Tag: software-industry

311 What is a 'friendly' way to let managers know that having good developers is a privilege? 2014-01-16T02:05:28.543

277 How can I overcome "years of experience" requirements when applying to positions? 2012-05-29T12:55:49.483

235 Does using documentation as a developer make me look unprofessional? 2016-11-29T09:43:59.173

232 Required to work unpaid overtime to "make up" for a shorter commute after moving closer to the office 2016-05-23T09:14:48.287

202 My employer is forcing its employees to defraud its customers, how should I handle this situation? 2016-02-26T12:27:23.690

202 Completely burnt out at work but not sure how to continue 2017-07-26T08:12:23.637

183 Is it obligatory to make small talk with your colleagues? 2017-07-28T09:25:10.413

172 A programming task is scaring off candidates, should we ditch it? 2016-02-02T14:44:20.847

155 How to explain business priorities to a programmer? 2015-06-02T10:09:22.273

151 It seems as though my employer wants me to come into work when I'm ill. Am I missing something? 2018-01-25T13:38:00.333

144 Senior architect lashing out when junior developer asks questions. What to do? 2015-12-09T17:40:42.997

140 Is it ethical to read programming books on the clock? 2013-05-28T15:21:27.137

140 How do I tell my boss I successfully did something they asked not to bother trying? 2017-10-04T17:45:33.693

138 How can I avoid being chastised for a project I inherited which was already buggy, but I was told to add features instead of fixing it? 2016-11-01T15:00:19.420

134 Employer doesn't want to pay me because I took longer than estimated to finish the work 2017-05-22T12:29:36.713

132 How to deal with an intern's lack of basic skills? 2017-01-03T19:02:36.957

125 Sexy desktop wallpapers in the office 2015-04-27T02:04:20.720

120 Consequences for leaving an easter egg in code? 2016-06-09T04:22:27.307

116 Constantly pulled onto different tasks/projects, becoming exhausted 2017-06-14T15:30:55.747

115 Just got an initial job offer. How do I ask for more without any real justification? 2012-08-21T06:23:11.293

114 How do I tell my colleagues that the codebase they've built is a total mess and their practices are ancient? 2014-11-07T11:37:28.140

111 Should I feel obligated to work extra hours because of project mismanagement? 2015-06-14T18:19:24.533

111 How to discuss a project that I accidentally gave a suggestive name to 2017-10-03T12:30:16.187

108 How can I encourage a culture of punctuality in a software company? 2012-04-12T17:34:48.660

103 UK based, new US employer changed contract on first day. How to handle professionally? 2016-05-05T08:44:50.017

103 Working on live dev code in the interview process: ethical? 2017-03-29T20:19:15.310

100 At delivery time, client criticises the lack of some features that weren't written on my quote. How to react? 2016-11-06T20:52:25.813

100 How can I deal with managers that refuse to accept use of common software engineering design patterns? 2018-01-09T13:13:19.397

99 Would it be inappropriate for me to push back on download privileges on my work PC? 2016-04-20T14:23:15.713

97 My manager wants regular one-on-one meetings: is this bad? 2016-07-20T03:19:37.087

94 How to deal with a boss who has lost touch with modern software development? 2014-05-01T11:56:06.780

94 Software development: Is it appropriate to tell my boss and coworkers that it is difficult for me to discuss specs verbally? 2016-08-10T15:41:27.427

92 Is there anything too menial to be done by an intern? 2017-07-20T10:22:14.377

92 Got into a (technical) argument with my interviewer - should I apologize? 2017-10-02T20:32:43.477

91 Is it ethical to write answers to work-relevant Stack Exchange questions on the clock? 2014-01-20T21:58:38.960

88 Should I use my own device just because my employer doesn't provide one? 2017-10-25T13:10:36.537

86 Should I point out that I'm a woman when negotiating starting salary? 2016-06-16T05:48:03.203

86 Is it acceptable to collaborate with coworkers on a project outside work to prove something to our manager? 2017-06-12T16:46:34.087

84 How can I reduce the size of a long resume without hiding all my skills and experience? 2012-04-19T17:12:02.790

84 How to feel welcome in an all-male software developer environment 2015-04-14T11:37:18.423

83 How can we protest a deadline that is too short? 2013-03-21T06:54:43.283

81 How do you explain to your boss they're wrong without making them feel threatened? 2013-06-04T17:13:12.377

81 How to help women feel welcome on a male dominated team? 2015-04-15T17:53:03.390

81 Is it really that bad to leave my job as a software engineer before I have an offer? 2015-09-15T22:53:04.477

79 Recruiter is asking for sample code 2016-06-14T10:04:06.890

76 Is there a dress code for women in software industry? 2014-07-14T08:11:06.970

75 How to encourage employees to lock their machines when they leave their desk? 2015-11-03T02:43:59.773

74 How to respond to a very senior colleague who may have completely misunderstood my email? 2017-06-14T06:13:57.683

74 How to answer when asked "Are you able to work long hours" in a job interview? 2017-08-14T05:23:25.987

73 How can I use my masters degree to get a higher salary? 2013-03-18T12:51:32.843

73 I'm on a PIP but really need this job. Should I ask for a lower salary? 2016-12-11T16:34:05.057

72 How to work with a micro-manager? 2014-03-29T07:25:22.660

72 I have been asked to complete a project without any concrete specifications 2015-06-11T12:51:31.860

72 How to handle anonymous feedback from unknown colleague via manager 2016-10-18T22:49:41.153

69 How to deal with a "team leader" who hates it that developers contribute to Stack Overflow during work downtime 2014-07-18T11:13:09.950

