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I cannot read your colleagues and bosses' minds, so this is speculation. But it's not a random guess, it's based on what I have seen in other workplaces. You said you are a student, so not a professional developer yet. You work one day a week. Away from the team. In a language you didn't know before. This is a fools errand. You have neither the experience, ...


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...due to working only one day a week... The key thing here is "1 day per week", you're working on a very part time basis as a student. That's definitely closer to an internship experience. Not all workplaces are good with handling interns. Some practically ignore them. The limited exposure in your case makes everything even more challenging. It's ...


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Red-flag, yes. But not your problem. You asked for clarification of the requirements and scope, you also brought up your concerns to your boss. Keep records of all that. You've done your due diligence as far as I know. But if the law says that you need to go over your boss and leak issues to the government or something, I guess you need to do that. So if you ...


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Make sure to document the usage of the functionality clearly. Send the documentation over to the user, and mention that in the case they do want to start using this, they can use the documentation or reach out to you. It is their choice what to do with it then, but you've done your job. If your boss asks a status update, or asks why it isn't used/done, point ...


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There's an important variant on the scenario in the answer by @nvoigt - the boss didn't expect you to produce much, but you did. Now, because of his undermanagement, he has an architecture problem that would have been easily avoidable if he'd been paying attention. You don't provide enough information to know for sure, but I can think of at least one ...


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I think would improve business process accuracy You need to sell this to the end user to get their buy in. Explain how it improves accuracy and if there is any benefit to them (for example it may save them time in other areas if someone is chasing them for reporting for example). Also you may need to sell this to yours and their managers. Put forward the ...


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It sounds like you don't have ownership of this process so you should not convince the user to use the feature - as you say, it's not your place. But it sounds like it's normal for you to speak direct with your customer so if you are confident it represents a process improvement, you could discuss with them them the problem you were trying to fix and why you ...


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