Linked Questions

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Should I ask for work from my team leader when the project is almost complete? [duplicate]

I have been working on a project for 4 months and the project is almost complete. Now I have no work from my team leader and I am spending this time to learn something new in my technology. But I am ...
10
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4answers
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What to do after I finish all my tasks and my manager has no tasks to give me? [duplicate]

Sometimes, after I finish all my tasks, my boss has no tasks to give me. So I sit and feel bad I'm not doing anything. Additionally, I'm not sure if I can surf the Internet and mind my own business or ...
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3answers
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Is it unethical to surf the web if I am idle? [duplicate]

I recently joined a new company. The problem is that they have a release coming up this month end and don't have the time to loop me into the work-flow. I have asked for work to get to know the code ...
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5answers
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Should i ask for more work , when i have completed all the tasks assigned to me for the day? [duplicate]

I work as software test engineer in a medium sized IT company. My lead usually assigns me task for the day which I try to finish asap. Sometimes when there is no build to test or when all the test ...
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3answers
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Is it reasonable to blame an employee for not being productive at work when there's no work to be done? [duplicate]

I am a front-end developer and I recently had a meeting with my boss. During the meeting, he blamed me for not doing anything in the office for months. He mentioned that I should be involved with ...
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4answers
7k views

What can I do if work pace is too slow for me [duplicate]

I started a new job four months ago when my previous startup got acquired. I joined this company thinking that the company will have similar startup culture. After four months of job I find the work ...
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2answers
5k views

I'm that awkward intern. How can I salvage it? [duplicate]

I recently got my first internship at a software company entering my junior year of college. It's been a good learning experience, but a terrible overall experience. In the beginning I tried asking ...
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3answers
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What can I do while “benched” at work? [duplicate]

I sent a CV 3 months ago and changed jobs about 2 weeks ago - the recruitment process was pretty long, but the company has offered me to work in a foreign country, on a very interesting project, with ...
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3answers
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I finish the project too early, what should I do now? [duplicate]

I have been given a project deadline with a total duration of 1 month, but I finish the project for just 2 weeks. Now, what should I do? Past Experiences: What I experienced before when I chose to ...
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2answers
2k views

What can an employee do when the employer does not assign any tasks? [duplicate]

What should an employee do when their manager does not assign any tasks to him/her, although being aware of employee's idle state and dissatisfaction? Can the employee freely entertain himself, given ...
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2answers
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How to handle being the new guy with not much to do? [duplicate]

I was hired at the end of April to fill a role for project that is just now starting to ramp up. The first two weeks on the job I spent time completing administrative tasks and various new-hire hr ...
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4answers
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If I don't have enough work in my department, should I ask to help other departments? [duplicate]

About 3 months ago, I left a secure work-from-home job for one with a greater challenge, more money, and a significant commute. Although I don't yet have access to the application I'm supporting, I'...
0
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2answers
928 views

Finished my work and not getting more [duplicate]

I finished a job which was supposed to take me about 1 month but I did it in less than two weeks. My boss was happy and sold the application as expected. The problem is that I didn't get more work ...
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3answers
1k views

How to fill dead time in work productively [duplicate]

Say, you've done your work and asked your boss to review it. But he's really busy and takes hours. How do you fill that void? Say you've done everything related to it, like documentation, comments, ...
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1answer
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Not being assigned work because project managers don't want the new person [duplicate]

This is long, so here's a summary if you don't want to read: Working for two months in a department where everyone's been working for 10+ years (I'm literally the only new person). Because I'm still ...

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