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How do I start a side gig? [closed]

I am currently working for Microsoft in Bengaluru and want to eventually quit tech and do something on the side. I am not sure of the specifics now but am looking at one or a combination of 3 things ...
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What would US employees think of having a notice period? [closed]

[At first glance this might look unsuitable for SE since it is definitely an opinion-based question. However, in this case I'm not asking for opinions on the answer; I want opinions as the answer. So ...
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Received a job offer, but recruiter is behaving unprofessionally

I had 5 rounds of interviews at a very famous company. I am based in Europe and the company is based in US. It's a fully remote position. My contact point was Recruiter A during the whole process, and ...
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Manager ignores my requests for clarification on projects

I have an issue for the first time in my job. I have recently moved teams and started working in a completely new team. I’m quite new, less than 2 months and for the first month there were no projects ...
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How to answer in an interview when asked about leaving previous job, especially if it was bad? [duplicate]

My most recent work experience was largely negative. I worked for a company for about 4 months. I was terminated without cause. I was unaware of any issues and when I asked for a reason was told I ...
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Can someone be fired for giving a coworker a birthday card inside the workplace that is funny, but is also a bit sexist?

I work in an automobile factory in the United States and the vast majority (approximately 90%) of the employees in my department there are male. There is a coworker's birthday coming up next week in ...
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How can I repair my relationship with management after accidentally getting access to a confidental document?

For context, I have been working here a month and requested access to an employee evaluation form I wasn't supposed to have access to. My skip skip level manager told my manager, and she started ...
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I got promoted then the person I was replacing changed their mind and I got put back in my regular position [closed]

I got promoted with a raise. The person I was replacing had put in their two week notice but then decided not to leave and I was put back in my regular position with less of an raise. I'm real salty ...
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Work that I reasonably do without publications post Ph.D (R2 university)?

I'm a fourth year student in an Experimental Psychology Ph.D program with an accepted MA also in Experimental Psychology from a different program. I'm posting here since I'm about to graduate in May ...
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Proactively sharing time-sensitive feedback with manager?

My company is in the middle of its annual performance review cycle. As a part of that, I was asked to provide feedback to my manager via a web portal. One of the questions asks about a "growth ...
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Can my boss sue me for handing in my notice

I handed in my notice and the reason for resignation was I felt bullied in the work place. I stated in the notice that I felt bullied and explained all of the work that I do and how much slack I pick ...
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Salary sacrifice share scheme

What questions should I ask a prospective employer that is offering this benefit? This is a new benefit that I have not heard of before. In researching it, it seemed to be pretty straight forward. ...
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Unlimited sick day policy [closed]

I am an HR coordinator and our company is adopting an unlimited sick day policy and we have never done that before. is there anyone can share your unlimited sick day policy? thank you.
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Gave 60 days notice, boss said to leave before Christmas (UK)

I gave my 60 days notice today but asked if it can just be 30 days notice so that I can start my new job in early Jan. My CEO said that's fine and has basically said for HR to terminate my contract in ...
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Applying for company B after accepting contract at company A but have not yet started

This is based in the UK. I accepted an offer a while ago to start at company A next year, but am currently interviewing at a different company B which I'd rather work for. I have not yet told company ...
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I am part of a team while not officially reporting to its manager, and I think this is causing tension between us. How should I address this?

I am a mid-level software engineer at a large-ish tech company, having slightly above 5YOE. My team is comprised of 8 developers. The previous manager for this team left the company a few months back. ...
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Seeking Guidance on Collaborative Targets with a Colleague Unaccustomed to Teamwork

I'm currently facing a bit of a challenge at work. I've been teamed up with a colleague who usually prefers working on their own projects. It's proving to be a bit tricky as they tend to avoid or ...
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Potential repercussions to applying to lots of jobs?

I'm wondering what potential issues I could encounter if I apply to a lot of jobs. I personally love applying to as many jobs which fit my specific criteria, but since this minimum criteria is quite ...
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How to present co-authored research paper whose idea isn't mine on a CV

I am a co-author on a research paper published in a scientific venue. The coworker who is lead author had the original idea and did most of the implementation work. I've only been of accessory help ...
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Coworker touched me inappropriately - How can I get her fired for this? [closed]

My coworker, who is a female, walked up to me in passing, and touched my right breast with her pen, and I shoved her. On her way back, she did the same, and touched my right breast with her pen, and I ...
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How do I show employers that a long commute won't hinder my ability to perform my assigned duties?

The Situation I have recently applied for a position in a physician's office, and I like the feel of the office as I think I would do very well there. I have had three encounters with the staff ...
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How to let a recruiter know you're not seriously considering another job but you are exploring your options

I'm currently happy with my job, but I want to explore other positions because I've been at the same company for 5 years. I want to know how my technical and interviewing skills fare in todays job ...
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2 answers
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How do I ask my previous managing director for a recommendation she offered when I was leaving?

I recently left my job where I had been working for around 8 months. When I was leaving, I had a short meeting with the managing director where she offered to give me a letter of recommendation. It ...
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Employer asking to take leave in notice [closed]

What if old employer not accepting resignation and when employee not able to serve notice due to medical and family issues, what if employer without acknowledgement of resignation and asking to take ...
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Navigating Career Ambiguity in IT: Lost in Transition Software/DevOps Engineer - Seeking Guidance on Next Steps [closed]

I've been working in IT consulting for the past 10 years, collaborating with clients on team projects lasting 6-12 months. My focus has predominantly been on building Cloud solutions and handling ...
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Negotiated conditions not met after taking back resignation

I recently received a lucrative offer from a company. But after negotiations my current employer agreed on letting me do Work from Home for 6 months. I agreed and took back my resignation. We ...
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What are pros and cons of health sharing memberships when compared with the employer sponsored health plan?

