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Canadian rules for the part-time jobs with a full-time job

Do canadian working rules allow part-time jobs, when Someone is already working with the government (or with private companies)? I didn't find anything related to this online. Online posts focus on ...
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How to deal with half my colleagues overriding development processes under the slightest pressure?

I'm a software developer. My team has a variety of development processes that code is technically supposed to go through to get to the master branch. Things like unit testing and code review. Under ...
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Does lowballing candidates really make financial sense even if they accept? It seems to be that you are just making them leave early?

I am not the kind of person with the nerve to negotiate hard nor am I all that confident in my worth. However I am very diligent about applying for one job a week. That means I usually leave every 15 ...
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Got wind of future layoffs at my corp. I volunteered because others are in a bad position to be hit. What to say about leaving for other interviews?

I got wind that my boss was going to need to reduce his headcount by 1 (technically three, but there were two open positions). I volunteered as all four of my co-workers just had kids in the past year ...
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Support and skills needed for junior and intermediate software developers?

I have been tasked with supervising and up-skilling junior and intermediate software developers. When I was a junior/intermediate developer I was mostly just told to build this or fix that and had to ...
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Bullied via Zoom

I was in a Zoom Meeting at work. Sue was sharing her screen, Bill was leading the discussion, Anne, myself and two Data Engineers were in attendance. We are all peers and individual contributors. ...
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Should I start a new journey? [closed]

Almost a year after graduating, I work for a large company. I am highly motivated and passionate about my current job. I have never had any experience as a product manager, but I feel that I have been ...
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Working in two jobs at the same time (different countries)

Currently, I'm a data scientist in an NLP company in Spain. I got an appourtunity to start a post-doc in a canadian research institute (in Canada of course ;)). My team leader in the company would ...
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Boss's practices are unethical, also he's stopped paying me and constantly threatens bankruptcy [closed]

I'm currently working for an extremely small company (literally my boss, his wife and myself as the sole employee), and have been working for about 4 months on a contract basis. My job scope has to do ...
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How to react to a colleague that subtly puts you down in meeting?

A few important bits of context: I am a team leader for a team of 4 + 1 temp. We have a few projects (reports, analyses for our department) in our pipeline and our director mostly lets me prioritize ...
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Postponing Date of Joining by New Employer

I received an offer letter for a new position with a new employer. I handed in my resignation to my previous employer, and served out my two months notice period. After my last day at my previous ...
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What do workplaces do if I turn down offer after verbally accepting?

If you offer a candidate a job, and they accept verbally, but then withdraw 1-2 weeks later, what do workplaces do in this situation? Is this a big problem that they'd hate the candidate for, or ...
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How can I retain developers when I am not given a chance to present a counter offer when they quit?

One of the things I have found frustrating as a manager is that I get no meaningful attempt by employees to negotiate a way to stay at our organization. I randomly get notice that they are leaving and ...
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Correct way to do an impossible task in written interview test

I had a programming test where was asked to do a particular problem. However, there was some kind of mistake in a problem as I was able to see that there can't be particular type of inputs for the ...
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Is Fantasy Imagery NSFW?

I'm a software developer, with over 10 years of experience in data munching. During those strange times of isolation at home, I found unable to work as I usually do at my regular workplace. This ...
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How to tell coworkers I need to leave early without telling them why?

I need to put something in my calendar so people don't schedule me into meetings during a time when I'm out for medical reasons. However...I don't know what to call it, or how to respond to people ...
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How to deal with a manager taking too long to get me up to speed

I started a new job (at a new company) over five weeks ago as a senior software developer. I have ~7 years previous experience at a different company using very different technologies. So far my ...
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Employees quitting soon after being denied promotion/raise

In our company I've noticed a pattern that about 2 months after someone asks for a promotion or raise and does not get it, they are out the door. Is this the expected result of employees being denied ...
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How to deal with a boss who proposes a bad solution to our being understaffed

I manage a technical team that's dramatically understaffed. It's not about our processes or anything like that. It's really simply about too few hands that can do what we need to do. Plus those we ...
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If you were my supervisor, what would my job description be?

I got a new job description from the HR, but it's still "System operator". I'm not sure if I'm still a System operator. When I started this job, I was monitoring website hosting servers ...
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Move to regional office [closed]

I'm mid career (40M). After a decade in my current role, I have come to a decision point. Either: take a promotion to a regional office in a GREAT city, where I will be responsible for half the ...
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What can I do after work to deal with burnout? [closed]

Already exercising a hour and looking for a new job, quitting currently would not be possible. But I still find my job unbearable and want to just stand up and leave every hour. I can't even focus on ...
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Cover Letter Format

I am recently in between jobs and I was applying for a position for this company however I was a little confused about how to write it's cover letter. The company sent me a list of various criteria on ...
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Reasonable OKR for software developer contractor?

I work as a software developer at a company that is in the business of lending developers to other companies. Internally there's a yearly performance evaluation process where we (as employees) are ...
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Asked to add someone who got their last manager fired to my team, am I right to be concerned?

I am a team leader* of 3 teams in a quite big company (about 1500 employees around the world and about 300 in my office, the headquarter). Recently I was asked to add a person (call them X) to one of ...
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How to cope with a Narcissist? [closed]

What techniques can you use to cope with a Narcissist on the team who is very close to the General Manager and we suspect is always passing mistruths upwards that reflect badly on the rest of the team?...
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Did this written test in an interview discriminate against people with dyslexia?

