Unanswered Questions

19 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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New potentially chronic health condition means I may not be the same engineer as before

I am fortunate, I work for a large and stable company and in general, management is fair, I would even say more compassionate than not. Since the beginning of the year, I've had an issue with chronic ...
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2answers
401 views

How to deal with bad english skills when assigned tasks in english?

My father works for a medium-sized enterprise in Germany as an electrical engineer, in the recent years mainly calculating costs for larger projects and making price quotes. He never studied at ...
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Taking leave under FMLA and leaving minutes too early

This is as asinine as it gets. My mother has stage 4 cancer and I'm her primary caretaker. I went through the proper steps, to my knowledge, and got FMLA leave to cover my butt while I took ...
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1answer
288 views

Are daily reports not needed when reporting in bi-weekly meeting?

I am working as a research engineer in a university lab for 32 hours per week via contract, but often work more than that (sometimes up to 50-60 hours) because there is a lot to be done and I really ...
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New job with no training or support

I was contacted out of the blue by an acquaintance of mine in December 2019, who thought I would be a perfect replacement for her position. I aced my interview and was hired in January 2020. She had ...
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1answer
278 views

How to motivate team to use a communication tool?

In my team we do not use any professional communication tool. We are working totally remotely because of the COVID-19 situation. All the communication goes through email or Whatsapp personal accounts. ...
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1answer
252 views

Want to apply for a new job during a probation time. Not sure how to update my CV

I just moved to another city with my current job, and the job has 6 months of probation. I have been already working for 3 months. Now I realize that the job does not fit for me and I'm doing ...
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job title for my half technical half managerial job

I have B.Sc in Computer Software Engineering and because my passions were located somewhere between software engineering and industrial engineering or management science (such as Business Analysis, ...
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1answer
338 views

How to handle authority who doesn't let you grow because of insecurity?

Long Version I work in Indian IT industry here we have off-shore [India] and on-shore [Abroad] culture for companies from abroad. On shore [Abroad] people have the most influence and they are key ...
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What is an acceptable way to pick up a new skill in lieu of experience as a new EE graduate?

I know that asking for general advice here is not a good use of anyone's time, so I'll try and be as specific as possible. I couldn't find an answer with information that helped me understand. I just ...
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How to have a successful career in a US corporation, when living far away from HQ?

I work for a big company whose HQ is near the Pacific, in the US. Me and my organisation are in Europe. We have a culture of innovation, and people from the whole company are encouraged to come ...
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342 views

How to handle a release manager that keeps changing release process?

I am working at a company that builds products (website and apps) for our customers. There are dev team, QA team, and a release manager. The release manager is the one who defines release process and ...
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Company hasn't gotten back to me 7 days after I made a salary counteroffer

After 4 rounds of interviews over 4 weeks, the company called with a verbal offer of X K last Thursday. It was way lower than what I expected, given that the company has a reputation of paying fairly ...
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1answer
191 views

Senior Planning Manager - What's Next?

My next opportunity is long overdue, but I still can't figure out the right move. I have spent my entire career (9 years) working for a brand that has changed ownership 3 times in the past 3 years. I ...
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1answer
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Is it beneficial to take a supervisory role for experience despite a pay cut?

I work as a medical technologist (clinical laboratory scientist) in a large hospital lab and a supervisory role has opened at my workplace. The problem is that the position would result in a pay cut. ...

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