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My performance recently seems really poor, but why is everyone acting like it's OK? [closed]

I am a software developer for the last 5 years. I like this work and since I started this career I have been in 3 companies. Each change resulted a good raise of the salary and more interesting ...
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2answers
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Boss' taking decisions concerning my budget independently from me

I'm a manager responsible for company's Supply in a big geographical region. My budget comes from the budget of the region. As a result I have 2 bosses: my formal boss (1) is the head of the ...
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Should I disclose a disability during video interview? [duplicate]

I am a grad student actively looking for a job. I never mention my disability (I am a paraplegic using a wheelchair) on resume or during a phone screen to reduce the possibility of prejudice against ...
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Asking for recommendation letter from my new manager when I just recently started?

So I am in a relatively awkward spot. 2 months and a half ago I joined a company. However I only did so because I did not get accepted to grad school, which is my n1 priority in life. The period to ...
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How to get a developer position with self taught skills?

I am an experienced professional developer with two two year technology diploma from back 20 years ago (I also later did a Commerce Degree) and I want to get into a software development position using ...
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Is it common to have your promotion decided by a committee, independently from your KPIs?

I work for a big company. I had a terrible, degrading experience with my first manager. I moved to a new one. I am very happy with my new manager. He's awesome. We are discussing my career development ...
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Is it bad form to send a quote from one company to another to get a competing quote?

I have a quote from a company. I would like to get competing quotes. Is it unethical to send the quotes from the first company, with names and costs redacted, to another one and ask for a competing ...
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Should I tell my current job that my old job has offered me my job back?

I worked at company A as an intern for a year while in college. When the pandemic struck, I was furloughed as well as my entire department. So I accepted an offer with company B. I like it at company ...
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How to find major customers of particular worldwide public company (Introductions)? [closed]

I was trying to get in touch with best possible corporate law firms - the local ones in the same country as where target public company is. The goal was to ask a law firm to introduce me and our own ...
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1answer
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As a freelancer, how do I handle a client not responding when I want to discuss future availability?

I have started as a freelancer a couple of months ago (as from July) in the data management area. I thought that I found my luck when my ex-employer (a consultancy company) proposed a contract to keep ...
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3answers
330 views

Politely speed up application process in favorite potential employer

I'm currently looking for my first job after my university education, so I am not that experienced with the application processes of various companies and their schedules. A few months ago the reply ...
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11answers
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Should I take the blame for an error by someone on the team I lead?

I am a software team lead. One of my guys built an update for android, but left the environment on "staging" and now everybody is freaking out: the marketing guys, PM, product owner. So far ...
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2answers
771 views

Is it reasonable in my circumstances to ask for a raise from 160k to 250k?

I am employed at a biotech firm which is on the cusp of raising a new round of venture funding. My current salary is 160k due to a raise I received at the completion of the previous funding round on ...
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3answers
542 views

I'm extremely good at coming up with ideas for products, businesses, and apps, but I don't know what career path best suites this skill

I really enjoy coming up with new product ideas and improvements, but the problem I face is that my ideas are so broad that I don't know where to look as far as positions and even companies. Just ...
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Raising a startup, but workmates are falling behind on their tasks. How to handle this?

My friends and I are currently raising a startup that will launch our first product at the end of Q3 this year. Apart from the freelance marketing team, this startup consists of three developers, ...
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13k views

Should I tell my manager that I'm not able to work on the weekend for religious reasons?

So the religion I follow does not permit working on our sabbath, which falls on Saturday. I specifically mentioned in my interview that there's no way I'd be able to work on Saturdays, but I didn't ...
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4answers
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Likelihood of getting non-game development jobs if your portfolio only contains games

I need to start working on my portfolio and I want to focus on making games, because that's where I hope to work..but I'm afraid I'm walking into a dead-end from an employability aspect. It seems to ...
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1answer
303 views

Should I Accept Responsibility For Unclear Technical Issue?

I have been working at my company for a number of years and have recently been accepted to begin training for another role where my principal duty will be to negotiate contracts with third parties. ...
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Digital Marketing and Project Management [closed]

I'm in the middle of an important career decision; but unfortunately I lack enough knowledge on the current job marketplace. I'm specializing in Digital Marketing (I've attended 2 different courses) ...
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1answer
177 views

Pairing Interview With SQL? [closed]

I have an interview later this afternoon in a format I've never done before: In this session, you'll work with an engineer on using data to improve the product. The objective will be to model some ...
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2answers
761 views

Lack of work, should I be worried about my position?

As the title states. There is an extreme lack of work for me, to the point where I have done no more than maybe 30 minutes worth of work in 3 days. At first it was just annoying as I like being ...
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8answers
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How to negotiate with a stubborn coworker?

I work in small team of 8 developers and we do not have direct management because of our small numbers. We are more or less self managed. We make heavy use of version management, IDEs and all sorts of ...
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3answers
330 views

Is working for a design agency a good choice for a front end developer?

I had 2 jobs previously as a front end developer, now I might be offered a 3rd job from a design agency, here is some background. 1st job: software house, overall positive Positives: I learnt a lot ...
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1answer
312 views

How do I approach asking what the pay review process is?

I started a new job a few months ago, and neglected to ask during the interview process what their process for pay review and bonuses is. Six months in and thinking about my value to the company - and ...
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4answers
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How to constructively address someone yelling at you in the workplace?

