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My boss says he's jealous when I tell him about a work achievement

One of the downsides to being a manager in a technical or scientific field is that you don't really get to dig down into the nitty-gritty details and get your hands dirty once you become a manager. ...
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I was hired to create a department but I do not get more people

Ah the classic software trap of "I've automated my job so well, my bosses think it's no longer necessary!" Here's a really great related question, that can at least speak to the automation ...
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I was hired to create a department but I do not get more people

The better I do activity X, the less necessary is my boss for the company. It sounds like you already provided the answer to your own question. From here out, you have two options: Do nothing while ...
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New manager doesn't believe in me and reprimanded me for asking questions

He says that I need to spend time outside of my work hours programming and learning by doing side projects etc. And that he will come up with a plan. Maybe I am wrong, but it sounds like he is ...
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My boss says he's jealous when I tell him about a work achievement

I'm going to answer this as an Australian. It is often said that Australians don't like people thinking too highly of themselves. I wonder if that's relevant here. OK.. So, in several occasions, ...
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My boss says he's jealous when I tell him about a work achievement

Sadly, very few managers feel comfortable praising their staff, even when those staff have done an excellent job. This might be partly because the think the staff will get big-headed and demand more ...
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My boss says he's jealous when I tell him about a work achievement

It's meant as a compliment, but it may also show some limitations of your manager. It's a broad brushstroke, but Australians are less free with compliments than other places. Excessive compliments can ...
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My boss says he's jealous when I tell him about a work achievement

Is this normal in a professional setting in an English-speaking Western country? There is no 'normal', but it is unprofessional as it neglects an opportunity to boost confidence and job satisfaction ...
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New manager doesn't believe in me and reprimanded me for asking questions

The way I see it: asking questions is not the problem in most of the cases, however asking questions fo which the answers could be obtained by common sense, google or checking existing documentation ...
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How can I get the same exemptions from company policy as my co-worker without causing them trouble?

I agree with most of the other answers. In particular about not making a fuss about it or trying to change your company policies. However you could try to obtain the same "perks" using a &...
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How can I get the same exemptions from company policy as my co-worker without causing them trouble?

Keep in mind that working from a remote location is more than a nice perk. Working from a remote location can have serious legal/tax implications if you'll be working in a different tax jurisdiction (...
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How can I get the same exemptions from company policy as my co-worker without causing them trouble?

I sort of look at things a little differently to what others do when it comes to remuneration. I do consider the ability for remote work to be a perk. It's very very difficult for us to evaluate our ...
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How can I get the same exemptions from company policy as my co-worker without causing them trouble?

Now technically speaking I'm not prevented from doing anything that I should be allowed to do, but at the same time I feel it's a bit ridiculous that the rules are applied in this inconsistent way. ...
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How can I get the same exemptions from company policy as my co-worker without causing them trouble?

No, don't make a "fuss". It is not your concern what "perks" or differences in policies other coworkers in the company have, especially if they are not on the same level with you ...
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How to tell my manager's manager that I don't want to work under my manager anymore

Frame the conversation in terms of how the company and the temporary manager benefit from the current situation. If you have records of your productivity before the start of the sabbatical, and during ...
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How to tell my manager's manager that I don't want to work under my manager anymore

"I had the CEO come up to me late one evening last week and tell me he's been 'hearing great things about me over the past month'". Based on your work history, this should have made you ...
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How to tell my manager's manager that I don't want to work under my manager anymore

You can go a long way with the truth. "Hey, I wanted to say: two months ago I wasn't happy and I was looking for other jobs. That's not the case any more and you've been a big part of that. Thank ...
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How to tell my manager's manager that I don't want to work under my manager anymore

I suggest you do throw Jane under the bus, but in a different way that @gnasher729 suggests. I would simply, truthfully, tell Tracy: that I like to work with her, and that it is a very performant ...
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How to tell my manager's manager that I don't want to work under my manager anymore

I also started to suspect she was presenting my work as her own, or at least as having contributed to it when she hadn't, as company updates would always say things like "Jane and batsag have ...
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How to tell my manager's manager that I don't want to work under my manager anymore

I suggest you do throw Jane under the bus. Obviously not directly complaining, just mentioning all the things you have been doing that she probably claimed she had been doing, and when asked, very ...
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How to tell my manager's manager that I don't want to work under my manager anymore

I have my six month review of my new role coming up with Tracy. I really dont know how to approach this. Despite everything, I dont want to throw Jane under a bus, for her sake but also mine as I dont ...
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How to tell my manager's manager that I don't want to work under my manager anymore

Based on your side of the story, it doesn't sound like Jane is benefiting the company much. If you have documentation of Jane's poor performance/attitude, tactfully bring it up to Tracy. Tracy should ...
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How can I persuade my manager to change my project?

Your only real chance is if you can get in touch with whoever is running the new project, and get them to ask for your time. Whether or not this can work depends on the structure of your company. If ...
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How can I persuade my manager to change my project?

How can I persuade my manager to change my project? You can't, you're entry level. The manager needs a data entry position filled and is filling it with you. You have no leverage to change this ...
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No feedback from manager regarding a request for a pay review

As you say you have been at this company for 5 years, you should be aware of how the manager works and how the director works. If you know that the manager has a tendency to let things lie on his desk ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me?

I did it once- and at a company that would be many people's dream job. The culture was just not a fit for me. It took weeks to get me code access, I was prohibited from talking about my work ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me?

I did exactly the same. Worked for one month, took my money and quit the next day. There was a toxic culture in that company. I think it was a good decision. Before and after that I've had long-term ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me?

Yes, leave quickly and don't look back. And if I were interviewing you, I would listen to you explain, even complain, if you could tie it to code quality and maybe come equipped with a couple ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me?

I don't know where you are, but around here it's standard to have 1-3 months of "trial" or "probation" period for jobs. This period is meant to give both you and your employer a ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me?

So is it okay to quit this job just after a month of joining? Depends what you mean by "ok". It's certainly not illegal as long as you follow proper process and don't break any contracts or ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me?

Fact is that as one person you are not going to change how the company with 500 developers is working - unless you manage to work your way up to vp of software development in 20 years time, but there ...
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