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How to approach a manager that's possibly over complicating things?

Summary: boss asks for automation of task. Doing it manually will cost 30 developer-days of work, but creating custom CMS to automate it will cost 120 developer-days. How can I bring this to manager's ...
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Hiring range/wage vs. Salary/wage range

I'm considering applying for a position which just posted in my field of work (within government). The position itself is right up my alley; however, what caught my eye in the job posting is that they ...
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Got another offer after I signed and accepted the offer [closed]

first of all I consider myself really lucky for being able to secure 2 job offers during this period. Let me share with your my current situation. I have signed and accepted offer from Company A. ...
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How to deal with a selfish colleague?

I've recently joined an organization. I'm 2 years 9 months experienced Software Developer and one of my colleagues in my team joined this organization around 6 months ago. He is 3-4 years experienced. ...
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How can I prove that I have mastered a certain technology?

During a job interview I was asked if I had any experience with Software Technology X. I had not. But I was curious and afterwards I got intensively involved with Software Technology X. I watched ...
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Thinking about accepting a previous declined offer

Back in December, I had two interviews and eventually received an offer with good working conditions (more salary then where I'm employed now). I decided to decline the offer because I felt I wouldn't ...
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Can I mention tech stack in Employment Reference Letter for “Software engineer”?

Can I mention tech stack in the "Roles and Responsibilities" part of the reference letter ?. "Employment Reference Letter" is required for Visa/PR/New Job. And Letter looks something like this ...
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New employee - Remote working - daily update call with FD - what should I say? Please help

To provide you with a background, I just joined a company in the Finance team exactly a month back. Just after 2 weeks of joining we started remotely working due to the situation with COVID-19. Ever ...
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How should I word a company transfer on my resume [duplicate]

I have a bit of an unusual circumstance that I'm not sure how to word it on my resume. Background Back in 2019 I was offered a job at Company B, which is a subcontractor for Company A. Due to ...
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Who should be driving performance discussions? The manager or the employee?

Whose responsibility is to setup one-on-one meetings? Is it the manager or the employee? What about performance reviews? My manager just sent a schedule for performance review and said I will work ...
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Should I return to my old job? Or am I just being nostalgic?

I left an engineering position after 4 years for a job with better commute, PTO, salary, and hopefully work-life balance. Two months in and I feel like I want my old job back. I miss my old coworkers, ...
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Summer Internship Postponed Due to COVID 19 - Keeping in Contact With Company throughout Shelter in Place

Prior to the COVID 19 outbreak in the US I had a summer engineering internship at a company in Portland, Oregon. As the situation has rapidly progressed over these past few weeks the company has ...
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Got a pay cut for a sporadic project

My friend is a freelancer, he has been working for over a year with another three freelancers for a company. Today he and the other freelancers were notified by email that they will be getting a 40% ...
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How do I interpret changing to report to my previous manager's manager

During a meeting with my manager that I get along with, how do / should I interpret soon reporting to my n+2 (manager's manager)? There was no mention of a title change or salary increase but ...
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Vendor escalated to our Manager [closed]

We use a Service vendor to help us with various system issue that arise. We are the administrators of the system and manage the overall state of it. We occasionally need to work along side with the ...
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How much can one learn software development (in general, programming) on their own? [closed]

I know that this question may not be appropriate for the intentions of this forum; but there is probably no better place for me to ask this. I live in the UK (just thought this maybe relevant) and I'...
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New Joining delayed due to COVID-19

I was offered a new job before the virus outbreak. They had emailed me the offer letter and had promised to sent the contract early this week. They were also pushing me to join as quickly as possible. ...
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How can I convince Hong Kong multi-billionaire commercial landlord to reduce rent? [closed]

I run essential business in Hong Kong. I lease 900 sq. ft. for $15K USD/month. My lease expires in Sep 2022. My landlord is CKAH (Cheung Kong Asset Holdings). Their after-tax profits were 30 billion ...
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From permanent position to freelance with the same employer

I'm planning to move to another country, but would love to keep working on the same project with my current employer. So I'm thinking about approaching my boss and providing him with a clear solution ...
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Company is asking me to forward my full medical records to them for private health insurance

My new company has sent me the insurer forms to fill in for the private health insurance they offer as part of the employee benefits. All costs are covered by the company. The insurance is entirely ...
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Evidence regarding “independent-mindedness” in hiring

I'm working on an article related to psychometric testing in hiring. I recall an article I read a couple years back describing a data-driven hiring process that, amongst other factors, took into ...
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How long should I wait before getting involved with hiring/ interviewing for vacancies at my company?

I'm interested in helping interview others, because I enjoy interacting with people and also setting a higher standard at my company. However, I am relatively new, and one of the HR staff had said its ...
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Employer not allowing me to telework during COVID-19

I work for a small start-up company with less than 20 employees in the USA. I am a foreign national on a work visa and I joined the company a few months back. My work involves programming and data ...
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DevOps (Linux) guy considering moving to Windows Admin role [closed]

I have been sacked due to all this situation with the pandemic. I worked as a DevOps guy for an international corporation. I started my career as a jack-of-all-trades support guy, working with both ...
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Incorrect decimal separator used for Pound Sterling currency

The company I work for laid off a few out-of-hours customer service employees and gave me their work between the hours of 6am and 8am, and 6pm to 10pm, my work hours rotate weekly from 6am to 2pm one ...
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How can validate good use cases for a technology?