This question is from the US. I am thinking of ditching the employer sponsored heath plan for the next year as my out of pocket premium is astronomical. What are pros and cons of health sharing ...
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Is it normal/legal in Germany for employer to withhold salary until work equipment is returned?

My contract ended 30th November and I didn't receive my November Salary. My boss says that my salary will only be released after my work laptop and phone are released. The combined cost is about 450 ...
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Dealing with coworker's junk science?

The entity im currently at operates on the pipeline of grants=> mental health research=>publishing papers. Been with this org 1 year. Recent changes led me to have to colaborate more w/ this one ...
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Colleague making up excuses for lack of knowledge

Context: We are a small team of developers working on a single multiplatform project (Web, Mobile and PC). One colleague in particular is in "charge" of the mobile application. I quoted that ...
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How does one get past unlucky work history streak?

In the years leading up to 2023, I've been pretty good about my employment. In the last year, however, I have burned through three jobs in relatively quick succession. Job 1. Factory work. Was fired ...
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Seeking Advice on Transitioning Between Similar STEM Roles in Different U.S. Federal Agencies

I'm currently working for one federal government agency and would like to switch to another agency. Both roles are similar STEM-type jobs (but not the same), and both would have roughly the same pay. ...
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How can I stay relevant in the Network Engineering space if I took a 2 year gap?

I’m 23 and have just finished a network engineering apprenticeship where I have 3 years professional experience along side a Bsc degree. This was completed in the UK. I also have CCNA Routing and ...
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Extremely high expectations from my employer but extremely low salary, how do I deal with this issue? [duplicate]

I am not trying to compare myself with anyone but the guy getting assigned almost zero tickets per day is earning 30% more than me who is getting assigned ~10 tickets everyday. It's not fair at all. ...
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Is it normal for a junior programmer to be alone in a project?

So I have been accepted into a small-mid size company for a month. In a month, I've been asked to make an app using a library that I don't know and kinda old / rare to be used. Mind you I spent 1 ...
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How to address contrast between current and past employment?

This is during interviews. I'm presently employed and it's not a good fit for various reasons. I'd like to work at something more interesting, challenging, with project work as time goes on versus ...
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How do you ask about job position number one after interviewing for job position number two?

I'm more interested in position one but got an interview for position two. I would like to have a shot at position one, so how do I ask about the application status of position one when I just got ...
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Salary at workplace [closed]

Is it fair for a new employee or an existing employee ( let's say they have been with the company 10 yrs)to make the same amount as an employee that's been with the company for almost 20 years? ...
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Is there a polite way to say "I am not going to be convinced this is a good idea, but I can also see you won't either. Go ahead without my blessing"?

This is an issue I come into at work sometimes which is awkward. I have a habit of having strong opinions that I feel are from years of expertise in the field or in the product. I also know that I ...
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Is it ethical to ask manager repeatedly after short interval for onsite opportunity?

I was added to a project a year ago and it was stated that there will definitely be some onsite opportunities later in project. When I asked, manager told me he will put forward my name to upper ...
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Annual bonus changed this year. Is there anything I can do about it?

I have been with the same company for 19 years. We receive annual bonuses. We have to do performance reviews quarterly and our bonuses reflect our performance, etc. This year, my bonus has decreased ...
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Whom should I go to if I have a complaint about the assistant director of the company I work for?

I’m a in home caregiver. I work for an agency that assigns me my clients. We have had a tremendous turnover in our office support staff. I have not met or been introduced to any of the staff now in ...
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Should I pay for dinner to pay back a dinner from 3 years ago?

A few years ago at a conference I was all but certain I was about to get fired so I refused to spend too much money eating out. My co-worker paid the entire bill at a steakhouse for us to eat dinner ...
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Is it okay for my employer to make me disclose my medical history (in the last five years..) under a “fit for work” form?

I work in the Netherlands as a consultant for a company. The client I am consulting for has sent me a “Fit for Work” assessment that I have to fill out which asks me to disclose all medical concerns I ...
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2 answers
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My manager keeps forcing me to be a team lead when I've asked her not to [closed]

My manager continuously forces me to run shifts and leaves me alone with one other person when I specifically asked her not to because of my physical and my mental health
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Regarding application of job through agency.Is it necessary

I need some advice regarding applying for jobs through agents Recently my friend came across a recruiter who is working for an agency. The recruiter offered my friend a job which my friend was ...
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2 answers
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Internal Recruiter Non-Responsive After Interview Request, Reschedule

I’m asking this question as an academic attempting to transition into industry/non-academic work. Two weeks ago a team at a national lab reached out to me out of the blue to inform me about a position ...
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Weird circumstances surrounding feedback interview after on-site interview

I recently had my on-site interview loop with a major international tech company where I was interviewing for several possible positions and I thought it went decently well. Later, I got a flurry of ...
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Job Prospects with Damaged Online Reputation

I work as an engineer for my day job. I was running a business on the side. I did not have a required licence for the business and some people died. The media caught on to it and lambasted me publicly....
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Cultural fit interview went pretty badly. They want me to re-do it for another team, worth it?

I've been interviewing with a large HR company, valued at more than 10 billion USD. I use their product, I really like it, and I think working for such a big player could look good on my resume. I ...
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