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Not on project team, but asked to make changes to code - how can I protect myself from becoming a scapegoat for any problems?

I am working as contractor and developer at a client location in the client team. The work environment is politically sensitive. Another contacting company won the development work of the entire ...
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4answers
546 views

Just started a new job, and not sure if I should take long lunches with my team [on hold]

I just started a new job as an intern. I am actually on my second week, and I think I have been getting along pretty well with my team. Everyone in my team likes to take long lunches; hour to a hour ...
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Risks around assigning role for colleague 'demoted' as part of a restructure [closed]

Background I manage a team of about 12 employees in an engineering business. Although I am the manager in the organizational structure, I've structured the team to have two senior engineers work as '...
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Discuss with boss about performance and plans

I started my first job position 2 months ago and I feel that do not receive feedback from my boss and I do not have details about what I am going to do in the next months. So far I have been doing ...
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2answers
271 views

I feel left out of a decision - should I contact the project manager?

I am part of a team on a project that is about to start in the next few weeks. While I was away on vacation, a colleague of mine was appointed to the role of Scrum Master. I felt bad when I came to ...
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My team's role being “usurped” by a senior manager of another area

I work as part of a team that carries out "Function X" (e.g. Quality Assurance Testing the product that team T works on). My team and team T report to the same "Big Boss" senior manager. As part of a ...
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Should I recommend that I not be involved in a project if my advice is consistently ignored?

tl;dr: Should I recommend that I not be involved in a project if my advice is consistently ignored? Background I'm an electrical engineer with 20+ years experience in a highly specialised domain. I'...
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2answers
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Should I be worried of a possible lay off if I am not a domain expert nor am I a technical expert. I am basically jack of all trades?

I am in a team where I have recently joined 6 months back. Hence, I am still new to the domain and a newbie automation tester. We have had new additions to the team recently such that now we have 7-8 ...
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2answers
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Unsure on new job title for technical/managerial role [closed]

What are some appropriate titles for a management-level position that involves managerial as well as technical/engineering responsibilities related to network (VoIP), database, and Linux systems ...
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How can I ask to switch teams?

The company I'm working for is restructuring and new teams has been built. Now after I received information to which team I will belong, I feel there is another team, where my skills will be more in ...
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3answers
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How can I differentiate between a junior employee and a senior employee at work? [closed]

In an attempt to navigate the workplace, I am looking to see if there are definable attributes between a Junior employee and Senior employees. I am trying to use this information to navigate a ...
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How to effectively communicate a promotion to colleagues

I was recently informed that I am being promoted. I'd like to know how to effectively go about communicating this to my colleagues before the promotion is made public knowledge so as to ensure that it ...
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Should a software developer also be a technical examiner? [closed]

I'm a Senior Software Developer. I was asked (again) by my manager to be part of the recruitment process as a technical examiner (to ask super hard to answer questions). Last time (it was also the ...
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5answers
402 views

Pressured into doing a role I despise [closed]

I used to be a developer, which I did for 8 years. I started to really resent developing and came to loathe it. Therefore, I gave up that role and decided to retrain and work as DevOps. My current ...
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2answers
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Making the most of changes in role in organization

I'm a scientist/engineer at a startup, one year out of a PhD program (finished while working), have been working about 1 year, 3 months. Prior to last month, I had been working on many different ...
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2answers
187 views

How to transition out of a role I don't feel suited for? [duplicate]

I work in technology for a large financial institution. I was hired two years ago as a software developer and had a lot fun and a fair amount of success in that position. I'm still, technically, in ...
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1answer
220 views

How to prove the manager we need a a new QA hire in the team? [duplicate]

Just like many teams we used to have a manual QA member. After a while he transferred to developer's position. We don't have any automated functional or unit testing. What we do have is so-called bug-...
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1answer
139 views

Define roles in resume if it's similar to 3-4 projects

How do I define roles and responsibilities for a project if it's similar to 3-4 projects I have worked on? Should I keep repeating the same stuff or do something else to notify the employer that I ...
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Passage from developer to QA: how can it be interpreted from a potential recruiter?

For about a year, I have worked as a developer in the same company. I have worked with many different technologies, in the web development area: this means that I have worked essentially with J2EE but ...
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2answers
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.NET developer role/skills [closed]

I recently joined an organization heading up the Internet Marketing team. The company overall is dated, no place more than its use (or lack thereof) of technology. We interface extensively with our ...
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345 views

My circumstances have changed - I'm now unable to do on-call hours

i'm a junior IT support engineer and recently i was asked to start an on-call out of hours rotation. our senior engineers currently do on-call duties however in my work contract it stipulates that i ...
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277 views

Management too-hands off and workplace is chaotic [closed]

Management in this company is almost non-existent. There are no procedures or processes and everything is up in the air. When new people starts there is no orientation process or training at all. ...
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In how much project management should a programmer be involved? [duplicate]

Given that there is no hierarchy in my poject team, i.e. customer liason, project manager, architecture consultant, developers are just different roles. Everyone listens to everybody, and we move ...
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2answers
590 views

How to deal with a situation where team is unaware of my efforts and thinks that I am on the contrary, not managing my time well?

