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Did a mistake at work. Proper tools can prevent it again but there is some obstruction

So I made a mistake at work not being thorough enough. It's my fault and I accept it. Where I'm taking offence it that this mistake could have been preventing with basic tooling. And by basic I mean ...
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How to ask an accountant for a refund

I am an independent contractor (UK based) and have an accountant do my 'accounting' for me. He seemed good to start off with, but by now he seems incompetent or uninterested in the work (examples ...
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Requesting for advance [closed]

I am an office manager in a small company. Usually, engineers ask for tour expenses in a whatsapp group which has higher officials and management. eg: "Please transfer 2000 Rs for site visit" I am ...
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Back to school: employement perspectives [closed]

I've resumed studying lately and I have to make a choice regarding the master degree I'm gonna pursue. I'm hesitating between two masters and I would like to have some opinions about employability in ...
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I really like my workplace, but just can't pick up the new skills required to do the job. What do I do?

I'm a web developer and have been for 10 years. Currently I work in a large company that treats their employees pretty well. I get along with everyone and like the culture here. However, about 2 ...
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New manager relocating employee for corner office? [closed]

I start a new position as manager with my current company/different program next week. This is a new formal position and formal leadership On site has been non-existent for a few years. I was told ...
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I'm about to get a raise. Should i refuse it if I'm now thinking to resign? [duplicate]

I'm a software engineer and in this time of the year at my company we are getting raises based on our performance. I already told my boss how much I want and he agreed, telling me that he now has to ...
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How can I let a coworker know I'm not interested in socializing with him?

There's a coworker at my job who asked me out on my first day and I said no. Since then he keeps trying to socialize with me by sitting next to me while I eat my lunch. I'm really not interested in ...
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As a job seeking mid-level or senior developer, is it pragmatic to spend time on take home quizzes and assignments?

A colleague and I, both mid-level developers, were having a disagreement regarding a recent job prospect they had where the individual from HR asked my colleague if they'd be willing to do a language-...
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Recruiter from large firm asking for where I was submitted

I was asked by a recruiter recently for different firms I was recruited to - both sell-side (investment banks) and buy-side firms (prop shops, hedge funds, HFTs, etc.). I am wondering if this is fine, ...
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Working issue in Software development

I have a friend asking about their software career during issue working in a current company. The company is very small developer 2 contractors and 2 full staff (including CTO). My friend wasn't a ...
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When applying for jobs how to indicate I can't do phone interviews without alerting red flags?

I want to start applying for web design/developer jobs. This would be the first time for me. Phone interviews (or even confirmed by phone) must be a thing, right? I have a speech problem. Face to ...
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Decline a job offer after acceptance due to visa problem

I accepted a job offer (online) last September. The employer is in Australia and is willing to sponsor my work visa application. I submitted my visa application last October, and provided additional ...
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Starting a new job and asking for leave right away

I'm starting at a new job next week. My best friend is getting married in two weeks and I'm the best man. We discussed any planned activities during the job interview and leaving to attend the wedding ...
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How to encourage actual participation in code reviews/pull requests

I'm currently acting as team lead for a small group of developers, all of which (including myself) are fairly new at the company. Part of my job is setting up the development workflow, and in that ...
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Just found I was supposed to be working on a completely different project since 8 months ago. How can I handle this?

Kinda shocked at the moment. I’m a dev who works on a team of about 20 developers. Apparently I (along with another developer) was assigned to complete a specification about 8 months ago. I learned ...
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Advice on career development [closed]

I currently work in the supply chain department of our company. My job title allows me to touch on multiple aspects of the supply chain. I have recently been introduced to commodities/procurement ...
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I was tricked into a terrible promotion

I was asked multiple times to take a position on another shift. I didn't want to leave 1st shift, but was convinced I'd like it. In the meeting that discussed everything I asked that if I didn't like ...
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What is the most successful way to ask for a raise readjustment after an annual review?

My manager and I have just completed my annual review. Everything went well, he says I'm performing beyond expectation. I am learning more and doing more than what is in my job description. I know the ...
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Dealing with pre-interview anxiety [closed]

I'm an anxious person, and often feel particularly anxious before facing an interview. What are some techniques for addressing this specific anxiety?
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Is it worth getting a higher education to work in Europe? [closed]

I am considering the prospect of immigration to another country. I myself am from Russia and have a secondary vocational education in the field of IT and almost a year of work in the specialty, now I ...
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Tactics for rewarding employees - keep them motivated and eager for work - long term employee retention

What are some effective tactics used to keep employees motivated and enthusiastic for the company vision and to achieve long-term retention? (developers mainly) Or if you are an employee: what have ...
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Should I tell interviewer that I will use their offer to renegotiate current rate first?

I have been recently approached by a recruiter from another company. I agreed to go through recruitment proccess and at the begining I have stated my expected salary which I set pretty high. On the ...
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How can I handle job offers when I'm on a student visa?

I've been living about six months abroad on a student visa. Currently, I am receiving many offers to work here, but I'm always blocked because my visa limitation's. How could I approach the ...
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How does an IT professional realign to a new industry?

I have 10 years of professional experience in the fossil fuel IT industry. It has taught me many valuable lessons, and fairly compensated me, but there are a few major motivators for me wanting to ...
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Should I Accept the Title of Application Development Supervisor?

