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Do I need to be arrogant to get ahead? [on hold]

A colleague of mine is very good at PR and branding himself and does this by communicating to the whole world his successes no matter how small they are. He does this in a very arrogant way, by making ...
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4answers
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How to deal with senior developer who slows me down intentionally

It's been a couple of weeks since I started my new job as a mid level web dev. There's an ongoing project on which only me and the senior developer (who is also new here) are working on. As in most ...
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How to handle a “non-compete clause” on the employment contract?

One of my friends was selected to a large software company to work as a web developer after a successful interview. He got the agreement letter and when he was reading it, he found an unfair term. It ...
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Competition with colleagues, is it professional ?

We have a mailing list, where people can post interesting problems to work on. Less than 2 weeks ago my boss posted a very interesting problem. To accomplish it one needs to read a very mathematically ...
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What does non-competition and non-solicitation involve?

I am in Japan and I am going to sign a new contract that stipulates confidentiality, non-competition, non-solicitation, nothing else is specified. I know what that means but I don't really know what ...
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A client wants me to provide assistance with using a service of a competitor company

I build websites for customers and I offer them hosting as well. Relatively expensive but they got all support from me. Now, I have a new client who wanted to build a website. The website is built ...
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1answer
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Accepting a job offer from a competitor without burning bridges

Before I describe my situation, I'm fully aware of many such questions that are similar but I would like to ask for some specific advice. First, I'm working for an Enterprise Software company and I ...
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How do I manage the feeling of being incompetent? [closed]

I know this will come off really immature, given that I am 30 years old. I joined a university as a PostDoc after completing my PhD 6 months ago. I am yet to publish anything after joining here. I was ...
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Employees are gaming their performance metrics, instead of doing what's best for the company

I'd have expected that all employees are expected to do what's best for the company. However this appears to be an ideal that's not reached in practice, and people seem fixated on hitting their key ...
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Share a B2C quote with a competitor

I'm founding a startup in Switzerland and we need insurance in case we break things. I asked for various quotations from various insurance companies in order to buy the best suited for me. I talked ...
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How important is it to stop other colleagues' initiatives?

We all have our "territories" and tasks/responsibilities we want to protect. I once observed somebody saying "this data is mine, this other analyst can't have it", and that data led to very ...