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How to maintain good boundaries when manipulative co-worker and boss have years-long relationship at previous jobs?

When someone organizes a meeting, they run the agenda. If the organizer can't participate, it is reasonable for you to ask who is running the meeting or ask for the meeting to be rescheduled. If the ...
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How to maintain good boundaries when manipulative co-worker and boss have years-long relationship at previous jobs?

This week, the junior dev called for a meeting others which I thought would be a waste of time. I said I'd go to support them, but it wouldn't have been my first choice for the situation. The junior ...
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How to maintain good boundaries when manipulative co-worker and boss have years-long relationship at previous jobs?

FRAME CHALLENGE: Focus on specific facts, not generalities or personalities. Do your own job well. Don't waste time worrying about "fairness"; life isn't fair, but honest work does get ...
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How to maintain good boundaries when manipulative co-worker and boss have years-long relationship at previous jobs?

Some people think that the title "Senior Dev" and "Junior Dev" have something to do with the Senior Dev being in more control and having more guidance than the Junior Dev. At many ...
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How to maintain good boundaries when manipulative co-worker and boss have years-long relationship at previous jobs?

When you are new at the job, you need to tow the line, observe and learn. If this person is tight with the Manager, then speaking out will either get you fired or show you up in a bad light. If the ...
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How to maintain good boundaries when manipulative co-worker and boss have years-long relationship at previous jobs?

I sympathise with your situation and I often attend meetings that prove to be "a waste of my time" afterall. BUT: You are being paid for your time, not necessarily for using it efficiently. ...
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How do you best deal with the boss that has no design experience?

It's somewhat less common in professions perceived as more technical but everybody always has an opinion on design and many feel the urge to request changes no matter what. If I am reading your ...
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How do you best deal with the boss that has no design experience?

You need to turn down the conversation about technical this-and-that, and turn up the conversation about how your proposed approaches increase: Reliability Scalability Maintainability Ability to ...
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How do you best deal with the boss that has no design experience?

You haven't specifically mentioned it in your question, but I'm assuming that your product has competitors, since nearly all products do. One reliable way to motivate an executive is to point out ...
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How do you best deal with the boss that has no design experience?

After working with a bunch of CEOs and higher ups, I can tell you that creating more business and expanding revenue is one of their top goal. Your current boss probably sees this as not so viable ...
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How do you best deal with the boss that has no design experience?

When working on a project keep track of who the stakeholders are and what their individual goals are, as well as how much influence they have on the project. In this case, I'm going to assume that the ...
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How do you best deal with the boss that has no design experience?

What is the priority of the design changes vs. other work that needs to be done? Elegance is a fine thing, but may not be the most important thing, and any change risks new bugs;you need to justify ...
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Should I bring up my fear of being fired during my performance review with my manager?

This feels like a communication flop on the part of leadership, which should have anticipated the tension and been more upfront about these changes. So your concern has merit. What to do and what not ...
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Should I bring up my fear of being fired during my performance review with my manager?

Saying that you are worried about getting fired paints a bulls eye right on your back, so don’t tell anyone. If you are worried then look for jobs elsewhere. But if the manager decided to fire someone ...
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Should I bring up my fear of being fired during my performance review with my manager?

I think it's perfectly reasonable being concerned when you see people leaving a company not of their own choosing. It's also reasonable to make sure your own performance review is as useful and ...
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Should I bring up my fear of being fired during my performance review with my manager?

The whole point of a performance review is to review your performance. If your manager tells you that your performance is good or great, you can relax a little about the chances of being fired. This ...
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Should I bring up my fear of being fired during my performance review with my manager?

There are ways to express your concern without explicitly stating that you have fear of being let go. For example, you can ask, "What things would you suggest that would make my efforts more ...
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