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“Have I got this job” is a common question. Do/should we have a canonical question for this?

Variants of "have I got this job?" come up about twice a day, to which the answer is almost invariably, "if you don't have anything in writing, you don't have an offer, keep looking for other jobs". ...
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Is this question really a duplicate? Country tags differ

I was looking for questions about medical issues and job interviews in Australia. This question turned up in a search: Unemployed with health issues last 9 years, how do I present myself in best ...
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Answering questions that might be duplicates

I'm still fairly new to the Workplace community and with the amount of questions amassed through this site's history, I have honestly no way of knowing whether a new question is a duplicate or not at ...
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Marking the older question as the duplicate

This question How do I tell my boss that he may be underestimating how much work/cost my project entails? asked in September 2017 was marked as a duplicate of this question As a developer; Not getting ...
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How to award bounty on a dupe question?

I asked this question as an anonymous user (as can be seen). Now I want to reward Ertai87 for his answer that acted like a clear wake up call to me. However, the question was (incorrectly) flagged ...
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Removing a dup link

On this question: How to disclose the negatives of my negative job, without seemingly badmouthing my ex-employer There are currently 3 duplicate links, one of which I believe is not a duplicate. The ...
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Reopen “How do I represent a buy out of my team on my resume?”

The question has been marked as an exact duplicate of another. The current question talks about the effects of acquisition of the OP's team by another company, while the supposed question that it is a ...
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Reopening accepted duplicates

It is my understanding that when someone proposed a duplicate and the OP accepts that as a duplicate that it's put on hold by Community. So if the person asking the question is calling it a duplicate ...
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Situation Updates

A recent user asked a question about 1.5 months ago regarding his/her boss and how he/she should respond. Do I confront my boss Although the question was initially down-voted, the user received a ...
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Should we refrain from answering duplicates?

I notice more and more people answering question that should be marked as duplicates. In some cases, the question later marked as a duplicate (and still retain the answers given which is fine). ...
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How does “Community” mark something as duplicate

How does the "Community ♦" mark something as dupe? I have seen it a few time, but I am unsure how that actually happens. Normally, 5 people (or a mod) will mark something as a dupe. Can a normal user ...
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Is the “I have no work” post too specific to use as a reference post for “duplicates”?

What can I do at work when I have no work? This post is roughly "I've unsuccessfully tried everything to get more work, what do I do with my time?" As such, the answers, especially the top-voted one,...
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How can I rephrase my question to reopen from duplicate?

I asked a question long time ago: Should I tell the company voluntary that I wouldn't attend to interview if I had offer already? But considered as duplicates. I followed the instruction that ...
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Should we focus more on making reference-worthy answers (for duplicate questions)?

I somewhat regularly find myself looking for a duplicate of a question, but only finding a whole bunch of similar questions, but none of which seem like a good duplicate candidate, as the answers tend ...
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What should I do if I found a better duplicate than the currently linked duplicate?

The question How to deal with boss constantly talking to colleagues, which affect my concentration? was closed as duplicate of the question What can I do about a very loud coworker?. However, the OP ...
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Is it ok to reopen a closed question so that it can be marked as duplicate?

Steven Vascellaro posted the following comment in chat: I'd like to have my question How early should I arrive for a meeting? marked as a duplicate of What's the best time to arrive for an ...
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Re-open this question?

This question has undergone some serious revision since is was marked as a duplicated. While I agree the question sounds similar to the dup, let me explain why I believe it should be re-opened. His ...
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Chained questions closed as duplicate?

So a recent closed question got me thinking. When we flag something as duplicate, should we point to the 'parent' question that was not closed as duplicate? This question was recently closed as a ...
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Disputing duplicate because of locality

Germany: team member abuses sick days; what can I as team lead do about it? This was closed as a duplicate, which I think it's not. Because Germany differs a lot from the default (US) here. We don't ...
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Swap Duplicate Redirect

Is it unethical to say my current employer has financial problems when looking for another job? Was closed as a duplicate of this, admittedly older, question: Can I disclose my company's ...