Keith
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Boss making me feel guilty for leaving the company at the end of my internship
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262 votes

In the end you need to do what's right for you. Just explain that you are going to go on and further your education and so this is what you're doing. As for the timing--put it back on them. ...

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Company threatening to call my current job after I declined their offer
245 votes

Call his bluff. It would be extremely petty and inappropriate to do that. I cannot imagine doing it. One's life would have to be pretty small to do so. Having said that, if he does call...so ...

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I looked up a future colleague on LinkedIn before I started a job. I told him about it and he seemed surprised. Should I apologize?
219 votes

No. Don't apologize. Had it happen to me, and I've done it myself. If a person doesn't want their profile accessed, they shouldn't make it publicly available. There is nothing wrong with that.

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I'm in charge of equipment buying but no one's ever happy with what I choose. How to fix this?
180 votes

Amazon should allow for returns. Box them up and send them back. Before you order new, ask your boss for specific requirements, or ask your teammates for suggestions of what they'd like, then ...

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Navigating a quick return to previous employer
130 votes

Reach out to your old boss. He should be able to tell you the best route to take. He may request you submit your application through the "normal process", and he can then shepherd it through for ...

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What should you do if you miss a job interview (deliberately)?
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104 votes

I personally would place a phone call or email to let them know that something came up that you weren't able to make it, and that you had decided to stay where you are rather than seek a new position. ...

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Should I follow up with an employee I believe overreacted to a mistake I made?
81 votes

Pull him aside and apologize if you believe you were out of line. I have tended to respect managers in the past that were willing to see that they overreacted or jumped to conclusions. It doesn't ...

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How can I stop my presentation being derailed by audience questions?
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78 votes

It's a learned skill to be able to look at a person and say "Please wait until the end to ask that question", or "I'll get to your questions at the end". You need to learn to be assertive and run ...

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Should I be able to keep my company purchased standing desk when I leave my job?
72 votes

Do you also plan to take the computer, monitor, phone, etc with you? The answer to your question is likely the same for them. It's equipment purchased by the company for the purpose of you doing ...

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Is tuition reimbursement a good idea if you have to stay with the job?
72 votes

Heck yes! Jump on it if you plan on staying there. You may want to clarify with them, but typically if they lay you off or close, or whatever, that's on them. They lose the money if it's ...

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How can I deal with my CEO asking me to hire someone with a higher salary than me, a co-founder?
67 votes

I hate to say it, but at this point it sounds like you're less of a founder/owner and more of a mid/upper manager. You have lost/given/sold 98% of the equity. You really don't have a lot of say in ...

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Can an employee salary be more than their manager's
44 votes

I've had managers that had little to no technical knowledge. They were paid for the value they provided -- the ability to manage people. That skill may not be as in demand as other skills, so they'...

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Co-worker is now managing my team. Does this mean that I'm being demoted?
34 votes

15 people is a lot of people to report to one manager. It's entirely reasonable to split the team up. Alice got the chance to step into management. Congratulate her. Having said that, it is ...

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What should I wear to go and sign an employment contract?
32 votes

I always prefer to wear business casual at the least on the first day. Never know if there was a special reason people were wearing casual clothing on the day you interviewed. Work a day or two, ...

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Why would company (decision makers) wait for someone to retire, rather than lay them off, when their role is no longer needed?
24 votes

Sometimes it's just the decent thing to do. If a person has given a large portion of their professional life to the company, its not unreasonable to treat them well. When a 60 year old is laid ...

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After suffering personal loss manager has become inappropriate
22 votes

It sounds like he needs some grief counseling. Does your work have any kind of Employee Assistance Program? Any kind of help to get him? Can you refer him to a counselor? A pastor/clergy? ...

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How to deal with a team lead who never gives me credit?
22 votes

Aside from correcting him in front of others to claim credit for it, there really is not a lot that you can do. You said you're leaving the company? In time it will become evident to others when "...

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I can't understand my foreign born colleague
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20 votes

I have worked with colleagues from other countries that sometimes have had thick accents. I found that it was helpful at times to apologize for MY inability to understand. Emphasize that it's YOUR ...

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Disability and cover letter
19 votes

I'm not sure I would. The resume is all about piquing interest in you and convincing them they have to meet you. It's sad to say, but honestly, a lot of companies would simply bypass your resume if ...

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Great employee with a Facebook habit
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18 votes

Nip it in the bud. Don't let it go on longer or he will think it's accepted. You need to have a 1-1 meeting with him and tell him that it's not acceptable. If possible, catch him when he's doing ...

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Junior developer struggles: how to communicate with management?
18 votes

Welcome to the Jungle. :) Yes. It's normal. You're a junior. It's expected that you will not have a clue, and that's why they're having you do what you're doing. Ask questions. Get ...

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Why team meetings are scheduled at lunch time, mostly?
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12 votes

If they're like some companies I've worked for, that's when they can find an available time for everyone. They probably don't prefer the time...it's just when they can get a free hour for everyone. ...

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What can we do to stop prior company from asking us questions?
12 votes

What I haven't seen anyone address is that you say while YOU have stopped taking the calls they're contacting your subordinate. He needs to show tough love with them and tell them to stop calling. ...

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Project manager constantly interrupting development team
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11 votes

Is this a new PM? Is it someone that is new to the company or the job? It may be that he just doesn't realize how disruptive it is because he hasn't experienced it. Someone needs to pull him ...

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Financial problems with my company sometimes delays my pay - must I quit?
11 votes

Ultimately, you need to do what's right for you. If they can't pay you, your landlord won't care why the rent doesn't get paid.

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How to structure answers in a 30 minute interview?
10 votes

I'm not sure it's your responsibility to manage the time. Answer the questions and give all the information that's relevant. A good interviewer should manage the time, not the one being interviewed....

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Coworkers talking on cell phones in the bathroom
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10 votes

Personally, I'd have no embarassment whatsoever, and may even consider it a challenge to make interesting noises. I would think the person on the phone would be more embarrassed than you. Not sure ...

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In US federal job qualifications, can "one year of specialized experience" be spread across multiple years of work?
10 votes

It would depend on the skill and the exact duty, but if you've been doing a job for 4 years that requires you to do it even for 25% of the time, I'd call that 4 years of experience, and emphasize you ...

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How should I re-negotiate the compensation for internship?
10 votes

You could threaten to quit. But then you wouldn't get class credit. The company knows this, so there isn't likely anything you can do. Honestly? It's how the game is played. Be happy to ...

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How do you get past the "0-2 years of experience" stage?
9 votes

I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Computer Programming in 1999. I thought for sure I'd be working the next month as a COBOL programmer. But that didn't happen. I ended up taking a job ...

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