Calvin
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Which name should I use on an application form when applying for a job during gender transition?
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This is actually a pretty difficult issue that I know a lot of people have struggled with. In general, the consensus I've been familiar with is that as soon as you enter transition, your new name ...

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How to get remote workers to properly engage while working on a task together?
5 votes

As a software developer, if you asked me to collaborate over a hangout session I'd send you the text outlined below to explain why I'm not engaging, wait for the call to end, divide up the labor with ...

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How to politely bring up that I need more work
4 votes

Glad to hear you're at a software firm. That makes this a lot easier. It's not uncommon for software engineers to outpace assignments, as for whatever reason there's an enormous gap even between ...

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How to encourage decision-makers to communicate their viewpoints more openly?
4 votes

What I would do, especially on critical issues (this doesn't scale well) is just ask everyone individually for opinions, sometimes even over phone where there's no record. Blasting out group e-mails ...

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Company name in LinkedIn description & article comments - bad mix?
3 votes

Is it therefore best to avoid passing commenting on any article, unless that comment is a positive one? Well let me think of times when its a good idea not to be postive: 1. Okay that was hard. ...

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Is it common for a (small) software project teamleader to receive a profit participation?
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I know I personally always prefer a pay increase to profit sharing, but if that's what you'd prefer I'd encourage you to talk to your superiors about it. Personally, I would lay out a business case ...

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How to form opinions and communicate them after being conditioned to a culture of obeying-without-questioning?
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Whenever I'm put in a position where I must respond with both content and tact, I generally frame my answer according to the following guidelines: Insert decision points: Even if you believe you ...

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Is it professional for interviewers to end a job interview midway if not happy with candidate?
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I would personally shy away from this practice. Mostly it presents a bad image of the company. In addition to screening potential employees, interviews give a chance for companies to do some ...

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How to improve skills while unemployed?
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2 votes

One of the things I do is aggressively leverage community forums. While I think StackExchange attracts a pretty high caliber of individual, I've gotten a lot more contact from spamming posts with ...

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Lying to get a job
1 votes

I would say that what you want to do is probably never acceptable under any circumstance and punishes both your potential employers and other legitimate candidates for the position for your own ...

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Should I ask a recruiter if they are still interested?
1 votes

Well the first rule of dealing with recruiters is to assume you probably aren't seriously being considered. Imagine if you were a recruiter. How much of an incentive do you have to consider reqs ...

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How to be taken seriously when presenting recommendations to senior colleagues
1 votes

I feel I should weigh in on this topic as I was in the exact situation you were in until I managed to make my voice heard. I had a recommendation for company wide software engineering practices. ...

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How to give an introductory request via e-mail
1 votes

This is a relatively new area as far as I'm aware - traditional introductions were largely incidental. I can't claim to know for certain how one is supposed to go about doing this, I can say what I'd ...

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What is the purpose of 1-on-1 meetings with your direct leader/boss?
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My understanding is that the number one reason to have 1-on-1's (presumably with a manager) is employee engagement. The idea is that the efficiency loss from sacrificing two people's time for a ...

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What is the professional thing to do with money I found at my new desk?
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To maximize global utility, overhead incurred from reuniting the money with its rightfully owner would be a dead-loss. I would argue it would be best to spend it on either a high impact ethical cause ...

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Colleague not working the hours he's scheduled
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EDIT: Request for plain language: Talk to your co-worker personally, explaining the issues. If trouble persists, ask other co-workers to join in you explanation. If trouble persists, involve your ...

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