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I am effectively being promoted to the first engineering position at my company; how much should I ask for?

I live in a major city in Florida and I was hired as an IT support specialist 18 months ago. The senior support who was there when I started left for a job more suited to his needs, and I took over a ...
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How do I legally resign in Germany when no one is at the office?

Today is Friday. I would like to give my notice by the end of this month (Monday) as the notice period only starts from the end of the month in which it is given. If I am too late it could add an ...
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How to effectively mention an exam-preparation-break in resume

As I didn't get chance to learn new technologies in my previous job, I resigned from there and prepared for higher studies. Job market also went down that time due to COVID. Now I got a chance in a ...
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What is interviewer looking for when asked about past technical project?

I was asked interview question like these: "Tell me a technical project which was most challenging?" or "Tell me a technical project where you had most learning?" or "Tell me ...
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I mistakenly revealed name of new company to HR of current company

I am working as team leader in current company, have resigned as I got new opportunity, but during HR meeting I mistakenly revealed the name of the new company. Can this affect me in any way?
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Is this “Outside Interests” clause in an employment contract taking it too far?

Seems like it states that even going out at the weekend to volunteer at a soup kitchen needs to be agreed via written consent by the CEO. I understand they want to limit conflicting work interests, ...
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Accidentally recorded a Teams meeting, should I apologize to meeting attendees?

Thank you for reading through. I was in a Miscrosoft Teams meeting (virtual online). I was trying to turn on the live caption so I could know what people were talking about if the voice wasn't clear. ...
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I have been hired by a tech company but the contract states all my work is their IP [closed]

I've been actively coding for many years, including freelance works, open source works and etc. I'm joining a new tech company as their software developer which has the clause below in their contract, ...
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Are empty/misused buzzwords harmful? [closed]

I work in a very small company, but I've seen this phenomenon before, to some degree even at all companies I've worked for: Officially, we work in a Scrum framework, including common planning meetings,...
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Design freelancer is working ineffectively - billed for too many hours [Dispute]

I've been working with a UX/UI designer freelancer to outsource some of the work. In the past, he was great: good ideas, great ethic etc. That's why we kept him, send him ad-hoc requests on part-time ...
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I've been given knowingly conflicting instructions by my direct supervisor and their supervisor

There is conflict in my workplace that is much higher up than me. I am a receptionist/admin person in a small branch of a large organisation. As a result of this situation, I have been given ...
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What can I do to mitigate wrist/other pains, allowing me to spend as much of my week sitting at a desk as possible?

Edit - This question may (understandably) invite knee-jerk reactions, so I'd like to clarify that I'm not talking about 70 hour work weeks. I'm talking about 40 hour work weeks plus 30 hours of ...
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Internship promised in written form was canceled - how to proceed with company?

My already accepted internship at an IT-company was canceled. The reason they gave me were that almost all employees of the department I was supposed to work in are currently in home-office and there ...
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What does it show the interviewer if you do not have specific examples of handling conflict with colleagues [duplicate]

Whenever I'm faced with the question on how I've handled conflict in the past, I struggle to find past examples of this happening with a direct report, a peer or even a senior. What does that say ...
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Should I share my source code with new employer? [closed]

I have been working in what could be described as a niche marine sector for the last 12 years. Over the last 5 years, I taught myself how to code in python and a few other languages. Once I became ...
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Bad performance review despite objective successes and praises

I started a job 8 months ago. The person who did it before was let go for performance issues. Before they chose me they spent 6 months looking for someone (while the previous guy was still there). I ...
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Foreigner working in Germany, company wants to terminate me before the notice period ends. How should I handle this?

I work in a start-up German Company and I come from Asia,My employer has given me a notice of termination at the end of Oct 2020. The notice period was 3 months and thus my date of termination is 31....
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Changing web dev job after 5 years in Japan [closed]

TL;DR I'm based in Japan (originally from the US) and have been working my first ever front end web dev job since 2015. Due to bad, outdated practices in my current company I want to change jobs, but ...
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Hesitant to inform my suspected tuberculosis to my employer

I was recently diagnosed with health issue with diagnosis results saying 'Strong Suspect" for tuberculosis. Although my diagnosis doesn't say that I am positive for tuberculosis, the physician ...
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Can I turn down the offer after I signed the offer letter because I don't want to wait for the background check?

Hi I was offered a 1 year maternity leave position and I signed the offer letter. The letter is called "Term Agreement Letter" and it states the start and and end dates. However they said ...
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Would it be reasonable for my manager to state “I ignore emails” as a negative in a performance review? [closed]

Background This morning, an email was sent to one of my folders at 9:32a.m. I didn't get around to checking it until our team standup at around 9:45 which I volunteered to lead the day before. As I ...
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Changing the culture of overtime to efficiency

I work at a very young start-up company. We have had turn-over rates (mass resignation of staff, thrice) in the past but changes in the system have led to a more a stable employee retention and better ...
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Do I need to ask for an employment reference letter after doing a postdoc in a University?

I'm about to finish my postdoc employment and looking for a job in the industry (both in Germany). I know that a typical thing to add to the job applications for the industry is the "employment ...
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Should I reply back to each get well soon mail after returning back to office?

If I am sick and out of office for a day or two. And if my colleagues have sent me wishes, Should I reply back to each "get well soon" email Once I return to the office? If yes, how should I ...
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While still in an interviewing process, is an automated feedback request without an offer typically a sign of rejection?

