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Manager will continue work on a project cancelled by the CEO

My team's project was cancelled directly by the CEO, but my manager has decided that we should keep working on it. In the headcount request spreadsheet for the next quarters, my manager is inflating ...
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How do I approach my employer about being force to work as a warehouse grunt while I was hired as a mechanical designer?

I work as a mechanical designer but am asked to move warehouse goods averaging 20kgs per box. The mechanical work I do is drafting designs for HVAC and plumbing layouts for residential/commercial/...
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Lack of leveraging existing solutions and digging the pit deeper

At my job there's this general pattern of patching broken/old stuff with code we write ourselves. The problem is that we create a bunch of micro components that all have a bus factor of 1, are poorly ...
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How long should I work somewhere for putting them in my resume

I am fresh out of university and in 1 year, I have been working at two different companies. The last one is recent (3-4 months) and it does not seem like a good fit. Should I put that experience in my ...
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Is there any resume disadvantage to regularly moving jobs instead of getting promoted?

I'm a software developer currently on my 5th job in 5 years. I have never been promoted internally, mostly because external employers make such offers faster than internal ones. I generally send out ...
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Failed online test for job application, want to request retake

I'm applying for jobs and had to take a online test which was on sql. I did not know the subject of the test ahead of time (although sql was hinted in the job description) and although i had sql on ...
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I got declined for a promotion EOD Friday. What are the consequences of just not showing up Tuesday?

Using a throwaway as my real account has my real name. I’m a dev who got declined for a promotion on Friday from intermediate to senior and got the standard “try again in 3 months” Everyone ...
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Netherlands: should I tell that I have depression, will that affect my compensations?

I work in the Netherlands in a big company. I've been suffering from depression for a long time now. My employer doesn't now about it. I keep it secrets. I am performing very well at my company but ...
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Is being anti social a serious hinderance in my career? How to cope with it?

OK So I am looking for a job right now, was out of the country for some time and now back in trying to settle. I am a software engineer with 10+ years of experience, I am having a bit of hard time ...
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As a 'non-hot-drink-drinker', is it appropriate to have a break when all of my coworkers go downstairs to grab a drink?

All but one of my coworkers like hot drinks. Teas, coffees, hot chocolates etc. I'm not such a great fan of hot drinks so I never bother with them. They often have rounds of drinks, where the 'hot-...
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Should I wait for job contract to hand out my notice?

I recently received written job offer (from a big corporation, if it matters) that I decided to accept. I am meant to start at the beginning of April, so I need to hand notice letter to my employer by ...
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experienced in front end: should I also learn back end?

I know this is more software development related advice, but I hope someone can give some input. I am 34. I have say 5 years programming experience, two in desktop, three in front end. Now my idea ...
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How to handle a one-on-one interview when I have a cold?

I came down with a small cold the day before a major interview. Typically in a group meeting it's recommended to minimize interpersonal contact as to not spread the cold, but that's a bit more ...
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I found a laptop I used at a company I left 10 years ago, am I allowed to keep it?

I recently unpacked some old stuff from the attic, and found a laptop from a company I left around 10 years ago. Am I allowed to keep and use it? The company never asked for it back, and as I said it ...
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What is the line between salesmanship and dishonesty on a resume?

A friend of mine and I are writing our resumes for applying for summer internships after our first year. We don’t have a lot to put on them that consists of actual accomplishments. My friends view ...
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I am a resource being fought over by several business units. Boss can’t provide clarification on what I need to be doing

I’m one of 10 software developers within a government organization. We support the 30 or so pieces of software that keep the organization running and build new software to ensure that we can continue ...
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Am I growing enough?

My specific question is given all my background, is this the kind of work experience that's typical/expected in the industry, and I'm just slow? Never worked another job other than this so want to get ...
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Why does my senior coworker act smartly all the time

I have been working in my new role for nearly 6 months now. I really love it and most of the people are nice to be around, however, there is one woman there who I can't seem to get my head around. ...
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Can my employer choose company I use for an eye test?

I work on computers and am therefore entitled to a free eye test. They recommend a local optician. I went to them last time, but wasn’t happy with the service, so for the next test I would like to use ...
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My subordinates were dismissed two weeks after I was hired, should I resign? [closed]

TL;DR: I was hired to lead a team, but they were fired shortly. Company can't afford replacement now after 9 months. I applied for and was accepted for a lead role at an online retailer in London I ...
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Panic attacks before performance review

I always have these mini panic attacks prior to performance reviews when I know I did not do a good job. It's something that comes from my school days from when I used to wait for my term grades and ...
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Delaying the Roll out of Offer Letter

I'm an experienced professional and I applied for an opening through Job Board. My profile got shortlisted and I gave 1 Aptitude written test, 1 telephonic interview (technical) , 2 face to face ...
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What will be the policies for extending of leave without any notice? [closed]

I am an HR Manager working in a Startup, IT company, currently dealing with all the HR affairs, one of the employee is very inconsistent in his work, he belongs to some other place(home town) and ...
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7th month pregnant partner gets overworked by her firm, exceeding 70h/week work. What can a future father do?

