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Do IT Jobs REALLY Have to be This Way? Is It Me?

Hello all. I'm a software developer, and I seem to be a magnet for batsh*t when it comes to jobs. During interviews, I've been outright lied to. Once I get on the job, I invariably find the positions I take are just not what the interviewer made it sound like they would be. Ultimately, I find these jobs descending into madness. Literally. I've found myself on the receiving end of everything from disrespect to downright mentally abusive behaviors. [more inside]
posted by Grimmie on Aug 13, 2013 - 17 answers

What strategies can I use to successfully do a job I don't like?

I need help constructing mental snowshoes that will prevent me from falling into deep drifts of work BS and frustration at a job I can't leave. [more inside]
posted by lastwomanstanding on May 21, 2013 - 14 answers

I want my lunches back!!

Months ago, I was asked to do something outside of the scope of my job (over my lunch hour to boot). I don't want to do it anymore. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 - 26 answers

How can I convince my boss to consider a different way of tracking jobs?

How can I convince my boss to consider a different way of tracking jobs? [more inside]
posted by fartknocker on Jan 27, 2012 - 12 answers

a more pleasant job I can support myself with while I work on my art?

What other jobs can am I qualified for that I could support myself on, but still give me time to pursue art? Or is my frustrating job as good as it gets without more qualifications / experience? [more inside]
posted by fireflies on Dec 11, 2011 - 17 answers

The user is always right

I get really frustrated with the process at my workplace, particularly meetings. After many details, I have a couple of questions about work (specifically software development and project management decisions) and how to deal with meeting-related frustration. [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Nov 23, 2011 - 30 answers

How do you deal with an obviously inferior candidate winning a promotion?

How do you deal with an obviously inferior candidate winning a promotion? Am I whining? Am I worried about nothing? Do I care too much about my work being a mostly pleasant place to be 40 hours a week? I'm not sure what to think or how to feel. Thoughts? Advice? Thanks in advance. [more inside]
posted by troubadour on Oct 4, 2011 - 19 answers

Feeling overwhelmed with career change options

Training? Tech writing? Career counseling? Occupational therapy? Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2010 - 4 answers

Time of no reply

How do you deal with the frustration of waiting for a reply and never getting one? Is there a helpful mantra or attitude adjustment or something? [more inside]
posted by Eater on Jun 1, 2006 - 13 answers

We can work it out?

I'm a consultant working for a company that has the option of hiring me soon. This would be a dream job were it not for one person... [more inside]
posted by furtive on Oct 20, 2005 - 10 answers

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