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Difficulies switching career from Java to Python; how can I land offers for this new role? [on hold]

I have few years of experience as a senior java team leader, but now I have finished my master's degree in AI and I would like to work in this field (with python). I have no commercial experience in ...
3
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1answer
264 views

Can continuous employment be reset with a change of role?

For an established employee (not a contractor) taking a change of role at the same employer, and signing a new contract, is the employer allowed to 'reset' the start date for continuous employment ...
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6answers
197 views

How can I make my colleagues work more accurately/ devote more attention to detail?

I frequently get data from my reports which I can't use. For example, a first check shows that it's not consistent or not coherent. Frequently I need to send the data back to them several times ...
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0answers
55 views

Is there a forum for starting a business? [on hold]

I want to start my own business. I am afraid to do so. I want to find a place where I can ask questions to folks who have done it so I know what I am getting in to. Q: Where can I do that?
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3answers
533 views

When do I let an employee know they are being let go?

I have been "considering my options" concerning one person in my auto repair business. While he is a valuable team member in some respects he also has some interpersonal issues that I don't feel are ...
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4answers
286 views

How can I participate in a meeting where everyone interrupts each other?

Once a week we have group meetings for all the members of my department to give project updates and it's become standard for everyone to interrupt each other all the time. Like I'll start saying "I'm ...
87
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8answers
13k views

Can I refuse to work on projects I find unethical?

I'm a software engineer in a consultancy company. I've worked there for several years and until last November, I worked in the main offices on internal, deep learning-based projects. My company then ...
0
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2answers
157 views

How to ask for help/new work?

I started an internship on my last year of university. The goal of my internship was to implement a production planning system. I collected and organized data and implemented some minor management ...
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9answers
4k views

How to handle myself with a coworker who keeps requesting too frequent status updates, repeating my tasks completely and in full every day?

There is an employee I work with who is effectively my customer, where the work I do is for the benefit of his department, and he represents his department when communicating to me. He keeps checking ...
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0answers
149 views

Difference between goofing off and slacking [on hold]

A colleague of mine is a self confessed slacker, and mentioned that I often goof off. I asked what the difference is, but he couldn't explain, and that it's a 'cultural thing'. American, I assume. Is ...
2
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2answers
585 views

Can I rewrite Code I wrote for a company for myself or others from scratch?

This is linked to the Question "Can I adapt code I wrote for work and release it on open source" I used to work as a 3D Artist for a company where I sometimes wrote scripts to ease our workflow. Of ...
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4answers
4k views

Can I mention that I left my job to improve my language skills?

I am a non-EU citizen, and I wish to relocate from Estonia to Germany. Four months ago, I left my previous job to focus on my German skills. It was difficult to work full time and effectively study ...
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1answer
310 views

How to deal with an informal company as an introvert?

I'm an introvert, kinda of. I pushed myself to be a little less afraid of initiating a conversation because, even if I didn't want to, I need to cooperate with my friends and classmates in school. My ...
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2answers
232 views

Seeing no perspective in job - low motivation

I'm currently working as a consultant in the it department of an company which is active in industry. I've studied computer science and my goal was to become a software developer. My job currently ...
37
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6answers
11k views

How does minimum salary strategy work? [duplicate]

I am a non-EU citizen, and am going to relocate from Estonia, to Germany. When I have HR interviews, they ask me about my salary expectations. My strategy is to maximize my chance to get the job, and ...
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3answers
452 views

Appraisal process disguised as “Dialogue” with my direct manager [on hold]

The company I work for initiated (without consulting its employees, just after a few two info meetings) a so-called "Dialogue" process. The process consists of 1on1 sessions with direct managers, ...
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2answers
266 views

Project Manager in Ice Breaker Team. What does Ice Breaker Team mean? [on hold]

I have noticed a job announcement with title Project Manager in Ice Breaker Team in a software company. What does Ice Breaker Team mean?
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1answer
341 views

