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Should I confront coworker over behavior [closed]

There is a group of people at work I call the Pack. Every few months or so the Pack targets a victim and starts a whisper campaign. Sometimes the victim is forced out of the company sometimes they ...
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Retracting employment after accepting offer

I accepted an at-will contract offer with Company X, and before the employment start date I interviewed with and received a job offer from Company Y. I prefer the offer from Company Y and I intend to ...
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Decision avoidance: how to counteract?

What are some good ways to deal with the management putting off taking decision since it's not perfect? There's an implementation decision to be done. I've prepared all possible information to enable ...
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1answer
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How to navigate requesting a department transfer with pay decrease through upper management?

This spring I took a position in a new department at my job that came with some specific perks and significantly higher expectations relating to crunch time. Shortly after joining the department, ...
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How to discuss attitude in team affecting performance? [closed]

Background: My manager wants me to bring a problem to him before my extended probation review. There has been an issue with communicating to the team lead. I have seen him onboard another hire as the ...
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Team members are afraid to engage in standup or discuss blocking issues affecting their work

I am team lead working in the IT Security team where I work. Our team has been having biweekly standup meetings to discuss status on projects / assigned work, and any blockers that is preventing work ...
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3 months into the job and boss wants me to write a training guide [closed]

I've been working for this company for 2-3 months now and the boss asks me to write some training guides on how to do my job. My work is generally about managing eCommerce portals, mostly it's a blend ...
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1answer
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Offered a job, no instructions or even confirmation of continuation 8 days later. How to move forward?

8 Days ago I was offered a job at a local grocery supercenter (Definitely a job offer and not an offer for continuing application process). Phone call from someone at the super center asked me if I ...
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0answers
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Am I being paid fairly? Is this a full time position that I working for? [duplicate]

I work with a company as a part-time contractor and I am paid $30/hr with no benefits from the company and I have been entering the hours worked on a timesheet. The system I have utilized to enter ...
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4answers
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Rejected in interview - company says I am second choice?

I went to the final round of interview of two companies X and Y. I like company Y much more than X. Company X gave me an offer and I accepted. I have started the hiring process with them. I informed Y ...
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5answers
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How should I tell a colleague I don't think he's qualified for a lead role?

I work in software development and at my current company, becoming a senior developer (and beyond) is a really tough task. The process takes a lot of time and involves multiple conversations with the ...
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2answers
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Boss wants me to join a team I dislike

In short: How do I tell my boss I don't want to join this team, or how do I negotiate conditions for joining if needed be? Long version: There's a group in my company who is responsible for developing ...
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How to collaborate on javascript team when you don't know Javascript?

I started a new job 3 months ago. During the interview process, I was told I could pick whatever language I want to use to do the project. A couple of weeks ago we started the project, and I was ...
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Forwarding a response email Is it ok to correct your original message

I rushed an email that my boss asked me to carbon copy him into and I accidentally carbon copied to his name <confluence url>. I think it might have auto completed as most of my emails from him ...
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1answer
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When can I negotiate a raise? [closed]

I work for the state therefore when I was hired I was assigned a pay rate with no negotiations. In the range I was told, the higher would be ok but the lower not so much so I risked it and accepted ...
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Should I accept this Web developer job offer or keep looking? [closed]

I'm looking for a front end developer job. My ideal job would be a React JS role, i.e. a mix of HTML, SCSS and React. I have no commercial React experience so the job hunting can be a bit difficult. I ...
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2answers
579 views

Rights to Refuse Travel During Pandemic

I'm a programmer in Malaysia. I wrote a software module that will be used on a cruise ship that departs from Singapore and returns to Singapore, without going anywhere else. My employer is requiring ...
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10answers
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Employer planning on making a change that I'm prepared to quit over. How should I tell manager?

Where I work they suddenly decided to get a finger print scanner. This would be used to clock employees in and out, and for breaks. I'm not comfortable with this mainly for a privacy reason, but also ...
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2answers
271 views

Transparent feedback about manager to skip-level manager

In my organization, we are required to give feedback to our skip-level manager about my manager (skip-level manager is my manager's manager). In this questionnaire, which is generally a set of ...
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4answers
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Requesting a laptop for work

I've composed a message for my boss, and I will send it later today. But I would like to seek help or suggestions first. For context: My work as a programmer is remote. The company is based in the US,...
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3answers
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Decided to report coworker for his consistent offensive “jokes”. What to expect?

There's someone at work who says a lot of disgusting and inappropriate things. I think he thinks he's being funny. It's reached the point where I don't feel comfortable saying anything. Given the ...
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7answers
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How do I evaluate a manager I have a negative opinion of?

I am part of a team of 5 software development engineers in a large multinational company. Last week there was a screw up. A customer escalation came in on Monday, my manager was specifically tagged in ...
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5answers
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How do I best pass on a manager's feedback to a colleague?

I've got a new(ish) colleague with whom I share a manager. I was tasked with onboarding the new colleague when they joined, although I think they're pretty settled in now. In a meeting with my manager ...
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1answer
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Can employment terms be modified while a “fixed-term” contract is active?

This is not a specific situation, but a general question regarding contracts in Australia. Imagine an employee has signed a "fixed-term" contract for x number of years. Can the employer and ...
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3answers
637 views

Tricky situation causing great mental fatigue

Context Asking for my mum. She is a head at a warehouse. There is a new employee that has been causing some hassles. This has created some tension. Description The new employee, by all accounts, is ...
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3answers
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Will I lose my job by saying I can't work certain hours? [closed]

So I've been trying incredibly hard to try to get this job since before the pandemic and I am finaly able to start working after completing a slew of trainings. The problem is I'm still in highschool ...
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8answers
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Is it ok to use informal contractions (wanna, gotta, kinda) in an interview?