I recently had an interview for a job as a CNC machinist. They sat me down for a written test. It was a timed test with more questions that could be answered in the time period. Most of the questions ...
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7answers
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Are fast interviews red flags?

So, I've applied for a software dev company. I've had one 30 minute interview where we talked about my experience and their tech stack (mostly me asking what they use). After that, they gave me a 3 ...
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Unusually long Interview time; is this a red flag?

I am currently a senior dev and data scientist within industry sector A. I have applied to a Data Science role (non-senior) within industry sector B. This company has already required a Telephone ...
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Interview stalled for weeks - how big of a red flag?

I applied for a software engineer position in a US nonprofit company about 30 people in size. The first stage of the interview was a simple multiple-choice Triplebyte test. According to Triplebyte, I ...
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My colleague is constantly blaming me for his errors

I'm a junior software developer in a small company. I'm working on a project since I finished my internship contract 4 months ago. It's a small project, so there's only another programmer (junior too ...
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Point out coworker's lack of professionalism without creating conflict

So, recently I have been dealing with what can only be described as lack of professionalism on one of my coworker's part. Usually I wouldn't mind, but it's become so frequent that it negatively impact ...
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What should I do inorder to protect my idea from getting stolen in the discussed situation? [closed]

Consider a hypothetical situation where there are two people(consider as company) and both are sell pen(consider as their product). Both of them have there own quotes inorder to sell the pen. Quote of ...
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My boss wants me to inform him if I'm going to resign [duplicate]

My boss expects me to let him know if I plan to quit. He told me some time ago. So, the company that I work for is a small buisness and my workforce is not easy to replace.The hiring process could ...
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Should I bring in CEO where a junior software engineer was hired in position of senior, and I am risking termination due to lack of collaboration?

I was hired at the beginning of April by a Swiss company as Senior WPF engineer, and because of COVID-19 lockdown was unable to be registered as permanent, so they hired me as a contractor for two ...
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Should I give a feedback to this hiring process? What feedback should I give?

T.L.D.R.: I have been excluded after a second programming exercise where i was asked to provide a correct, efficient solution without using compilers or documentation, and without having the chance to ...
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Am I wrong to expect more initiative from the tech lead? [closed]

I am new to the company and I feel like the lead behaves like a normal developer. Here's how our last conversation went: Me: "Hey I'm using this feature but it doesn't work. Is there any ...
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How to mentions workplaces in CV when they have been merged

I have been working at place A for 2 years, after that the company A was merged with another company and formed a new company named B. How should I mention them in my CV so that recruiters does not ...
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12answers
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How do I tell my colleagues that the codebase they've built is a total mess and their practices are ancient?

The situation For a few months, I've been working with a new team in a new company. The company offers some web services and the team's role is to develop and maintain those services. Problem #1: ...
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How appropriate is the interview question: “Show me a piece of code you like”?

I recently interviewed a candidate at our company and asked him Show me a piece of code you like, yours or something you snatched from the internet The candidate was not really able to properly ...
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3answers
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Career focused on software optimization

I've been a software developer for close to 15 years and while I like most of it, there's one thing in particular that I love above all: optimization. Specifically optimization for speed. It's the ...
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Company cuts my salary immediately after I sign the offer letter

Today I signed an offer letter with a big company in the US that I was very excited to work for. Less than two hours after signing the offer, and after I withdrew my application to the other company ...
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Are LinkedIn Recruiters Mostly Scam?

I have a really poor view of recruiters who reach out on LinkedIn and just want to get a sense if they are actually scams or not. A decent part have international numbers. Seems like an easy scam to ...
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how to talk to manager about missed twice delayed deadline

I took a task which our TL/team couldn't do but it soon exploded into a mammoth of a task and only way to make it work is to make it from scratch whilst the deadline was 3rd July (I wanted to prove ...
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Please correct my VLAN conception [closed]

As I know VLAN is a control function for layer 2 engine. I think VLAN in layer 2 is cutting switch ports as group and specify trunk port in layer 1. So VLAN ID in layer 2 means each VLAN pool identity ...
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Is career development more prevalent or expected in smaller companies for software development?

I know in bigger companies which I am in today expects career development within few years and they expect developers take additional responsibilities which falls close to product management. Also, it ...
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Can you use the academical Post-nominal letters without finishing the course?

A student taken her Master's degree but eventually didn't complete her study. She only finished 36 units out of prescribed 42 units. Can she use her Post-nominal degree even she didn't complete her 42 ...
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New job boss talks too much detail and loses me

For the last few years I've been self employed as BI contractor using a particular tool. That market has dried up and I've taken a perm role an information Architect. I knew this role was a bit of a ...
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4answers
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How can I possibly convince an employer to hire me despite the fact that I've never had a job before in my life (35 years old)?

I have done a lot of research on this (reading other answers asked by others), and just want to follow up on some points. I went to university in my early 20s and the took a different path. I have a ...
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Actual working hours vs. hours spent on the premises

During my 8-hour working days, I work on a software app (my actual job) for about 6.5-7.5 hours, with good productivity and quality as attested by my supervisor. The rest goes for meetings, having ...

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