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Remind or be patient?

The "bureaucracy" excuse is a bit worrisome. Sadly it's true for many public institutions and you need to figure out what is acceptable to you. Instead of a "reminder", ask for a ...
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Very poor communication by most of my colleagues

I am faculty at a research university. A lot of your frustration reminds me of teaching during COVID, when most of my peer-to-peer interactions with students were through Slack and email. It certainly ...
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Remind or be patient?

At this point patience - you don't need to "remind" them because it's highly doubtful that they've forgotten! It has been a a couple of days (which wouldn't be a long time in normal ...
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Very poor communication by most of my colleagues

It is not what a lot of software engineers (myself included) like to hear, but you but you need it to improve your team's social dynamic so they see each other more as people and less like Chinese ...
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Very poor communication by most of my colleagues

Each of your five points: People will just PM me some random logs with a "?". No details added. Respond in kind. Reply to "?" with your own "??" and forget about it. (...
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Very poor communication by most of my colleagues

All communication is text-only with the exception of twice-a-week audio meetings. The main problem seems to be that your coworkers don't know how to communicate properly in writing (or they don't ...
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Very poor communication by most of my colleagues

As a contractor, you're more than likely being treated as a disposable resource and a bit of an outsider. People also can be resentful that you're being paid more than a regular employee (even when ...
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Very poor communication by most of my colleagues

As a contractor you are always a bit on the outs. You will lose any HR type disagreements with a fulltime employee. It is the nature of the work. So you have to be careful here. Since it is not ...
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Is this a good leadership strategy?

When thinking about how your leaders, X and Y, work and how they affect your team, it's important to see how each style helps the team do better and helps you grow in your job. Here’s a simple look at ...
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Is team retrospective overriding team lead and tech lead

A retrospective in the broader sense is just a meeting to look back at the last month/week/development cycle and identify achievements and problems. That then can lead to a discussion of how any ...
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The employer gives a job, but asks for a “plan” of work with a horizon until the end of summer

When you don't know what to do, you should plan an organized path toward correcting that. Learn about their problem domain and their goals in that space. Learn about what tooling they are using today, ...
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