Alex M
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Am I overreacting to a new rule where I have to check-in my status every morning?
76 votes

Agree with the answer suggesting you turn this obnoxious requirement to your own advantage. They want to be told what your blockers are? Tell them your blockers. "We're falling behind the ...

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Been asked to work significantly "below" my level for a sustained period -- can I ask company for measures to mitigate it e.g. learning time?
13 votes

I first wrote this as a comment; on the advice of @Benjamin I'm re-working it as an answer instead. To the extent that the premise of this question is "how can I change this situation which sucks ...

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How should I navigate an unfair compensation situation?
9 votes

I understand that this is your question: what I'd like to do is get the shorter (6 month) contract I want, and to be fairly compensated. How would I go about writing an email to my boss that says ...

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How to avoid a company survey that is not anonymous
8 votes

So the intent of the answer should be to come across as neutral as possible. Given: Telling the truth is something to "avoid at all costs" The company desires your participation You don't ...

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How to ask prospective employer to pay for relocation and first few months rent?
0 votes

NB: I'm answering the question as asked, without assumption. In a negotiation situation - as in, you have an offer in hand, but have not accepted it yet - the way to ask a prospective employer for x ...

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How to gain trust and set boundaries at work?
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I feel like you're relating two unrelated things. But they're each quite easily answered independently. Trust You gain trust by being good at your job, delivering results on time and in budget, and by,...

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Newcomer asked my opinion about the company
0 votes

Goals: Do not tell the truth in a way that can be traced (or even attributed*) to you. This could be professionally damaging. And frankly you don't know what this person is like or whether their ...

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How to propose myself to a different, more senior, position in the organization, 5 months after I joined it
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I wonder if and how it is possible to apply to position B. Presumably the internal job posting made this clear, whether it's an email to HR or a formal application in an ATS platform. In other words, ...

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Incomplete Degree - How to phrase this on resume or cover letter?
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When applying for jobs, what's the most positive way to phrase the fact that I have most of a degree in a relevant field? None. There is no positive way to phrase that. Do not include this ...

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Negotiating improvement on lower salary than market
0 votes

Leverage the offered job with my current Business Manager[...]? Do not do this. Once you tell your employer that you're actively seeking positions elsewhere, you've crossed a line that you cannot un-...

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Blamed for typos in thesis
-2 votes

Bottom Line In the absence of clearly communicated expectations, when somebody asks you to review something, it's strange for you to assume that copyediting was off the table if you didn't say so. You ...

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