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Employer says he needs to delay payment by 3 months due to bureaucracy [closed]

I started working as a researcher on a private funded project around one year ago, working as Data Scientist/Software Developer without a written contract. The problem lays in the fact that my ...
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Company announced that they'll be making cuts [closed]

My question is, should I strongly consider looking for a new job at this point, from what I know? So today, the owner of our company (about 30 people) announced that a large project (>$1M) we've been ...
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Explain observations/concepts/conclusions to people who are unaware of your Domain Knowledge

I am software developer, During last five years I have tried to grab knowledge from various technical areas and from colleagues. And now I landed up in a company where the people in my team are either ...
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2answers
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Do people in US really work 9-5? [closed]

I live in western europe and the usual office time is 9:00 - 18:00, with 1h break. I've heard so many times that in the US people work 9-5 but the math doesn't adds up: do people in US work less than ...
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Self organizing bonuses?

My manager is a huge fan of agile, and is always talking about how great it is. Today he called a meeting and said that he's giving us an excellent opportunity to practice "self-organizing" within ...
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1answer
735 views

Can an invitation to lunch be considered an attempted bribe?

My job involves me visiting the offices of several different customers, often the whole day. Usually, for lunchtime, I either bring my own food, buy something from a local store close to the customer'...
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252 views

Written Testimonial from same person and different employers

Where I live and work it is customary to give an employee a written testimony upon leaving the company (The literal translation for the document "Arbeitszeugnis" is employer's reference). My current ...
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1answer
353 views

Work given is not in my area of interest, how to approach my manager?

I joined my company about a year ago, just out of college with a Masters in computer science. I work in a service based company and my profile can be closest described as 'data engineer/analyst'. ...
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How to weed out fake interview invites?

I've received emails from and have been to at least one interview where the companies were just inviting candidates to interviews to "pad out a candidate roster" as this article mentions. ...
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590 views

Work with my passion or move on? [closed]

Since this year, the company that I work at has started integrating with a big corporate IT company that acquired it a couple years ago. The integration has brought a lot of changes and has changed ...
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570 views

Do employers care about stack overflow reputation? [closed]

After reading this old post on stack overflow meta. It seemed to indicate that employers might care about your stack overflow reputation/activity in their hiring process for developers. Admittedly, ...
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1answer
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One of my final round interviewers only started at the company a month ago- red flag?

Seemed fine to me but just want to gut check. I’m being considered for two different influencer marketing roles, one of which the folks interviewing me would report to me. I assume the interview is ...
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Disrespectful employee going above my head and telling me what to do. I am his manager

This time last year I hired 'Bill', someone a little older than I am, to take over some responsibilities I needed to start delegating. Despite his great interview and full understanding of the job ...
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3answers
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Breach of confidentiality. How serious is my case? Should I act upon it?

Let's start with the context: I am working in the company which is a child/daughter company to a bigger company. I had a formal complaint raised against me by my co-worker. Grievance investigation has ...
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2answers
313 views

Should I negotiate this new offer?

So I went through the interview process and I received a verbal offer via voicemail. The hr manager asked me what my current salary is and what my expectations are.. as well as other benefits, ...
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Feeling bad about going home at the end of the shift [closed]

Does anyone also feel like they should stay extra hours at work or feel bad if leave on time while others are still there? I don't have a shift sheet to fill or any control of my arrivals/departure at ...
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Should I do a Master's degree if I am already employed in the field? [closed]

I am very torn about whether to take the plunge to do a Master's degree. I graduated a few years ago with BSc in Maths which I didn't particularly enjoy, only the statistics and programming courses. I ...
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11answers
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What do I do if I realize I'm incapable of doing my job and will get yelled at by my family for quitting? [closed]

I'm a recent college grad who never had any job experience other than my job right out of college at a startup in data analysis. I don't know how to manage a database or operate one which is necessary ...
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Does “part time” or “proportion of role” experience count towards 'years of experience' the same as full-time?

Following another question here I went down the rabbit hole and ended up on Calculating experience when you had two jobs at the same time? and the conclusion was essentially that 'years of experience' ...
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1answer
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Verbal offer received, but now silence [duplicate]

I had a phone interview with a company on September 6th with the HR manager and at the end of the conversation she said she would get back to me the following week once she does her round of ...
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2answers
129 views

How do I make the most out of my references page?

I've had several job interviews recently. Typically, the potential employer will ask for a page listing some specified number of individual references. I have no problem adding quality contacts to ...
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10answers
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Slow coworker receiving compliments while I receive complaints

Long story short, how can a good/fast professional receive compliments about how fast and exact their fixes are? I don't want to hear like "oh great job buddy" every time I solve a problem. But I can ...
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2answers
486 views

How do I handle unreasonable management? [closed]

In my workplace the 'little guys' tend to get it in the neck. There are, I believe numerous issues within management, causing the bulk of the stress the workforce experiences, but the team I'm part ...
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2answers
406 views

How to respond to a potential job opportunity on LinkedIn if only the compensation could make me consider it

I found a job as developer, which I really like for the atmosphere/life and working condition which are quite good given the industry. I'm currently only dissatisfied with my salary, which slightly ...
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1answer
200 views

Affordable path to getting a degree online related to web dev? [closed]

I have a lot of skills in web development but without having a degree it's been difficult to get a web dev job. Pretty sure I've got a ceiling in my current job making about 50k (basically a data ...
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0answers
290 views

Effective demotion? [closed]

