Questions regarding how well one is at performing tasks required of a job.

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Accept PIP or resign? [on hold]

I am a victim of a conspiracy (resulting from personal grudge) by my supervisor. He has been hatching a plot against me for the last six months behind my back and I have been informed very recently of ...
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fake poor performance - how to deal with it?

My friend is going through a not-easy period at work. She is a sales person, and her performance at the moment, is far from stellar. She works in a pharmaceutical company, where her results are ...
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Supervisor apparently making it appear that our team underperformed and we indirectly caused client not to pay full [closed]

Since I posted my question about how to leave my contract because I was inconsistently paid, I have sought other jobs below radar. The following events have happened: My colleagues came to me with ...
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As a scrum master, how do I get everyone to take deadlines seriously?

Overview I'm a scrum master and also manager of an average team and honestly its my first time I'm responsible to manage a group of developers more than 10 people(around 12). So maybe my question ...
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How to handle constant improvement feedbacks at work?

How to handle constant feedback from your scrum master in your team that you need to improve, and that you have not still reached that stage? How can I convey my message to him that this needs to ...
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Get promoted to job from internship [closed]

What can be the beneficial steps or actions that can lead me to job as a software developer. What guidelines I should adhere to in order to impress my head so that he could let me work as an employee ...
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How to overcome distraction? [duplicate]

How to stay focused as software developer where people are passing all the time in and out of the office and slamming with the doors, talking to each other all the time? How to not get frustrated and ...
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My company wants us to recognize our coworkers' performance and reward the people with the most “votes”

I work for a small software company. A new system being instituted as a part of performance reviews is to ask if you want to recognize any coworkers for their contributions. The people with the most ...
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How do you ask for help when you're trying to prove yourself? [closed]

This might be a very unique situation, but here are the details of my problem. I was accepted as a front-end developer in startup with very good foundation. During the course of my application, the ...
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How to measure performance as a recent grad in a research-based startup?

TL;DR: I love the flexibility at my job, but I'm a recent grad with no mentor and unable to quantify performance. Some Background: I'm a recent grad working at a small startup focused on research ...
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Minimum staffing for a 24-hour coverage requirement [closed]

The company I work for has a requirement to provide 24/7/365 coverage for many of its products, and it tries to do so with only three people to cover the particular product to which I'm assigned. Up ...
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Does it make sense to grow a cost-sink? [closed]

Let's say I'm in an area of a business that is a cost sink: something like customer support. In this support realm there's a KPI that's based on Net Promoter Score. NPS is more or less used in ...
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Is automating my job a good idea? [duplicate]

Recently I landed a part-time job re-sizing images for a local custom-printing business, and while I'm really excited to start working, I couldn't help but notice the obvious flaw in the fact that ...
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performance punishment - should I go on sick leave? (Netherlands) [closed]

I'm an expat in The Netherlands working in the Dutch office of a large international company. The office is too small to have a trade union so there is no union representation and we have no HR people ...
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What exactly is the meaning of taking ownership in a project?

What exactly is the meaning of taking ownership in a project? I have heard lot of managers say this. Since this is very commonly used and at the same time, not part of formal education, I want to know ...
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4answers
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How do i deal with my colleague criticizing me all the time?

I work in a project/team in my organisation which comprises of 6 people. One of my team member has a very bad habit of criticizing me and it seems that he wants to snub me on every little thing. He ...
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1answer
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Asked to make purchase but I am not able

I am the junior most employee working in a consulting company. Recently my senior asked me to purchase some equipment for him while he was away on travel. The equipment is very expensive and I do not ...
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Impact of music on working performance [closed]

Is there any scientific research on impact of listening music when working to performance and quality of programming work? It seems some employers consider listening to music as a negative ...
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Excellent Performace earlier yet I'm asked to go [closed]

I'm an MBA from a premier institute and work as a manager with a big MNC. I'm responsible for handling a major area in my country. Although I only have 3 years experience, my performance has been ...
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How to explain reluctance to delegate is because of ineptness of others?

I'm being criticised for 'reluctance' to delegate. In fact I am pretty happy to delegate (maybe too much so... - I'm quite lazy) given competent people. NB: I don't have perfectionist standards of ...
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Told I've been asking too many questions and put on review

So I was just put on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) after six months at my first job out of college. I know this means I'm going to get fired when the time is up, but until then I would like ...
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How to implement work-to-rule in software development [closed]

I'm looking for ways how to implement work-to-rule to make software developer work as inefficient as it can be but still follow the permanent job contract rules. The question is how to do strike but ...
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What to do when you've been thrown under the bus at the office? [closed]

Recently, I was the technical architect for a well-intentioned project at work. Though the project was not well conceived, it was making slow progress toward its goal. I walked into a meeting with ...
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Alternatives to seeking a new job?