69 How to convey I'm innocent when client thinks I'm responsible for missing data? 2015-02-04T16:39:28.463

68 Am I morally obligated to use my own time to fix bugs in software projects? 2015-05-28T03:44:15.437

67 Is travelling the world from job to job a feasible career path for a software engineer? 2016-06-15T05:48:00.863

66 Peer achieving more, by putting in more than regular working hours for not so urgent tasks 2016-01-28T19:28:21.543

66 How should I maintain a professional relationship with female coworkers? 2016-04-23T13:29:21.610

66 Code readability, conventions and should I let go 2017-11-12T14:53:33.430

65 Is it appropriate for an employer to ask skilled professionals to do manual labor? 2014-03-06T23:06:44.573

65 Written warning from employer for following manager's instruction to deploy bugfix directly to production 2016-09-16T13:40:01.640

65 I'm technical referent but I lost the lead for technical decisions 2016-11-13T17:55:46.737

65 How to deal with unwillingness or indifference when asking for help with implementing an API in a foreign language I don't understand? 2016-12-12T11:50:44.100

65 Should I do my work as my boss says, if I know of a better way? 2017-04-27T17:43:19.573

63 How should I deal with colleagues asking me to hide problems with their work? 2012-05-30T16:56:52.190

63 Is making grammatical and spelling changes to shared documents and code bad etiquette? 2017-08-08T14:23:29.320

62 My ex-coworker wants to know my Bitlocker password 2017-06-08T12:16:26.207

60 What are possible career transitions for a seasoned software developer? 2012-04-10T23:10:28.313

60 How can I deal with feeling overwhelmed as a new developer in a new position? 2012-11-14T23:30:44.847

60 How can I get out of a bad job assignment without quitting? 2012-12-28T22:04:11.357

60 How do I resign when I know my employer will lose a big client when I leave? 2013-06-04T23:45:25.883

60 How appropriate is the interview question: "Show me a piece of code you like"? 2015-07-19T10:55:48.733

60 Communicating effectively with a former director who is now a member of my team 2017-10-24T11:19:57.753

59 Asking logistics questions during an Interview? 2016-03-09T14:43:02.633

58 How to deal with a team lead direct report that acts unprofessionally? 2013-03-03T12:41:01.463

58 How to resign due to incompetence? 2015-11-30T02:22:05.220

57 How to deal with being asked to smile more? 2016-10-28T14:56:46.233

57 Should I put volunteer firefighter on my developer resume? 2017-06-22T17:49:40.667

56 Do Software Engineer contractors really make more than salaried engineers? 2012-06-13T23:34:30.720

56 How to handle senior developer shirking his work and giving it to interns instead of doing it? 2017-07-27T10:06:11.957

55 Totally underqualified for position, don't know what to do 2015-07-07T04:25:21.517

55 How do I ask for help with a problem that has gotten over my head? 2016-07-08T13:47:07.617

55 How to deal with a senior coworker with potentially bad work habits? 2016-11-06T20:33:26.007

55 Taking notes during a daily stand up? 2017-06-20T12:41:48.673

53 How can I avoid discrimination against me without invoking my protected class status 2017-08-12T00:36:37.260

51 Can I have fun with FizzBuzz when asked in an interview? 2016-04-22T00:30:29.020

50 How to respond to overly specific technical questions in an inteview? 2013-04-02T19:01:23.477

50 How do I sell to the company I'm employed something I have previously made 2014-08-11T19:20:27.410

49 Is walking around in a software environment typically allowed? 2012-12-16T23:14:27.320

49 How can we motivate employees to complete IT certificates? 2013-02-13T10:54:37.927

49 Should I raise concerns about the quality of work an intern is producing? 2017-07-31T13:14:56.087

48 Do I really need to stay the full 2 weeks' notice? 2014-03-26T21:55:47.017

48 I stumbled across a confidential company document on a client's public website. Should I alert someone? 2016-04-18T09:03:06.263

45 What to do when different project managers insisting that I must work on their requests immediately? 2012-08-26T01:45:33.123

45 How do I resign without burning bridges when I'm a critical staff member? 2015-10-27T00:39:18.720

45 Chewed out for making a backup 2017-10-04T15:17:24.707

44 My company committed to having me 4 months overseas without asking. How do I approach this? 2016-06-17T10:29:48.367