reirab
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How to convince my boss that 6 days work-week is detrimental?
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The easiest way to convince your boss that this strategy is not effective is to find a more reasonable job and quit this one. In the exit interview, then you can tell him what you've told us here: the ...

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Coworker has a borderline-NSFW ringtone that is disturbing. How can I get him to change it?
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Personally, if I were in your shoes, I'd probably talk to my manager about trying to set up a policy to require cell phones to be set to vibrate or silent mode while at work. Or, if that policy ...

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Interviewing spouse of a fired employee
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Step 1: Talk to a Lawyer I'm a bit surprised that I haven't already seen this in another answer, but the very first thing I would recommend doing in this situation is have whoever is in charge of this ...

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Will listing my major GPA instead of my cumulative GPA on my resume cause problems?
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If you're listing a GPA on a resume without any further qualification, it absolutely should be your overall GPA. You should fix your resume by either omitting your GPA entirely, changing the label to "...

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As a developer, how can I ask for more freedom when confronted with a tight IT security policy?
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Perhaps one option would be to start documenting all of the situations that you run into where lack of admin rights is preventing you from getting your job done and/or is wasting both your time and IT'...

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How to ask about work samples being requested that don't seem relevant to the job applied for?
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As far as specifically how to ask about this, just being straightforward should be fine. For example: I have attached some of my sample artwork that you requested. Out of curiosity, is graphic ...

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How to feel welcome in an all-male software developer environment
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Regardless of gender, going into a new engineering/software development department, especially if you're right out of school, can be somewhat intimidating. It will seem like everyone is an expert. ...

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When Interviewing, How Do I properly Ask if the Position has Internal Applicants
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Basically, the best way to ask this is to not ask. If you must ask, just being straightforward and asking them if they are also considering any internal candidates would be the best way, but there's ...

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How can we convince the programming department to quiet down
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The real answer to this question, as stated, is this: You can't. The problem is your open floor plan, not the devs talking to each other. Any significant development effort (in any discipline of ...

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Can a small employer ask me about medical conditions before hiring me?
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The existing answers are mostly correct, but I wanted to provide some additional information confirming this. tl;dr: They are correct that the relevant federal labor laws don't apply to them due to ...

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Customers take issue with employee's social media posts
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I strongly agree with Christopher's answer, but also wanted to point out an option to consider that I haven't seen mentioned yet: You could ask the employee to make his political posts only visible to ...

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For future employers, how/when should I bring up not wanting to work unpaid overtime?
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I agree completely with Ernest's answer that it's about finding out about that company's culture, not about telling them what you aren't willing to do. There are very few situations in which a company ...

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Firing an incompetent subordinate in the relatively far future: when to tell him?
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If you intend to fire him when the project ends (which it sounds like is the case,) I'd recommend not telling him until his last day. While your concern for his ability to find another job is noble, ...

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Company still interviewing people three weeks after my interview
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It's quite likely that they just had multiple candidates that they considered to possibly be a good fit and just want to talk to all of them before deciding on one. I've been on the hiring side of ...

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New company gave me a job offer, but doesn't want the contract signed until my first day. Should I be worried?
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It's hard to answer for sure without knowing the industry, as customary practice varies significantly by industry in the U.S., especially if you would be part of a unionized workforce. However, on ...

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Leaving toxic workplace
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To answer your first question, no I don't think it's unusual at all for an employer to ask why you're leaving your current position (or why you left your previous position if currently unemployed) in ...

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What do you do if you're not a good programmer?
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First of all, I agree completely with Just Do It's answer that trying to continue learning on your own time could be extremely helpful to you. Quite a lot of the knowledge I possessed before I started ...

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Should I wait for an offer letter?
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The company might just be trying to finish interviewing the candidates that they have so far. It's entirely possible that they really are likely to make you an offer, but just want to complete the ...

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Degree in one area, applying for a job in another
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"Am I correct in deducing that a Chemical or Civil Engineering graduate, for example, will be as equally considered for that job as a Computer Science graduate?" That seems very unlikely for most ...

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