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Go talk to people. Right away. If that works you want as much overlap with the departing person as possible. The people to start with are your direct manager and the leaving architect. The architect is really good choice, since they have no more personal interest in the game an can you give objective advise and fit assessment. Your boss is always your first ...


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A few things. You say "He constantly apologizes for taking my time" - this may be because he's picked up on your own feelings and irritation about the matter, and can see that you view these interactions as an undue burden (at least overall, if not in any one case assessed individually). You say "[he] checks in a lot to ask me if what he's ...


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A lot of my work is planned by her and I come in at the end to do the "grunt work". I want to explain to her that I am fairly ambitious and my goal is to progress to a level that is two levels above where she is and three levels above where I am currently. There is really no need to say you want to go above her (unless you really have a good ...


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One possibility is that your manager is going through some things in his personal life that are affecting his confidence in his professional life. I guess maybe you could have a talk with HR saying that you're worried about your manager. Note that this talk wouldn't be you filing a complaint - it'd just be you expressing some concern for a fellow colleague. ...


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Real time firmware debugging is a serious challenge. You have not just the issues with "does the code work" but also the issues of "does it work in the allotted time?" It takes significant imagination to read existing code and determine what types of problems could be happening with that code and associated interrupts and possible multi-...


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Is this a reasonable thing to suggest? No it isn't. It's the same as asking her to give you part of her role without the responsibility. She will still be responsible for the outcomes. The grunt work as you call it is normal, attempting to skip it is not seen as ambition by many. Because it's important to fully understand and it's important in itself as ...


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Doing this would not be too bright. Right now your boss is in a place where she's set up in the org chart as your mentor. If you push this agenda out in the open, she's going to reframe you as a competitor. You may create a bias against yourself because you'll be instantly perceived as someone who wants to climb the corporate ladder without putting in the ...


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A lot of my work is planned by her and I come in at the end to do the "grunt work". I want to explain to her that I am fairly ambitious and my goal is to progress to a level that is two levels above where she is and three levels above where I am currently. There are several ways your manager might look at this situation based on the experiences ...


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