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Is it okay to ask my manager/team lead of my IT firm that I can’t work under constant monitoring?

I have been working on a startup company in India for a year now. There are some people in my company who like to keep a constant watch on my work. Like asking me the status report every hour, or ...
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Big 4 BGC Dilemma

I have progressed through the interview stages through to pre-employment background check for a big 4 bank. Below is a snapshot of my background 2012-2014: Largely did unpaid jobs but held couple of ...
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How can I evaluate a potential career change?

Note: I know there are many questions about quitting a new job for a better offer, but most of them seem to talk about better pay in a competing company. I am simply looking for guidance, so if this ...
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My Supervisor told a customer he was going to fire me

I love my job but not my boss. He does not like me because I run circles around him in sales. In other words, my feeling is he's resentful because, month after month, I basically make him look bad. My ...
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How to tell if my company is a non profit organization?

I have recently started working in a publishing company. This is my first job so I did not know what to expect. Neither do I have a clear idea of what I am looking for, although I somewhat know what I ...
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Rude Tests during hiring processes

There are three stories I've recalled that I'm considering if I should update my views about. They involve people being insulted or mistreated in hiring processes, which may have happened as a result ...
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Joel Test equivalent for a high-performing digital marketing teams?

The Joel Test is a great, simple way to measure the quality of a software development team. It's just 12 questions: Do you use source control? Can you make a build in one step? Do you make daily ...
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Why should people in high turnover fields like software engineering put in discretionary effort?

A colleague of mine made the argument to me that I should not try that hard in my current job as I am a software engineer and if I cut corners, the problems fall on my replacement when I inevitably ...
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How to document work experience in a country without testimonials?

Some Background: I would like to help a cousin of mine. Originally she was living in Switzerland, then she moved to Scotland and was living and working there for about 10 years. Now she is returning ...
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Employee effectively not working during notice period

Location: Germany We have an employee that was laid off because his performance was unsatisfactory. His notice period is 3 months. We were hoping, he would at least do some trivial, but time-consuming ...
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Simple rules for a successful partly remote policy with about 50% office time

We want to create a partly remote policy - meaning that we expect at about 50% of the working time to be spent in the office and the other 50% can be done remotely. But so far, our efforts to create ...
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How To Deal With (Possible) Accounting Error

Background The place I work at has an overtime policy so that anyone who works outside of their assigned hours, gets paid more for each additional hour. This company has alot of bad managers and a ...
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How to deal with unrealistic interview task time estimates

I've recently applied for 5-6 jobs and all have asked me to complete a tech test, but 4 have provided quite considerable tasks, and every one of those stated 'they should take you about 2 hours'. I ...
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Choosing between two companies: startup where I am an intern vs more stable company where I do not know my prospective colleagues [closed]

I am faced with a hard decision and I could really use the advice of a third independent party. I have received a job offer from two companies and I have to give an answer before 2021 August 2 (Monday)...
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Looking for a job in approx 12 months… put the feelers out now?

I started a new job around 5 months ago. The job is going quite well and I'm enjoying it for the most part, but two issues are: The location means a time consuming and expensive commute (moving ...
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Are Referral bonus expected to be handed over or split with with the referree?

Summary: I referred an ex-colleague and received referral bonus. Colleague went through interviewing and negotiation process for a different job posting, after my initial referral, which I did not ...
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What are the major interview differences between hiring a manager versus hiring an employee?

I'm looking to become a manager, and there are a few rounds of interviews with various executives in our company. This will be my first managerial position, but I'm confident in my skills and ...
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I cannot get promoted in a very large organization no matter what I try, what am I doing wrong? [closed]

I have worked for the last 10 years in a very large organisation as a software developer. I work on a complete bespoke payment solution that processes about 1 million dollars in new payments each day. ...
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Suggestions regarding switching Career from Low Code Developer profile to Application Developer

I have overall 7 years of experience in IT. Initially as a Fresher I was trained in Java , J2EE skills but when I got into actual project it was all C# and XSLT based programming... Since I wanted to ...
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Ex employer has not collected laptop or phone

It's been 2 months since I resigned from my previous employer. Before I left, my manager told me that I would receive a box to return my company laptop and phone. Over the past 2 months, I've sent 5 ...
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Reply to an email to the person whose name is in parentheses

I got an email for a interviewing and the first person CC'ed someone like this; "I have copied in FirstName LastName (NameHere) who is the Hiring Manager" My question is how can respond my ...
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Is it unusual for an employee to be denied knowledge of where the company's funding comes from?

An engineer begins work at a 3rd-year startup. He inquires about how it is funded. His boss tells him, "You will never know that. Why do you want to know that? The funding is legitimate. That's ...
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Feeling not good enough to find a new job

I am looking for new jobs but feel not good enough to take a job in another company. Simply because I am hanging between roles and therefore do not really know who I am, in professional terms. I did ...
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how a work certificate should be?

I was working as a Website administrator for about 6 years. Like, regular updates of the content, structural changes and improvements to the website etc. As I had to leave, I asked my former employer ...
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How can I manage up with a supervisor that doesn't respect time?

