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I made a post-resignation promise that I'm not comfortable keeping, but don't want to break my word. Suggestions?
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290 votes

Two things can happen: Your old boss emails/phones you and asks about the lunch date. Go! Tell him how much happier you are now. Don't diss him or the old company but tell him how efficient your ...

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What are the possible downsides of answering an "anonymous" employee survey truthfully?
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214 votes

I write apps and make intranet sites. I have several apps that give surveys, tests, and quizzes to close to 100k employees. My apps log SSO information and IP address. So if your company has some ...

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Not invited to an interview because the salary range I gave was too high
188 votes

You do nothing. The process worked. You don't want to be underpaid. They don't want to pay you the going rate. What you got was an HR form letter. This is far from an offer of a job. This was ...

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Can HR/Boss Require Your Username and Password?
166 votes

The request is ridiculous on every level. First how will the manager/HR lock your email in a cabinet? You don't ever ever ever send a sensitive username/password over email. There is a small ...

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How to take vacation days within first year without looking like a slacker
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128 votes

Always use your vacation. Your boss not using his is idiotic. Most people who don't take vacation are actually scared that things might run more smoothly with them out. Take yours. Definitely don'...

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Boys only club after work
120 votes

This answer is based on the assumption that these "guys' nights out" are completely a private social gathering and not affiliated with the company at all. It is the right of every person to get to ...

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Our work-week policy changed drastically. It used to be a perk. How to let them know I'm unhappy?
75 votes

If you like working for this company I would just let them know it is a deal breaker for you. The fact is, it wasn't a perk. Your work schedule is your job not a perk. So you were employed to work ...

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How to convince company to not go overboard with email signature?
55 votes

I think that you as a new employee have only one option. Take this ridiculousness to the next level! Make it a point to go to a website that will give you "ribbon/certificate" for taking a small ...

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Potential employer is not disclosing any information about themselves without references
51 votes

Yes it is normal practice for meeting a creep. At worst they might ask for pictures and if you like leather or being tied up. At best they are a fishy company with little funding and pay. In the ...

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How to not talk about a previous job in an interview
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45 votes

It is really simple. You tell anyone in your interviews that you agreed to a full non-disclosure with your last company and cannot provide any details about what you did although you can go into ...

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Should I tell my boss a coworker stiffed the waiters on a team lunch we all paid for
42 votes

This has nothing to do with your manager. If you are the only employee that noticed this then you may want to just leave it alone. If you are all talking about it then the sensible thing to do would ...

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Letting my boss know that my salary is below market rate without making it a threat to leave
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41 votes

Recruiters work for themselves on a commission. Recruiters pretty much contact everyone. They tantalize most people with higher pay. Why would a recruiter waste their time contacting you or anyone ...

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My employer is forcing its employees to defraud its customers, how should I handle this situation?
39 votes

It is clear that the OP is on this site because he is either feeling morally guilty or is afraid that there may be consequences to his action or inaction. The fact that the topic has been breached ...

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Why did I get fired right before my last day?
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36 votes

It is probably one of the following: dealing with a middle manager who wants to act like they control everything (when it is obvious they don't). So now when someone asks, "Why did Dan quit?" Which ...

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Tell customer politely that interruptions during meetings will not be allowed
35 votes

I used to deal with this when upgrading financial systems at customer sites. I would not email them. It seems passive aggressive. What I finally did worked great. Customers that did this, I ...

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How to tell client about having missed their deadline?
32 votes

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes. You messed up. How big I don't know. I would be overtly honest to your client. They did nothing wrong. What you have left is your integrity, ...

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What to do if I am sick and can't drive myself home?
31 votes

Unless you have a very close friend at work I would leave this to someone outside of work. If you ask someone when you are in this condition, this is something that you are putting on someone, as it ...

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Can I ask for a paid internship to not be paid?
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I work for a big global company, and we have interns in Japan in my group - and some not from Japan. The answer is easy. Let their HR work this out for you. Don't mention or concede that you don't ...

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Job offer negotation: trying to communicate over email, but employer keeps calling on the phone
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24 votes

I would never do a job negotiation over email as a hiring manager. First how do I know I am actually getting a response from the actual person? Second I don't need this person sending my responses ...

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I am the replacement for my friend, should I warn him in advance?
23 votes

Yes. You tell your friend. Not clearly stated but if you are new at the company I am thinking that your friend played a part in getting you hired. Do you want to be that kind of person? Do you ...

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Do I tell that a colleague might be leaving work, and how?
22 votes

It's not your job to project the future, especially for another person at your work. Unless he has offer in hand and has turned in his resignation you do not know what could happen. Maybe he is ...

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Should I accept a job that I plan on leaving soon?
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22 votes

Take the role and leave whenever you want. He isn't paying you 5 years in advance so there is no reason you should feel like you need to stay for 5 years. Just a comment like that seems highly ...

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During notice period, my manager wants me to document everything and bring juniors to my level
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22 votes

I think most of the answers are missing the essence of your dilemma. You didn't have a great work environment and you felt slighted at the company, so naturally you found another job. Now that you ...

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Choosing professional name for mail address when the domain is "NameSurname.xxx"
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22 votes

I have a site like this. Just first name for main address. Having both names is kind of repetitive therefore pretentious (unless your name is really really long and you include your middle name - ...

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How to tell your manager that you don't want a particular assignment?
21 votes

Why would you give yourself the nickname here Rising Star and then whine about doing things that were too complex. That doesn't sound like a rising star's attitude. I get interns like you all the ...

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How to deal with a co-worker who thinks I stole her promotion?
19 votes

To be honest I feel you have a heap of bad answers here: you are new. I doubt you have leverage to put someone on written notice after they just went to HR about you. In fact if you can, your HR ...

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How do exit interviews benefit the company?
18 votes

The exit interview is often "skipped" at most places if you have done everything else on the manager's exit checklist - turned everything in, filled out what you need to, and so on. What if the exit ...

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"Long Break" In the morning
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18 votes

I think the easiest way to solve this is to not have a smoke at 9:30. Separate the puffing from the pooping. Management sees you go on a smoke break and come back 20 mins later every morning. ...

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Should I ask my current company to reimburse me expenses surrounding a flight cancellation?
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18 votes

Yes. A company reimburses you for a trip not a flight or hotel. There are things that can happen on a trip that will cause more money to be spent. As long as you are following the company ...

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What if a boss requires supervision?
17 votes

He isn't unorthodox, he is calling the shots. You as an underling have a skewed opinion based on your job and what you think. Your project is a great example. I have done the exact same things to ...

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