I am in a hiring process. I've had multiple interviews so far for the same position. I typically hear from the hiring company every week or so with more follow-up interviews. After the last ...
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Interview for a different position turned me off to the company, should I tell the recruiter?

so I went to a conference the other day and had a talk with a company at a booth about a position that really excited me. The recruiters there also really liked me and we struck up a really good ...
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Is skipping an online code test and instead having a probationary period a reasonable accommodation?

Being a person suffering from certain neurocognitive problems, I always struggle with job interviews due to these problems, but have never had any problems doing normal day-to-day work; on the ...
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Germany: unwritten conventions on eating during day-long meetings

I saw this picture today, in which one of the officials has a platter of cold cuts next to him during an official (presumably hours long) meeting. I remembered the meetings of the good old days, ...
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My adult son embarrassed me in front of my coworkers - how to react to provocations?

I am located in the north of Germany. We had an event where the whole company got together, about 200 people. We had dinner, a live band, all in all it was a great evening. My small department (about ...
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How to respond to this email from a client [closed]

I received the following email from a client. How best to respond to this. Please help. Thanks "I hope you are well. I had forwarded your request for guidance on these HR points to our Project ...
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Is it my responsibility to tell a team member off whom I think is crossing the line

I have a team mate who I work with in a project. In our team, he is the most talkative and treats everyone as his friends, even our Supervisor. One day I found out that he's asking our supervisor to ...
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How can I determine a reasonable salary to ask for?

I'm looking for a comprehensive answer to this question, not short answers that just tell me one piece of the equation. The ideal answer should include: How can I determine the average salary rate ...
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Epilepsy and reasonable interview process accommodations

I have temporal lobe epilepsy (a form of epilepsy without convulsions and other physical symptoms). The seizures that I have usually last from a few seconds to 1-2 minutes. When they happen, they ...
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ELI5: Explain work hours to young adult [closed]

Something like ELI5 (Explain Like I'm 5-years old): Pretend I'm a young adult in highschool/primary school or university and haven't tried any full-time jobs, say in summer breaks or for internships. ...
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Is it possible to hire a person even before registering the startup?

Suppose that a non-technical individual is trying to start a technical startup. He has not registered his company. He wants to hire a person to work on the system for him. Will a person agree to work ...
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Salary negotiation with no knowledge of ranges [duplicate]

TL;DR: My worth differs between my country and the company's country and I'm looking for the optimal worth I can ask for. I'm preparing for a final interview for a new position and I have been ...
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My Boss delayed a website launch from a client due to changes in workflow

Today was the deadline to deploy a new site for a client. I worked on this alone for the last month or so and finished mid last week. I told the client that their site will be live this Monday morning....
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How can I understand unwritten rules in office? [closed]

When you join a new company or team or group of people then there are unwritten office rules which everyone knows. But since you are new, it takes you some time to understand those.
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Curious about the wording of my salary in the offer letter - what does “annualizes to a rate” mean? [closed]

I negotiated with my firm and received an offer of $91,000 per year. The only issue I have was that, upon reviewing my offer, I am not sure it adds up precisely. In my offer letter is says my salary ...
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How to deal with colleagues who provide partial information?

Some of my colleagues don't share information in general. They have their own cliques, sometimes they part of "rival" teams, but some in particular will systematically retain information. ...
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How do you analyze why generic apps bring in a decent income? [closed]

If this is the wrong place, point me to the right one. Thanks. I come across about me pages showing people who show themselves travelling, having children, maybe owning houses, motorbikes, teslas. The ...
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Should I notify my manager that a coworker has been taking a lot of cough drops over COVID-19 concerns?

At my workplace, we are required to wear face masks throughout the day and to do our best to keep a six foot distance from other coworkers to reduce the spread of COVID-19. A few days ago, I noticed ...
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How much empirical evidence is there for the validity of psychometric testing? [closed]

I had to take an SHL General aptitude test for a job application today. I'm pretty sure I failed it. I'm very, very angry at what I view as a wildly unscientific and deeply unfair test stopping me ...
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Refusal of compensation raise / demotion? [closed]

Is there an HR perspective I could ask for by refusing a raise or again requesting a demotion? I was just informed I am being awarded a raise of several thousand dollars. This came as quite a shock as ...
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Is there such a thing as “planned sick leave”?

Question Does the concept of “planned sick leave”, as in time off work planned in advance for medical reasons, exist out there? Or is it totally unheard of? I found this question, which seems to imply ...
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How can I meet the expectations of my manager?

I can’t seem to be doing my work right because of miscommunication. I’ve been employed at a well-established company for over 3 years. We started as a small IT department and it was up to me to both ...
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Should one reference projects that violate ToS on their resume? [duplicate]

I just graduated and I'm applying for data science jobs, one of the projects on my resume involved me scraping a website's data. This definity violated terms of service as I was required to sign into ...
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Politely explain new potential employeer I'd like 25 day leave within close to first year of joining

I'm a passionate trekker and have a plan to visit the Everest base camp in summer 2021 (if covid-19 issue resolves). This would require me to take a 25 day leave from work considering the trek ...
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Could I request paternity leave while I am on two weeks notice?

I found a job out of state (east coast USA), and it starts January 19. Due to the complications of moving and also family obligations, I can't really work effectively during the normal two-week notice ...
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How to help revive my career after 3 years of being unemployed (autism playing a big part)

My question is as the title says, how can I help revive/restart my career after having been unemployed for longer than I have been employed? Here's the situation. I have a bachelor's degree in ...

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