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Is a weekly one on one leading to performance management?

The situation: I've read a few other similar topics here, but mine appears to be fairly unique. I've been at this company for 9 months, we've had the last 3 months working from home during COVID-19 ...
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Considering a software fellowship. Is there a way I can make it not seem like job hopping?

I'm a year into my first job out of university. I wasn't really picky about the work as the salary was a lot better than my other offers. However, there is no future in this job. There is only one ...
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Actual working hours vs. hours spent in the premise

From the 8-hour working days, I work on a software app (my actual job) between 6.5-7.5 hours, with good productivity and quality as attested by my supervisor. The rest goes for meetings, having issues ...
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How to organize a lot of small pieces of work without creating a duplicate board/excel file (which has been banned)?

My team has a lot of small pieces of work as we are in the final parts of the project where there are lots of little things to fix. Trying to manage this has been difficult. Problem is, the Scrum ...
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How to tell my current employer that I'm leaving?

I have a new job proposal (Software Dev)that just got formal today, they wanted me to start next monday but I asked them to give me a few days, until Wendseday, to talk to my current employer about ...
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How to check whether I have realistic expectations towards my team?

I'm normally given the task of solving difficult situations, so I frequently inherit underperforming teams. Additionally, I frequently work with recent graduates. I would say I'm quite good in what I ...
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Why do developers quit without letting you retain them? Nobody negotiates anymore? How can I retain them?

One of the things I have found frustrating as a manager is that I get no meaningful attempt by employees to negotiate a way to stay at our organization. I randomly get notice that they are leaving and ...
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How to balance quality and speed at work?

I am a software developer at a large investment bank firm. The team I work on has over 20 people and we have multiple QA's (Quality Assurance), Code Reviewers, and team leads. I mean this in the most ...
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Client verbally tells me it's ok to take days off whenever but generally wants 5 days a week. Should I get this in contract?

I work as a contractor. The expectation is I work Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm and to inform them if I'm not going to be in on a given day. This is to be on the same schedule as the rest of the team. ...
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What exactly is an honours degree? [closed]

For your info, I am a 17yr high school student currently live in Australia. As the applications for university entry is just around the corner, I am searching for an appropriate degree that suits my ...
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How can we write an email for politely ask about our pay cut?

Hello everyone this isn't from my side but I had a chat with a really close person of mine, and he was wondering all day how he and his co-workers could ask their company to get a date of when they're ...
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Is a third and fourth party being sat in on a confidential call with HR and Director - a breach of trust and confidentiality?

I had a zoom call with one of the directors and a HR representative about my return to work after an occupational heath review, which suggested the relationship between myself and management had ...
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Company cuts my salary immediately after I sign the offer letter

Today I signed an offer letter with a big company in the US that I was very excited to work for. Less than two hours after signing the offer, and after I withdrew my application to the other company ...
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My old manager has now become my skip-level manager, how to survive?

I had a dreadful manager. I had to fight a lot, but I managed to move to a new manager. I am very happy with this person, one of the best managers I ever had. We lost a very senior manager, and my ...
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Expectation of working very long hours constantly

I have a problem finding my way in corporate settings. I now started a new job a few months ago. I soon discovered that the team I'm managing is massively understaffed - in a team of 4 people we are ...
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How should I negotiate the price/salary with a potential customer/employer if there's a large gap between our BATNAs?

I am an undergraduate student and earn money by giving private lessons as well as by writing and translating texts, and recently I lost a potential customer because we couldn't agree on the price. The ...
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Childcare FSA was entered incorrectly and HR says they can't address the issue

During open enrollment, I opened FSAs for healthcare and childcare which are "known" expenses for my family to take advantage of the tax break and account balance forwarding. Like any other ...
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Refusing to increment productivity beyond salary raise

A software engineer in the team I lead was a very good worker and in the last two rounds and got a salary increase of the maximum the company allows. A couple of months ago, he said he was very ...
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Employee serving notice is refusing to take up new tasks and HR won't let me fire her

I am new to management and managing a team of 7. A month ago, an employee I manage decided to move out. All the knowledge transfer was complete in the first 2 weeks. I had assigned some long pending ...
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Senior colleague with intimidating behaviour

What can I do about a senior colleague who is always playing petty mind games, e.g. routinely ignores me, is very slow to respond to messages, work queries etc, sometimes by days! He is cold and aloof....
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Would like to progress in my company, but afraid of the consequences

I am in this situation: I am doing this job in a company that has no progress path as it's become evident for me, so, I would like to start looking for other jobs that suit my qualifications better ...
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Currently feeling useless at my job

A bit of background. While i work in a company that's not IT based in any way, i'm a web developer for the company's main system, patching bugs and adding new features whenever asked. This is my first ...
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Is it wise to leave in my current situation? [closed]

I am going back to university for a part time masters in computer science, with hopes of moving to the software field. My initial plan was to study in my own time while working and studying part-time, ...
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Asked to add someone who got their last manager fired to my team, am I right to be concerned?

I am a team leader* of 3 teams in a quite big company (about 1500 employees around the world and about 300 in my office, the headquarter). Recently I was asked to add a person (call them X) to one of ...
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Concerned I'm being made accessory to fraud and unsure what to do about it [closed]

I work as the accountant for a small company in the UK. Classically the company wasn't doing well and they hired a new manager to try and turn things around. The company owners/directors all live ...
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Software company asked me to resign because of lack of funds to pay salary - What reason should I tell in interview?

