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Scam. They have absolutely no justification for requesting your password. Don't back away. Run! And report them to the service they contacted you through, so they can be kicked off it. And to the appropriate government offices; in the US, information about that can be found at https://www.usa.gov/stop-scams-frauds (The FTC in particular has been going ...


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I want my manager to know my actual background and areas of expertise and feel guilty that I “stole” a position using someone else's credentials. However, I'd also like to retain my position, if possible. How can I tell my manager that I was hired by mistake? Skip the "hired by mistake" part - that's just silly. Deal with the "my manager doesn't know ...


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So my question is, is it normal for recruitment agents to send out job offers without any details? In my experience, that is not at all normal. I've never encountered it personally, nor have I ever heard of it before. As a hiring manager, I never required anything like it from applicants. If not, what details should I expect in a proper job offer? I ...


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Don't do it. Not by giving access, not by screen sharing, not even by describing what is inside (like what security algorithms). Your job as software developer is to create safe and secure environment for your customer (here: current employer). Not only such action violates the basics of the good code of conduct, but you will almost certainly be ...


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You were invited for a team event and you should go unless you are not available for official or personal reasons during that time. None of the reason can be "I do not know the person". If you do not know him, this a chance for you to get to know him along with several other things about the company, culture and people.


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There's a simple rule. If you don't have a formal offer, you don't have a job. Take another job offer without any guilt. Don't worry about what he's thinking or how it makes him feel. It's business. He'll get over it. And if he takes it personally, you wouldn't really want to work with someone like that anyway. If they wanted you badly enough (and ...


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In some locations, it is a crime to provide certain types of false information to a potential employer. If this is the case where you are, or you are not sure, you should consider Eric Lippert's Answer. Otherwise read on: Side note: they are very professional. You should own up to the the lie, apologise, be honest about the reasons why you lied, indicate ...


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Any company with a dress code of business attire generally wants to signal professionalism, conscientiousness, high standards, even conformity. Some people will fit in with this corporate culture and some people won't. But there are two kinds of companies that have a casual dress code. The first kind wants to signal that what you wear is literally ...


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If your primary goal here is to avoid burning bridges, then I think this is one of the rare situations where you should probably admit you're planning to leave. Yes, you might get burned for it (ie: let go before you wanted to leave) but at least in that case, it's not you who's burning bridges. Lying when your boss already has solid reason to suspect you'...


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What do I tell any person if they ask me how I did whatever I did? You show them what you did. Ideally, you teach them how to do it without you. When you do that, you'll build a great reputation as someone to go to for help. Rather than diluting your value to the company, you're actually increasing it. Companies value team players who help everyone get ...


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Don't do it! No, it's not normal. Seeing how likely an offer is to fall through (better candidate found, bad fit, etc.) you should never put all your eggs in one basket, even if you actually had been given a full job description. Best case, the job is real and something that interests you and something you're qualified for and you actually get an offer. ...


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TL;DR - Get out, soon. Did anyone has been in this situation? A very close friend of mine. How things went by when you refused to do such kind of unethical activities? Did you get punished indirectly? Things did not turn out to be good for him, he faced lots of internal push-back next, when he refused to take part in this unethical wrongdoing. ...


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I would like to ask for it as soon as possible, but don't know how to approach my new boss in a professional and non-awkward manner. You are seriously overthinking this one. Something like "Hey boss. I noticed that the women's bathroom doesn't have a sanitary bin. Could we get one?" would be fine. If you would find that too embarrassing to suggest in ...


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One of the thresholds for stopping with a recruiter is are they honest, can they be trusted? Ask the recruiter if they understand/know what is wrong with providing code from your current employer (don't even mention about the legal implications). If they are dismissive about your question or do not see anything wrong with it, then I would recommend ...


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It is troubling that a manager would ask a future employee to work before their start date. While I understand that a good start with the new employer is desired, it seems that a polite, but firm "No" is in order. An email reply something like the following is appropriate: Dear [future boss]: While it is flattering that you think enough of me to ...


