Kurt Tappe
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How can I stop being badgered for "leaving early" without hurting my co-worker relationships?
13 votes

In addition to following the others' advice about handing it right back to them, use technology in your favor. Make sure to send them emails at 7AM, and make sure those emails have requests in them ...

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

I had lunch the other day with a former manager of mine. Somehow we got on the topic of a former colleague she had had to let go. She told me that during our company's annual anonymous employee survey,...

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No responce for applied vacation
8 votes

Apologize. BUT: Have a meeting with your manager and find out what response times you should expect. It is unprofessional of your manager to not have replied at all. (Don't say that to their face ...

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Forced to pay for re-keying if I lose my office key
7 votes

The cost of re-keying (whether it be a physical key or the deactivation of a lost/stolen/dismissed badge) is the cost of doing business. It is unethical of a company to try to pass this along to ...

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Is it okay to check for employee attendance by means of a security camera?
4 votes

I'd like to point out that while you asked about the legality and morality of using the camera, you also said that his working from home was the sole reason for him being fired. Is this truly the case?...

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I emailed my customer asking multiple questions. Their reply addressed only one. What is the polite way to point this out?
4 votes

I have found this behavior to be common. Both professionally and privately, people often only respond to the first question in an email. I try not to do it myself, but have accidentally committed the ...

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How to avoid the label of 'unproductive'?
4 votes

How much do you want to be on this new team? Be honest. If you really want to be there, do what the new boss says. Personally, I'd exit that team ASAP. That boss' managerial style is not going to ...

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Self-criticism - good idea?
3 votes

Learn the word "opportunity". This is current business-speak for "ways to improve." I assume you have regular meetings with your manager and others on your team? When discussing your work, ask them ...

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Salary unpaid post resignation
3 votes

I'll echo the sentiment for you to consult an employment lawyer. I had to do this to a previous employer who was spreading lies after my departure. One letter from him to them saying their statements ...

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Would it be inappropriate for me to push back on download privileges on my work PC?
2 votes

The lack of admin rights on your PC is there for a reason. That reason is that they want to prevent illicit code (malware) from entering your PC and thus their network. HOWEVER, it appears they put ...

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"I'm the boss here" attitude from a peer
2 votes

I want to stress something: You need to cover your *ss in writing. Compose an email (yes, email, not an IM that can go away) officially stating that 1) The code change was done by your colleague, 2) ...

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I received a notice of suspension letter for alleged misconduct that is unfounded
1 votes

I am not a member of the union, so please excuse me if my response is off-base. But, don't unions have representatives and/or delegates available to members who need them? It sounds very much like you ...

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What career paths are available to a developer who's not interested in management, leadership, or teaching?
1 votes

This: I have a big problem with this. I am not a teacher and I have no aspirations to be one. is in direct contradiction with: the idea that I've peaked in my career at age 28 is very ...

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Completing assessment for prospective job
0 votes

I'm going to go "outside the box" on my answer...your project is to do unpaid work for an employer for a job you don't have yet? Really? I hope this is not the new normal in job application. Yes, I ...

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Leaving Company - What Information Should I Bring With Me?
0 votes

Much (all) of your pay/compensation info should be available to you online. Companies (at least in the U.S.) have to have their retirement plans managed by a different company to avoid conflicts of ...

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Need Help Determining Employment End Date at Previous Employer to List on Resume
0 votes

Without the slightest hesitation I say you should list your last day of work as 4/30/14. This will reduce gaps in employment on your resume, so it will look better to those reading it. And it's not a ...

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Transitioning to a new position
0 votes

This is a tough one. I certainly don't have all the answers, but I can give a few thoughts: First, I would start job hunting on the West Coast. I believe your existing manager is setting you up for ...

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Boss suddenly stopped giving me work, and I sit idle the whole day. What should I do?
-3 votes

I agree with the previous responses, but I would like to suggest something additional: Use your idle time to update your resume and at least tentatively explore the job market. I am not saying you ...

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