I'm in a good position; I'm being pursued by two big tech companies for a public policy/government relations/privacy role, at a regional (ie multi-country) manager level. One is an established giant, the other is a hot, extremely well-funded and rapidly expanding startup. But which to choose? Hope me, MeFites! [more inside]
Sorry if I am vague. Other than seeming to lack leadership qualities my current boss has been nothing but pleasant (I mention this so it doesn't seem like I am questioning whether to do this because of my bosses behavior). I have been working at this place for a few months now. Basically I am unclear on several policies and procedures that are critical to my ability to do my job. I tend to overthink things but at the same time I feel like not understanding leads to a more stressful and possibly not correctly executed set of working conditions. My supervision in this job is nearly non existent and I am somewhat free to act as I see fit but my boss has said he wants things done a certain way. Going further this wasn't a failure to pay attention on my part . There was significant training done by the company but none of it focused on this area.
Basically my issue is should I sit down with my boss and seek clarification on a number of points ( something which would probably take 15 minutes) when technically I can do my job without the clarification but it might mean my work may not be in line with my bosses, the companies, or common sense expectations? [more inside]
What does the Presidential Management Fellowship entail?
So, I’m applying for an amazing-sounding job with an organization that works to create peace and address the root causes of violence against women internationally. They want a sample of policy writing, but I haven’t done any! [more inside]
Is there a medical or technical reason an ultrasound facility would specify that only one person can accompany the pregnant person during the ultrasound? (And if it turns out we must follow this policy, how could the third parent observe the ultrasound from the waiting room?)
For those of you who work in computer labs, what is your policy for dealing with flash drives that have been forgotten by a student? [more inside]
I want to consult a doctor about some possible health problems, but I don't want my insurance company to know about it. What do I do? [more inside]
IT concerns, what do you do to employees who do not seem to understand that if they delete e-mails, they are still retained? Recently while trying to figure out if my spam filters were keeping e-mails out, I found some amorous e-mails. [more inside]