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How to not throw a coworker under a bus?

I appologize if the title is too idiomatic, but I don't know how to explain the case without it. Short version(non-technical). I have a coworker who has for some reason or another not learned a ...
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Danger bonus for working in unsafe environment abroad

Currently we have the possibility for a project in another country. Due to recent news etc. this country is - in my opinion - not very safe for work/travel (there seems to be the need for armed ...
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Resources for communicating & dealing with “hot buttons” as a software developer?

I'm a senior developer/consultant/freelancer, and I find that most positions entail being hired to "level up" the team. (A recent manager used this exact phrase.) But of course, a team of people isn't ...
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Applying for job at company where you were rejected before? [duplicate]

I am working as a QA (Intermediate Test Analyst) at company in New Zealand. I am looking to change the job these days and I have applied for two companies I really want to join and work with. The ...
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What is a good pay for a Part Time, Remotely-Working Full Stack Intern? [duplicate]

I am a senior in High School, but I have passed Freshman College programming classes, and have a lot of experience with website work. I am currently looking at a Full Stack Internship offer where I ...
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Extremely hot-headed project manager - how to improve communications?

[background] I have been working on a game and I handed it in for 3rd-party certification. They came back with a couple of issues which I fixed all but one. We had a question about the final issue and ...
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As a new graduate, how can I make myself a stronger candidate?

As a new grad, I have nothing in my resume that anyone couldn't do and I feel like I will never go beyond average. My job and even money are just means to allow for a good life and I will never take ...
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How can I find a Mentor? [duplicate]

I am currently in the midst of switching careers into the tech field, specifically with the goal of becoming employed as a software developer. I hope to find someone interested in mentoring and ...
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Trading fixed pay for shares on a project which is about halfway complete [on hold]

A few years ago I worked for a software company which paid me an average salary. While there I had an idea for an internal project which greatly reduced costs, and emphasized my employers such project ...
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My group hired a new person who is disgusting and disruptive [duplicate]

My group hired a new fella. Usually I'm involved in the hiring process but not in this case. We made a poor choice and hired someone who is noisy and disruptive via various bodily sounds. Snorting, ...
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Is it a good idea to accept a Lead Developer position with overly diverse requirements?

I am working on an offer with a recruiter where the position is to have: managerial responsibilities (firing/hiring recommendations, meetings) software engineering function (lead a team of ...
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Year in industry Conundrum [closed]

I am probably on the wrong exchange and if I am I apologise but this seemed to be the closest one that fits. I am a 2nd year Computer Science student and I have acquired a years placement at a data ...
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How difficult is it for International IT graduates to get a job in Silicon Valley? [closed]

I have American cousins who work in Silicon Valley, and they all said that even fresh graduates in the US who are in the IT industry have trouble finding jobs. More background info on me: I have a ...
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Can I request an unusually high pay raise when factors coincide like this? [closed]

I joined my current employer almost two years ago. They usually offer pay raises once a year. After my first year I was offered a very moderate pay raise of 5% while being offered a leading role in ...
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3answers
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Employee Agreement wording regarding ownership of programs developed while employed [closed]

First of all, I'm new to the professional world of programming/development. Recently graduated and was lucky enough to land what I think is the exact job I was planning on working my way to. ...
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Need to get out of enterprise software, am I on the right track? [duplicate]

I switched careers from mechanical engineering to software development almost 2 years ago. Prior to getting hired in my current role, I had taken some CS classes for about a year. I was really ...
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Which route to take in career choice. [closed]

I been freelancing for 4 years and work has been really cold since last year and before it I was always on my toes. When I started freelance I did Wordpress themes and got better with it in 3 years ...
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What possible questions should I ask the interviewer if I have already worked with them and know them?

Long story short, I asked my manager at the company I interned with (I interned with them for 6 months) about any opportunities and he asked me come in for an interview for a full time position. ...
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Would taking a study sabbatical from work make me a less attractive candidate?

I want to do something completely different from my current job. I have a number of projects that I have been working on, that I could make serious headway in if I dedicated myself to them. I ...
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How much you should earn when you start coding in new programming language? [duplicate]

I think about change my job - I'm mobile developer with around two and a half years professional experience now (Android mainly, but iOS too), but I would like to try Scala programming now. I wonder ...
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Is there any sense for a software developer to work in a Second/Third World country? Or is a remote job a better choice? [duplicate]

I live in Russia. I have a master's degree in information technology and now I am doing a PhD here. Currently I'm developing Mozilla Firefox extension(JavaScript) for myself. I've completed the most ...
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Background checks: how common is it to collect and actually obtain salary/income information for IT candidate?

For the last few years, I have been working as a programmer for a Massachusetts-based retailer. This has been a long term contract role through a staffing firm. The staffing firm has been paying me as ...
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Topics to work with a mentor

I have been wanting to have a career mentor for couple years. This year our (software) company is starting a mentoring program. I have two topics that I think I need help in developing my career, and ...
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How to describe current job on CV

I took my current job because it gave me an excellent opportunity to work in another country. The job has been successful for lifestyle and personal growth reasons, but I am worried that it hasn't ...
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How to introduce better software development practices/processes to the workplace?