TL;DR I was offered the title of Application Development Supervisor, but a long history of dealing with non-technical management makes me feel this is not an appropriate title with a clear enough ...
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Should I expect a merit increase? [closed]

This is my 3rd year in my current position. I am the only person within the company that does the work that I do. For the past 2 years I have gotten decent pay raises, considering the fact that I ...
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How to solve a situation where you have one suboptimal offer and one great almost offer?

I got a job offer and verbally accepted it. However, since I still haven't gotten the contract, just the offer letter, which just includes very basic information and isn't even legally binding in my ...
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Team doesn't take my code review comments seriously

I am a mid level software developer in a small software company. I have been here for the last 8 months and due to my approach with code reviews I was added to the mandatory reviewers list early on. ...
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How do I address my Japanese colleagues?

I work for an American company, in the US. We have a large branch in Japan. What is the etiquette with name usage in written communication, with fellow employees I don't know (don't work with ...
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Is it appropriate to ask a coworker about “what happened” after they suddenly told me that tomorrow will be their last day?

A senior coworker who's been with the company for over 6 years, suddenly approached my desk, handed me their card with info and said, "It has been nice working with you, I told [top boss] that ...
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Direct report not doing what he was supposed to do

We recently hired a person that reports under me in the ecommerce department. He was intended to handle ppc marketplaces , analytics and website updates and he was up for it. However as soon as he ...
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I live in one state, work for a company that is headquartered in another, and go to work in a third state. Whose overtime laws apply to me? [migrated]

I'm located in Virginia (though I'm almost positive that doesn't matter). The contracting company I work for is based in Maryland. I work in a federal building with federal workers in Washington, DC (...
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How can I safely show in my resume my experience with pen testing tools

I work in the cybersecurity field as a security analyst. As a part of my work I have gained decent experience with white hat penetration testing tools such as Snort, Burp Suite, MetaSploit etc. I also ...
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How to change manager after giving up on current one who lied about me

A couple of years ago I was reporting to J as one of ten developers, then moved under S, who is the manager of J. The reason was that I am looking after a piece of software (F) which required a higher ...
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Meeting organization

I am a developer who is new to big company environments. I am tasked with writing simulations for our products for testing them. Due to that, I have to frequently get feedback from product developers, ...
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Strange job interview — What were they really looking for? [closed]

This was the strangest job interview I ever had. I was interviewing for a position as an engineer at a US based tire manufacturing plant. The interview started pretty normally, and then the ...
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What should I add to my portfolio if I'm looking to get into a web-dev role? [closed]

Web dev career questions. Help, kickstarting a web dev career I currently work in it support and have been told I have a chance of being made redundant soon. I have been studying web dev for a ...
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Are there certain things I can do to become more high profile? [closed]

How do I overcome my communication issues? I am kind of an introverted person and I admit I have communication issues. I am manager of a team and new to my company. I have a feeling that my manager ...
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Should I include a “temporary” job on my resume?

I took a job as a program control analyst as I needed to get out of my last job as a Systems Engineer, because the company was a mess. I took the first job I could get and I've been a PCA for 4 months ...
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469 views

How to deal with interview situation where computer screen is shown only a short time? [closed]

Could anyone explain what the employer wanted me to react in this situation? I was in a job interview for a developer job. Boss wanted to see how well I understand code. He showed the code for about ...
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My manager has decided to continue work on a project cancelled by the CEO

My team's project was cancelled directly by the CEO, but my manager has decided that we should keep working on it. In the headcount request spreadsheet for the next quarters, my manager is inflating ...
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Lack of leveraging existing solutions and digging the pit deeper [closed]

At my job there's this general pattern of patching broken/old stuff with code we write ourselves. The problem is that we create a bunch of micro components that all have a bus factor of 1, are poorly ...
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How long should I work somewhere for putting them in my resume

I am fresh out of university and in 1 year, I have been working at two different companies. The last one is recent (3-4 months) and it does not seem like a good fit. Should I put that experience in my ...
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How do I approach my employer about being force to work as a warehouse grunt while I was hired as a mechanical designer?

I work as a mechanical designer but am asked to move warehouse goods averaging 20kgs per box. The mechanical work I do is drafting designs for HVAC and plumbing layouts for residential/commercial/...
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Is being anti social a serious hinderance in my career? How to cope with it?

OK So I am looking for a job right now, was out of the country for some time and now back in trying to settle. I am a software engineer with 10+ years of experience, I am having a bit of hard time ...
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Why does my senior coworker act smartly all the time [closed]

I have been working in my new role for nearly 6 months now. I really love it and most of the people are nice to be around, however, there is one woman there who I can't seem to get my head around. ...
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Panic attacks before performance review

I always have these mini panic attacks prior to performance reviews when I know I did not do a good job. It's something that comes from my school days from when I used to wait for my term grades and ...
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Delaying the Roll out of Offer Letter [duplicate]

I'm an experienced professional and I applied for an opening through Job Board. My profile got shortlisted and I gave 1 Aptitude written test, 1 telephonic interview (technical) , 2 face to face ...
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Should I wait for job contract to hand out my notice?

I recently received written job offer (from a big corporation, if it matters) that I decided to accept. I am meant to start at the beginning of April, so I need to hand notice letter to my employer by ...

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