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Finished my work and not getting more

I finished a job which was supposed to take me 1 month~ but I got it in less than two weeks. My boss was happy and sold the application as expected. The problem is that I didn´t get more work since ...
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How to deal with a toxic coworker?

So, our main tech lead is a very knowledgeable guy who’s apparently been keeping the place afloat for years, but he’s quickly becoming my least favorite person. He just won’t stop speaking badly about ...
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Should I always counter a salary in a job offer?

I received a job offer in writing. The salary amount is either within the average or above average for the city the job is in (depending on the source of information), for someone with my experience. ...
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Being considered for two roles of different seniority in same department— how do I communicate that I’m only interested in the higher role?

Applied for a Influencer Marketing job and turns out it's a catchall position for a 15-person team they're building. Interview performance determines your position. I've been told I would probably ...
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Should I ask for bonus for work I've already done?

My company gives out project-based annual bonus at the end of each year, and I'm (probably) about to quit. Should I ask for my bonus for the projects I've already completed this year?
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Concerning a relationship in the team [on hold]

This is about a situation that isn't strictly an employed workplace, but is similar. I am on project team at a university. It is supposedly a 'professional environment', though as we are all ...
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As a team leader is it appropriate to bring in fundraiser candy?

My kids are beginning that stage in schooling where we get fundraiser candy/candy bars to sell. I'm being asked to "take these to work" but I'm the lead of a team of six. Would it be appropriate for ...
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Presenting to be abandoned PhD programme on CV

At the moment I am a PhD student in Germany at a university and find that I spend most of my time developing software for data processing and analysis. In academia the software does not seem to be ...
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555 views

Colleague trying to take credit from my hard work

The owner of my company has another business, both companies are very small and both share the same office space. My problem is this, there's a senior employee working for the other company who seems ...
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Will I be fired? [on hold]

I got suspended for having an altercation with a co-worker. We were face to face and it was due to her not cleaning a patients room whom is related to me. Me and her are custodian workers at a ...
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Promoted to Supervisor “line manager” of peers (new position) but don't seem to have any authority in practice - how to address with boss?

I was a de facto 'senior' member of a group of 5 - not recognised by title or salary but I knew much more than the others, was the "go to" person for everything, etc. Then this was formalised by ...
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Is it legal/fair to have probationary period in redundancy role reapplication scenario?

Is it fair/legal to for an employer to add probationary period in restructuring/redundancy scenario, wherein they require employee to apply for restructured positions in same department with exactly ...
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How to step back from applying to a job if I realize I can't solve the given assignment?

I'm looking for a new job as a software developer and I applied to many job for which the stack necessary involves languages I'm not familiar with, yet I'm confident I can learn in time. For one of ...
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How to approach boss about training delivered by Seniors who are knowledgeable but don't know how to train people - and impact on my mental health?

I've worked at an IT company as a consultant for a little more than a year and I currently work at a customer's office who's really happy with me. My boss put me forward for an in-house training, ...
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I'm about to be promoted, but I'm afraid that HR will pull some stunts to prevent salary increasing as much as it should

Our team has grown a lot within the past 1 1/2 years, from 3 people to now 20 people, in two different locations. Since top level management thinks that what we're doing is really gonna grow a lot ...
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Dealing with possible mental health issues

I do some volunteer work for a Hacker Space, if you aren't familiar with what that is its just a place with shared tools where people can come to work on projects and occasionally collaborate with ...
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Is it ever OK to refuse work?

I am an immigant engineer working for a large research organization in Europe. I have been working here for 3 years, and have rarely refused any assignments that were given to me. Sometimes the work ...
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Can my former employer sue me if I don't give them the photos I took (taking pictures was not part of my job description)?

I was hired by a company to run demos and do merchandising for their product. Managers found out that I have experience as a photographer and asked me to run a photoshoot for them with the promise ...
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What is the rationale of using attrition (rather than layoffs of the lowest performers) as the main mechanism of slowly shrinking a department?

I was discussing with a friend about the context of the place where he works. It is a medium sized company (a few hundred employees) with both "legacy" departments (e.g. monolith applications) and "...
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Career Change: Moving out of Software Development

After twelve years working as a software engineer at two different companies (in the UK), I am starting to feel that I no longer want to continue in this line of work. The main reason being the amount ...
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353 views

Secretive and confusing work environment?

Two months ago I landed a job in a company, my role is shared with an employee who was appointed a month before me. From the moment I got through the door I noticed that the other employees where ...
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Team project- only I hear about the negative feedback

I find myself in a challenging spot. I believe that my boss has placed me in a Set-up-to-fail situation. Everything I do now is criticize. Recently, a collaborative team project was criticized for not ...
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Technical interview with CTO [My dream job] [on hold]

After successfully passing an online test and a logical interview, I will pass next week a technical interview with CTO, They asked me before passing the interview with CTO to make a simple ...
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Should I answer honestly if asked why I was late one day when I was actually in an interview?

I had an job interview today that went well and I accepted the job offer. The interview was in the morning during work hours so I had to make an excuse about why I was late coming into my current job. ...
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How to justify getting additional team member when the current team is doing well?