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Refuse Refuse to grant access to this person. You're not authorized to do that, and they aren't authorized to access the system. Asking for access to your current employer's system is immensely unethical and will endanger your current employment at best. What happens if they steal user data or secret keys? Or what if they install a back door? Or what if ...


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A former co-worker, not a recruiter but someone who deals with a ton of email, once told me that she only scans emails for the important information because that's what they're told to do. Many recruiters are likely doing the same thing: scanning your email for a phone number and then emailing you when they can't find it rather than carefully reading it and ...


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Everyone involved in my hiring process left the company before I started: is this a red flag? It's definitely a little weird. I've never heard of a company having an interview panel entirely composed on people on their way out especially across job functions. I would at least expect your hiring manager to be the same. Normally you don't use people in their ...


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Please don't judge the organization based on a group email from Human Resources! They probably have a new-hire checklist they're following. They probably have a few-years-old email message they send to everybody. They, almost certainly, did not write this email and have superficial knowledge (if that) of what it contains. Plus, they mentioned "topics ...


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First of all, never count future dates as part of your experience, that's a lie. You never gained the experiences from the future dates, on the date you are claiming to have the experience. You are supposed to present the existing experience, not the probable future one based on some random assumption. That said, in the current scenario, a 2-month gap ...


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I'm kind of worried it would make some kind of 'bad' impression in my first day. Or am I overthinking? Using crutches can happen to anyone, you should not feel bad about it. If any, I suggest you write an email or similar to your new boss, explaining to him/her about the accident and the crutches, but that you will be there at work as agreed. This way your ...


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If the CEO meeting is going to happen, what questions should I ask, to make sure everything is OK with the company? Start with something like: "So I have been told that meeting with you was an unusual procedure, but that you have had bad luck with employees in the past. Can you tell me about that?" Then you see where that leads and ask follow-up ...


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My main problem is this: I have no idea how to navigate the corporate world My life as a minor celebrity is over and I want to move on and work as a regular person, but this is proving to be surprisingly difficult. What can I do to remain professional and try to get people to forget my somewhat famous background? You are in an entry level job. ...


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It's very easy to explain indeed: it's just a rounded up number. Nobody's asking you how many days, hours, and minutes you worked. For all intents and purposes 3 years 10 months is the same as 4 years. Edit: Of course, as per one of the comments below, if you're prompted for a month count, then you have to be rigorous of your current count of months ...


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I would take this very seriously. This can be a prelude to identity theft with financial fraud. Or your ex-employer might be planning to harm your reputation. I would: talk to a lawyer contact each of the social media websites involved to file a complaint Report an account for impersonation on Twitter Report an account for impersonation on Facebook Report ...


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In the United States, employers are required to complete an I-9 form that verifies you have the legal authority to work. That form requires the employer to check your ID, and includes a list of acceptable IDs. (USCIS page on I-9) LISTS OF ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS All documents must be UNEXPIRED. Employees may present one selection from List A or a ...


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Later that day I received a email reinforcing that he does in fact expect me to show up with my college degree. I am unsure how to handle this situation. The easiest solution for this is that you just show them your degree. If you indeed have it you have nothing to lose by showing it, and that will satisfy their requirement; everyone happy. I then ...


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Should I be honest and tell my current employers that the reason I am leaving is because of there nonchalant attitude towards my role? Or do I avoid burning bridges by keeping it all genial and making up some other, unrelated reason? I usually suggest taking the high road, and giving only generalized reasons for leaving like "I really loved working ...


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I don't mind busting my ass; I mind the sense of dread and emergency she approaches every conversation with because she's worried about the project timelines. It stresses me out and makes me feel uncomfortable for not giving her time estimates. So... How should I handle this? Give your best estimate. Avoiding one isn't helping you, and certainly ...


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Would I be crazy if I reached out to the company which gave me an offer in hopes that they would want to reconsider me? It's not crazy, just long odds - perhaps odds that suggest you should also start looking for a job at a new third company. You already rejected their offer and stayed at your company because of the promotion, money and commute. The new ...


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