„what a stupid question”

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For me, it is much easier to work with someone, if I assume that the person on the other side is competent to do the job, but sometimes does not have a critical piece of information. This information is often obvious to me, but missing for some reason, to the other person. When working on a globally distributed […]

Jira hell

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Imagine you want to file a bug in Jira. You click „new issue” and a form with a few tabs opens. Count the fields – there are more than 200 in total. You are forced to fill this thing properly by the organization. Welcome to jira hell. This sometimes happens, because the person in control […]

Why does IT need HR?

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Apparently the list of things HR deals with is sizeable: Payroll Insurances Absences Holidays Pensions Tax-things Reporting to authorities Occupational safety Work time management Contracts NDA’s Non-compliants Works councils Union collective agreements Benefits (non-monetary „salary”) Total compensation Bonuses Travel policies & reimbursments Merit money Travel partnerships Keys and id cards Soul doctoring Recruitment Hiring Policies, processes, […]