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Workplace flexibility

I work for a IT company and had my discussions with my manager around inability to work from home to support kid (child care age) when they are not well. The boss (owner of the company) replied, "...
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At what point does the “job offer waiting game” become a red flag?

I had a final interview 4 weeks ago for a job that sounded promising. Less than 48 hours after the interview, the company's internal recruiter (my point-of-contact during this process) reached out to ...
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How can I make sure colleagues do not feel like I accuse them of doing something wrong?

I work in a small company in Thailand, SE Asia. I am originally from Europe. I live and work there since many years, we all speak English in the company, and normally communication works fine. I am ...
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Heard back from recruiter 20 minutes after a thank you email, with no discussion of next steps

I had the final round of a long interview process with the hiring manager Tuesday and was told he would discuss with the team and get back to me after a couple days. It’s been a couple days, and while ...
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Why did my abusive boss insist that I take an unpaid leave of absence when I tried to resign?

I've been working at this company for over 6 years and for those 6 years, my boss has been an absolute bully. He micro-manages everything I do, dumps so much work on me, and then criticizes everything ...
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If an offer has several contingencies and clearing them takes longer than 4 weeks, can I back out of the offer?

I was offered a position with several contingencies (drug test, background check and management interviews). It's been more than 4 weeks since I was given the offer and I'm still waiting on the ...
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Commuting - how to dodge GPS blind spots? [on hold]

Apologies if this is in the wrong stack. I wasn't sure where else to ask the question. The Situation I commute daily via road. The fastest route is a motorway which is frequently jammed. Multiple ...
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How do I “dress in layers” when I need to stay business casual indoors?

Winter time is coming soon, and that means having to wear a lot of sweaters outdoors. At the workplace, I can usually get away with a nice sweater without any patterns on it, thanks to being in a ...
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When describing my skills, what is the short form of “I'm sensitive to others in the office and help them work together”?

I am very sensitive to how other people are doing in the office. In the past, I have helped people having a bad day, listened to their wild and fantastic and angry stories about coworkers and ...
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Can public employees in Georgia be forced to take paid time off for work travel? [on hold]

Someone I know is employed by the state of Georgia (US). The person traveled for a mandatory work trip and the employer is forcing the person to consume one day of vacation (PTO) for travel to and ...
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How to respond to request for desired salary for a junior software engineer role after an interview, and how to determine the number?

I just had a job interview for what would be my first full-time job (as a junior back-end engineer in Munich - prior to this I was studying at an engineering school 'Epita'). During the interview I ...
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Is it reasonable to have multiple senior developers, but no juniors/mid-level developers?

I work in a company with 2 other developers. We typically don't work as a team, just independently on various projects. One developer has been here for 20 years and the other for 7. They both have the ...
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Reducing neck and shoulder pain while at the computer

I recently started a job in assisting my company with operations. This essentially is a software job, so I spend my 8 hours at a desk. I sustained an upper back strain before starting this position ...
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Setting Excel Tests for Candidate [on hold]

I often get asked to set-up Excel testing for candidates for public sector finance across a range of skill sets, from basic to advanced depending on the role. An example of a question could be to ...
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How to handle wrong image projection

My Scrum master keeps on harassing me by trying to find some reason to blame me. Even though I'm doing really good work , he's doing some kind of wrong image projection to others. I'm seeing that he ...
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Office space bait and switch

I've worked at my current job for about 4 months. My previous stints are 10 years and 6 years. After my interview, I asked to walk through the office and see what it is like. Unfortunately, my now-...
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How to handle discussions about 401k in the workplace

I work for a company that offers 401k plan with a solid match. 6% but it vests over 3 years. Anyway, people always tell me to contribute and they discuss amongst each other how much they contribute. ...
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CC'ing my Boss's Boss

I'm wondering about asking to take an seminar related to my job, but I'm concerned my "Branch MGR" won't approve due to the financial reasons. I'm debating on CC'ing her boss which is the regional MGR ...
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Is there value in recruitment messages?

Context About once or twice a month, I receive a message on LinkedIn from recruiters who state that they liked my resume and wanted to talk for a potential job offer or applying in their hiring ...
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Is it reasonable to negotiate adding “senior” to a job title?

I have an offer for a Ph.D.-level research job from a top company. The compensation package is attractive, but I'm thinking about whether I should negotiate the job title. From my research, roles ...
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Colleagues are bullying me - how to manage?

I worked at a workplace that I was eventually fired from after 3 1/2 years. My issues there most of the times were colleagues bullying me and then claiming that I had done a bad job when that was ...
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Father & I work in same industry. He was fired. I defended him without knowing the full story

My father and I work in the same industry. He was fired 4 months ago and I defended him without knowing the full story. Now the full story is coming out. We both work in the same relatively small ...
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fastest way to switch job [on hold]

I'm a software developer working for several years in same company. However, I've been stagnating technically speaking, as the other devs were higher level and older in the team, they were given all ...
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How to deal with a disappointed recruiter that wants to call me regarding a bad assignment?

