What are some questions you are too nervous to ask at work because you think it sounds stupid?
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For my employer: Why does a medical weight loss company focus so much on medications? Why can’t we focus more on lifestyle change, especially with medication shortages?

The side-eye I would get for these questions would send me to my grave.

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Why doesn’t the medical field take mold seriously? As soon as you mention mold, especially as a mom, they write “crazy” in your chart

Ugh sorry to hear. My husband has severe eczema from mold so we went to see a functional MD who listened/helped way more than his traditional PCP/dermatologist.

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Okay so I am quitting my job because of my supervisor.

Do I:
A) just leave and say it’s due to career progression
B) Leave but tell them in a diplomatic way it’s not the company or for career progression it is because I cannot work with him as he has no leadership or management skills. ( without going into details)
C) tell them everything ( I find this option petty especially if there is no outcome (I am definitely leaving)
If you think there is another option -lmk

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In my office we have a very small number of black people. I don’t know the exact numbers but it doesn’t seem like more than 10. All of them I know >3 are on a personal improvement plan for very basic reasons. One faced blatant racism and was placed off the project. Therefore it was harder for this person to find a new project. How to investigate if this is correlates with microagressions and discrimination towards black people? Any ideas? How to convince non POC that this is a problem?

So I have a client who incessantly texts me after the course of a “normal” business day at home nearly until 11:00 PM nightly. They happen to be in the same time zone FYI. Certainly has crossed the boundaries of courtesy of business to invasion of personal space. I’m going insane at not sure how to broach. to contextualize this is a long term project versus a retainer, so the pain will end, but any advice welcome in how to deal with in the short term. Going F-ing nuts!

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Now I'm in a client location, My manager is a good person but he told me, I should report to Lead.

Lead is a psycho. He shows hell to the team members including me.
What should I do ?

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Does anyone send “thank you” emails post interview anymore? I never receive them from candidates and when I send them, it seems generic and archaic.

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I am so sick and fed up with some of the older clients at my job. I know it's my responsibility to take care of them, but they're just so sexist sometimes.

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After 20 years, I've have had a lot of bosses. I've learned I'm not the best judge of what they'll be like to work with. Some I thought would be fine were awful.

Now I'm interviewing and want to better dig for insights. I think I'm unlikely to get honest answers from underlings, and bad bosses are rarely self-aware.

Any suggestions besides "What are you/they like to work with? Rigid, exacting, and high-maintenance? Or smart, generous mentor?" (I'm exaggerating, but you get the idea.)

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So i accepted another position, but love my current firm...its really because of money.....do i tell my firm in my 2 week notice letter the name of the firm or just be upfront that its a better financial move at the moment? Please help im trying to do this by tonight lol...love u all for feedback

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I know we're a lax industry in terms of social norms, but some of our younger employees don't seem to get the basics of acknowledging seniority. They'll make inappropriate jokes and question their assignments. Am I just outdated or should I discipline them?

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One of my interns is exceptionally rude. Normally I'd fire an employee for constantly being unprofessional, but they're in the last few months of their internship, so is it worth it?

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Not me raging, but two SMs on my project were getting heated on a call today. It ended with a “we’re taking this offline”, that’s when you know it’s bad

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Hi everyone! I’m a Product Designer currently in their first design position at a start-up company. I haven’t done this before as this is my first job, but as of lately I’ve been feeling really unmotivated and stagnant in my role. I’ve been working in the same role for 1 year and 6 months now. I want to get promoted and earn a higher wage, but I feel really intimidated and normally end up downplaying myself and asking for less in conversations. Any advice around how I can talk to my boss?

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Has any of your employer used PIP as a way to fire you? I'm a female POC just getting started in my entry level role and my company does not have a history of using PIP on their associate, but after I gave their academy training a bad review in the survey, my manager is trying to put my on a PIP while the people who started out at the same time are not on it. I'm 9 weeks in my current SDR position, been doing 100 dials a day and got 2 books 1 occur so far.

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What are your best interview questions?

How do you answer the question as to why you're looking to leave your current company? I don't want to trash my current employer, it has a toxic culture and boss.

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Have any of you experienced women being the least supportive of you? I feel like we should all lift each other up but the ones I work with are constantly disrespectful of my role, walk all over me, point fingers and blame, argue just to argue etc. I’m hoping it’s just my company culture and not usual…

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Need some advice. Been at a new agency for two months, but because agency and the client are parting ways, there’s been little for me to lead/manage. How do I bring this up to boss?

I feel like I made a big mistake accepting my EA role at my company. I was told I would not be doing personal errands often for the CEO, but now I am picking his daughter up from school and getting his designer curtains custom hemmed. Coworkers have included me in their projects, & he is now removing me from those bc “they take up too much of my time”, when they are the only tasks I enjoy bc I am actually adding value to the company. Idk what to do bc he “seems to be my way or the highway”.

Hi Everyone, need some advice. The only reason why I took my current role is because my direct supervisor would be a black woman VP- I was obviously excited because I've never worked with another black woman before. She's been out on maternity leave since September and I've had to cover her role and do my job, which is two levels above mine and supervising someone above my level. Yesterday the SVP tells me they found a new VP (ww) who would be my new boss.

How honest is too honest in an exit interview? I am leaving because of problems with one partner in particular but I do not want to burn a bridge in case I ever need the firm in the future.