Me I'm having a lot of trouble getting out of bed in the morning and going to work. When I started, I would show up 15-20 minutes early and be really excited. When I had my midyear review, they told ...
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How to be more effective when working “alone” and with no prompt feedback

I am used to working (as a software engineer) as part of teams with team members working together closely, where the technical supervisor/lead more or less controls the flow of the work and interacts ...
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How to get introverted/quiet staff to open up as their manager

Normally I'm fine with quiet staff as their manager as long as they're performing okay. But I have one particular staff member (programmer) who's particularly slow. I've tried to discuss their overall ...
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Employee performance- working on personal business while being paid by employer

I have an employee who has started a Soccer Golf League in our area. His quality, quantity, and timeliness have taken a nose dive. I am certain that he is working on his start up company while ...
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After my boss got transfered to a different section, said he misses me everyday-New development [closed]

I (female, 29) have worked with this boss (male, 45) for 1.5 years. He was very supportive, all the time. Recently he got transferred to a different section of my department. I needed some advice on a ...
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How to explain being discharged for “performance reasons” to future employers? [duplicate]

I worked for the City of Jacksonville as a support developer for a year and a half. I worked for their systems fixing and upgrading multiple applications, over 200 tickets in that period. At the end, ...
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CEO thinks that our intern is fantastic. Should I correct him? [duplicate]

Our company is small, less than 10 people. All hiring decisions are made by our CEO, with little to no input from our CTO. We have had an intern developer for a few months. Our CEO seems to think ...
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2answers
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Socializing as a poor performer

I am relatively new to my organization. For many reasons, I am not performing very well. I am behind on my projects, and although I feel that in my few-month tenure, I have produced decent work under ...
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What feedback should I ask for in a performance review?

I've been working for a company for 8 months and I have asked for a feedback session from my boss. I'm interested generally to know what he thinks of my work, but what specific areas should I ask ...
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Performance Improvement Plan severance?

About a month ago I had posted this question about being put on a PIP: recently-put-on-a-performance-improvement-plan-do-these-details-sound-fair So here's my question today. I'm still at the ...
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How to handle undeservedly positive feedback

As a recent Computer Science graduate I've gotten a position as a Junior Dev. My team has 6 people, a BA, two Senior devs, a tester, and a team lead (Dev background), all of whom have 10+ years of ...
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How can I best handle a star performer on a small team who feels no one else is good enough? [duplicate]

I have a small team and lately my star performer has been marching to a different tune. This person feels that no one else is good enough and doesn't seem to like it if others offer a differing design ...
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Unsure if employee I manage is abusing “unlimited sick leave” policy [duplicate]

A colleague who reports to me has been taking sick days (back issues etc... and, we have unlimited sick day policy). However, it looks like it has not made significant dent on life outside of work - ...
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How to Motivate Interns

We are a local gov't organization, who gets batches of Interns to help with specific help desk. These Interns are college students from local university who are required to do internship. If they have ...
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Explain that job uncertainty is affecting my ability to do work?

Should I tell my boss that job uncertainty is affecting my ability to do work? If so, how best to explain? I am a developer working on a contract basis for an organization and manager I like and ...
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Think my performance bonus is unfair, what can I do? [closed]

Some background about this bonus scheme: It is an inbound call centre environment where customers are called back by an external company to rate their experience on the previous call. Customers can ...
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2answers
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Providing constructive feedback for someone who interprets it as personal criticism

I am a fairly green manager of a small team of 6 software developers. In addition to managing, my responsibilities include providing technical direction, making overall architectural and ...
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Boss's son does no work at all, how to handle it [duplicate]

We have a colleague who, quite frankly, does not work. The only exception is when the boss asks him to do a specific job; in this instance, he will do it (although usually in 5 minutes but make out ...
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Should I talk with my boss about my recent underperformance?

When I was first hired, I was a model employee. I'm a smart guy, and I can work my ass off. I worked the extra time to make up for conversations I had, and I would often come in on nights. I never ...
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How to Post Skills Learned at Work on Personal Website

How to Post Skills Learned at Work on Personal Website. In order to do my job, I learn things from people I work with, i.e. how to use Resource Monitor on 2012 R2 to see which computers are ...
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Slow programmer/coder [closed]

I just hired a web developer and I am having some issue with his performance. The problem is that he is very slow and sometimes he will ask me programming questions. When I hired I knew he was new to ...
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4answers
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I've just started an internship and have realised that I am disorganised and inefficient at work

I have had my current job for two weeks and it is an internship at a software company that makes financial products. It is an excellent workplace with smart people and a good atmosphere. I got the job ...
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How can I request a mentor/helping hand in my company to learn coding?

I've had a very hard time back in my university during my undergrad in CSE due to numerous reasons. Added to that, due to the intimidating nature of our very first programming course instructor, I ...
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Promoting excellence without pointing out incompetence

I like to promote excellence and I try to stay positive. Those are the two main driving forces behind my general attitude and I think it's gotten me pretty far. I've had a good career in IT for over ...
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What to do when your manager won't give you your annual performance review?

My manager is four months late for conducting my performance review. Everyone else I know received it back in July and have already received their salary increase. The deadline for reviews passed a ...
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I have so many problems I cannot focus on work - should I resign? [closed]

I have a huge amount of personal problems that take a lot of time, including being worried and trying to sort a few things out. But I can neither focus on one nor the other properly when I am at work ...
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My performance heavily suffers from distractions and partial code rewrites. How can I fix this? [closed]

Some background: I'm a diagnosed person with Asperger's syndrom (a high-function form of autism) who works at a smallish IT company (about 25 employees). My autism mainly manifests in diffulty in ...