Lately, I have come across to several unusual scenarios where a piece of technology is used for something that is not the intended use. Sometimes, I got involved in one of these scenarios when the ...
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Performance review (unofficially) delayed

I am a junior Software Developer working his first job out of college at a medium-sized (a few hundred employees worldwide) IT company. When I was hired, I was told by HR that the first performance ...
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What's the polite and friendly way to ask your lead for a call?

I am a university student and remotely work for a community, and always communicate with my lead (who is a working lady, and usually busy with her work) on WhatsApp and messenger. Before organizing ...
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My employer has given me noitice that my job will end in August - can they furlough me in the interim? [closed]

My employer has recently given me notice, this ends in August this year. They are however re-hiring 4 of us from a team of 5 for a similar position, there will be an assesment day nearer the start ...
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Changing line managers

Im in a strange situation where my line manager has been furloughed and as a result im temporarily being put under someone else in the department who I know, have worked with before and respect. And I ...
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Answer to how many Americans died of starvation in the Great Depression? [closed]

This is not a question that can be easily answered because governments and journalists have a long history of covering up data in order to paint a pretty picture. To come up with a number, we can ...
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Employer's client is offering to hire me after I gave resignation notice to my employer

TLDR: Is it a good idea to accept job offer from an employer's client, after I resigned to join another company. I work at an IT consultancy as a project manager. I am leading a large IT project for ...
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How to deal with responsibility enough to manage people but not enough to delegate and make my work easier

In my current company, I have been climbing non-stop for two years, to the point where I have now people I am responsible for. From the get go, I had to work over time since the job demands a lot, ...
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How to deal with a high number of meetings and communication as an introvert

I'm at a stage in my career when I'm taking over coordination/ management tasks for the first time. This means, among others, that I have 4-8 h of meetings every single day. I'm more on the ...
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Will my UK employer continue to pay me under furlough during my notice period?

If I resign now and give 4 weeks notice will my current employer still pay me under the furlough scheme? I would be starting my new job in May as an NHS call handler.
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Struggling in my first software development job in this SME company, not sure I should continue in the programming line

I am new to the programming world and my first language I am using is Java in Android App development. I am currently working in a company in my 5th month. There were few things that I was not aware ...
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How do I lean in into a new job without sounding needy

I am fortunate to not only have a job in the current climate, but am paid decently well. However, I am the newest employee in the "team" and about to complete week 4. I work for a relatively decent ...
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New employer postponing my start date due to COVID-19, what should I do?

I was working PRN (as needed) on a regular weekly basis, but it was lessening prior to COVID-19. In anticipation, in early February 2020 I accepted (signed contract) for a new part time job with ...
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Accidentally sent a general-purpose resume to a niche company. How should I correct it?

After lay-offs in my current company I was forced to job search on the market. During the process, I found a company specializing in a niche technology that I did my BSc with. I also use this ...
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Would it be fair to reprimand employees ignoring government imposed lock down procedures?

A friend of mine asked me to ask this on his behalf. A company he manages employs ~900 employees. The company does not perform essential services and has thus been forced to shut down during a 21 ...
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Employee assessment on a remote team

This is the first time that I'm asking about team management on this site. Please guide me I'm I did something wrong in asking. We have 9 employees that we were working in our office. These days, ...
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Negotiating Salary Increase while Furloughed

I've worked at a US software startup for 2.5 years. In that time I've been promoted and given consistently positive feedback for my work. The raise that came with the promotion puts me just ahead of ...
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Is it worth disputing negative interview coding task feedback, when actually the feedback is all wrong?

Case: Second step of the interview process at company X was to do a coding task at home. I was given an existing project in a rather bad state (from a good programming and/or design and/or ...
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Being made redundant after/during furloughed?

If you are made redundant after being put on Furlough, are you entitled to the usual notice period (contractually 3 months in this case), and on full pay (as opposed to the 80% whilst Furloughed)? Is ...
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Can an employer demand that you turn on your video camera during a conference call when you are working from home?

With everyone working from home with COVID-19 restrictions and participating in online meetings, can your employer demand that you turn on your video stream? Isn't it enough to have your static photo ...
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If I’m offered a job, can I postpone the start date due to Covid19 concerns?

I applied for a job a of couple months ago for PRN work and just had an interview this week. I felt the interview went well. If I get offered a job can I ask them to delay my start date a couple weeks ...
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Received an offer letter then almost 4 months of radio silence - red flag?

A small "startup" IT company from US wants to open office in my city (Poland) and start a new project here. Based on my experience and relationship with the CTO, after brief interviews, I was given an ...
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What should I say on my resume if I got promoted for dropping code quality to meet deadlines?

I was on a 12 month contract (I live in a country where this is not usual for new developers) until a couple weeks ago when management at my company gave me an offer and raise to become a permanent ...
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Forward an Issue to the concern person

The business people sent a mail to us that "The application is failing frequently with same error". They want to us to look into the issue,but we are not the right person. How do we forward this issue ...
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How can I help developers reduce amount of instant messages to my team?

I am the team lead of the IT security team where I currently work. We have recently completed our annual vulnerability penetration testing and now user stories to remediate vulnerabilities are been ...

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