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How can I handle an ambitious colleague, promoted ahead of me, that is self-serving and not that great at his job?

Being a developer is, ultimately, a technical management position. The machines do all the routine work - the developer performs a complicated control and communication function for the organisation. ...
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Forgetting my work skill and experience

I don't think you can completely forget the skills you learnt for 8 years. Most companies won't worry that you may forget your skills you learnt in 8 years. When you go back to school to earn a higher ...
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How can I handle an ambitious colleague, promoted ahead of me, that is self-serving and not that great at his job?

I'm purely a technical person, no desire for management position of any kind, never trying to gain anything by social tricks etc. I read mxyzplk's answer and at first I was like 'I completely disagree ...
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How can I handle an ambitious colleague, promoted ahead of me, that is self-serving and not that great at his job?

If you assume that promotions are based on merit, that is false, sorry. Likable, well spoken people that network well move up quickly. Even in tech companies, the majority of the time the top ...
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How can I handle an ambitious colleague, promoted ahead of me, that is self-serving and not that great at his job?

You should learn from him. As a high-tech engineer, I had a manager who had very little technical understanding, and I resented it. At one point he shared with me the formula to success in an ...
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Asking hiring manager what work will be done with a required software?

I'd advise, since you have very limited expertise with the said tool/framework/software, rather than you trying to evaluate the level of complexity of the work involved, let the hiring manager/team ...
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How can I stop getting fired? I have been fired 5 times

You are clearly good at meeting with people, but it seems not with getting the work done. More recent posts by you bear that out. You are probably better suited to a sales-type role or even a field ...
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