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My external hard drive wont work

until today, my laptop wont read and open up my external hard drive. i haven't unplugged it without safely removing it or anything either. it also makes this constant tapping noise, like the sound of a tap dripping. (which it never used to make) does anyone know what i can do to make my laptop find my external or fix it? cheers
posted by sockpim on Sep 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Swiss passport holder trying to do seasonal work in france

Australian holding a swiss passport and looking to do some seasonal work (less than 2 weeks) in france while travelling. [more inside]
posted by Raff on Sep 5, 2009 - 6 answers

How can I find out which company I'm interviewing with?

How can I find out which company I'm interviewing with next week? [more inside]
posted by sabira on Sep 4, 2009 - 15 answers

Unfairly dismissed, unfairly reinstated

My father just won an arbitration hearing against his ex-employer. They were supposed to grant him retirement leave -- but they've found a way to force him to return to work. Help! [more inside]
posted by Julia F***ing Sugarbaker on Sep 4, 2009 - 18 answers

A little extra cash each month

What would you do with an extra $600 a month? [more inside]
posted by little_c on Sep 3, 2009 - 33 answers

Worst Owner Ever?

I'm single, and work 9-5. I'd like to get a dog. Is it a really bad idea? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Sep 3, 2009 - 26 answers

Are we related?

I'm female; my partner is male. We have a child, but are not going to get married. Are we related for HR purposes? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2009 - 13 answers

Demo Reel

What do you want to see on my demo reel? [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Sep 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Will leaving midway through notice period kill my future job prospects?

Got talked into adding additional weeks to notice period. Now well into that time and work situation is intolerable. Will walking now ruin my life? [more inside]
posted by larkspur on Aug 31, 2009 - 42 answers

What would you do if you had an engineering degree?

What would you do if you were a recent engineering graduate? (What companies would you be looking into across Canada?) [more inside]
posted by MechEng on Aug 31, 2009 - 10 answers

Unplug from work?

How to better unplug from work? [more inside]
posted by toastchee on Aug 28, 2009 - 20 answers

Travel Nurse in UK?

As a registered nurse for 2 years now in the U.S., I’m thinking about going to England for a temporary nursing job for a year. I’m looking at this company Continental Travel Nurse. Anyone familiar with this company or other reputable programs. What are the benefits or pitfalls of such programs?
posted by mrmarley on Aug 27, 2009 - 1 answer

Need Instant Good Money, Who Doesn't?

Is there anything similar to Mechanical Turk on the Internet? [more inside]
posted by VC Drake on Aug 25, 2009 - 5 answers

I Wish I Could Go Back to College

Would going back to school help me find a job that doesn't suck? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Aug 22, 2009 - 13 answers

The break room got a steamer!

Cool... work just put a quality food steamer in the really clean break room (boss is a workout queen). We're free to use, and there's a good farmer's market every Thursday right out the door. Now, what can/should I make? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Arch1 on Aug 21, 2009 - 15 answers

Tornado + skyscraper - windows

Should I complain about not being told when our workplace is under a tornado warning? [more inside]
posted by soelo on Aug 19, 2009 - 24 answers

Avoiding the two-body problem...

Anyone have career or life suggestions for a would-be “trailing spouse”? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Aug 19, 2009 - 25 answers

What are the chances of becoming a Quantitative Analyst in the UK with a PhD in Electronic Engineering?

What are my chances in becoming a Quantitative Analyst in UK, and if they are not too bleak, how to improve them? I realise this is a rather significant career path change, however, as I have been given to understand, many banks and financial institutions in UK do employ PhDs from a wide variety of backgrounds. [more inside]
posted by noztran on Aug 17, 2009 - 3 answers

How can I prove my workplace is making me sick?

I think my work place is causing respiratory problems for me. How do I go about proving it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Thanks for hiring me, I quit.

I started working at my current software engineering job in March. People have treated me well and been good to me, but the job is boring and has little chance for growth. Is it too early to apply for internal positions at the same employer (and will people be upset)? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by taojones on Aug 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Online romance makeing me feel nervous, advice please?

I'm involved in an internet romance that is takeing a major toll on my direction in life and frankly makeing me feel nervous. I need advice in regards to how to be realistic with this relationship. [more inside]
posted by audio on Aug 15, 2009 - 48 answers

If only I could bike at my desk...

Where can I pick up strenuous physical labor in DC on an occasional, volunteer, or (extremely) part-time basis? [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget on Aug 14, 2009 - 13 answers

No! Not my Gmail and Facebook! How to convince work not to block?

Work is thinking about banning access to Gmail, Facebook, Hotmail and other third-party email and social networking sites. Help me convince them not to? [more inside]
posted by raf on Aug 14, 2009 - 37 answers

How to get social work jobs in Colorado

What is the best way to find Social Work employment in Colorado? What are some different mental health agencies that are hiring? I am trying to move to Colorado by the end of the year and am a licensed social worker. I have started to get my appliations/resume together, but could use any useful information at all that could help me find a job. I guess I am not too interested in the Denver area, but would like to be in the range from Colorado Springs to Grand Junction, and as far down as Durango. I would love to live directly in Gunnison, CO if at all possible...but thats a small town. Thanks...
posted by Direwolf on Aug 14, 2009 - 1 answer

[BigLawFilter] Just been no-offered at Nor Cal law firm, on campus interviewing is essentially dead for 3Ls. Experiencing hysterical panic.

[BigLawFilter] Just been no-offered at Nor Cal law firm, on campus interviewing is essentially dead for 3Ls. What to do? This is going to be long I think but I am on the edge of a panic attack. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2009 - 10 answers

Did you just get way more done when you worked in an office before the Internet?

