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Details of promotion was changed

Just a bit of a background: I work for one of the biggest software companies in the world, let's use the pseudonym "know-it-all corporation" (KIA). KIA has two Career tracks, with 6 levels ...
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My manager complains about me feeling undermined

A different team is hiring a role very similar to mine, to take over part of the scope of my work. The manager of my manager is working to align interests, but I suspect I am pretty expendable in the ...
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Is concern about employee retention mostly for show?

It seems as though if hiring were as costly as companies claimed and retaining knowledge mattered all that much then turnover wouldn't be high. Everyone knows why people are quitting in tech. It is ...
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Crossing the line to 1 up coworker?

I like to work hard at my job and try to do things better than my coworker in terms of projects and such. Is this considered one upping coworkers or just healthy competition and/or me working hard. ...
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Alternative metrics for software development?

I am on a team where metric generation has been decreed by those higher above us. Specifically we are going to track team productivity by number of commits per week, PR review times, error log entries ...
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Kinda confused about my career

This is the first time I'm posting and also peeking at this site ; so please spare me if I'm wrong with the question formats. I'm a software developer in a insurance tech company. Mainly doing ...
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Dealing with Executive who is always late

What is the best way to deal with a sr manager head of a department who is always late to my meetings? Should I start the meeting without him?
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How do I get our client to care about unit testing instead of just features and bug fixes?

I am working on a new project and the code is shared and written by at least ten software developers. There are some modules which are readable and there are some parts which are totally spaghetti ...
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Is my boss playing “good cop” “bad cop”?

When my boss Burt calls a meeting with me, Ernie (one of my peers) is always invited. Sometimes Ernie has a good reason to be in the meeting, but often there is no reason at all for them to be there. ...
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6answers
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Recommend the employer to terminate the employee that I recommended

Summary: I have been hired as solo developer on a project. My boss asked me to find another developer, and my ex-coworker got hired. Now I want them off the project because of bad work ethic. It's ...
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4answers
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Can I mention handling of secret material on my resume?

I have worked at the armed forces and have been granted, signed and photographed for use and handling of secret material within the forces. I am wondering whether it's appropriate to mention I handled ...
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Coworkers continually disrespect the workplace, boss, and customers

To start, I'd like to highlight that, though the youngest team member, I've been in this gas station cashier job for over two years, second only to the boss in time working here. My boss always taught ...
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Career advice as a junior software developer [closed]

I will be graduating in next month and will be starting my first job as a software developer. I am planning for acquiring 2-3 yrs of experience and then apply for masters. I am looking for ...
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As a junior is it unethical to leave after 1 year for remote?

The context 1 year ago, after a Master's degree I had my first real web developer job in a great startup (~50 people) along two other juniors, we all were trained and were given a lot of resources (...
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What should I do if a coworker tarnishes my reputation?

We just moved our hardware into a new location shared with other projects. Prior to the move, I was talking to the move coordinator, and he asked me what workspace I was going to use in the new ...
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Would you take any negative performance review as a sign to leave? [closed]

I am curious at what point a negative performance review is essentially a dismissal. I got rated a 3 out of 6 in my latest quarterly, so I am wondering if that is a sign that I should quit my current ...
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Is this a blackmail or am I imagining things? [closed]

So I was asking a Growth Manager some question about vacation days, because we didn't get the information before, and I asked him specifically, because he asked us about the vacation days we took, and ...
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1answer
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No response after accepting the job offer

So I got accepted to an internship from what I can say is my dream company and I am very excited (and also nervous). The interview went well, and the HR staff sent me an offer letter that contains: ...
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Resigning will cripple my department, but I am resigning because of a near crippled department [duplicate]

I am on a team of people that only has two software developers left when notionally our goal is to be a tech driven department. That is because they cannot fill the other 10-15 positions, a ...
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2answers
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Company wanted to move to an advanced stage in the interview process, but hasn't responded

A company I was applying for wanted to move the third, and presumably the last, step in the hiring process. One of their interviews was 2 in 1. I replied to their request for the third interview with ...
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2answers
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where to find job offers of companies (EU and north America) who are ready to sponsor overseas candidates? [closed]

is there any specific website to filter job offers about companies that are ready to hire a software engineer who is not in their country ? I'm based in Algeria (north Africa) and looking forward to ...
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2answers
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Is this job offer a scam? [closed]

as per title, has anyone heard about or had any experience with company called MNK Group from Geneve, Switzerland? Recently I have received a job offer (through linkedin). B2B contract, position of a ...
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Does a CPG Manufacturing Company need Data Scientist? [closed]

I work for a pretty big CPG Company (Consumer Packaged Goods) we have many metrics and data sources. However we don’t have someone with qualifications to be able to utilize this data. I’m pushing to ...
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3answers
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Manager is assigning pointless goals? [closed]

I had my one on one with my manager on Friday and one of the requirements was the creation of measurable goals for me that are evaluated at the end of the year. They need to be measurable so they can ...
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3answers
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Boss wants to terminate my wife for using crutches and making his department seem “less energetic”

My wife works for a large tech firm (you have probably heard of it) as a project manager. Recently she injured her ankle hiking and will be using crutches for the next little while. Her boss thinks ...
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1answer
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Software developers/engineers aged out? [closed]

A number of colleagues, and myself, were shown the door from Wall Street firms at around age 55. It has already been observed that the average age of a software developer according to Stack is about ...
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With imminent surgery scheduled, should I postpone applying to junior developer jobs?

