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While I also think your mails are reasonable, I'd like to provide a different perspective: You are telling them that they failed to reply. While true that might be considered rude, no one likes accusations. Instead of emphasizing that they didn't complete their task, I'd simply ask for an update on the issue. This is less accusatory. Something along the ...


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Your emails were fine. The responses were unprofessional. The only thing I see is you might want to change 'will' to 'would', but that's a personal preference and has no bearing on your question.


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I apologize for emailing again, but I have not received a reply to my email beneath. I will appreciate hearing from you. Please let me know if you require more time. Sorry. I have not heard from you to my email beneath. Your reply will be greatly appreciated These both look to me like you are politely instructing the other party to do something. They're ...


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Ask your boss - your impression on him is important for your well being in the company. Ask your colleagues - maybe they have some "plans" they did not share with you yet. Also, they might have the experience of the previous years. Ask the organizers for advice: they might have decided for a dress code. At the end, analyze the info and make a decision ...


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Should I be concerned and if so, what should I be doing? It is normal for an exodus to start sometimes. And devs are especially prone to moving on due to the nature of their work and temperaments. In your case you basically just got there and you're as junior as it gets. Stay and ride it out, there's plenty of room for advancement and you can analyse whats ...


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Office culture varies widely enough that there's no such thing as a universal answer you can get from the internet. To get a good answer to this sort of question, you really need to talk to a coworker or two about what they normally wear and how formal the event is.


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I'm not sure if what they did is legal. Forget this part, completely as the dispute is over 20$ and your only recourse is to prove that you were not a contractor, but an employee which is not simple, or cheap, and just not worth the hassle. If you feel differently, engage a local lawyer, not random people on the internets. So for sake of this post, I will ...


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As a golden rule, inter-company communication should not show a hint of remonstrance. Your emails are absolutely polite, but they both contain what's essentially a: You did not respond to my last email on my expected schedule. Most people will ignore this, but some will not. Depending on the urgency of the matter, I would modify your emails to one of ...


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As I understand, his behavior is very intentional, and multi-dimensional. You cannot really fix it by yourself without help from a third party. I think that you should ask for advice from your manager. Make it simple: Hello (boss). I need some advice from you. The situation is ... (and you describe what you told us). He might ask you some questions, and ...


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Chill work environment, small company Weekend Only ones in the office Canada Yes, you'll be more than fine wearing jeans and t-shirt. Very formally dressed up you'll possibly even look a little bit out of place - as you'll see, there is a different atmosphere on a quiet weekend meeting like this, compared to the usual weekdays. Casual appears a lot more ...


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Quick answer is keep calm and carry on. It's your first job, so only these things count: Is it ok for your physical & mental health? Are you learning valuable skills? Are you earning ok? Other things, like how the company is doing, whether it's going to survive long-term etc. is not your problem. You will most likely move to a new job in 2-3 years, ...


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The issue may not be with your followup email. It might be with the original email. If you want to get a response then make sure you politely let them know that you are looking for a response, and that you will follow up to receive confirmation or an answer. This lets them know their obligation, and that they can expect another request if they delay. If ...


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I'm a woman in tech in Canada, I think this dress is ok. Red is definitely on the end of the spectrum in terms of the dresses I have seen. Most women dress in either black, gray, blue or something pattern of those colors. But I have seen red. As long as you act professional, it'll be ok. But also, make sure it's not a casual dress code - I have been to a ...


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I understand why you are upset. It's because the situation is unfair. It is unfair to schedule your shift so late that you cannot actually make it on time. It is unfair that they did not provide detailed enough directions so that you could find the location. It is unfair to waste your time using an invoicing app that doesn't work. And after wasting your time ...


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Is there anyway I can salvage the situation? At least I would like to work my scheduled shift? With the disagreement with the invoice, we were only $20 apart. I didn't feel comfortable not addressing it but I certainly don't think this is something to lose the business relationship over. You could try explaining that you don't think this is ...


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The other answers already said to talk to your coworkers. If you have female colleagues around your age you can ask them what they usually wear to such events to get some insights. Some of my colleagues and I have a private groupchat where we send each other photos of different clothing options before special company events. Depending on your colleagues and ...


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While it's clear that you meant only to be polite and effective, it seems to me that there are some subtle issues with the emails you sent that could cause someone to respond negatively. Critique I apologize for emailing again ... This seems a little odd. If it is your job or natural action to email again, then apologizing is a claim that your action is ...


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What can you find out about the history of the company? Was it recently purchased by another company? If you company was purchased by a competitor, they may be preparing to shut it down. They have raided it for whatever talent and assets they could get and will soon move its product into the end-of-life phase. This would mean that your former boss declined ...


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I wouldn't respond as strongly as your counter-party did but you can easily remove two things from your email to make it sound more polite appreciate hearing from you. While you say you appreciate, mostly I have seen this phrase being used when the other person really has no other option (So the "appreciation" may sound basically like an order). ...


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Do you think it is professional/appropriate to wear red? and in general this dress? I don't see any reason why not to wear that dress. Judging by the picture, it doesn't seem too "provocative" or "showing too much skin", so even though I am male and don't know much about fashion, I think this dress is OK. As a rule of thumb, even though this is outside ...


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I would ask you manager in this situation.


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How to do not allow him to get on to my skin? There are a couple of ways you can handle this: Professionally (recommended): Great idea! Why don't you take it up with [your actual boss] Snarky (not recommended) I'm sorry, I cannot let you know due to intellectual property reasons. (Is it complete BS? Yes. Is it complete BS when they use that reason? ...


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Personally to me, the email content looks fine, it needs no change. I send emails along the same lines multiple times a day, till time never got a negative response. Maybe it's a cultural thing, but from a professional communication standpoint, I don't see any rudeness / impoliteness in this. However, since you're receiving negative response for that email, ...


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