Barry Franklin
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Why do I never get a mention at work?
54 votes

I had a job once where I was working there for several years and was making less than they were hiring new employees for. I went to HR and complained about X employee, who was making almost twice what ...

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Coworkers quitting under special circumstances -- should telling our manager be one of my options?
11 votes

Your coworkers obviously don't care about you and you really don't owe them anything. What happens when they leave and your boss is surprised and asks you if you knew anything about it? Would you ...

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How can an employee kindly decline to participate in an office potluck?
4 votes

They do this sort of thing at my office from time to time. It is usually a volunteer thing where they ask who wants to bring something and its certainly not mandatory. I usually just don't reply to ...

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With job descriptions, how do I know if I'm an "X" or a "Senior X"?
3 votes

If you meet all the requirements in the description for a "Senior X" job, then you should consider yourself a "Senior X" for that particular job. Job titles really don't mean that much, but if a job ...

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Did I overreact to my boss asking me to get him coffee?
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It seems to me that everyone seems to think that refilling a cup of coffee from a pot that was apparently 3 feet away is a "task" - something that should have to be clearly defined in your employment ...

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Is declining an already accepted offer going to burn a bridge?
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First of all, I can't believe that you're even contemplating taking an offer that is only marginally better for an extra 2 hours of driving each day (assuming 1.5 hours vs. 30 min)... you'll eat up ...

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Are skipping meetings at work killing my interpersonal relationships?
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Meetings are a sometimes boring, but pretty vital business device. Its important that everyone knows what direction the company/department/group is taking and what everyone else is doing/feeling/...

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Does this message from the director of the job I applied for mean I can celebrate?
2 votes

This could mean that they think that you are the only one that is qualified enough or that they like enough out of the candidates that they've seen so far, and possibly out of all of the candidates ...

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Is this a bad job or a normal experience for programmers?
2 votes

I never had the issue of not having much to do as a junior developer. I always seemed to get thrown in the deep end forced to swim. I can't say that its good or bad either way, but I think you learn ...

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Forgot to bring an updated copy of my resume to an interview
2 votes

I don't know what background checking company your new employer will use, but the last time that I had one done the dates on pretty much all of my jobs were "guess-timations" and they had to verify ...

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Programmers who are highly recommended, but cannot handle paper test programming question
1 votes

For me personally, I program rather well (I think); but I've never been good with terms or concepts or expalining things to people when asked questions about programming. It may have something to do ...

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Senior developer and design review feedback
1 votes

We all suffer from Imposter Syndrome from time to time because of a mistake that we have done or a lack of specific knowledge that we might have. It's not unusual to make mistakes and mistakes can be ...

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Is it ethical to offer female candidates a higher wage to achieve a more diverse work environment?
1 votes

There are a million different reasons why even the same type of people (same sex, race, experience, education) get different salaries. It could be anything - one skill that you have that no one else ...

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Delay two weeks notice?
1 votes

A company will most certainly let you go at a moment's notice if they wanted you gone, so you really don't owe an employer anything. That being said, giving two weeks is usually a proper and courteous ...

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Am I morally obligated to use my own time to fix bugs in software projects?
1 votes

There seems to be a consensus that you should get paid for all hours worked. I agree that you should get paid for all hours your employer agreed to pay you, but you told him that it would take 80 ...

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Changing career to CS from mechanical engineering
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My son graduated with a degree in Insustrial Engineering and couldn't find a decent job in that field, so he took a job in IT working with data - kind of a data analyst with some programming. He also ...

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New Job: Is it rude to insist on a particular device/setup?
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I don't know what the policies at this company is, I'm assuming that you probably aren't too sure either yet because you have just started, but what I do when I get a work laptop is just buy my own ...

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Are you expecting to get a counter offer?
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Oh, I can think of millions of negative answers: Oh, they're just as happy to see me go as I am to leave, so a counter offer won't happen. I'm expecting that they'll match your offer, which was my ...

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Should I ask for more PTO as an entry level employee?
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If one job requires things that the other job doesn't (longer commute, a car), then they may offer "essentially the same salary" but they really shouldn't be considered "essentially the same". Even if ...

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Asking status of background check
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I wouldn't ask HR anything, they will tell you if you have passed all the required checks once you have passed them. Background checks in particular can take quite a long time depending on what they'...

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Should I bring my current (updated) resume or the one I submitted for the position?
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Unless you think that the new changes to the resume would really improve your chances of landing the job, I would just take the version that you submitted to get the interview. That version was good ...

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How to deal with being asked to smile more?
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I know that your boss is a man but I don't know your gender. I don't see an answer where anyone here says that this could be his way of flirting with you. If you are female, I would definitely ...

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Liability for company development equipment
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If you sign that, you should take the computer home every day, because essentially its yours. If you leave it at work and it gets stolen when someone breaks in, you owe them. Tell them you'll sign it ...

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How can I appropriately ask for a lower salary once I have an offer?
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I've never heard of anyone wanting to ask for a lower salary. But I guess it might make sense if you are planning on leaving the company after a certain amount of time. It also makes sense for them to ...

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Are my ambitions requested during performance review ignored?
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It's been my experience that most companies (that I've worked for) don't really give too much thought to UX/UI and all that in entails. As long as the program works they don't really care how it looks ...

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