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I'm in the middle of messing something up, what now? [closed]

I'm in a subject matter expert role at an IT company, currently I am tasked with a complex data migration which involves automated reformatting and quite a bit of partially manual, partially automated ...
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How to Help Employee Who Is Struggling

At the organization I work for, some of our workforce is students from a nearby university, and I supervise a handful of these students. This is my first time supervising people and for the most part ...
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Off work with depression / anxiety / stress, cannot get diagnosis, boss is annoyed (UK)

Ive only been at my new job for 4 weeks, and had to call in sick the last couple days due to my deteriorating mental health. It was already pretty bad originally but this job has sent me over the edge ...
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Signed an offer but manager not responding

Signed an offer and gave notice to my current company. My start date will be next Monday. According to the offer package, my manager should get in touch with me before I start. I am so stressful since ...
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How to tell if the job is too stressful for me, or if I am the problem? [closed]

Context: I work in a big tech company as a full stack developer. I changed the country in which I live, the language I use and basically everything in my life to get this job. I was expecting it to be ...
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What should I do if I am strongly burned out at work, but resigning now would cause problems for my coworkers and burn bridges?

I am mostly able to do my tasks for now, but my performance has suffered significantly and I really want to leave, even if it means having no job for a while. I fear I might freeze up eventually and ...
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Should I deliberately work less to reduce expectations if my manager is giving me higher work load? [closed]

This question is a followup of another question I asked a month back: How can I handle too many expectations at a job I recently joined? What has happened since then? As expected, I have been given a ...
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How can I raise behavioral concerns as a candidate?

Introduction I'm waiting for an offer from a company I'm currently interviewing with. The job is a Software Engineering Team Lead at a company with 300 employees. My Interpretations During the ...
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Anxious about daily stand-up meetings

As mentioned in a previous post, I am a junior engineer a few months into my role after completing a 3 month boot camp. I have a BSc in English Literature, so I am picking up the technical knowledge ...
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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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I'm the sole developer without enough experience to be

I'm the only developer at a computer repair company working on a web application for the company, which will also be sold to other companies for them to use. Which is great, except for a couple things:...
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Dealing with racism and bullying as an immigrant

3 years ago I joined a company as a Software Engineer (after 3 years of work in tech industry) in a EU country and after 1 month of their required training I was assigned to a team that barely codes (...
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How to handle emotionally, a chronically irritable manager?

This is in the context of a UK work culture. I work in a small isolated team with a chronically irritable manager. I wouldn't go as far as to describe him as angry but he's certainly not merely abrupt/...
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Can I negotiate a higher salary using the understaffing to my advantage?

Okay, so here's where I am. When I joined the project in 2019, the team consisted of 4 FTEs with myself as the only junior employee (the others were test leads in Systems Engineering and QA). ...
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How much time should be spent on an assessment? Applied to entry level job that has 10 hour assessment

I have been making a renewed effort to find permanent work with my computer science degree. I have been doing retail work to pay rent etc. but now am focusing on finding a position that I can advance ...
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Is it okay to leave job without notice if the contract ends?

I am working on a project and my contract only lasts for a few more weeks and so it is unlikely to be finished by that point. Working from home has been really tough for me and I’m not enjoying it. I ...
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How do you get over feeling like you're constantly making mistakes?

I graduated college in December and in March I was hired for my first professional job, as a Project Coordinator at a company that builds commercial kitchens in Arizona. By all accounts, I'm doing ...
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Is being disliked due to making unpopular decisions expected in every management position?

Almost a year ago I got promoted into my first management position to lead a team of 6. Even though I think I'm doing a passable job and my team is mostly happy with my style of management, I'm hating ...
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How to tackle uncertainty about job requirements? [closed]

I am working as an Associate Business Analyst at a fintech firm and I am facing following issues: Since this is a BA role it requires me to frequently check the product functionality through manual ...
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I am leaving my job. Gave two weeks notice. My boss wants a signed NDA. Should I ? What's in it for me?

There was been continuous between myself and the doctor's office manager. I met with the doctor and explained that I could no longer take the manager's beratement and aggressive behavior. He accepted ...
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How do I control my anxiety when getting a call from office

I get hyper anxious whenever I get a call from my office. I am afraid that I might have to work overtime or may be asked to report to office during this pandemic (my office, even though is IT based, ...
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How do I ask for another position?

I was recently hired to work at Chuck E. Cheese and it’s nice, small job for a beginner. The thing is in the interview, I told them I was open to any position except kitchen, and they still gave me ...
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Am I being too perfectionist?

I work in a incentive payment area in a big telecommunication company, our work is to calculate the incentive compensation to some people related to the company depending on their sales. Sometimes the ...
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How can I repair the working relationship?

I have worked as a web applications developer for a small software company (10 full time employees plus two semi-retired directors) for two years. Going back, I worked in support and databases, but ...
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How do I push back against upper management "innovations" and simple "requests"?

It has beeen a long time since I've asked a question, however the narrative to my question is quite simple: How do I push back against upper management "innovations" and simple "...
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How to deal with confused project requirements and timelines?

