Migz
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Attending a Strip Club after hours on a business trip
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What you do outside of your working hours is up to you. It doesn't matter what or how you do it. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that you have an obligation to arrive appropriately at ...

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Should I discuss amount of sick days with HR?
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Since you're dutch, I'd like to say that "sick days" is not a common term in the Netherlands. People will always be sick and the amount of days that you are sick tend to have no effect on your ...

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How can I ask for a different brand of hardware offered by my employer?
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14 votes

You can always ask whether it would be ok for you to receive an android phone instead. However expect to have this request be denied. It's not impolite to ask. However some companies will try to give ...

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How do I determine if a programming task is doable during an interview?
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I'm going to answer this question based on the information before the edit, as I personally feel it was still vital to the answer. Have you heard of Pseudocode? When I got hired for a software job I ...

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Would it look bad if I take 4.5 years to complete a 3 year degree?
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I have a similar case where I took 5 years for a 4 year degree. None of the companies have denied me or had their decisions be influenced by this. However they still asked me why I took longer than ...

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Is it ok to socialize with your coworkers?
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8 votes

Every company has a different culture. However in most cases, people don't care about whether you talk about work or non related questions. Of-course you are expected to talk about work during your ...

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If I make a program do my work for me in an IT office job, could that deduct from my worked hours?
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First you'd always need to ask your boss, but you'd need to know what to say and what you're doing to keep it operational. Let’s take the IT departments for example, they need to maintain the servers ...

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How can I manage my need to take short bathroom breaks in a professional setting?
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I can see how it could be a little awkward for colleagues if you're in the middle of a conversation and then you need to go to the bathroom. But I doubt that's the case. And when it does happen, it's ...

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Is it unprofessional of me to play games before and after work, whilst at the office?
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"Is it professional of me to play games" This alone results in a "no". However, whatever you do in your own time is up to you. However when you use your free time at work, it might get complicated. ...

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How to tell my boss I am leaving for my former employer
5 votes

just fill in your resignation letter. Dear [person] I regret to inform you that I'm resigning from my position as [bla]. I have received a better opportunity that I find impossible to resist....

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Reneging on an offer due to delayed start date?
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I feel like you anwsered your own question without really knowing it. to continue looking for a job until you return to work "Work" does not imply having "found" a job. It implies you have a job ...

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My boss frequently calls me outside work hours. How should I deal with it?
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If your boss needs to know what you've done in order to let others work on similar projects and to make sure the work doesn't overlap. Then I understand why he tries to call you. It'd be unusual but ...

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Intern implicitly forced to work long hours (Germany)
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Being an intern and being an employee are obviousy two VERY different things. If I am to assume that you're interning at the company because your studies require you to have an internship, then there "...

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Is it possible to ask for time off after having just started working?
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This depends on the company, I would try to discuss this with your company. Since you've worked there for only a month, I doubt that you'll have built up enough vacation days in 5 months to take a ...

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I lied on my resume, how do I fix it?
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2 votes

The things you lied on aren't as bad as you make it out to be. Yes you've been done like Kilisi said. However I think it can still be saved. It's not a huge leap to go from jr software developer to ...

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Shall I accept an HR "mistake" about the contract?
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Do you wish to risk it? Right now the HR is risking you accepting their offer by simply paying you less in stock options. This is simply a change from what you had previously agreed. If you're OK ...

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New job hasn't confirmed starting date and I want to give current employer as much notice as possible
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"as soon as all your paper work clears". This was my first answer. Since you clearly don’t wish for this I'll elaborate on the more risky approaches. Here's a list of "moments" in which you could ...

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Something to improve in the office and the only one with the feeling
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my collegues insist on get the AC always on This mean you will be unlikely to convince them to turn it off. Replacing an AC would be a company expense that the company is very unlikely willing to pay ...

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Is it typical to be interviewed with another candidate, asked personal questions, and required to debate in a language that won't be used at work?
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I'm European myself so I can answer your question a bit more accurately. To clarify, Interviews differ greatly between European countries. However where I'm from they do ask personal questions. Seeing ...

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How to deal with a messy laboratory space?
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Seeing as one of your tags is colleagues I'll assume that you're not in a position to force managerial policies. As Kilisi's answer suggests, it would be smart to take it up with your manager. ...

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An employer halved a salary offering after discovering my age, have I been discriminated against?
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If the deciding factor for the company to reduce the offered pay is your age, then yes, you were discriminated based on your age. The thing however that needs to be taken into account is whether it ...

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private company
2 votes

I feel like there is a misunderstanding here. If I get this correctly, whenever you go on a business trip, and you were to leave 3 months later, you would need to pay the company back for the business ...

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Am I responsible if a low-skilled friend joins my company and fails to do his job?
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Talk to your HR and talk about your experiences with him. However I would not try to downtalk him. Talk about your experiences with him at the previous company and how you worked together. Since you ...

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What can I do about unnecessary and irrelevant new procedures being applied to me?
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Measure your activities in time allocated to certain duties and report this towards your manager together with things you could have been doing in this time. Once he can see for himself that the ...

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Writing resume: job description vs achievements in a software developer's resume
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Take those tips with a grain of salt. They seem very situational specific and somewhat out of context. stating your job description and your title is NOT a bad thing. However this should not be the ...

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I'm an intern and I feel like I'm not up to the task
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The problem is of little concern. You'll be gone from this company after your internship anyway. Right now you just need to inform your boss correctly. You can tell him things along the lines of ...

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Resigned from job but told I cannot work for another employer until two weeks after my official resignation date
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If you have no obligation to work at your previous company but you are still on vacation or holiday I see no reason why you couldnt work earlier at your new company. UNLESS there's a rule where you ...

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How can I gain trust with a client who's been burned?
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You could say that he has created a personal bubble for himself. At this point, he won't be able to trust people unless they can casually enter and leave his bubble as they please. He wont and ...

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How to garner approval for tools to enable me to better perform my job duties?
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Make a good and proper constructive case for each of the tools you would like to request. Managers, CEO's and other leading positions often only see money. If you can make a case where you can ...

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Changing emotive wording in a factual document
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Ask her "Why do we do this project?" and when she replies that it's unstable and is becoming more unstable just ask again "Is it really?". At that point she will need to think about it clearly and ...

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