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I'm a 19 year old IT student, currently doing an apprenticeship where I do 3 days a week at my employer and 2 days a week in school. My course is 2 years, 1 year and 2 years to end with a diploma after five years.

I'm ending the first 2 years phase and I want to ask my boss if he will hire me again for another year, but I'm pretty uncomfortable about this.

My company has only 5 employees, that's a start-up. My boss, a secretary, one developer that was on an internship at the beginning (2 years ago), another new student doing an apprenticeship and me.

I'm doing a good job: I'm now autonomously working. This week, the principal developer is in vacation, so I'm deploying in production and fixing a production bug. I think this is a pretty high level of responsibility for a student with only 1 year of experience.

So how should I ask? I did ask 5 months ago, but my boss told me that as a start-up he couldn't be sure about this.

I'm also wondering when to do this - should I do it with other employees near?

  • @JoeStrazzere it's my boss, not my friend.. – Valentin Silvestre May 30 '17 at 11:41
  • @JoeStrazzere in last edit I specify that I've already asked before. Asking again make me feel like a spam in inbox.. – Valentin Silvestre May 30 '17 at 11:57
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    You asked 5 months ago. It worked, he just could not give you an answer at that time. Ask again in the same way. It seems he was not offended. – skymningen May 30 '17 at 12:00
  • I will edit plus yeah you're right, he is cool.. – Valentin Silvestre May 30 '17 at 12:05
  • @JoeStrazzere that's right, but now it's about "When". With other employees near ? When we are alone ? – Valentin Silvestre May 30 '17 at 12:07
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So how should I ask ?

EDIT : I already asked 5 months ago, he told me that as a Start-up he couldn't be sure about this.

Five months is a lot of time to pass. Your boss may have gotten busy and simply forgot. I don't see the harm at all in simply asking again.

I would suggest if at all possible you ask him face to face. If this is not possible, bring it up in a phone conversation, and if all else fails send them another email.

As you progress in your career, you have to overcome the fear of asking for what you want.

  • Right, he always forgot because he's so busy.. I'm over thinking easily sorry. Another question, when should I ask ? When we are alone ? Employees in same workspace aren't a problem ? – Valentin Silvestre May 30 '17 at 12:08
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    I would try to catch him in a one on one situation if at all possible. – Mister Positive May 30 '17 at 12:09
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    Right, let's give me a try – Valentin Silvestre May 30 '17 at 12:22
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    he hire me again :) – Valentin Silvestre Jun 15 '17 at 8:12

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