Questions relating to situations involving management in the workplace.

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Transferring acama [on hold]

I'm working in a company since 7 months . Now company called all the local higher to find a new job. Will there be any problem to transfer the legal papers in ministry of suwan. Will we must reach 9 ...
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How to respond to “I'm so old!” [on hold]

I work for a Pharmacy at a hospital in Canada. Today, I had a "1 on 1" with our new manager; basically an opportunity for her to get to know her staff. Part way through, she asked me about what ...
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Is it legal to be fired earlier than your intended resignation date? [duplicate]

I'm a US citizen working for a top technology company in the Valley in California. Long story short, I've been working in a completely chaotic and toxic environment and am about ready to state my ...
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Making unattainable demands on employees [on hold]

We are a receiving crew that works well together and before the new changes we were getting the job done. Now we have demands put on us with unreasonable time limits. We are required to break down ...
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How to inspire change as a new employee in a company that's clearly becoming obsolete? [duplicate]

I was hired recently into an old company from the 80s that sells some niche BASIC software, servers, and support for warehousing and fulfillment. My position is the lone programmer in the "new" web ...
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“Offensive” bumper sticker on car

I have a bumper sticker on my vehicle that says The sticker is about 3" × 5" (7.6 cm × 12.7 cm) in white block lettering. My employer has told me to remove the sticker or face disciplinary ...
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How to handle a boss that always asks trick questions when it is time to knock off from the office? [closed]

One of my friends, Jane, is facing a problem at her work. Her boss, Jill, asks her trick questions before leaving the office. She has done this for the past 7 working days. Jane answered wrong every ...
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How to deal with a boss who always shouts and yells at most members of his team? [closed]

How to deal with a boss who always shouts and yells at most members of his team? (Except his favourite employees of course who he is very friendly with). We have become very sure that he enjoys ...
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When to be concerned about a subordinate or employee

I am a developer that is managing a small group. All members of this group, including myself are working remote. One member of this group that we'll call "Bob" is having trouble and very slow to ...
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My boss keeps shuffling me around to his different companies. As soon as I get into the swing of things he uproots me again. How can I handle this? [closed]

I work in an office with three different companies: a cleaning company, a sales company that approaches customers selling cleanings from the above company, and an insurance company for household ...
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What do I say to my manager if he asked me about a colleague's raise?

So my boss asked me to come to his office to take my opinion about a raise that my colleague asked for earlier. This colleague started only months ago but he proved that he is very good at it. Took ...
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Supervisor apparently making it appear that our team underperformed and we indirectly caused client not to pay full [closed]

Since I posted my question about how to leave my contract because I was inconsistently paid, I have sought other jobs below radar. The following events have happened: My colleagues came to me with ...
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Tapering management's expectations on a research project

How does one set realistic milestones in R&D activities? Management wants to include milestones in research projects in the R&D arm of a company. I see the value of tracking progress in ...
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Miscommunication between office teams due to a single senior entity

I just joined a startup and am on probation. Am part of the software engineering team reporting to the VP of engineering. There's a product team that assesses customer requirements and pitches the ...
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How to deal with an awkward situation with a boss [closed]

I am a female employee, and am having a problem of a flirtatious boss. He doesn't flirt with other female employees apart from being friendly and having casual conversations with them. I know he is ...
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How can I help my direct report to understand he is not being micromanaged?

A couple of weeks ago one of my direct reports (we'll call him Brent) went to my boss to complain that I am micromanaging him. When I heard the accusation, I was flabbergasted, since I don't see ...
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How to tell CEO they are making a mistake [duplicate]

Where I work, we are choosing a new software package to implement. In our line of business, the software we use pretty much determines how our business is going to operate in the future. I was tasked ...
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How long should I wait after a staffing promise is made before sending follow up?

Fifteen months ago I wrote to my supervisor asking for a promotion that included requests for: A title change A 15% salary adjustment Paid PMP training A new staff member to absorb my existing ...
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Am I allowed to pass on a recommendation letter used for a separate occasion?

Building off of the situation in this previously asked question... I am in the process of interviewing for other job opportunities. My boss is aware that I am most likely looking for other work ...
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Is it okay to be moved under a different manager without your consent? [closed]

A bit of context: I work in the Silicon Valley at a large, Big 4 corporation. I was involuntarily moved under a different manager without a reasonable amount of time of advance notice. Essentially, my ...
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Getting to do a BIG project — alone?

Good Day! I recently landed an IT support job. The job is basically what a tech support does -- assisting in configuring, deploying/assigning units, handling some basic AD stuff (creation of new ...
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Re-negotiating a raise after informally accepting

Here's some background: I'm currently a junior developer at my company. I started as an intern and was promoted during a time in which the company lost two senior developers unexpectedly. When I was ...
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My manager wants to create an administrator account on my work computer that only he has the password to [closed]

This is on a Windows 10 system, that is provided to me by work. They want to create an administrator account that only my manager will have the password to. The thing is, this isn't from IT and it's ...
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How to handle lack of supervision in start-up?

This is a question I should have asked quite a while ago and is no longer relevant for my current situation, but I believe the answer still holds value. I hope this is not a problem ! Context ...
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What should I say to a potentially vengeful ex-manager when interviewing for a job, after having left recently?

