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Recruiter is asking for sample code
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One of the thresholds for stopping with a recruiter is are they honest, can they be trusted? Ask the recruiter if they understand/know what is wrong with providing code from your current employer (...

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Coworkers showing up late to start their shift force me to stay longer
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Since there is no region tags on the question this answer is coming from an American perspective. Depending on the contract both you and the person who failed to relieve you could be reprimanded or ...

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Is it appropriate to alter a timestamp?
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You need additional information. It happens a lot when the data being added to the system is wrong. For example what if a device that logs package arrivals at a facility had the wrong date set on it ...

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Unequal vacation time
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Nope Well to be more precise there is nothing constructive you can do about the situation. Just because your company messed up one negotiation with one group of people does not mean they have to ...

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What can employers do if an employee disappears?
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Depends greatly on the company and their policies Note that it is best to ask ones own company to get details on the steps that they will take, since it will vary by company. With that said here are ...

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How to deal with interviewers who are mistaken during job interviews?
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React as if they were your new boss If you had a new boss, manager, or technical lead and they said something wrong to you how would you normally react and go about correcting them? In an interview ...

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I have reason to believe that my very competent coworker is being severely underpaid - any tactful way to tell a boss?
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If I find myself in a conversation that is dealing with salary or someone feeling underpaid I like to ask a rhetorical question to the individual or those involved in the discussion: Do you know how ...

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Should I mention that I'm autistic in an interview?
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According to Adults With ASD: Deciding When To Disclose they warn: Unfortunately, there is evidence that revealing a disability during the application phase can have a negative impact. While How ...

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How can I seem not sketchy /what's "normal" when sharing code to company without giving them access to my server/github repo?
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Email Since they are only interested in the API, you do not need to grant them access to your source code repository. A simple email with a zip of the relevant source code would suffice. It is ...

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How should a new employee handle discovering data falsification by their boss?
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The best way to report the problem is not to report the specific problem but the general underlying problem with the system that allows specific problems to happen and not get detected. This also ...

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What should I do when I feel overshadowed by an extremely talented team member?
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This is a very difficult question to answer, since the answer depends heavily on Tom. I have worked on several different programs that have had a genius level programmer on them and here are some of ...

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Are calendar invitations rude?
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Is there some workplace social norm that frowns on sending just a calendar invite without some preliminary message? I would not go as far as saying frowns, but in the places I have worked it can be ...

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Parents threatened to email the CEO of a company I'm applying for and ask them to not make me an offer
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If it is a large tech company the CEO likely does not even read his or her own email. CEOs of large companies do not have the time to look through their own email so typically a secretary of some ...

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How should I manage conflicting schedules from project managers who refuse to communicate with each other?
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Aim for a Transfer Directly approach one of the managers and see if they can poach you, whether it is through an official transfer or some other mechanism. If they are not interested try the next ...

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Romantically rejected a more senior coworker; how can I protect myself?
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Is this worth mentioning to my supervisor? Nope. Everything they have done so far has been respectful, and thus management does not need to be involved. If they do anything further that makes you ...

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Can my managers deny training time due to busy hours?
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Who made the promise/policy about the $1/hr raise after 6 months? If this policy came from the owner (assuming owner is different than manager in this case) or corporate, then they may have a view on ...

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If working after midnight on the last day of the week, what week do the extra overtime hours apply to?
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Ask a potential customer We cannot safely answer this question for you for a number of reasons. As such the best place to go for this type of information is to ask multiple potential customers (...

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How to deal with a manager that keeps forgetting but refuse to admits it
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Get it in writing Whether it is a customer, owner, or manager, getting things in writing is the way to go. As discussed in the comments email is a go to method for this. You maintain a copy of the ...

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One of my reports is slacking off. Should I move him to a different desk so his screen is visible to others?
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Moving a problem does not guarantee fixing the problem. What you are proposing is a creative solution to a common problem in the workplace. As such there is no guarantee that this will be a silver ...

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How can I convince my boss to turn on air conditioning?
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Computers do not like hot temperatures either You are not the only victim in your workplace, all the computers in your workplace are likely also suffering with you. If you go the route of talking ...

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Etiquette for going under a desk next to a woman?
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Unintended Sexism Should I "just do it"? Nope, never. If the person is not aware and you accidentally surprise them, it can lead to an awkward conversation that nobody wants. Or should I ...

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How to communicate with a manager who forbids me to write emails and denies that I told him things
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Leverage an Automated System for the emails Various issue tracking software can be configured to automatically send emails to people. Any time your manager gives you a task, create a ticket for the ...

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Calculating weekly worked hours, including months with 5 Saturdays
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It could be the fifth Saturday in the month Assuming they were including the partial week into the month there are a few ways it can be calculated for example: 52.14 weeks in a year or 4.14 extra ...

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Subordinate doesn't want to report sexual misconduct to HR. How should a manager handle this?
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Go on the Defense Because your coworker is not willing to speak up you cannot go on the offense, as such you need to go on the defense. There are three general categories/goals behind going on the ...

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Keeping and reusing code I wrote in my current job after I quit
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Use the new company's code base not your code base The new company you are going to should already have a baseline of code available for you to use. If you have an awesome utility function that you ...

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Spending Project Money on Non Project Work
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Government contracts If these projects are tied to government contracts then it is flat out illegal to charge the project for work not done against it. This would fall under labor mischarging and it ...

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Did not meet with future reporting manager
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Depends on the size of the company and if you applied to a specific position or not. If the company is a large company this can happen. Sometimes a totally different division runs through candidates....

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How to distinguish valuable feedback from rubbish?
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Random feedback tends to have random quality The problem with the feedback you have been getting back is that it is coming from sources that you cannot accurately evaluate the quality of. As a result ...

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No topics left in a meeting with a customer
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Since you had a firm fixed lunch time and a gap that needed to be filled, see if there are any topics you planned on discussing that afternoon or later in other meetings that could be discussed then. ...

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How should I tell front-end to stop passing bugs to back-end by default?
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Change the Bug Tracking System Rules If users of a bug tracking system are misusing it then the privileges that they are using that is resulting in the misuse need to be revoked. In this case the ...

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