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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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How to improve quality on reports that clients don't read?

My co-workers think that because our clients don't read our technical reports, we don't need to do high quality work (i.e. spend time revising, correct spelling, proper formatting, grammar, etc. ). ...
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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 to cover for my employment gap through my side projects?

I resigned from a software company recently to pursue my passion for developing web applications. After I've resigned I started working on building several side projects each day. I worked on making ...
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Am I being used more than my job role as a Graphic Designer? [closed]

I'm a Graphic Designer in a Digital marketing and design agency startup (8 months experience). I'm the only designer there. There's one person for copy writing and one director who checks my designs. ...
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How do I explain that I don't want to maintain old projects?

I am currently working as a programmer with 3 years of experience in the Netherlands. At the start I worked at some projects I started from scratch and I really enjoyed those. I also acted a bit as ...
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The new project my team is supposed to start makes me feel a déjà vu of a past failed project. How to proceed?

Background The company I work for has the HQ in the Central Europe and a very important branch in a Eastern European country (within EU though). Many important projects start in the HQ with hybrid ...
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What is the appropiate way to deal with employees wanting to lead the development of their “ideas”? [closed]

In my mind, an employee deserves credit for their work, and if the employee doesn't get just credit for such work, they have a right to be dissatisfied. As a manager, I am well aware of this and I ...
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Leaving job close to major deadlines

I've been at my current position for 11 months, and have been working on a pretty big project that I was hired to complete. I haven't made as much progress as expected by my bosses (for some good ...
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How to navigate stalled discussion on development environment location?

TL;DR: Boss insists on an expensive cloud-hosted VM for a development environment for a cost-conscious client. He has misunderstandings and reservations about using physical devices for development ...
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How do I deal with a coworker that keeps changing the look of a report I'm building, without documenting the changes in a design template?

Ideally this was to be an easy project. Create a report for a website. Something like this: I am provided a template (drawn up by graphics designer) I implement/update the programming to match (...
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Manager is not replying about permission to use dummy data

As part of the project that I was doing at a company that I recently joined I need to submit a report to my college. During the start of the project I made it clear that I would need to submit the ...
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My boss doesn't want me to have a side project [closed]

It all started back in February when I decided to start an e-commerce store. When my boss learned about it, he started talking less and less to me. Some days he doesn't talk to me at all, like he ...
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How to talk to a client about a poorly scoped project with changing requirements?

I am currently making a side project for a company. This company has had projects before on which I worked on. The issue this time is that, they had a tight deadline, they sent me the specs and I ...
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What to do when management doesn't consult relevant teams in major projects?

I work for a company that has > 200 employees, and in recent years we've noticed that management hasn't consulted with relevant teams for major projects, resulting in confusion, frustration and extra ...
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How can I tell my manager that I'm unhappy with the project that I've been assigned?

I've been working at my company for 6 months now, in a niche field in the healthcare sector. While I'm still at a relatively junior level, moving jobs gave me a hefty salary increase and the job ...
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Preparing a resume/portfolio with two experience fields

I am a full-stack web developer with projects in production and I'm also a data scientist who is studying Master of Data Science. I'm now focused on data science but I consider both fields important ...
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Why is it 'expected' that software developers work on their own projects in their spare time?

I have been working in software development for the last five years, and have had a number of jobs during this time -- most of them have been fixed term contracts, but I've also had a permanent ...
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Side job proposal but I am already busy [closed]

I am a Masters degree student in Machine Learning almost finishing my degree (I'm expecting to deliver my dissertation by March of 2019, but currently I have no plans of pursuing a PhD). Currently, I ...
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Can I quit in the middle of a project as a freelancer?

I'm kinda new to the job market and I'm basically only working to get some extra money as I'm currently in the last year of university. At this moment I'm freelancing for a company and I signed a ...
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How do I tell my manager that I'm not the right person to finish this project?

I have been working on a project for several months. For the last several weeks, I have constantly been feeling as if I were about one bug away from having it finished. Each fix reveals one new issue ...
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How do I tell a friend that I am no longer interested in working on a project that we have invested a lot of time [closed]

Not exactly in a "Workplace", but this is a side project and the reality is extremely close to the one of a startup so I assume that this is the correct place to ask. My friend started a project ...
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Asking a coworker for help on a personal project

I want to start working on a personal project (outside of work hours), but I'm very new to the techniques and methods needed. I know my coworker uses a lot of the techniques in his current position, ...
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I was assigned to a fake project after being hired. Is this bad news for my career? [closed]

I was hired as a senior software developer and was briefed about a project while interviewing at a client. When I officially started with this company, something went wrong. Eventually, the client ...
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How should I proceed if I suspect about a project being grossly overestimated? [closed]

Virtually everything related to the business core of the company I work for relies on some item numbers being generated sequentially. Unfortunately, a long time ago these item numbers were defined as ...
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Putting projects from books on resume

I've been reading a book called "Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide". In this book, you create projects under the guidance of the author such as: GeoQuiz: In your first app, you will ...
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Does a company gain ownership of code if it's done on a company computer but not on company time? [closed]

Obviously, all code written on company time on the company's computer goes to the company. But does this also apply to off hours? If so, to what extent? If I download a 1,000 file project and modify ...
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Entry level job - how to tell my boss a project is far beyond my knowledge?

