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Harassment within a Mathematics department in the USA [closed]

This is a documentation of some of the documentable behavior of the current Chair of a certain Mathematics department in the US over the last two years: (i) Him giving me a very small problem, asking ...
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When it comes to questions which make public accusations against people, is there a community concensus on what should happen? [migrated]

Consider the following question: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/154497/harassment-inside-a-certain-mathematics-department It specifically names two people and accuses them of stuff. ...
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Is it normal for an otherwise well put together enterprise software group to just let a junior loose on a project?

I'm a junior developer who has spent 8 months on the job. My current job is at a small enterprise software group just ~15 devs and a total company size of 500 (maybe 70 of which are the typical office/...
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My trainee shows symptoms. How to tactfully send her home at the time of the corona epidemic?

The corona-epidemic has reached the city where I work. The number of cases confirmed by the authorities has been increasing day by day. My wife is pregnant. She is in the seventh month with our baby. ...
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Was it a selfish and immoral decision?

Today, I quit my current grpahic design job because I was getting a better offer. My current boss also agreed to pay higher, but I chose growth over salary. But I made a mistake, I broke a promise. ...
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Is wearing a green sport jacket to an interview a terrible idea?

A little bit of background, I am currently homeless, and have limited access to clothes, and even more limited access to funds. Buying new clothes is out of the question, and it is too late now for me ...
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Can my new employer require me to sign an agreement agreeing to repay training costs provided by another employee if I terminate by end of year?

I started my position in February and was presented today, 3/5/2020, with an "Employment Agreement" which states, in part, "If the employee terminates employment prior to December 31, 2020, liquidated ...
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I am promoted but my Manager did not announce it to the team

I was recently told by my manager privately that I will lead the software team and asked me to give a software update presentation to the team. I did that and I saw some surprised faces in my team. ...
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Listing Intracompany transfer on resume

I'm working for a US based software solutions provider. I was initially employed (12 months) in the US office. I then requested a transfer to its subsidiary in another (my home) country. It was ...
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Will it negatively impact my application if I ask referees aren't contacted before interview?

I'm applying for a new role and on the application form there's a box next to each referee saying "Can this referee be approached prior to interview?". Given the fact that if I don't get this role I ...
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My new boss ask me about client's big boss hobby (B2B Account)

I am a B2B sales, and my new boss is asking me to disclose all of my account key person's hobby, and the personality trait and put on the email. Is this proper? He thinks good sales should know it ...
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What to do (if anything) about a desk neighbor on my project who verbally and physically expresses anger and frustration? And I feel intimidated

I'm part of my own team but the nature of it is that I sometimes get "hired out" to work with another team in the same company as a sort of subject matter expert. Today and for the last 3 months or so ...
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How to properly give estimates on highly variable tasks?

I am an embedded developer, often tasked with bringing up prototype hardware. This tasks are highly variable in the tame it takes, mostly due to reasons outside of my control and this is not known ...
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Asking Potential Employer to Match Another Companies Higher Offer

I have often heard that having multiple job offers on the table at the same time is a great place to be in as it gives you more negotiating power. This seems perfectly reasonable to me, especially in ...
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What should my workplace title be based on what I do - It's currently Digital Marketing

I work for a dealership, I am not ready to leave any time soon (I am back in school for computer science, and they are very flexible with my school schedule) - However, I would like to know what ...
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How to handle work capacity across different teams

As a software developer with some years of experience, I seem to run into this same issue in one form or another, so I'l generalize it the best I can. Let's say I'm on 3 teams. Team A has given me ...
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Negotiating improvement on lower salary than market

Context After graduating and finishing a good apprenticeship of 2 years where i ended up being in charge of a refactoring project (I started as a software engineer and became project lead), I stayed ...
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How soon after accepting an offer, would it be polite to quit to accept an offer from a different company?

I have not found a duplicate question dealing with this exact situation. I have been steadily applying for jobs since the end of January. My field is very specific, there are a few large companies ...
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Suggesting to freelance for a design agency before applying for a job

A few months ago I decided I was going to leave my job at the design agency I was working for. I applied for a few other design agencies at the time that I liked the look of (even though none appeared ...
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How can I get my coworkers to review my code?

For context: my productivity as a software developer is tied to delivering my work, and delivering my work is tied to having my code reviewed and approved by co-workers. But lately I've been having ...
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Salary Negotiations: Asked for a raise on the first offer, got back saying they need a week's time to respond

I have been interviewing with a successful startup. The first interview was a basic screening round, then another round with a senior engineer, and then there was another one with their CTO. The CTO ...
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How can I recover my reputation and trust after snapping at my boss?

I’m the second-in-command for a web dev team. Lately I’ve been really struggling with a task at work. I kept being pushed back with issues I didn’t anticipate, despite asking for help. Because of ...
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I think I was invited to go to the wrong interview

I was asked to an interview by a marketing firm. I had been under the impression the position was for a promoting specific brand. The interview was a group interview with about 10 other people there. ...
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How to not answer an uncomfortable question in a group interview?

I had a group interview. There were about 10 other candidates and one person running the interview. The format was we sat at the table and took turns answering the questions asked by the interviewer. ...
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How to ask what my future is with my company

I've worked for a smallish (~200 employees) insurance provider for almost 5 years as a web developer. My 5 year review is next month and I think this review is a good time to reflect on the growth I'...
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How to apologize to my boss for saying something that offended her?

