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Secular Holidays Conundrum

My coworkers are doing Halloween and Christmas at work, I'm a Messianic Jew, how do I avoid ruining my relationship with them?
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My co-worker withholds information about his systems and blames me for “bugs” which aren't my fault

I've been working at a company for some years in a lead position where I have responsibility for a large array of systems. I work with another co-worker at the same level, on independent systems, ...
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How to deal with complaints about you - if you warned against the risk?

I'm a consultant (employed by an external company to work for different companies). I'm on a client project, whose scope has grown to more than 200% of the initially planned scope shortly after ...
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How to handle co-worker's loud voices? [duplicate]

A recently hired co-worker has the habit of almost constantly discussing everything no matter how important or trivial the subject is and that is no problem for me but his rather loud voice is my ...
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Is there a reliable way to climb up the ladder?

I'm in a developer role, and applying for developer positions since around 3-4 years. I'm in a moment in my career where I'd be willing to lean toward a managerial position as I feel fit for the role, ...
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Employer doesn't 'usually' hire women

I started applying for jobs recently after working as freelancer for a couple of years and one of the interviews I went to I was told that the company doesn't 'usually' hire women, because we have '...
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How do I get work done in an open office environment? [duplicate]

I work in an office with an open floor plan and I am distracted by noise around me. I am much less productive and less comfortable when people talk around me. I'll outline the problem and then what ...
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Should I use the Disability Confident Scheme to get an interview?

I am applying for an assistant professor position at a university in the UK. This is a very competitive position and my chances of getting it are quite small. I can however be guarantied an interview (...
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Left a meeting without apparent reason. What to do?

What happened: I work in a big company. I left my daily standup meeting and returned to my desk before the meeting ended, without no apparent reason and with all the people wondering why. Why: I come ...
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Is it unprofessional to speculate at work?

Through out my career, I've stuck to the golden rule of not saying anything about person X if I can not say the said thing in front of person X. However, I notice that, at my current work-place ...
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Create ownership when working in a remote office [closed]

Need your perspective, also this is going to be a long read. If you wish to skip, you can go directly to end where I have written questions. I am currently an Engineering manager in an e-commerce ...
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Employer hired the wrong skills, what can I do?

I have just been hired by a start-up as a back-end engineer, along with 1 other front-end dev. They want us to developer a complex mobile application within a short deadline. The front-end is a ...
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Insomnia, first shift. Should I quit without two weeks?

So a little backstory to this (little personal but I'll spare most of the details). I just graduated high school and I work at McDonalds (This is my first job). At home, it's just me, my dad, and my ...
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When should I tell my employer that I don't plan on staying after my internship?

I am a PhD student in the UK due to start a three-month internship in a startup within the next two weeks. When I was made an offer (a couple of months ago), the company pushed very hard to offer me a ...
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12answers
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How can I manage my team to maintain a reasonable productivity when my employer doesn't treat employees well?

My employer doesn't treat employees too well, for example we often work overtime without pay (for details you may check my other question How can I argue against the idea of working overtime to fix ...
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How to ask a multinational company if a job offer is not a scam?

I was following a job lead in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Finally they offered me a huge package. After receiving the offer letter, I informed my family. Someone in my family start putting doubts ...
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Can I ask for salary break down while replying to letter of intent and other things?

I have received a mail from the company for whose interview I appeared a while ago. However, during interview I forgot to ask them questions such as breakdown (I know forgot the important thing). Day ...
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Reported a VP for harassment. He resigned during the investigation. What can I do

The VP asked me very inappropriate questions during office hours while no one was around and I said 'no' multiple times. Did more investigation on my own to see if anyone else was effected by him and ...
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Heaviliy criticized by the senior developer - how to get out of it [closed]

I am a junior developer, I work in my company from about 1 year and 3 months and I was heavily criticised by my current senior developer, to the point that I start thinking that maybe there is ...
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How to ask employee with obscene sounding name to adopt “professional alias” [duplicate]

Is it possible for an individual, in the US, to get a "second name" or professional alias? In short, we have a sales engineer who immigrated to the US (on a 5 year visa while we work with him to help ...
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Employer masquerading as recruiter to decide which employees to lay off

I work in the Canada office (Ontario) of a large US tech firm. The firm has had a few lackluster quarters, and appears to be preparing for a few rounds of layoffs. My company, AwefulCorp Inc. (made ...
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How to decide between two difficult career choices? [closed]

I'm a software engineer currently living in a foreign country. Recently I got two job offers one from OrgA, in my country and another one from OrgB, Europe. While initially, I was sure that I want to ...
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Dealing with recruiters who clearly didn't look at my resume

So today I opened my email and found another email from a recruiter who clearly did not look at my resume or any details about me. Here is the email (with PII removed): Hi, My name is [...
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What options are there for getting help with job hunting? Especially abroad

2 months ago I decided that I didn't like the life I have in the town I moved to a year ago for my current job. So, I dusted off my CV and submitted it to every site I could think of, expecting to get ...
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3answers
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How can I ask for help with my handicap not being able to write?

