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Developers want every little bug with a ticket? It is causing a lot of needless paperwork?

I am the lead QA on a software team that has a lot of stakeholders who are constantly changing the requirements so there end up being of small cosmetic bugs that need to be changed. Most of them ...
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When are code reviews too much?

I'm technical lead and we have a recent hire that's very inexperienced. He's also very opinionated and proud for a newbie and his code style diverges too much from the team. But he still produces low-...
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No relevant work experience in current job. What to do?

This is my first post on WorkPlace SE. It might be long but I need your help. I am from India and graduated in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from one of the top 10 Engineering Institutes in ...
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Has anyone had any success in re-creating the office experience/environment remotely?

I'm interested to learn more about any software/platforms/tools that people have been using while remote working to try and re-create the office experience eg. using platforms for a virtual ...
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How to balance resume between different sections

CONTEXT: I am a professional project/program manager. I'm working on looking for a new job in the next year (I know timing is bad). I have built a resume with resume.io, which produces beautiful, ...
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How do you know the headhunter is not serious with you?

Headhunters contacting me is ok but sometimes, it's bothering. You have your own work and you are very busy. They contact you as if they would introduce a new opportunity and you wait. The effort of ...
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How should I respond to a potential employer thanking me for my application and telling me they'll be in contact?

I sent my application to a Professor for a PhD position. His secretary replied: Dear Mr Singh, Many thanks for your application. We will be in contact with you in due course. Yours sincerely, XXX XXX ...
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Title change when I joined the company

I had recently joined a company with the title of "Frontend Engineer" when in the hiring process and correspondence with HR titled the role of "Senior Frontend Engineer." In the ...
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Are API's Just an example of Abstraction or is there more to it [closed]

Big Packages Like twitter Provides Developers with API's These APIs allow them to have limited access of the functions of their packages. The implementation of functions we have access is hidden so is ...
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I have a job offer, but only plan to work 4 months until the January 2021 period. What do I tell the employers?

I recently got an offer for a Software Engineering firm to start working in Sep 2020. I haven't been getting much luck in the job search, and due to COVID many of the companies that I would've liked ...
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How can I maintain a eCommerce business when I am a minor in the UK? [closed]

I am a minor in the UK (-16), and I have started a business. A simple DIY electronic kit online store where I design and produce DIY kits for customers to learn from. I have read about VAT and I am ...
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Who is my authority on a project - my own manager, or the Project Manager?

Background: I am involved in a project, which has four people: Three people from my same team Me My manager Another person who outranks me, and who reports to my manager's manager. Another person ...
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How to proceed with a client not paying?

I was working as a freelancer during my free time for a client overseas, I was programming in a framework that isn't very popular, so there aren't many programmers doing freelance for this particular ...
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Is it misleading to list the awarding body of a qualification, rather than the school where I earned it?

In my CV, I have a TESOL qualification which is administered by Trinity College, London - which is a reputable institution. The School of English where I took the TESOL qualification isn't exactly ...
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Deeply specific, undocumented framework [closed]

I have been working at this software company for almost a year now. They have written their own specific framework with custom types, structures and models. There is little to no documentation for it. ...
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Which kind of motivation software companies expects from applicant?

Some time ago I got a refusal after an interview because the company was looking for somebody who can "better express their motivation to work for Companyname". At this point I don't ...
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I am a computer science student doing an internship but isn't getting to work with any code / any developers. Is this normal?

So I am doing an internship at this company and for a while now I really have been disappointed with the sort of work I've been doing. I haven't really gotten to work with any code, with any of the ...
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Changing software engineer job with a lower title for migrating to another country?

I am currently at the "Software Engineer 3" level in my current company in India and accepted an offer having the "Software Engineer 2" level in Ireland because I wanted to migrate ...
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Will this pandemic lead to discrimination against the unemployed over the long term? [closed]

I was laid off in February as part of my employer (An airline) cutting costs. I am an IT contractor, so was one of the first to go. We are getting to about 6 months of unemployment and that is ...
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employer would not hire US citizen as the manager prefer to work with H1 [closed]

Hiring managers refused to hire any resume received and delay aslong as they can, just because they prefer to work with H1. To keep contractors on H1, they even would not allow advertising the open ...
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What should I email my employer asking for work

I got accepted to a new job in Japan and have signed a contract with them. Because of the current virus situation, the visa process got delayed and took longer to process until the situation gets ...
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Should I tell my employer about my mental illness for continue working from home?

Its unprecedented times all around the world, and I hope you are taking care of both your mental and physical health, amid this horrible pandemic! So, like all the companies, my company has been ...
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As a contractor, is it normal to supply your own computer and install the client's (proprietary) software on it?

I had a short term contract. Given how short it was, I initially thought there wouldn't be much of a learning curve or on boarding process. I was wrong. Through out the duration of the contract it ...
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How do I cope with impromptu meetings?

I am an engineer in my second job. I also find dealing with people exhausting; I would happily work for days without talking to anyone. Obviously that isn’t possible, so instead I do my best to ...
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Who should I talk to about my resignation outside of work?

Last year I started facing a whole raft of workplace issues. There isn't one in particular that I can frame a question around rather it's a holistic situation, there are many factors I can list, but ...
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How should I deal with a subordinate who is distracted and not performing well?

