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How can I politely tell a fellow contractor that I'm very disappointed in the effort he's put into an assigned task?

Quick summary: I "manage" a contract software developer whose efforts are substandard, and before I say something to our mutual employer, I'd like to find a way to light a fire under him and get him ...
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How can I encourage my coworkers to produce better quality code? [closed]

I'm a team lead for a small group of programmers. We share several projects with other teams. Lately the quality of two other teams' code has deteriorated to the point where it is slowing us down and ...
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No feedback and not included in any project meetings

I am a QA analyst. I have been testing for a little over 2 years now and I recently (~ 4 months ago) started a job at a small company with less than 20 employees. I work alongside another senior QA ...
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As a developer; Not getting time to test, receiving extreme deadlines and not being listened to by the manager

A few months back I took over a job from someone who was quitting for the same reasons I am here today. The job involved developing an in-house application that would be used mostly by the staff. The ...
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Owner of company dictates UI design over Skype, poorly

I work for a software company and we have weekly Skype video conf. calls. During these calls, the owner of the company examines the list of new problems from customers and in response, dictates new ...
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Perception of quality by management [closed]

I am responsible for managing the SDKs for our products, and handle communication with customers. Before sending out code samples that demonstrate our APIs, I spend a lot of time to guarantee that ...
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Switching Career Areas [closed]

I'm soon to graduate in BSCS and doing an 6 month Quality Assurance internship, currently in 3 month. I started of QA because I found it interesting because of automation. But after working I've ...
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How to approach developers working around code quality standards?

I've became in charge of a group of 3 developers with awful code quality in their project. To increase their code quality, many meetings have been placed and a code quality control (sonarqube) is ...
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Paper quality for letters of recomendations

I know for your resume you should use the nicer heavier quality paper. But should you do the same for any letters of recommendation you have? I have quite a few and I'm curious if I should use the ...
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Is it good for me to suggest my boss that he is working beyond his capacity

My boss is overwhelmed with too much of responsibilities. Due to this, he is not able to control anything. He is checking only 1 or 2 high priority things. Actually, any of the things/projects, need ...
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How to tell a colleague that he has introduced a massive programming mistake?

We are a small team of developers working on an IT project within a dedicated department. No hierarchy between us in that department, but one common goal: to get our main application up and running. ...
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Should I do my task quickly or should I take lot of time to complete? [closed]

When I am assigned a task by my manager.I usually take a lot of time to finish and sometimes I complete it in 1 or 2 days. I feel that if I do fast they think that I did without quality and if take ...
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Manager who micromanages and at the same time does not manage [closed]

Situation: The technical leader left a few months ago, I automatically took over his responsibilities to make sure we have continuity, got a junior worker (REALLY junior, a grad). As of course I took ...
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How to educate peers on quality practices for new technologies?

I'm on a team that owns most of the core libraries for one of my company's platforms. We are also responsible for educating other teams when they first start developing microservices for that ...