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If you want to get paid what you're worth you're probably going to have to change jobs. There's a 99% chance that management is lying when they say "they can't figure out how to do it"; with a 1% chance of general incompetence instead. Either way you're not getting it from your current employer. Very large raises, and the equivalent to 7-12 years ...


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Recruiters typically forward your resume with their letterhead instead of your contact information. This is standard practice so that the client doesn't attempt to go around the agency and contact you directly Perfectly normal


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Just a bit of context here: I have been educator for apprentices in Germany. Apprenticeship is exactly what you describe: we hire people that are interested in software development as a job, but have no previous education in that field. Obviously, if they have programmed as a hobby before that's great. If they know English, that's great. If they were good at ...


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You are setting your expectations much too high. You're comparing yourself and your colleague, who have been educated in computer science for multiple years (I assume at least 4 years post-secondary minimum, if not high school), against 16 hours of classes. If they are able to do anything close to what either of you can do, then that would've meant you got ...


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Would this be a good idea or am I not understanding this idea of reputation correctly to begin with and is it not even worth mentioning to anyone? You don't seem to be understanding what would happen to your reputation if you talk about why you are behaving the way you are. You would simply go from "Underperformer" to "Intentional ...


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So i'm their supervisor and as the company decided to invest in people with no-experience i have to train them and help them. Ok, there is nothing wrong with this so far. For many companies investing in employees is a good idea. The company has bought a course from an external teacher, paid lot of money, so we've made the first two days of that course (JS ...


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Context: I am a hiring manager in the software industry. Competent recruiters can easily add their header page with a summary of the candidate to a candidate's CV. For example, this can be done on "Preview" on a Mac by default, without requiring any special software. Less reputable recruiters have a reputation for adjusting candidate's CVs, both ...


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When it comes to wages, employees and management simply have opposing views. You as an employee view this as an individual problem, while management view wages collectively. From their view, giving you a raise could start an avalanche where others also demand more compensation - which they obviously want to avoid. One way to manage this is by sweet talking ...


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I had a very similar experience, and I would suggest that it could be a red flag. I usually write my CV in LaTeX, which compiles the document into a PDF. I sent this to a recruiter, who then requested it in MS Word format. I initially thought that this might just be some compatibility issue. However I went to the interview with a copy of my CV, and the ...


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Is it "normal" to pay you only enough to keep you from leaving? Yup! Even though that's not your question, that's what "normal" is, in my experience, in the US. I worked at one place, where, after a year in one department, I'd transferred to a new area. At my first review in that new area, my boss said, "this is all we're paying you? ...


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This situation does not require conflict. It requires humanity. You don't need to argue or oppress anyone. You need to talk to them as humans. They're people, and you're automatically assuming negative intent when they simply may not be aware because by your own admission in this question you're too craven to speak up. You're indicating you're a senior ...


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Speaking as someone who is more than twice your age: You are 15 years old. You will have many, many years of your life to work and make money. While you're young, be young. Spend your time hanging out with your friends, playing video games (or whatever it is you like to do), surfing Reddit, or so on. Don't spend 40-60 hours per week coding for some ...


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You have a management problem. And, whether it is true or not, you should explain to them that the time he is spending testing is the reason the code is so good, and since he is still faster than other people, they have two choices: Leave him alone, and hope to keep him for a few years before he figures out his worth and goes where he'll get decent pay. ...


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After 16 hours (2 days) of that course ... Nobody is going to learn anything in 16 hours of study across 2 days. That's way too much. i sayd no to all of them during the interview but the company decided to hire them as the company think that "everyone can be a developer" If the company thinks that "everyone can be a developer", and ...


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I want to know if I should tell my boss about my resentment or how I have been feeling Yes. If you don't tell anyone these things, then other people's perception of you will be based solely on what they can see from the outside (not applying effort, underachieving, etc.). Nobody can read minds. When you approach your boss, be respectful and non-aggressive, ...


