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Should I ask for a raise at current company when I receive offer+promotion from another company?

I will start by providing some little context: I was interning as a developer at a company A while I was in last year of my college, one year back. Since it was still a pandemic in my country, the ...
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Manager trying too hard to persuade me to stay on team

Due to some recent changes in my life, I decided I need to start working remotely. When I discussed the topic with manager, he was sympathetic but explained that the work-in-office policy came from ...
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Is it worth it to push back about time reporting deadline?

I work as a subcontractor for a company; Really almost all employees at this org are contractors through one of a handful of subcontracting firms. A while ago, there was a bit of an organizational ...
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Discussion with my manager or CEO on higher studies

I am a working person in India and I am preparing to get into a college for my higher studies. The college I want to get into has only regular classes (no option of online classes). I cannot quit my ...
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How do I leave a company on good terms if my project manager views leaving the company as a form of betrayal?

I work as a software engineer under direct supervision of a project manager. Since I became employed, the project manager started trusting me more and more and now there's a lot of trust between us. ...
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Does the Manager's manager need to know disputes in teams?

I was reading about conflict resolution and I read a good approach, if a situation is considered as a conflict that wont resolve by itself, is to start with the manager calling an informal and private ...
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Negative feedback but the other person is unaware of issue [closed]

This is a question for managers. When someone in your team approaches you to complain/give negative feedback about a team member does it matter to you, and how you handle things, if they have not ...
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Manager wants me to learn a different field of work

I'm a full stack developer. I have been hired as the same by my current company. As the company is not that big, my manager wants me to learn dispatch process as there are very few team members for ...
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Is my boss insecure?

I'm struggling with my boss --- not for the first time. I'm the kind of person that likes knowing what is expected of me, learning how to do it, and then working hard to excel at it. What I am ...
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Manager loves to micromanage, how to handle it?

I’ve joined a new company two weeks ago, and recently I was told by my current employees in my team that my new manager is a very harsh guy. He fired four people in last year and one of them was the ...
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Is it reasonable to expect confidentiality when applying to different job at same company?

Background: I work at a large US company with an IT department of a few thousand people, and have been here for a couple of years. Several months ago my manager submitted paperwork to promote me, as I ...
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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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What's a synonym for the "top cover" provided by one's manager?

There's a military slang term, "providing top cover": combat airplanes flying at high altitude to protect from air attack a military force especially of other airplanes flying at a lower ...
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My current job doesn't excite me, and any exciting work is taken over by senior members. How should I discuss this with my manager?

I joined a product company 1.5 years ago as a full stack developer. As per the Job description it was mentioned they need people skilled in Java as well as HTML and JavaScript. I was asked interview ...
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Manager wants to me to change methodoloy for no good reason and I don't accept it, so we will have a meeting about it. How should I proceed? [closed]

I work in a small/medium startup (20 to 30 people) as a software developer. In this company there are 3 teams that kinda overlap with each other in the sense they all work with the same tech stack, ...
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Managing someone who can't work on more than 1 ticket a day? [closed]

I have a really toxic developer who I tried to reach for 2 hours and he told me he didn't respond to me, because he was too focused on his task. Then I mentioned he had a blocker and when I asked him ...
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How should I deal with a boss who keeps changing his mind and doesn't reply to text/calls but when I get stuck due to comm. gap threatens to fire me?

I've been working at a tech startup since October 2020 in the AI team as a part time research assistant. The work I've done till date is making datasets, computer vision research, writing patents, and ...
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Manager does not reply to my message for days. What should I do if he ignores my follow-up message?

My message is regarding a time-sensitive issue. It's not a complicated question though, as it just requires a yes or no answer. He read my message on the chat program we use, but he did not make a ...
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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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How to deal with a manager who doesn't know what I do day to day?

I am a software developer with a manager who I speak to once every two weeks at my 1 on 1s. They are for the most part about company culture, company policy, external projects, etc. None of it matters ...
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My boss wants to attend my team’s weekly meeting

My boss has asked that I invite him to my weekly team meetings, which I consider to be inappropriate. How can I respond? My concerns are that my (micro-managing) boss will potentially undermine my ...
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Research manager prioritizes small, quick results at the expense of correct methodology

Background: I work as an algorithm developer in a small research/development team at a SaaS startup. Our whole team consists of juniors (including myself), and the manager is also relatively ...
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Should I give notice at work before closing on the house I'm selling? Moving to the other coast after selling

Should I give notice at work before closing on the house I'm selling? I'll be signing the closing contract in two weeks. I was thinking of giving notice now at work, but I know the buyer can back out ...
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How should I manage conflicting schedules from project managers who refuse to communicate with each other?

