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Written warning for allegedly “slacking off” (in Germany)

Disclaimer: I am asking this question for a friend, since he does not want to make an account here for one reason or another. My friend works as an IT expert in quite a large company, in Germany. He ...
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3answers
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How to balance faster employee and their peers?

I work in the Fintech/IT/Banking industry and understand the pressure of this field. Recently, we had a product UI overhaul and everybody has to work over time. What gets me is, I work faster than ...
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Should lack of workload be a warning sign for something bigger?

so I've been at my new job for about seven months now and have not had much to do. Couple of weeks of getting things settled, finding my desk, meeting people, etc...I was told by some of my senior ...
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2answers
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Manager is over-simplifying project tasks and timelines

I'm working as an offshore ERP Development Lead with a BPO Company and have a Onshore Manager ("MM"). Apart from being a developer, I also do a lot of Support and Testing work, since we're a bit short-...
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6answers
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Govt job, I'm given 2x more work for the same pay as my coworkers [closed]

I work for a State Government, doing acquisition of property for public projects. We essentially get assigned "parcels", and have what is referred to as a LET date, where we need to acquire everything....
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1answer
234 views

What should I do with short periods of time with nothing to do? [duplicate]

As a software developer on a relatively small team handling a big job, I have never found myself with no tasks on my plate; new work comes frequently, and completed tasks are quickly replaced with new ...
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6answers
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How to deal with a workplace that spreads you too thin?

I am in a situation that I do not believe is unique. Basically company A is a small company, less than 100 employees, in cyber security industry. There is a ton of work to be done, but lacking the ...
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1answer
264 views

How to cope in Service Desk with blurry lines between 1st and 2nd line level? [closed]

(Wasn't certain how to phrase my Title - edit as you see fit) I work in a IT service desk as a L2 tech, but I frequently get to deal with 1st line cases where my manager asks me to: a) handle 1st ...
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2answers
616 views

Not getting a pay raise but being assigned more duties [duplicate]

I have been working at a large company for about a year now. In the first 4 months I interviewed for a different position at the request of my GM and was hired onto a new department essentially ...
3
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3answers
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Nationwide laws increased work load, should my field get a raise?

I work in the medical field, focusing in the pharmaceutical department, getting scheduled drugs authorized. Due to the "opioid Epidemic" there is a major increase in the work load for Narcotic ...
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3answers
214 views

What to do about not having any work to do? [duplicate]

I'm an IT contractor working for a company through a contracting agency. I have recently moved to a new position (I've been here a month), and one of the things I'm noticing at the moment is that ...
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3answers
752 views

Took on some undesirable tasking to help coworkers, how can I return to a normal workload?

I work as a software developer in a small team. We produce both software and integrated hardware configurations. In addition, we provide extended support for our software (this is a significant part ...
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4answers
411 views

Manager not hiring qualified applicants even if workload is high [closed]

I am one of the two Senior Oracle ERP Developers in a Global BPO Company and we have tons of IT Projects coming in, mostly large-scale projects that go on for a couple of months. We don't have anyone ...
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2answers
177 views

Is it okay to overwork in partnership? [closed]

We are a startup. We are four partners. It's a big project. Two of us are for marketing work and two for development. We have made our plans as they should be. Proper and with a deadline. I'm working ...
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4answers
11k views

How do I write an email to my boss to request for more work?

Background I am recently working as a software engineer intern at a startup company. My company helps clients achieve their financial goals. The job is quite remote and mostly I am working with my ...
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4answers
1k views

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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3answers
461 views

How to deal with a boss who won't give me work?

He'll assign projects to me. Small stuff, simple stuff. I'll get it done and it may not have been the best way to do it but I figured it out and did it the best way I knew how at the time and it doesn'...
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1answer
425 views

Need advise on work overload situation [duplicate]

I am severely overloaded at work and my direct manager does not seem to care. I have to sit in weekly status meeting with stakeholders and (I feel as though) it get portrayed as I am not competent in ...
2
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1answer
509 views

Supervisor slow to give me new responsibilities after my father passed away

A year and a half ago I graduated college with a degree in EE and started working at a big company in my home town. At the time, my father was terminally ill with cancer (which was a large factor in ...
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1answer
256 views

Workload substantially increased, very unhappy [closed]

I'm currently in a situation where our company (which is fairly small) went out and bought another struggling company. I am a software developer (the only one at my company after another was let go) ...
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5answers
2k views

Workload increase after resignation

I have been working for a small software development company (team of 5 developers) for 11 months now, but I decided to hand in my notice 2 weeks ago due to personal reasons. Since then my workload ...
4
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2answers
324 views

Dealing with workload as the most junior person in the team

Background: I am the most junior person in a marketing team that evolved through acquisitions, as a result everyone except for me has manager in their title (though they manage no one, since people ...
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4answers
8k views

How do I manage the expectation of detail orientation at work?

