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Boss may think I'm overpaid

I have suspicion that my boss may think I'm overpaid. Is there anything I can do to remedy the situation if that is the case? Hypothetically say I'm 100% sure he thinks I'm overpaid what should I do ...
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How do you comeup with multiple teams where work in interlaced and all deliver the same Single UI project

I currently hold a team of 17 all of whom work on delivering single product --Admin UI. The problem with such a big team is Grooming, Standups, dividing works, scaling new team members, handling ...
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How to split your direct reporters to teams when your manager is against it?

A friend of mine is actually facing this problem. He currently manages around 12 engineers as their direct manager. He's unable to effectively perform his job since he's supposed to have a very hands ...
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How do I ask for a demotion?

I’m in a management role at a mid-sized company and hate it. My first three years at the company I held a “project manager” role, which I really enjoyed. Nearly two years ago I was promoted to the ...
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How should I tell my boss that I'm going away for another company?

Premise: I'm 21, and I've started my path for my current company when I was 16 in a school internship. Then for all next years every internship or every holidays I was working for them as a software ...
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How can I convince my manager that I cannot multitask?

I've never been able to multitask. Task switching takes a very long time for me. Writing software requires quite a lot of mental "setup" and I need to get into the flow of it. This takes ...
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How to keep yourself motivated at work?

There are times that I feel like I don't want to do anything at work. How to keep me motivated at what I'm doing?
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How to keep my morale high? My colleague is redoing my work and i feel belittled? [closed]

I work for a startup, and I handle from interviews to Production ops/ delivery. Many times I anticipate the future and I was ready with the work even before it arrives. This is how i used to deliver. ...
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Is it common in IT field for managers to be bad at management? [closed]

I have seen a few managers who do not fully understand client requirement, mess up the project, and blame the team. Is it a normal thing in the IT business, where a manager would mess up, or is it ...
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Enforcing standard practices onto a self-taught project owner

I currently have engaged myself on a not-yet-serious-enough game project owned by my partner. Although it is not going as strongly as I wish, I myself am a trained dev, did my years at school and went ...
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Employee doesn't listen to my demands

So I have a developer working on dockerizing one of our application for production. The thing is that it's already done for development, and he has been taking a lot of time doing it. He also is doing ...
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Boss taking forever to check my work

My boss said he wanted to look at my code before I can test it on the system for our company. 3 weeks ago he said he will look over the weekend. Last week I asked him again and he said he will look at ...
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I was assigned a totally incompetent intern but there is no official procedure to report this. Should I make noise about this?

I'm working as a senior developer and my manager told me that I'm been considered for a promotion so I should start getting some experience managing people as it might soon become part of my ...
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Employee went over my head for a raise [closed]

I have an employee that went straight to my boss to ask for a raise. This employee never approached me about her wages. We do reviews annually, and the last review was about 6 months ago, so it really ...
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What's the term for adding something to a project so that a manager can remove it to feel like they've contributed? [closed]

I first heard of this from a blog post or twitter thread from someone in game development, but can't remember the term they used for it. Basically the idea is: you're designing a level or whatever, ...
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Is there a minimum number of candidates that need to be interviewed before a decision is made? [closed]

Sometimes certain interviews feel like they're not actually seriously considering me for the role. For example, I had an interview the other day over Zoom. They said they were impressed by all the ...
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Ways to Ensure the understanding is well distributed among teams [closed]

This is mostly seen after verbal agreements of broad ideas. People discuss something and they all seem to be on the same page, agreeing to the idea and giving positive assessments. If you start from a ...
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All of a sudden manager calls me while I'm off work and tells me coworker said I've been bad mouthing her

I work in retail. We recently got a new manager. She has a very difficult job as she already is a manager of another store and is almost never here in person. When I was not at work she called me ...
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Accused by the team of "stealing" my role from a colleague: all team members are against me

Two months ago, I was hired as a project and team manager in a multinational consultancy company. I have about 8 years of work experience, but only 6 months as a project manager (I worked before in ...
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Should I take over stakeholder communication from direct reports?

I started a new job 2 months ago as the manager of a small team. Two of the members of the team, let's call them Bob and John, are at the level of senior analysts with about 3 years of experience. ...
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New coworkers don't have to clock out and get paid more as a result

I work in retail. We are scheduled for 8 hour shifts. The pay system is directly tied to when we clock in and out: so if we clock in 1 minute late we get paid 1 minute less, and if we clock out 1 ...
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My Supervisor told a customer he was going to fire me

I love my job but not my boss. He does not like me because I run circles around him in sales. In other words, my feeling is he's resentful because, month after month, I basically make him look bad. My ...
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I cannot get promoted in a very large organization no matter what I try, what am I doing wrong? [closed]

I have worked for the last 10 years in a very large organisation as a software developer. I work on a complete bespoke payment solution that processes about 1 million dollars in new payments each day. ...
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How to unlearn bad habits imbibed from ex boss

My boss in my previous project, was not a good manager, in my opinion. She had very controlling nature. She would treat me like a school child and put her nose in each and every matter and work. She ...
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I "snitched" on a coworker who always leaves hours early

Where I work there's a strong culture of "not snitching". Several coworkers leave 1-3 hours early. There is one in particular ("Bill") who literally does it each time. He often ...
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Is being disliked due to making unpopular decisions expected in every management position?

