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Two things to note. Unless you are the owner manager, your feelings are somewhat irrelevant to the deal. Which means that protesting this may cost you your job. In the “cake case”, the baker case was refusing to bake a custom cake, not refusing to sell a pre-made cake. It sounds like your company’s situation is a very close analog to the bakers. This is ...


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How can I (legally) avoid having to work on projects involved with that client? You can discuss your feelings with management, and ask that you not be put on any projects with this particular client. If they insist, you can find a new job and leave this company. We each get to decide how important our principles are. Is the company obligated to accept ...


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"What is the salary for this position?" "Unfortunately, I need $xx.xx. Thank you for reaching out to me. Keep in mind for future opportunities that match my salary requirements."


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Due to liability (more in some locales than others) you will almost never get a good reason why you are rejected. I joke that I once got rejected because my socks were untied. The reasons why you are rejected can vary from them finding someone who is just a better candidate to the interviewer just not liking you. Don't focus so much on trying to learn ...


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is it a common way of doing for big "silicon valley type" companies? This is better than than usual. The most common behavior is to "ghost" you, i.e. they never even get back to you with a rejection. It's a very bad habit and quite disrespectful, but unfortunately it's the norm. If not, what would you do in my situation? Move on. The ...


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I like this job, its stable and it feels like family From what you have described, it doesn't sound like the current situation is either stable or like a family, unless stability in your life is constantly being put upon and threatened and family in your life means constant harassment and bullying. You have been basically bullied into working double shifts ...


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I think you can just state that you would not switch jobs for less than $X, and then let them decide if that is within their range. If you speak directly as to what it would take to hire you, I don't think there is anything jerk-like or boastful with such a statement. On the other hand, saying something like "there's just no way you can pay me", ...


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From the other side, there's this answer from 7 years ago: How can I respond to an employee who objects to working on certain projects on ethical grounds? The core of those answers apply here too; basically: Personal preferences and biases are real and valid reasons why you may not be the best-suited employee to work on this particular contract. If you ...


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I'm a math graduate turned software engineer. A mathematics major is not sufficient. It can be part of a foundation. The programming courses I had as part of the mathematics track were mostly useless for software engineering. They helped with some details, every now and then. I had a minor in computer science. That did help with programming, but alone they ...


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It's not them, it's you. Your expectations of a junior software developer are way off the mark, and the failures you've observed may well be due to you not training them enough. I think it just comes down to a different expectation of a junior, for me I do not expect a junior to know how to do anything really, I instead want the ability to learn things and ...


5

Can a company put me on PIP without any notice? Yes Can the company fire me on the basis of my manager's email, especially if I don't refute it? And Yes. They can fire you even if you do refute it. In fact, they can fire you because they don't like the color of the shirt you're wearing. Almost all U.S. States are "at will" states, meaning they ...


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It depends if you want to keep the accounts or not, you haven't violated any other restrictions using them so it's not a huge deal yet, just a misunderstanding. I think you should either report them and explain only if asked. Alternatively, delete them and hope no one asks. If you are asked in either case, just explain as you have here. There is no point in ...


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You haven't specified your location, so I'll answer from my own perspective of the UK. Recruiters don't look at work experience at that level of detail. To a recruiter, 6 months experience and 7 months experience are equivalent. If you have multiple short-term contracts, then you can add a summary of the total experience in technologies relevant to the job ...


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Would fulfilling this request be a routine or obligatory task for them? It is reasonable to presume that your contracts are part of your personnel record. In some (if not all) jurisdictions in the US, there is legislation requiring the employer to comply with employee's request for his personnel record. As an example, see MCL 423.504. Are there any other ...


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Do you insist on stating the financial reason? Sounds a bit smug, perhaps desirably so, but still. Why wouldn't you just respond with: "Thank you, currently I am not looking for new opportunities."