I'm currently freelancing on a project, and my supervisor has time management issues. He doesn't respect other people's time - or at least doesn't respect the time I reserved with him. Examples ...
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My new job requires domain-specific language that I don't know and can't find, and no one believes that I don't know. What to do? [duplicate]

I'm a software engineer and just started a new position a few weeks ago in a specialized industry. I write iOS apps and do a little bit of webdev. People have been inviting me to meetings to discuss ...
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Asking a new employer for hours off in first week

I have an appointment which I can't schedule outside of working hours. It is my first week in the job and I wanted to ask my new employer if on a particular day during my first week, whether I can ...
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FBI Expanded Background Check

Asking a question of people who are more versed than me in FBI background checks. I've just received a job offer in finance—perfect job for me!—and am now being asked to complete a pro forma FBI ...
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Who to ask about the benefits mentioned in job description and offer letter

When starting a new job, who is the correct person to ask about the benefits mentioned in the job description and offer letter, the direct manager of the new employee, the internal recruiter who ...
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Refusing to give a raise to an employee, while keeping her motivated

An employee of mine is asking for a raise. Like many employees, she thinks she is doing very well and should get a raise. Her current compensation package is well in the market benchmark, and also ...
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Senior coworker asked me to join his company. I only have 1 year of experience, what should I do? [closed]

Background I'm a web developer, currently I only have 1 year of experience and I'm working in a local company as a developer. I have a coworker who is in a different department (not a developer) and ...
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Is it reasonable to ask new employer for a contribution towards increased daily commute costs?

I'm interviewing for a job which would be a significant pay increase, however it would also involve travel by train which is expensive. The pay increase would be approx. £1,300/month but I'm intending ...
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Parting gift for departing manager for which I didn't contribute hasn't arrived, and I'm the one supposed to give it to him

I've been working in a multinational company for a few months now and I've noticed that, at least in the European branch, every time something "big" comes up (like a wedding or someone ...
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From researcher to software engineer [closed]

I work in a machine learning team in a software company and I have a phd in materials science from a good university. For the last few months I lead a product development project, which is now on ...
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Should I ask my boss for permission to freelance? [closed]

I'm a software engineer and I want to start freelancing in my free time. I'm from Europe and in my work contract it says that I am prohibited from doing type of work that my employer does (my employer ...
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How can you determine if the job position you are placed in now is really for you?

I am working as a data analyst in a healthcare company.So far, it has been a little over a month since I have been working at this company. However, there are some parts of the position that are ...
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Don't know if HR has taken my complaint seriously [closed]

I sent the company an email about harassment regarding another employee at the company. I wanted to do it as anonymously as possible so I just used a throwaway email account and emailed the email they ...
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Recruiter asking for personal sensitive information to setup interview

I'm an experienced professional and am I'm actively searching for jobs at present in India. I'm seeing a disturbing trend off which I'm unsure how to handle. Consultant firms that are not directly ...
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I “snitched” on a coworker who always leaves hours early

Where I work there's a strong culture of "not snitching". Several coworkers leave 1-3 hours early. There is one in particular ("Bill") who literally does it each time. He often ...
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Job title question [closed]

I am currently working in a project management role, where I have been promoted, and I have the option to change my title to lead project manager or Senior project manager, my goal is to work at upper ...
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How to unlearn bad habits imbibed from ex boss

My boss in my previous project, was not a good manager, in my opinion. She had very controlling nature. She would treat me like a school child and put her nose in each and every matter and work. She ...
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Is it reasonable to decline to interview a candidate that is not dressed for an interview? [closed]

I have been interviewing for various professional positions at my company and 80% of the applicants come in dressed in casual clothes like shorts, t-shirts and ball caps. Can I decline to interview a ...
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Coworker ignores my code review suggestions

I work as a developer in a small team containing 5 developers and a team lead. I have been on a project since its beginning so I understand the code better than others. It happens sometimes that, I ...
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led coworker on what to do [closed]

I had a lapse of judgement and for a day may have done somethings that insinuated that I had some interest for my married coworker. When I went home I instantly regret it but now I work right next to ...
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CS - Switch jobs, maintain $$

I currently work as a senior engineer building workflows at a FAANG (Backend Python mostly, but I do know my way around Angular). I'm planning on switching jobs either to a Software Development ...
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Unhappy with current role and nearing end of probation

I’m a senior software engineer and currently nearing the end of my six month probation. I believe I’ve performed well so far and have no reason to think my employment won’t be made permanent. However ...
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What is the share ratio of most tech founders in the first few years? [closed]

I have been working on a big web app/mobile app for students in my country. It's a project that should take me 6-8 month as a solo developer (full stack Next.js) Right now, I'm focused 100% on ...
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How to represent recurring fixed-term contracts

For the last 3 years, I have taught in an engineering school, usually between September and March. It is legally sealed with a fixed-term contract (as a regular employee contract, not as freelancer). ...
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Employee will not come into the office and managers will not enforce it [closed]

So the company's CEO sent out a mandate for employees to return to the offices this week. However, there were several employees in my building that have not come back when I do my rounds checking that ...
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Accepted a job offer but is it too late to consider a counter-offer?

I have been struggling with a decision between two new job offers that I received on the same day. Option A is a comms agency working for a client that I wanted to work in the future. (Star client ...

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