Maximum bearable travel time by train as cheaper alternative to flight in German public service [on hold]

It' clear that if you can save travel cost, you take the cheaper alternative and mostly flights can be cheaper than going by train. But if this is not the case: what is the German regulation in ...
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5answers
769 views

Conflict of interest between Agile Dev Team and Marketing Team

Agile dev team says the cost is already fixed due to a fixed number of developers, so either scope or deadline shall remain flexible. Marketing team whats to launch a promotion campaign with a ...
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3answers
386 views

How to help new team member with security best practices without escalation to management

I currently work on the Information Security team at my employer and have been working at my company for about 4 years. Recently a new member joined the team, who per his resume has about 1.5 years of ...
2
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3answers
917 views

Left engineering job to pursue career in software development. Will it work? [on hold]

I got a full time job straight out of college as an engineer. However, I really realized that my passion was software development. I love to code. I ended up leaving my job to pursue a career in ...
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2answers
137 views

What are the chances of me getting this internship after such interview? [on hold]

so I had my Facebook PE internship interview yesterday. There were two rounds, one was system interview and another was programming round. In systems round I have mostly never dealt with server and ...
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0answers
149 views

I dont find coding interesting and i have 3 years experience in IT industry as S/W engg [on hold]

I'm in some confusion related to my carrier. I have spent 3 years in IT industry as software engineer but there our work was production support ,so after 3 years i though for some change as this cant ...
0
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3answers
195 views

Emailing HR after sending in an application?

Yesterday I applied to an IT position that I am very interested in. In the online questionnaire, there were 2 questions that I could not answer yes to, they asked if I had a specific certification and ...
2
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3answers
638 views

Getting paid an hourly rate to take a programming assessment as a part of an interview

I'm a programmer and I am currently interviewing for a new position. One of the companies that I interviewed with gave me two assessments which required me to work through some code problems at home. ...
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2answers
154 views

Can I ask if client is hiring? [duplicate]

I am employed by Company A and working for one of their clients. I have my own manager with this particular client, at the client site, and they all seem to like me. I am also looking for a new job ...
3
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1answer
374 views

How to end useless, drawn-out technical conversations?

For context, I work on a software development team and I have a teammate we'll call Bob. Bob regularly comes up with ideas on how we can improve things and proposes these ideas to his teammates. In ...
4
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2answers
276 views

Interview Qs (eg 'dealing with difficult people', 'X happens - how to respond?') when many of my experiences are from an extreme environment

I have around 15 years working experience already so I'm not a workplace newbie, but I've never actually "prepared" for an interview or role-played answers or anything like that (I just turn up and ...
1
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2answers
292 views

Quit company and work for another company that has the same end client

So here is something I want to know before I make a move. I am employed by Company A to work for their client. Now I'm looking for a new job and is contacted by Company B, but they both work for the ...
166
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23answers
28k views

How to know if I am a 'Real Developer'

I am in my 5th year as a developer (3.5 years as junior/mid level and now a senior dev). My current role is not going well (people issues). Anyway, I said to one of the managers I was thinking of ...
4
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2answers
325 views

I'm moving job role, however they have said i will not get a new contract

I have been in my current role for around 3 years. I have been accepted for an inter-company transfer to a different department. My current contract is 40 hours per week and is based on 12 hour ...
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5answers
10k views

How to tell your boss that unforeseen work will delay a project?

I'm a new team lead on a project integrating my companies' software with an outside vendor's. This project was planned out and estimated before I came on, so I'm pretty much just following the roadmap....
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8answers
15k views

I canceled my internship last-minute. Can I expect bridges to be burnt?

I had been talking to company A about doing an internship there. I had several concerns regarding the assignment but I needed it fast, so I applied anyway and got accepted. I agreed to start the ...
4
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6answers
1k views

How common is it that hiring managers waste peoples' time in job interviews?

