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How do I deal with the co-worker who is over promising [closed]

Let me give you a brief idea of the situation I am in. I work in a Media Industry as a Software Developer. Our team has 3-4 people and one of the co-workers is very Noisy. He starts boasting ...
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Manager is hesitant to promote me because of possibility of resistance byfrom rest of team

Working in a small dev team we are having difficult time agreeing on technical decisions. Not always but sometimes my colleagues makes prejudiced comments about my work. These comments are so obvious ...
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What does the below performance review statement mean? [closed]

During the performance review, I got this review: "his job was good but he is mostly an implementer". What actions can be taken to improve on this?
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I have been put on a project that's too hard for me and I feel like I ruin everything

I am currently working for the French company as a junior consultant. I started over a year ago here and successfully completed 2 programming projects. These projects went fairly good. It had it's ups ...
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How can I get a team lead to delegate work and support others?

I bought a small company a few months ago and I'm finding that one of the teams is struggling because of the lead. Rather than supporting their team, the lead is automatically taking care of problems ...
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New guy being left out [closed]

I have recently started a new job. I have struggled to gain friendships here as I feel there is an established clique. I am frustrated with how much I am left out. The team lead and his best buds ...
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How do I tell my PM the priorities must change now?

My team consists of three people from my company: me, my co-developer and my project manager. My co-developer and I are from one department and my PM from another inside my company. The department ...
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Ensuring fair distribution of clients in a commission work environment

I own a beauty salon. Right now I have 6 workers (2 stylists and 4 therapists). The stylists are specialized in cutting and all hair treatment, while the therapists generally do creambath, hair mask, ...
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How to deal with a coworker who wants to be the expert even though he has no expertise?

I am a junior developer and there is a more senior dev on our team (but certainly not the most senior) who, while being a valuable and productive member, occasionally goes on a power trip and decides ...
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How to objectively measure colleague cooperation

I work in quality assurance of a medium-sized software development enterprise and my team's success is mainly based on the cooperation of any colleague, both inside and outside of our team. Many ...
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What are effective ways for a remote team to learn from a team handling an emergency situation?

When a team is dealing with a high-priority, time-sensitive issue such as a system outage or a production issue, how can a remote team learn from the team tackling the problem? Imagine your ...
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How to stop someone from making you do his work

I am a web developer in a team of 6 and our company is global. Our method of work consists a planned "software-release day" almost every 2 weeks. Every developer's work in our team has to go through ...
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Should I apologize to outsourcing partner for decisions which were not made by me? [closed]

Maybe not a great question, but we work with a software delivery partner who we enjoy a very close working relationship with. They are a top team and deliver very high-quality software. Recently a ...
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How to deal with immediate senior member who is ignoring her work?

I am a software developer with having 5 years of experience and currently working in a team of 5 people. There is only one member is senior to me, so she is the team lead. This means that ...
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Need help with employee with poor attitude

I have an team mate that I work with as a territory sales rep. As a position that is expected to work as a lateral leader and without authority, our mutual management team had tasked me with coming ...
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How to react when a colleagues steals ideas for his own self-promotion? [duplicate]

The situation I'm takling about at my workplace is as such: I do have a decent knowledge of a software base and have many times proposed improvements to my manager. He declined them for time reasons. ...
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How do I handle conflict with an extrovert boss?

I am a female programmer who is an introvert. My lead is a male who is an extrovert. We are a team of two and we both started in this company at the same time couple of months back and my lead is new ...
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Co-worker ignoring me

I am a technical support engineer and I have a co-worker in another country whom I need to consult every now and then via Skype chat for software dump analysis (because he is trained on that). Till ...
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Building Rapport with a Team of Junior Engineers

At a past job, I started working on a team of all senior engineers and did some great work. Management recognized this and asked me to join a team of, mostly, more junior developers to help guide them ...
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Coworker makes decisions he shouldn't be allowed to make [duplicate]

Me: medior in ecommerce team Him: manager in content team Our teams are supposed to work together, them delivering the content to us, and we designing and developping to give the content a place on ...
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How to get two strongly opinionated colleagues to work together?

I am the owner of a small coding project. I have 3 members and I have a major problem. My two head programmers are having major disagreements. So far one of them has threatened to quit, and I can't ...
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Should I include a GitHub organization repo link on my resume?

I'm currently working with a team on a software project at school. I am the only one contributing to one of the folders that contains all C++ files. I already have my personal GitHub link up on my ...
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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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How do you stay productive in an interrupt-driven environment [duplicate]

We are a small team of software developers where everybody knows everybody, and we work in an open space. Naturally, this means that whenever we need to ask a question or get some information that is ...
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Team bonding - ideas please [closed]

Can you please share some ideas of a great team bonding experience? We are looking to book an activity for the team to start in the best possible way this year. We are a team of 9 working in ...
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How to respond to a ridiculous request from a senior colleague?

