Questions tagged [job-satisfaction]

Factors involving the support and maintenance of motivation, loyalty, enthusiasm, happiness within a given organization, institution or industry.

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How to apply for job outside my qualification? [on hold]

I have worked in one kind of job, but realized that it is not the right job for me.I decided to apply for both new kind of jobs and the original type of job, but it seems I am stuck. For current type ...
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Love the role you're playing in your company

I am a frontend developer and I love to develop websites. But in my company I am only working on email templates for the biggest client our company has. Yes, I am playing a very important role for ...
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How can you discover meaning and purpose in your development work when it feels so monotonous? [closed]

As a developer, I find myself going through this phase where I feel like my work is unrewarding and like I just pound keys for a paycheck. Even having worked on applications driving social and ...
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Justification for leaving new position after a short time

First off, apologies if this has a duplicate anywhere, I looked but couldn't find anything that mirrored the situation I'm in. I'm a recent engineering grad, who just started up full-time at a ...
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Why does everyone at work take me for granted?

I am an experienced individual, but have worked at my current workplace for many years. I am super nice and say everything with a smile on my face and even if someone is a bit rude to me. The ...
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A reorganization altered my job function. I no longer enjoy it. How do I safely speak with my new manager about this?

I am eight months into my first full-time job. I have a specialized skill set post-graduation, and have been working in a mid-sized R&D company. A recent reorganization relocated my team from our ...
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What should I do If I was told by email that I would receive the offer letter within 2-3 working days but it has been 5 days since then?

I was offered a job in a big company in the UAE but I am in Pakistan. I was hired and was told by the manager that my documents have been forwarded to HR and I will receive the OFFER LETTER within 2-3 ...
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Is it unprofessional to fully speak your mind on job satisfaction with your boss or manager?

I'll try to make this as constructive as possible. I came onto my current job in a rotation program earlier this year as a new graduate out of college. In my short 6 months, I've done very little ...
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Are there any Computer Engineering/Science jobs that don't require programming ALL day [closed]

I've recently graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering, and I have been looking for a job. I've had 4 internships in the past; they've been at both government and private sector, both small and ...
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How to make sure a job will match the job description? [closed]

Wrongful hiring is the case where actual job turns out to be very different than what you have applied to. I have recently started my second job, leaving my first job after 7 months due to ...
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Can I quit a job after receiving a gift?

My boss gave me a gift, but I am actively looking at a new job. If I get the new job, it would be much higher pay. Can I still leave even though I was given this gift? ($50 value) I would feel awful ...
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Can I quit a job on the first day? [duplicate]

I'm a 17 year old guy entering his senior year in highschool. I have a car and have to pay for insurance, gas, repairs, etc. I recently applied to a job at my local mexican restaurant, and I got ...
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What to ask about at the next job interview after a bad maternity leave experience? [closed]

If you've seen my previous posts I had a very bad experience coming back from maternity leave. I want to have another baby in the future and I'm wandering what might be some sneaky questions to ask ...
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Searching for new job with out of date resume

I’ve worked for my current employer for about 12 months. The role offers the opportunity apply skills I’ve been working on growing for the past few years. But my values and the company’s values don’t ...
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How to improve personal work satisfaction and daily progress, when my preferred style is to work on one single uninterrupted task? [closed]

I am a software engineer and I work on a broad range of things. As a person I am a believer of a single-task per time than multitasking for various reasons including that it fits my style. The issue ...
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How to get out of typical corporate programming [closed]

I've been programming Java EE and Spring-based Web backends for about three years now and it has become increasingly boring and life-sucking. I studied Computer Science but never really got a degree ...
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How to take the full advantage of a job I will (most probably) not be fond of? [closed]

I hopefully will be joining a big multinational bank as a technical analyst (fancy term for a software developer profile) by the end of this year. It pays better than what most of the developers in my ...
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How do I convince my boss that the work I've been given sucks?