I've been getting three to five interviews per week on a consistent basis lately. Usually, I'm contacted by recruiters and they submit my resume to hiring managers. About 90% of the time, hiring ...
87
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9answers
21k views

Can I adapt code I wrote for work and release it as open source

Recently I've been working on making some API calls to a 3rd party. I couldn't find anything available to use, so I had to do it from the ground up. Now I'm wondering whether it would be okay for me ...
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2answers
469 views

Could it harm my career to go for a promotion too early?

I have been in my current role for 10 months and this is my first job after university, I applied for a junior Developer in Test role and was offered the next step up (Developer in Test). I was ...
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3answers
640 views

Can my employer ask LinkedIn to delete posts of mine? [on hold]

Let's assume my LinkedIn account shows the name of my current employer (as most accounts do). Can the employer ask LinkedIn to delete posts of mine which they don't want to see associated with the ...
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3answers
415 views

Jr. C#/C developer planning to move to RPA for a while [on hold]

tl;dr: I am miserable at my current programming job due to management and endless mandatory overtime. I have an opportunity in RPA but love programming, is it feasible to take a break from programming ...
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2answers
183 views

How much could an intern who worked at 4 different companies know about a particular job? [on hold]

Recently I saw an online jobs profile who is worked as an intern in world TOP companies. This guy started for his own company after working for 12 months in four different companies like Facebook, ...
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4answers
3k views

The truth about programming jobs? [on hold]

I just started my first job as a full stack developer after 5 years of studying and a BA in CIS. I probably could have got a job much earlier if I didn't invest so much time in to learning how to ...
0
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2answers
850 views

Someone broke into the backdoor at work and stole my backpack with my “to-go-home” in it. Am I covered? What should I do? [on hold]

We have a backdoor that is always unlocked when someone is working because we use it quite often. All of our staff things (coats, boots, shoes, bags) stay at the back. I was working in the middle of ...
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6answers
1k views

How do I explain to my team members I can't debug their code all the time?

Background: I was hired along with 6 other people to help clean up internal webpages. A couple of months later, the manger and the people above him decided that when we're done with the internal ...
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2answers
330 views

Time management strategies for working with a time tracker [on hold]

I've started using a new time tracking tool. I have never been good at using those, but I do see their importance and I have used my own. At any rate, as a result, being a couple of weeks into the ...
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3answers
783 views

What does “Copy” means in a job description?

When looking for new opportunities, I noticed "Copy" accompanying job description, e.g. "Creative Director (Copy)", "Associate Art Director, Copy", etc. I assume it's some kind of description of the ...
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1answer
188 views

Should I inform a company if the application page on their website has style bugs? [duplicate]

I recently applied for a job on a company's website. On the application page, there were a few style issues that were clearly bugs, such as the logo doubling in size and obscuring the page when ...
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14answers
34k views

How to convince HR to let my star employee work from home?

We recently got a new CEO and he took away everyone's ability to work remotely, including that of my most productive team member. As you can guess, everyone's productivity has dropped considerably, ...
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4answers
603 views

How to deal with inter-team work in a toxic team? [on hold]

I work for a company where the manager always justifies the shortcomings as "we are a company that happens to develop software, we're not a software development company". There is the development ...
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1answer
291 views

Is job contract ending similar to being laid off? [closed]

I've been working on a contract for over a year and lately the amount of work available has decreased. I have been paying into unemployment through my contracting company. If the contracting company ...
3
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2answers
152 views

Getting testimonials from co-workers and customers in an effort to get more recognition

For some context, I am a software engineer developing a SaaS product, and have been at my current company for close to 4 years now. I am the fourth employee at the company, and hence have quite a ...
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3answers
543 views

How does GDPR affect what we can tell staff about another employee we have dismissed [on hold]

We recently dismissed an employee with good reason. We told him that, as per the company policy, the fact he was dismissed was strictly confidential and that colleagues would not be told the reason ...

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