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How to control my employees productivity?

My employees (front, back, and full-stack programmers) are working remotely since March and I'm noticing their productivity has dropped. We had a deadline in September (currently moved to end of ...
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Am I being overpaid in terms of experience?

So the story is: I started the coding career for a bit less than 2 years. Recently I've been job hunting for quite a while, and there is a company who's willing to offer me a job, which is great. The ...
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Is it professional to informally state that you would rather not work with certain technologies?

I saw this question and it made me curious about a different but somewhat related question. Briefly, the linked question asks whether it is professional, as a potential employee, to declare in a ...
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How can I persuade my boss for better programming documentation?

I have been at my job for a couple of years now. I was brought on at a novice stage of the programming team, where it began to be officially recognized by the company, then quickly and largely ...
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Is it professional to declare in a contract that I refuse to work with certain widely used technologies?

In my not too long experience as a software developer, I have encountered with people (usually my bosses) using software which is very much not suitable for the scale of the project I was working on. ...
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How do I prepare for not landing a single job as a Junior Android Developer?

I'll try and be brief, I finished high school, started college for my bachelor in CS. I've been doing Android dev for over a year and intensely, I've applied to 15 jobs(not all of which were junior ...
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What to do if the team doesn't follow best practices, and it impacts my work?

I work in deep learning and image processing, but I have skills in software development, information security and IT. My company seems hell-bent on doing everything wrong in these three domains, and ...
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What can I do to stop my employee from being frustrated?

I work in a company that's extremely chaotic and absolutely not modern in terms of IT technologies and processes. I worked in 5+ companies before but haven't experienced anything like that before. ...
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Internship during Master in Technology

I need to do an internship during my post graduation in Computer Science. Can anyone guide me on the procedure of How to arrange for an internship from a good company, that will increase my chances ...
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A co-worker was let go for misrepresenting his experience. Should I alert his next company?

I originally assumed that a very difficult co-worker was a very inexperienced Junior developer. After talking to the original interviewer, I found out he claimed to have multiple years of experience ...
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Does a co-working place provide any benefit to a freelancer

I'm a freelance developer. I've been working from home for 2.5 years, with a quite solid set-up: I've my regular customers and a stable economical situation. PROBLEMS I CAN SEE IN MY FUTURE I'm very ...
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More junior teammates don’t understand my work…and that’s my fault?

I’m a software engineer and the most experienced within our team. My code has been labelled as “complex” and “hard”, by both my junior colleagues and (vicariously) my manager. My code is “complex” ...
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How do you control performance in tasks with unquantifiable output?

Let's say you're asking an employee to research the internet for the the best accounting software. Let's say you are giving him some guiding criteria what should be understood by "best". Is ...
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Is this promotion process unusual?

I’ve spoken with my manager about promotion because, I believe, I make the grade and “don’t ask, don’t get!” He’s generally supportive of this and spoke with, amongst others, HR to discuss the process....
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A staff member in our department, but another area, complained that she feels left out

In my department we have 2 areas and we interact but not often. When the area I manage was short staffed we asked for help from the other area (2 ppl there) and they said no. We do day to day work and ...
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How to avoid conflict with manager when he complains for situations beyond my remit?

I am part of a small team for a big region. Other teams, smaller or not much bigger, operate in other, smaller regions. Together, we cover "the whole world". I am working on projects focused ...
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Co-worker and I both want the same position, is there room?

Our office has had a rough year with engineering, communication, and strategy. Over the past few months, myself and one other (both engineers) have stepped up to address these concerns. To do so, we'...
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Boss is setting my project up to fail. How do I insure myself against the resulting blame?

My nontechnical boss wanted me to start an important project. I wrote a good plan. I know the technical area myself to an intermediate degree. I've discussed the strategy with several experts in order ...
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The new job was not what I was expecting: is it too soon to apply for an internal job?

I accepted a job at a large financial services firm and was very excited about starting there. However, after two months I realised it was not at all what I was expecting. Instead of writing code, I ...
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Notice period to be served [closed]

I joined a firm in November 2019. As per my appointment letter the company had put me on a probation period of 6 months. It mentioned that I will have to serve a notice period of 1 month if I resign ...
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When you get terminated should you get something in writing?

I had been working at a store for 2 months. All of a sudden the manager informed me I was not being hired beyond my probationary period and that I wasn't working there anymore. There was never any ...
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Recommending someone while being newly-hired myself

I joined a new company a few days ago and I am really enjoying it. My close friend is looking for internships and my company has applications open for internships. I think he would be a great fit. ...
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My colleague has the window open all day and it's cold [closed]

I share my office with another male colleague, I am a guy too. His window is open and it's cold, very cold. I am coughing, my feet are cold and my back hurts. How can I tell my colleague without ...
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Who are jobs at Universities geared for? [closed]

I see a lot of jobs at local Universities related to research. They pay peanuts, like 40k or maybe top 50k (less than similar government jobs and gov jobs don't even pay that much), but the jobs are ...
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Adjunct Lecturer for 3 years applying for entry level software job. How do I convey leadership qualities?

Title says it all. I've been an adjunct lecturer for 3 years while completing my masters degree. I want to convey that I have leadership skills through this position. What's the best way to say it or ...
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how soon is too soon to ask for a promotion?

