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9 months into a new job and i want to quit. How can i improve the situation? [closed]

I am having a lot of difficulties at my job. I liked it for the first 6 months and now I hate it and want to quit. I am an intermediate web developer at a large company making an internal product ...
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I am concerned that I might lose my job over a project I am managing

I am a project manager in a start up and I'm running multiple projects at one time. I have been here for 9 months. Every other project is going extremely well, work is being delivered in a timely ...
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How to get people to attend online meetings as a new Project Launch Manager?

I'm a new Project Launch Manager at a corporation similar to Oracle that develops and sells Enterprise apps. I'm inexperienced in my role but I am a self starter and work hard. My problem is that this ...
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How to prevent my boss from forcefully making my team work overtime [duplicate]

My boss thinks we are not producing enough work quick enough, the reality is that all of my reporting indicates that we are. My cumulative flow diagram has shown a massive amount of backlog work done....
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Tapering management's expectations on a research project

How does one set realistic milestones in R&D activities? Management wants to include milestones in research projects in the R&D arm of a company. I see the value of tracking progress in ...
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Requirements for the job title “project manager” [closed]

Is it commonly expected that the title "project manager" come with credentials? I have some coworkers that have always called themselves "project support specialists", and that is their official job ...
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Boss wants my team to work weekends

I am currently managing an in house team of developers, late in a sprint my boss requested that the team gets some work done by Monday. He mentioned that if the work cannot be done on the Friday, that ...
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Is it my duty to seek work to do or should my manager find tasks for me? [closed]

I have been working for three months as a programmer for a state bank. At first thought it would be like the other jobs in my field, that there would be a manager or coordinator who would pass on ...
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Long hours in a startup - what to do? [closed]

I have been working in a tech start up for 7 months as a PM and something is starting to bug me. The rest of the team can come into work at 9am, I have to be in at work by 8-8:30 latest. ...
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What is a professional way to request my CTO and project manager to end my night shift

I have been working night shift for the past 6 months and I'd like to request that this changes. I was initially promised that I would only be working these shifts for 3 months. However, I cannot ...
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As a new employee, should I inform my employer i need transfer in 6months?

It's 45 days I have joined and allocated to a project not of my interest, but employers not ready to release me from that project. Should I inform that I'll need transfer to another location in 6 ...
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Chronic late/understaffed projects [closed]

When I first started working for my current tech company as an intern, I jumped into a project that was late, and we had to pull lots of extra hours to get the project done. I didn't think much of it ...
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My job duties has become a political football for powerful factions in the workplace, how do I navigate this?

My department has a central support role (systems and IT) in the organization. My supervisor wants to discredit another department head. That department head wants to discredit my boss. They both use ...
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In a Limited Liability Company, how does a shareholder's equity get affected when subsequent changes to the company's shares occur? [closed]

I think an answer to the following simplified question should help me. If you would like to help me with my more specific scenario, then you can read the detailed question at the end. Thanks. -- ...
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How to determine if an additional resource is required for a project? [closed]

I was recently in a position where I requested an additional resource for a short term - 5 week - project. In discussion with the product manager who is knowledgeable about the scope, I requested an ...
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How to evaluate career options when you feel that your are stuck (in the role of software engineer in a corporation) [closed]

EDIT: How can I evaluate my options in a realistic way? What are the factors that I should consider? I feel that I am in a mid life crisis, as many others.. I work for a corporation as software ...
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What should I do if my boss gave me a task but I need someone else's help to accomplish it?

My boss gave me a task in which I should create an application using a specific table in our system, let's call it table1, the problem is, table1 is not compatible with table2 which is the table used ...
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How to speak up/voice concerns about tasks [closed]

I am not an outgoing individual nor do I complain publicly or even privately when it concerns my job (probably because of the money). I am EXTREMELY quite and I am ALWAYS working. I do not like ...
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Is it common to work as a developer without having the possility to know vital things in the project? [closed]

A bit of background: I am one of the two software developers in my company and we are currently working with C++ on embedded machines. My co-worker is working with C since a lot of time and now my ...
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Hints that a project is setup to fail [closed]

Company context Company A, which I work for, has decided to outsource some of its operations to companies B, C, and D. These are currently run by mixed teams of ~ 50% employees of A and 50% onsite ...
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How to set a realistic scope of my project with a rigid and strict supervisor? [closed]

I am currently working on an 8 month final project, of which 1 month has already passed. Its for an Engineering Doctorate degree. I have one supervisor and one client(who is a PhD student). Situation ...
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Delay in placing order and therefore the production stopped. Need to save my job [closed]

how to save your job when you have forgotten to place an order and the production of plant stopped for more than 2 hrs? Please I need to save my job. Kindly guide me
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Present a document with estimations of duration of work [closed]

Two months ago, I joined a software development company. They have just assigned me my first big task that consist in overhauling all the front end of one of our Rails apps. The project is still in ...
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How to provide constructive feedback on a colleague to the manager?

Background : I work as a senior engineer in a software project (~3 years old). Recently, a new engineer was added to work with me for a couple of months to help resolve some of the issues (bug fixes) ...
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How to turn an OK subordinate into a highly productive one? [closed]

I'm in the position of overseeing the work of several "interns" who perform to widely varying standards. While all do specific tasks assigned to them in a timely and high quality manner, some are a ...
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What would you say to bosses that think programming jobs are interchangeable?