I'm apart of a small software team that works on fairly large software systems, however we do not have any sort of code reviews, software design meetings (i.e., UML before writing code), or unit ...
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How to bring up the desire to transition to another team?

I started my job here a little less than a year ago. We're a pretty small operations team, supporting a large number of teams within our organization. More specifically, my team consists of six ...
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Rejecting an offer after accepting it, problems in other companies? [duplicate]

On December last year I received and accepted an offer for Company A, a big one in the Software Dev business. According to that offer, I should start this fall. Since the acceptance, my personal ...
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Sexy desktop wallpapers in the office

A colleague uses a wallpaper manager which cycles through his collection of desktop wallpapers, a seemingly unending collection of tattooed women in lingerie. There is no nudity but the images are ...
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Degree in one area, applying for a job in another

When looking at job postings for Software Developers, I often notice one peculiar requirement in some of the postings: a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related field. ...
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Is there an ideal way to deal with a higher-level colleague who is wrong and aggressive?

I recently had an experience with a 'Principal Architect' (who has been with the company for 12 out of the 15 years its existence). He forwarded me a defect with a comment saying that it's caused by ...
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How can I stop my colleagues being disrespectful about my personal life choices?

I've been disrespected since coming back from maternity leave. I am trying to get the behavior to stop and I want to feel comfortable at work even talking to them in general without massive details ...
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How to get out of enterprise software development?

Hopefully this question isn't too software specific. I imagine there are similar situations in most other fields. I've been doing software development for about 7 years now. Most of that time was ...
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How much weight is given to self-taught programming skills?

I was an "IT drone" for about 14 years (tech support, then systems admin). I taught myself how to program, at first just to automate some of my work, then later producing some in-house applications ...
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2answers
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Expecting too much from me after maternity leave [closed]

I started at the company as a junior game dev so I did QA and old legacy games. I did that for about a year. I thought it was an appropriate level for a fresh grad just out of university. I went on ...
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Master degree in IT with the thesis or with the final project. Does it matter? [closed]

Part of the master degrees in IT (CS, SE, IS) offers two kind of programs: With the thesis work; Without the thesis work but with the final project. My question, how does it matter to get the ...
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Can I be forced to work on weekends? [closed]

I can finish a project in 10 days and I have given an appropriate deadline. I started the project and on the 4th day my boss tells me forcefully to work on the weekend to finish the project early. We ...
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Is it a good idea to use recruiters to find jobs in the software industry?

I'm graduating college in May, and I keep getting emails from recruiting agencies and I'm kind of skeptical. I've read that dealing with recruiting agencies can be a real hassle and that you’re better ...
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How to help women feel welcome on a male dominated team?

The flip side of this question. I work as a software engineer, often as a team leader. Software development is a male dominated field, and has been for my entire career. When I have had women (and ...
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How to feel welcome in an all-male software developer environment

I am a female programmer and started a job in a software development company about 8 months ago. I also moved to a new country so I am a foreigner as well. I am the only female developer in the ...
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Is it reasonable to ask my employer to purchase a software License?

I work in software development, and by personal choice (i.e. neither regulated nor required by my workplace), I use the text editor Sublime Text to write code on a daily basis. Sublime Text is free to ...
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3answers
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First job - how to ask to postpone starting date?

I am a university student and I just received my very first job offer as a software developer in Germany. I wish to take a break (vacation) before I start my professional career so that I start all ...
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Is visiting a company and approaching current employees an effective way to get a job?

I'm a recent CS graduate. I have some work experience outside the software industry, and a few personal software projects, but no internships or other work experience in software. I'm trying to get a ...
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1answer
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Should I ask my current company to reimburse me expenses surrounding a flight cancellation? [closed]

I am a software engineer working as a contractor. In the contract with my current place, they have agreed to pay for my travel. Coming home from my first business trip to their office, my flight was ...
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How to handle difficult situation with a student that is working for me [closed]

Some background: I work as a software engineer for a big company in Germany. I have been looking for a student that will support my work for quite some time, did some interviews and most of the ...
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Maintaining mentorship with a mentor who has a different problem solving style

Background: I'm a recent degree graduate and software developer. The company I work at has a relatively small team with 8 members. I'm the newest on the team and have been here 10 months. I get along ...
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Why is compensation so much higher in the US than in Western Europe on average? [closed]

I'm referring to this result the latest SO developer survey revealed: Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2015: The Results Given that socioeconomic parameters and standards of living are fairly equal ...
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First Job - benefits to look out for!

I recently got my first job offer as a Software Engineer in a well reputed company in Germany. I just got the confirmation via email from the HR manager and I am expecting to get the contract soon. ...
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First job - what to expect in probation period?

I just received my first job offer from a well reputed company in Germany. Its a "Software Engineer" position focusing on software development processes (SDLC) and C++. During the two rounds of ...
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Which branch of software development matches the situation? [closed]

I currently work as a game programmer at a startup company in a big city. I took the job out of desperation. I really hate living in a big city and would like to live in a smaller community of 300k ...
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Do I need to take exams like amcat or elitmus as I have already got the offer letter from TCS? [closed]

I am a my final year of engineering from electronics and communication. Recenty I have got the offer letter from TCS so Do i need to write exams like Amcat or elitmus. Are there better companies I can ...