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Should I begin transitioning from one role to another in the same company before the effective date of the new role?

I have worked for the same company for a while. I am currently a Senior Director and I've applied for and been offered a Vice President Role. I was ready to accept the position with an effective date ...
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How to cope with burnout right after a promotion

Due to a reorganization in my department I was offered a promotion from a software developer to a team leadership role last summer. I accepted. As things were ramping up, I felt the pains of the reorg....
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is it normal to never have been promoted?

After having worked for over 30 years in hierarchical businesses, it seems odd that Ive never earned a promotion. Ive been demoted at least 2x by having my responsibilities severely trimmed. For ...
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How to ask what my future is with my company

I've worked for a smallish (~200 employees) insurance provider for almost 5 years as a web developer. My 5 year review is next month and I think this review is a good time to reflect on the growth I'...
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I got promoted then the person I was replacing changed their mind and I got put back in my regular position [closed]

I got promoted with a raise. The person I was replacing had put in their two week notice but then decided not to leave and I was put back in my regular position with less of an raise. I'm real salty ...
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How to get career back on track

My wife was diagnosed with a rare and difficult to treat cancer. I became a full time caregiver and was out of work for a year. I left a role as a staff level (one above senior) software developer at ...
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Is it ethical to ask manager repeatedly after short interval for onsite opportunity?

I was added to a project a year ago and it was stated that there will definitely be some onsite opportunities later in project. When I asked, manager told me he will put forward my name to upper ...
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Is getting free discovery calls from coaches without having an intention to purchase OK?

I like getting coaching sessions. I find a place some coaches are offering 1 hour free coaching. Till now, I got plenty of free coaching from different coaches. I know these coaching calls are kind of ...
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Should employees get promotion as soon as they show some higher qualities? [closed]

I work as a test automation engineer at a software company in Germany. Recently, I asked for a promotion after 3.5 years, but my request was turned down because my manager thinks I haven't been "...
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Huge gap in promotional increase comparitive to team members

I began a new position at the end of October last year, leaving an underpaid and overworked role at my previous company. During the interview process, I conducted research on platforms like Glassdoor ...
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Should I Ask for a Lead Title if I Expect to be Manager?

Background This year, I was transferred to a struggling software project as a developer. My time with the team has been difficult due in large part to shortcomings with management. During my time with ...
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My son was promoted, offered increase, then offered interim promotion, and is still waiting for retro pay 30 days later

This is a bit tricky. My son took a position with the city for park and rec department. They are short staffed, and a position that matches his skills became available after being with them for about ...
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Manager wants me to attend work at a different area for remote work (far away)

I work 3 days with my team, and 2 days a week at a far away campus (think an hour and a half) my work is fully remote, I'm a data analyst for a large school with 5 campuses. I'm being paid the lower ...
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a manager of a smaller (merged) company became the boss in the LARGER company that acquired them?

I have been a Director of Software Engineering for a large (3000+ employee) company managing a few development units (200 software development lines) for about 10 years. 5 years ago I have been ...
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Assigned to a senior role without salary raise

Situation: I am working as a product manager on a product that is designed and implemented by our software engineer contractors. Due to insufficient delivery quality of the contractors and given that ...
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Can I be denied a promotion because the job requires car insurance but I don't drive because I have narcolepsy?

I am thinking of applying for a promotion at work. It requires you to have a certain type of car insurance coverage. However I have narcolepsy and am unable to drive, due to excessive sleepiness ...
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How to preserve professionalism in a difficult environment

I work as software engineer in a pretty young company (5 years old) and I'm making a lot of errors that can ruin my career. Until some months ago everything was great: the compensation is just ok. We ...
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Do you have to be a people person to succeed in the workplace? [closed]

Do you have to be a people person to succeed in the workplace? Like do you have to be able to manage teams, etc to get promoted generally speaking? Assume the roles are technical in nature. So if you ...
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Handling a manager's irritating behaviour, rejecting promotion request

In the organization, there are 3 levels of managers, L1 (my direct reportee), L2 (middle management), and L3 (C-suite). I've been performing well since the day I joined the organization (1,5 years), ...
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How to avoid the higher expectations that come with seniority as well as any desire on the part of management to promote me?

I work for an organization that has a pay structure such that advancing beyond senior developer is utterly undesirable, but has excellent benefits and lots of vacation time and a strong stock market ...
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Not Feeling Confident In My New Position - Should I Return To My Old Position?

It's been about 8 weeks at the new position I've been promoted to at my office, and while I would have hoped to feel more confident in this position by now, I'm not feeling as confident as I would ...
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How do I handle a situation where my manager wants me to promote a member of my team who isn't ready?

I manage a team of product managers. We have a promotion period once a year. The process is like this: the manager nominates some of their team members, then a group of seniors and directors would ...
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Is it a good idea to ask my boss for a one on one in this scenario?

Our department restructured and my new boss called me into his office a while ago. He offered me a new position title with a raise. Long story short I asked him if I could just be a senior project ...
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How should I reject a promotion that is based on compliance rather than merit?

