Nimesh Neema
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Would it be appropriate to ask colleagues to chip in for a farewell gift?
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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 sending LinkedIn invitation to top management team a good idea?
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Use the Add Note feature when sending a request. Keep it short and simple. The message can vary for person to person, but you should state your intent about wishing to connect. If you simply send ...

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Coworker demands silence in a rude way. How to react?
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We are new there and we didn't want to start from being rude. How to react? If this is the first time that has happened, the best that you could do is to stay quiet. Do not react impulsively and ...

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How to part with Colleagues
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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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Company declines to share offer letter over email
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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 ask for a feedback even though I know I did not do well?
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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 interview with other companies after accepting a signed job offer?
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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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Complain for not getting paid at fortune 100 company?
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It's between you and passthrough company and not you and the reseller. You shouldn't call the reseller. Who at Fortune100 company can I call to complain anonymously? Nobody. This is not between ...

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How can I deal with an underperforming peer that does not express interest in following team conventions?
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Clearly all the approaches taken directly by you so far have not worked out as you were expecting. Your post clearly indicates that no matter what you do, the situation is not changing in the intended ...

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Can I get in trouble for smoking on a video call while working from home?
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Is this actually a thing? Can a company really get me in trouble for this? There may not be a right or wrong answer for this. Or maybe this isn't even written in any rulebook. But we are also ...

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Reimbursement for damages to personal laptop while using it for work?
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You should certainly ask your employer for any charges against repair. Ideally they should oblige as your boss was aware (even insistent) on you using a personal equipment. Your case becomes strong as ...

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Is it reasonable to be paid hourly for a normally salaried position?
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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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Who should pay for accidental damage to private work equipment?
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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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Should I wait until my performance review to quit?
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Are you certain you are going to quit, irrespective of the outcome of the performance review, or any potential raise/promotions offered? If yes, you can do it as per your convenience (as soon as ...

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HR Forcing to submit documents prior to give offer
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HR Forcing to submit documents prior to give offer This doesn't sound professional or friendly at all. I'd not want to work in a company of people like that. In the salary discussion I have ...

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No probation period on offer letter?
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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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Pros and cons of working on a low-code development platform as a software developer
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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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How to ask my boss for shares in company?
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Is anything along the lines of receiving stock options mentioned in your original job offer? Please go through it again before talking with your boss. Is it fair to ask for shares? Nothing is ...

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My Salary is higher compared to other employees with the same responsibilities
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Let the quality of your work speak to justify your pay You get paid for the value you bring to the organization, and if your negotiations were in line with the budget set aside for the position by ...

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Should I report a leak of confidential HR information?
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Yes, and please do it anonymously. In other words, I lose nothing if I don't report it, and I might lose something if I do. You should definitely consider reporting to the concerned people (CTO, ...

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Invited for team lunch with senior leadership team. How do I make the best of it?
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First of all, congratulations on completing the journey with the company and getting the invite. This is a really good opportunity to network with the leadership and leave a good impression. It would ...

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Legal view of holiday taken then owned back to the company
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Were any pay-cuts being done against your unpaid leaves when you were paid your salary after your leaves? Generally followed industry practise is to deduct against any unpaid leaves from the due ...

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Contract will be extended indefinitely, how to ask for a raise
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They said I have made very good progress and at this rate I will be in a fairly senior position in a couple of years' time. I think it would be best to wait till you receive the new contract ...

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Buying an expensive keyboard using company's WFH funds
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I agree with the initial part of @opsguy's wonderfully written answer. I agree that it's important and a good idea to run it through your manager before making the purchase. However, I think it's not ...

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Bringing gifts when visiting office HQ
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A communal gift is a good idea. Since you mentioned you are a foreign employee, a local sweet/delicacy could be a better idea than chocolate. As long as you have a communal gift, giving individual ...

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Ask for an update to schedule an interview
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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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Interviewing with an unmentioned 9 months of sick leave taken during a job
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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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How can I effectively communicate to recruiters that a phone call is not possible?
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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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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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Is it legal to join a competing company?
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They need to go through your original offer letter and check if there is any non-compete clause. Some companies may have a clause that prevents an amployee from working with other companies operating ...

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