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First of all, this is not going to make me look like a nice person. But I believe I am and I’m just a person who is hurting from failed fertility treatments. I’ve moved on to accept that children are probably not for me, but incidents like last night still really hurt. I was at a work holiday party, small gathering, and am talking to a senior person I very much respect. A woman in the group walks up, visibly pregnant , and to me looking smug. He immediately starts congratulating her (Cont)

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Does anybody else think that the Wharton Slack & Discord groups are kinda quiet/inactive compared to admit groups from other schools?

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Hi Folks,

Looking for a referral... can anyone please refer me?

Current Role: Architect / Lead Developer

YOE: 17 yrs

NP: Immediate Joiner

Location: Chennai / Remote

Tech stack: Java, Spring Boot, Microservices, AWS Cloud, Architecture, etc.

Thanks!!

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Auto body shop recommendations in NoVA inside beltway?

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Hello h1b 🐠, had a question around working remotely. I’m travelling around thanksgiving and planing to work remotely for a couple of days from my vacation site. Besides timesheet, are there any rules I need to be aware of (lca, hr policies etc?) any / all inputs are appreciated!

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But what’s the default gateway?

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Smoked pot three years ago. Do you all think I can get an interim secret? I have no other skeletons

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I have filled BGM form on 4th Oct, and completed cognify test on 6th Oct. How many days IBM will take to release offer letter? I do not have any communication from them after that.

I finished my BSc 6 years ago and have been considering returning for my master’s. Any advice for some re-entering academia after a long break?

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Hi Fishes,

Need referral for PwC AC KOLKATA.

Pls help🙏🏾

Yoe - 3
Tech - Pyspark developer.

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Hi Everyone,

Need help regarding accomodation in bangalore, I am planning to stay in Indiranagar but my office is in BWTC near phoenix mall.

How nightmare will be the traffic in the worst case?
And any other expenses I need to account for other than rent which is expensive in Indiranagar compared to other places like Marathahalli,Domlur,etc?

This is my first time staying in different city so might not know which cost i need to include

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What’s everyone cooking/eating tonight?

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I will never understand why people complain so much about our jobs. We get paid a lot of money, to do something interesting, and have a realistic shot of moving up. Maybe it's just me but I've always been able to have a life. In my three years in big law, I have missed one dinner date. The job has never prevented me from doing something in my leisure that I've actually wanted to do.

When I was getting my tax llm at Georgetown, this was the dream.

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Is there a better way? Currently, I max out 401k (target fund), max ROTH IRA through contributing post tax dollars (I make 110k), and investing in index fund with anything extra.

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I know there isn’t a one size fits all when it comes to mapping your HR journey, but I do have a question, for those in executive HR roles. It seems like most come from the talent acquisition side. I have yet to find one come from the total rewards side. If I’m to take the next step, to get to my goal of being the head of HR, do I need to move towards another area?

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What are some of the best board games you strategists love? I’m trying to get a strategist friend a Christmas gift

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Happy Friday San Diegans! If you would like burn some calories and donate to a great cause, F45 is hosting a donation based workout open to anyone who wants to participate tomorrow at 9am!

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What are chances of getting release from project after 1 week of hardlock?

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British Council Hi is the British council a good company to join ?? For a transition manager profile ...do they really have any core transition team or scope??

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Any foreign trained Canadian lawyers here? I'm licensed/practicing in the US. Thinking about taking the bar exam in Ontario. Would love to hear about your experiences.

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Hello
I have recieved a goodie gift from sapient still a month is left for joining...... I am very puzzled as to what should I do..... In case if I decide to move to a different company should I return the gift?

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Hi Ladies - has anyone here considered making the leap to medical device sales? I've been wondering about leaving healthcare altogether as I've been pretty stagnant in my role for a while. Just putting feelers out and seeking advice, I'd love to jump to something a little more low stress, with higher income possibility

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I just wanted to pop in a wish a Happy Operating Room Nurse Day to all of your amazingly hard-working Nurses out there!

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Hi fishes. I'm currently interviewing with SunLife for position of Disability Case Manager. Any ideas on what the starting salary is in Canada?

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At Kohl’s, Christmas gift idea for the nurse in your life!

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Anyone know of an RN to BSN programs that do not require clinicals? It used to be this way but now most of the ones I come across, require clinicals. I work full time and been a nurse for over 10 years. I cannot see myself doing clinicals at this point in time..I am exhausted as it is.

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What is a fair salary for a rehab director transitioning to clinical liaison?

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I’m a traveler and need to choose my next destination. I could accept positions in Chicago or Colorado Springs- I’ve never been to either. I think my living stipend would go further in Colorado but I’m worried it will be boring? Rent is so high in Chicago from what I’ve seen, but is it worth it for the experience?

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Anyone work as Clinical Liasion at Encompass Rehab hospital?

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Hello,

I am currently a Health Admin Fellow at a leading healthcare system. I am in a phase during my fellowship where I will have to start searching for a role within the system in the next 3 months.

I was wondering what kind of role would be best step forward for an admin fellow.

I was offered a project coordinator role but feel I should not accept the same without looking at other options. I aim to seek out a project manager role and was wondering if this would be the wrong step forward.

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Ugh, don't you just love it when patients say things like, I only want a doctor to insert my IV or give me the shot? I always want to say, look, the doctor probably hasn't placed an IV since their Internship and I've been doing this every day for the past 15 years...

You have to love people

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Hello,
I graduated in June with a dual BSBA in healthcare management and humans resources management/organizational management. I have 12 years experience as a medical assistant. I'm having trouble finding my first job as a healthcare manager. After submitting so many applications and receiving so many rejection emails I've become frustrated. Any advice anyone can give is greatly appreciated.

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What's the best way to not feel burnt out?

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