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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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'...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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