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My company/team relies on a language I clearly specified I can't speak
2 votes

Millions of people go through this successfully. I am feeling/being excluded by the day due to language barrier. You are. My advice is to just brush it off until you're fluent enough. I've worked in ...

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Does teaching experience count as customer service experience?
3 votes

Good answers already, my addition is: but it is actually true in a certain way from my experience Sure it is, but not in the way they mean it. So listing it as such makes you look out of touch or ...

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Did I make a mistake in telling team about sensitive / controversial hobby
5 votes

Did I make a mistake in telling team about sensitive / controversial hobby Perhaps, but probably not. There is no way of telling if the individuals concerned actually think it controversial. But, a ...

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Is it normal to have a distinction between "business" and "engineering"?
2 votes

Is this normal or typical It's not typical but it's common enough to have different sections with different focuses. Normally marketing versus engineering, but could be any. It's not dysfunctional in ...

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Company kept previous personal phone number
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Check with the service provider. They may have thought it's a company phone and you can still own the number. In future don't give away personal items, taking a sim card out of a phone just takes ...

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Team members used to report to somebody else
2 votes

There's a good answer already, but if that's not an option, this is what I think. What should I do to reduce these negative consequences? Exactly what you are doing. From my understanding of your ...

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How to get out of a situation where you are a useful bottleneck?
0 votes

If you have faith in your ideas and the ability to see them to fruition you can always work for yourself. Untapped niches are hard to come by but lucrative if you can get them in service. You cannot ...

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Asking for a substantial pay raise after I became an essential employee
1 votes

Good answers already, my addition is that there is one factor you should never overlook in a leverage situation. Your leverage also applies to your colleague who quit. He may be willing to cover for a ...

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Accused of cheating during a technical video interview
230 votes

You weren't accused of cheating. Your interviewer clarified something they noticed about you and then passed you. It is a totally normal and satisfactory result. There is no need to take this any ...

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Negative feedback but the other person is unaware of issue
1 votes

When someone in your team approaches you to complain/give negative feedback about a team member does it matter to you Bringing issues to a manager does two things. It formalises the issue, it now ...

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'We' vs 'I' on website for app
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5 votes

You can use either, but 'we' is usually preferable unless you're making a point that it's a solo project. It makes it seem that there's more to it than someone whipping things together in their garage....

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Can I factory reset all my devices I've been provided by the company?
15 votes

I'd like to ask here if there are any general rules The general rule is to just delete your personal data and don't touch what belongs to the company. Depending on what is on the device a factory ...

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Does freelancing work count as 'less than' a normal job experience-wise in the eyes of an employer? If so, how much?
5 votes

It all depends on the employer. The ideal way a freelancer going into a job does so, is with people who already know them. It's certainly experience, but the quality is unknown, so it's often judged ...

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Company that had acted suspiciously now wants my address for invoice. Should I push back or refuse?
1 votes

so they don't need my address No one really does these days, but it's still requested for many reasons. It's an additional identifier if nothing else. Should I bother pushing back or refusing to ...

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Is it the employees responsibility to get cover for shifts and on calls when annual leave has been approved
2 votes

There's no locale stated, but normally responsibility lies at a different level from the actual employee. Whether that be the union, the employer, or both is dependent on locale, but unless it's in ...

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I have been invited to join a diversity team: What are the advantages and disadvantages?
21 votes

From your comments you have the experience, the will, and the maturity to focus on practical solutions and applications. So regardless of the teams goals someone like you is a huge asset. Theory is ...

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How can I accommodate all team members during time limited office hours slot?
14 votes

I'd do it differently. However you try and schedule this will eventually run into problems. Either people will need more than an hour or they'll feel obligated to find something to discuss when it's ...

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Is my boss insecure?
2 votes

If the problem lies with me, I'm happy to work on it. To me this just looks like your boss has a personality. After 6 years you should be used to it not get upset by it. It's unlikely to change, so ...

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What should I do if I was recommended for promotion by my direct manager but higher up turned it down for no legitimate reason
6 votes

I told him that I would forego this “promotion” You gave up the first promotion and were given a reason for not getting the second. This is all a follow on from your actions. Many companies have ...

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Our Boss has poor spending habits
15 votes

What do I do? Look for a new job. Your bosses irresponsible spending is up to him, but obviously doesn't bode well for your job stability. The plus side is that you can see the end coming and take ...

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Is it common for an intern to be leading projects as a software engineer?
16 votes

Is it normal to receive so little guidance in an undergraduate internship? No it's not. It's unprofessional for any sizeable company. It's an opportunity to learn a lot. It's also an opportunity to ...

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How to not burn bridges while giving notice
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4 votes

Will it look very bad on me to give notice after parental leave Yes it might look bad. It can look like you're using their company for visa reasons. That said it's perfectly ok to hand in your notice ...

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Start date doesn't match employer records. What date should I use on my resume?
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6 votes

When it comes to what I type on my resume, should I use my actual start date Just put the truth down and explain it if asked. It's a pretty minor issue and easy to clear up.

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Got fired because someone slipped and was injured (in public) on something I was alleged to have been carrying
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17 votes

You could let it slide. The only thing I'd suggest is to email the manager and say it had nothing to do with you. Not for any reason of getting into a dispute or even caring (the manager already knows ...

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How to pull off the best exit strategy?
3 votes

However this feels disingenuous Because it is, it's short shrift for a place that has financed your life for 15 years. It's still perfectly ok to do so of course. 28 days notice is all you need to or ...

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Coworker wrote me into fictional book
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Take it as a compliment. It means you're an interesting enough person and made enough of an impression on someone that parts of you were incorporated into a fictional character. I wrote a book, I ...

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How should I deal with new trainees when, after a course, they are not able to do even a simple related task?
7 votes

This isn't a problem with the students. It's a problem with the course not being suitable both in terms of time and expectations. That's the concern you need to tell your boss. As an engineer I can ...

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Candidate refused to take his mask off in a 90 minutes interview even when I told him twice it was ok to do that
7 votes

Should that raise a red flag? No, it doesn't say anything negative enough about the candidate to indicate any problems with their work. It was a purely personal and harmless preference which the ...

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How do you leave testing automation and switch to something like development?
11 votes

but now my resume of professional work is 2/3 test automation. Just apply for the jobs you want. If you don't want to do test automation, don't apply for those jobs. Your resume of professional work ...

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Dealing with out of hours emails?
7 votes

Do I say nothing and just carry on or do I say something? You can just ignore the mail as if you never saw it. My policy is to do just that, if it's really urgent they can ring me and ask me to check ...

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