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Asking About Work/Life Balance and On-Call In an Interview

Work/Life Balance and On-Call requirements are two things that I want to know about before accepting a job offer. I'm afraid that when asking about these in an interview that it's perceived that I don'...
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Delay in scheduling interviews

I applied for a software position in a large, reputed company and was contacted to schedule phone interviews. They asked me to provide a few dates over the next 3 weeks so that they could schedule ...
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Should I inform my recruiter that I am likely in the final round of interview with another company?

An internal recruiter emailed me for a job position. This opportunity looked pretty good and I aced the on-site interview, however, the interviewer said the project he planned on hiring me for got ...
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How do I convince management to listen to their employees regarding the workplace or professional problems?

The management team at the company I work for (in England) are all exceptionally experienced in their own fields. Most have a PhD or greater level of academic qualification and this goes with the ...
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What questions to ask about organization/structure in an interview

I'm a senior engineer in a small, but regionally established, IT company. I perceive it as rather hard to make progress due to a lack of transparency, coordination, and organizational structure; in ...
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Contractor day rate - calculating based off pro rata annual 'salary'

I have been working on a self-employed contract for almost 12 months. When I started, they offered me a 'pro-rata salary' of £37k. They asked to be billed by the day, and naively I just did 37,000 ...
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Stay or leave if another position offered [closed]

Hello Im currently working as a web developer and Im hired to build 1 project, I was offered another position inside the company to work as an infrastructure coordinator, I really hate that part of ...
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How to deal with developer with “special role” in a scrum team?

I took over the job of a product owner in a scrum team (size: about 10 people) a few months ago (where I was a part of the development team for a few years before). The team is one of about 20-30 ...
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How To Appropriately Challenge Proposed Exam Qualification Timeframe

I currently work under a non-technical PM and my firm's tech lead who are overseeing my transition from junior to 'regular' software developer over the coming months. In my most recent scheduled ...
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How to handle Insecure Team Lead? [closed]

I was having difficulties with an existing employee since the day first i join this new company. Assume this person name is X. Person X always tries to dominate me in several situations, including ...
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How much can I get away with making management happy but irritating co-workers?

I'm a software developer on a Scrum team and my actions make me a favorite of upper management but seemingly frustrate my co-workers. Now, I don't really care if they are unhappy, but rather I am ...
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Should I answer spontaneous messages from recruiters on LinkedIn?

I've been working as a software engineer for about 2 years now and recently I started to receive some messages from recruiters via LinkedIn. I understand that I can decide to answer or not to these ...
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How to work with a knowledgeable but condescending senior?

My manager wants me to challenge a software architect who is senior to the both of us and who has a a history of reacting poorly to this, going so far as to push colleagues out of the team. How can I ...
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Getting back in the IT field with only 5 years experience and a 2 years gap?

I've worked for a company in the media industry as an IT support while I was in CIT college and due to some circumstances I dropped out of college but kept on working there for 5 years. I've gained a ...
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Important ex-volunteer demanding the humiliation of former colleague

I am the "head volunteer" for a "patch" of Churches in a group of 3 neighboring cities. My job is to encourage members of our churches and parents/teens of families attending our schools to take part ...
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Manager wants to know everything

My manager holds a one hour stand up with the team every day, and has one-on-ones with everyone weekly. This is beneficial for some things, but my concern is that the manager asks many technical ...
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Resigning a couple of months before an event : is it abusive resignation?

I'm currently working as a software developer for a small company (9 persons) in France. For different reasons, mostly because I feel at a dead end in this job and I don't see any ways how this could ...
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What are the jobs where a technical background can be a leverage but you do not do the actual nitty-gritty technical work?

I have a degree in electrical and electronics engineering. I have 3 years of working experience in total. My previous job of 2 years had 50/50 programming and engineering work. However, I'm currently ...
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Can you change the background of a WordPress website using the Maywood theme? [closed]

I'm designing my first WordPress website, and I'm mostly pretty happy with it, except I'd very much like for the background to be something other than plain white. So I'm trying to change the ...
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How to approach overprotected, unresponsive supervisor to tell him that I'm going on a vacation?

I'm a software engineering student who is currently doing an international internship in Rwanda. Being a European myself there where some challenges before I was able to get all the stuff I needed in ...
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How do I deal with a co-worker that keeps making the same jokes, and same remarks?

Basically, I work in a small company that usually will have 4-5 fulltime workers at a time in the office. There are separate rooms in the office, and I share a room with a co-worker who I will call '...
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When should a company hire developers versus outsourcing them?

I am trying to create a web and mobile application. But I am confused between hiring developers or just outsourcing the project. Some people say it's better to outsource your project, but when I ...
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How to approach manager to tell her I have desire to change jobs?

I have been at my company for just over 2 years and it was my first job after graduating university. I work as an accounting analyst. I have been teaching myself programming and I have had the ...
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Found a co-worker on a dating website. How do I approach them?

I found a co-worker on a dating site. I've seen her around before but have never spoken and never really had any interest. However, after reading her profile, I am interested in pursuit, but am not ...
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I like my new job but I'm always late and I skip work often. How to avoid this?

