evandentremont
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How should I reply to an email which feels unprofessional after declining a technical interview/test?
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You dodged a bullet. Thanks for being in touch. You were already removed from the list as you were reluctant to disclose your existing salary You aren't required to disclose your existing salary, ...

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First day at work in Canada
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Welcome to Canada! Shaking hands is normal the first day. Not every day. Good morning is normal if you work in the same office or space but could be seen as interrupting or distracting if they're ...

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Looking at social media sites for a interview
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"If they seem like they will be a sexual harassment liability" From personal experience, things can be taken out of context. A comment that is literally against prejudice can (and has been) ...

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Should I take money for homework assignments?
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$100 an hour is good money, especially for something legal. Immoral is a relative term. If it was a matter of making rent or not, I would say yes for one reason: They're cheating themselves out of ...

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What can I do to prepare for working remotely?
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Be proactive about communication. Talk to people at the company on a regular basis. It's easy to assume you're not doing anything if the person you're reporting to doesn't understand what you do, and ...

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Advisable to include certifications in progress but not yet completed in resume
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It means you're actively seeking to expand your knowledge. That's generally a good thing. If an employer hired you in part because you're taking it, I'd expect it to go over badly if you failed. ...

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Vacation pay owed
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After going over the rules; It depends. Ask them. If they say no, ask why and/or consult an employment lawyer. Without knowing where you're at it's impossible to give an answer, and even then, you'...

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How to demonstrate technical leadership skills in a situation where my inputs may not be welcome?
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Part of technical leadership, or really any leadership, is the politicking that goes along with it. It helps to have a higher level understanding of what's going on. You need buy in. You can tell ...

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4 months into position found out my salary is below the minimum for position, how should I handle this?
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It probably means that the salary was lower when you started, and the market rate has increased faster than your wages. Basically, they don't feel they would be able to hire someone for your salary. ...

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Determining raise for a software engineering promotion
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Given a promotion at the time of the review from junior software engineer to mid level, or mid level to senior, for example, is it common to increase the standard raise? If so, by how much? What does ...

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What should I do if I have sensed my guy wants to quit and I don't intend to keep him too?
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I don't intend to keep him As you've noted, it's easy to see people's behaviour change when they've got one foot out the door. It's entirely; possibly he also realizes you don't want him and isn't ...

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Company Removing Telecommute Option
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Your best option is to quit. Just two months ago, I quit a job because they unilaterally removed my telecommute option, which was part of my employment contract. Edit: in your case it may have been ...

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What should I do about a new employee who didn't mention their second job or planned leave?
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Right after we signed the contract he said that he has planned vacation next month and he wants to take unpaid leave for two weeks. This is frustrating as an employer, but it's likely he thought that ...

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