Nimesh Neema
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No probation period on offer letter?
4 votes

Certainly prefer emailing the HR person instead of the interviewer. Even if you don't have a copy of the contract, you should ask any questions regarding the offer that you have to the HR.

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When a company requests your Cover Letter and Resume, can you just write the Cover Letter as the email body?
8 votes

Much better to attach it as a portable document than write it in text One, because that's literally mentioned in the email. Two, the resume and cover letter gets circulated within organizations via ...

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Is it reasonable to be paid hourly for a normally salaried position?
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5 votes

I value my time highly, and would prefer not to have work encroach on my other activities. Even before discussing this with the management, the question you should be asking yourself is whether you ...

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Side Gig (Similar to Main Job) - Professional & Legal Advice
8 votes

You need legal advice here, not workplace-related advise. At the least, make sure you have not signed any non-compete clause, and are not violating any terms of job agreement with your current ...

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Betrayed by management at a new job, should I take action?
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55 votes

Learn from the experience and move on Is there any action I can take, legal or moral, either to get some level of compensation back for my work within proportions to what the company got out of it ...

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How to part with Colleagues
6 votes

Is it ok to just leave next week on Friday. Whatever else you do to part ways, please don't do this. This will create a serious communication gap between you and them irrespective of whether you wish ...

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Pros and cons of working on a low-code development platform as a software developer
4 votes

Don't do it if you feel spending time on a platform like this interferes with your short term career goals, by taking up time and attention away from doing real programming. There could be both pros ...

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Ask for an update to schedule an interview
3 votes

i promptly submitted my application and I got a positive response from him directly stating he will call me for an interview soon and he has a particular job role in mind for me. Now it has been 2 ...

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Should I put "intern" in my e-mail signature?
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22 votes

Ask your manager Consult with your assigned mentor/reporting manager, regarding whether and what you should put in your email signature. Since you are currently an intern, you may not be aware of the ...

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Company declines to share offer letter over email
6 votes

Both the companies deny sharing offer letter over email. They are asking me to be at their office to get offer letter. It's a commonly followed practise among mid-sized IT companies in India. It's ...

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Should I report a former managers abuse?
2 votes

Don't report it to the company officials, especially by revealing your identity Practical advise would be to not do it. From your description it's apparent that the higher ups are likely aware of the ...

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Should I ask for a feedback even though I know I did not do well?
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6 votes

Ask for feedback especially when you feel you have not done well [1] It never hurts to ask for a feedback. Generally speaking, you should almost always seek feedback after an interview. It puts you ...

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Is it okay to contact the cto/ceo after the interview with a solution to his problem?
1 votes

Is it a habit I should stop doing or is it okay? It depends. While it causes no harm. You are sending someone something which could be useful for them. Heck, it may even lead up to you scoring the ...

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How to convince my boss not to commit binary files and assets to git?
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How to convince my boss not to commit binary files and assets to git? I feel you have already done your part. Further convincing or pushing him with more arguments isn't going to automatically change ...

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Remove all personal data from workplace computers
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12 votes

Refrain from keeping personal data or using personal online accounts on a work computer What would be the best course of action for me in order to keep my privacy? Best course of action would be ...

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Is it okay to interview with other companies after accepting a signed job offer?
6 votes

Completely explore all the available options before committing to one, and choose the one that best aligns with your career goals. The recruiter did come back and acknowledge that I received an ...

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Who should pay for accidental damage to private work equipment?
5 votes

Certainly your employer isn't liable to pay for it, as you bought it as per your own preference. If your colleague is courteous, they would have offered to pay for it. Are they aware that the ...

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Interviewing with an unmentioned 9 months of sick leave taken during a job
3 votes

If it makes you feel comfortable, you can consider separately mentioning your two work durations with Company X. You need not mention anymore details apart from this. Just leave out the 9 month period....

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Company wants to "retain" part of my salary?
17 votes

I was told that this is going to be the case for at least till December of 2019 owing to poor performance of the product in market. You need to pose certain questions to the management: What happens ...

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Is it ethical for a company to ask its employees to move furniture on a weekend?
79 votes

My company (a relatively large one) recently asked for volunteers By definition it was voluntary. It wasn’t mandatory or forced upon any employee. You could simply ignore it if you didn't want to ...

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Re-negotiate salary once I earn my diploma
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33 votes

This doesn't sound like a good idea. A classmate working in the same company where I will start in September is planning to renegotiate his salary after graduation. Never base your decisions on ...

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I have accepted an internship offer. Should I inform companies I have applied to that have not gotten back to me yet?
2 votes

I had 2 interviews scheduled with Company B and C for next week, which I both cancelled by informing them I have accepted another offer in the meantime. It was good of you to be courteous by ...

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Absconding a company after 1st day of joining
14 votes

This answer is written keeping your current context in mind and my experience working in India. What I want to know is if I abscond this organisation, would they be able to take any serious actions?...

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How to professionally change jobs from A to B, when you are currently doing a project for B?
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Pursue the opportunity and make a move if it's a work/pay progression Go through your job offer letter. Make sure there's no non-compete clause or clause against working with clients of your parent ...

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My girlfriend and her colleagues are in a toxic work environment. What can I do?
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Quietly look for another job and move amicably I am thinking about another anonymous whistleblow that could force the boss to change things. If the first one hasn't changed things, I doubt another ...

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How can I effectively communicate to recruiters that a phone call is not possible?
3 votes

Are you available for me to call you? Simply answer it politely. You don't need to give any specific justifications, just need to put your request clearly. Sorry, I won't be able to take any phone ...

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

Better to ask one of the other colleagues While contributing money (by employees) to jointly bring a farewell gift is a thing that vary both from culture-to-culture and workplace-to-workplace. If ...

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Is it okay to use open source code to do an interview task?
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Justify and attribute the use of any open source code that you use What is the line between using open source code and writing the code by your own for completing an interview task? There's no ...

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Approached for Interview | Currently employed & Have a Personal Enterprise
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1 votes

I have been approached by a company to interview for a position very similar to what I am currently doing (albeit wider in scope) You appear to have been approached based on your current skills/...

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I think the recrutiment agency I'm talking to is recrutiting for a role I already applied to directly and have been invited. How to proceed?
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9 votes

Ask the recruitment agency if they can disclose the name of their client? Tell the recruitment agency that you are possibly, currently being interviewed by the said company for similar position. If ...

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