer program that will automate a regular task done by another junior employee. This will free ...
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If you are very effective in a leadership position, should you still pursue “being one of many”?

In a performance review I was told that I was doing excellent job when I was in a specific setting: in charge. In situation when I was in charge of coordinating other people or leading a project, I ...
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Should I be mentioning things on my cover letter already addressed in my CV?

I'm trying to draft up a cover letter template for the job search, but much of it is essentially repeating qualifications and internships I've already mentioned in my CV. Should I be mentioning these ...
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What does the employeer expect from a Data Scientist assessment test

I did my first interview and the next step is an assessment. I received a "big data set" and the task only says "We would like to know what clusters there are using the provided data ...
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how do you handle the question why did you leave your job after 8 months w/o another job?

I left because I was miserable and constantly being micromanaged. It started to affect me negatively and couldn't enjoy anytime off that I had. My husband told me to quit because we had money in the ...
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I think I observed racial harassment/threats. What do I do?

I'm very often one of the last people to leave the office in the evening. As I was leaving on Friday, I noticed that a sticky note had been attached to a co-worker's cubicle next to their name card ...
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How to bring raise during probation review

I was made redundant some time ago, and I had a hard time finding work. During that 3 month gap, I was offered a job at 8k p.a. less than my previous role, but something is better than nothing. The ...
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Advise Regarding Backend Development

I know this question is novice but I really want help here. I have been covering Databases and learning MySQL, MongoDB and learnt HTML, CSS and Javascript. Did some basic projects with NodeJS and ...
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Ethics of freelance work when expenses are already covered

I currently work a 9-5, salaried office job. I also, on evenings and weekends, do freelance work in another field unrelated to my primary job, which is dominated primarily by freelance practitioners ...
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Is discrimination against the unemployed going to return after this COVID thing? Why do employers do this and how do you counteract it? [closed]

I got laid off in February. It should have been fine but then the covid hit and I will soon be considered long term unemployed. During the last recession employers didnt want those people and it was a ...
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Etiquette of wearing a mask to an interview

For context, this is the UK where masks are encouraged in public and mandated on public transport. I have been invited to an in-person interview. Is there an established etiquette surrounding PPE yet, ...
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Is it appropriate for a job listing to require dates of college graduation?

I have been applying for a position for which I would be older than not only my peers but my managers as well (I turn 60 in a few months). I enjoy the work that I do and would prefer to stay employed ...
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Should I ask if I'm going to be terminated?

I'm a new hire, around 3 months into this new software company, sadly right after the COVID strikes, I have been a full remote worker since going to the office is not an option. So I have very minimal ...
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I've been receiving a lot of overly positive reviews recently. Should I be suspicious?

So I've been working full-time for the past year and a half approximately as a software engineer. And I was working part-time for them about a year and a half before that, including some full-time as ...
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How to still keep your job without taking additional responsibilities at work?

I am an UI developer at a large US firm and I was hired specifically to do the UI work. During my year-end review, my boss congratulated me for my work and told me he expects that I take additional ...
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Lack of Role and Responsibility Definition and Overlap With Other Groups

I work at a very large company. Recently we went through an Agile transformation however parts were left out in this transformation. In that, some groups came along begrudgingly. I have been meeting ...
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Is finishing my CS degree critical to being employable as a web developer if I already have good experience and an internship? [closed]

I have an ongoing internship on an agile web development team at a company in the top 50 on the Fortune 500 list and I've learned great skills and knowledge there such as React, Typescript, and Git. ...
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Manager constantly giving bad reviews no matter what I do

I work as a developer in a multinational company. I work there since last November. At first, I landed in a project in which we had almost no work until January/February. When I started getting tasks, ...
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How not to grow a career within software development industry and still manage to be employed?

I am wondering if it possible to survive in the software development industry without thinking whatsoever about your career or giving any thought about where do you want to be within five or ten years ...
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Posting warnings and thank-you letters in public

Sometimes, some of the employees over perform while others perform very badly. for those who work very hard, thank you letters and raises are motivations for them. As CTO, I have a case that one of my ...
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How to deal with employee who wants to use new frameworks in software for critical systems, but I don't

I think I initially agreed to use a new framework, but after risk analysis and audits on current software, I am hesitant to use a new framework (eg Angular) for critical systems. The current ...
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4answers
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How do I interact with a person who only sees me in a bad light?

There is this one coworker at work who is responsible for the end stage of a certain process. In other words if you have questions that documentation does not answer, you have to go to her to get the ...
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How to collaborate with HQ peers who want to be dominant?

I work in a US company with many international offices. The division I work with sells technology for a specific sector. We have a US team and other teams from other countries. Our US colleagues keep ...
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Why don't people, in general, take any initiative? [closed]

I run a software team and am just a few months into the job. One of the things I have noticed is that nobody wants to handle certain tasks and when they spot bugs or things in need of updates they ...
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Is it OK to leave very short-term employment off my resume?

For various reasons, I only worked for a company for a few weeks. Is it OK if I just don't put that on my resume, and pretend this employment never existed? There is really not much to talk about ...
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Saying I'm done for the day when leaving office

I just got a new job two weeks ago, the workplace is very formal. Before leaving for home, almost everyone asks the boss: "Can I leave?" or "Can I close?" which I find very awkward ...
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How to deal with underperforming Product Manager

I am a developer in a big tech company. It is been 1.5 year since our Product Manager (PM) joined my team. Since then, he's been performing bad, and since then, my manager and myself have been giving ...

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