I'm the manager of IT department in my company. One of my colleagues who reports to me is sometimes browsing the web and reading articles instead of working. His performance is suffering and the ...
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In a private FB group, a girl said all moms in Area were racist. She contacted my employer. Can I be fired?

Conversation continued with me asking on what grounds she had for such allegations, she would just continue to name call. She contacted my company and said she demanded I be fired. I took screenshots ...
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Are HR/Recruiters worst affected by covid-19? [closed]

Just was checking my LinkedIn, I see a lot of recruiters losing their jobs due to covid-19, is this true? Are recruiters worst affected by covid-19?
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Worth contacting HR when reapplying to same company?

Previously, I had posted regarding a job I was heavily considering as it had some career relevance. Currently I am applying to another institute that is partly affiliated with the institute that had ...
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5answers
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How to address someone with a misleading email address

I am looking at the open positions of major company. The webpage page says: Submit your resume and cover letter to: Fred Nurk, Corporate HR Manager FNurk@corporateoffice.com But the email address ...
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7answers
753 views

Frameworks to advance diversity, equity and inclusion

I am a manager at a mid-size software company where I am responsible for several engineering teams (30 people approx). I'd like to attract and retain more diverse talent but don't know how to advance ...
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Any suggestion why the recruiter disappeared? [closed]

I am jobless now and applied for a training job. I gave a round of technical interview, where I didn't do good in my opinion. But, to my surprise, I got a call from the HR, and he was speaking in a ...
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Co-workers constantly underevaluating work

I am not sure if this is exclusive to software industry but at every job I had this was the case. Management needs some features done/bugs fixed and when deciding who's going to be the person for the ...
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I feel like I'm going to be telling tales to my bosses

This is difficult and I'm new here so some context first before I ask the question. I'm not very good at going to management to tell them stuff. I like to get on and do and listen to the politicking ...
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Offer Letter Pending

Please find the below timeline for the Interview Process: 26th May: HR Contacted me to have my profile 1st Of June: 1st Round of Interview 3rd of June: 2nd Round of Interview 8th of June: 3rd Round ...
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Rejection based on failing edge cases in take home assignment

I recently was subject to a take home assignment(a web project) as developer, it took a good 4 days to finish the working prototype of the coding challenge. With respect to the core features tests, ...
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Increasing number of standups to increase productivity?

My team is working remotely because of the pandemic and project velocity has dropped. The Scrum master has suggested we move to three standups (so one before every 2 hours of core hours) to keep ...
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Should you let your manager know before taking vacation time?

Personally, I have always let my manager know when I plan to take vacation. Whether it's a single day off or a two week summer vacation, I have always run it by them before officially putting in my ...
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Can I not list my current job on my resume?

Any kinds of comments are welcome, since this is an anonymous post. So a month ago, I posted here about leaving my 2-month old job for a better company. I wanna leave my new 2-month old job. What ...
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Switching job in the Netherlands: reasons for not having a gap

When switching between jobs in the Netherlands (from employer A to employer B), and having the possibility to choose between starting the new job right after leaving the old one or having a few days ...
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How to deal with a Manager with still have an old fashion outlook

I am currently a developer in Japan, and recently I am assigned with a new project. I will just list it up, so that it is easier to understand: The manager said that we will be implementing Agile but ...
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Is seniority a legal parameter when there are layoffs in Germany?

In an answer to a recent question, it was stated that (...) unless you are in Germany or a country with similarly rigid firing order Is there a legally binding mechanism which takes the seniority ...
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How to deal with senior coworker harassing me, stabbing me in the back, and undermining my work? [closed]

One of my senior coworkers who is in a position of significant responsibility hates me and has been hiding it for months by behaving like a wolf in sheep's clothing to protect his status and ...
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Working extra unpaid hours to compensate for low productivity?

I am a very junior DevOps intern. Being an intern, I know that it is expected for me to not have the experience of my coworkers, and that impostor syndrome is a common problem for developers. However, ...
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How should I approach my boss about too much time spent on training, unnecessary tasks, and not following health regulations?

I am a lifeguard at a public pool and due to the pandemic, many things have changed, especially the way in which we operate. Some background information: we are only open 4 hours each weekday. Each ...
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Lack of Visibility within the Team

Everyone in my team affirm that I do a great job and that I am an important team member. However, I always feel like I am out of the loop. I am not supposed to know anything related to backstage. When ...
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How to decide which path to take? Embedded firmware or software engineering? Or don't decide? [closed]

I have looked far and wide and am confused about the path I am taking from this point forward. My background in short: Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, May 2018 (the combination of ...
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Guide for last part in self teaching Mean Stack to land a first job paying 60k+ [closed]

I am a CS drop-out, and recently I coached my mum to learn mean stack through khan Academy and a Udemy course that ends with a 20-hour project of a social network using the mean stack... but that's ...
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How to deal with a difficult employee as a new person

I'm in a somewhat tricky situation and not sure how to navigate it. A few months ago I took over a small IT team. I've been receiving very good feedback. However, the cost of that is me working ...
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Canadian rules for the part-time jobs with a full-time job

Do canadian working rules allow part-time jobs, when Someone is already working with the government (or with private companies)? I didn't find anything related to this online. Online posts focus on ...

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