Hakan
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Team doesn't take my code review comments seriously
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I cannot simply ignore the basic mistakes that are made in the reviews and let that code go in the production. Then don't. If you found a defect, write it down as a ticket and don't accept the code ...

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How to work with a senior colleague that you have bad chemistry with?
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Instead of interruptions, schedule a 30 min training session with him. We can't know if you are the junior asks way too many questions and interrupts the senior's work way too much and don't let him ...

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Am I being ethical or annoying in refusing to 1:1 copy another company's UI for our own?
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You are being ethical "and" annoying As the skilled labor, what you should be ding is certain: You should inform your manager about the legal consequences of his request, let him know about the ...

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Explaining being fired for another employee's error in interviews
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I disagree with the accepted answer. Ask for recommendation from the employer who dismissed you. Skilled people are dismissed due to personal reasons, character conflicts with the manager or other "...

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How to handle a colleague who appears helpful in front of manager but doesn't help in private?
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Schedule a meeting with him I found all answers above are helpful, however none of them saves you from a confrontation, or pointing finger. If you felt the need to create a topic over this, most ...

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Is it ethical for a company to ask its employees to move furniture on a weekend?
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1st question: It is ethical. Only unprofessional. May ring an alarm bell. 2nd question: No, it's unjust, unethical, and must ring an alarm bell. 1st: Although a true professional company would never ...

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How to professionally change jobs from A to B, when you are currently doing a project for B?
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Actually what you should do first is to check your contract: It is possible you are not permitted to switch for a company your current employer has a business engagements with. It's common for ...

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How do I mention the quality of my school without bragging
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Job interviews are the places you should be bragging. But I use numbers instead of statements to sound more polite. So, it may sound like bragging when you say "Maybe you never heard of it's name, ...

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Everyone involved in my hiring process left the company before I started: is this a red flag?
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is this a red flag? Please define "Red flag." Do you want to know if the company's financial status and your future career plans are in danger? Or there is a problem which makes the company so ...

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I'm a consistently underutilized developer - is this normal?
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Should I just implement a feature without asking for clarification and then present my results? That's the only thing I object to on your questions. Don't do anything you are not authorized to. ...

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Candidate talks over me during interview
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While I understand that it's weird that a junior guy interviews a senior one No it's not. I read that it's happening at large companies which hires various aspects of experience all the time. I ...

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When does accepting an offer to stay with my current firm make sense?
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Once one of my friend was working as a second-in-charge developer and paid €550 per month. After 2 years, I convince him to apply for another job, and he got an offer of €800 at the end. When went his ...

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Coworker CCs boss on trivial email correspondence
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CC'ing manager to all your emails is a common practice and completely normal. Although we don't realize it, all emails are serious business letters, and should be sent to boss's attention. Plus ...

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How to handle a coworker pretending to be my boss?
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But there should be someone around you take orders from already, correct? Your real boss? You have your schedule, tasks organized, correct? From your story, I found this person very amusing, just ...

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Is it appropriate to show examples of my current work (code) in an interview?
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It's not inappropriate, it's a security breach. There is no serious company that would allow you to share the code pieces with third party, or let you copy them. All your codework is belong to your ...

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How to objectively measure colleague cooperation
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"We'd be putting more effort into tracking work via tickets than actually being productive" This doesn't apply for your case. Being productive doesn't mean "non-stop coding for 8 hours", it means to ...

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What is a 'friendly' way to let managers know that having good developers is a privilege?
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Unfortunately you are now experiencing the collision of the mentality difference between the office workers and software developers. Here are the facts about the office environments that you must ...

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Late to an Interview: Is a follow up email necessary?
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(excuses are a big no no!) I somewhat disagree with this one, if you are late, you "must" provide a reasonable reason briefly. But I am not the master of behavioral psychology, so I am not aware if ...

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How can I ask my employer to *quickly* make me an offer?
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You will start with an entry level position, which means they will most likely come to you with the "standart offer" of the company. So the best advice you can get on this is, either ask your boss ...

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Why do I never get a mention at work?
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Based on your telling, definitely yes, looks like it's your own fault. seen as only "in it for the money" You are in it for money! I know, for some companies you may be more than an employee, ...

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How do you reply to a recruiter?
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Don't have to answer them, they are being sent automatically anyway. If they insist by 2nd or 3rd email which is rare, just reply as you aren't interested. It would be wise to store them for rainy ...

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Why would a resigning employee be immediately escorted out?
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No matter how friendly the workplaces are for today's homo sapiens, at the end it's still a jungle you hunt for food. So yes, as soon as your agreement ends, you will be escorted by your boss or even ...

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Will HR team cross verify the offer letter before giving counter offer?
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It's highly unprofessional to ask the HR for the offer letter. It's worse you send it to them. And it's worst if they call the company to check its correctness. I can almost guarantee that that's ...

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Hiring manager asked me not to accept other offers but isn't extending a verbal confirmation, let alone a formal offer
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I strongly suggest you to wait. "Do not to accept any job offer" is the best thing you can get from a hiring manager, which means "You got the job, but there are paperwork to be done and I don't ...

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Would it be inappropriate to go around a recruiter and directly contact an employer with questions before a face-to-face interview?
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Yes the recruiter's behavior is completely unacceptable, and everything looks unprofessional... But I believe you have a chance here: Why not go there and discuss the terms yourself? The boss may set ...

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Blocked hiring process at the reference check stage
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Sending a challenging email to people who are doing everything by the books is a bad idea. How would you expect them to hire you without referrals? Would you do the same? In fact, it may even not be ...

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Listing a renamed company on a resume or in a cover letter
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It's actually a blank check to put any of the names, I advise you to put the most respected name, or the one helps you get the interview. And mention others in parenthesis after, or mention them in ...

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How can I give a friend critical advice on her terrible resume?
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One more to thing add to all good answers above: It's a certain possibility that your friend doesn't want the job in the first place. It's more than a social problem rather than professional, but if ...

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How to bring up a bad GPA in a interview
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You don't. But if the interviewer brings it up, you have to tell him, and your silence after that should underline that the GPA doesn't matter. But still, there are few companies obsessed with GPA. ...

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How should I explain why I left my last job at an interview?
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You are right about being worried. Why should they hire someone with a little doubt on, instead of someone with clear background? Therefore you must have some evidence that they are giving you a ...

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