Jack
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Dating a Former Employee
351 votes

Go for it. She sacrificed her job for you. Marry her while you're at it so people can't talk smack behind your back anymore. Because at that point, attacking a colleague's spouse is an HR issue.

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Taking over another fired developer's role
72 votes

Since you have no experience besides help desk type roles, I suggest you take this as an opportunity to learn and get experience on your resume. After 2 years, look for a new job. It's very difficult ...

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Is visiting a company and approaching current employees an effective way to get a job?
65 votes

No, that's a terrible idea and doesn't work. It'd probably work for some manual labour job in a warehouse or something. For one thing, what are the chances you "grab" a manager or something? And ...

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Former coworker has uploaded proprietary source code to GitHub - what to do?
33 votes

Don't do anything. It's his problem and the bank's problem. The code you wrote belongs to the bank, you have nothing to do with this issue. Forget about it and don't go looking for trouble. DO NOT ...

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Training went longer than expected due to equipment not working. Should I invoice the extra time?
15 votes

How much are you billing? If it's just a one off, I would not bother. If it's a frequent occurrence then yes. You do not want to be known as the difficult contractor who nickels and dimes. You may ...

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How should I tactfully let my coworker know I'm uncomfortable being alone with someone else in a closed-off room?
11 votes

I've tried making up an excuse that it's too warm with the door closed, I've tried saying that I'm just more comfortable with the door open, but he keeps closing it. This line alone tells me all ...

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Future colleague has infantile and vaguely inappropriate websites
7 votes

I think you should decline this offer and seek employment elsewhere. And I certainly hope you do not "inform" HR of your discovery in an attempt to try and screw over your former colleague, whom you ...

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Should I tell my boss a coworker stiffed the waiters on a team lunch we all paid for
7 votes

Since she's going to be leaving soon anyways, you making a big deal out of this is just going to look bad on you in your manager and co-worker's eyes. Unless she's doing it all the time and taking ...

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Coworker curses under his breath as he works - should I ignore?
6 votes

Sounds like you're trying to look for trouble. It also seems like the strange one here is you, if you've never felt frustration in solving a problem and cursing under your breath. Perhaps you code ...

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Can my employer moderate the use of my personal Twitter?
4 votes

Considering the sad state of fake news media nowadays, here's a headline you should expect. "Data Scientist at State Department of Environment criticizes Mayor Doe for Bill C-999. Here's why you ...

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How to handle being unqualified for a job?
3 votes

Considering your skills, I suggest you look into QA Automation as a career path. It seems more suited to your skillset and will make you feel less frustration.

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Asked a lot to a coworker. Should I apologize?
3 votes

It's better to hear a single thank you than many sorrys. Do not say sorry, say thank you.

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Need Help Determining Employment End Date at Previous Employer to List on Resume
3 votes

Put 4/30/14 and unless they asked you to clarify, that's your official end date. What HR says is what goes. Putting one of the earlier dates not only makes it look worse for you but once they call ...

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I'm being blamed for not responding to an email from a client that was directly addressed to coworker
2 votes

Sounds like Jake was the developer and support person and they hired you to take over support so he can focus on developing. In which case, the customer was probably not aware that Jake relinquished ...

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How to deal with condescending coworkers when I am overqualified for the job?
1 votes

I see the problem here. Your title is simply Developer or Software Engineer which I assume is the junior rank. Because of your many years of service, you consider yourself a senior but don't have the ...

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I acted wrongly against a bully
1 votes

I would tread carefully when using the term "bully". You say you have PTSD and get triggered easily by the slightest thing. Are you sure this colleague is actually bullying you or is he ...

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How to go through resigning when I'm the only developer in the company?
1 votes

Before you leave, try to convert the Google sheets backend to an actual database. This will makes things smoother.

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How to approach an employer knowing you'll likely burn a bridge
1 votes

Depending on how many months away you are, I suggest you help finish this project on the side (weekends, afternoons) and ask to be employed as a contractor. Ask for 1.5x your normal rate and that ...

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Is it unprofessional/rude to walk in for an interview without being invited?
1 votes

No, that's a terrible idea and doesn't work. It'd probably work for some manual labour job in a warehouse or something. For one thing, how are you going to find the HR? And supposing you do, that's a ...

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Can I turn down an accepted offer?
1 votes

No, it's not illegal. Turn it down.

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I recommend someone for a job and they are now working with me. He seems to have drug problems. Should I do anything?
0 votes

The fact that he thinks his hands are phones is seriously bad news. He is so high that he can't distinguish his own hands from his phone. You need to immediately report this to your manager, admit you ...

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Hostile co worker
0 votes

Tell this coworker to involve HR. Tell him that if he doesn't, you will involve HR on his behalf to address the issue. That will shut him up fast. That or he is stupid enough to shoot himself in the ...

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For the same payrate, what difference exist between employees and contractors in terms of tax
0 votes

Employees have benefits and paid vacation time, sick time, and other perks. Contractors need to be paid twice the hourly rate of an employee to be on equal footing. And depending on how you do your ...

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Including physical fitness on resume for a manual job when I have no relevant experience
0 votes

It's a good idea. Put down how much you can bench press, how much you can lift, how many push ups you can do, how far you can marathon, etc. It's no different than putting your WPM for a secretary ...

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Boss says I'm stubborn when I don't agree
-1 votes

Every answer seems to be missing a crucial point that the OP pointed out. The OP is a student doing a internship which means they have no experience in engineering, design, or regulations. Your boss ...

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My manager tells me to have more confidence in my work
-1 votes

What more can we say? It's pretty generic advice. The fact that your first course of action after hearing your Manager tell you to have more confidence in yourself is to ask strangers on the Internet ...

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Switching from a highly diverse work environment to a non-diverse workplace - is there anything I should be concerned about?
-1 votes

What is non diverse about this place? Are people identified by their membership in a identity group before their individual characteristics? Human beings are individuals, each with their own ...

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Is it ethical to cancel a new-hire based on their race/sex?
-1 votes

Look at it from their perspective, they are required by law to hire minorities for diversity. If they hired you (By your comments, I presume you are of the same sex/race as your potential team ...

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Being heavily recruited at new company: Should I tell them I’m trying to get pregnant?
-2 votes

Too many people here are talking about legalities and sticking it to the man, swindle as much as you can. This is not the way to live life. The question you're asking is if it is ethical and moral ...

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Should I encourage my workplace to hire someone I know is ill?
-2 votes

The people here telling you this is against some discrimination law seem to have missed the part where you stated that said person has not even applied, is not even aware of an opening, and is ...

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