The wife of a friend of mine is a junior analyst and recent hire at her company. Recently a senior research scientist on the team asked her to make a Powerpoint slide to illustrate chances. The slide ...
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Starting a project over from scratch

I have been made product leader for a big international customer, designing a physical product for them that will have to perform action A, B and C. But seeing as the needs of the customer will change ...
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Is it normal that a teammate and I get distracted by non-work conversation while we work together? [closed]

I am often working one on one with a teammate who is more experienced than me and higher up in the company hierarchy. He is really nice and we get on really well. I totally understand having non ...
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Refused access to make changes directly to the live site

As a junior developer, I have been working on a project for 4 months. My project has been configured via the version control system TFS, whereas my teammate's project is configured by SVN. The project ...
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2 remote teams working on a software project, architecture disagreement, how to end the 'crusade'?

I am seeking for advice on how to deal with the following situation: I am a senior engineer working for a collaborative software project between 2 institutes (not companies, we do not have the same ...
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Meeting went horrible. Tech Lead thinks I wasn't well prepared [closed]

I scheduled a meeting with the PO (Product Owner) and some other people in my team including my tech lead. PO asked some questions here and there about the issue that we're discussing. Some of them ...
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How should I deal with a colleague who has stopped talking to me because of a disagreement? [closed]

I work in a startup Software company in India. I head the development team. Recently, "Miss Sue" made some mistake. When "Miss Kate," the Lead of some other team, asked Sue about it, she replied ...
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How to keep a 2 person team together while my colleague doesn't work by my side? [closed]

I have been in a deep friendship with one of my classmates since 3 years ago. we've been studying, working and having fun together with high efficiency but it didn't last. It's been 4 months since he ...
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Limited number of places at award ceremony for team - how do I choose who to take along?

My team has been nominated for an innovation award, and I can only take 5 people with me. The issue is that there were 10 people involved, and I'm unsure how I should describe the problem to my team ...
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How to keep working in a team with all members from other organization

Here is the scenario: I am working on a large project for a client. Being a large project, we are a team of people from more than one organisations. The manager here is from Client company who is ...
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What to do when your line manager has a very different vision of the deliverable?

Background: So a large part of my work requires graphic design, as a front end designer I keep up with the trends and generally like to produce work that feels trendy. In my current job most of my ...
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How to convince my boss that I am the right fit for a new exciting project

Let's say an exciting project is coming down the pipe and you feel that you are the right person to develop it rather than another colleague. How do you professionally convince your boss or higher ...
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How to restore goodwill and work relationship which I thought damaged?

I am working as Team Lead for IT department of US-based organization. I am consultant for the current Organization. In this organization most of the lower and middle level like Developer, Lead, ...
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How can I find individual (not team) programming work? [closed]

A career aptitude test I took revealed that I prefer working by myself over teamwork. I was studying computer programming, but this test made me reconsider my choice. How can I find computer ...
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How can I manage up with a supervisor that doesn't respect time?

I'm currently freelancing on a project, and my supervisor has time management issues. He doesn't respect other people's time - or at least doesn't respect the time I reserved with him. Examples ...
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If my mother language is not English, what can I do to improve my communication skills at my workplace?

I am not from a country where English is the mother tongue. While I was working in my current company, I found my US colleagues usually communicate with each other not only on work stuff but also ...
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New developer publicly blaming my role in current project [closed]

The software company I work in just hired another developer. I work on some project for 4 months already. I do not manage the project, though do a lot of work there. Project is in bad condition (a ...
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Colleague keeps on making mistakes, how to help him? [closed]

One of my colleagues that I manage keeps on making mistakes with the work that he helps me deliver. I have tried to help him the following way: Writing care user acceptance criteria If he has to ...
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I love programming but I hate all that other stuff I need to do [closed]

I once got a job at the company where I learned programming in their "early days". Now, a few years later, I got the same job at the same company again, but the company has greatly changed. Now, ...
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How to deal with team member leaving too early and not finishing work [duplicate]

I have noticed that a colleague in my team is consistently leaving way before the 8 hours of the day. I am not sure how come this has not been noticed by our team manager. Personally this is ...
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Should I report my coworker for falling asleep? [duplicate]

I've just completed my 3rd shift as Night Auditor with ease thanks to me actually reading the training manual, but the person who was supposed to be assisting/training/supervising decided, on the two ...
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Who should pay for team building events?

I work in a big company and tasked with increasing engagement of employees who more or less have settled in their own (not so efficient) ways of doing work. One of the suggestions on the table is ...
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How to professionally and politely stop team member with out offending from taking participating opportunity from others?

I am working for a US-based organization. We have a team member, let's say his name Anderson. Anderson is a very responsible, hardworking and talented team member. He is senior-most in the team and ...
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Not on project team, but asked to make changes to code - how can I protect myself from becoming a scapegoat for any problems?

I am working as contractor and developer at a client location in the client team. The work environment is politically sensitive. Another contracting company won the development work of the entire ...
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Should I talk to my team lead about unintentional sexism within the team?

I am a woman working with other three male developers on a client project. All of them are nice and open minded and we get along well. It's all good in informal conversations but when it gets to ...