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Given bonus after accepting a raise without negotiation on my part; should I have negotiated?

I finished up the first year of my first job out of graduate school. In the initial job offer, I was offered more than the upper end of my expectations. I didn't have specific work from school that ...
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Make it mandatory to turn camera on in video meetings at work?

I am between junior and mid level in my team and new to my company. Everyone works from home all the time and our meetings are on video chat due to the covid pandemic. I often feel that some teammates ...
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Departing senior engineer refuses to introduce replacement to open source community/peers

We have a senior, very capable (i.e. 5x) engineer, "Gust", who has served his notice (4 weeks), and will be leaving. Our company likes to "test" people in their new roles when ...
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Urge someone in the kindest way possible

I'm asking to one of my collegue to send me a file (that He should have already sent me). I've already asked him about this file a couple of weeks ago with something like this: Have you got any news ...
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On probationary contract and want to resign immediately. How do you deal with this?

I'm from the Philippines, and I've been hired by this company for 3 months now. I'm still on a "trial" or probationary period. I read my probationary contract, and found no mention of ...
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How to include English name on resume

I'm an American teacher working in China, and my students are writing resumes to for their college applications. All of my students have English names that they plan to use when they attend college to ...
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Who makes a good reference?

When you leave a company in Germany the company is required by law to hand out a letter in which the employment, the duration, and your role are described. The employee can request an extended version ...
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Position redundant, new role same wage but salaried [closed]

Our company is unfortunately taking the decision to make redundancy across there workforce... I am one who is being affected, currently in consultation.. they are axing 2 main manager roles at site ...
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Think of a product that represents you. How would you present this product in order to convince someone to invest in the product / you? [closed]

My boss asked me this question today during an informal conversation. How would you, based on your personal experiences, build an answer? Everything that I thought or tends to be too much for the ...
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What is the point of giving my Section Manager evaluators if she will just pick her own for performance reviews?

Background At my company, whenever evaluations are conducted, the Section Managers ask everyone for a list of evaluators to help in creating a summary of that worker's contributions. They ask for 2 - ...
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How to answer to a potential employer about the reason for leaving [duplicate]

I left my work due to the toxic environment and pay was less than my last job. When I started my job I was told by the outsourced recruiter that in due time 3-6 months I will get a price match of my ...
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Company is using me System Analyst and Database Administrator, but I signed up here for development

At first I signed into this company because job title is developer. Actually it just want some one who can be SA and DBA in one. Since right now I am reading legacy PHP code and it is very poor. Also ...
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Manager wants me to discuss my performance directly with colleagues

As a part of our yearly performance review, my manager asked me to meet with some colleagues I work closely with to receive direct performance feedback from them. I also happen to be friends of them ...
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What participle do you use when writing past work experience? [duplicate]

When describing your responsibilities for a job you once had, do you write in past participles or present participles ?
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I often get calls to help fix some problems at customer sites in non-working hours - normal?

My employer develops software for small business. The competition is fierce and survival is paramount for us. I often get call at 9 or 10 at night, sometimes at weekend from the customer support team, ...
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Thank you email for promotion

I am being promoted to a new position and will report to a new manager. My manager sent me the promotion email and copy my new manager. I would like to reply him with a thank you email and I am not ...
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What is the humble way to say 'I would like to introduce myself'

Here is the situation: I am asking advice from a person who is much senior than me in a letter. I want to express 'Before telling you my question, I would like to tell you something about myself/...
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Turned down a job offer a few months ago and I hit them up. What's a good reason to tell them why I turned down their offer? [duplicate]

I wasn't expecting they would actually be replying to me when I wanted to re-apply. Now they're asking why I turned down their job offer and why I want to reapply. I told them before that I turned it ...
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How to track orders placed against a prepaid balance? [closed]

What is a good way to track orders placed against a prepaid credit balance? I have customers who prepay a lump sum as a credit balance and place orders against that credit balance until it runs out. ...
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Where to draw the line for the number of hours it takes to perform an unpaid recruitment test?

I'm applying for a permanent, remote web developer position. Initial interview took place, now I must submit a test which should take me between a half and a full day of work. I know one issue is ...
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Should I write in my resume, the college degree that I shifted from

Here is my situation, I am planning to apply to a certain semiconductor company and they are hiring for junior software developers. I took IT-related courses which I recently finished. When I entered ...
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How (where) to research and study attractivity elements of public enterprise's Board of directors (C level)? [closed]

does anyone know what is the less time consuming way to find current issues, related to C level board of directors, of particular public company? Those C levels don't really post on social media and ...
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What rights do I have in regards to workforce management apps?

Can I declare I won't be using their app; what rights do I have? I am very thorough with my privacy and security and do not answer emails, calls, texts etc outside my contracted hours. However, the ...
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I am much better on paper than I actually am in the workplace. I seem better than I am. What to do? [closed]

I'm one of those people with a great resume. Good school, good companies, well known guest blogs, national op-eds, etc. This isn't meant as a humblebrag, but just more that I have a great paper ...
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How not to lose reputation in contact with contractors in a changeable landscape?

I'm in IT. I'm responsible for project management including finding and managing vendors/ contractors. The industry I'm in isn't very big in my country, people know each other. I myself work for a big ...
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How to address a new employee that makes impolite and unprofessional remarks?