I am on a scrum team. my company has sort of a freeze period going on, where in there are meant to be no releases of our software product / services. So, though there is still enough work for most of ...
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3answers
266 views

Should both points of contact reply to an email addressed to us? [closed]

I am one of 2 points of contact for a team. If someone addresses an email or question to both of us, and my other colleague replies to it, but I don't, then does it look like I am irresponsible? ...
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5answers
351 views

How to be more assertive within a senior team [closed]

I've been working as a "Software Engineer" at a large, well-known tech company in the Valley for over a year and a half now. Previous to this, I've worked at another company straight out of college ...
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1answer
428 views

What exactly is a (non-technical) manager for in a software engineering team? [closed]

I could be a completely ignorant person here, but that's exactly why I'm asking this. Why does an engineering team need a non-technical manager? What exactly is his job? I mean, I do understand the ...
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3answers
762 views

How can I deal with a very lazy co-worker? [closed]

I'm working as a software developer at a startup in Istanbul/Turkey where there are only 2 full-time developers (including me) and 3 part-time staff (tester, developer, ux designer). Yesterday I had ...
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3answers
189 views

Does Business Analyst experience make a programmer more valuable worker? [closed]

I had various workplaces, and my first one was a pharmaceutical company where in the IT the Business Analyst (BA) tasks were divided between Programmers and Project Managers (PM). I spent there five ...
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3answers
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Older employees refer to me as an intern, how can I let people know I'm a permanent employee?

I work in a branch of a company that has 30 people. One week before I was hired, 3 college students were brought on as interns. As a result, three times in the past couple of weeks I've been referred ...
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5answers
2k views

Best way to deal with dishonest colleagues [closed]

As a technical project lead, I received a problem report from a Colleague marked as "Critical". Though I could have delegated that to another colleague on a Monday, I put some effort on a Friday late ...
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3answers
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My boss has two possible roles in mind for me. How can I influence his decision on which to assign me to?

My boss is undecided whether to assign me to: role A: office (managing spreadsheets, image editing, vectorial drawing, etc.) role B: warehouse stock assistant How can I convince him or ...
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How do you expose your need for team interaction without sounding like a slacker?

I have been working at internships on and off for the past 2 years, and at least twice I have been in the situation of having my own project to myself. The first time it happened, I was doing ...
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2answers
901 views

Which responsibilities does the senior position infer in the professional workplace?

I am working as a junior, while one of my colleague's title is senior. I am confused by her recent behavior, that makes me feel senior is higher than junior at an administrative level. She tends to ...
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5answers
2k views

How should I deal with a situation where 90% of my suggestions are ignored or rejected?

I work for a mid-size company and have been there for more than a year. I am part of two teams (TeamA and TeamB). TeamA has 15 members (14 teammates and 1 manager) and TeamB has 3 members (2 ...
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How can I as non-management improve morale and curb infectious pessimism?

I work in somewhat of a DevOps role with a team of professionals that for the most part are highly skilled, competent and easy to get along with. The biggest problem we face as a group is that recent ...
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2answers
5k views

As a new Team Leader, what should I talk about in an initial, introductory, one on one meeting? [closed]

I've started new position on my company, and I need to get to know the team members (although I'm already familiar with some of them). What items should we discuss in an initial one on one meeting to ...
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0answers
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Things to consider for a team-based programming interview [closed]

In the next day I am going to be interviewed for a software engineering position, and the interview is going to be a team-based programming exercise.Interviewees are going to be paired , and submitted ...
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2answers
666 views

How can I deal with a team lead who represents my work as his work?

I am a new member of a small team. I got a project from our project manager. Assigned a team leader with my project. I have done the project and the team lead some times asked whether the project ...
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6answers
4k views

How to deal with an older team member resisting a team leader

I have been given a small team of 4 developers to create a project. The team varies by title as in we have 1 senior engineer 2 juniors and 1 normal. And then there is me with a title of let's say ...
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5answers
587 views

Different standards for new hires

My department has recently restructured with the initial communicated focus of defining roles to clarify the career advancement goals of the team members. All of us were very excited as we felt that ...
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3answers
774 views

Should one put one's “Belbin team role” in the CV?

Is it appropriate to put one's "Belbin team role" in a CV when applying for a standard job (as in, one that does not mention such a team role as a requirement)?