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ask them to send me an e-mail with their request, and then for me to answer them also in written form in the e-mail? Not only is this okay, but this is also a good practice to keep track of the requests that were made to you. When somebody oraly makes a request to you, you can ask something like Oh okay I will do X. Can you send me an email detailing ...


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Would having someone review your documentation help you in you make them clearer? Would having your code reviewed help reduce bugs? Would having someone who could fix problem while your are on holiday help your employer? Would having another developer try building the software their machine help check the company can recover from a problem with your machine? ...


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Think a bit further. You are trying to train person X. Person X will interpret that as you wasting their time. X will go to their manager and say “this guy is wasting my time, please stop them”. Now your boss finds out, and you are in the worst possible position. Worst case X or someone else gets your job immediately. Because your boss will figure out you ...


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Document, Document, Document. This is something you should be doing anyway, but if you don't, write down the things that you do as part of your job. Write down all the details, all the things that you hit your head against, how to overcome them, basically anything that you'd give to anyone you would consider training. It is not a replacement for training ...


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Don't make plans for other people or assume you know what's best for them. This includes the colleague you want to train to be your replacement, and your employer. You've got good intentions here and that's commendable. But the fact is, your version of what people will want to do once they learn you're leaving is likely wrong. For instance, it's very ...


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Start working with the person where you can Several answers suggest dishonesty. I would however stay away from that if you can, especially since it may not even be needed. If you have absolutely no opportunity to work with the person, or have no reason to ask them to pick up work, then you are pretty much out of options. However, otherwise look out for the ...


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