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What should I get paid for if I can't work due to circumstances outside of my control? [closed]

I just started working for a California-based company, as an employee. They flew me to Oklahoma to install some equipment. However, one of the two trucks with required equipment broke down and didn't ...
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Previous company messed up my Background Check. How will I handle this with new companies?

I was working in a startup (Company 1). I was always beloved by mostly everyone. My Team lead held me in high regard, my manager used to praise me all the time, the CEO was very happy. I was given ...
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Ask you why it took an hour to get to work? [closed]

I overslept this morning which I know is my own fault and I own that. I’d even accept a write up for it because it’s on me. But I don’t live anywhere near my place of employment. On a good day it’s a ...
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Office music disputes and rude co- worker what should be my response

So my work is part retail and office at the back It's mainly all guys at work, and they put rap music first thing in the morning. When I changed it to office track, the individual got angry at me and ...
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What to do when you're told that you are both "too qualified" and "under-qualified"?

I graduated this May from a bachelors degree program at a reputable university with honors in physics and mathematics. I have four years of experience conducting research in high energy physics (...
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18 answers
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How do I stop wasting time on Reddit at work?

I recently began a paid internship. I am very inexperienced, so they said they would only give me the job if I could solve problems independently without bothering anyone. They aren't paying me much, ...
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Dealing with Remote Colleague and Project Isolation

My colleague (who is more senior than me) and I work in different locations a few hours apart. He moved to the other site and now I'm left supporting the old project alone. Initially, he promised we'd ...
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How to deal with colleague after argument?

My colleague and I have been working closely on a project and always had a good working relationship. However, recently my colleague was affected by some personal problems and the personal issue ...
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How can I stop my supervisor sharing her emotional baggage?

I work in the US. I started a new job two weeks ago. I found out my supervisor had just been made supervisor, and she had worked in a non-management capacity for six years. She is the one directly ...
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56 votes
9 answers
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How to push back against request to use personal laptop at conference due to risk of machine compromise

I manage cybersecurity team of 10 where I work. A major part of our job duties is providing application security consulting and in house penetration testing for our many development teams. Two months ...
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Company refuses to upgrade or fix computer that result to termination [duplicate]

Worked for this company for 3 and half years. When I was first hired within a month I started experiencing computer problems, freezing, shut downs and turning off. I email I.T. I went to My first ...
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Job title doesn't match my work

My job title is something scientific like "Biochemical Engineer" but as a person with strong computer skills broadly, I spend most of my time (~80%) doing a mix of software development, ...
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Is it unprofessional to blindly follow the management ideas? (if that's the company culture)

I'm a senior software engineer with a good understanding of the business. My manager has a business focus and comes with requests that are clearly not feasible. I have a good list of records that my ...
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Current salary is 15% below the range on updated job posting

I accepted my current job as a junior software engineer offer in December of 2022. California's SB 1162 went into effect on January 1, 2023 so there was no stated salary range on the job description ...
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Job posting still open, Want to be considered again but couldn't complete Interview process before due to family Illness

I applied to a job opening about 6 months ago and was contacted about a month ago for the first stage of interviews conducted by phone. That went well, they were very interested in my candidacy and ...
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What should I do when following up a job offer after not hearing back for a while?

Bit of a long one. I have been undertaking multiple interviews with different companies in hopes of securing a graduate/junior role and as of last week I was told by a big company in London that they ...
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1 answer
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How to add my somewhat unique non-standard experience to U.S. federal resume?

I am applying for a job that requires skill in researching and understanding regulations, statutes, and policies. This happens to be a skill that I am exceptionally skilled in but these skills and ...
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Seating Arrangement

My Department has had a move around after me working there for 15 months. I have always sat with my back to a wall and facing anyone that comes towards me this is because of the nature of work HR/...
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How can I prepare for my new job? I have 2 weeks before I join

I'm re-joining corporate after 4 years and would like to prepare in whatever constructive way I can before the joining date. It's a BDM e-commerce role with a global brand/product manufacturer and is ...
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how do you deal with an intern who calls in sick frequently?

So this intern calls in sick at least once a month, sending a note in the morning. These were the last three occurrences: "I woke up feeling unwell so I have to call in sick today" "I ...
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Performance Evaluation by New Supervisor when ex supervisor is still with the company?

I was told my performance evaluation would be conducted by my new supervisor (who has been with the company for the last 2 months). My ex supervisor is still with the company in a different role but ...
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2 answers
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Is it usual to be asked to submit personal IDs in very early stage of an interview process?

After a very quick first technical interview round (basically a form to fill), a company is happy about sending me a link to a platform for the next technical round. Before being able to login, they ...
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India, Current Manager is sour that I am leaving him. How valued is his feedback in background checks?

I have got an offer from a very good company and I have also accepted it. Now they are performing background checks using First Advantage. My current and next employer are both multibillion-dollar US-...
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4 answers
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As a team lead, how to deal with a developer not doing his tasks

TL;DR I am a team lead of a new team with new hires, and the senior developer is stuck with some tasks for a month, every day he reports no updates, or very vague progress reports. He is the only one ...
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Unsure whether to keep professional profile or not

So I've been applying for internships/entry-level jobs and I am unsure about whether I should keep my professional profile. I've looked it up, and the general consensus is if you're looking to venture ...
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Notice period in Germany when getting fired with cause?

