Roland
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Manager wants to reduce my hours so I don't work with a coworker I'm not getting along with. Not sure if I should agree
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"She said no because he complained about me to head office so it's out of her hands." Why can someone on probation just complain to head office and bypass their manager? Do you have some ...

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Training instructor always says "google it"
22 votes

Ask your question like you would ask it on Stack Overflow. Demonstrate all your research. Don't just say you googled it. Give the specific search phrase and explain what result you got and why it ...

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Can I spend 100% of my paid time with pet projects if there is nothing to do?
19 votes

I do not believe there is no work for a software developer in a company of that size. If you are supposed to manage yourself, start doing that. Show some initiative. Go talk to colleagues, starting ...

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Company year end party - taking along my personal laptop to do some personal work
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18 votes

Obviously, I don't know your company, but I can't imagine a scenario where sitting at a company party working on your laptop would be better than excusing yourself. People might notice if you don't ...

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Are there any illegal job interview questions in Switzerland?
12 votes

Gender, nationality, age (actually birth date) and even a photo are all standard content of a traditional Swiss CV [1] and asking for this information is perfectly legal. US anti-discrimination ...

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When is it OK to play a prank this April Fool's day?
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9 votes

Doing pranks in the office is just asking for trouble. Sure, it might make someone chuckle but it could just as well offend someone. Why take the risk? Do your pranks in your private life if you must ...

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How to prevent apathy and corner cutting when nothing happens so people feel secure?
8 votes

Isn't it obvious? You test them from time to time by submitting code that contains known issues (don't be too clumsy creating these). Then you build statistics on how many of these are missed and act ...

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Shoud I celebrate finishing Probationary Period (Probezeit)
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6 votes

Typically you don't celebrate the end of your Probezeit. However, it is more common to celebrate your Einstand [1], i.e., your joining the team or company. If you haven't done that already, you could ...

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Reimbursed travel expenses to interview- shorter distance than what the company thinks
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5 votes

Personally I would consider declaring my actual travel costs that directly result from the interview most honest and most ethical. Thus, I would seek reimbursement for the distance from my parents' ...

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How can you stop cutlery disappearing from the workplace?
4 votes

I would chose one of two options. Announce that it won't be replaced in the future and leave it at that. If there are no forks because someone has taken them home, tough luck. Let people sort that ...

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Remote Offer: Freelancer Contract with Benefits
3 votes

A "freelancer" is self-employed by definition. Your benefits are not something a company would be involved in. If they are involved in your benefits, you are not an actual freelancer and ...

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Feedback to manager
3 votes

... teach them how to make phone calls ... I work in a hospital so they also work in clinic and when I have seen them there, they seem to enjoy what they are doing. Well, of course. These people ...

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Bored at work - what's next?
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"What if he says that there isn't?" Suggest something. After several months in a company, you should have some ideas where you could make contributions and help would be appreciated, even if ...

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How can I communicate my desire to leave my relative's company, yesterday?
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I would say this is the standard problem when quitting: No company manager likes it when employees quit (unless they want to get rid of them). It's always at least an inconvenience and often actually ...

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