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Selling points for open-sourcing code [closed]

Related to this question I'm meeting with management, trying to convince them that open-sourcing some pieces of our codebase would be beneficial to the company. On my part, this would become a part ...
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Boss asked a co-worker to assault me

I was recently socialising after work and my boss asked my co-worker to assault me. They did. This was very uncharacteristic from both the co-worker and my boss but it was an incident fueled by ...
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delayed payment of raise after leaving work [closed]

I am leaving a current company and my manager notified me that i got raise starting June. My last day is August 13Th. My manager said they are late with payments but it will be backdated. Am i still ...
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Sharing sourcecode in informal startup

Context: I am currently part of a small group of students/professionals which is attempting to build a startup. We are in the early stages, MVP development and validation, but not yet incorporated. ...
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Show resume when asking for raise?

I've been working with a company for a couple of years now; Things are generally okay, but I'm starting to contemplate looking for a change or an improvement somewhere... Either a higher salary, ...
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How do you deal with the emotions of not being the one to find the cause of a bug?

I've had a couple of occasions where I've been trying to find the root cause of a bug. These are bugs that might originate with the code or server configuration but their effect is quite broad so ...
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Is it appropriate to call in sick if I am physically and mentally exhausted from overwork?

I've been working 9 hour shifts 4 days in a row in a hotel kitchen. I am a kitchen porter and have been on my own for these 4 days. These last 4 days there have been over 200+ people on the restaurant ...
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How to keep a good relationship with ex-colleagues who will have to finish work on many on-going projects?

I started a job 7 months ago and got involved on about 15 different project teams. 10 are unfinished, ongoing projects. Additionally, due in part to my prior experience, the company had a very good ...
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How much can I judge a company based on a phone screening?

I had a phone screen with the hiring manager (VP of Engineering), and my impressions weren't very favorable. Some of my basic questions were answered vaguely or at best, with answers that I didn't ...
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Is wearing a brim hat acceptable in the office setting? [closed]

Overhead lighting directly into the eyes kind of sucks. Cubicles, so cannot do much about it otherwise. I'm thinking about wearing a brimmed hat to block it. I don't work with clients, but still it's ...
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Is it OK to send a thank you email to only one interview panel member?

I had an interview this morning with a panel of 5. One of the members of the panel, I'll call Bob, is the would-be superior for the position, and gave me a tour after the interview. With this, I ...
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How to professionally tell someone to send better emails or use Slack?

There's a remote based colleague who has one of the worst email etiquette I've ever seen. He frequently initiates emails with all the text (usually 100-150 characters) in the subject. In email chains, ...
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A friend from college asked me to refer him to a software job at my company and I don't feel comfortable doing it

I am currently an employee in the client services department of an extremely selective financial institution. I graduated college recently and just started my full-time role a month ago. Today, a ...
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Boss wants me to ignore a software API license

I am a software developer at a European company. My boss wants me to develop some software that consumes an external API and stores the received data in our own database. The policy of the external ...
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Should a Chief Technology Officer be making a Business Document or a Requirement Document?

I am the CTO at a mid sized startup. Still a guy in my late 20s exploring this new role that I have gotten upon my shoulders. Currently we don't have a tech team, I handle the work outsourced to the ...
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Developer entry level salary [duplicate]

Is it normal for a developer to earn $339.4 a month doing 8-5 , bear in mind I have Higher National diploma in IT, I also have advance java certificate from oracle Java SE 8, I never did web ...
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Letter closing for the cover letter

Does closing my cover-letter with salutations or closing phrases like sincerely yours or yours truly make it look like an email? If so, how best to close the letter?
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How effective are Employee Engagement Surveys? (Employee Perspective)

Our organisation conducts Employee Engagement Surveys to get the feedback from emoyees. The surveys are being conducted by third party vendor named Quantum Workplace. The exact words written in a ...
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How can I shift my job responsibilities back to programming?

I am a junior developer. I was hired 2 years ago as a software developer in a small company (About 20 people). My job was clear: programmer. The work went very well. I developed everything that was ...
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A company I just had an interview with is also about hold a job fair what should I do?

I just recently had an interview with a company. The interview went very well, near the end I was given more detailed info about the position that I was being interviewed for. I was also told that ...
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Should I not go forward with internship interview process if I don't have the time to prepare properly?

I'm going into my last year and a half of school at Georgia Tech as a Computer Science major and I was recently approached by a Big Tech Silicon Valley company about pursuing a software internship ...
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Changing teams at a big corporation vs accepting an offer to work for a start-up [closed]

In the beginning of this year, I accepted a position as a software developer at a big corporation which is a well recognised brand world-wide and a very good name to have on my CV. However, my day to ...
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Illegal business tactics when dealing with contractors?

I am a contractor for a very large bank in the US. The city I live in has several other large banks as well, and it is fairly common for contractors to move from 1 bank to another once a contract has ...
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Is the “Cirkel van 8” problem approach known as “Figure of 8” in English? Is it a well-known approach for improving soft-skills of employees? [closed]

At the company we get coaching every month about how to deal with difficulties. Although I personally want to focus on the technical stuff, the idea of "the circle of 8" impresses me. However, when I ...
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Advise: Looking for a job and they request the name of my supervisor?