I'm a software engineer. I recently started a new position with a new company and have been with the company about 5 months. In this short time I have shown myself to be a technical expert, as I came ...
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Boss badmouthing me after my resignation

I work in a small company, central Europe and I've been working here for 5 years. Recently we started losing customers, money and frankly I just don't enjoy working here anymore. So I found another ...
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Political bullying

I've had issues with several of my coworkers treating me differently. They are often cold to me, ignore questions that I ask at meetings, are unusually critical of my works, etc. It's always ...
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Should I talk confidentially to HR about my unattainable sales goals

Summary: Should I discreetly discuss with HR how I don't believe I - or anyone - will be successful in my position at our company? I work at a large multinational in an industrial B2B role as BDM for ...
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UK – An Executive might offer me a new job - can I negotiate my salary?

A couple of weeks ago the Chief Engineer where I work walked past me, stopped, and told me to set up an appointment with him before walking away. I got an appointment from his secretary and I sent him ...
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Choosing between two job offers: big brand vs smaller more fulfilling role [closed]

I've received two job offers and am struggling to decide between the two of them. One is a big brand, with the potential to hone my hard skills, while the other is a smaller brand with the potential ...
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Should I send unsolicited feedback to a company after an interview experience that ended badly?

I sent an application for a role at a startup. After a week or so I got an email from a recruiter and we scheduled a first interview. The recruiter was very enthusiastic, giving lots of good feedback ...
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Should I be concerned about non-contributor activity for NSFW projects on my personal GitHub activity feed?

On the activity feed of my personal GitHub profile (not the one that I use for company-related GitHub activities), one of the recent activities was a bug report I created on an open source project ...
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As a software engineer, what should be done after a merging with larger company and my dept is redundant?

The (tech) company I work for has been acquired by a bigger tech company and we will soon be in the merger process (ie. putting their name on the building, changing colors, imposing their will, etc). ...
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Manager can't listen

So, gist of the problem: working with manager that can't listen! Literally! During the meeting whenever more junior personnel is asked to provide updates or is talking about some issue , somewhere ...
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How to explain a gap in my resumé (tried to change job)

I worked in IT (software engineer) and, fed up with this job, decided to try and change to another career. I went back to study (woodworking) but it didn't work out in the end. I am now considering ...
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Constructive way to give negative feedback to boss?

My boss has solicited feedback from me. The feedback I would like to give is that in the past months he hasn't been hosting any team meetings and that it would be good to resume them as they are ...
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CEO names COVID-19 affected employee to whole firm [closed]

I work in a French company with ~100 employees. I tested positive for Covid-19, then immediately contacted my N+1 (= direct supervisor) to list the 2 people I have been in contact with at work, with ...
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Asked for feedback from manager and told to come in an hour early next day

I started a new job a couple months ago. The job wasn't what I expected and I'm looking for a new one. I wanted to ask for a reference so called my manager and asked how he thought I was doing at the ...
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Should I continue giving a teammate tasks I know won’t be completed?

So I have been at my current company for about 5 years. Nearly 6 months ago I got promoted to be team lead of the team I have been a part of since I started. In the time I have been with the company, ...
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Can poor performance in optional , but work sponsored activities hurt my standing in the company?

For National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, my employer is sponsoring a secure code warrior competition where teams who sign up are presented with software code with security ...
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Asking for a pay rise after I have graduated

Some context - I have been studying as a software engineer for two years (foundation degree) and at the start of this year, I got a job as a full-stack web developer. The role was a paid internship/...
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Left my job to avoid getting sacked… what to say at interview?

Until a few months ago I was working as a graphic designer at a reputable advertising agency. There were times where I felt like I was struggling, and after almost two years my CD (creative director) ...
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How much honesty is too much when asked for the reason I want to change job?

I have about 16 years of IT work experience. Until 4 years ago I was a self employed contractor but I switched to an employee position. When I was a contractor, I always chose contracts with this ...
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Short-time work (Kurzarbeit) instead of parental leave (Elternzeit) and parental money (Elterngeld) in Germany?

I would have a parental leave (Elternzeit) for 3 months starting soon (already announced to the company so all fine from this side). Now, however, my company asked me if I instead of the parental ...
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What job title should I list on my Resume when working on AI and Backend Projects?

I have implemented few Deep learning models (computer vision) and deployed them in Django. I also have developed a ML project using Django ORM. Now I have experience in ML, in computer vision and with ...
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How should I deal with coworkers who don't want to engage in small talk?

I work with a great team of people. I'm the only female, and I'm younger, while the others are middle-aged. We usually get along great, have fun, engage in ridiculous banter, and share a lot of laughs....
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How early should I begin applying for jobs?

I’m currently completing an internship through my college that ends in December. I want to cut my 3-year college program short to a 2-year program, apply for graduation in December when my internship ...
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Should I be worried about a change of company name on my contract?

The company I work for, CompanyA, was recently taken over by CompanyB and all CompanyA employees were asked to sign new contracts which gave us better benefits than we previously had with CompanyA. On ...
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Can my friend from Pakistan work as a contracted worker for US company, since H1B visas are not being issued in us?

My good friend wants to work for my company in the US, he's in Pakistan currently. He does not need to be physically present in the US. He is not a US citizen he's from Pakistan. any way for him to be ...

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