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Is Screenshot Time-tracking Common?
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496 votes

Is this type of requirement common? No it isn't. It's also a security issue and a sign of a problematic client. Unless you're desperate for the work I'd just refuse. The major advantage of ...

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How do I prevent colleagues from making fun of the length of my password?
435 votes

You just ignore that sort of thing and eventually your colleague goes to bug someone else. Don't feed him and don't let it impact your morale; it's not important.

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Is it ethical to use knowledge in main job for side gig?
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376 votes

There is no ethical dilemna here. The simple fact that experience allows you do something more efficiently has nothing to do with ethics.

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Employee (my direct report) underperforming due to religious fasting - how to address?
365 votes

My question is: how to address underperformance and mistakes with an employee who's a poor performer anyway but it is at "breaking point" due to religious fasting? Don't treat it as a fasting problem,...

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How to stop an employee from holding the company hostage?
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362 votes

What can I do to fix this situation? Nothing, you've only been there a few months, it's not your role and you don't have the power to do anything except whine about it. Your superiors have a lot of ...

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Trying to quit smoking but co-workers want me to start again due to me being more irritable
342 votes

Make a proactive effort to be pleasant and hide irritation and any other related issues. It's your choice to quit smoking, and a laudable one, but don't let it become a crutch or excuse for ...

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Former manager who left company is asking for documentation I prepared as his direct report
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338 votes

Politely refer him to your manager. Nothing positive is in this for you.

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Can I use NDA materials to force my employer to pay my salary if I haven't signed NDA agreement?
326 votes

Rationalise it anyway you want, but it's still blackmail. You have plenty of legal recourses specifically made to protect your rights to be paid that don't include playing games with other people's ...

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Required to work unpaid overtime to "make up" for a shorter commute after moving closer to the office
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323 votes

Your friend is being had, if I was him I'd just refuse, do my normal hours and go home. The company can then decide what they want to do about it. In any case I'd be looking for a new job, so if they ...

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Is my workplace warning for texting my boss's private phone at night justified?
292 votes

Suck it up. You were communicating negatively about a work colleague after 10 PM on a Saturday. You'd have gotten a lot worse from me if you had disturbed me at that time and it hadn't been because ...

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Do I need to disclose to the company if they did not pro-rate salary in the contract for part time work?
281 votes

it shows my contract hours as 32 hours a week rather than 40, so 4 x 8-hours days. It shows my wage as £26000 You're not doing anything wrong, it's in the contract, so you're not being paid too much. ...

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My boss is taking a leave of absence and leaving the company to us
268 votes

Whether or not the company shuts down is not your problem. It's not your company. Focus purely on what is best for you. If you're not getting basic rights and pay, then you should have been job ...

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At delivery time, client criticises the lack of some features that weren't written on my quote. How to react?
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253 votes

This is simple, get payment on what was contracted before doing any more. If they want EFGHIJKL then give them a quote on it. This is the professional way to do things. If you do EFG before getting ...

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How do I get a coworker to do something that they don’t want to do, as they disrespect me?
252 votes

You cc'd the wrong person. It's your manager's job role to make sure his/her teams work gets done efficiently. Your manager is the one who should have been cc'd. This ensures that your manager knows ...

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Coworker asking me to not bring cakes due to self control issue. What should I do?
251 votes

Generally you don't let one person spoil things for everyone else without good reason. If your boss and other colleagues have no issue then I'd just ignore the request. You're not responsible for ...

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Coworker keeps threatening to tattle on me for "time theft"
239 votes

This is a direct attack and somewhat creepy. Talk to your manager about it. Ask your manager if this guy is supposed to be monitoring you in the bathroom etc,. and that it's weird and upsetting that ...

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Boss sends a birthday message. How to reply?
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239 votes

'Thanks, you have a great day as well!'

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CEO tells employees what they should do next, bypassing company hierarchy
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235 votes

Can I or my supervisor do something to change this behavior? The CEO can pretty much do whatever they want, the smaller the company the more arbitrary they can be. My strategy to mitigate against ...

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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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Is it ethical to attend a company-organised event after my last day?
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219 votes

The ethical thing to do is ask your company if it's OK to use the code to attend even though you will have finished up there by that time. And then abide by their answer on the matter.

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At age 25, is it still okay to wear dental braces to work?
215 votes

There is nothing wrong with wearing braces or anything else of that kind. It's something you need to use to fix a problem. Just as there is nothing wrong with wearing a cast if you have a broken leg. ...

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How to handle a colleague who appears helpful in front of manager but doesn't help in private?
211 votes

I only want my manager/scrum master to understand why it still took 2 days when John said he will help me complete in 4 hours? Pass it to him if asked. He volunteered to take responsibility, so let ...

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How to help an experienced developer transition from junior to senior developer
206 votes

This guy is a valuable asset as is. There is no need to change. He does low level work within precise parameters without problems and he's not looking to move out of his comfort zone. There is ...

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How to deal with my team leader who keeps calling me about project updates even though I am on leave for personal reasons?
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202 votes

The simplest way is just don't answer his calls when you're on leave. If something really important comes up he can email. I don't answer calls from anyone whose number I don't recognise or don't ...

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Is this co-worker relationship salvageable?
196 votes

You launched a formal complaint complete with witnesses and documentation which was investigated for 10 weeks while you were paid for doing nothing, and then your complaints were found to be ...

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Is it okay to ask for reimbursement for an interview even if I got an offer?
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195 votes

Is it okay to ask for reimbursement even if I got an offer? Yes, that is why they gave you the form before the interview. It's a normal part of their procedures. Whether you got the job or not makes ...

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Forced to use personal Facebook account for work
182 votes

This is a big red flag. If it's really integral to their internal communications then they would have it organised and would give you an account to use. Just the fact that it's in use is a flag, but ...

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How to answer questions in survey for job application such as "do I have any bad habits" or "have I ever lied"?
180 votes

Should I tell them what they want to hear or what? No, just close the form and keep surfing until you find a company with a more professional outlook towards asking candidates questions. Look for ...

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My manager quit. Should I agree to defer wage increase to accommodate budget concerns?
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174 votes

Never let talk of budget considerations stand in the way of getting ahead. Without you they have no team and they're currently not having to pay a manager who I assume was making more than you. The ...

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How should I answer "How are you liking the job?" if I don't like it?
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171 votes

If it's just an interim job, then always reply positively. There is no plus side to whining and you already have one foot out the door. All you want is to get through this with a revenue stream as ...

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