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How do I respond to a monetary award from CEO?

I am an engineering student and an intern at a company in Canada. I have worked on some projects so far. I have always tried to do my best, have a good impact on companies grows as an R&D. I ...
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Is this a conflict of interest?

I am having an internal interview next week for a higher level position within my organization. I have been with the organization for 12 years now. We recently brought on a new hire about 5 months ...
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What should I consider when negotiating a part-time, salaried position?

I'm currently reviewing an employment agreement for a permanent part-time (3 days/week) role. The agreement includes the following (simplified) clause: The employee agrees and acknowledges that [...
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1answer
645 views

Biased manager in IT industry [closed]

My boyfriend who works in a US IT industry has a manager who is very biased towards certain country. He gangs up with them and gives them higher merit increase (he asked his colleague and he said the ...
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Im outsourced, do I still get paid if quarantine pops up? [closed]

I am currently working for a company that outsources me, if we get in quarantine will I get fired and stop being paid in case they freeze operations?
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How/should I ask my boss if I can work remotely due to covid19

I am a software developer at a small company located in NY (about an hour outside of NYC). I do not need to be in the office for my job, most of my communications with people is over Teams (messaging ...
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1answer
195 views

. Time Sheet includes travel time [closed]

If an employee travel 200 miles (one way, about 3hrs) to attend 8 hours conference and come back the same day, can he/she charge travel time into his/her time sheet?
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How to get my contract renewed when my supervisor is not happy with my progress as junior developer

After finishing my studies as a computer engineer, I got this job with absolutely no professional experience, and the employer knew that all the projects that I've worked on were just university ...
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276 views

How should you view it when company ask whether you are passionate but when you join, everybody just treat it as “just a job”? [closed]

How should you view it when during the interview process, the recruiting department asks as if you should be passionate about the job, and find the job meaningful, but when you join, everybody just ...
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How to deal with being contacted by a company after I didn't pass their interview process before?

Yesterday I posted a question wether 2 months was a normal time for an interview process. I got my answer today, and they told me they "wouldn't move forward with my application for this, but they ...
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1answer
275 views

Can my boss discuss my on going lawsuit with other employees without my knowledge? [closed]

I was hurt awhile back and I'm going through a lawsuit with this company. Without my knowledge my boss asked another employee if I was doing anything that I wasn't supposed to and began to tell the ...
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2answers
508 views

Feeling neglected at work

I'm in a team that is comprised of 4 backenders, 2 designers and 1 frontend (me), and my teamleader. Most of the work i do is maintenance, mostly related to bugs from code that was written by other ...
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3answers
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Engineer of all trades, master of none - Career options?

currently, I've been employed for a few years as R&D-Engineer in a medium to large company. Pay is decent, work is mostly interesting, the colleagues are great and the hours are ok (leaving me ...
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1answer
153 views

Manager postponed my internal transition date

I work at a large company and it is a great company to work, great perks and benefits. However, I have a terrible manager for a few months ago, he is arrogant, knows everything attitude, makes fun of ...
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1answer
168 views

CPIM designation behind name

I'm in the process of CPIM training. I know that you attach CPIM to the end of your name once completed. I was wondering if this is only in a professional environment to show you have the ...
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1answer
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Why would a company pays money to clients over the software they sell? [closed]

How could a company pay back some money to clients for selling a software (Is it a form of sue?). Could you explain this? It's not like when we buy something and we get a bad product and then you ask ...
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15k views

CEO talked to me about letting me go. Now he is trying to keep me, but I want out. How should I communicate this?

I tried to make the title as neutral as possible, but the reality is that "I" (I am asking on behalf of a relative I know well) am doing at least 2 people's job, being paid the bare minimum, and with ...
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4answers
10k views

Which party should I notify first when leaving a contract job through a staffing agency?

I am currently on a contract job through a staffing agency, where the staffing agency is my legal employer and I'm on a contract with my job site. I've secured another job offer and will take it. ...
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3answers
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Is it possible to protect my employment while taking a leave of absence due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic?

I am a junior software developer in a governmental organization that has the ability to give its employees remote access to their workstation so they can work from home, but uses it sparingly and ...
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5answers
671 views

New Thinking Behaviours?

I started a new job as a trainee auditor and so far I’m enjoying it. I’ve not made any major mistakes but one thing that is clear to me is that I have to change the way I think about the job. I’m sort ...
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2answers
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Coworkers acting like I have coronavirus [closed]

I am a resident of Omaha, Nebraska. I have never traveled internationally, and have only thrice in my life even traveled outside of Nebraska. I am fairly introverted, and usually spend my free time ...
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2answers
539 views

Is it bad to ask not to be recorded in a (group) interview?

I went to a group interview. (Not the same one as my other question, just coincidentally another one). On the whole I felt things went well. It was for a marketing position. At one point we were asked ...
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3answers
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What exactly is a probation period at a new job?

I'm about to accept a job with a 90 day probation period. What does this mean and why do these exist? I've heard an input that after that period my salary might increase slightly (my salary is almost ...
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5answers
276 views

How long does a recruiting process usually take?

I was approached by a company a while ago. Almost 2 months ago a recruiter offered me a position, and only several weeks later I was contacted by the company to set up a video interview, which would ...
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1answer
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Salary expectations at a new company

I'm a software developer in Montreal with a little over 3.5 years experience working at a company. Since i had gotten that job straight out of school the salary was rather low. I didn't mind at the ...
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13answers
21k views

Should I work while on vacation?

