TonyK
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Should I have shared a document with a former employee?
26 votes

Obviously you did the wrong thing, and the only question is whether you should own up to your mistake, or lie low and hope nothing bad happens. The other answers tend to lean towards owning up, but I ...

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How do I explain to a team that the project they will work on for six months will certainly be cancelled?
6 votes

If the company is making a mark-up of 200%, one way to motivate your developers is to offer them some of that, surely? Say, an extra month's pay on acceptance of the sham product if (as expected) it ...

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New employer keeps changing contract details
5 votes

I don't see that it was necessarily a mistake to accept the job on the spot. What would be a mistake is accepting their demand to work as a contractor before the contract is sorted out. Just make it ...

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Forward a recruiters e-mail vs sending friends' contact details to recruiter
5 votes

My initial reaction was: the answer is so obvious, why did you even have to ask? And the other three answers seem to agree. But on reflection, there is a better solution: forward the e-mail to your ...

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Client can no longer afford to pay me due to unforeseen circumstances
4 votes

A difficult situation. So some compromise is called for. Here's what I would do (I am assuming that 80% of the work has already been done): (i) Invoice your client for 60% of the agreed price. (ii) ...

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How to respond when someone thanks me for my work in the workspace?
2 votes

Whatever else you do: SMILE! You have been complimented on your work. This should make you happy! That's Personal Relations 101.

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Employee demanding company to guarantee counter-offer isn't his last promotion at this company
1 votes

This is a no-brainer. Offer him his 40%, but without the ridiculous severance agreement. If that's not enough for him, let him go.

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How does overtime work for hourly contractors?
1 votes

When I was a contractor (in the UK and Germany), I was expected to work x hours per week (35 or 37 or whatever, I don't remember). Anything above this had be authorised in advance by my supervisor, ...

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Dealing with a particularly irritating customer over a specific issue
1 votes

The obvious solution is just to ignore the problem. If it's really annoying you (and I don't see why it should), just send them a helpful smiley e-mail informing them that they don't have to keep on ...

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

Your co-workers are secretly impressed that you have decided to give up smoking! This is their way of showing that they have taken it on board. You should see it as positive feedback. (Yes, I know, ...

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Told boss about racist remarks coworker made, but they don't want HR involved. What do I do?
0 votes

I suggest the following simple approach: Tell your manager that you expect a written apology (or an e-mail) from the offender. Otherwise you will get HR involved.

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Is it reasonable to ask for a week to consider a job offer?
-1 votes

You did nothing wrong; you were just unlucky. It is probable that they found a better or cheaper candidate a day or so after offering you the job, and were happy that you had given them an out. So, ...

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Would it be appropriate to ask colleagues to chip in for a farewell gift?
-2 votes

I think what you are proposing would be a big mistake. It is simply not your responsibility. People would be offended by a new hire trying to take control like this. Your colleagues will start to ...

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