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How can you say you don't trust your current employer's counteroffer?
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How to say you don't trust your current employers counteroffer? Quietly, in your mind, without vocalising or writing it down. Just carry on with your plan, you're not obligated to accept a counter ...

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Should I count the hours that I wait for my code to run?
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Should I count this waiting time when I report my hours or should I exclude it? Yes, it's time you have to utilise for the job, so include it.

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Telling a coworker they aren't invited into my house
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Just clearly stipulate who the invitation is for (interns and members of X dept). It's a very common way of doing invitations anyway. Even if someone shows her the invitation it will clearly state who ...

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Team member resigned trying to get counter offer
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From a management perspective you have 2 normal strategies when being strong armed with a formal resignation. If you absolutely need the staff member for something you retain them however you can ...

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Gift to my boss and manager on last day
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Cater a big lunch for the office would be my suggestion, probably come close to the $400 mark if it's a reasonable size office. Personal gifts sometimes might not be appropriate but free food always ...

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How to provide feedback about an unprofessional manager during the exit interview?
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How to provide feedback about an unprofessional manager during the exit interview? Silently, in your head. Focus on where your career is going, not where it has been. Exit interviews are not for ...

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How should I maintain a professional relationship with female coworkers?
113 votes

I disagree with all the answers saying to treat them just like male colleagues. Treat them with the respect that is inherent in your cultural values. I work with many women. I don't treat them the ...

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Should a new employee be disciplined for not recognising a superior?
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Should an employee be disciplined for not recognising those further up the chain of command? No they shouldn't, James did the right thing and your manager will/should support him now that he has the ...

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Is job hopping bad when it's for good reasons?
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5 jobs in 3 years seems like a red flag to HR personnel It is. job hops were more than appropriate given the circumstances. No one cares, all job hoppers deny being job hoppers and rationalise it ...

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Refusing to increment productivity beyond salary raise
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Sounds like a win win situation. He's happier and less stressed. You're still getting the quality work done. Increasing the workload of an unhappy stressed employee is a bad idea in the long run. ...

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Potential client wants to pay in free stuff not money, how should I respond?
108 votes

That is polite enough in my opinion. I would make it even shorter. "I'm sorry but I don't do work on those terms, please let me know if you would like me to provide a quote for the job." If they ...

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As a highly skilled intern with previous work experience, can I tell my boss I want non-trivial work?
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Interns typically don't get a lot of say in things, so it would depend on what projects they have available. Personally I would ace one project before asking for something more challenging. In the ...

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CEO talked to me about letting me go. Now he is trying to keep me, but I want out. How should I communicate this?
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Can I improve my view on this issue? Get a new job and then quit. Don't wait to be fired or try and get fired. That looks bad on your CV in the future. Whereas it's perfectly fine to accept another ...

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Promotions usually come with raises, right?
105 votes

When a workplace is getting creative with the money it's a sign that unless you see it as a career company it's best to view it as a stepping stone.

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Is it professional to make lack of feedback visible?
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would it be unprofessional from my side to reply to the mail Yes, you should not be doing this without taking it to your manager first. Best case scenario and the professional way any dispute like ...

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How can I recover my reputation and trust after snapping at my boss?
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103 votes

What’s the best way to rebuild trust with my boss and show that I can manage the leadership role? This isn't your fault, you were not given the tools needed to fulfill a leadership role, so you're ...

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Politely avoid/decline handshake due to arthritis and maintaining privacy regarding a medical condition
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suggestions on how to do this is a less offensive manner? There is nothing offensive about declining a handshake because of a medical condition. Just politely decline saying you have a sore hand if ...

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How to discuss a project that I accidentally gave a suggestive name to
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You're overthinking the issue. It's a catchy humourous name if anyone notices the coincidence, if that is what it is called then call it EzGal. It's like a sales gimmick, breaks the ice with a bit of ...

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Overcoming language barrier with co-worker without making a fuss about it?
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99 votes

Apart from wastage of time, asking him to clarify frequently to make sure I'm not working in the wrong direction leads to me being seen as the weaker link who doesn't understand anything in the first ...

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What to do for bereavement when someone hasn't died yet?
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99 votes

I'd like to know if I'm doing something clearly wrong Don't worry about it, it's out of your control. Go and make your peace. If it takes longer than you had thought it would, either say your ...

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Is being tested by a "customer" a common or appropriate recruitment technique?
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Moot question. This lady does not own a competing restaurant, she's just a nut stringing it along as long as she can. How to respond to odd recruitment attempt while on job? Ignore it, don't feed ...

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Bossy coworker asked me to stay late. Should I tell our manager?
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93 votes

I saw it as doing him a favor that I even told him that I was leaving. It is best not to get into a confrontation or even a dialogue like this. Informing him you're leaving is not a favour; it's a ...

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Can I quit a part time fast food job with a toxic environment without notice and forget I ever did it?
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It's a part time casual job. People quit them all the time without repercussions. In theory all sorts of things can happen, but in practice no one cares. I've left a couple of jobs with no notice ...

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How to approach senior colleague who overwrote my work files?
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Simple solution: make backups, especially if anyone else might be working on your stuff. This should have been a very very minor problem. Take responsibility for your work in future. Most people have ...

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New colleague is a smoker; I can hardly breathe near him
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I would just tell him. I'm a heavy smoker and if someone straight out told me that, which they actually have more than once. I resolve it by taking toothbrush and paste to work with me. I do the same ...

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I saw a colleague - my ex tutor - spying on my conversation with CEO about salary
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91 votes

Richard has a good solution in his answer depending on your personality. My own method is a bit more forthright, when he started hassling me in front of people I'd ask him straight out if he has a ...

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Is it normal to ask selected job candidates for a reference from their current boss
90 votes

No this is not normal at all. Simple logic dictates that this is an unreasonable request because most working people who are job hunting do not want their current employer to even know they are job ...

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How can I stop getting fired? I have been fired 5 times
89 votes

I usually assume somebody would give me a very explicit warning before firing me They did, but you didn't notice. I do notice I get told when I do something bad but they're usually not said with ...

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How can I address being asked to do more than I feel I'm capable of?
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88 votes

But on the other side I know that the best thing to do would be being honest and explaining my situation. You're right, honesty up front is better than setting yourself up for failure. At the very ...

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How can I prevent loud meetings near my desk?
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85 votes

There is nothing wrong with shutting the door, they should be closing it themselves. That won't help the people talking next to your desk, but here's a very simple solution. Print out a nice sign and ...

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