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July 24

Need some programming career advice
Need some special snowflake programming career advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:15 PM - 4 answers
How hot is Seattle real estate right now?
We are considering a move to Seattle from the Bay Area. Last year we took ourselves out of the house-hunting game down here due to the crazy market here. What can we expect from Seattle? [more inside]
posted by chevyvan at 3:48 PM - 7 answers

How do you do things?
I really like interviews about how people do their work, the tools they use and why. I regularly read The Setup and Lifehacker's "How I Work" series. What other sites should I be reading?
posted by rensar at 3:46 PM - 6 answers

What is the NIH job application process and timeline like?
I'm a nurse practitioner in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (4 years experience), and I'm applying for jobs at the National Institutes of Health. I've had one prompt and enthusiastic response, but I've heard nothing from the rest, so I have a few questions about NIH's hiring process and timeline. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 3:14 PM - 1 answers

I'm productive only at night, but this clashes with my class schedule.
When I want to do work that involves writing, I find that I am most productive during the hours of around 11 PM to 6 AM, because it takes me all evening to wind down from the day and get into a mindset where I can focus on creative/writing work. My circadian rhythm will then be messed up for the next three days or so. This is incompatible with my class and work schedule as a medical student. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit at 2:23 PM - 6 answers

We've been screwed by a vehicle buyer. What should we do first?
My partner and I currently live in PA. Before moving here from CA, my partner sold a vehicle to a private party (I was not a part of this transaction). That guy never registered the vehicle and collected a ton of tickets.. which he never paid. The state of CA just auto-deducted over $800 from his bank account to cover these tickets. Rent is due next week, and our landlord is kind of a drag. We're a little overwhelmed. This is terrible! What happens now?
posted by ElectricGoat at 1:56 PM - 14 answers

Timing a teaching application?
I am a high school teacher with multiple certification areas. For a couple of reasons, I'd like to get a job at another school, and there are two positions open there, one in each of my certification areas. However, I significantly prefer one position over the other. The position I do not prefer closes today, and the position I prefer closes in a week. Both would be better than where I am now. I have two questions. [more inside]
posted by marylucycraft at 11:29 AM - 6 answers

Temporary European banking
I'm going to the UK and Italy for 5 months for work and am having trouble getting the banking situation worked out. [more inside]
posted by rustcellar at 8:50 AM - 14 answers

Productivity tools for a job with frequent and inevitable interruptions?
I'm a full-time public librarian, and I'm always in public - no off-desk time. I really like the customer service aspects of the job, but find it hard to complete other tasks in a timely manner. What productivity tools or other strategies can I use, given that the interruptions are inevitable (and even desirable in some cases)? [more inside]
posted by Knicke at 7:23 AM - 5 answers

How do I get my boss to take my raise request seriously?
I'm underpaid after a year in my first job after Grad school. I've done great work and my boss is happy, but she won't put me up for a raise. I am in the process of looking for a new job and have an interview, but I'd prefer to stay at this one if she would take my request seriously. What's the best course of action? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by permiechickie at 7:11 AM - 28 answers

Still don't know what I want to be when I grow up ... at 39
Trying to figure out how to begin a career change at 39, when I don’t even know what I want to do next. Feeling really adrift and stuck right now – how do I start making a move? [more inside]
posted by DingoMutt at 6:47 AM - 19 answers

What are alternative ways of VC funding for a medical devices start-up?
We have developed a prototype for non-invasive blood glucose measurement and have problems finding funding. What are the alternatives? [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc at 6:42 AM - 10 answers

July 23

Gettin fired for the dole
How common is it for American workers to deliberately get fired in order to collect on unemployment insurance?
posted by willie11 at 10:45 PM - 27 answers

How to figure out and pursue a more lucrative career past age 30?
I have realized that my career path is not going to offer the compensation or growth potential I would like. I need to pivot. How can I identify an more lucrative career path and the steps necessary both to train and to break into said path? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 7:04 PM - 13 answers

Software skills for aspiring technical writer
How do I know I’ve taught myself enough technical writing software (number of programs and my abilities therein) for potential employers to take me seriously? [more inside]
posted by glass.hourousha at 6:23 PM - 6 answers

Information Systems internship questions and crisis of confidence
I am trying to get a start in the information systems field, but I am having a crisis of confidence. Snowflakes. [more inside]
posted by the big lizard at 6:14 PM - 1 answers

Job Search Woes: Online Application Edition
I am just a couple weeks from receiving my bachelor's degree, and thanks to my college career counselor I feel like I now know what I'm doing when it comes to resumes, cover letters, and the interview process. I'm applying for an administrative/HR position, and the company's online application has be concerned that I don't look like as good a candidate. Should I mail the resume/cover letter in, or deliver it personally, and ignore the online app? [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter at 2:04 PM - 7 answers

How do I sell a business with no assets but a good revenue stream?
The problem in a nutshell: I am the sole owner of a S-corp consulting practice with one very large, very happy client. My company has grown a lot and, to handle the workload better, I've brought on some subcontractors who essentially do the same thing I do. Now I'd like to "sell" the book of business to one of my subcontractors, but I have no idea what sort of financial arrangement makes sense. [more inside]
posted by DrGail at 12:44 PM - 14 answers

Credit card debt not paid on in a year, repayment plan options?
Large CC debt ignored for nearly a year, going to call all collectors tomorrow to try to get a payment plan. Tips? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 10:21 AM - 10 answers

Help in Acclimating to New Job
I haven't had a job in an office in over ten years. I've gone to school, I've done freelancing, but it's been over ten years since I had to get to an office and work for several hours and then come home. I start next week and was wondering what advice you might have in terms of acclimating to a new job after working on my own (or being in school) for so long. [more inside]
posted by sockermas at 9:54 AM - 9 answers

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