I'm a software engineering student that will be starting an internship soon. But I got a big disability that can't be seen. I can read text perfectly but I can't write on paper (which is usually not a ...
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Stock options' exercise price not specified

I was offered stock options at the start-up I work for, but the agreement does not specify the exercise price: "The exercise price of the Options shall be equal to the fair market value of the ...
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1answer
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Change to job hours after accepting job offer [closed]

I have been working 40 hours per week, but I would like to change it to 35 hours. Do I need to get a new job offer letter? Same position and employer. Nothing changed but hours. Boss and I already ...
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3answers
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I'm struggling. Burnout over years and multiple companies - now come to a head at current company & not their fault - how to finally get ahead of it?

(I'm a contributor here already but created a throwaway account because I don't want it to be associated.) Background: I've worked here for about 18 months as a 'subject matter expert' in Technology ...
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Can I take any recourse after being told to take down ' Xinjiang “Reeducation” Camps ' as my location?

Background Today at work, I got a talking to from my superior about something on my Skype being too political. Below is what caused the issue: My location was set to Xinjiang "Reeducation" Camp as ...
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4answers
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Lied on my resume about some dates and don't know how to fix it [closed]

I have been working at a new job for a couple days now but I got an email about a blip in my screening. they are asking for proof I worked a certain time at my old job. I wrote on my resume that I ...
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2answers
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Difference in job title, Background check

I currently work at a tech company in the engineering department on the database operations team. I do strictly development work in my job, and everyone on my team refers to themselves as software ...
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Travel reimbursement for interview (to/from airport and HOME)

This general question has been answered on a number of threads (Scope of reimbursable expenses for interview). However, I have a specific question for this topic and didn't know whether to add it to ...
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Should I ask the previous person in the position I'm offered for advice?

I have recently been given 2 offers for jobs that interest me. I accepted one already, but just today I got another offer! I know rescinding an offer is frowned upon and I'm not outright going to. ...
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13answers
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How can I argue against the idea of working overtime to fix bugs (constantly)?

My boss likes our engineers to work overtime to fix bugs. One of his favorite arguments is that being a responsible engineer, when you know it is exactly your codes that cause the bugs how can you ...
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Posted negative review of an employer on social media, manager replied saying I have sexual harassment accusations

I work for a company that does marketing. They send me around to different stores to give out samples of products. This particular company has been unfair and dishonest in the past. I have reduced my ...
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Employer has lost my contract where do I stand?

I requested a copy of my contract but my HR department have said they have lost it / do not have a copy. I have lost my copy. By law should they have one on file? Where do I stand with requesting a ...
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Problem working with project partner I picked [closed]

Soon I'm going to turn 16 and in school, I have to start work on a major project which will be very valuable for my end-year certificate. A few weeks back I engaged with a friendly student who just ...
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10answers
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(Would be) teammate called me privately to tell me he does not wish to work with me

I've never faced anything of this sort before. I interviewed at this firm for a position, for which I was rejected, but after the interview the manager requested if he could hold on to my resume for ...
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How much to charge for freelance python code [closed]

I have a question about the going rate for freelance Python programming. Here's the situation: I work full-time in marketing but I have been a freelance web developer since 2005. My marketing company ...
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3answers
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How to ask for re-evaluation of salary and conditions when you are paid much less than the job market standard? [duplicate]

I'm a software developer working remotely for a company in a very developed country. I started working for them for a very minimal amount of money, because I just wanted to get started and hoped that ...
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2answers
523 views

How to encourage people to give detail requirements?

Background: I am software engineer in big business company, currently filling a management role. Current Solution: Communication and socializing among the people in the company to let them know the ...
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3answers
999 views

Is running allowed? [closed]

I just got scolded by my instructor for running. I was chasing after someone who asked me a question, and I found the answer after the person left the room. And on the way back I naruto-ran outdoors ...
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Joining a startup company at seed funding stage [closed]

A startup company wants me on board as a core software engineer, at a very early stage (Seed funding stage) – there are currently 8 people in the company (Three co-founders included). They offer me ...
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How to I highlight that I am deputed at client location since I joining my company?

I am deputed at client location from very first day I joined my current Employer. Now it's time for my yearly appraisal. So how do I show it as a positive point and highlight it as positive point to ...
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5answers
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How to respond to a passive aggressive implication of gender bias

I work as a research assistant for a woman who has a Ph.D., when we first met for my interview she introduced herself as (First Name) and since then I have always referred to her as (First Name) in ...
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Why would the employer ask you to suggest a raise?

Apparently here in France there is an obligation to have the salary reviewed annually. So, in the first annual meeting, my line manager asked me to suggest what raise I would like... How is one even ...
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5answers
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How should I respond as a developer if manual testing is assigned to me?

I'm software engineer at a private service based company. Even as a developer, we generally get repetitive development tasks. Now today my manager asked me to help with manual testing to meet the ...
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Clash of contracts: Employer does not allow me to resign

I am an employee at company A for more than a year now. Company A has a majorly profitable client (Company B) and I have been sent to handle the projects at B. The relation between A and B is ...
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2answers
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How often should I apply to the same company?

Say there's a particular company for which one would really like to work. How often is it acceptable to apply again for a job, provided you are increasing experience in skills between applications?
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New guy promoted in less than 4 months (How normal is this?)

I don't use this site too much but majority of searches online haven't really clarified so I thought I'd make a post about this just to get a few possible answers. I work in the operations department ...

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