I finished my PhD but I filed a complaint against my supervisors and one of them is the Head of the Department. I received an official apology letter from the university about my poor experience as a ...
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Will a company I worked for briefly appear on a background check if I don't include it?

Let's assume I left company A on 5th January (after serving my notice period). I joined company B on 7th January, but I did not like the culture and no seats were assigned to me. They asked me to work ...
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HR Director was insulting, should I point it out before taking new job?

During my hiring process, the HR Director said I was not worth the company's offer. That I would never get a better offer anywhere because I didn't have much experience (I had 15 years). They spoke in ...
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1answer
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Take a lower paying job for less stress better culture, no brainer? [closed]

I got an offer to do the same work I do now for a private company, but for a public entity. The offer is lower pay, no bonus. But, the schedule will be consistent, no unreasonable deadlines, and all ...
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Should I ask the recruiting agency to cover/help cost of flight for my software engineering interviews?

Context I am a mid level software engineer in California. I was contacted by a recruiter at an East Coast branch of a nationwide recruiting agency (not going to be more specific than that). Just ...
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1answer
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Providing information declined offer

I recently started to apply for my first real job. I have received some positive offer's so far and there will probably a few more. So I am currently in the lucky position to choose from multiple ok ...
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Paid Adminstrative Leave [closed]

I just resigned from my job of 18 years, giving 3 weeks notice in order to tie up remaining projects - the next day I was put on paid administrative leave and locked out of emai, laptop and phone ...
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Should I mention my program change on my resume?

I am currently adjusting my resume to a position that I hope to work towards over the upcoming school year. I had spent two years in one program and then over this summer I decided to change my ...
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How to deal with feeling left out at work? [closed]

I feel really lonely at work. At times I really just feel like my coworkers are only interacting with me because they have to. Here's the situation: I don't have any friends. So I think that might ...
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How to gradually decrease my involvement at a project for our client?

I am a senior lead developer at a project for one of our clients at a financial institution. In the foreseeable future, I am going to be removed from this project to work for a different client. This ...
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Should I do something unethical/possibly illegal if asked by management?

I work in the information security department of a fairly big transportation company. Recently, my team leader added me and my colleague to a WhatsApp group and told us to gather as much as ...
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What advice should I give a coworker dealing with a conservative team lead?

A coworker complained to me that his attempts at providing better, or unorthodox (compared to existing) solutions in his work are being cut short by his team leader. The manager in question is new ...
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Background Check use Resume or Forms? Sterling

I have a job offer from a great company due to start in two weeks, and they recently asked me to authorize a background check with Sterling. I did, and the only information they required was my ...
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Do employers care about where you did your Bachelor if you have a Master's?

I'm currently doing my Bachelor at EPFL, a top rated university for computer science (top 10-20 worldwide) but also very difficult. I was pondering whether or not I am wasting my time since I am ...
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Convincing future employers on my 'ridiculous' intern experience

Background: I just finished my 8 weeks summer internship in Shenzhen within a large multinational corporate. I got this internship through a UK government scheme which sends British students to China....
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Senior developer is discreetly remoting in to the computer and watching a coworker

I have a friend working as a software development intern. She mentioned to me that a senior developer, who works with her, was remoting into her virtual machine and discreetly watching her code the ...
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How can I prevent my current low salary from affecting future salary negotiations? [closed]

In a few more months, I will be reaching the 2nd year mark of having been in the workforce after leaving university with a BSc. Most would consider my academic credentials to be above the norm. Yet, ...
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Will an increase in job-hopping cause there to be fewer experts everywhere? [closed]

I learned a tremendous amount from a few people who had been at my last job for 30+ years. Also there was a library of forgotten knowledge in old reports they pointed me to, that none of the co-...
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What role title/level should I put on my resume? [duplicate]

I have a few years of experience as a software developer in different companies around the globe. Most of the companies were start-ups or software development wasn't their main business. I've started ...
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During an interview, how can I tell if my prospective manager is competent or incompetent? [closed]

When it comes to interviews, majority of the weight is on the applicant and whether the prospective applicant is competent enough to do the job and be a good fit within the existing team. To flip ...
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2answers
713 views

Interview Double Speak?

I just had an interview for a role (career shift, really) and it felt good. But something the Hiring Manager said to me (it was just he and I in the interview) has stuck in my mind. As an ...
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Does “you are too senior for your role” mean anything real?

I complained to my line manager about another division's manager being far too junior for his responsibilities. I wasn't asking for a promotion or raise, but I was baffled by the implications of ...
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Can an employer require a salaried employee to work a minimum number of hours in the US?

A lawyer once explained to me that, because an exempt salaried worker may be expected to work more than 40 hrs without additional compensation, the employer can expect a worker to work around 40 hrs/...
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Advice for Interview Burnout [closed]

I'm currently going through an extended period of job-hunting and as such I'm having a lot of interviews and finding them and the questions I'm being asked very repetitive. What are some strategies ...
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2answers
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How to express willingness to travel in an interview? Should I mention private business travel?

I am currently applying for a new job. The jobs I am applying for are based on the willingness to travel. In my current job I am not required to travel much (once a year). I already had an interview ...
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How to ask for better equipment? [duplicate]

I just joined a company as a junior data scientist. There's around ten data scientists and the company recently supplied us with very high-end PC's. My issue is that they haven't upgraded the monitors....

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