Quick background, I have a degree in computer science and took a job as an entry level developer a few months ago. The company is in the electronics industry and produces hardware, but there is a lot ...
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Tools or processes for managing take-home assignments for interviews [closed]

I work for a small company that builds an SDK for developers to use and provides support to help the developers build workflows and troubleshoot bugs. A good analogy would be something like Stripe. ...
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Should I break process and deliver to customer, or vice versa? [closed]

I am in a tough situation that keeps coming up over and over again and it's stressful to deal with each time. So I work for department A, A is not a well defined or structured department (we do BA, ...
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Does a academic Coursework project count as an outside lesson project?

In an engineering application, I'm currently filling in I'm asked to "give details of any activities, hobbies or projects that you have been involved in, outside of your lessons", what I'm not sure ...
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Dealing with a slow moving project as a professional researcher

Context I have an undergraduate degree and I'm working as a medical researcher in a research lab, affiliated with a University. I've done very little since being employed, due to problems such as: ...
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Is being a software vendor manager a viable career for a developer, or is this just a project phase? [closed]

Background: I have been a software, database, and integration developer with 12 years experience, working at my current company for 4 years now. Here, I have done hands-on development, architecture, ...
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How to deal with poor knowledge transfer in new job?

I have joined a new company three months ago and this will be my 1st project. The knowledge transfer done by resource whom I will be replacing is not good. He\She is not able to explain the complete ...
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Coworker on project changes everything without telling me

I've worked on plenty of collaborative projects, and they typically end well. We share the work, we talk over what to present to our manager, we share findings. Recently I've been assigned to a ...
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How to avoid being exploited by a senior employee who isn't even in my team? [closed]

I work in a softwarehouse. We code by spec for various clients (SMB or EP companies mostly.) I joined the company five years ago (my sec. job after finishing my SE studies) and I am in good terms ...
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Struggling to finish project, how to tell coworker?

About 8 months ago I began working on a project for a colleague (part of my job is to do side projects like this). Essentially developing an excel application for a very large database we have. At ...
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Include master thesis summary on CV, or only the title?

Should I write a quick a summary of my master thesis in my CV, or I should write only the thesis title? I've placed it at the section of the projects, but at the moment I have written only the title ...
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How should I approach pulling out of a project?

So, the story is as follows: I worked as a sysadmin for a year at a company, and one of our clients asked me to rewrite some application for them. I initially said yes, but didn´t sign or anything, ...
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Gotten enmeshed with constantly helping a co-worker with their homework during work

Prior to getting my degree and becoming a programmer, I was the head tutor of my college. When I was hired, part of my expectations were to help teach programming concepts to the team when they ...
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No income while living off one's savings and working on personal projects looking into their feasibility as a business - is that being self-employed? [closed]

I'm leaving my job (embedded systems) for some travel, personal development and career pivoting. In that time, I can survive off my savings for about half a year, before I have to start making money ...
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How to make objective agreement measurable for project work [closed]

So I got this new job, which is my first completely project-based job. My salary is partially bound to an objective agreement. This agreement has to be done. My Manager gave me his proposal to this ...
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Negotiating A Software Projects Terms [closed]

Thank you for reading. I am a fairly new employee who has been with a large insurance company for 3 months. I have aspirations of becoming an actuary and have cultivated many skills related to that ...
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How to go about a project out of my league? [closed]

I have joined a web agency half a year ago, and was immediately assigned a complex project that made several developers leave the company. Right now I'm working on that project together with a senior ...
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Asking for some time or refusing an a project offer

I have been working for my current company for last one year. I have been working on a project since then. All the resources from this project are released except me. I am on a post implementation ...
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Personal projects vs research experience for the software industry (machine learning)? [closed]

Disclaimer: I'm new here, I'm not sure if this fits this StackExchange, so please bear with me! I apologize if this isn't the right place. I'm an undergrad CS major at a top tech school. I've already ...
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Should I include projects that are in development in my CV?

I am making an application for loading, displaying and classifying 3d data. The classifying part is in early development. I am applying for an entry level job (internship) in IT. Should I include it?
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How to argue for a raise when project I worked on got cancelled?

Coming up soon my boss and I have planned to discuss my annual raise. I have already read that the best way to do this is to quantify the work you have done in terms of "how it helps the company" or ...
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Should I share my hobby-projects on LinkedIn?

Slightly related to another question, yet I have to ask separately. I have a quite special personal project I'm working on for more than a year - it's related to creative activities: writing, art (...
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How to avoid a project subtly to avoid interacting with former boss

As you can remember, I have walked away from my former employer, whom we'll call Sid. I got everything that I need, except my back wages and correcting my Certification of Employment on account that ...