I'm interning at a fin-tech company that develops products on the Salesforce platform. The duration of my internship was for 6 months, and in the last month, they assigned me the task of developing ...
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Frustrating New Job, Should I leave or Should I Discover More? [closed]

I am currently abroad doing some knowledge transfer on client's site abroad. When I took off, I went with a plan and a specific area to focus on. A couple of weeks later, I was told to prepare some ...
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I am doing something I didn't sign up for in the first place [duplicate]

Since my first days in this company, I kept feeling something was wrong. I strove to dismiss all my worries ... but it was pointless, especially when I was not invited (I was forgotten) to the first ...
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Requesting change of team [closed]

I am graduating this year from university (United States), and have a job offer at a large scale software company. I was an intern at this company this past summer and I was not a huge fan of being a ...
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How I should plan for my future software career outside metro cities [closed]

I am a software professional with 10+ years experience in software solutions, while doing software job in a metro city. As there are lot of career opportunities are here, I can switch whenever I feel ...
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How do I help my team hire a Tech Support Analyst? [closed]

I am in Technical Support, or User Services as we call it. I'm very grateful for my job. I work at a top-tier research university, on a government grant, and I get to help researchers who are trying ...
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Should I tell my boss that I hate my job?

At my last job, I never told my boss that I was miserable (I didn't start miserable; it was a program started by upper management that made me miserable). I quietly looked for another job, then gave ...
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What's wrong about being honest about your career plans? [duplicate]

Premise Until a few weeks ago, I worked for a software company as a software developer. Honestly, I tried to do my best every day. Not only I did what I was supposed to do, but I always tried to ...
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How to explain I didn't communicate well with my previous employer?

So I've been employed at a "real job" for approximately three months, and have come to the conclusion I don't communicate well with my employer. It's not that we're not civil, or don't like each other ...
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Should I be honest about the reasons I don't want to give a testimonial

I'm being asked to give a brief "testimonial" style text about my current job for use on my employer's new website, specifically relating to a graduate scheme. I have been in the role almost 2 years ...
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Is my job in trouble? [closed]

I had been working for one month almost and today my team leader called me in private and told me that they are going to hire another person with my position to help with other projects, as "they didn'...
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How to approach management about switching roles in company

I don't know how to go about doing this. About a month and a half ago we were asked what role we wanted within the company, I'm a developer and I chose Professional Services since up to this point ...
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How can I become more engaged in a job that is not a good fit and make sure my next job is a better fit? [closed]

I work as a PHP developer in a software company. I have 1.5 years of experience, and 0.5 years remain in my company bond period. While in college I was a top performer and was very confident but now ...
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Is leaving career suicide? [closed]

I've been working for my current employer for over 1.5 years. This is my first role as a UX/UI guy, previously I was a developer. Recently, our team structure and the way we handle new work has ...
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Decoration for developers room [closed]

I was thinking about decorating my office's developers room. It's a small room that 6 programmers work in. I recently noticed how dull its decoration is and was wondering if it decreases their ...
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Compensation vs technologies vs career growth potential [closed]

I am a new college graduate (or rather, I will be in May), with a BS in Computer Science. I have two job offers, but I'm having a very tough time deciding between the two. To avoid asking "which job ...
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How do I communicate to my boss that I am unwilling to perform a task because it may be illegal? [closed]

My boss has instructed a co-worker to edit some papers with Photoshop to add information that is not true (and maybe use it later on court). He is concerned that making these edits would cause him ...
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How to approach my boss about a job change?

I work on my current position for about 4 years, I need a change since I no longer learn anything new here. While looking for a job outside the company is definitely an option, I also want to see if I ...
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Weighing pros and cons of quitting against other life circumstances [closed]

I know that it is debated whether quitting a current job before you have a new job offer is a good idea (conventional wisdom suggests that it's not). But in my circumstance, things at my current job ...
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How do I approach my boss regarding being incredibly bored with my work? [duplicate]

I've been working at my current place for about 6 months now. The people are fantastic, the money is fine and it's a 5 minute walk from home. No complaints on those fronts. This company has ...
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How honest should I be with my team leader about my (lack of) job satisfaction? [duplicate]

For clarity - a team leader here, is a people manager - they approve leave, and organise your performance management (and yearly remuneration reviews), but don't play any technical role or delegate ...