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Employer burned me; Should I hint that I'm leaving so people aren't laid-off needlessly?

About 18 months back I made a case to my employer that I should be promoted to a higher level of engineer, "principal engineer", as I was already doing the...

Asked on 01/12/2021 by Krueger

7 answer

Tracking software monitoring our activity to the minute. Expected to work 8 hours straight. What can we do?

A few months ago, the management implemented a tracking software on our computers, such that it counts time only when a certain app we are working on is open and...

Asked on 01/11/2021 by BlackMath

11 answer

Job posting with starting date far away

I recently saw a job listing for a contract position with a starting date that is really far away. The job listing is up and the company are looking...

Asked on 12/28/2020 by pi a

3 answer

How should I deal with a subordinate who is distracted and not performing well?

I'm the manager of IT department in my company. One of direct reports is sometimes browsing the web and reading articles instead of working. His performance is suffering and the...

Asked on 12/22/2020 by Ahmad

9 answer

Can I tell a recruiter I'm more interested in another position I applied for?

In short, I applied for a Business Analyst position at a big tech company and have my third-round interviews coming up. However, they recently posted a PM position that I...

Asked on 12/18/2020 by user102938

1 answer

How to discourage subordinates from unnecessarily interrupting their manager?

This is a habit that tends to form in some people (admittedly including myself), when seated near a manager: the subordinate tends to ask the manager questions all day,...

Asked on 12/17/2020 by CaptainCodeman

2 answer

HR seems to have issues with my relocation which might leave me temporarily unemployed

After months of communication issues I recently started a full-time remote job. As I'm moving back to Europe, HR is now telling me I would become unemployed until they can...

Asked on 12/13/2020 by Blurighto

3 answer

Office chair: use the backrest or not

I'm currently test driving and reviewing a new chair. The salesman recommended that I should not use the back support, but sit a bit to to the front and rely...

Asked on 12/11/2020 by Damian Nadales

2 answer

Ommiting short-term position and background check

I have recently been lucky to get a job offer and I have been advised that once I will pass the background check I can start working.I wonder...

Asked on 12/07/2020 by Ant.

2 answer

How can I start my network with the companies I work for?

TLDR: Fair worker needs to change his current working relationship, he would like to become a freelancer and use his current working relationship with his boss and his client to...

Asked on 12/07/2020 by Skelethos

2 answer

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