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How to deal with severe mental fatigue without taking time off?

I work as a remote software developer. I work on a casual basis from home, and I'm free to work as much or as little for my boss as I like, while billing my boss on a weekly basis for the worked time ...
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My manager wants me to leave earlier than my two-weeks…?

My mind was made up and accepted a job offer. I called my manager to give him my two-week notice and he obviously wasn't thrilled of the prospect of another person leaving. (We've had very high ...
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Coworker thinks code review cost too much time

Almost a year ago I switched to my current job. I have 2 prior years of programming experience but this is my first time working on an entirely new product. I am part of a small team of (5 or less) ...
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What should I tell a customer when my co-worker fails to show up to a meeting?

I'll typically have meetings with customers in which they set it up and invite me and other co-workers. Sometimes I will show up to this meeting and my co-worker(s) won't because they forgot, became ...
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Raised concerns about a security vulnerability to various managers, for more than a year, with no results. Should I mention it to external auditors?

Our team - I work in financial and operational reporting as one of a team of 3 -- I'm not an accountant or in the finance function as such, it's more like Management Information (or Business ...
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2answers
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Shall I ask HR about my test schedule?

Currently I'm an Intern at a company, and last week, HR asked if I was interested in taking the test to become a full time employee and I said I was interested. HR said that the test would be held at ...
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If I sign a future-dated appointment letter at a company, can I still apply for other companies & decline to join this company later? [India, IT]

I interviewed at a startup & cleared all rounds. Then the HR called me & said that they are willing to match my expected compensation & asked me to visit their office to sign the ...
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11answers
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How do I respectfully address new company initiative I disagree with?

I have been working at my company for about two years now. We are very diverse in all departments and have been very welcoming to all - several of my coworkers who are female / minority / etc. have ...
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Re-applying for the same company after rejection. Email the prev. recruiter or apply in the website?

Scenario: You apply for a job, do seemingly well in the hiring process, go all the way to the end, but the stars don't align and another candidate gets the spot. A few weeks later another position ...
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2answers
159 views

How do I stopped being stepped on during group discussions

I'm part of a leadership group of 6 at work where we have to make decisions about the structure of the company (i.e. divisions, etc.) among other things. However, there are few, let's say very ...
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Communicating my unease about moving under a new manager

I work for a large software company and there is a planned reorganization to consolidate all the designers under a central organization. While normally I would have no issues with this, I've found out ...
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1answer
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Reviewing old code database, how to start interacting with the dev team?

TL, DR: There was this software product being developed in my company, I needed to review a lot of the codebase. How do I talk to the development team? The not-so-short version: Due to several ...
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1answer
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I am not getting good vibes from the interviewer for an internship

I just had an interview for an internship the other day and I felt that the interviewer was a little rude and did not appreciate the skills that I possessed. During the interview, he asked me to ...
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884 views

Problem with coworker frequently cutting me off

I am having a problem with one of my coworkers that seems to be getting worse. We are both Senior Engineers of equal position on the same team, working for a large multinational Engineering company. ...
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4answers
709 views

Ethical to interview after accepting verbal offer?

Company A offered me a deadline to accept a verbal offer (email). It was pretty detailed regarding salary, benefits etc. I have accepted said offer using email. Now Company B wants to have a final-...
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What are classic research papers for HRs? [on hold]

I am looking for research paper related to human resources. In different field it is very common to read whitepapers, but in HR it seems like most people read books. What are actual research papers ...
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7answers
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In an interview, is it self-defeating to say you use StackOverflow to find errors in code?

Let's suppose that at a job interview they ask me "what you do if your code does not work?". I tell them that I read the docs to look for the error, I isolate the piece of code that doesn't work and ...
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2answers
209 views

How to keep team morale and efficiency when dealing with poor communication in a mentorship-like relation

I am working in a academia-related field and the type of relationships tend to be pretty much as kind of mentor-students. I have mentored many persons in the past with very nice experiences and ...
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1answer
191 views

How to keep good relationships with two groups, when one wants to force its ambitions on the other? [on hold]

I am currently helping two organisations. One is medium size, growing fast, and established. The other is brand new, smaller, has multiple groups, and will grow to multiples of the first one after a ...
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2answers
920 views

I have received an NDA without mention of salary, is it normal in NDAs? Should I ask that they mention the salary in my NDA? [on hold]

I have received an NDA from a company and inside of the NDA there is nowhere that salary is mentioned. I will work as a part-time employee in the company. Is it regular not mentioning the paid per ...
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3answers
603 views

Are workplace reorganizations that result in a change in job duties without employee consent a violation of the original job contract?

There was a reorg at my company and my job duties changed. Pre-reorg I was doing data analysis (I'm a statistician), post-reorg I was assigned non-data analysis duties (more like a business analyst). ...
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3answers
1k views

Is it appropriate to ask for a raise in Sweden?

I joined the mid-sized IT (500-1000 employees) company located in Stockholm, Sweden over a year ago. When the yearly salary reviews happened earlier this year I was missed (because supposedly there is ...
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5answers
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Responding to social invitations with autism

So I have been told that there will be a Christmas Party happening at my work. I have autism I really do not like this sort of thing. This is my first ever job and I am really enjoying it. I have ...
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3answers
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Relationship with former colleagues

Recently I have been receiving private messages from two former colleagues whom I worked closely with while was working as an intern at my previous workplace. The first guy was my supervisor, he ...
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6answers
15k views

A major investor asked me (the software lead) whether the board should fire my boss (the Co-Founder and CTO). What should I do?