My pregnant partner has is currently in her 7th month of pregnancy and due in 10 weeks in the US. In short, she got much more work responsibilities in the last few weeks at her company, exceeding 70h/...
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Looking for team exercises on being able to challenge decision making

My team of 20 has run a staff survey and discussion group on key issues, and we'd like to run an interactive team building session. The area I'm organising is safe to challenge, i.e. staff feeling ...
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When I need to constructively criticize someone's code, what can I do to “soften the blow” and increase the impact at the same time?

A junior developer was having some issues on a project. As the deadline got closer without any resolution in sight, my manager asked me to help out. I'm a mid-level developer on the team. After ...
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Consequences of Signing on a blank Paper [closed]

What are the consequences of signing on a blank Rs1000 Non-Judicial Stamp paper? What worst could happen?
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I am someone who is an excellent individual or hand picked team performer, but generally a bad team player. How can I be less irritating?

This similar recent question popped up, but I am more interested in mitigating frustrations (without compromising my productivity) rather than getting away with them. I am someone who is immensely ...
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Receptionist at work keeps delaying promises

The receptionist where I work was supposed to take my photo and create my badge two months ago, but she kept telling me to followup the week after. Eventually mid-January she tells me there will be a ...
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When is salary usually paid in software development companies in Germany? [closed]

Is there a specific norm that most of the software development companies in Germany follow in regards to the date of salary payment for full-time employees? There is no specific day stated in my work ...
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What happens if we do nothing at work? [closed]

Supposing we have passed the trial period at work, and we've got hired. And after that, so, we are in front of the screen of our computer, we does nothing, we twiddle one's thumbs, we click randomly ...
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Does it make sense to omit a failed master's degree from my resume?

Due to some reasons, I failed most courses in my master's degree. Would it make sense to leave this degree work off of my resume? FYI I went there as part of a leave of absence from my job and not ...
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651 views

Company refusing to buy solder fume extractor for me

Not to over-dramatize things, the company I work for is ridiculously tight on spending for a large company. My job requires me to do a lot of soldering (hardware engineer) and I have asked for a fume ...
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How to deal with line manager that does the most interesting work?

My line manager was promoted from within so he has pretty good knowledge of the systems but lately (last six months or so) we've noticed that he seems to pick the most interesting tasks for himself. ...
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What is the best course of action when an employee's significant other applies for the same job as him/her?

I'm in an interesting situation as a project manager. We've recently hired a promising new employee and told her that we were still looking for applicants for the same job. A few days later someone ...
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What does it risk if… I get caught looking at the pay sheet in my coworker's bag by my manager? [closed]

What does it risk if... I get caught looking at the pay sheet in my coworker's bag by my manager ?
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Where are we supposed to go to when we need some help?

In a big company, we are for example 10 employees simple IT developers and only one IT manager. If I'm new in the company, and no one goes to me to help me to explain me things to do my work... May I ...
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Seeking to work and relocate to Japan; would knowing Japanese improve my chances?

I just graduated and got hired in April in Germany as software engineer. However, I have wanted since my university days to study/work in Japan, in a video games firm, and this personal ambition is ...
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2 years work experience on resume but no skills

I have been in corporate office for nearly two years but did not work a single day. Initially, when I was in an agency since there were no clients I had no work, this continued and I got irritated and ...
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Casual sexism at work?

I have worked in several other companies before and never really encountered this. I don’t really know if this is actually sexism, but it’s really frustrating and I don’t know what else to call it? I ...
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Is it professional to ask for reference after being terminated?

As part of the offer process, I am being asked to provide reference check as part of the background screening. I am only allowed to give Managers and not coworkers/peers. I have disclosed that I was ...
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Apply direct or use recruiter

I have a situation where I was cold-emailed by a recruiter after updating a resume for another job. The recruiter pointed me to a job that after some research is posted on LinkedIn by a person that ...
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Azure or AWS which one should I choose [closed]

I am working as a Technical Lead in a software company. In order to improve my career prospects I am planning do a certification. I am confused between Azure and AWS and how I should go about deciding ...
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Is it bad / silly to congratulate a colleague who I am competing with?

I'm a product manager working in a big company. My track consists of two teams trying to build one product. The product is big and that's why we scope it to two different teams. Our senior product ...
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How to approach job listings if compensation is my primary concern?

I often get approached by recruiters with job openings, but I don't want to waste my time if the compensation is low. Unfortunately most openings do not say what the compensation will be. Is it rude ...
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Did I schedule my onsite too late (intern dev role)

I applied for a intern position at a London office (an SV company) not in my home country in December and I did get an invitation for an onsite (travel covered by them) 2 weeks ago. The recruiter ...
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HR just asked for my degree. I don't have one. What do I do?

A bit of background on this - I had this job interview in the fall of my senior year of college (on-campus interview). At the time, my expected graduation was spring 2019, and I had that on my resume. ...
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Career change from actuarial to architecture [closed]

Brief background: In high school I couldn't decide what to study in University. I was in Math-oriented class and when it came to the moment I had to choose field of study I went for: Econometrics (...
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One of my developers is gaslighting a horrible product owner. The results are great, but I am concerned about risks

Let me just state that I know I am in a toxic work environment. I'm in a small town with my wife who is studying at the university. There is only so much software engineering work. Most of my co-...
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Contract ending shortly before maternal leave

I am an employee of a private company (I work in DC. The company is based / headquartered elsewhere.) on a three-year contract. It expires three weeks after I am expected to start maternity leave / ...

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