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To be more specific, the company is from US but the department / job position I applied for is in Japan. I'm neither American or Japanese hence this question. I think this question is pretty easy to answer based on this statement. Since you're in the US and have to relocate or work remotely, perhaps they are looking to see if you're a good fit for them. I ...


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The best you can do is ask any of the human beings you interviewed with what their thoughts are. You might get lucky and someone will tell you something, but the odds are still slim. Don't persist. The company has nothing to gain and something to lose by providing you with feedback. Sounds like a tough interview, so be proud you made it that far.


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There are different types of jobs that could be described as "software developer," and there are different types of people. Some jobs require little creativity or originality, and little ability to think outside of the box. This is the type of job where you just want someone who can be a database administrator who plugs away year after year, doing ...


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It's really completely normal - just go enjoy it. When a company hires a new person, it usually costs them, overall, on the order of 2 to 6 months pay (often much more). The fact that they are giving you benefits for a couple months is nothing to them. A drop in the ocean. They are doing nothing special or out of the ordinary. It's completely normal. Just ...


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I am someone who has hired a lot of software developers over the years, have a mathy background myself, and know a lot of mathy people. Summary: Maths backgrounds can be very helpful in dev, but are not themselves sufficient. Problem solving is all very well, but dev practices are essential too. As you note, devs coming from maths usually do not have a basic ...


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In my experience as a junior programmer, very VERY rarely does my portfolio on Github get checked out. To give you a concrete answer on how many projects you should have is perhaps more than 5. Have some silly projects on there like weather API app, calculator app, that sort of stuff. If anybody was going to check, give them something to look at. It proves ...


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Inform your boss as soon as possible It sounds like there is currently an informal closing procedure, which is causing problems. Moving forward, have a close check-list signed by the shift manager Create a point-by-point checklist of everything that needs to be done to close. Have every employee initial tasks they have done, and have one employee, the shift ...


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At that point, I honestly stopped caring about the job. That means it's time to find a new job. This company sounds like a terrible place to work. chatter about plans to close this department, stating we would all be let go. This does not sound like a stable job. It sounds like bad management. They didn't even have a plan to keep people they JUST HIRED ...


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Sounds like battered wife syndrome Them: Our original department manager would visit frequently and chatter about plans to close this department, stating we would all be let go. You: [This job is] stable... ... Them: I'm going to mispronounce your name on purpose for 2 years and then act condescending towards you in private 1-on-1s while you're recovering ...


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This is not your call to make. You are a worker at the company. People above your pay grade make the decisions of who to take as clients. The simple calculation is: This religious institution is a credit to the company's balance sheet (they give your company money); you are a debit on the company's balance sheet (your salary removes money from the company)...


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It sounds like you and your coworkers were all happy with this job until the new department manager came in. I mean, in the comments it was noted that you really shouldn't work double shifts, but if you don't mind doing so then that's up to you (my advice would be not to do it, but it's up to you at the end of the day). But the new department manager ...


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A company (unless there are contracts, laws, or unions to the contrary) can let you go with or without a PIP, without any notice, regardless of you "refuting" the claims or not. What you probably need to be focused on more is improving the situation and the your manager's perception of you. Denying there are any issues and saying it's all his ...


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as a business, Can you refuse service to a religious group? Since my comment got deleted despite being honest, noninflammatory and upvoted... let me make my statement in a slightly different way: Are you asking if you can refuse service to a protected class (religious) based on another protected class (sexuality)? I think the answer is within a simplified ...


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Exactly what are these contracts? Are they contracts that you signed on behalf of the company as a duly-authorized officer of that company? If so, the contracts are proprietary to them. If not, you should have made a copy of them immediately as you signed them – or, as is customary, they should have provided you with two identical copies at the time.


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I found out that my former employer is REQUIRED to fulfill this kind of request (in California): https://www.shouselaw.com/ca/labor/employment-record-request/ I still can't tell if such a request is likely to spook them though. According to the aforementioned page, people usually make such requests when they are preparing to litigate. My current conjecture ...


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