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My new employer wants to me to attend a meeting with their team

I have accepted a job offer and currently on notice period. My notice period is 2 months and alomost one third is completed. My new employer wants to me to attend a meeting with their team for a new ...
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Asking for more money at the end of a project that may or may not be successful

I'm new to workplace exchange but I figured I would head over here to ask a question that may be provocative and may have several answers. The background: I was hired as a web developer for an ...
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A co-worker is copying my personal projects [closed]

A co-worker is copying a project of mine I developed on my free time and walked him through (as education) so that he can learn the basics of SEO and can do similar stuff. I've heard from another ...
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Are independent projects appropriate to list on a resume?

I am an undergrad student and I am going to sit for placements next semester. I plan to do a project on my own (without supervision by a professor or anyone else) during vacation. Even though it ...
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Put onto a project I don't want to do. How can I tell my boss?

I have been in software development only about 10 months and I was hired for Python/Django platform. The boss wants me to work on a mobile project. which I don't not want to work on. These are my ...
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What reasons to say when I want to get in a different project? [duplicate]

Our company is an IT service provider which develops software for other companies. 4 months ago, I finished my work in one project and was put in a different one. My first impression of the new ...
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Is it poor etiquette to give unsolicited suggestions when new on the job? [duplicate]

I just graduated from grad school and joined a job at a large software company in the US 3 months ago. I enjoy reading recent research papers to get ideas and to understand what's going on in the ...
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How do I survive a failed project?

There is a great question on programmers that dealt specifically with the programmer aspects. Many of us end up on projects that we can tell are doomed for failure long before they are cancelled. ...
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Are there potential consequences of letting your employer know about your personal projects?

Yesterday, while talking with my boss, I mentioned I am working on a personal project in my free time at home. A senior was sitting nearby and he advised me not to tell the boss such things. What ...
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How to deal with an interviewer who thinks I have copied an open source project?

This is an hypothetical question. In order to gain some practical technical experience, I have started off building a software from scratch whose excellent open source option already exists. I ...
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4answers
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Is it safe to use an idea that was conceived by a previous employer? [closed]

I want to implement an idea that was discussed as one of many potential ideas that a company I used to work for might take once the project we were currently working on had launched. However, the ...
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2answers
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How to advocate a different approach to a project when office politics are involved in the decisions?

My group has found itself in the position of being forced to implement software projects in a technology that has proven to be a poor fit for the kind of work that we are being asked to do. Due to ...
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What's the most professional way to abandon a contract project?

Over the summer, in addition to working as an employee of a software company part-time and studying part-time I took on a contract project to make extra money. I gave them an estimate and we agreed to ...
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Whom do I empathise with: Erroneous employee or forgetful employer?

My team is close to a release and deadlines are getting tighter. This is wreaking all sorts of havoc on the team members. One of our developers is late on his deliverables. I believe the problem ...
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5answers
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How do you say you are bored and need work to do?

I started working in my current job as a contractor last week and was given an assignment which I completed at the end of the first week. My 2nd week is now into its 2nd day without any ...
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How can you deal with receiving no job training without becoming a pest?

I have been in a situation before where I was essentially thrown into a job position with no training whatsoever. It was very much a "sink or swim" environment where I was expected to become ...
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7answers
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How blundererous are spelling and sentence mistakes when writing to your boss?

I often write to my boss (Director) to report the changes that I make to the software. These changes could be new functionality or enhancing the existing features. My problem is, I make spelling ...
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3answers
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Are constant changes to a projects requirements a sufficient reason for terminating a contract?

I have serious problem with one of my clients and I am trying to determine if I should terminate the contract or not. I am doing web site and application design for a client. I estimated the project ...
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I made a possible mistake on a live project at work, how to handle this mess?

I am a software developer that just started out in this company. It's been almost three weeks. On Friday when I was about to leave work, a co-worker stopped me and told me to make changes to already ...
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5answers
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How can I stabilize a hectic project without offending the unofficial Project Manager?

I recently changed jobs and was assigned to a project at the new job that is in serious need of some stabilization and cohesion. The project has been in the works for 3 years and involves many ...
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Is the “open doors” policy for a project manager always beneficial? [closed]

I've heard that the "open doors" policy is beneficial, as it lets anyone come to the project manager with any problem that might arise. At the same time being interrupted at irregular times can be ...
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4answers
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How to avoid or reverse getting “burned out” on a project

I have been with my current employer for about nine months. Due to what I believe are project planning issues that occurred prior to my employment here, the project I joined in-progress, which was ...