Questions relating to disagreement or arguments between two parties

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Employees I manage in conflict and face to face leads to further conflicts where one of the two sulks and goes into a shell

I have been managing teams where many a times I receive complaints from one team member about the other. The most common complaint being - rude / arrogant behavior or not helping out when any help is ...
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Understanding the politics in a re-hire

I was asked by someone, who was a long-time inside contractor, to give them advice on how to be re-hired. They left on certain terms, being cut one day and having no contact with their former boss. ...
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Best way to deal with dishonest colleagues [closed]

As a technical project lead, I received a problem report from a Colleague marked as "Critical". Though I could have delegated that to another colleague on a Monday, I put some effort on a Friday late ...
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As assistant manager, supporting a team member the boss is down on

I'm the assistant manager of a small team, and the manager, "Mary", and I have a large difference of opinion about one of our members, "Ethan". He's the least experienced person we have. Overall, I ...
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How do I professionally take over a project or role that was being handled poorly by an under qualified but well-liked person? [closed]

Over the course of my career, I have been hired twice by different companies to take over a project or role that was being handled poorly. In both cases, the person that I was 'replacing' was under ...
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Interviewing someone with personal conflict [closed]

The question is purely hypothetical, I am not in that situation just was wondering. So which of the following possibilities is the most professional way to handle the situation, where you have to ...
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Two subcontractors want to send me to the same client. How to handle the situation?

I'm currently looking for a job and have been contacted by various companies and agencies. I interviewed with a subcontractor (call them A) and was expecting feedback from them after they reviewed ...
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Consulting for a competitor under a different role: possible conflict of interest?

I work as a circuit design engineer at my full-time (W2) company where I got recently promoted from circuit test engineer. My previous role of circuit test engineer at this company involved circuit ...
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What if someone I manage shows different attitude to me vs my superiors when given tasks?

I am the new manager, promoted recently; he is team lead (most senior in terms of technical experience). Basic situation: I give some tasks. He looks for every single opportunity to complain against ...
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If I lose my job as a first time manager, what steps can I take to bring my career back on track? [duplicate]

I enjoy working with large teams, across teams and coordinating people. I was promoted from team lead to manager because senior boses across the compay recognized that I am good at getting other ...
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How should I handle a conflict of interest of a coworker?

I am a senior software engineer in a small private company of about 55 employees. There is a manager here of the EE (Electrical Engineering) group who at every possible chance asks the CEO for me and ...
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If I get blamed for a delay I didn't contribute to, how can I defend myself? [duplicate]

I am a new manager and performance appraisals are coming up. Although in general I am regarded as above standards (I was promoted for being the top employee of the year) I am aware that some of my ...
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How should a superior react when a subordinate complains to senior management about him?

An employee I am managing sent an e-mail to senior management claiming that my expectations are too high, I am assigning too much work for his skill level, and that I am too strict about workplace ...
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Getting a reference from a hostile work environment

The most recent job I worked at things didn't go so well. I always tried my best but for a number of reasons my productivity and relationship with other coworkers were strained. I believe it was a ...
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3answers
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Dealing with jealous and overcontrolling ex-boss [closed]

I started working at this company more than 5 years ago as an assistant. One of my superiors never trusted my capabilities and never supported my growth, however I got promoted quickly, and after some ...
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Colleague keeps trying to set me up to fail and discredit me

I have been working at my company for around 9 months. It is small place and I am having problems with a woman I work with. I was brought in with a couple of other people to drastically expand the ...
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How can I avoid divisive political issues at work?

I am currently a member of a 4-member team. There is a current national political issue that is very divisive in our region (we are in India). The team lead and both other members of the team are on ...
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How should you handle a superior blaming you for a mistake that was actually theirs?

I've worked with a CEO of a small company who never admit its mistakes, but usually choose a scapegoat which will be blamed publicly. How to deal with this kind of situation in general? Edit: I would ...
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When asking someone to stop doing something annoying how should I do it? [duplicate]

Some people I work close to but not actually with, do things on a regular basis that irritate me. I'm sure they don't know it irritates me and I'm going to talk to them about it. What I'm not sure is ...
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How do companies handle 'he-said she-said' situations with no objective evidence either way?

Recently, a co-worker of mine claimed to my supervisor that while I was on a forklift and relocating pallets, I pushed a pallet and hit her with it twice throughout the day. I told my supervisor that ...
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How to ask boss to not use profane expressions

I find some of the things my boss and coworkers say slightly offensive. For example my boss was talking about facebook apps asking for permission and he said "they ask 'do you want us to take your ...
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Conflict of Interest in the Hiring Process [closed]

I work at Big 5 Sporting Goods. I want to work at Foot Locker. I went in for the interview at Foot Locker and told them that I work at Big 5 but am willing to quit if I was hired at Foot Locker. The ...
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How do I prepare for a meeting with a senior manager about a conflict with my manager?

I have spent all my professional life working as developer (not very long, like 5 years) and during that time I have been a hard working person (or at least I consider myself). My previous boss and I ...
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What should I disclose about second jobs or additional sources of income when my employer asks?

My employer is requiring me to fill out a "Disclosure Form" which provides them with information such as additional sources of income (such as investments) and other employment. I feel this is a ...
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How should we handle 'Jak' who takes credit for others' work and ideas? [closed]

PM rejects ideas then brings them back later as his own The situation is me and my colleague, say 'Jak', report to the same manager, 'Dom', but 'Jak' has the title of project manager. I am more into ...
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How can I work with a client who gives ambiguous directions but refuses to clarify--and is just more adamant that I follow his instructions?

I'm working on an assignment that my client thinks should have taken me twenty minutes... for one day and counting. He gave me ambiguous instructions, and when I said, "What do you mean by saying ...
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How can I professionally resolve a work conflict with my teammate?

I overheard my coworker (entry-level but very intelligent and articulate), "Jane", tell a group of my peers that she thought I was unqualified to be a senior developer in our team. I strongly believe ...
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Confronting my manager for his dishonesty

I'm a sys admin in a pretty respectable company that does everything from infrastructure to web site hosting to software development. I have been wanting to move into programming for some time, but ...
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Having conflict with my own manager

So here is the scene: My manager got hired in my company 2 months ago (full time). Before that he came here as a consultant. The company he came from, I used to work over there until I got laid off. ...
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How do I avoid sounding arrogant when sharing knowledge with a superior?

I'm fairly young in my career, and thus hold a bottom-of-the-totem position on my team. However, thanks to the rapid development of the industry, my recent education has introduced me to theories and ...
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How to deal with insensitive humor in the office?

Maybe I should just let this go, but I'm finding that difficult. A co-worker made what he considered to be a joking statement about people with a certain disease. I contradicted the statement, but ...
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My boss slapped me over a calculation error

I was slapped in the face by my boss. I'm male. She's female. My Excel file had an error in the calculation. Ok, so I messed up. But to be slapped? I fixed it and saved it out to the network. If I ...
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How should I deal with being slapped at work?

A girl at work slapped me. I didn't touch or offend her, she was drunk. There were no witnesses to support my story or security cameras in that area of the building. The witness didn't support my ...