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Should I be applying only to Junior positions if I only have QA experience?

Apply for positions that you think you will have interest in, based on what they say your role will be. Know where your strengths and weaknesses are and try to take side projects that will help you ...
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Should I be applying only to Junior positions if I only have QA experience?

Apply for positions that you think you have the skills to do well in, based on what they say they're looking for. In your case that will probably be junior positions given your limited experience and ...
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How to word an email about discrimination and ableism

Regardless of your medical condition, it's not sufficient to dismiss criticism by simply stating you have that condition. You need to be prepared to work with your employer to decide on strategies ...
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How to word an email about discrimination and ableism

Have conversations about these types of things in person, not via email. It seems appealing to be able to define and refine your words in a written document, but it will come off as sterile and ...
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How can I say this in a professional email?

While I would normally agree with Kate on her answer, you are typing an exit interview email. This is how it should go: Dear Boss, I have decided to accept another position and my last day will x ...
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How can I say this in a professional email?

Don't use a euphemism like "set me up" and don't try to categorize many different instances into one. Instead say something like: There has been a consistent pattern of [name] trying to ...
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Not getting my PTO paid even though I gave proper notice

When companies say two week notice they are expecting 10 days of work from you. You can give notice while you are on leave, but unless you are available to work those 10 days after you get back, then ...
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Not getting my PTO paid even though I gave proper notice

Generally, two weeks notice is understood as two work weeks, to be spent transferring your knowledge and tasks to other employees. If you aren't willing to do that, in most of the US I don't think ...
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Interview question - How did you handle underperforming coworker ? Mention coworker disability?

Is it okay to talk about the impact of a coworker's disability on you in an interview? Both Yes and No. I will try to explain each Yes. Bring up the disability. Here you should really word it ...
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Interview question - How did you handle underperforming coworker ? Mention coworker disability?

Direct answer to your question: There aren't really any issues with mentioning that you had a coworker with a disability. It adds some flavor to your story and obviously influences your approach to ...
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Manager asked for home address without giving a reason. Should I have provided it?

Did I take the correct course of action? Or, should I have provided my home address as soon as Steve asked for it? I would have given him the address right away (since I know it's not hard to find ...
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Manager asked for home address without giving a reason. Should I have provided it?

I think your question presents something of a false dichotomy, as I don't think you necessarily took the right path but I also don't think you needed to give your address right away. Should I have ...
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Manager asked for home address without giving a reason. Should I have provided it?

In my company of roughly 2000-3000 people (in Germany), there is a proper reason for this: due to GDPR, our HR cannot give the address or birthday or anything of that kind (i.e., personal information) ...
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Manager asked for home address without giving a reason. Should I have provided it?

Steve asked if I trusted him. I usually terminate abruptly these kinds of discussions with: "I do not even trust myself" - while smiling puzzled, friendly. It is very difficult to fight ...
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Manager asked for home address without giving a reason. Should I have provided it?

Steve asked if I trusted him. That's a weird thing to say. It's quite possible that they wish to surprise you with a welcoming gift. If you're in-office then I am curious as to why they couldn't ...
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Manager asked for home address without giving a reason. Should I have provided it?

I'd be worried. It's not clear if they have a legitimate business need for this information or, once provided if it would be stored and protected appropriately. In my experience, contact information ...
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How to help pen testing engineer improve intuition

How do I coach these 2 team members to improve their "feel" of the attack surface and think like a black hat? Simply put: you don't. If you want your team to deliver high quality, ...
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How to help pen testing engineer improve intuition

You don’t, you provide training and checklists. “Intuition” the way you are using the word is simply internalized experience. They don’t have this and they don’t need to “use the force,” they need ...
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How do I relay to my boss that I hate the job site I am assigned

The issues you mention are things managers always take into account. Chances are that your boss is already aware and they know that you don't like it. You can openly say that you don't like it. But ...
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Instantly regretting transferring to new team

After a couple weeks into my job another manager unexpectedly reached out and asked if I wanted to transfer ... a few days into the new team ... Couple of weeks into a job are barely enough to ...
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How do I relay to my boss that I hate the job site I am assigned

I'm guessing you actually want your boss to assign you to a less onerous job? There are two sides to this: you hate the job for all the reasons you listed, your boss needs someone to do the work you'...
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How do I relay to my boss that I hate the job site I am assigned

You "relay to your boss" by talking to your boss. Tell them your issues and ask if anything can be done about them. If the answer is no, you get to decide whether you can tolerate this or ...
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Can I refuse to review the work of the team tech lead if I have a lower grade than they?

Reading between the lines of your question, I want to suggest a slightly different perspective. The lead data scientist's technical expertise wasn't checked during the interview (it turned out they ...
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Can I refuse to review the work of the team tech lead if I have a lower grade than they?

Been there, done that, many times. You should evaluate the cost benefit - on the one hand, if you do what you're told like that, you're probably not going to receive the professional recognition you ...
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Can I refuse to review the work of the team tech lead if I have a lower grade than they?

If you're being asked to do a code review from a manager - particularly from Upper management above your regular manager - you absolutely should do it. This is true whether the technical competence of ...
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Can I refuse to review the work of the team tech lead if I have a lower grade than they?

You have already gotten plenty of good answers from business perspective. Indeed: refusing to review will only damage your reputation and career. So yes, you need to fulfill the manager's request. ...
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Can I refuse to review the work of the team tech lead if I have a lower grade than they?

I've been in your shoes and it's terrible, especially when the senior person struggles with git. I have observed someone in a similar situation do a spectacular tear down of the code. He wrote a ...
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Can I refuse to review the work of the team tech lead if I have a lower grade than they?

Juniors can and do review code of someone more senior. Either as a learning experience or in some cases someone fresher might have more up to date knowledge of how things are done. I've changed my ...
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Can I refuse to review the work of the team tech lead if I have a lower grade than they?

You already have reviewed it: thousands of lines of code, written without unit tests, and scrolling through functions 2,800+ lines long That seems like valid feedback you should give to your ...
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Can I refuse to review the work of the team tech lead if I have a lower grade than they?

You are missing a couple of options: Do the minimum amount of work to satisfy this request, make sure that you are not involved in the project, and let the project fail. Data science is (still) a ...
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Can I refuse to review the work of the team tech lead if I have a lower grade than they?

You should not refuse to review the work of a colleague based on your role, paygrade, or place in the organizational hierarchy. On the Software Engineering Stack Exchange, I've written about reasons ...
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Can I refuse to review the work of the team tech lead if I have a lower grade than they?

Should I directly refuse to analyse and review the twin project of the tech lead? Directly refusing an assignment typically has significant consequences anywhere from a stern talking to to dismissal. ...
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Can I refuse to review the work of the team tech lead if I have a lower grade than they?

To be fair, as a junior coworker, I would have thought that your job is to do whatever you are asked to do, as long as it in the field you were hired for. So, to me, it looks like you need to do it. ...
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Employer Requiring Race & Ethnicity of Employees

my boss has to do a visual and make the decision. This is how you know it's bullshit. Any lawyer (or person that isn't insane) will tell you that clocking a person's race on sight isn't enough for ...
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