I'm going to apply to junior Backend .NET Web Developer jobs soon, but I'm not sure if this is an appropriate time to apply, given my obligations in the next few months. I have a major teeth ...
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1answer
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Would background check company also mark down HR bad reference when they request only for work duration and title? [duplicate]

I am in IT industry, I am now being background check by a company. I fulfilled my record in CV, and in the background check form align with the truth. However, there is one company in my working ...
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IT Quality Check Responsibilty

We have an IT department that deploys code and applications for the finance department such as automatically updating inventory in a website from our erp system. We usually find that the code deployed ...
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4answers
663 views

Hired but not happy [closed]

I begun working for a company 2 months ago. It's my first job in a big enterprise. The problem is that in a lot of days I've nothing to do except having to read internal docs. And the main part of the ...
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0answers
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How to reference a job posting on message?

I am trying to connect to a Manager on LinkedIn for a job hiring post they put on there. While connecting, I want to send a message to the manager and reference their job posting. I never had an ...
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5answers
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Is it unprofessional or rude to say that someone is being frustrated?

Summary: Contractor got upset and frustrated that we have chosen the other agency based on given quotes. I've tried to diffuse the situation by saying "I don't understand why you are frustrated&...
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When do I exit my current job?

I was invited into conversations about the future of an organization I believe in and then offered a great job. It happens to be one I’ve been working hard to attain but wasn’t currently seeking. The ...
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12answers
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Why do IT companies hire juniors at all?

What are the reasons IT companies hire juniors at all, and what companies expect from junior team members? I'm a student about to start looking for employment in the field of web development, trying ...
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3answers
2k views

Should I Fudge an Unemployment Gap? [duplicate]

I've been steadily employed for the past 2.5 years at the same job but I've decided that it's not for me and I've been interviewing elsewhere. Prior to my current job, I was unemployed for 14 months ...
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12answers
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Professionally Opting out of Inclusion Diversity and Unconscious Bias “training”

The public library system in my locality has for the most part taken a balanced approach to handling the "inclusivity" movement (the quotation marks will be explained shortly). But I'm ...
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15answers
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When dealing with mass misconduct, how do you prevent disruption while still punishing the act?

I am an HR Strategist in a company of about 500 people. The Head of HR position is currently not filled and no interim head has been appointed. Seems like leadership has decided that it will be me for ...
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4answers
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Career choices while working on multiple technology stacks

I'm working for a company in their R&D department. Its not particularly R&D but we have to work on product as per requirements from the partners. My work is related to integration of security ...
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8answers
12k views

Am I being unreasonable with my company which is trying to change my commuting shortly after hiring me?

I was just hired for my first full-time position since graduating from University. The location is 15 minutes away from my parent’s house, and I just moved back in with them from college to accept/...
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4answers
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Is it okay to tell the interviewer than I have another job offer

I have a job offer which I need to respond to within a week. I am interviewing at another organization and cleared first round on Monday. I emailed to HR of the second organization (as politely as I ...
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1answer
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Disclosure obligations to employers: UK full-time salaried employee intending to take up additional paid employment 20% with a non-competing business

I recently started working full-time (i.e. 37.5 to 40 hours per week) in the UK as a permanent employee of a UK-based private organisation, with monthly salary paid through BACS to my UK bank account. ...
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2answers
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How can I determine if a job offer I received from a company in the UAE is genuine or a scam? [duplicate]

I recently got a job offer from a company named OCAM OIL AND GAS COMPANY, ABU DHABI, UAE. I want to know if this company is genuine. I searched about the company on Google but I couldn't find enough ...
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2answers
695 views

A company offered me a job, can I tell them I'll ask others before accepting?

This coming summer, I will graduate from a school in my country (Italy) where I did 2 years of classes and internship. I didn't like the company where I interned the first year (company A). Last ...
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5answers
909 views

How to get more recognition for taking extra shifts

Where I work I often agree to take extra shifts when someone else can't make their shift upon my manager's request. I've been doing this often and don't feel like I'm getting recognition. (I make the ...
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5answers
925 views

How to come back to the company that I left early in the past?

2 years ago, I started working in a company in the IT field. Honestly, everything worked well regarding the job and work environment. However, due to an unpredicted change in my family life, I had to ...
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3answers
8k views

Signed a contract and received another offer

I signed a contract with a company I found quite interesting, however, another company I had applied to earlier finally responded. I prefer the latter. The contract I have signed states that both ...
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9answers
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When subordinate gives the stakeholders a lower time estimation

The other day, the development team and I had a meeting with some stakeholders. The stakeholders asked for a new feature with the follow-up questions of "How long will it take to do it?" As ...
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1answer
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Github permission issue from developer's perspective when working on someone else's Organisation [closed]

I am working on a project where the company seems suspicious to me. It's a remote job. They invited me to their Organisation and I accepted it on my Github. They have Android, iOS & Backend ...
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4answers
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Turning down second offer?

Here is my situation. I’m currently an hourly employee with no benefits hired with company A. It was supposed to be a temporary job ending in month 3 but I’m now 6 months in with my hourly rate ...
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2answers
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Feel like I've been messing up a lot at work, and I just had a meeting with my boss. They seem to think I'm underperforming

I work as an administrative assistant/receptionist at a Mental Health office. This is my first "real" job even though I'm 28, and I've been here for about 7 months now. For awhile I felt ...

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