G.T.D.
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Employee questioning company policies too much - what should we do?
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First, I would hardly say questioning one policy is befitting of the phrase "too much". Second, it seems that you are a manager of some sort from the phrases "my admin staff" and "my company" and "...

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Should I mention a company's apparent lack of diversity when rejecting their offer?
12 votes

While I indeed think Lilienthal's answer is quite good and exactly what the OP should do, I want to give a different perspective on the issue and highlight a few points: Should you [The OP] say ...

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Resume Writing: To list as one company or two?
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12 votes

From personal experience, I have seen many people break the employment history up for the various owners to make their resume/CV look larger. However, you can consolidate it while still gaining a ...

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How to improve chances of getting a programming job straight out of high school?
10 votes

Get a Degree I know it is not the solution you might want to hear, but it is the reality. Most programming degrees are paid very well and considered "prestigious" in the eyes of management since they ...

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Compensating a recruitment agency for their unreciprocated efforts
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10 votes

I would send them a polite letter (or e-mail) stating that you have accepted another job offer (don't go into more specifics than that) and appreciate their time and effort in trying procure a job for ...

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Sending a second follow-up e-mail to an incorrectly answered interview question
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7 votes

I would advise you not to send multiple e-mails as it is looked down upon. Sending the 1 or 2 you have already is fine (i.e. a thank you note and your answer elaboration/correction), but anything more ...

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Is it business (formal) to say "sounds great" in email reply?
7 votes

If they have a problem with such a meaningless and insignificant thing such as saying "Sounds great" versus something more formal then I would rather not work there then to have to worry about ...

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On Performance Improvement Plans for a year
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5 votes

To be honest, if I were in your shoes I would have started looking for another employer. As you stated the company is obviously experiencing severe turmoil so I would be inclined to see the writing on ...

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My boss tells me to send a copy to him of all emails sent from a colleague
4 votes

A slightly more passive approach that does not immediately involve HR or Legal (incl. external lawyers) and gives you a chance to gather documentation is to delay your action on the task (not refuse ...

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How to document ongoing harassment in a professional way?
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4 votes

The best way to avoid appearing unprofessional in documentation is too keep things strictly to the facts and true information of the situation. Avoid editorial phrases such as "I think...", "I felt..."...

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Write Your Own Job Description For Promotion
3 votes

My answer is really to tack onto blankip's answer and just give you a clear, consistent, and coherent process that is formatted linearly with some notes/points for discussion with individuals in your ...

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How to handle unexpected promotions in first job?
3 votes

I can see your concern and confusion with this employer and this opportunity. Keeping in mind that if you are interested, then you should get clarity on points about the position such as a job ...

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How do I say this in a non-confrontational manner?
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3 votes

As a new employee you have to remember, companies have their own way of doing things (some good, some bad, and some totally backa**ed). Moving into a new company a good approach to solve your problem ...

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My manager says to "every" opportunity yes
2 votes

Communication is key in areas like this. This is why "must have strong communication skills" is almost always in every job description; This is because often there are others who simply cannot ...

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How can I prove that I am very good but in a Phone Interview? (Foreign with an accent)
2 votes

I would suggest looking up some interview tips on Google & YouTube. There are so many and not enough time for us to describe them all. Overall though, keep it professional and don't talk ...

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How can I argue against the idea of working overtime to fix bugs (constantly)?
1 votes

SUMMARY I am not an expert on Chinese labor laws or culture, however, from my perspective, it sounds as if the problem is not your boss necessarily. Your boss is just the proverbial "symptom of the ...

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Manager who micromanages and at the same time does not manage
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1 votes

Let's analyze the situation: Previous Team Lead left Team Manager has conflicting goals and objectives Team Manager is creating distress and a toxic work environment Junior Member of the team is not ...

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Should I try for a counter-counter offer?
1 votes

So essentially, you are trying to play with fire here and "cheat" a firm into giving you a higher salary, correct? I would strongly recommend you do NOT try to play games, it WILL backfire on you and ...

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Human Resources - what can & can't they do?
1 votes

You are misunderstanding the word "confidential". When government sources, lawyers, judges, etc. say "confidential" (in context to HR and companies) they are referring to 2 key principals: Keeping ...

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New to Company – Potential Overbearing Peer Problem
1 votes

I would approach the problem from a simple perspective. He made some changes on the code but did not let anyone know, right? If he likes authority and power, simply feed it to him. When you have a ...

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Manager reveals private information about other employees offhandedly: best way to approach?
1 votes

Indeed you have a poor manager (at least in the sense of HR aspects). I would evaluate my situation and take some steps forward. Evaluation Depending on your career, company, job, etc. you should ...

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How to handle workplace lies
1 votes

If you have access to financial records/statements then I suggest you keep that on the need to know basis. Remember your obligation lies to the owner, shareholders, and government. Employees who are ...

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New employee placed on Performance Improvement Plan after 6 mo employment
1 votes

Some basic assumptions: Knowing about said PIP means you have been presented it and most likely signed it unless you know how you handle them (I've never heard of a manager saying "Oh yeah, tomorrow ...

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Salaried Employee Being Dinged For Tardiness
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I think we need to address the preverbal elephant in the room: Why does being salaried imply it is ok to be late (even 5 minutes) or not be as punctual, if not more so, than an hourly employee? It's ...

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How to deal with constant non-work-related interruptions
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You have 3 options it seems. Reply with smarta** replies to those questions. "Do you know how to stop the paper tray light from blinking?" "Yes, I do, but your di** is not a big enough size for the ...

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