My company (in the UK) has recently been taken over by another and they are going to be merging the two organisations and the relevant teams. My current team is small and I work alone on my area of ...
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4answers
586 views

Being told that I can't have a raise because of contract restrictions

I work at a large international company, but technically sent here as a contract worker for a 3rd party. Initially, this job was basic phone tech support. There is also a "second level" that they can ...
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2answers
306 views

New Job Not Working Out - Weighing Options [closed]

I recently left my job of nearly 3 years as a software engineer to join a new company for what sounded like a very similar role. I’ve been at this new role for a little over 2 months now. Turns out ...
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2answers
402 views

my company doesn't offer relocation assistance [closed]

I am considering relocating to another state and the company I work for doesn't offer a relocation package. Is it ok to ask for a week's pay or a stipend? It will take me three days to drive there ...
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2answers
624 views

How to avoid sounding over smart at the workplace?

I recently joined a small company as a data scientist. Most people here are working in this industry for 10+ years and are fairly old fashioned when it comes to analytics. I'm also the youngest person ...
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2answers
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Should I move out of my consulting company without informing my boss?

I am currently working in Europe as a consultant in my native country. I have been looking for a new job in Asia for several months, and I have told it to my boss. He told me he would try to start a ...
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4answers
837 views

Is it okay to complain to management after receiving role elimination notice

A friend of mine was bullied for 6+ months by her manager to promote a subordinate with whom he had an affair. This subordinate is an average performer with nothing much to show to be promoted from a ...
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3answers
716 views

How to maintain composure when a dedicated employee gets fired without any proper clarification? [closed]

This can happen in any workplace especially in those workplaces where a collaborative mindset suddenly gets invaded by autocratic and top-down mindset and new rules are forced on people, with ...
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Inter-office non-billable travel time

Assume a consulting firm (employer) has salaried, exempt consultants (employees), and has a policy that clients are not billed for travel time if they are within a 50 mile radius of the home office. ...
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4answers
777 views

Are there drawbacks to first releasing all features, and then fixing bugs? [closed]

It has been decided that the software engineering team I work in should: write code for all the features our product should include by date X after date X, only fix bugs I want the best for my team ...
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Should I leave if after few months I see a complete lack of direction in the company? [closed]

I recently started a job at a new data-analysis company because I wanted to gain experience in a related but different area after more than 3 years at my previous company as a software developer. I am ...
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13answers
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An employee has low self-confidence, and is performing poorly. How can I help?

I am looking for some leadership/management advice. My situation is quite similar to this one, but (as you'll see below) I'm already trying to do what was suggested in those answers. I manage a ...
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13answers
23k views

What can I do to avoid potential charges for bribery?

I am currently in charge of contracts for my employer. In the recent e-mail to the current holder of the service contract for the company, I casually stated that I wished to have a few Bonsai trees ...
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6answers
13k views

Can you be promoted and then fired for-cause? (Performance) [closed]

Inspired by this answer and a comment ...So he becomes a manager, is really bad at it, gets fired... In the original question, an employee was denied a promotion and turned sour. The company is (...
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2answers
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Should I ask for a meeting schedule?

The team I'm part of, will meet our stakeholders (our internal clients who also represent our external clients) in a few days time. The stakeholders are based in another country, the UK, more ...
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3answers
694 views

How to advance career into an advanced management position when no opportunities exist?

I'm a software engineer but want to advance my career into management, ideally in something like a senior architect role. However, I have no idea how to do this, because the company I work for is ...
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3answers
2k views

Stop engineer from planning “bully projects”

I work for a enginering company where a few senior engineers got into a large fight that caused a lot of concern. The more senior engineer "stone walled" the not as senior engineer apparently, and the ...
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4answers
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Am I entitled to royalties on a product I created but didn't think of?

I've been working (unpaid) in my off-time as an Electrical and Software Engineer to create and develop a product for a start-up company. The original idea for the product was not my idea, but ...
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1answer
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How do you commercialize internal products [closed]

I have been in a technical leadership role with a product (15yrs old) for 9+ yrs. I'm presently leading ~10 devs and report to a senior manager. We don't have clear mgmt and engg leadership tracks, so ...
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2answers
357 views

Professional way to decline contract extension

I’m on 6 month contract ending at the end of Oct. I’ve enjoyed my time there but for multiple reasons (distance, working hours and company culture etc.) I started looking for new roles. I took 3 days ...
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2answers
287 views

How to approach a potential switch from consultant to employee?

I have been working as a technical consultant (software/IT in Sweden) at company "Firm". My current assignment for the last 18 months has been at company "Client". I get along great with colleagues/...
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2answers
789 views

What's the professional way to get out of a signed work agreement?

I signed an employment agreement (not a contract) with one company last week to start a month from now. I've also since received another offer for significantly higher pay, in a city I'd really like ...
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4answers
1k views

I'm working remote and company may want to change that

I joined this company around 1.5 months ago on a contract basis. They are mainly based in the USA but there are 2 other employees in the UK including me. We have been working remotely and just ...
11
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8answers
4k views

Job is not exactly what I expected, I'm bored [closed]

I'm a young fresh graduated software engineer, I have started at my first position 5 months ago (once I graduated as a Software Development Engineer, basically a Java EE developer). I am getting more ...
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16answers
54k views

How to discipline overeager engineer

I have a software engineer on my staff that has been very useful. He basically trains himself on new technologies on a weekly basis, and can memorize and apply the latest O'Reilly textbook over a ...

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