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Is it normal to have a lot of project management as a developer?

I work in a medium-sized tech company (~100 employees) as a developer. I work with product owners, QA analysts, and Devops, and we're all under the supervision of a few managers. Historically, those ...
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How to deal with a politically bias workplace? [closed]

I know this topic has been posted before however, none of them really cover this situation. My sister works with a local community college in the US that is very liberal left-leaning politically bias. ...
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How to politely but firmly tell that my ex-boss' recommendation letter is not ethical?

Long story short. I was in a company for around a year, and I decided to pursue an alternative career path. Upon leaving, in large advance, I gave notice to my boss (I did not have any issues with him)...
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How to tell management I want an enhanced overtime rate or I'm not doing extra hours

I work part time in sales in the UK. 31 hours a week (my wife works nights so I have to be there for childcare) and generally these are the hours I do although sometimes to help out with annual leave,...
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How can I recover from unprofessional communication?

I find it very important to be professional in work situations. I currently work extreme hours. Basically I just work and sleep. I joined the company several months ago as a manager and quickly ...
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How can I overcome “Must have industry experience” when side projects aren't possible?

My degree is in an extremely heavily-regulated field, nuclear engineering, and I'm not a software engineer. I made the mistake of going to a mid-tier school and zero recruiters came to my school, and ...
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My management blocked my internal transfer, but now I have an outside offer. Should I tell them?

I've been working as a manufacturing engineer at a plant in a Dow 30 corporation for 2 years. When I joined I was told I can move around the company after 2 years. I realized I'm not growing in my ...
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Fancy way to write self comments

I am software engineer. I have performed following task. How can I write this information in fancy manner in my self appraisal to make it sound more appealing: Led the development team. Managed the ...
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Unexpected second final interview with two other departments

I recently had what I was told would be my final interview with a company. An executive, HR and the hiring manager were present, and salary was discussed. About a week and a half went by, and then I ...
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“I'm not telling you to work nights and weekends, but I am expecting that to happen” - what does this mean?

So my manager told me this morning "I'm not telling you to work nights and weekends, but I am expecting that that will happen". I asked her what she meant by that and she said "I won't ...
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Why are companies requiring their software developers to have n years of experience in very specific fields? [closed]

I'm finding it hard to find a job in the software world. I have experience in C C++ PHP MySQL, NoSQL Node.js Javascript Front Back Application BSP Embedded And on. There's not much I haven't touched....
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Contract will be extended indefinitely, how to ask for a raise

I'm a software engineer about to complete a one-year contract. My manager said they are very interested in extending my contract until the end of the project. I asked them what kind of timeframe that ...
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Career progression in Software development

I have a broad question here today might be flagged but here it goes. I am currently a software developer working with android and backend technologies in a small-medium sized company. The team is ...
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How does overtime work for hourly contractors? [closed]

As an hourly contractor how does overtime typically work? I have been keeping under the 8hrs/day, but due to university commitments will be shifting a significant portion of my hours onto the weekends ...
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How do I overcome an unsatisfactory background check?

I was terminated from my job back in October 2019 because in August of that same year I did a price match from a paper sign on the sales floor on 2 expensive items that went over the price allowed for ...
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How do you identify references when there aren't any to give?

So, I am just curious - not currently on the market - about references. I have worked a few jobs in the US in the time I have been here and should, in theory, have a lot of references. However, of the ...
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How can I get things done by my superiors who seem either unresponsive or deliberately not willing to?

I've been at this job for a few years now and I have come across 3 people who are superiors in terms of experience in different fields. There are certain things I need from them (which is their job) ...
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Burnout - change industries?

I am a data analyst in the public sector and have been in various guises for the past 8-9 years. I am currently pretty well burnt out in my current role - all motivation has disappeared, work quality ...
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How to obtain reference letters when moving to a competitor company?

I applied for a position in a competitor company. They are now interested in me and wish to conduct an interview. As part of the "standard" process, I'm asked to provide reference letters ...
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Secure code review requirement for cybersecurity engineer hiring

I am the team lead on the IT Security team where I work. Recently we were interviewing for an security engine role. One of the traditional security / SOC engineer roles in all the places I worked is ...
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Applying For New Jobs after Fired, Amount of Detail When Explaining

I am a 27 year old male in the US. I was with an actuarial consulting firm, my first job out of college, for approximately two years until I was fired. I am starting to apply for new jobs in the ...
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What is Generally Meant by “No Tennis Shoes” in a Dress Code

I'm starting a new job soon, and I got an email from HR about the dress code. They said that the dress code consists of blue jeans or any color khaki pants, a button down or polo shirt, and no tennis ...
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How can I get an information security team to see that their over-the-top security measures are only decreasing security?

Summary: I worked for a small startup, that was acquired by a mega corporation. Its IT security policies are excessive, but they don't add more security, and prevent me from doing work. How do I ...
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Which country and which occupation could suit me better and why? [closed]

I am 40. Male. Single. No children. My main income comes from being a landlord. I make around 18000€ a year before taxes. I tried selling several products on the internet on my own website. Currently, ...
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Is it normal to be given tasks verbally?

