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Is this discriminatory? No, probably not. Is it inappropriate to put in a job ad? Yes, most definitely. First, I'm going to assume that your colleague just wants to include the "bonus" section for flavor and doesn't actually want to judge hiring based on SNES skills, because to do so would just be moronic. Second, unless you are hiring a video game tester, ...


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Job orders are often written up by people who have little to do with the actual job. Even when they are, they are often written up with an overly optimistic "Wish list" rather than actual requirements. It is safe to assume that, having read your linkedin profile, they know your qualifications and they are satisfied with them to at least bringing you in for ...


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Could you raise it to your manager? (Assuming that someone sits at a level between you & the exec, e.g. a head of engineering) A few months in the door & at a junior level, it makes sense that you don't want to push back to the person on the board. You could simply ask them for a word & say something like: The other day, X from the exec ...


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The general rule I follow for applying for jobs is that if I want it, I apply without worrying about minor things that might not work out. I would recommend you follow that here as well. Specifically, it seems really unlikely that they'll care that you're remote if you are willing to pay the relocation expenses. The only sticking point I can think of is ...


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German nouns (including job titles) have a grammatical gender. A programmer for example would either be "Programmierer" (male version) or "Programmiererin" (female version). It has been common usage to take the male form when you mean both genders, but in recent years, feminism and European gender equality guidelines implemented as German laws (not saying ...


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As I understood, a lot of programmers are self-taught and do not have a degree. And likely don't work in jobs that have a hard requirement for a degree in CS. Why would not having a degree instantly disqualify a programmer? Some companies expect their developers to all share a baseline of knowledge before working in their respective teams. Some require ...


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Suppose the hiring manager was a woman and she announced that she thought the ideal candidate for the IT role was someone who had worked needlepoint as a hobby. Oh, and scrapbooked. It would fit the "corporate culture" she was trying to create. And she'd done those things herself as a younger person and felt that they contribute greatly to the person she is, ...


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If you ask, you may not be offered the job. But if you don't ask, you definitely won't be offered the job. Ask your supervisor, and tell them why you're concerned.


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Ask open questions! Often the employer has little clue about the meat and veg of a vacancy and their job is not to make you happy, the job is to sell a position. They are a car salesman and to these guys nothing is impossible, the car can do anything you like and that crack in the windshield is "just cosmetic, will buff right out". So don't give them a ...


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There is a lot more to software development than knowing a couple of programming languages and hacking out some code. Universities are how you get trained for that. What does it say about the person hiring? To me it says they care about the product they are developing and want skilled people to do it. If you want to hire an accountant, you look for ...


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There is nothing to be lost by asking your supervisor. Be forthright, "I was posting the jobs to the web site, and this one looks a lot like what I am doing. Is this something that I can apply for or were you considering me for another position in the company?" Frame it as a positive and stay enthusiastic.


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So what does "3 years commercial" exactly mean? Typically, it means you have worked in that role professionally for 3 years, for a company that is trying to sell a product and make money. That distinguishes you from someone who played with python for 3 years at home, went to school and learned about python for 3 years, or worked on an open-source project ...


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The other answers are also valid, but none have mentioned this idea yet: When tasked with an admin task from an exec, try one of the following responses Sure, I can do that, but can you clear it with my manager, <manager's name>, first so they know what I'm working on Sure, I can do that, but it will mean stopping work on <engineering task> ...


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No discrimination. Yes, you're overreacting. ...and you diminish a very important protection mechanism with banal nonsense ! In fact employers are free to chose their employees' suitable qualifications and personalities as they please and they deem fitting into their company. Discrimination is to reject because of race, gender, religion, age etc. Check ...


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tl;dr: You can ask, but you may need a new job. There are two aspects to view this under: legal, and practical. Legal view Your situation will depend on the specifics of your job. In particular: Does your contract say that you are hired for a certain type of work only? Is there an (implied) agreement that you will only do office-type work? Are there ...


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It's not that unusual for Personal Assistant roles to include such tasks as making drinks. Asking while you're on your lunch break is not on in my opinion though - and I would say the same of any request to do a work task while you're obviously on a break. Fortunately there is a work around for that situation at least - which is to eat lunch elsewhere. ...


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It means that you will get shares in the company as part of your contract, either standard, or as part of your bonus. It usually happens with startups (also bigger US companies). These are taxed lower since you bear the risk of getting less money should the company go belly-up.


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Think it this way: Do you absolutely, really, completely need sports shoes to go for a morning walk? Answer: No, but it helps. Many organizations take this approach, when they prepare the job description / requirement. As suggested by Jay in the other answer: apply anyways, who knows, you may end up getting the interview and bagging the job. To ...


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When it comes to "X years of experience", those numbers are just rough guidelines and should not be taken literally. Brush up on the technologies in question before the interview and you should be fine.


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Here's a no fuss straight forward approach: Hello, I saw the role regarding [job title], and am interested as it's in my area of expertise. I find that the duties of this role differ between companies, so can you give me more details on its scope? Thanks, Riku


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I have had this happen to me at every single job except my current one (we have a female CEO and female VPs). Also, we expect junior people to do tasks seniors don't want to do. Don't make a big deal if junior men are also asked to make copies or whatever. For the last 40 years, my response has been: "I'll get Mary in admin to do this for you." or ...


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It means no visa sponsorship and no relocation fees. If you're willing to relocate on your own dime, they don't have a problem with it. You can even mention to them that you'd be willing to have written into your contract, as a condition of employment, to relocate on your own within X miles of their location. But no, it's never inappropriate to apply for ...


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Request a meeting with your line manager to clarify your situation: how much PAT testing you are supposed to do how you can include that into your current role, as this likely means that you'll have less time for it if things are as you describe them To me it seems there is a lot of hearsay involved until now, you yourself don't know what your future role ...


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A lot of programmers are self-taught and do not have a degree. A lot of them do have degrees. Self-taught is a phrase that needs to die. Every programmer is "self-taught", formal education or not. It is commonly being used on social media to humble brag, not realising those with degrees are also largely self-taught. Why would not having a degree ...


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Being personally invited to apply > All other considerations You were invited to apply. So they want you to apply. They are not bound to follow the requirements they listed and companies often end up hiring a candidate who doesn't meet every single requirement. Don't make a note that you technically aren't qualified. That is their job to determine, and if ...


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How to know if X is enough to do A and you are not being underpaid? Assume the job is completely new and has never been worked on. There won't be any synonyms on the internet to compare to. As they say "there's nothing new under the sun". While the specifics of a new title are different, many jobs are similar at their core. I recommend worrying ...


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The post is from a recruiter, and they chose their words poorly on multiple parts and in a variety of ways. First of all, "cut code" is slang for "writing code" in the same way that some people refer to "cutting a check" (or "cheque" for the Brits). It is often considered a derisive term for a complex task, such as with this top Google search result. ...


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Do you think, that this is a reasonable thing to ask from a software engineer? Yes. You've been asked to drive and maintain quality of the software, it's perfectly in line of what is expected from a developer, even if thankless. Have you ever come across something similar? Many times. And what I did was take ownership of the quality and implement ...


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One thing to realize is that many if not most job descriptions include a phrase similar to "Other duties as required." As long as the majority of your work is include in your current job description then your management is not out of line in asking you to perform a few extra duties. If you try to refuse to do some of the duties assigned to you, you risk ...


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If you are the manager for the UK office why not just delegate these tasks to someone else? If you have nobody else to delegate to, why not just use one of those task services - task rabbit or mechanical turk or fiverr or whatever to get these tasks done (billing the company, of course). You could easily argue that a minimum wage person executing these ...


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