I am the software lead of a startup which while not struggling, is repeatedly missing goals and commitments to clients. Much of this can be attributed to our CTO. Some background on her. She is one ...
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4answers
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Is the company wrong for punishing me from my Bradford score?

This year I quite severely injured myself and had to have an operation leaving me out of work for 3 weeks. The company have included this in my before score which makes it much worse. Other than that ...
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0answers
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should I write a reference for relative that has problems which could inhibit his job performance [on hold]

Was I was correct in not wanting to write this reference? My sister asked me to write a reference for her husband. When I got the questionnaire, it included if he has an issue with alcohol. In my ...
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9answers
13k views

How to discuss unrelated religious service on resume

Background: I was fortunate enough to obtain an internship in software development when I was 16, and I've been working in a software development related role ever since (through summer jobs/...
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Interviewer Never Called?

I saw a question similar to this one: Basically I received and confirmed via Email a phone interview for 1:30pm EST/ 10:30am PST (different time zones). The interviewer then emailed me and asked to ...
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Open office space - complaints for noise - how to respond

I work in a big corporate office and a slightly more senior colleague of mine under a different reporting line, with maybe ~25 years in the industry, Alice, has twice complained to me about how loud I ...
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3answers
676 views

Is it bad style to ask for why a previous candidate was not hired?

This is similar to another question but with a bit of a twist, so I think it warrants existing alongside the other question. I am in the process of changing jobs, so I have been applying to quite a ...
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Owner is determining raises based on customer work

Each year the company owner determines raises to go out to each employee. This year I accidentally read a memo addressed to HR that a lot of weight will be given to how "billable" an employee is. ...
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7answers
10k views

How to negotiate an offer if I'm not actually going to accept it [on hold]

I'm a rather successful senior software engineer with a decent LinkedIn page, and thus I often receive messages from recruiters from other companies. I like my current company and job, so I'm not ...
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2answers
705 views

Need help convincing my manager that SQL should be supported [closed]

I work as a reporting analyst for our Support Services department for a medium sized bank in which the data is stored on a hosted sql server database and we primarily use Report Builder. The mindset ...
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If you know the market salary for your position is X, what is the salary one should “ask” for when asked during an interview? [duplicate]

I've often be told I'm short selling myself. So now in a new interview I'm wondering, if I notice that market salary, for someone with my skillset, is x (say 3000), what should I ask for? I have a ...
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How to deal with recruiters who won't set specific times and who want to just call whenever they want

I am currently interviewing and usually the first contact with a company is with an internal recruiter. I have found most recruiters don't want to set up a time for a phone screen. They give only ...
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3answers
1k views

Being lied to and used [on hold]

So I started at my job two and a half years ago. Before I started working at a company in Tualatin Oregon, I was told the company had suffered through a hardship, and was in a salary freeze and would ...
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5answers
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How to handle “afterthoughts”?

I am not sure how I can phrase it better, but I feel I have an "afterthought" or "on the hindsight" approach of thinking. I am, for most of the time, unable to think of appropriate things to say in ...
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LinkedIn for jobs [duplicate]

I am 49 and a contractor and am about to start looking for a mid level management role as I sense my current role will not develop further. Is it worth prioritising LinkedIn as the prime channel to ...
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4answers
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Technical disagreements with my boss [on hold]

I have a disagreement with my boss to do with asserting floating point values in unit tests. It seems to me that he does not have a real understanding of the problem. His position: Tests should ...
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2answers
265 views

Contract Amendment with Promotion Offer

I have been offered a promotion within my company but the offer letter includes some changes to my existing employment contract. The main one which concerns me is a Mobility clause that allows them ...
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3answers
3k views

Is it legal for my employer (UK) to ask personal questions? [on hold]

My employer in the United Kingdom has been requested by a third party (whom we, the company, work for) that all employees complete a security related interview involving personal questions such as if ...
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2answers
1k views

Does my work place have the right to make deductions from my wages?

I work at a pub which is owned by a chain in the UK, and I have a signed contract with them. My manager has now told staff that if we make any mistakes made on the till, we will have to pay it back ...
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3answers
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Interviews scheduled at the same time from a very competitive company and a small company

Two weeks ago, a small company set up an interview and scheduled it for a certain time tomorrow. Late last week, a very competitive company asked whether I'd be interested in interviewing, and I let ...
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5answers
1k views

Former supervisor rejects my idea, competitors implement it and thrive and I got fired for not being experienced enough to deliver new ideas

I was in a job where they expected me to come up with innovative ideas. I had one excellent idea where I insisted on working on it and got rejected like 3 times from my former supervisor. The third ...
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How can we train ourselves to know differences between things and different situations if our consciousness is partly damaged? [on hold]

I'm a senior programmer and have more tasks then only programming in the company i work. Recently I'm diagnosed with PTSD and since, also before I was diagnosed my consciousness is not the same as ...
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2answers
4k views

Handling awkward attentions from a superior

My girlfriend is a doctor and she's just started her residency training in Italy. There are 2 other male doctors who started with her as 1st year residents. Usually their working day is 10-12 hours ...
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1answer
626 views

How much should I ask my company to donate for my work? [on hold]

I work for a for-profit company that helps nonprofits get donations. I am building a new awesome tool, which if successful will enable nonprofits to receive much more donations (and by extension, the ...
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0answers
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Need help for a Resell application [on hold]

I don't know this is the right place to share my things as I need some help so I have posted here. I have a Resell Application, where user can resell any product to any customer. Delivery is done by ...
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2answers
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Can it be beneficial to provide links to social networks accounts when asked in a job application form?

I've seen some companies asking applicants in job application forms to provide links to their social networks pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc). This information is always optional. I wonder ...

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