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Software Engineer out of college with no work to do!

I graduated in May and just started my first full-time software engineering position at a smaller (relatively speaking) branch of a large defense contractor. My first day of work was June 10. However,...
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As an intern with ADHD, how to be able to focus on badly engaging tasks?

I am what in english could be more closely described as a paid intern. I am happy with my position so far, a month in, it isn't perfect, but I don't need it to be. In my software developer internship,...
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What to say during an interview

Currently, I have been working for my employer for 2 yrs, with a full time 40 hrs a week schedule - but I am only actually doing 3 hours a week of work. This is a family construction business, and I ...
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What to do if there is no work but there is 4 months left on my contract? [duplicate]

I was hired as a software engineer contractor to solve a particular problem in a big tech company. I feel like I've solved it, because there is less and less work coming my way, but there is still 4 ...
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How to gain motivation to do “boring” work?

I am an intern at an auditing firm. Completing this internship is mandatory to become a qualified chartered accountant. I like this profession, but sometimes I have to do boring jobs for which I have ...
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Bored at work despite recognition from management - What to do?

Context I am a Software Engineer and I work in a large software firm. It is my first job, but I had multiple open source projects before and I have a solid experience in software engineering. My ...
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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 I tell management I'm bored with my current projects?

I'd like to ask how should I handle the following issue. I've been working at a company for about 10 months so far. I was initially hired as a mid-level c# web developer. All the questions during the ...
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Coworker has nothing to do but doesn't want to upset her boss by telling her boss's boss [closed]

I have a co-worker in my team (let's call him John) who is supposed to be working with a woman from another company. She's on a fixed duration contract. It's bit like outsourcing because her ...
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Keep yourself motivated to work [closed]

I have 4 years experience as a developer. I recently had my appraisal meeting. My manager mentioned that I performed below my performance. He told me I am lazy, and I tend to miss all the use cases ...
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Started a new job, getting bored regularly [closed]

I have recently started a new job two months ago after a bout of major depression which I took 8 months off work with minimal sick pay in my previous role before resigning. Rushed into this new job ...
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Is this a bad job or a normal experience for programmers?

I started working at a company as a Junior Java Developer 5 months ago. I work on a big project, but still there are development tasks (the senior devs are doing them). I expected to get at least some ...
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I have no practical tasks as a new developer , is this to be expected? [closed]

I was newly hired as a developer. The process took around 1 month and after signing the contract I was asked to report to work 2 weeks later. For several weeks now I'm only reading documentation (...
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Bored during low workload phase [duplicate]

I work as an IT consultant at a large company in a open space office. I am the only developer here who is responsible for a product which has a small part in a larger environment. We soon have a ...
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Career Advice for someone returning to work mid-life [closed]

I was a software developer 1988-1999, then a stay-at-home mom until 2010. I tried teaching for a few years, but was wholly unsuited to that career. In 2014, I got an admin job at a small tech ...
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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 ...
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Explaining that I'm leaving because I'm bored — or do I need to?

I'm bored at my job. I haven't learned a thing in the year that I've been there and I'm rebuffed whenever I request to be able work on a task that I would find more interesting (after having my daily ...