At work, someone yelled at me and spoke in a very rude way. The background was another supervisor told me to use a certain computer for a specific task, but this one thought it took too long and I ...
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0answers
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Is an email that starts with x looks bad for job applications? [duplicate]

I have great gmail id but I get so much spam on it, I am thinking of ditching it. I have tried filters and everything but its painful to manage all the new spams everyday. So I want to switch to a new ...
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1answer
326 views

How to nudge employer for offer letter

So things went like below: I was contacted by a recruiter for developer role. He asked me my details and if I am interested in the position. I replied to them with affirmation. Few days passed and I ...
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15answers
15k views

How to get domain experts to answer questions correctly, completely & concisely

I'm a software developer working for a consultancy that undertakes a variety of projects in a variety of domains. Projects typically have a relatively short turnaround (e.g. a few months). I find that ...
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1answer
568 views

If Devs And QA work together in the same office. Is that considered a DevOps practice?

I work as a DEV in the same office with the QA. We communicate together, the QA finds functional errors which are directly communicated to me in order to update or fix the code. Is that considered a ...
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2answers
701 views

How to handle managers who give long winded answers that don't even answer the question

I have a manager who tends to give long speeches even when talking one on one in informal settings (i.e. not scheduled meeting). The problem is I don't get an opportunity to ask questions or give ...
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2answers
289 views

Can you ask for start date to be pushed back after signing the contract of employment?

So I signed the contract for a new job that states a specific start date. However, due to some reasons, I have to push it back a week. Is it possible/frowned upon now that my signed contract already ...
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3answers
574 views

Why do people become C-level Managers (aside from money)? [closed]

I'm currently a software developer (not managing people, aside from occasional juniors on my projects). When I last switched jobs (for a higher-level dev job) I got a lot of similar comments from my ...
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5answers
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Interviewer had badly posed programming question, should I submit corrections?

I am currently in the process of interviewing for a software company A. After passing the first round interview, I was invited to the next round, which was a collection of short coding tasks. They ...
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how do I react actively for a better outcome? [closed]

I have been working as electronics engineer for one year now in this company. After 6 months,every thing was fine. Then I started working with an experienced colleague who worked there for over 15 ...
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1answer
509 views

How to discuss atmosphere of team with manager

I am 1 1/2 month into my 3 months extension of probation and things are really looking worrying. My manager had admitted that communication has been a big part of the issue from the top-level. I ...
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2answers
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How can I find out whether a job can accommodate my poor communication skills during the briefing process in an interview?

I work as a graphic designer. Most of my career has been freelance but I've worked full-time for design agencies also. I am currently looking for a new full time role, but there is one thing I'm ...
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0answers
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Work remotely for a non-US company while in US [closed]

I am an international who currently lives within the US. I would like to apply to work for a non-US company remotely, could I do that without a work permit?
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3answers
424 views

Can we follow up our probation result?

So I've already worked for 3 months (probation), and today is the end of my probation. Well I haven't heard any result from HR / my boss (boss is in a different office because of corona) and I have ...
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1answer
200 views

Negotiating a salary of a role with varied responsibilities

I received an email from my ex boss at this company that I used to work part time in. He was asking if I'm interested in joining as a full time staff in a new role which have not been fully formed yet ...
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5answers
1k views

Feels like I am being lied to about the possibility of a raise [closed]

I have been working a tech company as a developer for the past few years and 8 months ago I asked for a raise in salary. I spoke with my engineering manager, and his response was: "Lets finish ...
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2answers
142 views

Next step in career of a web developer( need career advice) [closed]

I have been building web applications for almost 6 years now. With the latest developments of no coding platforms I have a feeling that soon there will be no requirement for a web developer like me ...
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0answers
523 views

59 days passed and Full and Final settlement

I hate to write this but I really need your suggestions. I joined a company in November 2019. Everything was going fine until in July 20th I received a phone call from HR that 20th July is my last ...
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2answers
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Is it normal for large software companies in the Bay Area to have rogue teams? [closed]

I have seen a number of questions about rogue individuals on SE (How to handle a senior developer diva who seems unaware that his skills are obsolete? famously comes to mind), to which methods of ...
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Should I let my PMP certification expire? I want to prioritize entrepreneurship

My PMP certification is due to expire within the next three months. I'm currently trying to prioritize a side business that will take considerable time and effort to build up. If I go through a ...
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2answers
288 views

Manager/coach not giving me proper credit for the projects I do. How to move forward?

I think I got a very toxic direct manager. I recently graduated college and this is my first job, don’t know what to do. So here’s a list of toxic things he’s done : I discussed some ideas with him ...
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1answer
296 views

Should I tell my boss that I like the job but I'm homesick?

My Workplace I work in a very agile environment in an IT agency, where I was given responsibility within a short period of time after graduation. My boss (CEO) often tells me that he likes my unique ...
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When is it good to “act defensively”?

I'm guessing this is partly company specific. I sometimes have trouble judging when I should just say nothing or say ok, or defend what I had done. Right now I'm working at a very simple job - I'm a ...
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3answers
768 views

Should I tell my boss I want to quit soon, so someone else can take the project that I am currently introduced to? [duplicate]

After 2.5 years working at my current job (programming), I recently came to the conclusion that I want to find a new workplace. Reason for this is solely my boss who (in general has a good heart but) ...
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2answers
2k views

Dealing with the fallout of a work related lie

TL;DR: I lied to a co-worker in an email by removing content from emails that I forwarded. Looking to find a path to regaining their trust. How do I continue to work in close proximity, whilst there ...
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7answers
2k views

Software Developer without the theory is a bad candidate?

I am Senior Java Developer with over 6 years experience. I have done Computer Science bachelors with C++ as the main language. Currently working in financial companies (Banks, Asset Managers etc.). I ...

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