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how to maintain work life balance

You said in the comments that you yourself are estimating how long it would take and that you work overtime because it takes a lot longer than you thought. A very common problem with software ...
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Manager not treating every team member equally

Option 3 is not an option, leave HR out of it. Your issue is very much subjective, and third parties outside of your team who can't really judge the situation objectively won't be of help. Option 2 (...
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How to resign in a way that will protect my friend but expose my manager?

My question is, how should I convey to the owner that the manager has been highly misleading in that email? Or is it better to merely hand in notice and say nothing? Yep, the professional thing to do ...
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When and how should I inquire about going 100% remote?

I love my job and just want to change the location from which I work remotely, as many of my coworkers have recently. If many of your coworkers have already worked remotely from outside the city ...
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How to resign in a way that will protect my friend but expose my manager?

The common wisdom is that there is little benefit from trying to fix up any part of a company culture when you are on your way out the door. You will waste your time and energy, and you will be at ...
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Demotivated after getting support project even with 2 years prior experience

A few thoughts: Should I consider switching to a new company, or swallow my thoughts and give my best ? These two options don't seem to be mutually exclusive; you can give your best while keeping an ...
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how to maintain work life balance

Here's a way to give good estimates: Create a spreadsheet. Then for every task that you do, you write down your estimate, and you write down how long it actually took. The spreadsheet can then ...
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Manager not treating every team member equally

I like Han's answer, which is correct in saying that you shouldn't go to HR to make a complaint, because simply, you have nothing to make a complaint over. The other option you've missed is to angle ...
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Demotivated after getting support project even with 2 years prior experience

I hear that you are demotivated. Allow me to change the perspective. You state, "that I would up my career game". Being in maintenance is a step in that process. One of the best ways to ...
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Demotivated after getting support project even with 2 years prior experience

You don't get to choose your projects unless you own the company Clearly you have some idea about value in a company based on what people work on. You need to get that out of your head now. Not ...
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How to resign in a way that will protect my friend but expose my manager?

You should resign with as little fuss as possible. Doing otherwise will have no benefit. Your early departure will shine a negative light on your friend, since he referred you to the job, and his ...
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How to diplomatically resolve an unreproducible bug your manager wants addressed?

When you say your manager wants the bug addressed, what that actually means is that your manager is prepared to spend a certain amount of money to address the bug. That is, the absence of the bug has ...
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Demotivated after getting support project even with 2 years prior experience

Unfortunately this happens occasionally to all of us. Ask for a timeline, which will help you understand whether they are delivering on their promises or not. In any case the product you are currently ...
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What should I do when I have caught my manager(s) taking my money from me?

Instead of accusing your manager, who has a vested interest against you, you try to get support from some people whose sole interest it is to get everyone their pay correctly and in time: Your company'...
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Manager not treating every team member equally

I like Han's answer, which is a good evaluation of the three options you posted. Another option: work with James and/or John Hypothesis: You don't mention the relative seniorities of the people ...
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When and how should I inquire about going 100% remote?

This should be a pretty straight-forward conversation with your boss. It can even be as simple as a quick message over your company's preferred service (Teams, Slack, whatever), rather than a big 1-1 ...
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Demotivated after getting support project even with 2 years prior experience

Now, I feel like I have been demoted at my workpalce, and my career is finished. I am no longer motivated to work anymore. It has been 2 months of joining this new company. Obviously, your career isn'...
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When and how should I inquire about going 100% remote?

When should I talk to my boss about this? Now. Ask your boss if they have a few minutes to chat. How should I broach the subject? Keep it simple. Something like 'What's the chance I could go 100% ...
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How to resign in a way that will protect my friend but expose my manager?

Since your goal seems to be to help your friend, why don't you ask them? Random strangers on the internet have no idea what may or may not help them in their current situation. They know their boss. ...
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How to diplomatically resolve an unreproducible bug your manager wants addressed?

I don't think anyone has substantively addressed the issue of being asked to come up with a possible explanation for the problem. This seems like a reasonable thing for your manager to ask and ...
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