@Rachel: If it matters to you at all, I really hope that you don't quit the Workplace.SE. I've been trying to fight that "Programmers.SE" mentality since I've been here. I feel like there is hope. @jmort253 is excellent and I think that if you continue to fight the good fight, we might be able to make a decent site.
Proposal: Career Development
Seems like the lines between what belongs here versus on The Workplace could be really blurry. Could the unique aspects of this proposal be rolled in there? Or is there enough to necessitate an additional site?
History is littered with stories about people who falsified resumes and background information. Upon learning about the falsified credentials, many employers chose to terminate these employees. Ethics (if not the law itself) would certainly justify the termination. Most people would agree that th...
@Jim Not sure about that...lots of career development questions we get here are extremely not constructive like "Java or PHP?" or "Accountant or salesman?". But those are the sort of thing that wouldn't be on topic anywhere with SE standards. So what's left probably wouldn't be different from what we allow...I just think we need to be very careful how we encourage career development questions
I'm off on a business trip soon and I've been told I get a per diem.
What should I be expecting? Is it a portion of your hourly wage? Is there a standard calculation?
I'm located in Australia, if that helps.
@BenBrocka Per Deim different than just expense reimbursment. It is compensation for extra expenses that you likely would not be forced incur if you were home. It is all explained in the link. But unlike expense reimbursment it is paid at a standard rate reguardless of what your actual expenses are.
@Chad Users learn best from other users.... if they see other questions getting downvoted for not having a clear definitive question defined, or for asking multiple questions, or for being too localized to a specific company policy, they're likely to do the same with other questions that appear to match that criteria
That's why I was getting so frustrated yesterday by seeing an apparently decent question getting closed as too-localized, because to someone that doesn't know any better, that is a perfectly valid question (Referring to this meta conversation)
@Chad The difference is "you can" vs "you have to". If you can ask your employer but we can answer, that's cool. If you have to ask your employer and that's the best we can give you...that's not an answer, and thus not a question we can answer
I'm in that situation many times, and often prefer not to ask if I don't have to. Which is why I think it's perfectly OK to ask the question here regardless of if the answer is "This is different per company, so you will have to ask your employer that question"
This isn't a new category of question. The problem with these questions is that the "answer" boils down to:
I don't know, ask your HR/payroll/management/sales/etc department
This might seem helpful, but it's not really anything but an admission that you (and likely, no one else on the site...
@enderland A question on when you should ask would be fine. But the thousands of questions that are no more answerable than "how much vacation time do I have left" don't help anyone but the asker. They're the definition of too localized
I have realized that there could be some real advantages from using a tape recorder in interviews as I look for a new job. Some of the reasons I feel it would be worth recording the interviews are:
I can go back after the fact and see where I messed up, both to improve my interviews with other...
@enderland If you are going to pay per diem (and want the tax benefits that go along with it) then yes it is a regulated thing
You could choose to pay per diem with out the benefits but your employee and your accountant is going to hate you because you can not deduct what you paid out as an expense and your employee has to claim the income from it.
@Chad This should probably be either part of the question or part of the answer - I suspect most of the DVers don't realize this at all (I didn't, until now...)
@Chad it's been my professional experience that per Deim varies widely depending upon 1) the company, 2) your position/role within the company, and in many cases 3) the relative expense(s) of the geographical location. So other than pointing the OP to the Wikipedia or another definition how can we provide a meaningful answer? — Stephen18 mins ago
this has been my experience as well, with different rates for "per diem." it might just be that the company has chosen to use that name because people "know what per diem means" and aren't using the government rate necessarily (or are using a different rate for some reason)
There was another bs comment in that question yesterday...
let's not forget why employers in a country like Greece nowadays feel they can get away with anything: unemployment in Greece is 50%. so unless you can find another job, which i imagine will be really, really hard in that economy, you might just have to suck it up — foampileyesterday
at least that one was a comment, not an answer
26.8%, the actual number, is extremely high (and not exactly accurate), 50% is just plain stupid.
i have this pal who watches porn movies now and then in the office. He is a good worker and has a very easygoing character. I personally don't have anything against his habit. As long as he uses earphones - he does - and doesn't masturbate - thing that thanks to heaven he does not - however my co...
Criminal offences are bad things done to society, so as you are part of society, is your right to know about the criminal records of everyone next to you. It is not like sexual preferences or religious beliefs.
You surely do not want a wifebeater or a pedo next to you.
And... this "man" is it ...
"I am a constructive troll, meaning that while the tone used in my posts sounds unprofessional, childish, trollish, even ridicule the watchful eye will find deep, delightful and thoughtful truths about tech and society in every line that usually go over most of people´s headses."
@Chad your quotes make think that you strongly believe the character is actually me in disguise. No such thing. Is an actual person other than myself. And please elaborate bout the help you suggest my friend shoud take. — demonz demonz30 secs ago
The solutions he is looking for come in various sizes...
at least he's supporting the meta proposal I have about serial downvoting being relevant?
whoa! i'm respectful of sexual dignity, but the "sexual harassment complaint against the company" sounds absurd to me. IS not like he is touching noones private parts or watching porn in front of children (who happen to be the most porn watchers). About firing him, it's unliokely to happen — demonz demonz1 min ago
Ok, so you went to china and got mad because the chinese want to talk chinese like real chinese people do?
i think you should apply the "come to my country, at least learn my language" motto that all white supremacists usually vomit.
if you ask me, i'd say nothing unless it affects me. YOu see, business owners are parasites that drink all the juice you made and leave you with nothing but a tiny drop called wage. These kind of half assed employees are somewhat doing justice.
it's like this guy thought "hey how can I support enderland's meta.so proposal? I know! I'll post like 20 terrible things in short succession!"
seems you've been too close to the tree these years and your forest-vision is underdeveloped.
maybe you know how to deal with gizmos (mechanical or logical) and maybe you have it all clear. however, you have little idea of the actual impact of your doings outside your bubble. I'd think your fail...
face up, make your stand and calmly say:
don´t feel comfortable responding that one.
sorry, that's private.
This is usally followed by new attemps from the HRNazi to make you feel unprofessional, strange, guilty or awkward in order to loot privacy from you, they will even play the "if u dont ...
> I am a constructive troll, meaning that while the tone used in my posts sounds unprofessional, childish, trollish, even ridicule the watchful eye will find deep, delightful and thoughtful truths about tech and society in every line that usually go over most of people´s headses.
Most of time, my typos and constant misuse of grammar and word things is intentional, sometimes is not. Sometimes is plain ignorance, or plaignorance as i like to call it. Most of my material is not fresh or original, but plain plagiarism, plaingiarism as i like to call it, from the good episodes of the simpsons o…
Hi and welcome to The Workplace. I don't see anything in this answer that isn't already covered in others. demonz, this isn't a discussion forum; the emphasis is on providing information. You might find the FAQ helpful. — Monica Cellio3 mins ago
This is something that always gets me mad, seeing good people wasting their time on obvious trolls...