If a recruiter writes you this email after an assignment, beside the fact that it went quite bad, what should you do/expect from a phone call? The recruiter is an internal recruiter for the company I ...
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As an introvert team lead, how to make team members trust me with their future career plans

About me: I am an introverted team lead. My superiors and my team members do recognize that I am an effective leader. Also, I do not really get strict or angry usually when things go wrong , instead ...
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Contacting 'references' that are not on the reference list

I found out that the CEO/hiring manager finds non-listed 'references' (generally via LinkedIn) for the later-stage candidates, and contacts them without asking permission. These non-listed references ...
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Coworkers accusing me of “cheating” for working more efficiently

I'm a CAD drafter. We have quotas of drawings to get done each day, usually 5/day with the correct forms attached with them. Each one would regularly take around 1.5-2 hours at a normal pace, so to ...
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What is the proper way to request team/project change?

I am working in a software firm on a project which doesn't have any work left. The team is of only 3 people, all three of us are from a different domain. Even If I ask for the project change, I don't ...
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Gave two subordinates special privileges, get others to stop talking about it?

Two of my team members I look after (of a certain cultural background) had some personal issues to look after so I allowed them to use sick leave and work from home for extended periods, without the ...
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I can't motivate myself to expertise in a specific topic [on hold]

I can't motivate myself to expertise in a specific topic. I learned C++ before the university myself and made some console applications for practice. Games are a passion for me and it is the reason ...
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4answers
658 views

Client mis-managing my (contractor) work

I'm a newly-minted (~1yr) contractor, providing specialist technical services (Machine Learning). I am on my second job; first one was great (more on that below) and in fact they referred me on to my ...
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(Alternatives to) Sensory Deprivation for Concentration & Productivity

I found that my concentration and productivity are higher (probably up to 50%) when I wear ear plugs and when I work in a relatively dark room (shutters almost closed). That's probably not surprising ...
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Do you celebrate paying your mortgage off with colleagues?

Where I work it is normal for colleagues to bring in treats on their birthday or when they return from holiday. I'm in the situation where I've just paid my mortgage off, at the age of 31. Obviously ...
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How to answer to the “We do not want to create any precedent” argument in salary negotiation?

It seems that every big company I have encountered operates (for low/middle level employees) according to a spreadsheet, where columns are some kind of level or grade, and rows are years of experience....
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567 views

Workplace compensation backtracking when considering salary [on hold]

I started working at company X 8 months ago as a software developer, after graduating from university. I was working with no problems and hearing only praise. The company underwent a new compensation ...
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609 views

Blocked for Internal Promotions. How do I get around the excuses?

I feel like my company is dragging their feet because of reasons. It's always something new. This is both within my department and to other departments. My bosses have acknowledged that they know I ...
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In the process of redundancy - shall I disclose this to potential future employers?

There are cuts in the company I work for and I've been one of those selected for redundancy. In my case it is going to take a few weeks. Both before learning about it and afterwards I applied to ...
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718 views

What can be done about a manager who has driven away several employees?

There is a manager who has been at my company for a long time. Let's call him Dick. He's not my manager, but I frequently work with him, and I get along with him for the most part. Many other people ...
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Is it OK to call company for more details about a job post (not an application)?

I would like to ask whether it is generally considered OK to call the HR department of a company to ask for further details regarding a job post (not a job application). I work in the Civil ...
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Employer says they want Quality & Quantity, but only pays bonuses based on the latter

I work in a company that, like any other company, expects high quality and quantity of the product (service). I am a quality person who meets the production demands. However, many of my colleagues ...
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Company asks (more than once) if I can involve family members in project

My company has (repeatedly) requested that I ask my family members to trial their service. I would rather keep family and work separate, and so I told them my family wasn't interested. However, I ...
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920 views

Moving in a few months and not sure what to tell my current employer [on hold]

I've lived away from my family for almost 10 years now and I want to move close to them when my current lease ends in a few months. Right now I am working as a software engineer and I think my salary ...
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What questions to expect during a junior javascript developer interview? [on hold]

I was invited in for a chat at a digital studio next week and I'm just going over some example questions etc. The company seems really amazing. They make good looking products (Apps and the like) for ...
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Am I terminated if I won’t sign a probation extension? [on hold]

Am I fired if I won’t sign a probation extension?
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What to write in Expected Salary column during a recruitment process? [duplicate]

I am undergoing a recruitment process for a position in AECOM. In first telephonic interview the recruiter asked me my salary expectations. Since I had no idea about their budget for the particular ...
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Depression when working. What to do? [on hold]

I've been working as a programmer during the last 5 years (my first five years of working experience). When I started working, I really enjoyed it. The problem is that some months ago I started ...
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What to do when employer lied about when they would reimburse for out of pocket expense?

I could add a lot more details to this question but I feel they don't have an affect. An employer told me to buy something. They agreed to reimburse me the next day. Now they're saying it will be a ...
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What language should I be learning? C# or C++? [on hold]

I know this seems long but please, please read it. You could change my life. And please, dont just repond after looking at the question, please read the context of my situation below. Hi. I'm a self ...
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What is recommended “good” attire for a male in management at a tech company? [on hold]

I am not asking frivolously. I’m starting a management role in a mid-sized business software company in Philadelphia. I come from a finance company where I wore a suit and tie every day. The younger ...
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If a company is in debt, do employees with equity have any financial obligation?

If I choose to work for salary + equity, and the company loses and/or is in debt, am I obligated to pay a part of the company debts? Is it common in the startup world?

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