My manager left the company a few weeks ago. Instead of replacing him, the organization was re-structured so that I have 4 contracted project managers. They all micromanage everyone's hours and ...
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My proposals for introducing a new technology keep getting turned down

I work in naval architecture, and I have wanted to be an AI engineer for the past few years. I've taken some college courses, acquired certifications and read through text books and have done my own ...
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Feedback to manager

We have multiple new employees and each time they are put with me it is simply to teach them how to make phone calls so I am aware it is not overly exciting. Every time a new team member is with me ...
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Letting team present Strategy to CEO [closed]

Is it a wise decision as head of adepartment to let your direct reports present their strategy to the CEO, or would that hurt how you are seen as a leader?
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Should I consider asking my manager to stop insulting his employees behind their back?

I am working in a small startup based IT company. I was supposed to be trained in this company then join another one (they have such a tie up). But, seeing my work and all, the first company decided ...
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Too little raise [duplicate]

I have been working for a company in Australia for a year now. I have achieved pretty good results in this year, and my manager has commended me in front of others several times. Today, he voluntarily ...
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Should I ask my line manager whether I should apply for another job?

I'm currently working on an hourly contract with this company, I love the job and I love the environment and my team, however, my contract is only 6 months (I'm covering for someone taking 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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Higher up ordered me to run a department meeting against my will and that by virtue of his rank I have to do so, should I report this to HR?

The head of my department (think "head of back end engineers") asked me to run a cross company meeting for the department, that is to happen next week because he will be on vacation. I ...
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Manager says I take too many sick leaves and that creates a bad perception

I work at a large company in the UK, but not a client facing role. It usually has projects to be delivered over a couple of months. I am entitled to some sick days a year, and I usually take them if I ...
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Dealing with part time manager whose approval is required daily

Due to some org changes my team now has a manager who only works three days a week. I'm finding this very frustrating given how often I require her to click a button to approve things. Given the main ...
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Got a little snippy with Boss should I apologize

I got a little snippy with my Boss because we agreed to hire someone and then he starts asking questions or pushing back on it after we agreed to it. Anyways I snapped back and told him if he wanted ...
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Threatened by senior manager after starting transfer to new department

I recently accepted a new job offer with another department within the same organisation. I told my manager who was supportive and we kicked off the transfer process. A senior manager several levels ...
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Husband has a job offer, and we might move. How do I ask my manager for remote position?

My husband was offered a new job within his company, which would start in October. It means we are moving a few states away, but only if I can work remotely. It’s not a job that he applied for but ...
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What are the various excuses which can be given to the manager while interviewing in office time?

I'm an experienced Software Engineer in India. My manager is a weird person and want all of his team to sit in front of PC all the time, despite having no work. He calls anyone anytime and if someone ...
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How to learn to become a manager?

I have always been an IT tech guy, currently with 25 years experience. Now I got a job in a company as an IT manager. I have no prior experience in management. I have problems knowing when to call for ...
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How to reject the job offer from this desperate manager diplomatically?

I'm a 3+ years experienced Software Engineer in India. I have a job offer from an org, which has recently launched it's development center in India. It belongs to my manager in prev org. I am ...
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My manager complains about me feeling undermined

A different team is hiring a role very similar to mine, to take over part of the scope of my work. The manager of my manager is working to align interests, but I suspect I am pretty expendable in the ...
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Gave a bad feedback to an employee on an appraisal and my manager has basically demoted me

I'm the marketing manager of a very successful start-up and the social media manager who I have been managing for the past two months and a half is really bad. She's incompetent, she's a bad colleague ...
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How to gain business acumen while in a business analyst role?

Sorry for the long post. I'm working in an e-commerce firm. I have 4 years of experience working with SQL, Python and a handful of BI Tools that I have grown very comfortable working with. I feel that ...
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Switching companies - having a really hard time in my current company due to the culture and engineering practices

A couple of months ago, I joined a company (1bn+ in revenue) as an entry-level software engineer. I considered myself lucky that I was able to land a good job that paid decent salary midst of a ...
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Manager focusing solely on personal career

I have a manager that is aware of my career objective to transition to her (managerial) role. In our one on one meetings she was encouraging the idea but I noticed that no real progress in any ...
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How to moderate my own attitude based on my manager's feedback

I work in cybersecurity at a financial services firm and am the technical lead / team lead of our team. This week I had a 1 to 1 with my manager and got both positive and what I feel is negative ...
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Added to new employer's repo and working on a new version during off-hours

I am starting a new Software Engineering position in a month or so, but, the manager I will be reporting to added me to the repo of the current codebase of the software I will be working on when I ...
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How to get rid of the freelancing work permanently?

I live in India and along with my full-time job (in which I'm earning a good salary), I have been doing freelancing for my previous manager (who launched his startup with some guys, last year). I have ...
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Contradicting manager in meetings

I have a manager who loves to give status updates on my behalf in meetings with senior folks. Unfortunately her updates are usually wrong to the point where I then look stupid going to people after ...

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