Neil Meyer
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What are reasonable dietary preferences to expect employers to accommodate?
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It may be an inconvenience, but only for the caterer. It should not be much of a problem for employer. I don't think dietary concerns should be unreasonable for an employer that is willing to buy ...

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Renegotiating a start date on request of current employer (after contract signed)?
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You are only forced to do exactly what your work contract says you should do. However, my current employer was quite shocked by the announcement, and have informed me that they will be in a very ...

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Accused of cheating during a technical video interview
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I do understand why it irks you. Nobody likes having their integrity questioned even if it is in a subtle noncommitted way. As commenters have mentioned, it may not even be a person affiliated with ...

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Engineer asks for a title change and raise with a change of responsibilities
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So you want the regular engineer to do senior engineer work but not for the seniors salary. You say nobody suitable applied. You now have the chance to fill the post internally but first need to find ...

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Is this multi-company employment relationship a usual practice?
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It is also worth noting that often time hiring on contract basis is a way to ensure you can more easily fire people without the risk of arbitration. It is also a way to employ people and give the ...

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I have been invited to join a diversity team: What are the advantages and disadvantages?
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I also have one of the conditions you mention. I personally decided not too long ago that I'm not going to mention it to anyone I work with. Because really what business is it of any colleagues of ...

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How should I deal with new trainees when, after a course, they are not able to do even a simple related task?
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480 hours course means no more than 5 hours of intense coding a day. At the very least that means 96 work days, but even that is unlikely as even asking trained professionals to do that is asking a ...

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How to handle being unqualified for a job?
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I think that a part of the imposter syndrome has to do with the fact that in tech you almost never know how to do anything, but you can always find out. This is a rather unique trait of this ...

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Can I be forced to conduct an exit interview?
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I would go and listen to them talk and give them whatever rubbish answers they want to make the whole thing end as quickly as possible. They may very well waste your time but you are on the way out ...

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How should I tell front-end to stop passing bugs to back-end by default?
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I struggle to see how so much time in your workday can be spent on bug fixing. You speak of front-end and back-end which seems to me to indicate a web stack of some sort, but how can bug fixing be ...

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Is walking around in a software environment typically allowed?
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As a coder, it is of great worth to sometimes just simply walk away from your code and do something trivial just for a couple of moments and come back to your code with fresh eyes. So many times it ...

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Installing organization's app on your phone with "always on location" and tracking permissions
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There is an issue of boundaries here. It is not that installing the app on your phone really has much of an influence on your life it is just it is something you pay for which your employer thinks ...

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Are humanities subjects useful for Computer Science jobs?
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Science and philosophy (a humanities subject) interact all the time without anyone even really realising it. If you are a Web dev, you are going to spend a decent amount of your time concerned about ...

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What does it say about a company when they require a degree for a junior programmer's position?
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What it really tells you is that the person who wrote the ad is clueless and lives in magical Christmas land. A lot of job ads get posted by HR personnel who don't have any real technical skills. They ...

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Candidate brought parent to interview
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What does it matter? You seem to be under the impression that the fact that the possible employee had his/her parent at the interview indicates a lack of maturity but that may very easily not be the ...

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Should I disclose a 'learning disability' (dyslexia) to my employer?
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Computer works should not be impossible, I have found typing is OK. Writing by hand is really hard though. A good spell checker like Grammarly will sure up many of your spelling difficulties. As ...

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Employer doesn't want to pay me because I took longer than estimated to finish the work
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Generally speaking, no full-time employment will commence without a work contract in place. In most cases what your employer expects from you will be made plain. So except maybe if it is expressly ...

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If a professional acquaintance asks you to forward their resume on to a hiring manager, how do you politely turn them down?
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I don't see the need to burn any bridges here. If the person was asking for a recommendation then your professional image would be on the line and then you would have to think twice but as it is, you ...

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