I work for a small company and recently hired a new employee when one of our senior employees resigned. He wasn't the ideal candidate for the job but we ended up hiring anyways since we were really ...
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Is this HR behaviour a red flag?

So I've been through an exhaustive ~1-year hiring/immigration process in order to acquire a work permit with a new company that wishes to hire me. All the immigration documents have been approved at ...
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How to discourage subordinates from unnecessarily interrupting their manager?

This is a habit that tends to form in some people (admittedly including myself), when seated near a manager: the subordinate tends to ask the manager questions all day, often about very trivial ...
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Can I mention unpaid internship experience on my resume and LinkedIn profile?

I have recently completed an internship at a company. In this internship I was not paid. I had already agreed to work unpaid at the start of the internship since completing an internship at a company ...
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How to politely state that a software requirement is infeasible? [duplicate]

I work as a software engineer for a small software company. One of the things I've observed is that a lot of the system requirements that come my way are based on the whims of the boss and never ...
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Trying to convince your boss vs. shutting up

It might be a strange question, but where does it make sense to select between the two approaches: Someone is my boss. I shut up and accept what they say, and Discussions and trying to convince my ...
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Should I bring up family expansion plans in interviews as a man? [closed]

Would it be beneficial or detrimental for a young man to reveal his family/relationship status during job interviews? Would it be better to maintain an attitude of strict non-disclosure regarding your ...
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How to answer your boss's question about your impression on the progress of a project that you took part in as a newcomer appropriately?

I work in academia in Germany. After a group meeting of 5 about a project that I took part in, my professor asked me how do I think about the project progress. I had the impression that we might not ...
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How to reply to your boss when your boss ask you whether your new subordinate is competent/ good to leave a good impression on your boss?

I work in academia and recently got a student writing his bachelor thesis. While he was about two weeks late in contacting me (which was apparently normal according to my colleagues; he also explained ...
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What to do after accepting the job offer?

I am a new grad and I recently got a full-time job at a large company. I signed a written offer and went through a background check and drug test. I got an email from HR that I passed them and I am ...
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How to use chat to address multiple questions and topics without cross interference?

We use MS Teams for team communications, which has become quite essential since we work from home several days a week and some of our team members are full remote (other city). We extensively use chat ...
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Do I need to inform my full-time employer of my part-time job, if the jobs are unrelated in nature? [closed]

I currently have a full-time job as a software engineer. I would like to apply for a part-time job with another company, where I would do analytics & marketing. In the contract and the rules I ...
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Quitting a new job on short notice in a professional way

My girlfriend recently has got herself into a bit of a dilemma. She recently got a job at a grocery store in Canada where she has now worked 2 shifts (1 for training, 1 regular shift). At the same ...
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How to approach fee clawback?

My new employer has agreed to pay for my fees (tuitions only) owing to the old company once I end my contract with them for a maximum amount of 10k, but it turns out I only owe 2k. However I also have ...
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Hobby turned into industry preference, how to linkedin/cv/resume about my 3 year “hobby” since it is the career path I pursue now?

I have a MSc in computer science and my love for Unreal Engine 4(UE4) shaped my MSc education into working with game artificial intelligence. Creating my LinkedIn profile/cv/resume for applying to UE4 ...
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Is it appropriate to apply to full-time job openings if you're interested in part-time work (or less)?

I managed to find jobs that I would love to do in addition to my part-time job, either for 10 or 20 hours a week. However, those job postings are for full-time roles. Can I still apply for that job ...
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Asking my boss for a raise during COVID [duplicate]

I'm writing this piece because I'm thinking of asking my boss for a raise, which in this current seems a bit selfish. About 6 months ago I started working in a small manufacturing company that makes ...
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Receiving a better salary offer while being on probation period [closed]

Let's say someone has just started a position that has a 3 month probation period in company A and still has 2 more months to go. Then during this period, he/she happened to receive an offer from ...
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New manager between my boss and me

I was hired half a year ago as an IT manager responsible for a geographical region. I report to the global head of IT. I'm the sole responsible for the strategy definition, setting the processes we ...
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Boss is telling me to download software but they didn't provide me a work computer so I'm using my own. Can I refuse?

I got this full time job 2 months ago. It's work from home for now cause of the novel coronavirus. I am a full time employee and not a contractor. I'm from the Philippines. They didn't provide me a ...
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How relevant are HackerRank-alike certifications on CV/LinkedIn?

The companies nowadays use HackerRank/LeetCode style questions as a major part of their interviewing process (whether is's good or bad is for another discussion). Let's call it a day. I am not an algo-...
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How can I get employees to respect the leave policy?

I have taken over the management of a child care center. The problem that I am hoping to address at the very least is staff who calls in sick very late in the night the day before. We have about 20 ...
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Late to a team meeting what is well on its way, should I join late or skip?

Our global team have a monthly townhall Zoom meeting where couple dozens of people join and our team lead(s) would gives organizational announcements and updates. Since it is a global meeting, the ...
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I have 2 job offers A & B. A starts soon and B starts in summer. Is it ok to accept A, starting working and quit before B start date?

As the question says. Not sure what the consequences may be in terms of legal and effect on career and networking down the line.
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How to write a forced resignation letter?

The university that I work at is asking me to resign in lieu of termination. I have basically been told that if I don't resign I will be terminated. My manager and HR have asked me to send them my ...

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