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How can I get feedback on a business idea for providing English language support for specific projects?

A few points that I think you should note: It is very difficult to get someone's attention for a CONCEPT. Try YOU to execute this idea. Offer this service as a freelancer for a while and use the money ...
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How can I get the same exemptions from company policy as my co-worker without causing them trouble?

I agree with most of the other answers. In particular about not making a fuss about it or trying to change your company policies. However you could try to obtain the same "perks" using a &...
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How can I get the same exemptions from company policy as my co-worker without causing them trouble?

Keep in mind that working from a remote location is more than a nice perk. Working from a remote location can have serious legal/tax implications if you'll be working in a different tax jurisdiction (...
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How can I get the same exemptions from company policy as my co-worker without causing them trouble?

I sort of look at things a little differently to what others do when it comes to remuneration. I do consider the ability for remote work to be a perk. It's very very difficult for us to evaluate our ...
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How to investigate contractor under a fraudulent identity without tipping them off?

This is not something to address yourself. With no offense meant, if you do not already know exactly what to do here, then this is absolutely not something that you can deal with appropriately. CEOs ...
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How can I get the same exemptions from company policy as my co-worker without causing them trouble?

Now technically speaking I'm not prevented from doing anything that I should be allowed to do, but at the same time I feel it's a bit ridiculous that the rules are applied in this inconsistent way. ...
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How can I get the same exemptions from company policy as my co-worker without causing them trouble?

No, don't make a "fuss". It is not your concern what "perks" or differences in policies other coworkers in the company have, especially if they are not on the same level with you ...
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How to investigate contractor under a fraudulent identity without tipping them off?

Often, a professional environment teaches us to be more concerned with appearance and offending each other than we really should be. This issue isn't about who's eating someone else's lunch out of the ...
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Company offering me the same job again just 10 days after rejecting me in final VP round

The most likely reason for this is that they offered to another candidate who then rejected their offer. Rather clumsy of HR to put themselves in this position but not unheard of. It is rather ...
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Company offering me the same job again just 10 days after rejecting me in final VP round

IMHO, it depends how much you want this particular position and your employment situation. If you see it as a an opportunity to upgrade your salary and working conditions, request more money and ...
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Company offering me the same job again just 10 days after rejecting me in final VP round

Since you are uncertain about whether you want to take this job, the best way forward is to make further investigations. I would be uncertain in your situation too. In the VPs position I might give a ...
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Company offering me the same job again just 10 days after rejecting me in final VP round

Now since I knew I did quite well in the technical rounds, the only reason for me getting rejected was the final interview with VP where I asked him uncomfortable questions about work pressure and ...
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Company offering me the same job again just 10 days after rejecting me in final VP round

The interview process is a two-way street. It is an opportunity for both parties to learn about each other. If you were uncomfortable with the VP's answers to your questions then you should take that ...
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How to investigate contractor under a fraudulent identity without tipping them off?

If you suspect that he is out to hurt you, then you close off all access that he has, and escort him off the premises. Once he is safely gone, you can then investigate and find out the truth. If you ...
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How to investigate contractor under a fraudulent identity without tipping them off?

This isn't your responsibility to handle or try to conceal or hide anything. It needs to go straight to HR or the companies designated Compliance Officer after which you comply with anything they ask. ...
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How to react after all your work being thrown away due to a merger?

Nothing is cast into stone until you go ahead with your own presentation/plans. There's no guarantee and things could go either way - your way or the other. But you owe it to yourself (and your team/...
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How to react after all your work being thrown away due to a merger?

All options are open It is human to mourne about the cancelation of your project, but it does not help you at all. You have valuable experience and you should make that experience working for you. ...
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How to react after all your work being thrown away due to a merger?

You are right to be concerned and need an immediate clarification meeting with management. From the hints in your question I'd say that somebody doesn't want your expertise and track record spoiling ...
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How to react after all your work being thrown away due to a merger?

It happens. Happened to me multiple times. I closed down the projects cleanly, basically so the next guy could pick it up if they ever changed their mind. Then went in to the next project. I got paid ...
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How to react after all your work being thrown away due to a merger?

Move forward with a positive attitude or move on This is extremely common in software, and you might as well get used to it now. You only spent one year on the old product, so count yourelf lucky. ...
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How to react after all your work being thrown away due to a merger?

Did you get paid during the time you were working on this product? If so, your work was rewarded according to what you agreed to. You have no complaint here! That being said, it can be a bit ...
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How to react after all your work being thrown away due to a merger?

There are three things going on here. First off, it sounds like you've heard some rumors that your existing project will stop development. Don't be a rumor monger, and instead get some direct ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

A somewhat different point of view: Your prospective employer wants to contact your current employer This might be ok. Do you know why they want to do this? Perhaps they just want to confirm you work ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

A person who makes background checks here. You can request the new company to not contact your current employer, and just be open about this situation. Reaffirm that you are willing to provide every ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

I've got a formal job offer, conditional on the background checks. That is good, but that doesn't mean that you have something that is 100% guaranteed. The offer can still be rescinded, and the start ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

The background checks are not a barrier to the other company making you an offer. Other answers have correctly advised that you do not allow your recruiter to contact your current company until you ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

You're in a strong position. You can use it. The recruiter wants your commitment ASAP. Your response should be that if they complete the background check (without contacting your employer), you'll ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

I would not resign until I have a signed offer in hand. Tell the recruiter to inform your new employer of your intended start date, and forbid them to call your current employer. There is no ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

When changing a job, for your own safety you are way better off when you don't quit (and not even let your current employer know that you might be quitting soon) before you got a new working contract. ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

IMHO, you should forbid them to contact your current employer. It may be worth to walk away from this opportunity. In my experience, a valuable employee quitting outright stirs some bad feelings and ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

It is a tough situation. You are the best person to answer this question as you know exactly how to weigh the risk vs reward factor for yourself. If you know that there is a good chance that you may ...
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