I have been given the prospect of a promotion, which really is just a title change that comes with more responsibility, but not more money or more authority. But it has happened that someone (let's ...
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No/Delayed Promotion

I have been working in a start-up. I started out as a designer despite having 7 years experience. Some time after I joined, the startup started looking for a senior designer with 4+ years of ...
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advice around promotion during web development placement [duplicate]

I live in England and started a 1-year web development industrial placement in September between 2nd and now 4th year of Comp Sci degree at a very large company with 5+ sites. 4 weeks in, the only ...
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Senior engineer requesting promotion without payraise after promotion deferred due to COVID

One of our senior engineers, "Gus", has been working towards the top level of engineer in our company, "Principal Software Engineer". The promotion is a pay increase, more ...
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Waiting to move to a different team with no set date

I'm a junior tech worker who works at a company that works mostly with other businesses in various industries and technical setups. Since joining, I have been in the same team, which is now more than ...
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Can I counteroffer for an internal promotion after it has been signed?

I signed a job offer for a promotion in August for a position that will be starting in January. I have been working for a company for almost two years at one location. The promotion is to support six ...
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In for a promotion from individual contributor to team lead, what counter-arguments can I put forth for better conditions?

Our department is expanding and I was encouraged to apply for a new team lead position, which I was hinted as the primary (perhaps even the sole?) candidate for. We have had an informal interview ...
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How to develop as a recently promoted team lead when your VP is always busy?

I've been a software engineer for quite a while, but recently I got promoted to a team lead which causes me a lot of STRESS. Now I'm superior to my peers which makes all of us a bit uncomfortable, but ...
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Constant, juvenile conflicts with colleague after promotion turmoil

I am Software Architect at my current company. I was offered the role of team manager when my manager (who I’ll call Bill) was promoted 6 months ago. I told Bill that I would probably provide greater ...
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Unexpected Promotion & Little Experience. How to Judge an Appropriate Salary for a my New Position?

I have recently been told that I will soon be receiving a promotion to a new position, Product Owner, at my annual performance review. This was fantastic news to me, but I realized upon thinking it ...
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Is my current workplace actually trying to retain me?

I recently received a much, much bigger offer and a promotion to join another group. I've been dissatisfied with my current job because the leadership has been fickle and irresponsible. However, I ...
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I feel undervalued and don't know whether I should stay? [closed]

I have been trying to break into the legal industry for a few years now. Covid and the subsequent working from home have done nothing to help my plight. Approximately four months ago I was contacted ...
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Employees quitting soon after being denied promotion/raise

In our company I've noticed a pattern that about 2 months after someone asks for a promotion or raise and does not get it, they are out the door. Is this the expected result of employees being denied ...
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Can I ask to be considered for another opening in same group?

I was hired for an Analyst role. A month after my joining, our group published a senior analyst opening. My qualifications (education + work experience) fulfill the criteria mentioned on the website. ...
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Should I mention that a previous manager promised me a promotion when applying for it?

My previous line manager was always enthusiastic about my contributions to our workplace. Privately, he told me in review meetings that the next time a suitable promotion came up it was essentially ...
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How do I safely decline a political/controversial promotion as a woman?

I've worked with my current employer, a large tech company, for 3 years now. The job is good in general, pays well, etc. My division (about 15% of the company) started a new program to encourage women ...
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Should I involve EEOC if I haven't been promoted for over 25 years?

I've been working for Veterans Affairs Medical Center for over 30 years. My last promotion was 25 years ago (from GS 4 - GS 5, step 10) and that one turned out to be a dead end job. According to ...
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Tips on what I should do to move up?

So I work for a company doing maintenance for a web application. The web app is so old, has an insane amount of legacy code and has hundreds of thousands of lines of not so great code if I'm being ...
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Should I leave my job now or after promotion even though I already tried to resign? [closed]

I want to leave my current job as the pay is not good enough and it was my first full time job which I initially took on to gain some experience. I am planning on going on leave for 1 month from mid ...
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Boss wants me to advance and asked "what he can do to help me get there."

I've been a Junior Web Developer at a non-tech company for about a year and a half. The other day I had an informal mid-year review and my boss asked where I wanted to be in a year's time (a front-end ...
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Interim role offer without a raise

I have been offered an interim role to cover maternity leave. The interim role will be for 6 months. It will involve more day to day tasks. This includes monitoring of team members and tasks and more ...
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Colleague got promoted instead of me but quit shortly after! [closed]

I have been working in a medium-size ad agency for 5 years. I started out as a designer but after about a year, I started to talk to my manager about possibly being promoted to Art Director since I ...
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Big promotion offer but am I hurting my career with the title?

I'm the data team lead at a company of 40ish people. I've been in data/analytics for 7 years total, 5 years as a Data Scientist, the past 3 as lead here. The CTO is retiring and he told me today he ...
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Promotion to "Senior" after less than 2 years of working, potential dangers?

For some context, our team looks as follows: We're 1 manager (also our best developer, he's responsible for servers, pull requests, DBA, IT architect etc etc), 1 teamleader, 1 senior dev and 5 new ...
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SWE achievements

I have heard about Google's XYZ résumé formula but I struggle to describe my experience with it. Accomplished [X] as measured by [Y], by doing [Z]. The hardest part is ...as measured by Y... but ...
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Asking for promotion and raise short time after hiring

Around 5 months ago I have joined a small company as a software developer. I find the work quite motivating and I feel comfortable using the tools/language we use, which means I have been very ...
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Job duties far exceeding official title

I'm in a bit of a pickle. I was recently promoted to a position as a Draft Technician. After about six months of doing excellent design work, I've been transitioning into a database development role,...

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