Karl Brown
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How to acknowledge an embarrassing job interview, now that I work directly with the interviewer?
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There's a quote from the Street Fighter film which sums it up: For you, the day Bison graced your village was the most important day of your life. But for me, it was Tuesday. The problem with ...

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Avoiding confusion when two people in an office share the same first name
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If the company plans on continuing to expand it might be worth changing the email system from firstname@domain.com to firstname.surname@domain.com. In larger companies this is fairly standard as you ...

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Dilemma of explaining to interviewer that he is the reason for declining second interview
8 votes

Alongside option 2, if they continue pushing I'd say that you don't have time for a meeting: I'm not available for a meeting due to other commitments. I won't be continuing with my application ...

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Trying to quit smoking but co-workers want me to start again due to me being more irritable
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Let people know that you're quitting smoking and, while you'll do everything you can to not let it affect you, you appreciate that things are going to be different for people now. You could also (...

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How to combat an experienced line manager who uses calculated silence effectively?
1 votes

Ask if he needs anything explaining differently. It could be that he's the type who takes a few seconds to think on what you've said, and the silence is there for processing space. If you find the ...

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Why would a resigning employee be immediately escorted out?
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Beyond the reasons already given it depends on where the employee is going for their new role. If it is or could be that the employee is going to a competitor they'll be put on immediate "gardening ...

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How appropriate is the interview question: "Show me a piece of code you like"?
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Looking at your question, I can see the purpose. It's not worded in the most useful manner to get you a useful answer. Show me a piece of code you like, yours or something you snatched from the ...

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