I am the only web guy in our firm and get asked to work on client issues even while on vacation (PTO). It's understandable if it's an emergency production issue, but even for non-production/test ...
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1answer
386 views

Budgeted overtime withdrawn

Have worked overtime for last five years. Money was allocated for this to continue for another year. Been informed that this will now stop early May. Certain monetary remuneration was expected. Sudden ...
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2answers
1k views

How to apologize for responding late to an internship offer?

I had cold emailed an organization a couple of months ago in May to ask for an internship, and while they did not have openings then, they did contact me this February about an internship offering, ...
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226 views

Signing a new employment contract

Can a new employer insist on me signing a new employment contract while still working out my notice period with my current employer? I have a 2 month notice period so technically my current contract ...
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2answers
489 views

Asking for references after signing contract

My husband recently had an interview with a company. They obviously liked what they saw as they sent him an offer and a contract containing a start date. He signed the contract and handed in his ...
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11answers
20k views

How can I avoid having an interviewer lie to me about what the job will entail?

I applied for a job. During the interview I had the impression that contrary to what I understood from the ad: the job focused on something a bit different, let's call it aspect X. I was honest and ...
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2answers
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Which online enquiry should I use to apply for work experience at a law firm?

I'm in year 10 and applying for work experience. On a law firm's website that I want to apply to, they provide a phone number and two different enquiry forms to contact them (no email). The first ...
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5answers
5k views

Regretting two week notice [closed]

I recently put in my two week notice at a company I've worked at for the better part of nine years as a digital marketer. The company has treated me well and provided learning opportunities. The work ...
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4answers
651 views

Negotiation of starting day?

I got an interview yesterday, and then 2 hours later, they emailed me with the offer in my email. In the interview, they asked when I was looking at starting, I said " probably at least a few weeks ...
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4answers
852 views

Should I get paid for un-worked weekend days during business travel?

My (US) company is sending me on a trip (about a 4 hour flight away) spanning Weds to Weds. The organization I'm visiting will be closed over the weekend, so I don't expect to do any work on Sat and ...
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1answer
488 views

Is it professional way to ask for recognition?

I have collaborators in other company who work on similar project. They specialize on technical details, we specialize on applications. We share a lot of information and experience. I shared an idea ...
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3answers
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How should I handle a dead project that nobody is working on anymore

One year ago me and several other people were assigned to work on a small project (as an addition to our main responsibilities). We did some work, spent a lot of time waiting for third parties, and at ...
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3answers
1k views

Why so little paid holiday in the US [closed]

Just read this question: Is it reasonable for my employer to make me use unpaid time off to drive back after a work conference? And the first thing that I thought was: why is there so little annual ...
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1answer
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What does “RC/CL/aj” stand for in an appointment letter?

I received an appointment letter. Below the signature of the director of human resource, there are some abbreviations, as follows: Signature Name Encls. c.c. Hd(COMP) DoF ...
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I have been interviewing for my dream job, then things went fast with a different company and I receive an offer, how to professionally manage this?

I have been interviewing for the past two months with a company X that is one of "The big 4", for a dream job. Successfully finished several interviewing rounds and now my last and most difficult ...
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857 views

Supervisor Consistently Scheduling Meetings That Run Over Standard Work Hours

I am currently on a tiny software team of four people. We work very standard work hours and over time is not an option. Two of us get in at 7 and leave at 4, the other two team members get in at 8 and ...
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2answers
613 views

My manager is leaving and I'm taking over his role, how should the handover work?

I've been working for this company for three years and due to recent restructure my manager has decided to leave and I have been offered the opportunity to take over his role once he leaves. So my ...
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2answers
609 views

Was offloaded a colleague's direct reports and duties as she was ineffective. She's leaving and boss won't assign duties back to replacement

I was the first choice for a Supervisor position at my company in a different department but my boss would not release me as I was needed on an essential business project. The project ended ...
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1answer
342 views

Is it appropriate to send Linkedin invite after being told it was succesful interview and will go further?

I was told that the interview is successful and we want to go further with you. After knowing this, is it okay to add interviewers on linkedin after some weeks?
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BSc&MSc in Mechanical Engineering, PhD in Applied Math looking for types of jobs [closed]

I received my MSc and BSc in Mechanical Engineering (solid mechanics) and PhD in Applied Mathematics. I am considering both academic and industry jobs. Due to instability and short-term nature of ...
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1answer
447 views

Is there a way to enjoy the benefits of job hopping without the resume stigma?

I'm a new dev who has been in my first job out of university for 9 months. Because of family history of unemployment, I always interview at least twice a month to keep my skill at academic CS trivia ...
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2answers
739 views

Internship broken off before contract - no payment

My friend (university student) was supposed to work with a businessman/lawyer for her internship this year, and before any contract was signed, she worked ~40 hours for him. He promised they would ...
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3answers
898 views

How to become more “pragmatic/efficient”?

I am quite a perfectionist and I like elegant and lean solutions. The problem is that I notice that this is not what is valued in my company... I've been working as a software-developer in mid-sized ...
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9answers
26k views

Is it reasonable for my employer to make me use unpaid time off to drive back after a work conference?

I was at a work conference last week that was supposed to go M-F. It ended a day early and I drove home Friday during the day instead of Saturday. When I got back in the office today, my manager told ...
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1answer
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How to be appreciated for working alone and delivering results over “being a team-player”? Please see the description for more details

I have been working in IT as an employee for about 5 years. I have had many bad experiences working in teams. I like working alone. I am good at recognizing patterns, doing investigative and analysis ...

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