A little background: I started my new job in software dept of a Bank five months ago. Before that I worked in a company which had the culture of extreme late sitting and a night stay for once or ...
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Negative reviews on Glassdoor look like I wrote them

I work at a small company of about 50 employees. Recently, our HR guy mentioned that there are a couple of very negative reviews on Glassdoor. The problem is that they look like I wrote them because ...
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Is my movie review website inappropriate for job interviews?

Often times in interviews they want to see samples of what you have done in the past. I'm a huge movie buff, and when I was a student I made a website of all of my favorite movies. Each movie had a ...
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How/where to get endorsed?

I'm successfully finishing a project on a difficult technology that I want to be known for. How/where to get endorsed for this? The only place i can think of is LinkedIn, but i'm not very active ...
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Does management experience hurt or “look bad” on an engineer's resume

If I've worked in engineering for 10 years, and accept a management role, does it hurt my resume/CV when applying as an engineer at other companies? My employer is giving me a choice between becoming ...
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Strange line manager/colleague behaviour how to react?

It happened few weeks ago I was discussing with a colleague (name him Paul) about work, the conversation was about plans for a project we are both involved in. Paul was extremely confused and worried ...
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How would one put a degree with a flexible time to finish on one's resume?

I am considering getting a part-time masters at my local university which has a flexible time to finish, i.e. the number of courses one takes in any given semester can vary. Part of the appeal is ...
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Boss is not invited to project meeting set up by boss’s boss

I have a boss (Jane) and her boss (Mark) invited me to a meeting on a new project. I don’t know if this is the norm because Mark is new. I want Jane's support and this might be detrimental to ...
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Where should I go next for Machine Learning, Data Science & Deep Learning? [closed]

I am currently enrolled in this course: https://www.udemy.com/course/data-science-and-machine-learning-with-python-hands-on/ I am about to finish this course. After finishing this, what steps should ...
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Reasons for exempt software engineer to be assigned a 35-hour work week?

I received my first paycheck from my current employer and it stays that I only worked 70 hours in a 2 week period and when I asked HR they stated that I am a 35 hour a week exempt employee: Certain ...
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Will working on an old technology stack affect my career?

I recently took a position at a new company. I have experience as a full stack developer for 5+ years. From my understanding of my new position, my main focus will be mobile development but I will ...
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Do special “set up to fail” projects exist?

Does this occur often in companies? Are there special projects like new technology projects (cross functional) that unwanted employees are put in disguised as a challenging growth project designed to ...
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How to deal with an intellectually disabled co-worker who gets nothing done?

I am aware that mental disabilities are a touchy subject. The Irish National Disability Authority has released a guide which states that "intellectually disabled" is a proper term to use. Someone in ...
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HOA Board Resignation for a future date

On February 3, 2020, I turned in a resignation effective on February 29, 2020. Now the Board members are saying I have resigned on February 12, 2020. Have I resigned? Clarification: The other Board ...
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How do you politely say no to taking on work from a coworker that’s politically connected?

How do you politely say no to taking on work from a coworker that’s politically connected without jeopardizing your job? Sometimes the coworker that’s politically connected, ie to the boss, passes ...
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How to hire great people for a new startup company? [closed]

I am a mid-level computer engineer and want to establish my own company. I found a new idea and after some researches decided to work on it. So the next step was finding and hiring new people for my ...
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Manager restricting my team from using game room during work hours

I work for a software product company that has casual work culture. There is a game room that has arcade games, a ping pong table and a pool table. Every once in a while, I and my colleagues play ...
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Multiple References For A Job

Do companies ask for multiple references because they want to speak to several people who know the applicant or because they're anticipating not being able to reach some of the references and want ...
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Branch manager wants to transfer me to a lower position against my will, what is the best way to handle it?

I work in the bank designated as teller. It's been 15 month since I started and for a very long time my communication with our branch manager is not cool. He is the boss that does not listens and ...
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Mandatory one hour unpaid lunch

I work in a devops-like role in Colorado. My manager recently let us know that he wants everyone on the team to be taking a one-hour unpaid lunch break every day so that we each span 9 hours of ...
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How to work with a senior colleague that you have bad chemistry with?

I work as a junior-ish software developer in a small team inside a fairly large company. We've recently hired a new senior software developer. He is very good at what he does, with lots more ...
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How to deal with peer interviews?

Any ideas how I can deal better with peer interviews? When interviewing I always try to come across as having the necessary skills, friendly, etc. I work in business, in an area in which skills are ...
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How to deal with a temporary manager who is just not that smart?

My department is between managers and the boss has got their spouse to fill in the role. It could be a couple months before a new manager is in place. In the meantime, how do I handle this situation? ...
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Can I put a senior title on my CV if it was my job but not my official title?

In my last company I was hired as a web developer. The 2 titles used in the company were: developer senior developer There was nothing official in place for progression and being upgraded to the ...
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How can / should I deal with my manager, who has already lost staff due to his behaviour, without leaving?

I joined my current company not even a year ago, I knew the manager (Paul) previously an old work colleague from many years ago. A guy who I've had on facebook but not seen during this time. But we ...
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Does a data analyst need office macro programming skills?

Suppose one wants to work as a data scientist. How important it is to learn Excel or Libre office programming (macros), or is it enough to learn R or Python well? My question is, how should someone ...

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