I'm in this software company, and funny thing is, I've only experienced two managers so far, but both these two managers view programming jobs not much different than laying bricks. They always ...
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How can i become more alert while doing my work? [duplicate]

I work as QA analyst in a software company. My work involves testing of applications. I have worked on lot of small projects. The problem i have started to face is of low alertness. For example i was ...
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I am taking over all of a coworkers projects, but nothing is communicated to me officially

I work at medium sized (say 50-100 employees) a software industry company for about 2.5 years now, in Germany. We do not have a strict company hierarchy, so technically everyone can just go to anyone ...
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How should I behave well when I meet with my director? [closed]

Well, I'm doing a job in a private institute. The director is very nice person and supportive. I have to give status reports of my job, he has given me one job and it's going to one entire year and it'...
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How to deal with a nagging co-worker who incessantly texts?

After my first internship got over, I moved onto a new one. Since I am slightly more experienced than the other two interns, boss made me the "project manager" for a proof-of-concept he wants to test. ...
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How to politely decline unproductive jobs assigned by my manager?

I'm working on contract basis with an IT giant. Since I have good experience on the project which I'm working now my manager asks me to train the new recruits whenever they join. Giving knowledge ...
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How do you deal with a boss with no skills? [closed]

The situation stands as follow: I am the only developer in this company and the degree of my boss has nothing to do with software development, consequently he has high/unrealistic expectations. He ...
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How to get/make a project manager answer a question?

I often work with the same PM on large application tasks. I am the main point of contact for all things technical. The PM is a bit of a disaster in that this person cannot keep anything straight, we ...
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Restricting outside activities of 'key' people in a project in order to reduce risk

Is it reasonable to restrict the activities of key people in a project outside of work (e.g. non-essential personal travel) as we head towards crunch time. The intent behind this being the minimizing ...
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How to manage other people who want to jump on board of your successful project?

I am currently working on a few high profile projects which are highly interesting for the company. I am observing lots of interest from my colleagues, and as projects start getting steam and first ...
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My colleague always ask for help. Should I help him always?

So my colleague always or at least most of the times ask for my help like he expects me to explain everything from scratch for every project. He wants to learn but doesn't quite catch up everything ...
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Best way to ask for a raise in my situation? Any advice aside from that also welcome [duplicate]

The company I work for supports large corporate clients, and a constant influx of new work is always expected. They are not a startup and have been in business for 15 years. We have six employees ...
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Should teams asked before business decisions affecting them? [closed]

With a coworker we have an ongoing debate about the said thing in the title. Should team-members or individual developers be asked about business and technical decisions affecting them or not? Is ...
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How to convince superior/boss to use software tool, so we can avoid constant status updates?

I have a boss in charge of Product and Marketing who seems reluctant to learn about a product management tool we use, called Pivotal Tracker. My boss started working with us long after we began using ...
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Which are the main limit(s) for tolerance? [closed]

As a manager we have enough situations which we do not like. However our 'gut feeling', a book, lessons learned etc. tells us to be tolerant. However I don't found a clear bullet list on which are ...
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Changes and Information coming in from all direction using

Background This is a small company where i work in roughly 50 ~ 100 employee. I have several departments in my company for example Marketing Department , Financial Department, HR Department and IT ...
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How to effectively manage team members when they are your friends?

Recently I've been promoted to Project Manager at my company and am responsible for managing team members to work on different projects. The problem I'm facing is that most of the team members are my ...
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What is my job role title? [closed]

Long story short, I am an IT professional that comes from a web development background. I have recently undertaken a new position as a front end web developer (contract) with a small start up. Upon ...
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Getting blamed for “not communicating” by manager to cover his lack of coordination/follow-thru [closed]

So I work for a small software company, where there are about 8-10 "programmers" ...as they call us. This company started in the 80s, thus a rift has developed and there is this "Old Guard" and "New ...
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Project Shutdown due to Legal issues: How to represent on resume?

This is a continuation of a question I asked last week found here: Bankrolled my way to lead developer, does this count as experience? Two years ago, me and a couple online friends decided to write ...
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Bankrolled my way to lead developer, does this count as experience?

About 2 years ago, me and a couple of online friends decided to write our own flavor of Linux, based off of Debian. Up to that point, I had been a regular user of Debian, but had no "accredited" ...
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Dealing with unrealistic deadlines

I'm seeking advice on how to deal with unrealistic deadlines at work. The issue is that the company I'm working for is making a huge pivot, however there is an expectation that the pivot will occur ...
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Do hours logged managing remote projects/teams count toward PMP requirements? [closed]

I'm an independent developer with several years of experience working on physical teams for six month to one year contract projects and also managed remote members (primarily designers and developers) ...
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Making code changes; doing things quickly vs doing them well? [closed]

I'm a software developer fresh out of grad school, been working in industry for 5 months now and I am very much still adjusting to the business world. Over the past 5 months I have learned a ...
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Who should I report to? Conflicting requests from different people

So right now I'm an intern, I believe I have a supervisor who is also supposed to be a mentor that can help me. I tend to send him the demos of my work and to report on progress. Hes also super busy, ...