Next week, I have an interview, in English, with a company from the USA and I would like to know if I should use terms when I speak like: "wanna", "gotta", "gonna", "...
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1answer
322 views

Do you receive an unconditional offer after a conditional offer?

I’ve been offered a job and got sent an offer of employment & a contract of employment in the post (two separate documents). Now, the offer of employment states that it’s conditioned on ...
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6answers
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Company banned references, senior engineer subverting ban; should I go along with free “workaround”?

My employer (3000+ employees) is a large software engineering company. The company is actually doing well (as per our latest financial report), but is canceling and/or delaying promotions/bonuses/etc. ...
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1answer
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If I was sacked for gross misconduct, will it show on my DBS for future checks?

I was fired for gross misconduct. I have stolen 10 pounds from a client in a care home. I have been offered a job by my old employer (the employer I was with before the current job) ; they said they ...
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5answers
695 views

How can I more effectively deal with a needy coworker.?

I took my present position while in the process of recovering from a brain injury/stroke. My position is well below my abilities but I took it because I needed a low stress environment, and stayed ...
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4answers
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Managing startup, how to control stress levels?

I work in small startup company, during the sprints we have very stressful atmosphere, caused by short deadlines and underslept personnel. How can I handle or at least mitigate this situation as a ...
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7answers
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Asked to share source code from interview task via a public repository

I've applied for a job, and was sent a coding test to finish as part of the interview. When I finished the task, I wrote back to the team lead in the company, informing them that I have finished the ...
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4answers
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Do industrial research scientists get rewards for their innovation?

I am deciding if I should follow the academic path or work in industry. One of the perceived benefits of academia is the ownership of your own work, be it papers or patents. I want to know how much ...
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12answers
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Are most applicants really unable to implement FizzBuzz in an interview?

Are a large proportion of programming job applicants unable to implement FizzBuzz (or a similarly simple task)? On the blog Coding Horror, Jeff Atwood quotes individuals as saying that a large number ...
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8answers
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How should I handle mispronouncing words in a coworker's native language and feeling like I'm embarrassing myself?

Similar questions have been asked here before, so I'll try to provide enough detail to explain my specific situation. The situation I am a junior software developer in the United States working on an ...
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3answers
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Interviewing for a startup - Noticed a vacancy for a similar senior position but more inline with my experience/skillset

I'm interviewing for a startup/tech company (round 4 is this week) and one last round if all goes well. I just noticed another job vacancy for a similar but senior position that I believe I qualify ...
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3answers
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Why do some musicians play and sing on the streets? [closed]

I am not sure if this a workplace question. But, this question is related to careers. I see a lot of musicians playing and singing on the streets. Some of them seem to be very competent in their ...
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Overlapping of last working day and joining date

My last working day with my previous employer, organization X, was 31st March 2019 and my joining date for my next employer, organization Y, was 29th March 2019. So there was a overlapping of 3 days. ...
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2answers
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Dealing with hostility from ex-teammate newly promoted to lead

I have been working in a team with 3 other developers, reporting to a tech lead who departed as of very recently. Afterwards, we started reporting to the most senior teammate who was promoted to fill ...
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8answers
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Clarifying Gender in Email Signature [closed]

I am from the United States and I live in the Midwest. I would like to add my pronouns to my email signature. Some people in my company have been doing this, although there is no official policy on ...
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2answers
675 views

No true reason for dismissal; how can I find out? [closed]

I was recently formally laid off from an employment position with the reason being that the company did not capitalize enough on my employment. The boss said that he really appreciated my skills and ...
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3answers
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Concerns as I start a new job [closed]

I know in this economy one should be grateful for having a job (and maybe I am being a bit entitled here), but please hear me out. I got laid off in June and was interviewing pretty much all summer ...
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1answer
540 views

Can a head teacher forbid the use of face masks in school? [closed]

Basically the opposite of this. I know someone who works in an English secondary school (ages 11 - 18), and they've said that their headteacher has forbidden staff from wearing face masks because they'...
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1answer
141 views

Is it okay to ask an employee for interview tips on LinkedIn?

I've been selected for the second round of interview at a company (Data Engineer position). I asked the HR about what the round would entail - she gave a generic answer that it would be a technical ...
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Should I leave my current job?

I make a minor mistake, something very minuscule, a few times a day like a typo/template error etc. However, every few weeks or so, I make a mistake where my boss may need to confront me after ...
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5answers
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Withdraw from hiring process after unprofessional behavior from interviewer

I was recently interviewed for a software engineering position. This was a second round interview and I was told to prepare for general CS knowledge and system design questions. When the interview ...
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1answer
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Is it common to make mistakes often at work?

I’ve been at my current job for almost two years. And it’s my first time in the field, while I have a general understanding of what the job entails, things happen and some things can fall through the ...
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4answers
868 views

Is it fair that I work more hours than my coworkers?

I work in a fairly small organization (less than 5 staff). My boss is salaried and keeps their own hours but the rest are hourly workers, each working an 8 hour day. We have flexibility in what time ...
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6answers
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Should I explain non-technical background for my code review critique?

TL;DR; Should I explain to junior developers that I'm being scrupulous during code reviews because our boss asked me to help them improve their code quality, and not just because their code sucks for ...

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