I work in private care. My boss and I have a great relationship. I care for her mother. Today her mother was ignoring me and I made a joke, one my boss has and I've made multiple times, about when she ...
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How to enforce the use of my full name at work, instead of its shortened version?

What way is the best way to enforce the use of my full name? I can't write this without actually putting my real names in the title of this post, because it's very specific to my name usage, and as ...
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is stackoverflow or github profile more important than any degree [closed]

I have a question in mind for few months Is degree (university,college or certificate) really important? I'm doing projects of web development and no one ask for Degree or GPA But i faced most ...
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Should you dress for the job you want and not the job you've got?

Currently I work in a position where I wear jeans and polos to work everyday. Sometimes I mix it up once or twice a week and throw on the slacks. I work in the office but I do spend some time on the ...
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How to quit shortly after starting in the best possible way? [duplicate]

I spent last months searching for jobs. The positions I applied for are mid-level white-collar jobs. This week I've started a job I wan't sure I should accept. The first reason was it's a temporary ...
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Can dinner be ordered to go [closed]

My team is divided into to two groups. The techs and the coordinators. The coordinators are required to stay up to an hour later than the last tech. Tonight we have a team dinner that starts at 6. The ...
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How to ask business colleagues to think more generally and formally about accounting and deliver some rules?

I am a software developer and several of my tasks include the development of software procedures for posting sales, purchases, manufacturing, ordering activities into general ledger (creation and ...
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What can I do when the employer keep delaying my start date with the excuse of applying work permit as I am a foreigner?

I accepted the offer from one of the companies which offer me to work with them. I accepted their offer in the mid of January but the employer kept saying that the work permit is yet to be approved. ...
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When making an offer, can HR override a successful set of interviews with senior management?

I recently completed a months-long set of interviews for a senior management job with international responsibilities. It's a lot of work, but it's balanced by a hefty package. I only interviewed with ...
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How to respond to “are you open to a permanent position”?

I'm just out of school so this is my first run in with a recruiter and I am a bit confused with the language they are using (English is my 2nd language). A recruiter contacted me and asked if I was "...
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How can I, in general, learn to be more professional?

I've had 3 jobs and 3 managers (all different companies), and each of them has had the same complaint about me, so I don't think moving jobs will fix it. At every job, my manager is happy with my work ...
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When a company tells you to only spend an hour on a programming interview project, what level of work are they seeking?

I have been given the following programming project for an interview: Create a web application that reads our API and construct a webpage that shows [three types of data] and updates using the live ...
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Asking for day off. How can I word the email so it does not sound rude nor meek? [duplicate]

Every time I want to take days off I wrestle with the manner in which I should ask for them. I have PTO days that reset annually. I guess my battle is when I ask, it feels rude if I say "I'm taking ...
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Accept current job offer or wait for future offer? [closed]

I am completing my undergraduate teaching degree this April. I currently student teach at an elementary school and have received a verbal job offer. My fiance and I are moving to another city about an ...
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2answers
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The pro's and cons of being introduced by a head hunter

At the moment I'm looking for a new working opportunity (software engineering), and I've found a company I would like to work for. A head hunter offers me his service to introduce me to the company. ...
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How can I ensure my technical skills are solid enough to succeed?

I graduated in Computer Science in 2018. I landed in a java project for my first job, I lacked java skill( I have a c background) and understanding of the product my team was working on. My team ...
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How can I effectively report this? [migrated]

I am in the final round of a set of job interviews with a tech contracting company out of Atlanta. I passed the initial technical screening and the very easy coding interview for a machine learning ...
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Is it a demotion when I get a new role with fewer direct reports?

I started out with a manager leading a couple engineering teams. Last week, I was handed performance review results and I got a good score. Today, my manager called me in to discuss about my role. He ...
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getting bullied to resign instead of getting fired

I've been working in Germany in a company with a permanent contract for 2 years. Lately, my manager has seen that my performance is not up to the level it should be and therefore I got 2 options: ...
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6answers
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Messed up at work and don't know what to do

I have been working for one year on a data science project, from finding the stakeholder and the work to running A/B tests and finally to productionising the project. Part of running A/B tests ...
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Any research/stats about how layoff affect the remaining employee? [duplicate]

Is there any research/stats about how layoff affect the remaining employee, especially in software industry? The negative impact is obvious but my boss told me that there could be somewhat "positive" ...
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2answers
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I got verbal offer few weeks back

I got verbal offer few weeks back, but he is neither responding to emails nor phone calls, have tried mailing interviewing managers as well but no response. I had already called them several times, ...
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Can layoffs have a positive effect for a business due to the remaining employees thinking “If I don't work harder, I may be the next”?

Letting go of an unqualified member is unavoidable sometimes. But my question is not about that. My situation is when the business is not thriving and my employer has to layoff people, anyone who is ...
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How can I address and prepare for potential layoffs?

Last week the organization I work for announced they would laying off 200+ positions (which is 6% of the workforce). Some employees have already received lay off notices while others haven't heard ...
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2answers
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I've been assigned to a project I have no clue about. What do I do?

I was moved to a new project yesterday (I know it's a little early to judge). Anyway, I have zero clues about what is happening. The manager is very uncooperative which might be because his boss ...

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