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Job change after 18 months at mid senior level

I am in current role for 18 months. My previous job was for 5 months and prior to that with 8 years. How do I justify for a current switch. Problem- boss’s leadership style is autocratic and we land ...
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HR pushing for contract signature before granting moonlighting exception

Definition of moonlighting: paid work that you do in addition to your normal job I am starting summer internship in a big tech company soon. I am also self-employed and work for a family business ...
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Online meeting for informal conversations with the team is turning into soap opera

Our team set a special meeting for developers during work time to discuss less work-related things and keep the conversations not that formal. The idea is to keep all other meetings(we have like 3 a ...
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US H1-B visa for short periods of unemployment

I am a foreigner with a PhD and would need to work for a US company in the US for not more than 2 months per year. I have no intention to reside in the US beside these 2 months. I can only find that ...
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Should I babysit a developer?

Should I babysit a developer? I spent 12 hours trying to help a guy set up his development environment, and this guy had 10 years of experience somehow. He was supposed to be at least intermediate ...
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Boss provided practical advise on how to commit suicide during bad feedback in our 1:1

I'm still shaking when thinking of this. The other day I had a 1:1 meeting with the boss. During the meeting, the boss gave me some bad feedback about my performance. I was really upset about the ...
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How do you deal with a boss who assigns you work but wants you to learn the technologies in your personal time?

Boss assigned a friend of mine some task which requires learning several different technologies. He's asked him to make progress on the project during office hours and learn the actual technologies in ...
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How do I apologize for feeling sick and missing a meeting?

I am an intern a part-time software engineer in a company. I did not feel well the night before, I overslept accidentally and missed a meeting, where 5 of us want to write a business plan, the ...
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How to tell a recruiter that I would be interested in his offer in the future?

Let me begin by telling my current scenario. I’m a 2021 graduate whose job search was hit by the pandemic. I had one job offer that was revoked but fortunately I got another offer at a startup after ...
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Conflict of interest in my internal interview process - manager who interviewed me got the job

I recently had an internal interview for a management position. I was interviewed by the CEO and another senior manager. The senior manager later decided he wanted to apply for the role (after ...
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My development team that I am on has to be rebuilt. What could I ask for that could accelerate my growth?

I am a software developer with 1.5 years of experience and for various reasons ranging from leaving for remote work to neglecting the development of certain hires, my team has dwindled down to just ...
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Dilemma: How to answer an unsupportive supervisor when they ask, “How are things going?”

Some supervisors are more supportive and helpful than others. The ones who aren't supportive, are often expected by their own supervisors to at least make the attempt to be supportive by talking with ...
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Transitioning from a semi-autonomous role to a heavily managed role

I've been working as a data scientist/analyst at my current company for close to four years now. My former manager (call him Dinesh) left at the end of last year and since then, his manager (call him ...
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Would it look bad if I asked to be removed from a project?

So, I started a new job about 4 months ago. I could start an entire thread about the challenges that go with a complete lack of organization (which is part of the issue here), but I'll stick to the ...
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What can I do with a bachelor's degree in pure mathematics? Is there anything to help my application into graduate school? [closed]

I just finished my remaining courses in the spring term of university, meaning I will graduate this year. I didn't get into graduate school, but I plan on applying next year. While waiting until my ...
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Does a period of unemployment reduce the chances of getting a tech interview? Why are recruiter calls not converting to interviews?

For bachelors and masters in Computer Science, I attended elite(top10) schools in India and US. Then, I worked in two S&P 400 companies with a total work exp of 4 years. I was fired on a company-...
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Received an exploding offer and was able to push the response date by a few days. Can I still negotiate salary or should I be careful with what I ask?

I received an offer last Friday, but I found out that they wanted a response three days later (today). After speaking to the HR person, I was able to push it to the end of the week. It's not as long ...
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Boss used my sensitive PII data without authorisation

I work on the CRM system in a large recruitment agency in the UK. I applied for several jobs through job boards and spoke to a recruiter from the same agency as we work for and we discussed what I was ...
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Job searching. How to contact company to ask more information about the job description?

I found this company that advertises a team lead position in a software development team. It says they are looking for a person "to lead a team of developers in developing products for their ...
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Low maturity of the dev team and self-organization in scrum

I got feedback from the Scrum Master on the project I'm on that I'm too controlling with the development team and my behavior contradicts the idea of scrum and is demotivating for the (outsourced) dev ...
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Current company extended notice period and told me when I resigned

I have been working in this company (Indian IT Service Based Company) since last two years. When I joined, I was told that notice period is of one month. My colleagues were subject to the same when ...
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Polish or Ukrainian computer science bachelor degree? Which one is better? [closed]

I'm choosing between bachelor of cs in Warsaw University of Technology in English language or in Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in Ukrainian language. Have no idea, which one is more ...
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Suspecting the veteran members of the team have their own WhatsApp group used to laugh at newcomers

I'm part of an eight people team, plus a team leader. Four of us are relatively new to the company and the team, while the other four and the team leader are veterans and worked together from day one ...
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Dealing with a difficult colleague not accepting my position (in an NGO setting)

I have a BA degree in computer science with a few years of professional experience. A few month ago I started working for a humanitarian NGO (with US-American origins) which is active in some lesser ...
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Having failed to meet the timeline, my collaborator asks for my help and covers his mistakes

This is a project involving a lot of companies and teams. As a contractor working for company A, I finished my part, so I am not going to get more money from A. However, Bob from company B failed to ...
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Use work laptop to develop a product on home system using VNC [closed]

I am planning to develop a private software product. I'm going to develop and save all code and documentation on the home system but to reduce headache of switching back and forth from the work laptop ...
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Is it OK to apply for a job when I can't afford rent and have no transportation?