Did you work in an office before the Internet? What did you do? Also, what was on your desk? [more inside]
posted by jeb on Aug 13, 2009 - 71 answers

Help me stop procrastinating and get my work done!

I cannot seem to stop procrastinating on a work project, and the deadline is looming. I have no doubt that I can get it done if I can just make myself get the work done, but I cannot make myself concentrate and buckle down and get it done! [more inside]
posted by dumbledore69 on Aug 12, 2009 - 22 answers

What's in it for me?

How do I get coworkers to spend quality time with me? I am starting a new gig as a business analyst, and will be trying to convince strangers that they should meet with me to tell me about their jobs, needs, and requirements. After that I have to also get them to review the documentation I will create. What tactics have / would you use to get quality results from people who are busy and don't know you from Adam?
posted by jasondigitized on Aug 11, 2009 - 15 answers

Help me let my (temporary) boss know that I love my job and want to stay on permanently.

How can I show higher ups at a workplace that I really love it here and want to stay on permanently? [more inside]
posted by miltoncat on Aug 11, 2009 - 10 answers

How to deal with flakes at work?

I want a communication escalation algorithm. [more inside]
posted by mpls2 on Aug 11, 2009 - 11 answers

How to deal with cutting a valued worker's hours

The higher-ups want us to cut a worker's hours by 12 (28 hours a week). No amount of reasoning will change their mind, so how do we handle this situation? [more inside]
posted by artisticastronaut on Aug 9, 2009 - 15 answers

Where's my hard-earned quarter?

You-are-not-my-lawyer-filter: Minimum wage went up, and my paycheck didn't. Why not? [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Aug 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Paying friends to work for you?

What's the best way to handle a moving situation that could involve paying friends to help? [more inside]
posted by tk on Aug 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Contractor vs. salaryman: Two types of worker enter, one gets work less often than the other in the current economy

Are contractors and salaried workers being affected differently by the slow economy, specifically in the IT industry? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Aug 6, 2009 - 11 answers

What training and orientation does your workplace provide to new employees?

What sort of training and orientation does your workplace provide to new employees? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Aug 6, 2009 - 10 answers

What's better -- high pay or a good team?

Should I stick with a secure, high-paying IT career where I'm a solo developer with no possibility of advancement, or switch to a much-lesser paying career where I can be part of a team and a larger company and perhaps even advance in the next few years? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2009 - 15 answers

lunching with interns

i've become somewhat chummy with an intern at work this summer. i guess i have a stupid little crush on her actually. she's leaving in a couple of weeks. is it a bad idea to have lunch with her away from the workplace? professionally AND socially? nothing is going to happen beyond this, it would be logistically impossible. (i'm twice her age, married 15+ yrs) - it is rare for me to "click" with people, but when i do, it's significant, as in this case, i'm somewhat of an individualist. i've talked a couple of times to my wife about intern etc, but would not go out of my way to tell her about a lunch, "lunching" is atypical for me --but if she learned, would probably roll her eyes.
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2009 - 48 answers

looking for inspiration to get out of the 9-5 grind

Do you work less than 5 days/week (9am-5pm)? and/or do you work from home? If so, what is your job, and how did you obtain it? [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Aug 5, 2009 - 28 answers

When is that tiny paycheck worth it?

My yearly take-home income at my day job is about 17K. I'm starting to reevaluate exactly how long I can live on something like that, and I'd like some advice. Is it foolish to leave a steady paycheck in a bad economy, even if that paycheck is peanuts, for a "possibly" more lucrative option? For those of you who have left a job you were unhappy with when times were rough, do you regret it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2009 - 23 answers

What's it like to own a business?

What's it like to own a business? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Aug 3, 2009 - 31 answers

Graphic Design interview clothing?

Acceptable interview attire for graphic designers and media. How do I dress for interview and (hopefully) work on a budget? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Aug 3, 2009 - 20 answers

American guy and British girl - how and where to work and travel together?

American guy and British girl - how and where to work and travel together? Looking for advice / tales of experience [more inside]
posted by crayz on Aug 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Can I blog about writer's block?

Should I blog about writer's block? What will my clients think? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Aug 1, 2009 - 6 answers

How do you find freelance work?

How do you find freelance work? [more inside]
posted by barc0001 on Jul 31, 2009 - 10 answers

Need to de-stress quick

I need to relax. Badly. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jul 31, 2009 - 43 answers

Need resources on 'peer coaching' at work.

Need resources on 'peer coaching' at work. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2009 - 1 answer

Whoa oh oh. Listen to the music. All the tiiiiime.

Are you forced to listen to the same music every day at work or elsewhere, and do you like it, dislike it, or just not notice it? Mainly, I'm curious how you manage to deal with it, or if I'm really that sensitive to repetitive music. Or are you the one playing the same station out loud every day? Have you had any incidents arise from it from co-workers/colleagues? And is Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry" really that addictive... still? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Jul 29, 2009 - 27 answers

I love to research. What can I do?

Does my dream job exist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2009 - 16 answers

Project manager? Technical lead? Code monkey?

I'm happy at the tech company I work for but am increasingly concerned about my career progression. Nearly a year ago, I took on new role as a project manager, moving from a role with a mix of development and client technical liaison/consulting. My company is currently strongly encouraging me to take on even more of a project management role. I think I'd rather move towards working as a technical lead, I'm concerned that getting myself too far removed from technical work now could make it too difficult to move back later. I could really use some advice from Metafilter-ites with experience in tech firms and technical project management! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go? [more inside]
posted by semp on Jul 28, 2009 - 19 answers

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