I have worked with this company for 10 years and I was performing well. Due to this virus the company stopped working on the on going projects and said they will work on only those projects through ...
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how long should I wait to leave a company in good for after getting a bonus

The question sums it up. I’m torn, about leaving my company and I don’t know how to approach it. currently I’m working as an electrician I just sat for my license, and passed. I got a small raise and ...
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As a subcontractor, how to negotiate to get paid in a reasonable time?

I work as a subcontractor for a contractor. My contract is up for renewal. There is a term I would like to change. The term states that me getting paid is contingent on him getting paid. I don't think ...
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How to ensure a company respects its employees before accepting an offer?

I'm working on some litmus tests for companies during the interview process, and trying to test if the company/team respects its employees before accepting an offer. For completeness, what I mean by &...
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Not able to handle the current work life situation [closed]

Summary: I like programming jobs but want more free time. I had 3 jobs in 5 years due to that. Also I feel additional pressure on mental health due to lockdown. Since more than 5 years, I am working ...
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Company refuses to give written offer letter

I had one in-person interview yesterday at a small law firm. An hour after the interview, they called to tell me that I got the job. After I negotiated my salary, they told me that I should start ...
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Is there any value in listing your high school on your CV?

I'm an university graduate. On my CV, I just have my university listed. I attended high school in the US, but am currently residing in the UK. I'm wondering if I should include my high school, along ...
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Should I work as consultant when I doubt the working methods they use

I'm offered to work as a consultant in a small software company. My role will be software developer and building up the it/software dev knowledge in the company. Today they have some huge issues with ...
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What are some one to one confidence building exercises I can do with a colleague?

I have a colleague / employee who is senior in my company and many would say is "too nice". They stretch to other peoples deadlines and needs, without putting their foot down and putting ...
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Career impact of leaving PhD

I have an engineering MS, I'm considering continuing onto a PhD but I am not completely sure about my desire to enter into academics. I'm thinking about giving the PhD a strong shot/effort for a year ...
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Progress review

I have been assigned a project and the manager is going to arrange a progress review meeting on a weekly basis. The manager and I do not get along and I will find every chance not to be in the same ...
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What are my rights regarding IP (in UK) when there was no written contract and business never paid fully for the code

Hope you will be able to help me here. I do not really know if this is the correct place to ask such questions. In 2014 I started to work for a certain company – the setup was that I was hired by my ...
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Boss says that I'm pretty a good worker but not as good as XXX

I had a casual conversation with my boss while running errand with him today. When the discussion came to my work he said that I'm pretty good but not as good of a worker as ___ who was a previous ...
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Gross misconduct [closed]

I have a question. I was dismissed without notice because of gross misconduct. One caregiver complained about me that I was abusive to a resident and shouting to him, which was not true ( Case with ...
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What benefits to give to my first employee?

I am hiring my first employee (a developer) for my startup and I am planning out the benefits. So far I’ve figured out the health insurance aspect. As a self-funded entity, I can’t afford much (about $...
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Do I 'own' work done separately for current employer? [closed]

I am on the payroll of a small company as a full-time employee. In my spare time I developed a small computer program that will automate a regular task done by another junior employee. This will free ...
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Should I actually go to this “last interview”?

I've been "found" by a company that needs a web developer, I was not looking for a job and my CV was not available anywhere as far as I know. This company is a SUPER opportunity for my ...
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Client wants me to interact with their end-customer, but through client's company email

I develop software and sell licenses to a client in a relationship that is technically non-exclusive but so far has been exclusive in practice i.e. they are an important client to me. My client (let's ...
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Training agreement query

I have got rentintion in place for two years, where I have to pay back £5,206, as I might got another job and I will leave in less then 12 months Second, is there any other way, to come off this, as ...
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Should I be mentioning things on my cover letter already addressed in my CV?

I'm trying to draft up a cover letter template for the job search, but much of it is essentially repeating qualifications and internships I've already mentioned in my CV. Should I be mentioning these ...
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If you are very effective in a leadership position, should you still pursue “being one of many”?

In a performance review I was told that I was doing excellent job when I was in a specific setting: in charge. In situation when I was in charge of coordinating other people or leading a project, I ...
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trying to do an internal transfer, but getting resistance from the upper managers

I work at a Dow 30 company and I'm not too happy with my current role. I applied to a role (in another business unit) in my company and the hiring manager is highly interested. I will have the last ...
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What does the employeer expect from a Data Scientist assessment test

I did my first interview and the next step is an assessment. I received a "big data set" and the task only says "We would like to know what clusters there are using the provided data ...
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how do you handle the question why did you leave your job after 8 months w/o another job?

I left because I was miserable and constantly being micromanaged. It started to affect me negatively and couldn't enjoy anytime off that I had. My husband told me to quit because we had money in the ...
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Advise Regarding Backend Development

I know this question is novice but I really want help here. I have been covering Databases and learning MySQL, MongoDB and learnt HTML, CSS and Javascript. Did some basic projects with NodeJS and ...

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