Burhan Khalid
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How to ensure a reasonable salary before interview?
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Firstly - you should always negotiate your salary. It is almost never the case (unless you are applying for a very low level position) that the salary offered is the salary available/authorized for ...

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What obstacles are there, from an employer's view, to change contract from hourly to salary and how do I overcome those?
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To answer your question directly - and this depends on where you are located, but salaried employees and hourly employees have different burdens on the employer. I do not use company benefits, so ...

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Dramatically different salaries for two locations within same company - how do I negotiate?
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Yes, I believe it is a cost of living issue (US vs. a location in Europe). However, I'm an American student and have to pay for American tuition. I believe my housing is either covered or ...

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Does "senior" in a job title like "senior software developer" denote educational attainment?
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I do not know how it is where you work, but at most companies there is a HR code for the position (which defines the minimum salary + maximum salary and benefits you get), and then there is the job ...

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Leaving workplace before "quitting time"
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I personally hate sitting around trying to appease a clock but is this what is expected at a "real/corporate" work place? All my life I have spent in university settings where people don't "time" ...

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Is it obligatory to make small talk with your colleagues?
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I wish I was judged only on the basis of the quality of my code and not on how many people I wish a good morning to while walking through the corridors. The world is not binary. The unfair fact ...

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Any drawback of using fake name as online identity being a software developer?
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Having a pseudonym online is normal these days; so it will not be a shock to find that your online nom de plume does not match your real, legal name. Although to what extent it was done to avoid ...

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How should my employer compensate me for having to bring my own laptop to work?
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I'm asking this question because BYOD is quite a common practice nowadays in Software Development, and I think if you are bringing your personal computer, you should not do it for free. Maybe in ...

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Is dropping out advantageous, because job experience has more market value than education?
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There are two types of skills that you need for any kind of job. The skills you should know already (pre-requirements); and the skills you gain when you actually start doing the work (experience ...

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How can I approach management when asked to work without a software license?
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I would like to add a few other points to the otherwise great answers written here: It does not sound like you are the person responsible for purchase / compliance / IT - so your responsibility is ...

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Hygiene Etiquette for Riding a Bike to Work
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I usually keep a change of clothes at work (not because I bike, in the summer 50C is a cold day) but simply because it may get uncomfortable in the summer if I have to step out for a meeting or to run ...

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Asking a company why they are using a 3rd-party recruiter
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There are many reasons a company uses a third party recruiter. Here are just some that come to mind, from my time on the "other" side of the table: They do not have the staff to handle the flood of ...

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Dropped out from my first year college and then took admission next year in bsc it. Now in last year what should I explain to the recruiters?
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From my personal experience of more than 10 years as a software professional; where I have hired everyone from seasoned veterans (several years senior to me) to fresh graduates out of high school and ...

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Should I complain to my boss about a building move which inconveniences me?
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Do any of these issues you have raised go directly towards your productivity? If so, frame it towards something that translates into time or productivity loss directly and you'll likely get a more ...

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How to deal with a boss putting music on speaker
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You should calmly explain to your manager that the music is something that is distracting you from your work; and it is affecting your productivity. You should also offer a solution - such as you ...

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Is it bad practice to appoint someone to a position without opening applications?
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As Wesley mentioned this largely depends on your organizational structure and practice. I have never held a permanent position at a publisher, however I can tell you from working in various other ...

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I'm a slow learner, how can I speed up?
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I need to make the same mistake two or three times before I can really learn from it. When I repeat a mistake, my manager usually lets me know ("we've discussed this before"). They're usually not '...

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How would you measure KPI of "IT Infrastructure" team?
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One approach that I tried before is to implement a SLA (Service Level Agreement) for the IT infrastructure team, and then judge them on the compliance to (or deviation from) that SLA. The SLA should ...

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How to remove potential corporate spies from a list of "VIP customers" attending a company event?
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If you feel you must exclude them; why try to win them over by inviting them separately to your premises at a time and place that is appropriately "sanitized"? You will score a win (and your ...

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What is the best position to keep monitor?
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As a developer, this topic is near and dear to my heart. I would recommend the following: A non-glossy "matte" screen. Tilt + height adjustable arm for your monitor. If possible ask for and ...

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Subordinate who has a good reputation may be breaking company policies
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I see a few issues here, some are already mentioned above. It is a management failure that you have such a low bus factor. You should deal with this immediately irrespective of the outcome of the ...

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Remote team members not responding
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I can offer you some tips that help iron out these issues: At the very beginning, everyone should agree on - or it should be mandated to the group - how the group should communicate. It could be that ...

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Can I ask for a signing bonus to buy a laptop instead of getting a company-owned laptop?
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The basic premise of your question "will I sound greedy" depends entirely on how you frame it. If you want to purchase a laptop, and then have the company pay for it. There are few ways to do this: ...

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I broke an appliance at a company-supplied house -- should I turn myself in?
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To start off with; chances are that the apartment is insured (along with the appliances) or it is under a maintenance contract so that the appliances are covered as well. In short, the business will ...

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Is the CEFR (language scale) well-known enough to include on a résumé or CV?
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I would include it only if the job position you are applying for specifically asked for language proficiency, for example: Must be fluent in German and English Working in a multi-lingual ...

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Denied PTO AFTER approval
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I do not know if there is applicable labor law here; but if her contract states that she can be called in for such cases, then I'm afraid she cannot do much. Otherwise, she should definitely raise ...

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What's a good job title for one who has worn all the hats at a software start-up?
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I agree with akton's answer, but I would like to add that job titles aren't universal. I mean, they do not directly correlate to what you are actually doing and what you think a job title means at ...

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Is there an accepted etiquette towards return receipt emails?
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I would like to add my answer by first by highlighting this point from @jmort253 Pick up the phone and call him, and you're less likely to interrupt. Instead, you're more likely to catch Bob in ...

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Is it illegal or unethical for a supervisor to ask a contracted employee for a large loan?
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To answer your questions directly: Q. Is it illegal? A. No, it is not against the law to ask people for money. It is also not illegal to offer loans to people. The second one is a bit more of a ...

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