I found a job posting that I desire. I can't afford rent near enough to commute. Even if I could, I don't have a vehicle, so I can't make the commute. Is it OK to apply for the job? Should I try to ...
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Muslim colleague is uncomfortable with 1:1 meeting and work culture — to what degree should I accommodate?

A female Muslim employee recently joined my team. I work in IT — cybersecurity as a the technical lead / team lead. She is considered to directly report to me. I am in the USA. As a manager, I believe ...
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Desperate for advice dealing with maniacal management [closed]

Summary: I work in that company for 8 years. I want to transfer to another department because my current management has done illegal things that I've documented in emails to them. I think they prevent ...
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About to lose my job for the third time due my poor communication skills, what should I do?

I admit I have a problem. Clearly I do, as I am about to lose my job for the third time. I don't think anyone of my team or the organisation that I work for likes me, and I am not sure what to do ...
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Got a little snippy with Boss should I apologize

I got a little snippy with my Boss because we agreed to hire someone and then he starts asking questions or pushing back on it after we agreed to it. Anyways I snapped back and told him if he wanted ...
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What factors/questions to consider when hiring for technical support

I have a small but growing software company and the number of support requests as well as "how do I do something almost plainly simple with the software" are coming up more and more ...
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How late can you decline an internal job offer

I am working in finance / insurance in a rather large company and joined about 2 years ago. I have been quite unsatisfied with my current position for a number of reasons but I think the company ...
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Accidentally didn't really side-step a recruiter

I was talking to a recruiter about a possible role with a company and she said she'd put me forward for it. The recruiter works with that company but not for that company, and there has not been any ...
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How to apply to a company where the technical recruiter wanted to fire me 12 years ago?

I just graduated from my bachelor in computing and I’m looking for a 2 years apprenticeship for my Master degree. It’s been 2 months I’m searching and most colleges want a signed promise to hire in 2 ...
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Colleague I “hired” watching football - am I responsible?

I'm doing an internship as a software developer in a startup. When I had the job interview they told me they always need programmers and asked me whether I know someone else from my uni who would like ...
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What to do about code review? How normal is this as I am new? [closed]

I work for a company where code review is not treated very seriously as far as I can tell but I am also not sure what the purpose of it is. Currently it seems as though code review is mostly a ...
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Bonus agreement vs shares

I am in negotiations with a company about a full-time job. Instead of 10% shares however, they are proposing a bonus agreement where I would get dividends and if the company is sold, a bonus equal to ...
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How to professionally handle family members expressing complaints over resident food choices?

This question might fit better in Interpersonal Skills SE. Please comment if you believe it should be asked there instead. Someone works full-time as the only Registered Dietitian (RD) for a 130 bed ...
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How does it look to ask for a transfer to a new site?

My family lives in an expensive area that has lost its luster for us in the past several years. We want to move. The group I work for has employees at other sites and some who work remotely. I am ...
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Telling a coworker they aren't invited into my house

Long story short, my former manager, but current coworker's, poor treatment resulted in me developing a case of PTSD. I was diagnosed about two months ago. However, we don't have an HR team so there ...
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How to mention unfinished or short studies on my resume?

I'm trying to apply in the field of data analytics and have experience in the form of studies, which are mentioned on my resume. I recently had an interview and became apparent that it could be ...
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Team member seems to be focusing on everything except core responsibilities

There's a QA in our team who's proving a bit of a headache. 'Q' is a likable young software tester who joined our team a few months ago. I think he graduated last year. He's energetic, has bags of ...
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How to deal with a coworker who keeps turning up the heat over things beyond my control?

I'm the most senior of two software developers at my (small) company and we have a desktop support guy as well. Sometimes the desktop support guy will defer issues to me that he thinks aren't computer ...
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How to inform candidate interns of blacklisted supervisor in a professional way?

In the team where I work, we often have interns conducting their thesis assignment, in an engineering related field on a topic decided by us. The usual procedure is that we interview the candidates ...
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Dealing with extremely inexperienced developers who have daily deadlines?

I recently took over a development team where the only ones left are two fairly junior people. Both are quite good for their age and I thought one was a senior as he knows his architecture but they ...
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Should I contact the hiring manager before background check shows a 4 month position I didn’t include on application?

Due to COVID I was employed for only 4 months and have been laid off for 11 months. Accepted an offer today contingent on background check. This 4 month gig was not listed on my resume nor the ...
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Helping a colleague that does not give credit back

We are a 2-developer team and a PM. My colleague is new and his skills are lacking with regards to his position. As result he is getting a lot of help from he. My problem is that when it comes to the ...
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scrum - how should we discuss approach of user stories?

I am part of a 6-developer scrum team and we do sprints of one week. To be able to get an story in a sprint, we like these stories to be clear-enough (ready) before we start on them. Typically, this ...
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Advice on Staying Motivated During Interviews Elsewhere

Recently, I decided to leave my current employer due to some reasons I'll try to hurry through: Toxic & abusive former manager demoted me without cause, I think this was due to scapegoating a ...

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