Bottom line: An interview should be about what you can give to a company..
Sorry, I disagree with most in this article. While I'd never ask if I can bring my dog to work unless I needed him as a seeing-eye dog, I think it is viable to #1 get the salary ranges and vacation/holiday expectations established before any interview takes place. The "experts" claim that we shouldn't be working for money but working because we LOVE working for this particular employer...BullHOCKEY b/c I'm sure 90% of the people in this world only work because they like to eat, wear clothes, and not live in a cardboard box in January in Chicago. If the company isn't going to even deal me with something reasonable, then it's not worth the effort b/c most of us will be spending 70% of our lives at work and want to be compensated fairly; #2; why not ask if WFH is allowed? Again, if the said company wants a dedicated, hard-working individual like me and isn't going to allow me to give me flexibility so that I can maintain some sort of work-life balance so I can at least take my kids to the doctor or see a soccer game, then it pushes me to move on to find someone who will. Eventually companies do wise-up and realize that by being sticklers, they are losing good talent, which in the end becomes more expensive than trying to work together.
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