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Telling manager my ambitions

I'm a 25 year old working in a large bank. My manager is in her 40s and is one level above me in terms of seniority. A lot of my work is planned by her and I come in at the end to do the "grunt ...
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Managers constant feelings of inadequacy and self-deprecation are affecting his managerial skills

I work for a tech company and my manager has become more and more insecure around his abilities and constantly vocalizes how he doesn't feel like he's carrying his weight nor that he understands much ...
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Senior colleague is leaving my company, how can I let my boss know I am interested in his job

I am a software engineer with a decades worth of experience. A software architect in my team, recently handed his resignation with a 30 day notice period. Since I am interested in progressing my ...
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Not getting help when asked for

I am working in a large IT company. My position is a firmware developer, I have ~4 years of experience of writing firmware and electronics engineering combined. The company sees me as a junior, not ...
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Quality vs Development Time & a jerk Manager

Quality vs Development time As a developer I like to deliver quality. This means thinking out an sensable architecture, reading docs (in case of integrated a new package to the code base or when ...
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Team member who works alone

I'm a backend engineer (age: 30) in a small startup (25 workers). I came to this company 6 months ago and my team consists of 4 engineers and a manager. A couple of months ago, my manager hired a ...
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Being offered a promotion due to the Software Development Manager / Software Architect leaving. How do I ask for a proper raise?

Background: I work as a software engineer (C, TypeScript, PL/SQL and PHP) for a small technology company (less then 50 employees) in the Chicago area. I've been here for a year and 9 months as of ...
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How to deal with a boss who is trying to make you quit

I work in company which does outsourcing to various clients. My first project assigned was related to DHCP for a client which does network software. The implementation and testing took about 3 months (...
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How to diplomatically reject an interview invitation from the former manager?

I'm a 3+ years experienced Software Developer in India. I left my previous organization during March 2020 and have been working in my current organization since then. My former manager also left the ...
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When in a conflict with someone, should I tell them that I intend to speak to their superior?

In a workplace, if there is a conflict with a coworker, the best approach is to talk to the coworker about the problem directly. If a resolution cannot be reached, one can then try talking to the ...
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How do I handle malicious coworker making work unbearable

I recently started working for a small team. At the same time company hired another person for the same position. We were meant to form two person team, because our competences are complementary. That'...
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Former Manager still giving me tasks

I'm working as an offshore Senior ERP Developer with a BPO Company and have a Onshore Manager ("MM"). I have some issues working with MM, and to name a few examples: I feel he doesn't want ...
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Is it unethical to divulge results of a COVID test to my team?

Background At my workplace, we have, in my opinion, an issue with being transparent about where COVID exposure is. I understand the rationale of being careful with how information is communicated: ...
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Very anxious about telling manager I'm moving team

I've applied for an internal team transfer at work. I've interviewed with the new team and hiring manager and want to accept their offer. My manager takes things very personally and I haven't worked ...
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Giving honest feedback to old manager when I move teams in the same company

I will shortly be moving to another role within my company. I haven't told my current manager yet and he is the primary reason for moving. I'm expecting him to ask me why I'm leaving his team. I'm ...
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Dev manager wants to do design

My software development manager doesn't write code and mostly deals with the business but likes to get involved in design discussions. In my opinion, it's not her strength given that she's no longer ...
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Tech lead interviewing and manager still allowing her to run wild

Im working on a software development team. We are a small team and our tech lead has told us she is interviewing to move to another team. The tech lead usually works alone and pretty much much built ...
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Would a hiring manager be annoyed if my reason for moving was due to management style?

I'm meeting with a hiring manager in my company to discuss moving teams internally. I'm anticipating them asking me why I want to move. If I be honest, it's because my current manager's management ...
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How can I discuss with my manager that I want to explore a 50/50 arrangement?

Context I work at a large Dutch, not-for-profit, partially government backed organization for 2+ years and have (in my eyes) favorable working conditions like a permanent contract, a pension, holiday ...
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I've been given knowingly conflicting instructions by my direct supervisor and their supervisor

There is conflict in my workplace that is much higher up than me. I am a receptionist/admin person in a small branch of a large organisation. As a result of this situation, I have been given ...
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Bad performance review despite objective successes and praises

I started a job 8 months ago. The person who did it before was let go for performance issues. Before they chose me they spent 6 months looking for someone (while the previous guy was still there). I ...
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How can I debate technical ideas without being perceived as arrogant by my coworkers?

I'm somewhat new in this job (6 months) as a frontend/backend developer. My boss, whom I consider a really capable and smart manager, has a system for measuring developer performance, in which I ...
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I'm elitist: how to avoid being detrimental to my team members and value their contribution?

My mindset I'm elitist. I mean that I hold quite high standards when judging things and people. An Uber ride on time, or an Amazon product that does what it says on the tin? That's worth 3 stars.1 4 ...
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Boss takes issue with working hours - getting down to main problem

To cut a long story short, I prefer working in the mornings - and with the recent world situation I am working 100% from home, so it's even easier for me not having to deal with all the traffic etc. I ...
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How much notice should i give

I've worked for the same company for 12 years , I changed roles 6 months ago and this meant i still had to give the 1 months notice required before I changed departments .... now 6 months on I've got ...
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Criticized for doing my job too well

Our company had a big problem with people not taking our mandatory online training seriously. Even though the higher-ups try to stress how important it is, people will usually flip through a 4-hour ...
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How to deal with a bad management choice about a technical solution?

