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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 ...
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How do I generate work if there is no work coming?

I am a software developer and I am in a team full of business analysts. Before we were 3 developers but now I am just the only one. My situation right now is a bit idle. I am just doing support ...
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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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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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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 ...