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Why don't people, in general, take any initiative? [closed]

I run a software team and am just a few months into the job. One of the things I have noticed is that nobody wants to handle certain tasks and when they spot bugs or things in need of updates they ...
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Do companies usually track how much someone comsumes in benefits? [closed]

I decided to read my benefits book and it turns out that I get tens of thousands of dollars in benefits allocation each year for various stuff like speech therapy, homeopathy, acupuncture, eyewear, ...
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Saying I'm done for the day when leaving office

I just got a new job two weeks ago, the workplace is very formal. Before leaving for home, almost everyone asks the boss: "Can I leave?" or "Can I close?" which I find very awkward ...
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How to bring raise during probation review

I was made redundant some time ago, and I had a hard time finding work. During that 3 month gap, I was offered a job at 8k p.a. less than my previous role, but something is better than nothing. The ...
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Does my company own my phone number?

My company does not provides phones or phone numbers as most of our meetings are held over teleconferencing tools (e.g. google hangout, zoom, etc.) but they do require us to list a phone number as ...
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How soon do I need to tell my future employer that I won't be able to work for them?

A few months ago, I accepted a position at a company in another state. I've been preparing for the trip to that state for months now, but due to circumstances preventing me from finding an apartment ...
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How to deal with underperforming Product Manager

I am a developer in a big tech company. It is been 1.5 year since our Product Manager (PM) joined my team. Since then, he's been performing bad, and since then, my manager and myself have been giving ...
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Motivating employees to prevent downsizing

My district manager has informed me that one of the regional offices may be closing with one possibility being the office that I manage. Final decisions as to which office is closed will be based on ...
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As a Front-End Developer, How to Pivot into Back-end Development?

I'm a mobile application developer with 7 years of experience, currently unemployed, aspiring to pivot into a back-end development position. I do fiddle and experiment with some back-end development ...
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New job is not challenging, what to do?

I resigned/quit 3 days ago from a company, after having worked there for 6 months, as it was firing people and about to shut down. I got a new job but now I feel as though the new job is not ...
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Is finishing my CS degree critical to being employable as a web developer if I already have good experience and an internship? [closed]

I have an ongoing internship on an agile web development team at a company in the top 50 on the Fortune 500 list and I've learned great skills and knowledge there such as React, Typescript, and Git. ...
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Industry awards for software engineering

In many industries such as sales awards are common place. For easy to quantify metrics such as sales numbers it eases the management burden of giving awards for things like 'top sales person'. What ...
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New job is different than described during the interview

I'm a software developer with close to 6 years of experience. I switched jobs because the previous one (big corporation) had become unchallenging, stale, and the manager was unable (or not really ...
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How to avoid making my co-worker feel dispatched or replaceble

I'm trying to make a co-worker to add some kind of version control to her code in order to read her code, keep a backup of it and learn from it. She has a lot of capacities in this company that are ...
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How should I apply for a job if I'm experienced in the industry, but not with the stack?

As of June 2020, I've accumulated about three years of working experience in web development. It involves both frontend and backend, as well as a rather small subset of programming languages, ...
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Company asking admin rights of my personal laptop [closed]

Our so-called startup company asked us to work from home due to coronavirus but did not provide us with any company laptops and we were told they are unavailable. So, I bought my own laptop and now my ...
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How selective are companies in the US, about the institute the student graduated from? [closed]

Are companies in the US very selective about the institute/University the student graduated from? Or will they give the job to the student, if he has the right skills but is from a 2nd/3rd tier ...
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Would working on a large project vs making a small app for a company make your resume looks better? [closed]

so my company is contracting government's jobs. Recently, our consumer site has nothing much going on, so I was transferred back to own office to develop an e-claim mobile app for internal employees ...
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Former employee's email access by former employer

How do I find out if my former employer is sending emails to clients using my past work email address pretending to be me?
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How far should an external offer be explored that comes through one's supervisor?

I work at a relatively small company that provides a team of developers and a project manager/product owner for a project as consultants to another small company. I'm working on the project full time. ...
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Organisation refusing to train me

EDIT: To include comments, to make it more cohesive. I have been working in my job for four years. My job is a very technical one, and to be 'qualified' to do the job I am doing (according to HR at my ...
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Inappropriate to ask why job was cancelled?

I recently applied to an internship job posting at a start-up. I received an interview that in my opinion went very well. A few days later on the day that I was to hear back regarding my status I ...
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How to collaborate with HQ peers who want to be dominant?

I work in a US company with many international offices. The division I work with sells technology for a specific sector. We have a US team and other teams from other countries. Our US colleagues keep ...
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Interview aptitude tests: the questions do not make sense, why do workplaces use these?

