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The fear of letting go of software development

Have been doing software development, coding and integration for the last 10 years. My company is now offering me a lead position of a development team. As a technical lead here, the way it works is ...
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I am leaving my job. Gave two weeks notice. My boss wants a signed NDA. Should I ? What's in it for me?

There was been continuous between myself and the doctor's office manager. I met with the doctor and explained that I could no longer take the manager's beratement and aggressive behavior. He accepted ...
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Am I overreacting to a new rule where I have to check-in my status every morning?

Three months ago I started a role at a new company as a software engineer. Within two months, I helped onboard the team to a lot of contemporary best practices. They didn't do proper source control, ...
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Will my coworkers resent me for outpacing them?

I work at a large corporation in a team of 10 people. Seven of the people are one level above me in terms of seniority and only 2 of them have directs. I asked my manager to lead a project about 6 ...
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Coworker berated me in front of another coworker

About a month ago I felt like I was struggling with some parts of my job (an administrative assistant at a therapy office), so I reached out to my boss about it. She was glad to help me out and we ...
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Husband has a job offer, and we might move. How do I ask my manager for remote position?

My husband was offered a new job within his company, which would start in October. It means we are moving a few states away, but only if I can work remotely. It’s not a job that he applied for but ...
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Valuing stock appreciation and risk when computing total compensation [closed]

After working at a company for several years I am trying to negotiate a raise. As a part of that I am calculating total compensation and am stumbling on how to value stock awards. There are two ...
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2answers
617 views

How do I control my anxiety when getting a call from office

I get hyper anxious whenever I get a call from my office. I am afraid that I might have to work overtime or may be asked to report to office during this pandemic (my office, even though is IT based, ...
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564 views

Accepting jobs and just collecting money while waiting to get terminated? [closed]

I was thinking, could you just take advantage of the hot software job market and sign up for a bunch of remote positions and do enough to be present but otherwise be awful so you can collect a month ...
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3answers
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How to prevent apathy and corner cutting when nothing happens so people feel secure?

Say that you have a software team that is supposed to aggressively check for code quality and bugs and security errors. Eventually you get to the point where people don't find anything so they start ...
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3answers
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No more senior engineers. How long to give company to find them as a junior?

I work for a Canadian company that for a combo of management stubbornness and the robust remote job market taking Canada's brains south, we have absolutely no senior engineers left. None. Besides my ...
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Interviewing at multiple companies, how can I stall one so the others can catch up?

I am a software developer, and I'm actively applying for positions. The average turnaround time for application through offer in my area and industry is about 6 to 8 weeks, which is a pretty long ...
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My mother is being framed by new management

Note: Long post ahead. Context: Rural southern Spain Medium-sized public company (+500 people) without HR Toxic workplace My mother is in her late fifties She has been in this company for 20 years ...
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5answers
563 views

Data Analyst doing multiple roles

I am working in a tech startup (post product market fit) of around 100 employees as a 'Product Manager' but my role is more of a data analyst/engineer. I built the BI infrastructure and reporting of ...
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3answers
527 views

Do notice periods stated in the company rules and regulations override those stated in offer letters?

I live and work in India. When I joined my company, my offer letter said we have a notice period of 2 months. However, later they shared a company rules and regulations document where they stated that ...
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7answers
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What to do when a manager is constantly assigning you new things one after another?

I think most of us have all been there. You have a manager who one day suddenly assigns you some complex work which needs picking up lots of different technologies (8+). They give you a reasonable ...
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6answers
15k views

Being forced to take annual leave against my wishes, what are my options?

I reside in Australia and I'm currently working remotely. This week my employer felt I was no longer capable of carrying out my duties due to mental health issues, which were partly the result of my ...
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3answers
498 views

Dealing with Creative differences

What’s the best way to deal with creative differences between Brand Managers and Marketing Performance Team? We have a performance marketing team that wants to create content a certain way in order to ...
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208 views

How useful is experience/knowledge in data engineering for scientific jobs? [closed]

I was wondering (as shown by the title) how useful experience in data engineering could be for future scientific work. In other words, could it be useful if you wanted to do physics and engineering ...
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Had a 1-day virtual onsite (late in application process) and spoke to 9 people across 3 interviews. Do I send follow-up thank you emails to everyone?

The most amount of people I've spoken to in a day, for the same job application, has been four. Nine people is...a lot. Although it was great to meet the people I could work with, the prospect of ...
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3answers
542 views

What to do when tasked with something that obviously doesn't make sense [closed]

Someone had came to me with a job offer that sounded really good. I had high hopes but it turned out to be a train wreck. We worked in a very distributed environment. Our team consisted of about 5 ...
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1answer
327 views

Why would someone try to hide information about the company they are hiring contractors for? [duplicate]

A friend put me in contact with someone who is hiring contractors. Aside from the job title, the person hasn't given any real information. I directly asked what the name of the company was and to see ...
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Using different programming language as coworker

I do alot of text file parsing at work and I like to use python since it's a lot of times easier and less code to write but the rest of my coworkers use C# or VB with .net. People do their own work ...
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4answers
997 views

I resigned because I don't believe anymore in the startup. Should I tell my manager?

