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Working for free? [closed]

I came across this article Work for Free that got me thinking. The goal of every employer is to gain more value from workers than the firm pays out in wages; otherwise, there is no growth, ...
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Bounty points for fixing bugs? [closed]

Ever heard of a company awarding bounty points for bugfixes? Making team members work to do the most, as some bonus money will be dependent on it? Having them split, or pay bounties to others to ...
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Is it normal for programmer to work on multiple projects simultaneously [closed]

On a current job I have 2 projects to work on. First is very huge system and the second one is smaller but it also big (first project is being developed for 12 years, second for 4 years). At first I ...
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Education vs. Experience [closed]

I'm going through a rough time. I'm a CS student at UIUC, which I hear is one of the top schools for CS. I love computers and programming. I've been pretty much doing it my whole life. I'm a freshmen ...
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finding high end software contracting jobs [closed]

I've been contracting for about 3 years now. I am currently a contractor for a web firm. This is a hourly position. I want to find larger projects. I had read that some people are able to only do one ...
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Balancing full time work and personal coding projects [closed]

I am nearing the end of developing the major pieces of my website that I have been working on in my spare time for the last 3 months. My goal is to get it released by the end of next month and ...
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What do you do when you realize your job requires you to do something out of your depth? [closed]

For a large software project recently, I was really out of my depth. And I did actually know this; and that the only reason I was employed was mostly a lack of other qualified candidates. The job was ...
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What is the etiquette in negotiating payment for a software development job? [closed]

The reason I'm taking a general business question and localize it to software development is that I'm curious as to whether there are certain trends/etiquette/nuances that are typical to our industry. ...
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Java but no JEE experience [closed]

I have quite extensive Java experience (many years of Swing, desktop apps, gigantic applets), but have done very little JEE - only one single gig for 9 months, but that was very narrow work where I ...
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Programming-Related Summer Jobs For A High-School Student? [closed]

I'm a high school student, currently finishing my grade 12 year of high school. I have already been admitted into a software engineering program at at least one university, and I have decided on this ...