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Was it a mistake to discuss the necessity of optimization, or not? It wasn't a mistake. Might it have worked in my favor? It might well have. I think your answer is exactly what I would want to hear if I were the hiring manager. IMHO, too many candidates talk about computer science and theory, while too few take a real-life business viewpoint. Well done.


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I would go against the grain a bit here. I have been in your place. Firstly, do not tell your boss how you feel - keep your feelings out of the workplace. Your feelings are valid but they will only harm you when expressed inside the workplace. You can tell your boss what you have done and how the firm can treat you better - if he refuses then you owe it to ...


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Stand Up for Yourself For example, instead of telling me "Please import the files into the system in the pdf directory", they would call and tell me to share my screen and would say "Please click here, then click here, now expand this plus sign, unarchive that zip file I prepared...". This has happened multiple times. This will continue ...


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First of all, I want to make it clear that none of this is negatively affecting me or anyone specifically, as far as employment and performance goes. There you go - your instincts are sound, trust them. If it doesn't affect anyone's job or performance, then continue ignoring this behaviour. Your job is to make your boss' job easier - the less they see you ...


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How should I deal with them? I assume if the new employees aren't capable of doing the work, they will be let go at the end of the probationary period (by you, or by someone in authority to do so). That's one of the reasons for having a probationary period in the first place. Meanwhile, you need to find a way to either successfully train completely ...


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Many of the answers have already gone into detail on the problems with the overall expectation level here, so I won't go over that again. In this answer I'll expand on another point some answers touched upon: why they can't do "simple" things on their own after "training." The first issue is that in any software development project there'...


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When I was still interviewing, I would often ask similar questions. I state a problem, asks you to describe an algorithm, and if the running time isn't optimal, first ask you whether you can see a way to improve then, followed by some discussion about complexities. "I wouldn't be concerned with optimization unless it violates time constraints" is ...


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Is it a good option to be honest in a meeting with my boss and just say "I feel underpaid"? No, don't say that. You need to be more strategic about this. Edit your resume and start putting some feelers out there. That is the first step. It doesn't matter if you don't want to move on. Doing this kind of research will inform your bargaining position....


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How to deal with condescending behaviour from coworkers when I am overqualified for the job? Like any other issue you control it by focusing on the work not the people. It's just a mental shift that needs to be made. Eventually some people realise you already know a lot and stop trying to spoon feed you, but realistically it's harmless stuff that just doesn'...


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A couple of random thoughts: First, simply asking people if they have any questions is not the same as making sure that they understand. Having people try an exercise (or, at a minimum, paraphrase the concepts back to you or pass some kind of quiz) is a much better way to assess understanding. This is especially the case since asking intelligent questions ...


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What you are describing is engagement, or in your case disengagement. It's essentially a disintegration of the relationship between an employee and the organization. You do not offer a lot of context on the organization, and how your colleagues act, behave and feel so it's hard to understand if it's a wider cultural issue within your team, department or ...


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You're overthinking this, don't focus on the reason for the change (legal dispute) but the work you were doing. Using mostly your own words:- I left my position to work in the family business as a Business Manager, my duties during this time included tasks in diverse areas including IT, Marketing, HR, Accounts, Administration and liaising with professional ...


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Not a red flag. The recruiter might need to convert your resume to some other format to add the agency's letterhead, or to submit it into an employer's system (in doc, text, etc.) I always supply two versions: A MS Word doc (not .docx, but .doc) and a PDF. The PDF acts as a printable, read-only copy/watermark of what I submit, and the Word document is for ...


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There's quite a bit going on here, and not much of it good. You hired a junior software developer who seems to be, overall, doing very well. That's a good start. However, juniors need mentoring to learn and develop their skills. So you've taken a junior developer, who may not have a lot of knowledge and experience in good manual testing techniques, and are ...


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For example, instead of telling me "Please import the files into the system in the pdf directory", they would call and tell me to share my screen and would say "Please click here, then click here, now expand this plus sign, unarchive that zip file I prepared...". This has happened multiple times. My first reaction to this was to think &...


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