Ida
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How to handle an employee/co-worker being contagious if needed badly at work?
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31 votes

This should NOT be a common problem, but too often people feel, or want to feel indispensable, and/or the sick time policy is not helpful. A sick co-worker needs to: Make sure that other people can ...

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Coworker returns after maternity leave
29 votes

I can see 4 ways of dealing with it: Let it pass. As David mentions in the comments, she will probably talk less about the kid as time goes by. Tactfully avoid her stories. When you are done with ...

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"At will" employment definition
23 votes

At-will employment, as defined by Wikipedia: At-will employment is a term used in U.S. labor law for contractual relationships in which an employee can be dismissed by an employer for any reason (...

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Problem with less skilled interviewer
9 votes

There are two options here: Check your ego Consider the possibility that you are not as strong as you think. The interviewer might be right. Consider that you didn't explain what you knew better ...

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I think I may have been terminated, how can I find out my status?
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5 votes

This sound like retaliation to me. I would contact the HR department of your company immediately. Did the recruiting company believe you or your boss? I would contact their HR department as well, ...

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Awkward conversations in elevators/lifts - how to avoid
3 votes

These are the strategies I used to avoid conversation in a space like an elevator (or lunch line or similar). 1. Others are engaging in awkward small talk If you don't know the people involved, don'...

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How to react to my superior's demand to come to work when child is sick?
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On the surface, I think that yes, the boss email does show a lack of empathy, and no, it is not normal. I work in the software industry, and I have not had any issues with staying home with sick ...

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Professionally handle inability to avoid loud background noise for phone interview?
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These are the options I see for you: Mitigate the sound (clear from comments you can't). Move the interview somewhere nearby less noisy (clear from comments you can't). Move the interview somewhere ...

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Is it normal to have 4-5 hour interview for junior programmer position ?
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Depends on the company. I have worked for a major software company, and even college hires and other junior positions are usually whole day interviews. The process would be multiple interviews with ...

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