So I am a new intern in a big company. During my interview my (now) n+1 asked how confortable I am with 2 informatic langages and If I would be able to their problem with them. I answered that I am ...
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Manager Argument about coding speed

A non technical manager keeps arguing that the team should code faster to deliver on the scheduled release date. We tried explaining that issues arise, thinking and coding simply cannot be sped up to ...
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How do I conduct myself when dealing with a coworker who provided me with bad data and yet keeps pushing responsibility for bad results onto me?

Some background will help me explain myself better - I maintain a software system that is used by the sales team. A sales person enters some data, then some complicated computations are done, and a ...
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How to deal with an adult site on a work domain [closed]

I have a strange situation. An organisation I work for (a charity), have ownership of a website domain, let's call it nice-charity-123.org (not real obviously). We had a project in India, which we ran ...
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How to get a promotion faster if I am delivering in a senior level?

Here's the situation that I am in and I would like some thoughts about how to act accordingly: I've been working for in a big company in a scandinavian country for a bit more than a year, hired as a ...
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How should I ask my manager to assign work to me?

Recently I have been assigned to a new project. But my manager is not giving any work to me. I don't know how to discuss this with my manager.
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Ambush meeting for silly plan

This morning I was invited to a 9.30am meeting by my boss (I normally start work at 9am although I am perfectly permitted to start as late as 10am if I so decide on the day and I have no earlier ...
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My boss is asking me to do something that isn't my job to not delay the project

I have the issue that my boss wants me to do some regular stuff for the workshop. I am an engineer. We have a technician that is supposed to take care of these matters as they don't require ...
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How should I deal with coworkers who don't want to engage in small talk?

I work with a great team of people. I'm the only female, and I'm younger, while the others are middle-aged. We usually get along great, have fun, engage in ridiculous banter, and share a lot of laughs....
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How do I help my manager understand I am very stressed?

I have a great manager. We are two Europeans working for an aggressive, fast paced organisation from the US. He is under great pressure because of his job and internal politics. I am under great ...
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Working Collaborative with Other Departments

My team has owned a marketing a project for about a year now that the marketing department would like to start having more ownership in and collaborate in. We owned it by default because no one their ...
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Should I tell my manager that I want quit in 2-4 months? Or should I keep my plans to myself? [duplicate]

I just wonder if I should tell my manager that I want to quit in a few months from now or not. Below I am going to provide you with some context and description of my current situation. Basically I am ...
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My manager seems to be judging my performance by only a single skill

I've been working for an international company during last year. It's a software company that has its own product. I really like this company and recently I've received a raise. I've spent countless ...
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Does this feedback to manager express what its supposed?

I need to give feedback to a supervisor. I don't know if the way I wrote this clearly express what I want it to be, and also if its the best way to explain it. Situation: In my workplace there are ...
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Transparent feedback about manager to skip-level manager

In my organization, we are required to give feedback to our skip-level manager about my manager (skip-level manager is my manager's manager). In this questionnaire, which is generally a set of ...
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Dealing with hostility from ex-teammate newly promoted to lead

I have been working in a team with 3 other developers, reporting to a tech lead who departed as of very recently. Afterwards, we started reporting to the most senior teammate who was promoted to fill ...
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How do I best pass on a manager's feedback to a colleague?

I've got a new(ish) colleague with whom I share a manager. I was tasked with onboarding the new colleague when they joined, although I think they're pretty settled in now. In a meeting with my manager ...
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Tricky situation causing great mental fatigue

Context Asking for my mum. She is a head at a warehouse. There is a new employee that has been causing some hassles. This has created some tension. Description The new employee, by all accounts, is ...
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Asking for recommendation letter from my new manager when I just recently started?

So I am in a relatively awkward spot. 2 months and a half ago I joined a company. However I only did so because I did not get accepted to grad school, which is my n1 priority in life. The period to ...
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Feels like I am being lied to about the possibility of a raise [closed]

I have been working a tech company as a developer for the past few years and 8 months ago I asked for a raise in salary. I spoke with my engineering manager, and his response was: "Lets finish ...
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Manager/coach not giving me proper credit for the projects I do. How to move forward?

I think I got a very toxic direct manager. I recently graduated college and this is my first job, don’t know what to do. So here’s a list of toxic things he’s done : I discussed some ideas with him ...
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After company restructuring. how could I assert the type of role I want without risking redundancy?

Question: I have already made it clear verbally what I want in my career and asked to speak in a few weeks' time to discuss this. Apart from job hunting elsewhere, is there anything else I can do?
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What to do if manager repeatedly forgets aspects of the project?

I've been working on a project at work where my manager repeatedly forgets about different parts of the project. As a result almost on a weekly basis he asks the same questions about the project which ...
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How to make my manager use corporate communication tools instead of WhatsApp?

I have a manager who has created a WhatsApp group for his team. I personally do not like to use my own phone for work related things. (I have Slack and Teams installed so you can reach me through any ...

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