Jeremy
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How to let colleagues know that your desk is vacant?
4 votes

Why not make the desks available by default? Change the culture so that when you come in in the morning you can sit at any desk that is free. This way you maximally use the available space. People ...

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I was asked to pay to write technical written test for internship
2 votes

There is another option: This 'test' may not actually be part of the interview process, but may be a prerequisite for the job. There are many certificates, offered by third parties that require a ...

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Starting new job in a week, not been told where to go
0 votes

An offer means nothing until it is a signed contract. Contact them ASAP in order to set a date to sign the final contract. Contact them using a more direct means of communication than e-mail, i.e a ...

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I've been introduced by a freelancer that has been excluded for serious reasons
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13 votes

It sounds like you have been introduced by someone who did a bad thing at the office and left/got fired. It seems to me you had nothing to do with it. So keep out of it. Don't start talking about it....

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My supervisor is using me for his claims/reimbursement
3 votes

Go to HR immediately with all the information and trace of these requests that you have. This supervisor is more than likely committing fraud or stealing from the company and is using you as a mule. ...

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Employees unhappy with change of workplace to an inconvenient location
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I think a lot of good answers have already been given, but let me go in with another angle. Albeit impractical, you could start hiring employees or even contractors that are local to the specific ...

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Should a company simplify technical interviews just to increase diversity in workplace?
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I see many answers/comments stating that the employer assumes that LGBT/Black/Insert any other minority needs easier questions to pass the interview, and that this is insulting. This premise is wrong. ...

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I was acting little juvenile, and got hit for it by a manager
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Is it acceptable? Not really. But from your description I'm not sure if it's a grave issue. In stores and factory floors "joking around" or a "light shove" is pretty commonplace. Manners are less ...

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Leaving PhD after 3 years (of 4)
4 votes

In an interview you might/probably will get a question on why you've quit the PhD program. Explaining it as you did: "I've realised academia is not the path I want to follow", should not reflect on ...

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Sending a stranger's CV to HR
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94 votes

In general you should only refer people that you know are decent candidates, since their performance has an impact on your image. In this case you have pointed out that you don't know these people, ...

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Colleague commenting negatively on my look
79 votes

This is harrasment. I am quite a direct sort of person. Whenever she starts this behavior I would simply state that since I am not ordering her around on how to look, she should not do the same to me....

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Why this is so important be proactive besides reactive
4 votes

You don't need to be the lead politician, you don't necessarily need to lead anything. You do however have to have some basic communication skills. Having a programming job most of the time does not ...

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What is the best way to get members on a cross functional team to respond to deadlines and feedback?
1 votes

Seeing as this really ís an extracurricular activity, I would expect that any participation is voluntarily. This should also mean that anyone signing up is doing so to achieve something and to make a ...

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Something to improve in the office and the only one with the feeling
5 votes

Ask yourself if the AC is 'worth' changing. Since you are the only one that has a problem with it, and you are moving to a new office in a month, I would not bother.

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how can I cancel my Involvement in a company football competition in order to go to a industry talk/event
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The way you phrase it, both the football match and the company event introducing the new exec don't seem to be too serious. I would say, don't sweat it, just talk to whoever is organizing the ...

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How to avoid constantly helping others and instead focus on your own priorities?
5 votes

I realize many programmers like to be left alone, and work on their own assigned work, without having to manage the work of others or maybe even fixing 'side stuff' threatening the uptime. However, ...

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Is it normal to take lots of breaks in a programming job?
62 votes

Taking an occasional break is quite normal. Working fully concentrated for 8 hours straight without blinking your eyes seems next to impossible. For instance, in my country, it's commonly accepted ...

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Asking for a pay rise when I don't have a clean employment record, but
1 votes

I would say you can ask for a raise. As I read your question it seems your personal issues are a thing of the past, and you have improved your performance since. However, the argument that you ...

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