I've been working in a large IT company in a 2 man team, for the past 3 years. We are very dedicated and we have a strong image as serious and reliable. Every important development comes our way. The ...
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Contract Position with Low Target Rate, Negotiate or Walk Away? [on hold]

I've been contacted by a recruiter who's filling some contract roles. The prospect seems OK, it's 6 months W2 with a "likely" extension (I'm not putting any stock in that promise, to be sure). They're ...
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How to contact multiple companies after the job fair

I have attended a job fair last week. A few companies said that they are interested in my work and gave me their business card to contact them. I was wondering what will the best way to contact them ...
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My manager quit. Should I agree to defer wage increase to accommodate budget concerns?

I am a junior developer for a medium-sized firm in the UK and my manager recently left leaving me as the only person on my team. I have discussed a promotion and wage increase with my new line manager ...
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Can my deputy manager make me work a shift I can't do?

I've been at my workplace for 3 years. For about a year I've had set nights where I work Monday and Tuesday nights every week. I don't, and have never, worked Friday nights because I have a second job ...
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846 views

How can I deal with teammate who is not a team player, possibly searching for glory? [on hold]

To clarify, this is actually my senior project for my university so no changes could be made personnel wise. However, I'd like to apply this situation to a workplace setting, as that's what it is, ...
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Bad releiving letter after serving period [on hold]

I have worked 6 plus years in an organization, Post that the organization gave me two months to look out for a different job. Meanwhile I was posted in a project. I put my papers & served 5 plus ...
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Should I include a separate section for publications on my resume if I've only published a single paper?

I've just published my first work related paper, should I include it in a separate section on my resume or just list it as a bulletpoint in the experience section under a job? I work in industry not ...
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Advice on defusing a tense situation after disrespectful behaviour from a colleague

This happened to me today and I'm still trying to digest it. To give you some context, I'm working on IT at a company with several branches across Europe. I don't hold any position of responsibility ...
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How to address smirking of colleague

I work in a small team, this guy had recently joined, like a month ago and I love to teach/mentor and my manager sees me enjoying and good at it, the colleague is of my age but he smirks a lot e.g. If ...
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Can I ask HR to let me skip two more interviews and offer me a job directly?

I had 2 job interviews lately (one in late July and one in mid August). After the 2nd interview I got a rejection email but the HR (technical recruiter) told me the team (team A) I had interviews with ...
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How to break this vicious circle?

I was hired one year ago in a small company that works on utility apps, as a frontend developer. This company is very small and has more apps than developers, and often we work on very small features ...
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How do I ask for critical feedback when demoing a tool/dashboard/widget

I've read How can I ask for candid feedback from my manager? and How politely decline positive feedback? and concluded that these answers were primarily for the individual, i.e. feedback to the ...
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257 views

What's a reasonable number of Uniform tops to provide employees [on hold]

How many uniform tops are reasonable to have for women working with small kids?
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Should I disclose a disability that requires me to use a medical Bluetooth device during the application process?

I'm in the process of applying to jobs where security is a significant concern and foreign Bluetooth devices are often not permitted on site. However, I use such a device daily to manage a disability. ...
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Quantitative Analyst/Sports Analytics skills [on hold]

I am looking to skill up for a role within a sports organisation as a Sports Analyst. I am currently an economist, so the main area is to build my coding skills. (Apologies if this question type doesn'...
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Handling prospective awkwardness with an internal team move

I have been at a mid-size company for a while (over a year) in team X in a software capacity. I am not growing as well as I anticipated within X and I have been more than patient with regards to the ...
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Which countries are the most willing to outsource the development? [on hold]

I've got a company with a bunch of smart and very skilled .NET, C++, Android and iOS developers and they along with PMs can either take up a new project or join an existing one. We're based in the ...
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Advice about start of my career. Position Junior Dynamics CRM [on hold]

Good afternoon. I am a junior without commercial experience. I received an offer for the position of Junior Dynamics CRM, and there are doubts whether this is a good experience, the development of ...
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Does a day off for work related paperwork count as vacation? [on hold]

I'll need a day off to prepare my work permit. Does it count as work or a vacation? edit: I'm in a consulting company in France
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how much in terms of % should I add to contract job comparing with a normal permanent role? [on hold]

Contract job have its own risk which I have to quantify in terms of additional % on top of normal compensation. How much should I add in compare with permanent role?
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How do I get an internal transfer in a large company? [on hold]

I (28, female) work in a very, very large software development company. I've been in my current team for over 2 years and feel like I want to change. My current manager (since August) knows I want to ...
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why do software companies only typically have one or two related software offerings? [closed]

I really wish there was more freedom and more products being made. Instead of devoting more hours of effort to a product that is already producing money, why not start development on another project ...
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I find myself assigning blame and I don't want to

Back in June I completed a task and asked a project manager to notify the client it was completed in a public work chat. That project manager stated it is not their project but will talk to who they ...
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2answers
615 views

Ask For Raise / Promotion Before Leaving?

I am planning to leave my job in January. We receive raises/bonuses in December, and no matter what it is I will likely still be planning on leaving my current company. With that being said, I ...
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Longer than contractual notice period

Can one give their employer a longer notice period when resigning than in the contract? Will it be valid? Is the understanding correct that notice periods in contracts only define a minimum? ...

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