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What should a professional email address look like?

Things that say unprofessional to me: Goofy names. I.hug.cute.kittens@fox.com is not a win. school addresses, unless you are still in school. E.g. I'll look at work-study applications from ...
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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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As a new employee of a large corporation, what can I do about some disagreements with the company's code of conduct?

Let’s say there are things that you disagree with in the “code of conduct” but you just sign that you read and acknowledged it, without a complaint. What is the effect? First, you get the job, and as ...
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As a new employee of a large corporation, what can I do about some disagreements with the company's code of conduct?

I'm going to disagree with other answers on at least one point: Am I supposed to just shut up and sign the papers, that "I have read and accepted the terms and conditions" (so to speak), ...
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As a new employee of a large corporation, what can I do about some disagreements with the company's code of conduct?

Am I supposed to just shut up and sign the papers that "I have read and accepted the terms and conditions" (so to speak) This is what most large workplaces expect, yes. Do other people do ...
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As a new employee of a large corporation, what can I do about some disagreements with the company's code of conduct?

You can try ignoring it and not signing it. Or ask a polite objectively worded question and hope they never answer you, not wanting the trouble. In many cases, HR does not want to kick up a fuss and ...
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Should I meet my manager, in person, if he is on a business trip a 2 hour flight away from my city?

Would you like to go to France anyway for a weekend break or a day or two? If yes, then arranging your trip so you can meet your manager as well could be very useful. As others have suggested, talk ...
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Should I meet my manager, in person, if he is on a business trip a 2 hour flight away from my city?

I'm a dinosaur, already retired, so I don't understand the new remote work world, but absolutely you should go. This site demonstrates there are a lot of terrible companies to work for and the fact ...
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As a new employee of a large corporation, what can I do about some disagreements with the company's code of conduct?

In case you have objections to certain points and feel you have to voice them, put this in written form - and don't rush this statement. Even in the event that you might decide not to sign it, this ...
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As a new employee of a large corporation, what can I do about some disagreements with the company's code of conduct?

Am I supposed to just shut up, sign the papers, that "I have read and accept terms and conditions" (so to speak), even if I disagree about certain things? Do other people do that? Yes, ...
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As a new employee of a large corporation, what can I do about some disagreements with the company's code of conduct?

Here’s a way to think about this situation. What the company is telling you is basically this: We have a list of N+1 rules you must follow if you want to work here. Rule 0 is “you must read the list ...
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Should I meet my manager, in person, if he is on a business trip a 2 hour flight away from my city?

No. 2 hours by air is not "close". "Close" means "if you can get here without inconvenience", e.g. if you're in the same city or maybe one of the suburbs of that city. ...
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Should I meet my manager, in person, if he is on a business trip a 2 hour flight away from my city?

If I was your manager I would absolutely say yes, it was worth it, and that the company would pay. In fact I would go further. Since your manager says he "would love to meet anyone in person for ...
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Should I meet my manager, in person, if he is on a business trip a 2 hour flight away from my city?

If the company will pay, yes. Otherwise I would say no. I would expect this trip to take at least a day and cost at least three figures of Euros. If the company is happy to cover the costs and have ...
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Is it okay to quit my new job after three weeks because I got a better offer?

Is it bad to quit company A and go with company B in this situation? You're in your probation period. Company A can fire you at any time, and I'm assuming your contract states that you can leave at ...
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As a new employee of a large corporation, what can I do about some disagreements with the company's code of conduct?

Am i supposed to just shut up, sign the papers, that "I have read and accept terms and conditions" (so to speak), even if i disagree about certain things? Do other people do that? In a word, ...
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Is it okay to quit my new job after three weeks because I got a better offer?

Probation works two ways. First, it gives the company the right to terminate the contract for whatever reason they like. To keep things fair you also then have the same right to terminate the contract ...
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Should I meet my manager, in person, if he is on a business trip a 2 hour flight away from my city?

I wonder if it is appropriate (and also a good idea) It certainly is. The only drawback is the flight time etc,. purely for a coffee. But if you had a reason to be in France then I'd certainly time ...
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Should I meet my manager, in person, if he is on a business trip a 2 hour flight away from my city?

Contact him and tell him this, and ask if it's appropriate to charge the flight and accommodation to the company. You'd have to talk to him anyway to find a place to meet, so call him in advance. I ...
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As a new employee of a large corporation, what can I do about some disagreements with the company's code of conduct?

"Accept" does not mean "agree with". You are permitted to disagree. However you will have to actually do what the code requires, even if you disagree with it. For example, (and its ...
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As a new employee of a large corporation, what can I do about some disagreements with the company's code of conduct?

The code of conduct has a purpose and while you personally might disagree with some elements, are you sufficiently informed about the history and reasoning? There may be very good reasons why the ...
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Is it okay to quit my new job after three weeks because I got a better offer?

I have to disagree somewhat with a few of the other answers. First, this answer depends on what exactly 50% higher salary means. Are you grossly underpaid now due to your negotiating prowess? Then I ...
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Is it okay to quit my new job after three weeks because I got a better offer?

