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How do I politely tell my former manager I no longer work for her?

Long story short, my former manager is a bigoted jerk who tries to get her subordinates fired so she has an excuse as why she cannot do her job. She tried two years ago with me during the start of the ...
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How to manage a junior developer who complains that a senior developer is throwing lots of comments on their code reviews? [closed]

Please answer from a senior manager stand point.
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How to manage a junior developer who complains that a senior developer is throwing lots of comments on their code reviews? [closed]

How would you handle this as a senior manager? Given that there are already coding standards, process etc.
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5 answers
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How to approach an unresponsive potential employer after signing a contract and waiting for my Visa

I signed a contract in January for a company in Europe (I'm from Latin America), and since then, they have been handling my relocation and visa process through a relocation agency. The problem is that ...
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5 answers
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tell direct report to come to social event

I am a mid level manager. I have a direct report that doesn't talk much. I want him to socialize with the team. Is it okay to tell him in private that he needs to start either socializing more or ...
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12 answers
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Is it a red flag if a job posting says they don't negotiate offers?

I've recently applied to a company and got invited for an interview at a future date, but surprisingly my first response from them includes the words, "we do not negotiate our offers". The ...
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2 answers
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References in job applications

I have submitted my PhD thesis in chemistry in India and am applying for jobs in chemical industries for scientist role. However, my relationship with my PhD supervisor is not good and I don't think ...
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2 answers
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Company doesn't appear to be active in government registry

I'm offered a permanent position in a company. When I look the company up, the company appears as "Inactive - Discontinued " since a few months before. This is in the federal registry. Name ...
2 votes
1 answer
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Job responsibilities changing after accepted offer

I recently accepted an offer as a manager at a medium sized company. I do not start for some time and I have not given notice to my current employer yet. This role was to report to PersonA who is a ...
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3 answers
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Is there anything I can do so this does not happen to anyone else?

I had a really good job of 13 years; I was a biller for 10 years and then when they sold the company, they dissolved my department. I was the only employee in my department the new company kept. I ...
8 votes
2 answers
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Should I be honest about a counteroffer to my prospective new employer?

I interviewed for a more senior position than one I am in now. They seemed to really like me and gave me ‘an offer I can’t refuse’ basically. The pay/perks are more than I asked for. My current ...
62 votes
7 answers
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How to tell a interviewer that he is wrong on a technical question

Yesterday I went for a job interview at a product based company. In one of the interviews the interviewer asked me a question that I answered correctly (I have cross checked it) but he kept on asking ...
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How to decide between two very different software engineering positions? [closed]

I will soon have two job offers, one for an ETL/Informatica Developer role, and one for a C#.NET mostly-backend developer role. I have some experience with .NET in the past, but zero experience with ...
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Co-worker refuses to do my work during my notice

I am currently serving notice, in a reputed MNC, where the notice period is said to be streamlined and smooth. My task was to handle the client and do minimal tasks, while a co-worker was to handle ...
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3 answers
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My Ex-Boss is using my Accounting Software [closed]

I work as an accountant so I have my own QB Software, this allows me to install it on a PC. I was working for a company and installed the software. When I left I began the uninstall process and he ...
1 vote
2 answers
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I feel like I was set up for disaster, multi-year project at first job is doomed. Advice?

Throwaway and some generalized details for obvious reasons. But the gist of it is, I was hired as a developer for a non-tech company as one of its first members in that department(no other tech roles)....
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1 answer
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Strategies to deal with a sadistic dominant person whose compliance you need?

I am in a situation where I have to provide my services and products to a health care insurance companies in a specific area (prosthetics). A certain health care insurance company hired a product ...
2 votes
2 answers
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Boss wants me to advance and asked "what he can do to help me get there."

I've been a Junior Web Developer at a non-tech company for about a year and a half. The other day I had an informal mid-year review and my boss asked where I wanted to be in a year's time (a front-end ...
5 votes
2 answers
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Company to contact future employers, if any, without my knowledge

On an employment contract i'm offered, there's a clause saying that The-Company can contact any one of my future employers in regard of my obligations - "The-Company may inform prospective ...
12 votes
5 answers
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Is it good form to put detailed reasons why you are resigning from a company in a resignation letter?

When writing a letter of resignation where you are not happy with the company's direction, is it good form to add a detailed laundry list of what those things are or just keep it generic like "...
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1 answer
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Is this too much for one developer? [closed]

Background: my company makes IoT devices. All the data generated by the IoT devices gets sent to the cloud. I would like one developer to be responsible for everything after the data leaves the device....
0 votes
3 answers
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What is the point of a contract time period?

Let's suppose a employer, via a third party, signs a contractor to work for them full-time on a 1 year basis. What is the point of the 1 year basis agreement if both the employer and employee can ...
36 votes
5 answers
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My boss says he's jealous when I tell him about a work achievement

On several occasions, where I've made a breakthrough in my (highly intellectual, but non-academic) work, I feel accomplished and very proud of my achievement. But, when I go and tell my boss about ...
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1 answer
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Will I fail my background check?

On my resume for the Univeristy/Degree I put years 2015-2019 but in my background check through a 3rd party company I put the years 2018-2019 which is the correct years I attended the university and ...
5 votes
2 answers
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I was hired to create a department but I do not get more people

I have been working in my current company for over a year, I am the only one doing activity X and the only expert at it. I was told I would lead a department regarding activity X after a year or so ...
2 votes
4 answers
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Confused about my career

I have 20 years of experience and right now I am working in a FANG company as a Senior Software Engineer for the past two years. Most of my career I focused on technical skills and whenever I changed ...
11 votes
8 answers
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Constant Interruptions During Lunch Break

At my job if we remain in our office during lunch we are expected to still be available for work related questions/calls/etc... I find this to be very annoying as my lunch break is a time that I use ...
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1 answer
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Choosing the managerial or specialist path - does that really matter if you're senior in IT?

