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How do I repair relationship with Client after we had a misunderstanding over work availability? (Reposted in freelance, can't delete here)

You screwed up. Never post your vacation plans or photos on social media. My bad assuming I could work remotely but since it didn't affect anyone in any way, I didn't see value in having to inform ...
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How do I repair relationship with Client after we had a misunderstanding over work availability? (Reposted in freelance, can't delete here)

Given you've already agreed to inform your boss next time you plan to work (more) remotely, I don't feel there is much that needs to be done. Your contract almost certainly indicates that you are ...
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Salary appraisal didn't go as planned, discussion with manager seemed to have backfired. What should I try at this point?

You have four potential moves: Find another employer who's willing to sponsor your H1B visa. This is the ideal solution, but I think it's safer to assume that this is not going to happen right now. ...
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Salary appraisal didn't go as planned, discussion with manager seemed to have backfired. What should I try at this point?

I know the obvious step is to go and really sincerely apologize to my manager This isn't obvious to me and it's unlikely to accomplish anything. I'd work hard, stay cheerful and job search. It doesn'...
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Addressing rude tone at work

Existing answers are fine if both of you were employees, but since the other person is a consultant and not an employee of your company, things are a bit different. First of all, you didn't handle ...
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Addressing rude tone at work

Are you in a position to criticize the consultancy company as to how they do run their internal culture and business? Are you directly consulted on whether their contract with your company gets ...
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Addressing rude tone at work

"Was this the right way of addressing it?" In short, no. To elaborate, unless you have noticed this multiple times, in different occasions, approaching one's manager about one heated ...
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Addressing rude tone at work

You have already emailed, so it is a bit late. Whether you email or tell them verbally sort of depends on how you get along with them. You have raised it with his boss and yours. Now let it rest. ...
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When working from client's office, how do you politely decline invitations to after-work hangouts?

Just tell them something like: I appreciate the offer but I can't make it today. Maybe next time. If you don't ever intend to attend these functions in the future then leave out the "Maybe ...
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How To Handle Not Being Taken Seriously?

First, do not take yourself seriously, do not take on a rigid, demanding approach or demeanor over this. Laugh at it, even if you have to force a laugh, just to break that rigidity. The first step ...
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Employer Requiring Race & Ethnicity of Employees

my boss has to do a visual and make the decision. This is how you know it's bullshit. Any lawyer (or person that isn't insane) will tell you that clocking a person's race on sight isn't enough for ...
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How To Handle Not Being Taken Seriously?

At 3-4 months. In most jobs, you are still learning the product and the environment, and are likely to be given tasks targeted to helping you learn those. As you demonstrate competence in those you'll ...
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How To Handle Not Being Taken Seriously?

The way I dealt with a similar situation in the past was to find a posted job opening in another department and simply apply (using the internal job transfer process) for it, ideally after talking to ...
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Not invited into meeting where the fate of my project will be decided: should I forcibly attend?

The tone of your post suggests you are very personally invested in this project and have already experienced some confrontations and may have already instigated some underhanded tactics to get your ...
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Not invited into meeting where the fate of my project will be decided: should I forcibly attend?

Many years ago I worked at a big company as an external employee: not in direct employment with the company, but employed by a business partner. That made me fireable on the spot and I could not be a ...
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Not invited into meeting where the fate of my project will be decided: should I forcibly attend?

Inform a few participants who may mention your work. Also in a note to the organizers earlier on, include a brief description of your views and be sure to add "please feel free to contact me if ...
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Not invited into meeting where the fate of my project will be decided: should I forcibly attend?

As someone who subcontracted in IT for decades.... all I can say is this has happened multiple times over the years, and the result has never been good. However it all depends on the circumstances ...
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Not invited into meeting where the fate of my project will be decided: should I forcibly attend?

I want to put a question mark here on the undertone of direct competition. While it is true that collisions can happen and both sides don't always survive a collision, I'm not particularly fond of the ...
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Not invited into meeting where the fate of my project will be decided: should I forcibly attend?

If the organiser isn't keen to include you you can always attack it from the left field and ask someone else who's been invited to forward you the invite. They may even add a note that your opinion ...
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Not invited into meeting where the fate of my project will be decided: should I forcibly attend?

Can you attend a meeting you weren't invited to? Sort of. The other answers are good - but I want to expand on this question in the general sense. So, let's address the first obvious aspect - unless ...
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Not invited into meeting where the fate of my project will be decided: should I forcibly attend?

If you want to attend a meeting, then ask the organisers if you can attend. There's no need for drama or second guessing. Be prepared to give whatever rationale you have for attending, if asked. You ...
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Not invited into meeting where the fate of my project will be decided: should I forcibly attend?

Simply attend the meeting without invitation First of all, no matter what else you do, please do not do this. You have proposed a solution, and someone else also have proposed another. If there are ...
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Am I being unreasonable in not wanting meetings to be recorded?

There's your personal feelings of awkwardness on the one hand, and the efficiency of the business on the other. Depending on how much of an effect the latter has, your position could be tenuous. ...
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Am I being unreasonable in not wanting meetings to be recorded?

No, you're not being unreasonable... The key feature of a meeting is communication. This form of communication is bidirectional and tailored to those conversing in the meeting. Recording the meeting ...
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Am I being unreasonable in not wanting meetings to be recorded?

European here... It's against the law (GDPR and all that) to record a meeting whenever a single person says they're against recording a meeting in Europe. Although most people will agree to record a ...
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Am I being unreasonable in not wanting meetings to be recorded?

There are very good reasons to be nervous about conversations being recorded. Look to the UK Covid Enquiry -- large numbers of WhatsApp messages which essentially replaced in-person informal ...
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Am I being unreasonable in not wanting meetings to be recorded?

In my environment, a lot of meetings are recorded, for the benefit of people who cannot attend. There is usually a point where the recording is turned off to let people ask questions "off the ...
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Am I being unreasonable in not wanting meetings to be recorded?

The traditional approach is for someone to take minutes, and then everyone is supposed to review the minutes before the next meeting and submit corrections to be voted on. In fact, to be perfectly ...
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Am I being unreasonable in not wanting meetings to be recorded?

Am I being unreasonable in not wanting meetings to be recorded? For not wanting them recorded, no, you're not being unreasonable, and you can offer alternatives such as a summary. Summaries can be ...
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Am I being unreasonable in not wanting meetings to be recorded?

This sounds like a You problem to be honest. I understand your reservations, I'm quite vocal in meetings and I like to engage in a light bit of banter - which might not be to everyone's taste, ...
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Am I being unreasonable in not wanting meetings to be recorded?

In a professional environment, requesting to have a meeting recorded is perfectly normal and very usual practice. It is no different than presenting to the audience if they were there in front of you, ...
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