Recruitment processes often ask to take logical aptitude tests. Here's one such example of a test question: The goal is to replace the question mark with the image that fits. I went with Image D, ...
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Why are Companies Taking Stances on Unrelated Political Issues such as BLM? [closed]

A very common advice that people give out (used to give out?) is to avoid discussing politics and religion especially when in general company such as in a workplace or school environment. I've found ...
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Is it ethical to be sleep deprived while working as a software developer (in a non-safety-critical environment)? [closed]

Hypothetically: assume that someone is working as a software developer (on projects outside fields like medicine where software correctness is very important). Is it ethical to be sleep deprived when ...
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Asking my coworker his/her scale of success for a person

One day I asked a coworker "What his/her scale for a successful person?" Usually we have side chat in private teams chat but he/she didn't respond to my question and by end of the day, I ...
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Does the university matter in case of a job in Europe?

If someone does a Ph.D. from a reputed university of an influential country like the USA, UK, Australia, France, and so on, does he get preference in most parts of Europe, or, do Europeans prefer the ...
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How to handle a colleague who gave me a very basic feedback

I am a dev in a big tech company. My team has another developer, and we're managed by the director directly because there isn't a direct manager available. So basically we're a team of two devs, that'...
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How to make a one-page CV for a software engineer with 10+ years of experience?

I have over 13 years of experience with 5+ companies and their corresponding+side projects. Despite trying my best I am not being able to squeeze my CV and so far it is still 4 pages lengthy. My ...
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How to become better at participating in small, daily meetings?

BACKGROUND: I started a new job 2 months ago. I am very invested in doing well at it. They hired me as a contractor, though they are providing me with "training" and company resources (such ...
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Why recruiters ask a resume in doc format? [duplicate]

I have sent several applications over these months for different companies and contractors. Usually I sent the resume in PDF format. I'm curious and at some point also a little bit upset when ...
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Should my line manager know why my colleague left?

I work in a small software team in the UK (so UK law applies here). I was recently informed that my colleague of over 10 years was leaving this week. Things have been 'unpleasant' since our company ...
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How do I impress a senior developer?

I’m a relatively new developer. I’ve been doing development for four years. I think I’m competent at what I’m doing for my level. I’m a fast learner of new technologies and code bases. I’m also good ...
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Reasonable OKR for software developer contractor?

I work as a software developer at a company that is in the business of lending developers to other companies. Internally there's a yearly performance evaluation process where we (as employees) are ...
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What level of expertise is expected of someone applying for programming jobs?

I'm looking to start a career in the tech sector without a computer science background. I studied A-level Computing at college (= high school), and my undergraduate degree was in linguistics. I've ...
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Etiquette of wearing a mask to an interview

For context, this is the UK where masks are encouraged in public and mandated on public transport. I have been invited to an in-person interview. Is there an established etiquette surrounding PPE yet, ...
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How can I change jobs with a long notice period while furloughed?

I work for an organization (and have been there for over a year) that requires you to give 3 months' notice for leaving. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, we have all been furloughed since May and have ...
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Making my dream company take a competing high offer seriously

There are two major companies I am considering: A and B. I applied to both for a senior manager role. Both have given me verbal offers to join their companies, however in different circumstances. Both ...
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Are the extra sections Stack Overflow adds to its resume useful?

I recently discovered that Stack Overflow has a section for jobs and it also builds your resume so you can download it. Since I was in school I was told to be concise and put only the necessary stuff ...
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Can I conduct quiz among my team to evaluate their understanding? Is this ethically correct thing to do so?

In my recent position as technical lead, I came to realize that some team member did not have a proper understanding of the whole process or what they thought was, was incorrect. We have experienced ...
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What happens when company accuses you of fraud? [closed]

One of my friends friend(let's call him Harry) who I know is accused of fraud from a company he worked some time ago. What happens next, will he be able to continue work at some other company? Of-...
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Application: Should I disclose my sex, where (another) one is given priority in the job advertisement?

"Applications from women are expressly welcome and will be given priority in accordance with the State Equal Opportunities Act. Severely disabled applicants and applicants, who have the legal ...
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How to politely tell colleague to use respectful tone in emails

Once in a while I come across situation where I get email from colleagues (who are not my bosses or superior. In fact in most cases, I am at relatively senior position to them) where the tone is more ...
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Did I mess up by bringing up other interview process during a job interview?

Had an interview the other day. While we were talking about the recruitment process, I just mentioned in passing that I was involved in one other recruitment process as well. I was just making ...
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Greeting someone in their native language

I recently received a large amount of help from someone in our Canadian office. I want to send him a quick thank-you email and am wondering whether or not I should greet him in French, I'm far from ...
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How do you handle being asked to work on too many things?

Currently I work at a company that used to have a sizeable number of developers. Different teams were responsible for their own specific domains. There was a database team, a systems team, networking, ...
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Becoming a strong decision maker

Consider the following list (from here) of "top 10" manager behaviors: The 10 Oxygen behaviors of Google's best managers Is a good coach Empowers team and does not micromanage Creates an ...
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Temporarily working abroad while in normal circumstances being based in the UK

I currently work for an American company but I am based in the UK. Due to covid-19, my job is now fully remote, and I am working from my family home. A few friends in the same industry as mine, are ...
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Is participation in different bug hunting programs viable career path and source of income?

Is participation in different bug hunting programs viable career path and source of income? More specific questions: What are estimated, expected earnings of bug hunters? How long one needs to train/...

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