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Looking for new job while hiring - same recruiter

I am currently the hiring manager for a new position, and a recruiter has provided a number of great resumes. I expect to hire one of the applicants by the end of the week. I've been impressed by ...
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How to respond to odd recruitment attempt while on job?

A friend of mine, who works as a cook, recently had an experience with a difficult customer. She made an order for pizza, then sent it back for not-being gluten free, then she sent it back because it ...
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What is the nature (if any) of open source contribution opportunities for web and mobile developers?

I am a relatively new grad working as a software engineer and one of the things I have been told is that I should be contributing to open source projects. Here is my challenge. Most open source ...
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Why are holidays stretched to the weekends?

Someone asked me why holidays are stretched into the weekends (like holiday on a thursday but you don't go friday) and I'm not too sure why they do it, since it would be non beneficial to the company, ...
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Stack Migration: Node+JS to Python - Low Effort + Smooth Move? [closed]

I want to migrate from a main stack of Node+JS to Python as I want to make a change in my career to machine learning. I've specialized as a web developer and a data scientist, but don't have ...
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When is salary usually paid in software development companies in Germany?

Is there a specific norm that most of the software development companies in Germany follow in regards to the date of salary payment for full-time employees? There is no specific day stated in my work ...
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How should I reply correspondingly if my boss tell me that he/she is sick in an e-mail?

Would "I hope you will get better soon" be enough? Or should I also say something along the line of "I feel bad for you"? Answers from any cultural contexts are welcome. (I am from Germany.)
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Being cheated out of pay [closed]

So I live in Michigan and work at a daycare we have mandatory meetings once a month we sign in to get paid but then the next day they make us take an hour and a half breaks so the can get around not ...
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How much higher should I go than my current salary when negotiating for pay? [duplicate]

I'm currently interviewing for a new job within my field of Java Programming - I'm being paid $78,000 a year and am due a pay grade raise of $5,000 in a few months. I've noticed that this falls ...
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How do I approach my colleague about passing off paragraphs of copied website content as his own in a report?

A couple of weeks ago a colleague of mine emailed a report to our team that he'd been working on, and I only got to reading it today. It seemed pretty well written initially, but as I worked through ...
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Changing programming language after 10 years. How to convince the companies to hire me as a programmer?

I have worked with C++ for quite some time. I have worked with Qt also. Meanwhile I also worked with Python. I am a jack of all currently. I have now started learning MEAN stack. I am excited about ...
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Why does it seem like companies are biased against Corp-to-Corp (C2C) contractors?

I am in Maryland, USA, and have worked as a consultant for close to two decades. Switching to C2C seems to be difficult and yet so many other companies are doing it. I don’t understand what I am ...
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How to get rid of unwanted coworkers at lunch?

We are 5-6 coworkers (from different teams) that like to go out for lunch together. The problem: For some reason, there are people joining us without being invited. It just happens like this: It'...
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Dealing with delayed payment in software company

I worked for a company as a developer for over 4 years. The last year we had ups and downs. There were lots of one-sided punishing rules from company management to employees, like cutting from our ...
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What are common reasons for a company to want to reschedule an interview earlier? [closed]

I have a 2.5 hour scheduled for next week, but the recruiting coordinator reached out asking if we could reschedule the interview for earlier. What are some common reasons this would happen, and does ...
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How to avoid getting bored and demotivated as a software engineer? Bored 5 months into job, bored of other job opportunities, bored of hacks etc

I started a new job just 6 months ago as a software developer. It is not the most interesting topic, but the work itself used to engage me. And objectively nothing has changed, but I find it hard to ...
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commuter benefits for carpool [closed]

Waze Carpool and Scoop are very popular apps for carpooling to and from office. I use both the platforms extensively. The company I work for is one of the best companies I ever worked for. They have ...
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Potentially losing leverage by openly turning down earlier job offers

Suppose you're in the following situation: Your dream job is at Company A, and there's a 90% chance you will receive a job offer in two weeks. Meanwhile, Company B has offered you a job and require ...
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When in the interview stage should I tell companies my office requirements?

I am only interested in working in offices which fulfill all of the following requirements: No cubicle Lots of windows and natural light Walking distance to restaurants/coffeeshops. I'm willing to ...
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Looking for a new job - how do I let my current employer know?

I'm currently seeking employment in another state due to personal family issues, and have been applying to jobs in the state. Right now, I am still employed by a state governing body and am on fairly ...
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I want to be a jack-of-all-trades application developer. Does a foray in machine learning hurt that goal?

I really thrive off learning new things and figuring out how the component pieces fit together. When do you use X over Y? How do we make Z more efficient? I don't want to be an SME. I want to be a ...
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How could software developer spend free time while coding?

I'm a professional developer with about 20 hours of free time a week. I love coding, so I'd like to spend it on code, but I don't want to contribute to open source or find some spare money-job. Which ...
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Document describing non-toxic ways of team interaction (similar to code of conduct)

I work remotely for a small web-studio-ish company of 15-20 people with a fluid team structure, primarily doing web applications for clients abroad. We only have 2 team leads managing our side of work,...
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Ex boss doesn't want me to work on a project---rest of the dev team wants to go behind their back

An odd situation has been arising at work, specifically within the team I'm on, and I wanted to ask about it here to see if anyone's been in a similar situation. People: BigBoss - Team head ExBoss - ...
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Asking about work life balance in an interview

Work life balance is very important for me, especially being a parent with young kids. Is it inappropriate to ask in a job interview how often nights or weekends are expected? If not, is there a ...
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What to do when a work mate is unpleasantly pushy on social media?

