dreza
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How can I deal with feeling overwhelmed as a new developer in a new position?
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I think you should just be honest in your workplace when talking to the other developers. Being new and a junior you will get away with alot as well as be amazed how many questions you can ask. If ...

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Does being on salary only benefit the employer?
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It was always my impression that salary wages were always advertised higher (pay scale wise) than standard hourly wages (may not be the case I guess) for the fact that you may be occasionally called ...

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Is it appropriate to ask colleagues for their mobile numbers on the first working day?
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Any personal details (i.e. personally owned mobiles) in my opinion should not be asked for, they should be given. I would expect it normally to be given/exchanged when a level of trust has been ...

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Who is supposed to be responsible for team building morale building etc?
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The ultimate person responsible in my opinion for morale building is the top honcho. YOU! However you can delegate this down the chain to ensure it is being addressed to those you think might fit ...

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Is a dress code beneficial in a company?
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10 votes

As chad said the term beneficial is fairly broad, however I'll take t to assume you mean beneficial in the sense your employees are happier and hence more productive and hence provide greater benefit ...

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How could I explain a 2 year gap in obtaining a degree due to dropping out and then returning?
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Be explicit in your CV, and honest in your answers about any queries they might have during the interview or over email/phone. If you are what they are looking for then you will know when you get the ...

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When should I ask for more money in conjunction with more responsibility?
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I think the key word here is "promotion". If you are getting a promotion then I believe part of the promoting should be in the salary or package you get. Companies in general will try to get as much ...

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How should I prepare for an annual performance appraisal?
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I had this same situation and what I did was rather than look for payment perks, I attempted to get other benefits as part of my package. Some of these for me included: Working from home 1-2 days a ...

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How do I convince a manager to not "meddle" with the network?
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I like what Erik said in one of his comments starting with the "I'm confused...". One of the tricks I believe in dealing with bosses is making them feel like they make all the decisions, know ...

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Should I recommend a friend's brother for a job at the company I work at?
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Generally I think referring or recommending someone for a position is a risky business. Essentially you are putting your reputation on the line in that how they perform may reflect on you. I would ...

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How can I politely decline a team lunch?
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Of course it's acceptable to decline, but be prepared to accept the consequences of your actions that this may occur. Such as missing out on team bonding mising out on discussions of work ...

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Is it reasonable to require quiet working environment?
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I don't think programmers need peace and quiet any more than anyone else. I believe that like people need like environments not matter what their area. It just so happens that programmers tend to ...

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