Deb Perelman

Deb Perelman is a journalist in New York City with a focus on tech and the daily grind. Previously she was a reporter for eWEEK, leading the magazine and Web site's coverage of the issue and trends that affect IT workers. </p>

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The shine is off another apple

The shine is off another apple

Techies to Apple: You treat us like indentured servants.In a lawsuit filed Monday that the plaintiff hopes to turn into class-action that could include all staff at retail stores, an Apple employee alleges that the company denied technical staffers overtime pay and other compensations required by state law.

published August 7, 2008 by

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When IT culture changes with or without you

When IT culture changes with or without you

Are you suddenly a bad fit for your IT department?Workplace culture is one of those terms you hear HR professionals, executive strategists and job boards throw around all the time, but what it means is generally less clear--and usually depends on who's doing the talking.

published August 6, 2008 by

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Gartner's grim IT hiring outlook

Gartner's grim IT hiring outlook

Gartner released its 2008 IT market compensation study this week and the news was anything but upbeat. A decline in IT hiring is anticipated, and according to one analyst, pure tech workers are going to have the hardest time.

published August 1, 2008 by

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Signs you might not be IT management material

Signs you might not be IT management material

In theory, everyone wants to climb the corporate ladder. Yet in practice--as anyone who has ever had a lousy boss or manager can tell you--not everyone is actually cut out to be a manager. Here are eight telltale signs you're probably not cut out for the role of a manager.

published July 30, 2008 by

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My Awesome IT Job: Researcher and manager, Microsoft

My Awesome IT Job: Researcher and manager, Microsoft

Desney Tan, researcher and manager at Microsoft, says the toughest technology lesson he has learned was that for the most part, people don't care about technology--they really just want to get things done, no matter how snazzy what you've created may be. Part of an ongoing series profiling Awesome IT Jobs.

published July 25, 2008 by

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