bjcolby15
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  • Boston, MA, United States
Is it bad that an employee makes malicious jokes?
12 votes

This Jeff sounds like a sociopath and a potential threat to your business. Even if he doesn't have the capacity to backdoor (gain access to a computer through stealth means) or ruin people's lives, ...

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Proposal for leaving the job
11 votes

Take the package. Even though you might not be greedy for money, you can always bank away the extra cash for incidents that might come up (illness, repairs) while in the meantime be paid (!) to do ...

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How do I politely ask a superior not to make my PII public?
8 votes

Frame it as a collaborative question, i.e. "help me understand why you need so much PII." "I was recently looking at the contact information this spreadsheet and I noticed a lot of personally ...

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Interviewer Never Called?
6 votes

When I had interviews or applied for jobs, my rule was that if I didn't hear back in two weeks, I followed up once, and if I didn't hear from them after that, I moved on. If they had every intention ...

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Not passing the PIP - still will be eligible for UI?
4 votes

Having gone through this myself two years ago, yes, should you not pass your PIP and are dismissed, you will still receive UI benefits if you tried your best to improve and you couldn't. Items that ...

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Was I fired or let go?
2 votes

Depending on your state/province/country... You do qualify for unemployment if your job was eliminated through no fault of your own, your hours were cut under a certain threshold, you were terminated ...

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Dropping out from an interview for a job you don't want
2 votes

If I were a hiring manager, I wouldn't be angry with the candidate if they're upfront and honest in saying so. I would say, "That's alright - this job isn't for everyone, and I respect your honesty ...

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Probably going to be sacked after requesting to work remotely
2 votes

I would go to your current manager and say the following: "I was approved in the past month to move away from the country, understanding that I would be allowed to work remotely. I've learned that ...

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Dealing with interference from my boss
Accepted answer
1 votes

The bosses that do respect boundaries and alert you about something that needs to be changed on the fly. ("Hey, GlinesMome, I just noticed on your metrics that the widgets are about 5% off from ...

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My company is asking us to remain in our seats during fire alarms
1 votes

We had a similar issue back at ExJob...in the building we worked in, we had "non-panic" inducing fire alarm where there would be an announcement, the lights would flash, a low-pitched alarm ...

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Frequent travel to Boston/NYC/Bay Area and live in Vermont possible?
1 votes

It would depend on where in Vermont you live. With major highways, the further south you are, the better off you are. The minimum travel time I could see from the southern part of the state is 2 ...

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Been in my job for 10 years. Is it hurting my future career?
1 votes

It all depends on how the company treats long-time workers. Usually the "let's get rid of the greybeards/greyhairs" come when the company wants to save money - usually by hiring younger, cheaper ...

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Following up an interview after one month
1 votes

Usually my time frame is two weeks after the interview to the hiring manager after I haven't heard from the company. I will send them an email or call to see what the status is if I haven't heard ...

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Am I let go or are they anticipating my resignation?
1 votes

Your boss (or soon-to-be-ex-boss) is a jerk and is not going to change. This looks like a power trip short-circuited by their bosses, who already know far too well about their reputation as a bad ...

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Unsure of my role at new company.....?
1 votes

"When I was hired, I was expecting to do X, but so far that hasn't happened. When will the appropriate training, documentation, etc. occur?" I would also discuss this with the new manager: "I've ...

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Hired but not happy
0 votes

When I began my new job two years ago, I spend the better part of two weeks reading and cleaning out old files before I was trained to do what I do now. My boss warned me, "be thankful for the ...

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How can I review my manager, who is fine?
0 votes

Good managers would welcome, rather than retaliate against, constructive criticism, and you would fear no reprise if you found some quirks they have they can work on. If they've caused no problems to ...

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Email etiquette - when to reply/threads and cc'd chains
0 votes

"Thanks, Joe and Liz! I am new with the company, so please bear with me! Thank you both for your help - I will be sure to contact Liz in the future if I have any questions." It keeps the question ...

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Quitting within 6 months because of poor working conditions. How to mention it to a recruiter?
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You could say the position was not a good fit for your skills, and as such you left the company to find a position that did. If they ask what a typical day entailed, you can briefly tell them what ...

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