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Employees are gaming their performance metrics, instead of doing what's best for the company
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This observation (which I have seen myself) has been one of the most unexpected thing I've experienced in my professional life, as opposed to university or school. This is a such a complicated issue, ...

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Is it acceptable to deny salary information to recruitment agent
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IMHO, this is not the most efficient way to deal with a recruiter. Recruiters are only interested in filling positions and getting paid in the process, that's it. To do that, they want to make sure ...

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Presented with potentially unacceptable policy after being hired
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I can give advice as I now work for a big consulting firm which does auditing. Even though I have only a technical role and have nothing to do with that side of the business and am not even in touch ...

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How do I respond to my manager sending me a friend request?
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Disclaimer I deleted my Facebook. This is what LinkedIn is for. Add them on LinkedIn instead of Facebook. In your LinkedIn invite explain that you like to keep your personal social media account ...

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How to deal with a boss that wants 'yes' or 'no'
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These sorts of questions are about perspective. Your boss is asking from a business perspective can we handle more customers. Your perspective is if your current capabilities are adequate and without ...

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How can I work long hours without pressuring my coworkers?
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This really depends on allot of factors. For instance the country you are in, I know in Germany for instance you really cannot get away with working longer than you are supposed to. This is even ...

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Colleague promoted immediately after I handed in my notice
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Once you put in your notice you can't look back. You need to look at this situation from the employers point of view. Business is nothing about fairness. One can only assume once you had put in your ...

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What exactly should I expect out of a tech internship?
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Sometimes a company will just throw ducklings into the deep end to teach them how to swim, those that swim survive, those that don't well, you know what happens. While I don't necessarily like this ...

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Should I force a slower developer to change tool to try to increase their velocity?
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I really disagree with many of these answers suggesting that it is always bad to force a developer to use a certain tool when developing. For example what if you are coding in Java and you need to do ...

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Company kept previous personal phone number
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If an employer owns the contract of a mobile plan then your husband should have got a new phone, which was for work purposes. It is misleading to call this a perk, as the company is not paying for ...

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Bringing junior developer up to speed despite shortage of tasks that can be delegated
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As a still fairly early career professional myself I think the most important thing you can do for people starting out is inspire and motivate them. I'd advise caution against giving somebody only ...

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How to avoid frustration when working with engineers with different ways of working
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I honestly think all you need to do is get him to show/demo the information he is telling you. This will clear up any misunderstandings. Don't spend allot of time trying to figure out what he means, ...

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As a manager - how to handle a conflict between team members that reached a boiling point
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Although you never want to micro-manage I think ideally as others have mentioned there did need to be more leadership on your part because as you've said you did give them a big task which they were ...

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How to effectively work with conflicting manager-type personalities?
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IMO I don't think it's reasonable to not compromise on certain a aspect of the project when working in a team, especially testing. I hold testing myself in extremely high regard, but lets face it if ...

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How do I objectively calculate and pay colleagues and myself for time spent working on our startup?
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1/3 Each ? Maybe Depends... Few issues here but I'll keep it short and sweet. As some of the others have said there is just not enough money here worth calculating what would be in some objective ...

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Bad performance review despite objective successes and praises
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To add to the already good answers, I think the other thing which you can learn from this experience is that upon starting there should have been clear and documented expectations. Without doing this ...

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How to explain missing deadlines to superiors?
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It happens, as long as you own the mistake to the fullest you'll be fine. Articulate carefully how the mistake occurred and what actions you are going to take in the future to prevent it from ...

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Requesting not to have a Retirement Dinner
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I really suggest you reconsider your attendance. My father retired recently, he is a reserved person and I don't think he wanted to attend his lunch it was at first. I think regardless of the ...

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Differences in small and large companies
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I've worked in both very small and large companies, I think it's very hard to generalise, I will just put the most important advantage and disadvantage of each: Disadvantages of small companies: Most ...

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I do most of my team's work. How to get the work more evenly distributed?
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Your manager obviously believes they can keep postponing dealing with this until the project finishes. So you'll need to put an ultimatum to them and make sure your manager knows you will follow ...

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My probation period was extended by a month, should I be concerned?
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Sounds like you should be thankful you haven't been fired already, and your boss is giving you a chance to meet his expectations, but then again you are planning to quit even without a new job so it ...

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How to objectively measure colleague cooperation
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My interpretation of your post is you have a few problems: How to monitor cooperation? How to make individuals accountable? How to promote cooperation? But first let’s tackle why someone might ...

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How can I convince my teamleader that another data structure would be better?
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This is a great question, and I believe this comes up a lot! First thing to understand is although you are doing a technical job, in a technical field, decisions are rarely made on the basis of ...

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Should I upload Maple code to Github for employers to look at?
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IMO Github is not a great platform in general for selling yourself. It is great for collaboration and gaining traction for open source projects, but when it comes to selling yourself there are better ...

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How to diplomatically resolve an unreproducible bug your manager wants addressed?
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For arguments sake lets assume somebody's cat died as a result of this bug. This person wants you to find what is responsible to ensure no more cats must perish because of this senseless maniac bug, ...

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