I'm wondering if me choosing the managerial or specialist path really matters. I'm at the senior manager level (I mean the career level, not a function). I want my next job to be on the director level....
3 votes
4 answers
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Company Retreat Forced PTO Usage

There's a multiple-night company retreat involving travel taking place that I have no interest in attending (for family reasons). It was stated that anyone who chooses not to attend must use PTO for ...
0 votes
3 answers
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Confidentiality of job application

A (company-internal) recruiter reached out to me via linkedin a few days ago. We had a call and he arranged a conversation with their higher management level. The contact is very preliminary, I've ...
4 votes
2 answers
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New manager doesn't believe in me and reprimanded me for asking questions

I'm a junior developer. In my first week back after time off due to some issues, my new manager reprimanded me because a senior dev team member complained to him that I was asking him questions about ...
28 votes
5 answers
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Too many Charitable causes in the workplace

I am very happy in my current job however I have one annoyance: Every week there seems to be at least 2 or 3 different charity causes that we are asked to give to. This usually comes in the form of a ...
61 votes
6 answers
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What should I do if the environment for an in-person interview is distracting?

I had an in-person interview. The office was one big open room. There were two people sitting close to me interviewing me. There was another person close by who was working. He started talking very ...
195 votes
14 answers
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How to politely tell someone to stop explaining?

It happens occasionally, that I come across something I don't know how to do, and I need someone to show me. So I ask Bob for help, because Bob knows this stuff, and he comes over and starts ...
2 votes
2 answers
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Grounds for terminating contractors

Suppose a person is doing an incredible job at work (e.g. being very productive and coming up with innovative ideas). Let's assume that this person is a contractor for this company. Are there cases ...
90 votes
6 answers
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How do I go about resigning in a company that doesn't allow two weeks' notice?

I'm in a situation where I must resign from a team that is in over their heads with a huge project. They're even currently looking to hire a couple of people to help distribute the work. What they don'...
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2 answers
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How to Phrase "Continued Duties as ... Prior to Promotion" in Resume?

Perhaps not the place for the question, but figured this is the best place to ask it. (If it's not, please guide me!) I am currently updating my resume to include my current position (Team Lead) ...
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2 answers
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How do I know if I should apply for a frontend or backend role, if I have experience in both? [closed]

In software development, there's such thing as a fullstack developer, this means I have the skills of a frontend developer plus the skills of a backend developer. This might be an advantage when ...
33 votes
13 answers
10k views

How to move forward with unfulfilling internships

I am currently a 3rd year college student pursuing a degree in computer science. As part of my degree, I am required to complete a number of co-ops/internships. These are paid internships in the ...
47 votes
10 answers
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As a manager, what options do I have when somebody is totally stuck?

I'm managing a software development team, and I'm somewhat new in managing technical teams. I know some of the technologies we are working with very well, some quite a bit. The team is currently ...
93 votes
13 answers
19k views

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 ...
47 votes
9 answers
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Is it a red flag for a company to have "unlimited paid time off"? [closed]

Whenever I find out a company and job I’m interested in has unlimited PTO (Paid Time Off) I’m no longer interested. As a software engineer I find there is always work that can be done. This makes me ...
2 votes
2 answers
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I have PTO but plan on resigning -- when do I give my 2 weeks' notice?

I have upcoming PTO, but I also planning on resigning at my current job. Here are my options: Give notice before I go on PTO, so 1 of those 2 weeks' notice is vacation. Give notice while I am on PTO....
2 votes
5 answers
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Excessive use of @Channel and @here annotations in Slack channels

We have Slack in our company with dozens of different channels, many of them with hundreds of people. People often send annoying @Channel and @here messages that are really not relevant to that large ...
57 votes
6 answers
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What should a professional email address look like?

I've been starting a resume recently, and I'm struggling with picking an email. What should a professional email address look like? Will employers look down on me if I have numbers at the end of my ...
32 votes
5 answers
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An intern may get a job offer. Do I communicate it before his last day which is tomorrow?

The intern (last year student) may get a job offer depending on our company's administration/finance. It's his last day tomorrow at his internship. He will most likely graduate next month and he does ...
4 votes
3 answers
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Accepted the offer, sent contract back with my signature, but the company seems to delay signing it

Recently I received an offer from a (software) company. I read and accepted it by printing the contract and signing it, then sending it back to the company (2 copies). The company confirmed it ...
2 votes
4 answers
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How to recover from an unprofessional move

In the current job, I got blamed on a lot of stuff that were not my fault in a meeting, so I got mad and left the meeting. Before this, I got assigned a project where it's very noticeable that they ...
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Team won't come out of their shell (possible team-wide imposter syndrome?)

I have a team-wide performance problem on the team I inherited about a year ago. No matter their title, the senior+ engineers on my team perform at the level of a junior engineer (objectively, ...
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Non-web dev jobs, especially for someone well past college age

I'm basically the target market for a lot of bootcamps: I'll be 40 this year, I don't have a CS (or any) degree, and I'd like to switch over to coding. I enjoy what programming I have done (I've got ...

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