Tam Hartman
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Team being on standby on weekends?
13 votes

It is absolutely unreasonable to expect a team to work on weekends unless it has been previously agreed to. It kind of sounds to me like you need to go to bat for your team here. I've worked at a ...

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How to formulate a counter-offer after finding an ad for the same job with a much higher salary range than proposed?
5 votes

I think you might kind of be screwed on this one. Once you give a number you're establishing a base line for negotiation. It would be somewhat.... uncouth to come back after giving a base line and ask ...

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Working at a first startup issues
4 votes

I would say not all startups, but definitely a lot of them are like that. I actually stopped working at early stage startups completely for this exact reason. I'd do what you can to not screw over the ...

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Is it offensive to talk about non-discriminating hiring policies
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Your friends sound... ill informed. It's actually a common practice to list things like this. Ever heard the phrase "Equal opportunity employer"? That's this. There's nothing offensive about it. I ...

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Should I add my upcoming job as my current position?
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3 votes

I never ever add a position to my resume at least until my first day on the job. Until you have actually started, it's never a sure thing (even after you start it's not necessarily a sure thing. One ...

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When do people learn technologies?
2 votes

I actually develop my skillset continuously based on the technological requirements of the jobs I'm interested in. This keeps me fresh, I learn new techniques all the time, and prevents me from ...

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Workload increase after resignation
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This is literally the opposite of everyone I know who has given a two weeks notice before. Very strange. Perhaps they're panicking and trying to get as much work out of you as possible? In my ...

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How will having multiple undergraduate degree majors affect job prospects?
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So I have 2 master's degrees and 2 bachelor's degrees and I can tell you that the thing about a master's simply isn't true. Employers will pay you based on budget and experience regardless of how many ...

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Is my workplace warning for texting my boss's private phone at night justified?
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It always seems incredibly unprofessional to me when anyone communicates with me about work unnecessarily after work hours. The only time that this is acceptable in the case of an emergency. People ...

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My manager refuses to accept or learn new technologies
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I generally don't consider it to be the responsibility of a manager to know every single technology in the stack. It's way more important that the manager knows how to... well... manage the team and ...

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What can you do to remain on good standing when you're told giving a two week notice is inadvisable?
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While I suppose it's possible that you could get fired on the spot, in my experience this is really unlikely. Especially if they have to pay you severance, most companies will avoid it if at all ...

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How to ask senior/mid level developers for guidance (if you're a junior)?
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When working as a team open communication (without being distracting) is key. Be as informed as you possibly can about each element that you're exploring before you bring it to someone else. For every ...

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Discussing situation before resigning
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Have you tried employing any new strategies in how you approach your work? Are you certain that your skills aren't up to par? I always have new stuff that I'm doing for work. It can be a little scary ...

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How do you deal with employees' unrealistic pay expectations?
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I once hooked up a friend with a job interview, and upon consulting with the interviewer afterwards learned that my friend - in response to the compensation question - said "Look up what the average ...

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How can I deal with feeling overwhelmed as a new developer in a new position?
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Fortunately for you, everyone feels like this at their first job. Don't be afraid to ask questions or get help - it's much better to learn something right the first time. As far as git goes, you ...

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What should a professional email address look like?
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I generally avoid common domain names and numbers for professional emails. Currently I have something like me@mywebsite.com. Generally that's what I prefer to use. I did have it set up to forward to ...

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