Maybe it is my lack of comprehension with the spoken words in general, and my lack of ease with the native language spoken at my company especially, but I wanted to ask, is it normal to be given or ...
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Am I overloaded or just slow?

I think there are multiple issues needing to be addressed, but the main one I want to resolve is in the question title. Some background context: I'm somewhere between a junior and mid level software ...
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How to get a promotion faster if I am delivering in a senior level?

Here's the situation that I am in and I would like some thoughts about how to act accordingly: I've been working for in a big company in a scandinavian country for a bit more than a year, hired as a ...
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Writing a negative annual review (with negative comments about the reviewer)

I love the company that I work at; however, since the integration of colleagues from a business that we bought (around a year ago) the working conditions have really taken a turn for the worse. I have ...
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Should I discuss pay raise at the same time I ask for a promotion?

I have been working at my company for about a year. During the performance review last year, my manager would like to me to take a lead on multiple high profile projects to build my track records. ...
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How to make coworker more accountable

I am struggling with a team where no one wants to take accountability. I have spoken to team at least 10-15 times & gave them piece of my mind. Never heard anything back from them. They never came ...
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Negative feedback for coworker

I need to provide feedback for this coworker, who has created multiple issue. He has a careless attitude, never meets deadlines, failed to deliver, does not wants to take any responsibility, does not ...
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How can I guarantee that an internship offer involving international relocation won't be revoked?

Can I ask a potential employer to add a point in their offer letter explicitly stating that the offer made by him/her shall not be revoked or if he/she could specify the only circumstances under which ...
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Change of the hairstyle had dramatic effects on personal relations [closed]

To provide some background I work in tech job which overlaps with academia, think mix of college, software and IT company, I`ve been quite fond of horizontal mobility, flexibility and ability to ...
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What is the point of an employer to adjust the salary of an existing employer based on actual remote work location?

These two articles mention the fact that Facebook is comfortable with remote work, but might adjust salaries based on the actual location used for doing the work: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said ...
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How do I navigate an unexpectedly toxic workplace environment at a brand new job? [closed]

I recently started a new software development job after taking a 50% pay cut at my previous company due to Covid. I had interned at my current company back in college, but they were unable to match ...
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Is it okay to use a different job title on my resume?

My job title is not representative of the work I have done during my most recent position. This isn't a situation where my title is some quirky one that only people inside the company would understand,...
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Particular book on leadership [closed]

In the spirit of SE SciFi I am looking for a particular book. Although in this case non fiction. About 20 years ago I read a book on leadership/management. On the cover it had a circle divided into ...
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Hired as a consultant, but working outside my wheelhouse?

So I'm currently working as a consultant with an agency that's fairly hard to get into, everyone loves working there and few if any people ever leave. The benefits and pay are exceptional and I'm ...
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Hiding current low academia salary from potential employer

I am working in academia as a Post-doc which always pays low as compared to my market value. A potential employer from an industrial position, before even taking my interview, asked my current salary ...
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Do employers value coding proficiency over type of coding work done? [closed]

This is a vague question so I'll try and word it better. I'm trying to add to my GitHub as a code portfolio for employers. I really enjoy coding games, but not sure if I want to pursue a career doing ...
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Asking for holiday after probation extension

I recently had a probation review and it was extended as my manager hasn't seen anything that can put in the role I m in (senior developer) and lack of communication. Following feedback, I had been ...
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Advice: Only front end, no backend/devops? [closed]

This is software career related advice, hope it is on topic. I have few years experience in Front end: HTML, CSS, JS, React.js. My questions are: are there some big incentives inlearning also backend?...
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A coworker stole a video game I was selling to a friend while i was working. Should I call police?

I work at a McDonald's on night shift. I was selling a PlayStation 3 and some games to one of my coworkers. Another coworker wanted me to sell him the system and games but I held firm that I had ...
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How do I deliver a negative performance review in a constructive way, especially in a start-up company

When I was a junior developer I got several negative performance reviews. The memory is so vivid that even almost 20 years later I can still remember those reviews. They just ruined my days and made ...
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How to deny boss's request to travel with him out of residence during pandemic

Our company is submitting a business proposal for which a meeting has been arranged by the potential client which is located in different city than my work location. While our company has numerous ...
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Can non-work coaching be considered relevant Management Experience?

I am looking for advice on handling a potential job interview topic. I am currently in a Senior Analyst role and looking to move in a more managerial direction. My technical skills, industry ...
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Client constantly submits tickets; how can support deal with this?

Some context: I'm a jr. software dev from a medium sized IT company in Mexico, we provide software as a service (desktop apps and web pages) to our customers, a lot of these were made before I started ...
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Co-worker avoided/missed answering part of an email. How do I politely remind them?

I wrote an email to someone who's a manager on another team, and there were two parts to it that were labeled 1. and 2., but she only answered the second question. I had CC'd two people in the email ...
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UK - Employer's payscales are incomplete so I am trapped on entry level pay? Can I negotiate?

I took a new job three years ago; I was one of the first employees on a new contract, which had unfinished payscales that only specified the "Entry" level pay for each salary band. I was ...
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Messed up interview [closed]

Hello, Before I dive in to my question, a bit of background on myself. I'm an automotive engineer with 5 years of software development experience. I'm looking for a job as I'm going to complete my ...

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