At the old company, they will hate you. On the other hand, it’s 50% more salary. An old saying slightly modified: If you stay, they are happy, you are unhappy. If you leave, you are happy, they are ...
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As a new employee of a large corporation, what can I do about some disagreements with the company's code of conduct?

Not knowing what exactly is bothering you I'd say that you could definitely bring it up in discussion with your boss - maybe there is just some misunderstanding or something obsolete and it shows ...
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As a new employee of a large corporation, what can I do about some disagreements with the company's code of conduct?

I read an employment contract, crossed out two lines. (About them keeping my personal tools if I used them as part of a demo in class). Two years later they got round to querying it and agreed they ...
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As a new employee of a large corporation, what can I do about some disagreements with the company's code of conduct?

First, the wording of what you sign is very important. There is a difference between "I have read and acknowledge it" and "I have read and accept terms and conditions". The ...
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As a new employee of a large corporation, what can I do about some disagreements with the company's code of conduct?

Am i supposed to just shut up, sign the papers, that "I have read and accept terms and conditions" (so to speak), even if i disagree about certain things? Do other people do that? You are ...
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As a new employee of a large corporation, what can I do about some disagreements with the company's code of conduct?

"read and acknowledge" - i would definitely sign it. Why? this is not "I agree, I endorse" the rules. It's not even increasing your liability to follow the code of conduct. It is ...
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As a new employee of a large corporation, what can I do about some disagreements with the company's code of conduct?

A company gets to decide its code of conduct (within the bounds of law). It's almost certainly a condition of employment that you agree to abide by the code of conduct. So, by agreeing to be employed ...
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As a new employee of a large corporation, what can I do about some disagreements with the company's code of conduct?

It's likely binding in the sense that violation can lead to disciplinary action, potentially up to firing, essentially the purpose of having you sign such a code is really a means to streamline the ...
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Is it okay to quit my new job after three weeks because I got a better offer?

I don't disagree with Joe Strazzere's answer. I just want to make an alternative, one that I would probably take, which mitigates the downsides Go to you manager and tell them exactly what has ...
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Is it okay to quit my new job after three weeks because I got a better offer?

Is it bad to quit company A and go with company B in this situation? It depends on what "bad" means to you in this context. Clearly it would be good for you financially. But it's pretty bad ...
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Politely saying no to other departments despite historic expectations?

Original question asker here: by reading the answers here, I have realised that there are essentially three components to the solution. No answer has captured all three, so here is my attempt: The ...
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Politely saying no to other departments despite historic expectations?

they request things that are outside of a tiny core of jobs that are the true responsibilities of my department This is the key here. This is not a thing about politeness or collaborative atmosphere. ...
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Politely saying no to other departments despite historic expectations?

Don't say no. Say "yes, but you have to follow the new system". What the new system is, is that new trajectory you're tasked with charting out. This might take the form of a ticketing system,...
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Politely saying no to other departments despite historic expectations?

If this is a new company policy, make it explicit : I’m sorry, but our department is not allowed to accept this kind of request anymore. In addition, if you’re allowed to, historic expectations ...
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Politely saying no to other departments despite historic expectations?

Don't say "No", say "That'll cost ya". In the business world all revolves around money. If you use $1000 to save another department $2000 that is good business, The other way ...
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Politely saying no to other departments despite historic expectations?

Other answers really hit the nail on the head for work that another team owns or work that you can file and forget about. For requests where the external team is really insistent on getting the work ...
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Politely saying no to other departments despite historic expectations?

I have had to handle this exact kind of situation (in a different context) as a managing consultant. These other departments are not coming to you on a whim. They are coming to get a technical ...
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Politely saying no to other departments despite historic expectations?

Just keep saying no. It's what you were hired to do, don't expect it to be popular. I've been in this situation a few times. Best to just do what needs to be done professionally and disregard anyone ...
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Politely saying no to other departments despite historic expectations?

What are ways to change this? You will need to educate the population on the new way of handling requests. For requests that are outside of the responsibilities of your department, you need to direct ...
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As a consultant, how to handle being asked to do a knowledge transfer so that the client can hire me and fire the consulting company?

You are still an employee of MyConsultancy. Ultimately, they decide what you work on, up until you no longer work for them. If ClientCompany wants you to start with some knowledge handover that will ...
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As a consultant, how to handle being asked to do a knowledge transfer so that the client can hire me and fire the consulting company?

You have two concerns about switching employers, even ignoring the request that you take over a key function from A. you might have a clause restricting your movement to a company that they already ...
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As a consultant, how to handle being asked to do a knowledge transfer so that the client can hire me and fire the consulting company?

It would be rather strange from you to push back on a clients request that is perfectly reasonable, so there is no reason to not do the handover with your colleague. To ease your conscience, as long ...
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As a consultant, how to handle being asked to do a knowledge transfer so that the client can hire me and fire the consulting company?

Since ClientCompany is paying for the services of MyConsultancy, they are in their right to request knowledge transfer of X (or anything else) to whomever they designate. They might start with ...
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