Almost a year ago I got promoted into my first management position to lead a team of 6. Even though I think I'm doing a passable job and my team is mostly happy with my style of management, I'm hating ...
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How can I avoid an undeserved demotion

So. I've been working for this company for almost a decade. During these years I've been doing all sorts of tasks, basically helping where help was needed. As a result, I now have skills in various ...
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Too many cooks/leaders problem solutions

I am working in the Startup world and noticed that often there is a problem of too many people jumping on the issue, wanting to lead it, make decisions etc I know it from Corporate world it was ...
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As a stutterer I have been asked to move into Management

I have had a stutter for my whole life and after a few minutes most people can easily recognise it. I have always worked in Infrastructure doing mostly Engineering/Security and Development. I have ...
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New manager gave everyone a raise including new people

I have been working in retail at a store with a very high turn over rate. Recently we got a new manager. She gave everyone the a raise so we are all getting paid the same. At first I was happy, but ...
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How to navigate the breakdown of managerial structure in workplace [closed]

I'm hired by a Manager X. He is under the higher level boss Z. Z is the largest share holder of the company and initial mentor of X. A breakdown happened between X and Z. Because X wants to pursue his ...
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How do you handle colleagues who constantly give you resistance?

I work as a full stack developer in a team of 7 developers. I like to receive the constructive criticism as well as give it when needed. I love to review PRs and strive to maintain high coding ...
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Boss locked me out of my email as a punishment for being absent for a few hours this week

I work at a startup and up until now I had a good relationship with my manager. He’s 15 years younger than me and he owns the company. He sees himself as a very ruthless manager and he prides himself ...
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How to proceed with benefits reimbursement? [closed]

In my company, as an employee, I received "benefits" like 25% discount for studying for a master's degree in their university, and for being paid full time for 6 months while doing the ...
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How should I navigate an unfair compensation situation?

Background: I am a former web developer professional who never earned a degree. I developed medical issues that were originally thought to be life altering and enrolled in a college to complete a ...
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Is it normal for a team leader to use pull request comments as an indication of performance?

I was in a performance review recently and my team leader, who is a non-technical person was going through the usual: what do you feel has gone well so far this year, what do you think could have gone ...
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An employee departing means that our project spend is reduced as that employee gets deleted. How to ethically arrange departures? [closed]

I work for a very metric driven organization and they have time tracking and budgeting for everything. However, they also like to hire people without experience to let them "grow" into their ...
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Salary negotiation if salary of colleague is known

I work in a software company and my 2 year contract ends in a few months. The management wants to take me on in any case, because I was able to take over personnel responsibility and lead a team in a ...
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Proper to Escalate a Manager that didn't follow correct PIP Protocol

I've tried to make this concise as possible so please bear with me. This is related to my earlier question (Employee barely working due to Mental Health issues), in which the summary is: In March ...
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Team building in the post-COVID-19 era

I am not sure whether I should call now (July 2021) the "post-COVID-19 era", but let me just use that in my question. About team building I don't mean those "fancy" outdoor ...
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Should I warn our new manager that the previous one didn't always follow company policy?

I work in a retail environment. We are getting a new manager. The previous manager seemed to have rules but didn't care if they were followed. For example he told us, we (as non-management staff) are ...
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How to handle lying and insubordinate employee?

The company that I work for (IT company) has undergone cost-cutting and laying off employees. As a result, a few teams are down to one person, including two of my teams. One of these two, let's call ...
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Dealing with interference from my boss

I am the lead software developer of a startup since one year. We are 7 in the company and I will be promoted as CTO in few months, and I informally fulfill that role since I was hired. We have some ...
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Boss says I'm stubborn when I don't agree

I work in industrial automation, and as part of a project, we had to install a light barrier around a turn table to keep operators safe. Upon noticing that this light barrier was not sufficient (could ...
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How to deal with teams that deliberately make their negligence hard to document/track?

I work in a software engineering company with over 1000 engineers in silicon valley. We generally have really strong & healthy engineering teams, and have very high ratings on glassdoor. But ...
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Can my employer force me to wear clothing that's too big?

I recently got a new job cleaning a clothes store and my manager gave me a polo shirt that's a size ‘small’ but it comes to my knees and is way too big. I could fit three of me in the polo shirt. I ...
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Boss provided practical advise on how to commit suicide during bad feedback in our 1:1

I'm still shaking when thinking of this. The other day I had a 1:1 meeting with the boss. During the meeting, the boss gave me some bad feedback about my performance. I was really upset about the ...
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Transitioning from a semi-autonomous role to a heavily managed role

I've been working as a data scientist/analyst at my current company for close to four years now. My former manager (call him Dinesh) left at the end of last year and since then, his manager (call him ...
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How do I apologize for feeling sick and missing a meeting?

I am an intern a part-time software engineer in a company. I did not feel well the night before, I overslept accidentally and missed a meeting, where 5 of us want to write a business plan, the ...
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Desperate for advice dealing with maniacal management [closed]

Summary: I work in that company for 8 years. I want to transfer to another department because my current management has done illegal things that I've documented in emails to them. I think they prevent ...

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