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Should I talk to a colleague who seems to be suddenly annoyed with me?

I'm in a four person team that is comprised by me, my sister and 2 other guys. One of the two other team members seems to be pissed off about something and I am not sure if I need to address it or ...
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Job title and duties [duplicate]

My job is a central planner/analyst however my job has become a Transport Planning Manager. I control software upgrades, I train staff, I've wrote processes, I often work out of hours, have been ...
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Colleagues speaking another language and it impacts work

I am aware of the following questions, but feel like they don't apply completely here because of the meeting issue (point 2 below): Everyone at work except me speaks another language How to deal ...
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GDPR keeping CVs on file for how long

I sent a lot of cvs speculatively to employers in May 2018. I received the usual formulaic drivel ' we dont have anything suitable at the current time..... We will keep your cv under reference for ...
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I accepted a new job starting a few months from now. How do I keep my current job until then?

Some background, I'm an intern at a big company in the US. When I got my internship over a year ago, I did so with the understanding I'd get offered a job once I graduated. In the last few months, it'...
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What does DU stand for in term of a ladder level? [closed]

I was reading on some answers on quora discussing about an IT company, their reviews. They mentioned CFO, CTO, CEO, COO, DU Leads.I think I've never heard the DU before. What does it stand for and in ...
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How to deal with co-worker who is unwilling to communicate during meetings?

I have a co-worker who communicates very little during meetings. She is very talkative and outgoing in other situations outside the scheduled meetings. My supervisors keeps asking the two of us to ...
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How to improve problem solving skills while unemployed? [closed]

I graduated from the university where I learned mathematics, computer science, statistics and physics. It was really nice to solve problems and optimize things. How can I improve my problem solving ...
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Negotiating a mutual parting after 6 months

I started a new position 6 months ago with a manager who is very reasonable and easy to work with. Unfortunately, that's about all that has worked out. I think my boss and I are on the same page that ...
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Landed a software development job that operationally is a mess and has little potential career growth. What can I extract from this?

I am a recent graduate on my first full time software development job. The job promised mentoring and effective development, but has in the 6 weeks I have been here provided none of those things. ...
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How should a leader behave when they miss deadlines themselves?

As a leader in an organization, one has to set an example by being disciplined. But sometimes even leaders can commit a blunder, be it a consequence of workload or anything else. My friend (we are ...
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Can working on a mobile app with bad reviews affect my career?

I have a job opportunity to work for a large corporation on their mobile application, and that mobile app, which is used by thousands of people, has been very poorly received. It's a dilemma for me, ...
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How do I respond to interviewers about my lack of education and desire to go back to school?

I've seen similar questions, and would like to first note that although those questions provide some useful information, they don't provide further information on how to handle the inevitable ...
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ATS (application tracking system): no recent experience for the position [closed]

I have got a view onto the corporate ATS output and its conclusions, and it seems the system bases its conclusions on the most recent job. This means that all the candidates with no relevant ...
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Defense against HR bully

Today a HR representative (G) made a mistake; she left confidential material in the printer, and someone unknown put it on the desk of the person (P) whose name appears on top of the documents. P went ...
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How to distinguish which is the surname and which is the forename on a CV?

I have to interview several candidates which come from different cultures and backgrounds, some of these cultures have their names on the CV as: Forename Surname Others use: Surname Forename ...
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Can I open source a project that I developed for my organization at my workplace? [closed]

I have created a project for use in my other office projects and I am the only author of it. My project does not use any code from any of my organization's products or its licensed projects. My ...
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Is it a good idea to switch teams within your company if you're under stress? [closed]

I work for a company where internal transfers are normal. I've been on my team for 2 years and a few months ago I started to look for a new one only because I felt bored and wanted to see something ...
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Dealing with the frustration about overtime after starting a new job

I would like to hear from you what the best way to deal with the following situation is. For reasons I wouldn't like to go into I needed a new job quickly. I found one but the conditions weren't very ...
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“rival” organised management meeting to pressure me: how to defend myself while being diplomatic?

Background This company has two divisions, A and B. For a year, my peer in A worked on tech X for A and B and was trying to position himself as "cross-divisional lead of X". B hired me to build and ...
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Teambuilding: Breaking the five dysfunctions

Our team was asked to read The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and we are working on breaking those to improve our teamwork and encourage the associated functions. These are the five dysfunctions, ...
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My employer is postponing my FIRST paycheck due to a funding shortfall; what can I do?

I don't think I can even file for unemployment or can I? I'm continuing to work and attend meetings. It seems like a bad idea for me to be actively checking code into their source control system if I'...
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Is it a good idea to share your salary with your coworkers? [duplicate]

Is it a good idea to share your salary with your coworkers? The intent being to support each other with salary negotiation? Or will it always backfire. Please cite real-world examples.
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Want to update my portfolio but worried employer might think im trying to leave

For some context, I work as a graphic designer and have been wanting to update my portfolio for a while now with some more professional and real work from my employer, whom I work full time for as an ...
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Asked to relocate immediately after hiring

I was just hired at a company - my first day was Oct. 14th. I spent one week in training, then one week actually in the office. On Oct. 30th I was told my location was being closed. There would be a ...
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Is it better to warn your boss about a mud puddle or be the one providing the towel and fresh clothes when he falls in?