I am 2 months into a new job as a software engineer. One of the things I've quickly realized is that confusion about requirements and time lines is the law of the land. To give some more context, the ...
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How to ensure that management keeps its promises?

Status quo I work as a solution architect in a consulting company where i like it. But unfortunately the workload is very high. 80% of the week are unnecessary meetings where it's all about my ...
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How to navigate requesting a department transfer with pay decrease through upper management?

This spring I took a position in a new department at my job that came with some specific perks and significantly higher expectations relating to crunch time. Shortly after joining the department, ...
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Managing startup, how to control stress levels?

I work in small startup company, during the sprints we have very stressful atmosphere, caused by short deadlines and underslept personnel. How can I handle or at least mitigate this situation as a ...
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Poor Internship Experience - Next Steps

I got an internship of 8 months from January to August. It was for a customer service role and my main job was to use SAP and enter orders for the most part. A lot of emails but overall, it wasn't too ...
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How to deal with excessive workload? [closed]

I work in a still very young but very lucrative consulting company. Within a short period of time my role has changed from technical consultant to developer/architect, which is what I wanted to do. ...
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How to stop feeling overwhelmed when asked to deliver a project?

I am senior software engineer, and have done pretty much as 10 projects till date. But last year I was given a task to lead a team which had a continous scope creeps, and I had to deal with lots of ...
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Should I tell my manager that I am really stressed with the project

My Father passed away last year and since then I am having issue like depression and anxiety. And the project I am working in is making it worse. I have not slept well in weeks and started to have ...
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How do I approach my boss to be removed from a project?

I'm a Full Stack developer and I've been assigned a soul-crushing project that another developer couldn't finish. The code sucks, the workflow sucks and I've been struggling with it for months (even ...
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Manager’s unreasonable behaviour causing mental health issues

I’m a home-based office worker. My line manager is causing me mental health issues, which has become a serious health concern. One of the main issues is that they give too much work. Another main ...
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How do you take on less stress in a role than your predecessor did?

I'm a Senior Developer. My team's Tech Lead/Lead Developer was promoted to a newly-created role: Architect. This guy was the epitome of stressed. He often didn't get full lunch breaks due to fires ...
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How to handle a senior colleague who is critical?

I have a senior colleague who is very intelligent and appears to recall absolutely everything he has ever witnessed, with clarity and immediate comprehension and insight. I am not so gifted and have ...
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How can I recover my reputation and trust after snapping at my boss?

I’m the second-in-command for a web dev team. Lately I’ve been really struggling with a task at work. I kept being pushed back with issues I didn’t anticipate, despite asking for help. Because of ...
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How can I address and prepare for potential layoffs?

Last week the organization I work for announced they would laying off 200+ positions (which is 6% of the workforce). Some employees have already received lay off notices while others haven't heard ...
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How can / should I deal with my manager, who has already lost staff due to his behaviour, without leaving?

I joined my current company not even a year ago, I knew the manager (Paul) previously an old work colleague from many years ago. A guy who I've had on facebook but not seen during this time. But we ...
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Why do I feel like I'm working very hard yet feel very unproductive? [closed]

I'm a software developer and think myself very fortunate as I really enjoy writing code and learning about it and feel confident in my abilities. When I finish what I wanted to do for the day I feel ...
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How to avoid funny initiatives?

I recently started a new job as software engineer in a company with 100 to 200 employees. The company is run like a startup (flexibility, flat management, etc) and there are plenty of interesting ...
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Is it a good idea to switch teams within your company if you're under stress? [closed]

I work for a company where internal transfers are normal. I've been on my team for 2 years and a few months ago I started to look for a new one only because I felt bored and wanted to see something ...
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Lied on my resume about some dates and don't know how to fix it [closed]

I have been working at a new job for a couple days now but I got an email about a blip in my screening. they are asking for proof I worked a certain time at my old job. I wrote on my resume that I ...
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How to deal with non-stop callers in the service desk

For the last three months, I've been working in an IT department with first- and second-level IT support. This differs from a call center where someone picks up the phone and quickly creates a ticket ...
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I rendered 30 days but left behind a unbalanced one category

The branch I was assigned to was understaffed so I do both workloads, for the supervisor position and mine as assistant in operations. I also do accounting entries, reports, checks, investment,...
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How to manage time for studying after travelling 4 hours daily to work? [closed]

I'm a 2 years experienced Software Developer in an Indian company. My hours are 9 to 6 but I usually leave the office at 6:30-6:45 pm. Normally my commute takes 1.5 hours in the morning and 2 hours ...
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How to politely ask my employer for reduced work time and less responsibilities?

Hello and thanks for your attention. TL;DR: Right now i am a full time software developer(among other things) in a small company, around 16 people, has been for now nearly 9 months, but due to ...
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Dealing with stress in coding interviews

I perform very poorly on coding interviews, I believe many people underperform in those interviews, but I feel like I am showing like 20% of what I got. In my last interview, the question was so ...
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I will be resigning due to an inability to finish my work, how to prevent in the future? [closed]

I have a number of projects that I am unable to finish on time. I will not be able to catch up, because I do not have the energy/focus to work more hours than I already do. Everyone at work is ...
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