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How to handle management's expectations of new team members?

For context I'm a .Net Senior Software Engineer and Team lead. I recently started my current position and the majority of my team members are performing well. However, due to the general shortage of ....
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Can I negotiate a higher salary using the understaffing to my advantage?

Okay, so here's where I am. When I joined the project in 2019, the team consisted of 4 FTEs with myself as the only junior employee (the others were test leads in Systems Engineering and QA). ...
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Move abroad for internship

I am a Student in my 20s who’s recently moved abroad to do an internship. I have in the past year been in the USA to do an exchange semester there, and loved it. Therefore I applied to European (I am ...
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How to manage salary expectations when moving to a smaller company?

I (senior software dev) have been contracting for a small tech company for the past couple of months and was recently extended an offer for the position of CTO. I was told to come back to them with a ...
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Is it normal to expect to know how much a job can pay when interviewing?

Recently, I have applied for a programming position at a small start-up and after a couple of interviews and a long technical task which took me a good portion of a week, I was offered a salary much ...
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Confront Manager about Unrealistic Report deadlines

Disclaimer: I know there have been a lot of posts already about unrealistic deadlines, but this one's a bit different, so please don't mark it as a duplicate right away. Background: For the past two ...
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Is it common to be dismissed during the probation period?

Recently I started a new job in a publishing company and is serving a 6 month probation period. It is my first job since I graduated 6 months ago. I feel that many people are scrutinizing my work ...
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How should I respond to a request where unreasonable tasks are to be done exactly by the time duration despite being new to project and having issues?

I have started a role where the team lead asked me the estimations, and I told him 2-3hrs as the team lead expects me to finish it faster as I am experienced. But I am bogged down by many issues such ...
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Should I explain why I couldn't accomplish as much as I wanted, if my employer is satisfied?

In my current part-time work situation, we have weekly meetings where we discuss our ongoing progress. I often present my work along the lines of "I had a pretty busy week so I wasn't able to ...
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How should one handle getting asked to be an expert in an unfamiliar technology? [closed]

I have been working for an IT company for five years. Four of those years were I worked with the same technology but for reasons that changed and I was moved to another project but I moved out for not ...
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Hired as a consultant, but working outside my wheelhouse?

So I'm currently working as a consultant with an agency that's fairly hard to get into, everyone loves working there and few if any people ever leave. The benefits and pay are exceptional and I'm ...
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Just started a new job, but it's not meeting my expectations, also just found out I am pregnant

Two weeks ago I started as a Front-End Developer in a new company. On the interview we discussed my experience in Javascript and VueJS. React and C# was also on the table, but I said have zero ...
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As a junior engineer I have been put in charge of a project outside of my capabilities. How can I communicate this to my management?

I am currently working as an electronic/software engineer at small Australian company. I started here as a part of my work experience required by my university. After I graduated, I have continued to ...
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How do I tell a coworker they are being set up for failure?

My coworker has been assigned a project for which he is completely unskilled. He is really smart and will eventually figure it out, but that could be inefficient and definitely mean the project goes ...
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High income and difficulty during interviews

I'm interviewing for a new job. My income is 20-30% higher than average. The immediate reaction is usually 10-15 seconds of silence. The delayed reaction is usually: They won't call me back, or ...
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How to deal with not being held to the same standards as co-workers?

I work as a secondary public school teacher. II am being held to higher standards than other staff. This is not just my own observation, but several other co-workers have pointed this out, as I got in ...
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How to communicate a roadblock that has no solution until the breaking change is fixed?

I believe based on my online investigation for well over an hour, looking at Github issues that there is a breaking change that is keeping a project from moving forward. I am still very much a ...
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How to manage management's expectations when starting a new job?

I started a new position several weeks ago. I've onboarded well and started working productively and delivering almost immediately. I've started introducing changes directly after starting (which I ...
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The truth about programming jobs? [closed]

I just started my first job as a full stack developer after 5 years of studying and a BA in CIS. I probably could have got a job much earlier if I didn't invest so much time in to learning how to ...
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How should I interpret a comment made by a member of management at my new job?

I am almost a month into a job and the CTO says, "It's important to realize that we don't expect you to know everything perfectly. Based on our levels of conversation with you throughout the ...
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Should I work extra time because everyone else does? [closed]

I work as a software developer in a small startup (15 people including the CEO/founder and all employees) which sells a SaaS product to businesses. We "officially" work from 9:30am to 6:30pm (8 hours ...
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How to handle an increasingly 'hostile' working environment? [closed]

I've been working at an international company for just over seven years and for most of the time it has been an okay place to work. About three years ago, I was among the first people to start on a ...
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Coworker demands immediate assistance when having computer trouble

I'm a developer at an agency and there is a photographer who works in office. She often has trouble with her computer: accounts, the internet, etc. She comes to me when she needs assistance with ...
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How can I cope with impossible deadlines under an adverse environment? [closed]

I started in this new job as a software developer (java SE desktop) after 4 months of finishing college, I already had two jobs and I had quit the last one to finish my degree in computer engineering. ...
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How to communicate to a client I am unavailable

I have very good relations with a lot of clients I work with (Both in project work as well as support and consulting work). Often clients may try to circumvent the support chain and email/call me ...
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How to keep regular duties from intruding on time devoted to a 6 month assignment?

As of the new year I'm going from my regular day to day duties to going full time into preparation for a planned shut down. I've been struggling trying to tie up all of the loose ends as it seems ...
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How can I convince management that their on-call expectation is unreasonable? Am I unreasonable?

Some background: I lead a small team of systems administrators that supports two different server rooms. Over the last couple of weeks, there have been problems with the power supplying the building ...
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