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Is it unethical to switch jobs just after one year of coming onsite
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Did they guarantee you a job for life and put your next 40years of salary into an escrow account when they hired you? They wouldn't think twice about dumping you if they found somebody cheaper, or ...

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Master degree in IT with the thesis or with the final project. Does it matter?
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7 votes

Employer here - I don't care about details of your degree - or if you have a degree at all (and I have a PhD). To an extent for junior level jobs (where you don't have 10years of experience) I care ...

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Can my former-workplace deny my ex-manager from giving me a recommendation?
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Try having the manager explain to HR that it is an immigration thing and not a job reference. Most US employers are afraid of being sued and so managers are no longer allowed to write references or ...

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Does the video-game industry have good salaries?
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In general salaries for most are below average and working hours are terrible. Remember every new graduate wants to work in games so the rules of the market apply. Some jobs for specialists are very ...

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How does one express the need for 'work from home' days when seeking jobs?
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"work from home if things come up." That is IMHO the principle reason that employers in general distrust Work from Home. Working from home because you have a better home office than the noisy open ...

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Do ranking and prestige of a university matter?
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I think in this case it would be worth it - especially if you are thinking of working for a large company (large enough to have an HR dept) QMC is part of London university so your degree (at least ...

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How does one deal with an unresonable change in resignation policy?
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It suggests that the company is getting desperate - leave now before the rush. My partner worked for a european company that was taken over by a large US competitor, the resulting drop in working ...

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Why do intern postings require that applicants be students?
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Why do companies want interns at all? 1, Large companies will do it to attract future hires. If you intern with them it is likely you will want to work for them after you graduate. So by offerring ...

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Is it normal to exaggerate your current salary when recruiters ask?
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Is the company offering you the job prepared to make a signed affidavit about the maximum they were willing to offer? I would be careful if this is in writing and the job is accounting / legal /...

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Contracting role versus permanent role? What is the difference?
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Contractor jobs pay more (in a perfect market) because they are riskier and more expensive for you as a contractor. You have to factor in the proportion of time you are "between contracts" ie ...

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Stock options offer - questions employer should answer
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You need to know the total number of shares, or the percentage of the company that your options represent, the option price or current value of the company and the vesting. This doesn't stop you ...

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Is it true that one is expected to work 60+ hours in the US software industry?
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Depends very much on the industry and the company. Startup, games, bank(trading) expect to work 60hours as standard and 80-100 crunch time. Work most weekends, no vacations and no statutory holidays. ...

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Being called by a different firstname
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It's very common here for people born here but with a Chinese background to have a un-official western first name which they use exclusively. It was only when an airline couldn't find a colleagues ...

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Is lowering employee's self-esteem a practised management technique?
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I suspect that any management in such a company probably doesn't have the reasoning ability to actively practice this. However stupid people under pressure behave badly (as do smart people of course) ...

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