My girlfriend gets multiple friend requests, messages(emoji only) and likes on Facebook and Instagram from a colleague at work. The person is so assertive that after an unfriend, he continued with ...
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How to stop a subordinate from yawning?

This is the first time I manage a team. There is a new guy, coming directly from his master's and with no office experience. He is not lazy nor unproductive but he oftens yawns, sometimes noisily. We ...
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Buy equipment myself or keep going with what i have - What should i do? [closed]

Some Backstory: I've been working for almost 5 years in a outsourcing company. I'm kinda stuck in a project for 3 years now. I hate all the sub projects I've been working on during the years ...
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Is it fine to send a resume instead of a CV?

I have both a resume and a European CV, and I see that some job offers explicitly ask for a resume, while some ask for a CV. The fact is that in my case, my resume is much stronger than my CV. This ...
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How difficult it is for you to find a part-time job as a software developer?

I'm an experienced developer with a BSc. in computer science. In the recent years I mostly program with Python and Django. I saw many jobs positions, but I got the feeling that almost 100% of them are ...
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Conference calls [closed]

I have just moved into a new work profile- Project management domain where I have to attend and initiate telephonic conference calls between my remote development team and my remote customer.I am not ...
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Post New Job Positions for 2 Web Developers at the same time or post one now and another 3 months later?

We are planning on hiring 2 new developers. One front-end developer and one-backed developer. We currently have a team of about 7 developers so this would bring us up to 9. We are trying to push ...
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Found my Job Position Listed on a google ad

I work for a small company with only myself and my senior as the developers. We mainly do web development and we have one other person who does mailers basic html. We create the css templates, I doubt ...
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Ensuring employees don't leak code or data [closed]

How do you make sure that your private code repository/data files aren't leaked by your employees? On their work device, they would need to simultaneously have sensitive code/data, along with ...
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Late contract and compensation request

I was offered a job in Germany starting in January 1st, 2020 stated in my hosting agreement. After arrival I was asked to obtain a residence permit otherwise I cannot sign a contract. I mentioned to ...
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Good tool for carpooling [closed]

We are considering organizing carpooling at the place I work. We are looking for a platform / website which allows every user to have an account, for people to register which days they want to ...
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Startup Problems: How to ensure the other engineer is putting proper effort?

For all intents and purposes, I seem to have found myself in a two person start up. I don't want to go into too much detail for sake of anonymity. An idea a friend and I had spawned a profitable side ...
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how to handle soon to be ex manager's threat?

I have accepted a offer with a new company. After my last debacle, I have thoroughly discussed with the new employer their technology stack, their work culture, their future timelines and my ...
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Strategies for returning to the workforce with possibly complicated qualifications

I’m a front-end developer (fifteen years as a Flash / browser game and front-end developer) with limited CMS/backend for my market, which is a mid-sized city with not an abundance of front-end ...
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Cultural differences in the willingness to exercise “position power”?

I'm reading the book "High Output Management" by Andrew S. Grove, a (naturalized) American, who distinguishes between "knowledge power" - i.e. people who have a lot of influence in a company, not due ...
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Are we wrong in feeling alienated by gender-specific clubs organizing company-wide events? [closed]

The company I work for recently sent out a company-wide invitation for an annual, upcoming STEM Day which includes workshops, prizes, speakers, and more - all around the theme of STEM (science, ...
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Reapply a position in a company

Ten years ago I left a company that I had worked for over 7 years. Last year I rejoined the company but resigned during my probation period due to family issues. Now I see another opportunity at the ...
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How negociate a raise that has been decided?

Background It is soon to be my contract anniversary, so the appropriate timing to negotiate a raise. I work in IT, in a fairly large company. I am then currently doing my homework (list of ...
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How can an EU citizen find a one-year apprentice-ship in London in automation and PLC programming? [closed]

Are there programs or firms or related-networks in London that "hire" apprentices in London from abroad? The main goal I'm seeking after is not to find a stable job in the UK, but a year's experience ...
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One person department at current job - how do I answer interview questions about this?

I am currently a one-person department at my current job. My boss left about 6 months ago and instead of hiring a replacement boss for me, management decided to let me take on my boss's role in ...
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Don't have permissions after a long time

I've joined a big company and after about one month still, I don't have any permission in production environments, but in the sibling team with another manager. A new joiner has all permissions ...
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Offer vs Potential Offer

So I was verbally offered a job some 7 weeks ago (early Dec 2019) and we've agreed on payment etc, but no physical contract came in so I could not sign anything, I reached out to the recruiter and the ...
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Awkward moment before leaving work - Should I do nothing, talk to her or my boss

At my computer software company it is usual to end the workweek with a beer at the office. This time me and a few developers stayed at our desks playing computer games while about 10 people were in ...
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Negotiating an Offer: Salary vs. Equity + Signing Bonus. Help!

I'm thrilled to have received an offer I'm excited really excited about with a great company this past week. This is my first job out of graduate school, so I'm new to the whole negotiation thing. ...
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What to do when I am still waiting on an offer?

I am currently employed at a company as an Intern. I have been interning for a while and my work has been praised by my colleagues and manager. I brought up a request for an offer to my manager ...

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