I work as Software Team Lead in a "seasoned startup" (6 years old, around 60 employees) in Europe. I've been working there almost since its inception, first as an intern, then full time. Two ...
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6answers
2k views

Is saying “ok” to “I'm disappointed with your decision to leave” appropriate?

I recently left my main employment, for numerous reasons that I felt meant the job wasn't working out (long hours, lack of work/life balance, feeling undervalued, being promised training when there ...
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3answers
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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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2answers
328 views

Is negotiating a moonlighting clause during a promotion possible?

I have a scenario where someone I know is up for a promotion within the next 12 mos. This person works at a larger software company, and would like to arrange a moonlighting allotment in order for ...
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1answer
282 views

Should I look for job change or continue? [closed]

It's been about 16 months in to the job but for 14 months I was working in Customer Success team, about two months ago I was moved into Delivery team. I have a feeling that I am not able to meet the ...
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1answer
133 views

Experiences with intro video in remote companies? [closed]

Reemote onboarding can be difficult and impersonal, especially during the first few hours or days. Do you create an introduction video with the other team members to mitigate this? Did it work? What ...
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11answers
19k views

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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7answers
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Is it reasonable for me to ask for the removal of a contract clause that says all the patents I produce go to the company?

I was recently offered a funded masters program in the field of mathematical modelling and computer coding. I was given a contract to sign which I subsequently declined because I was unhappy with a ...
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1answer
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New Manager at a New Company and feeling Anxious?

I started a new job yesterday with a new company as a manager. I've been managing for few years at different departments but it has all been under the same company. Now, I'm totally at a new company (...
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Manager wants to send me to an expensive training. A different manager told me it’s a waste of money

Background My employer requires that I take training which is offered to all employees by Company-X at no cost to my employer. This training is essentially a circuit of courses that are offered at ...
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15answers
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Interviewer was two hours late

I feel like I did the right thing, but I'm just entering into the film industry. I really am willing to see if I could have overreacted on this in any way. I found this post for an internship on a ...
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Am I writing this email correctly?

So he said two software developers will be interviewing me and he asked me for "a couple times that may work for you this week or next week" for a second interview, but I am stuck on my ...
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What do you do if you don't care about your job but need to age your resume to not be a job hopper? [closed]

I am 10 months into a job where the lack of a future is pretty clear. Team is struggling, hiring is struggling, and the division is snarled in bureaucracy from above. Basically how do you slack off ...
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3answers
435 views

Hiring managers acting strange

So, I've got a job offer from one major software company a couple weeks ago. I had a talk with the recruitment manager and then another one with the manager of the team that I was supposed to work in. ...
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3answers
541 views

Two job offers with same background check company

I am a graduate. I accepted an offer one month ago and the company is still carrying out background check. Today I received a better offer and I realised the company is also using the same background ...
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5answers
714 views

Is there a HR Lobby in Germany?

I'm a software engineer in Germany working at a start up. So one day I was having a conversation with our HR manager and she mentioned that tech companies in Germany have something like a HR lobby ...
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1answer
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Other than the manager, who should conduct interviews?

I suspect I'm reaching a conundrum at the company I work for. A colleague of mine (let's call her Alice) just gave her notice and the company is inclined to hire a replacement soon. So far, so good. ...
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4answers
652 views

How to make sysadmin and developers work together?

I've worked in several jobs, and there is usually a time when the sysadmin(s) and the developers should have "the talk" about the IT infrastructure. From the sysadmins viewpoint, most of the ...
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Ask for fixed-term contract when declining a permanent contract

I am a graduate student looking for a job. Thus far, I have gotten two offers. One starts in a few months and the other in a few days. I would like to take the offer which starts in a few months. At ...
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What are the various excuses which can be given to the manager while interviewing in office time?

I'm an experienced Software Engineer in India. My manager is a weird person and want all of his team to sit in front of PC all the time, despite having no work. He calls anyone anytime and if someone ...
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2answers
941 views

How to deal with this HR person

I do not have a lot of experience doing interviews. I applied for this job and this HR person said she would tell me if the role is available or not. Its been about a month and I followed up with her ...
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4answers
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Coding interview expectations [closed]

I applied for a software engineer position at a company. After a 15 minute screening with little technical depth mostly personality, they requested I do a code interview over the weekend. No problem. ...
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5answers
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How do you communicate in a company with meme culture?

Summary: My coworkers use a lot of slang (mostly internet-based) that I do not understand. It makes me feel excluded. How can I learn that "language" or is it a lost cause? Last year, I got ...
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9answers
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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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13answers
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Former coworker I gave a reference for sabotaged the company on his last day - Should I update the reference contact with this new information?

So here's the sequence of events: I gave a coworker that I had a good working relationship with a good reference for his next job. That next employer of my coworker's actually called back references ...
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2answers
307 views

How to politely inform I am not interested in a tentative full time offer from supervisor after internship?

I'm currently interning at a company A and my supervisor asked if I would be interested to continue working here. The conversation mainly consisted of him discussing with me if I would be interested ...
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HR asking about salary expectations with future colleague present

Quite recently I had an online interview with a company. There was one person from the team I would be joining and one person from HR. I'm used to having separate conversations with HR and the team ...

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