I face a fairly common issue of having too many tasks to do at work and too little time in which to do them. As a result, I often deliver on tasks exactly as they were requested and do not go any ...
0
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1answer
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Handling workload changes

I am seeking advice on how to deal with workload changes. In the past year there have been various changes in the office I work in resulting in the office to be understaffed and with no manager. Since ...
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2answers
427 views

how to deny additional responsibilities professionally [duplicate]

Though am already fed up with many workloads, I'm forced to take up other responsibilities which may take no where professionally. Am thinking to take this issue to CEO but in a polite way. Request ...
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8answers
9k views

How to convince managers to let me work less hours for the same pay

I am working as a software engineer / developer. Mostly I do requirements engineering, implementation of said requirements, some testing and support and the like. I have somewhat responsibility for ...
3
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2answers
471 views

How to manage workload?

I work in a multi-national software house and AI company. I am currently lead programmer on 2 of our main software and lead analyst on 3 of our clients. The problem is since I am the youngest guy in ...
3
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3answers
1k views

How to professionally say “I've got too much going on right now to help you with this” and keep a good reputation?

My employer is moving in a new direction for which I seem to have been picked to be the (de facto) consultant for everyone else in the building. I have no official title or position that indicates ...
2
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4answers
900 views

If I don't have enough work in my department, should I ask to help other departments? [duplicate]

About 3 months ago, I left a secure work-from-home job for one with a greater challenge, more money, and a significant commute. Although I don't yet have access to the application I'm supporting, I'...
0
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2answers
333 views

Newbie in android development and huge workload, what should I do? [closed]

I'm a newbie android developer and have very basic knowledge of android development. I've joined this new just 1 week ago, and my boss is asking me to convert a huge website into android application. ...
2
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6answers
27k views

What is a nice way to say I'M BUSY without saying I'M BUSY? (How do I manage workplace distractions?) [duplicate]

I work out of a couple offices, although I would get more work done if I were at home or in a closed office, for a real estate office. I get bombarded with a constant influx of projects that I ...
2
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2answers
468 views

Demanding a bonus/raise before finishing a project [duplicate]

I started out at my company as an intern and moved into an entry level position. As an intern I familiarized myself with their major products. I was asked to take on some tasks using my company's ...
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4answers
4k views

Should one ever admit to being overloaded? [closed]

My manager is taking on a lot on my teams' behalf and I suppose I have the classic 'I don't want to admit to being overloaded in the fear of being seen as unwilling to do the work or worse, incapable ...
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1answer
645 views

How to earn money enough to live a contented life without killing social and family life? [closed]

I live in a third world country where middle class like me spends majority of day working. People seem to have no interest in anything other than work sleep circle. After finishing my proportional ...
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2answers
4k views

Added responsibilities and work, but no promotion

I have been working for close to 4 years in my current position, and little by little my responsibilities and workload have increased, and still do. Unfortunately I have been denied promotion three ...
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5answers
4k views

Dealing with non-negotiable deadlines as the only resource on a software project [duplicate]

The question : How do I deal with unrealistic deadlines on a software project? How do I make sure I don't miss any deadlines when the deadlines themselves are unrealistic? What do I tell my manager ...
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5answers
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How to deal with unrealistic deadlines as an intern in a startup?

I'm working as a software engineer / web developer intern in a start-up. After discussing with colleagues, I just realized that I am given unrealistic deadlines by my intern supervisor who is also the ...
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2answers
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What is the best term I can use to describe a distributed programming team [closed]

I have worked on several programming teams in which I was Georgia, my boss was in New York, the design team was in California, etc. We all communicated via phone, a job ticket system and Skype. Most ...
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4answers
3k views

How to professionally tell my boss that I am struggling with it and would like to be moved to another task

I have been hired by a company who wish to develop me into a software engineer. I have been chugging along nicely and have quite enjoyed it. I have learned PHP and HTML and CSS and I am now fluent and ...
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1answer
890 views

How to ask management for more staff?

I am software developer and am currently happily leading my team of one... me. The problem is that my responsibilities and quantity of work is starting to balloon and I fear that it will soon become ...
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2answers
204 views

How to apply measurable goals to manual data processing? [closed]

In my annual performance review, which in general was very positive, I was told I could improve a lot if I gave more measurable goals to one of my teams. In essence, they need to translate ...
4
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4answers
1k views

At what point is it appropriate to approach management about an uneven workload distribution?

I'm a web developer who works primarily building clients' sites and web apps. At least, that's what I was hired for. There are 3 developers at this shop, and 2 "piles" of work, new development and ...
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12answers
46k views

How can I “kill” time at work when there is no work for me to do?

I am a chemical engineer, and I have been spending much of the last two months doing nothing (either surfing the web or chatting with other employees) since my project has been very slow. The company ...