Recently I left a job where I had worked for a number of years. Throughout my time there, I had more or less the same manager. I left because I wasn't being challenged enough and I felt a little ...
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How to garner approval for tools to enable me to better perform my job duties? [duplicate]

I've been having a hard time at my current company getting access to sites, tools, and even internal data that is directly related to job duties I am expected to perform. This question sums up some of ...
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How do I portray my experience if my old workplace got bought out and they changed everything?

I worked for my previous employer, a newspaper, for over 10 years. During that time, I created their branding and style. I was responsible for the layout and advertisement design among other things. ...
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As a new teamlead, how to bring a subordinate's misconducts to attention of your manager

This is related to my previous question. In short, I have recently become teamlead of a team, which I had just joined. Problem is that I have a bossy, arrogant subordinate. In order to address the ...
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Several new employees were hired into my team without me knowing [closed]

I've been working in this company for 1 year, as an IT Manager. I have an autocratic boss that dictates everything - even how you code your program, what hardware to buy, and software to buy - even ...
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Is it reasonable thinking it's important my company tell me definitively who my line manager is?

I am a software developer in a startup and cannot get a definitive answer on who my line manager is. I always get the response that it is 1 of 2 people (1 is sort of like the lead dev/ architect/ ...
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My boss wants me to work on a mobile app non-office side project of his friend

I work as an Android app developer in a small software company right now at the position of an intern. Its already pretty frustrating for me as I am highly underpaid for the work I am currently doing ...
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Should founders and co-founders have a contract of employment? [closed]

There is a startup/small enterprise with X employees. Initially, this startup didn't provide the usual contract of employment for their workers as it was just a startup then. As the startup grew the ...
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From Agile Process To Waterfall [closed]

Background I'm an IT Manager leading a team of 7 , I have been in the company for a year now and doing fine with Agile. Problem The business doesn't feel like we're doing fine. They feel that we ...
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What topics should I bring up in my one 1-on-1 with my boss's boss?

Related: What is the purpose of 1-on-1 meetings with your direct leader/boss? On a weekly or sometimes just bi-weekly basis I have a 1-on-1 with my manager. However once a month I have a 1-on-1 with ...
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How can I discourage unsolicited job requests?

My team recently hired a couple of interns, and I was the point-of-contact for the hiring process. I made the unfortunate decision to include my work e-mail address when posting the opening to my alma ...
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What is a professional way to request my CTO and project manager to end my night shift

I have been working night shift for the past 6 months and I'd like to request that this changes. I was initially promised that I would only be working these shifts for 3 months. However, I cannot ...
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I've learned one my family members is terminally ill, when should I inform my employer?

I've recently been informed that one my family members is terminally ill, and is only expected to survive 12-36 months depending on treatment. When should I inform my employer? What are my risks?
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Advice about having discussion with a bossy subordinate who undermines my authority

Background I have about 4 years of experience, all that time I have been working in the same company. I am a researcher, and over the years I have managed to establish credibility in front of my ...
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How to communicate that the root cause of a problem is a manager's leadership style?

TL;DR A fellow manager is creating unnecessary rework for my team. The root cause is a lack of leadership skills. How can I effectively communicate to our leaders that they need to address the cause ...
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Is being asked to remove all personal belongings retaliation? [closed]

After I complained about harassment the office manager was extremely angry with me and told me to remove all photos of my child from the office space. I only had one avatar photo of my daughter on my ...
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Bullying (physically and verbally) by relatives of a manager

I would like to know what is the best way to deal with work colleagues who are physically and verbally abusive to me at work. In this case, the bullies are relatives of the HR manager, who I report to ...
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Lunch with CEO I am not confortable with [closed]

I work in a startup, and my CEO has invited me to lunch. The guy makes me feel uneasy, as we do not work together very well, partly because he does not put the effort into defining what he wants or ...
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How to inform my boss about the cheap availability of a software which I think very useful for our department?

There is software X, which is not a really well-known software, but it is unique and I find it very useful for our task in our department. I've downloaded a trial version of the software and I have ...
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How to present progress in my job [closed]

I'm learning new products in my company but don't have an idea of how should I present my progress to my boss or have evidence of it....any thoughts?
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Boss accepts but then ignores company policy proposed by employees

I am working in a small software company. We are quite small with only 3-4 full time developers. I started working there as a student assistant roughly 8 years ago and started working full time after ...
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How to engage with staff [closed]

I want to implement a new engaging intranet system but the main barrier is the belief that no one in the company reads anything anyway so to pay for a new slick subscription system like jostle/ coyo/ ...
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Response to False Complaint [closed]

What should be management best response to complainant (staff / community member) after a harassment / corruption complaint is proved to be false?
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How to mention that I won't do more for the same price?

I work in an industry in which I'm in the bottom 1 percentile as far as salary goes for my position (nationally). I'm only high school educated, and have no formal college education. I've learned ...
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Access to developer documentation, tools, and other resources has been removed. Yet I am expected to continue work as normal

Short historical summary: I've been programming at my current job for ~ 10 months now, I've setup QA, scheduling, adherence tracking, roster, and data pulling/warehousing/reporting for anything else ...
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Having Trouble Managing In My Family Business

I am the son of a one of the owners of a family run business. I'd been doing non-executive, technical jobs for about 2 years and have just recently taken on a role in managing and developing the ...