I am one year into my first job out of university and am currently up for a promotion to the second level of our technical track. I was reviewing the original specifications of a piece of software ...
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IR35 changes in the private sector in UK and possible future scenarios [closed]

Because of the coming IR35 changes, both me and one friend (working for a different company) have been offered to become employees and our managers, in both cases, told us the company will probably ...
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My salaried employee requests an unpaid day off [closed]

My salaried employee requests an unpaid day off. I am happy to grant it, and to reduce the weekly salary by the one day. Is that appropriate?
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Can I land a job in both software and hardware? [closed]

I am studying computer engineering and I really like computer architecture and digital design, whereas at the same time I also enjoy algorithms and programming so much (I know software engineering is ...
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Thanking a university student for a well-written homework [closed]

Is it professional to thank a university student for a very well-written homework when correcting the homework? I am thinking of something like writing "very nice" beside of the total mark on the ...
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Getting time off for job interview

I've just read the following answer: - How should I ask for time off to attend an interview? But have posted a new question anyway as I believe my situation is a little different. So I found out I ...
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How should I push back against ridiculous work time expectations?

I have been working for my company for awhile now and up until recently I was pretty autonomous. During that time I was producing great results that the majority of people were impressed and pleased ...
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I'm offered a range of dates for a job interview; which one should I take?

Three times recently I've been contacted for an initial phone interview, and asked to pick a time. Usually it's something like "which of these five specific times over the next few days is best?" or ...
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Is it normal to have periods of time with nothing to do at work? [duplicate]

To start off with some background, I recently graduated with a Master's degree and am currently a salaried employee at a fairly large (5,000-10,000 employees) company in the United States. I am a ...
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Should I use my free time after graduation to learn things that will be used in my first job?

A little bit of context: I am a B.E. student in my final year. My last semester examinations have just ended and I have a whole month to myself. I already have a job (courtesy campus placements) and ...
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How to handle a hostile and vengeful junior coworker(leased external employee) in my new job? [closed]

Background I am in the 3rd week of a new job as Senior Java developer. There is a scrum team consisting of leased external developers, some junior to me, some senior. Situation with junior colleague ...
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Should I raise the topic of travel allowance?

I work from home one day in the week and commute to the office the remaining four days. This commute takes up a total of ~2.5 hours a day (I do not mind the commute). I live in the Netherlands with my ...
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How to list sequence of promotions within a company?

Suppose I was hired as a Junior Manager from 2010 to 2012, then was promoted to Senior Manager from 2012 to 2014. On a resume/CV is it appropriate to list my title as Senior Manager (2010-2014)? ...
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How to approach manager regarding recent negative change in attitude towards me?

I've been working at this place for 6 months and ever since my interview my boss has been very impressed by me and trusted me with everything that he even asked me for advice. But suddenly since last ...
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Promotions usually come with raises, right? [closed]

I would like to get some perspective from those who have more experience than I do in the workplace. First, I'll give some background on the company I work for: The company, Company B, is a ...
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Management micromanaging sprints

I work at a smallish company as a software lead. So far I have lead one team for the full duration of the project, and have been managing my current team for about 6 months. While the previous ...
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How do I stop my colleague trying to convince me that I'm trans?

I'm a female software engineer at a medium sized startup in the USA and I've always been a bit masculine[1]. It's never really bothered me. I recently started working on a new project with another ...
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One of my best engineers feels that he is slower than the rest of team, how can I determine the real problem (so I can solve it)?

I have a distributed scrum team and the developer in question is one of my best (produces quality code, knows his tech stack, can communicate well, etc). However, he keeps feeling like he doesn't ...
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Second day, no training, alone in office [closed]

I got a job in a office without even a title for the position that I’m responsible for. I distribute, and organize work orders to contractors. This is my second day and I have a barely idea of what to ...
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Is it acceptable to give manager feedback about something that didn't happen to me, specifically?

I have a coworker, let's call them Morgan. Morgan is a minority, the same as me, we are not friends but I can't help but feel some camaraderie towards them since we are in the same situation. Recently ...
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How to deal with technology choice heavily but silently challenged [closed]

My team is responsible to provide a platform for our internal users. We already cover 80% of them and are planning to expand to the rest. We've chosen a technology X a few years ago but an ...
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Side project turning into job in free time

I am a student and have worked in a 3-person team on a project for some time now. In this team, I have all IT roles (but mostly programming), and am currently having a conflict with a person who has ...
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Can we ask a fact-sheet from an organization we're about to join regarding it's earnings / revenue etc. , something equivalent to a resume?

Most companies insist on a resume during an interview. This resume showcases our skills and achievements. However, shouldn't there be an equivalent document from the company we're planning to join? ...
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What to put in the body of an apology email?

I'm a student writing a letter of apology to a dean at my school. I've written up the apology letter, now all I have left is to send it. But I'm a bit unsure of what to put in the body of the email ...
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Changing jobs: a good way to find a career? [closed]

I recently graduated in computer science and im looking for a job/specialization in data science. Currently i work as junior software developer in a software engeneering company (the job is good, but ...

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