I work in Germany and I have a 3 months notice period (for me when leaving and for the company when "letting me go"). Since January (4+ months now) the company has a "2 day per week at ...
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How to answer "Why wouldn't you return to your old company"?

I left my old company due to distress and burnout caused by my job last December. 2 days ago I attended a job interview, and when being asked why I left my prior position, as per advice, I didn't say ...
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How do I cope with boss giving conflicting instructions and unclear expectations?

How do I cope with my new boss giving conflicting instructions and unclear expectations, and how do I deal with the fact that I don't respond to criticism the way they expect me to? I get told to ...
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Remind or be patient?

So, thanks to the advice of the @keshlam, my plan was accepted (this plan is designed for approximately 3-4 months, as the head asked). He responded like this a couple of days ago: Good afternoon, ...
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Date of Exit is updated as Sunday in my experience letter

I was worked in a MNC as a contractor through a Consultancy through Consultancy pay roll which means I worked as Employee under the consultancy. I had PF from them. In 2023, I'm moved as Full time ...
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37 votes
6 answers
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Very poor communication by most of my colleagues

I work full time as a senior software engineer as a contractor for a 10 person tech company which is remote-only. All communication is text-only with the exception of twice-a-week audio meetings. Some ...
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14 votes
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Should I remove a reference after applying to job?

I applied to job about 1.5 months ago and just got a call back for an interview. During that time frame, I had a few work disagreements with one of the references on my application. I am no longer ...
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Access of my work computer by other employees [closed]

When I left the office one day and forgot to lock my computer, a colleague said out loud to 2 other employees in the office, something to the effect of: “What is he watching on his computer?” The 2 ...
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2 answers
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How might I explain to my HR that, despite being physically able/fit to work, that I can't return to work due to my surgery and job demands?

I work in a school as a student supervisor. I took some time off work for reconstructive surgery to remove and replace a problematic implant. I informed my work that I would be out for 6 to 8 weeks, ...
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2 answers
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Applying to job postings that ask for personal information like address upfront [closed]

I've been applying to job postings. Sometimes the application forms ask for my home address. I would rather not give this to a random company I found on a job board, at least not in the initial step ...
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1 answer
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What are my rights if an old employer claims they overpaid my pension contributions and is demanding repayment? [closed]

I was working for a company under contract from 20th September 2021 to 31st October 2022 during which time I was an employee of an umbrella company as the contract was deemed to be inside IR35. I was ...
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I can't figure out how to (whether to) report an unethical culture

EDIT: this is different from the other questions on ethics because I’ve already reported it and nothing was done. I’m now faced with the decision of how to elevate it, if it all. I'm a new employee in ...
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How to maintain good boundaries when manipulative co-worker and boss have years-long relationship at previous jobs?

I'm a new senior developer. There's a manager and a junior dev. The junior dev and the manager have worked together at another company and have a strong relationship. This week, the junior dev called ...
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Who's responsibility is it to make sure assets get returned?

I was laid off from my regular job and have been working part time contracts for a staffing agency. The other day I was asked to hand out flyers for a new businesses. Overall the work went well but ...
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2 answers
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Is pair programming a team lead or a tech lead decision?

I am a tech lead in a team. I was doing a lot of the team lead work because there was no team lead up to now. The team has mixed feelings about pair programming. The main reason for this is that some ...
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How can I convince the tech lead to improve our coding standards?

We have a big messy project on Java, a family of desktop Swing applications. It's 20 years old If you believe you've seen the worst of it, you haven't. This is (some of) what happens when you have no ...
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Workplace Colleague making Personal Comments

It’s been a while since i started working at a company where this one guy says personal comments about me and teases in front of other people. Here are some examples: In the past, in front of other ...
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Is team retrospective overriding team lead and tech lead

I have the following question. My team consists of tech lead that has been driving also the development process and a newly assigned team lead. The tech lead is reporting not to the team lead but to ...
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Could I be blacklisted from applying to a company after submitting non-identical resumes? [closed]

Hello I think I messed up… I applied to two different internships at the same company, but for each internship, I used a different email and resume. The reason I did this was to make myself eligible ...
willowisp's user avatar
5 votes
2 answers
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Asking employer to relocate me back to origin city after moving internationally

Around a year ago, I asked the company I work for to relocate me to a foreign country mainly for personal reasons, specifically to be close to family. In addition to this, I had the idea that it would ...
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3 answers
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Reapplying with the same background but no hire because of background

I worked for a company for a year and a half. It's a very large company and during that time, I was injured and was out of work on workman's comp which they tried not to pay me (but that's another ...
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32 votes
6 answers
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Director forcing an all day meeting on a holiday

I'm really not sure how I should be addressing this, but I am very frustrated. My organization works 9/80's, which means we work 9 hours per day and take every other Friday off. Next Friday (the day ...
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Tricky end of contract situation

My fixed-term contract is ending in August and I am debating how to go forward. I am in a company where the CEO (My N+2) wants (said that multiple times) to be informed if I am looking at leaving the ...
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Started new role in company, coworker believes they are my boss but they are not

Background I've been with my company for five years and have the most seniority (seniority doesn't really mean much other than scheduling shifts and general knowledge). I offset my regular full-time ...
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Thanking admin/HR for deadline exceptions

I just finished grad school at a large public university, although this question is more about workplace etiquette than anything specific to academia. Due to a combination of poor planning and ...
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