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Unfinished IT projects

I work as a self-employed full-stack dev and recently came across multiple projects which were started with a professional developers or development teams but then they left the client alone...

Asked on 11/28/2021 by Tobias Schäfer

1 answer

Why is it so acceptable for software engineers to job hop? I'm tired of constantly recruiting them

Basically how did it become acceptable for software engineers to always be job switching? I am a recruiter for my company of about 250 and we employ 15 software engineers....

Asked on 11/25/2021 by CrabbyCoderKing

26 answer

How to manage "slogan spammers" when taking strategic decisions with long term consequences

I work in a fast growing organisation. We have a few slogans that people spam around to justify decisions. Imagine we are having a strategic meeting, we are debating whether...

Asked on 11/25/2021

8 answer

Should cover letter etc. be addressed to recruiter?

I am new in the tech industry and am applying for my first real position. I've noticed there are a lot of recruiters and this is something I'm not very...

Asked on 11/23/2021 by TickTack1

4 answer

My colleague is very upset that I did not clean the coffee machine

I will make it short. That's how it happened: I went to the neighbour office where I always get my coffee. I looked at the machine and it said to...

Asked on 11/23/2021 by Stackoverflowsuperbad

6 answer

Why do headhunters try to get the resume or cv by all means?

Sometimes, headhunters make me scratch my head with their behaviors. Here, I write one instance I had with a headhunter. I hope someone can explain what's going on with them....

Asked on 11/21/2021

3 answer

Asked to add someone who got their last manager fired to my team, am I right to be concerned?

I am a team leader* of 3 teams in a quite big company (about 1500 employees around the world and about 300 in my office, the headquarter). Recently I was...

Asked on 11/19/2021 by Jeremy X

11 answer

How to withdraw from an offer of help gracefully?

I've recently acquired some valuable skills in the technology my company is working with. I enjoy working with the technology and using the new skills a lot. Now my ego...

Asked on 11/13/2021 by user4320

2 answer

Is there a job title for someone that sets up a company's development infrastructure?

I joined a start-up recently as their first software developer. They want to build a mobile app in-house, but they have no infrastructure for development. - I wasn't told that...

Asked on 11/13/2021

8 answer

Is it wrong to quit shortly after 2 weeks paid sick leave?

I started working somewhere in retail about a month ago. After about 4 days of working there I got covid-19 and was out for 2 weeks. During that time I...

Asked on 11/11/2021 by user119960

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