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How can I deal with troublesome Professional Engineer?
178 votes

The other posters have brought up excellent points. I can provide more insight into the P.Eng. related concerns and reporting this engineer to his certification agency. But first things first: Things ...

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How can I explain a religious conflict regarding working with women?
118 votes

First, your new boss was correct in not allowing you to provide feedback on the candidate: you chose not to interview her, so what reason/justification do you have to comment on her professional ...

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Coworkers have large pocket knives, company doesn't have policy
56 votes

Well, I'm going to have to first address the loaded language in your post. Many people carry pocket knives solely or primarily as tools. In the case of most of Canada, save for in the wilderness, a ...

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How to negotiate with uncooperative senior engineers after they've been given new laptops they don't want to use
37 votes

The command-line is for experts: It's faster. It uses less system resources. It allows complex tasks to be carried out quickly (i.e. regex, in-line shell scripts, etc). It's more deterministic and ...

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Stop engineer from planning "bully projects"
32 votes

Based on the details in the linked question, your division lead, "Chan", acted against his employer's interests in order to ensure his team continues to be paid for work that (based on the information ...

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How to explain career gap due to long running legal drama?
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21 votes

Two key points: I think its unlikely I could expect to go back in as a software architect after so long out of the field Baloney! I've known several women who became full-time moms and then ...

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How to balance scientific integrity with marketing needs?
18 votes

Welcome to the ugly side of industry. This sort of thing happens a lot in medical, automotive, pro-sumer electronics, etc. You'll often have reps from your company on standards committees. With some ...

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Asked to shave facial hair after a pub discussion with team members who took offence
13 votes

It sounds like you're in quite a jam. When you mention that you don't want to hire a lawyer, you'll get very vague answers here. I'll try my best. So, to add insult to injury, our junior HR manager ...

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Do employers share do-not-hire/background-check blacklists?
9 votes

I left a sharp review of the company on GlassDoor.com (a site for leaving reviews about working at a company or interviewing with a company), which I felt was fair and accurate. So you say. It ...

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Can I quit after 2 days due to allergy?
7 votes

A progressive answer: Are there gloves available that minimize/eliminate the problem? If not, do you know of any you can buy? Will youre employer pay for them if you truly need them? I'm not ...

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Several trials to find my vocation -> seen as job hopper?
5 votes

One commenter above called out the elephant in the room: you're categorically a career hopper, not a job hopper, and that is indeed worse in the hiring manager's eyes. If they suspect you'll be ...

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Verbal offer but no response from company
4 votes

No no no. A complaint is not the right way to approach this, as you'll certainly annoy if not outright offend the people involved in hiring you. Larger companies can take a long time to push forward ...

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Probation period before receiving medical benefits
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3 votes

In larger companies (200+ employees) in the US or Canada, this is usually a sign of a poorly run company. If it's less than 30, this might be acceptable. Keep in mind, if it's that small a company, it ...

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How to handle a boss who leaves the bathroom a mess?
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3 votes

Well, there is a number of different approaches. Go to HR, mention how the bathroom is always a disgusting mess, and they can either send out a memo to the office or put up a sign in the bathroom not ...

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