Questions relating to situations involving management in the workplace.

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after an acquisition is management replaced?

Although I enjoy my job, the management is practically zero and when one of them are doing something, it's normally wrong or the long winded way to go about it. The company I work for was acquired by ...
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What do I tell my new manager about my old manager?

Recently there was a restructuring at work and everyone who works in my building - including my old manager - now works in a different division, except me. I now have a temporary manager, awaiting a ...
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How to handle an incapable manager (bad project management and poor programming skills)

Alright, so I'm in a team of web developers (RoR devs), consisting of 4 other people. My manager's programming abilities are ridiculously low comparing to the other team members. So that's causing a ...
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My Old team are not happy with their new boss who reports to me

I have changed roles in my organization, and in that process hired a replacement for my old role. 10 sales people report into that role, and that role reports into me. The team have recently ...
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How to approach management about switching roles in company

I don't know how to go about doing this. About a month and a half ago we were asked what role we wanted within the company, I'm a developer and I chose Professional Services since up to this point ...
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How to deal with a demanding and moody employee

One of my employees in a tech startup is behaving erratically. We are a small team of about a dozen people working our asses off for launching our apps. Initially he was OK, working and trying to ...
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Personal problems between employees

We are a technology startup, the problem i am facing is that my colleague(same designation as mine) Manager A and a member of his team (Coder A) have become incompatible.. it started out with ...
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rm -rf On client's product/live site! What can be done? [closed]

Our company just took contract to make some changes in client's wordpress based cms site a Day ago. I connectd ssh to his site.And i was just browsing his site thru linux shell. I pressed ls -l and ...
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Expecting too much from me after maternity leave [on hold]

I started at the company as a junior game dev so I did QA and old legacy games. I did that for about a year. I thought it was an appropriate level for a fresh grad just out of university. I went on ...
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Rules for Unpaid Lunch Times [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but I'm wondering about the normal rules/regulations for unpaid lunches. I live in Alberta, Canada, and I get a 1 hour unpaid lunch every day. ...
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How to get 2 different department to discuss and clarify their scope work on a service that I receive from them?

I am an internal customer that receive a report between the HR & IT departments. However, this report is often incomplete or I have to string together multiple reports to get what I need. The ...
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How do I decide how much to charge my boss for a painting?

I'm an engineer by trade, but I dabble in watercolor painting on the side. My boss saw one of my paintings and later sat me down to ask if I would do one of his house. He's moving and it has ...
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How to address management concerns for “what if you leave?”

Background: I am a systems guys/developer. I develop a lot of intranet websites and apps used by thousands of people at my company (almost 100K employees globally). For the most part my company ...
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Ignoring my management and previous companies experience skills

I am an experienced Director of Database Applications who previously has successfully supervised a team of DBAs and has made a few successful database conversions to/from: MySQl, PostgreSQL, MS SQL. ...
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informing management about my new certificate [closed]

I have just completed a degree course in agribusiness but my main certificate known by my employers is a diploma in agric. how do I inform them of my newly acquired certificate? a sample letter will ...
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1answer
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Retaining employees during a period of high attrition. (Convince senior managers to increase their pay?)

I work in middle management for a 15 member team, 12 of whom are inexperienced and in need of training. The problem is the 3 experienced members were not happy with their compensation, and have been ...
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How to request management to provide us a cab?

We (around 10 people) live a longer distance from office location, and coming by public transport is very hard as we need to travel through 3 buses at least. It is also hard for us to travel by ...
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How to deal with company that doesn't set expectations or tasks for me?

Several years ago I began working at a start-up software company as a post-graduate. I initially signed on as the web developer, but over the years my responsibilities grew and grew and now I'm ...
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Manager's trust - does not trust me any meaningful management duties [closed]

I am a Director of Technology reporting to VP of Technology. I have noticed that my boss started: 1) Personally reviewing all job interviews in my department 2) Wants to pre-screen every single ...
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Getting kicked out of my office, what should I do? [closed]

I am the CIO at a company in the mid-west (I am the only IT person and I I handle all Strategic, Operational and Tactical operations of Information Systems). I recently had my yearly performance ...
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proactive middle manager on-boarding (not to be confused with Hand Holding!)

I have started a new job as a middle level manager several months ago. One of the reasons for me joining the company (let's call it XYZ) was the charisma and competence of my hiring manager, a VP of ...
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How to properly ask for a reporting server? [closed]

I took a new job to help with work place productivity. I am finding it very difficult to ask for more efficient methods to be enacted. The major issue is creating dashboards. Hours and hours are spent ...
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working for much younger single manager

I have been given an offer in a nice company: like the technology, package, salary and perks. There is one problem: my manager is 10 years younger than me and he is a single techno-geek who fits right ...
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How to handle a boss who doesn't accept disagreement [closed]

I'm currently working under a boss who cannot accept disagreement. When I say "No sorry, I disagree because [...], I think it would bring more value if [...]", he responds very aggressively, ...
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How do I politely decline an invitation to an event that would be unpleasant or uncomfortable to me?

This question recently asked for advice on how to turn down an invitation to a sporting event the asker had no interest in. Most of the answers provided, including the highest upvoted one, recommend ...
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Long meetings (6-7 hours a day): Being “babysat” by supervisor [closed]

I hold a PhD in mechanical engineering with a 7 year background in self-guided, self-paced research including 2 years as a graduate level course instructor and a subject matter expert for various ...
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How do I help my manager operate in a structured manner?

I have recently moved into a new team (both new to me, and new to the organization). My new manager's style is freeform, creative and fast-paced. While I like all those things, we work in an extremely ...
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Want to do more at work, how to approach it? [duplicate]

I am 25 and I have freshly started to work in a risk management department of a bank in December 2014. In the beginning it was very stressful, because I worked in an IT project(I studied computer ...
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Handling the departure of one's immediate supervisor

I unfortunately received the unpleasant information at work that my immediate supervisor will be departing the company for reasons unknown to me. I have a performance evaluation upcoming within next ...
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My boss found out I used to be on probation and is forcing me to quit and admit to thefts I did not do [closed]

One day at work I was talking to a co-worker about my probation, saying that I was off probation and my boss overheard. My boss asked me if I used to be on probation I admitted I used to be but I ...
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How to handle situation where boss wants to restrict paid days off?

I work at a company in software engineering and we are going through a period of time where we are busy implementing a variety of things, some of which are urgent. I want to claim one PTO day, but ...
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In Over my Head and High Expectations

I am currently working as a game developer. I am a recent grad (only graduated from university 2 years ago) and I seem to be in over my head. I did not even look for this job they found me on LinkedIn ...
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Manager vs IC role [closed]

I am an engineer and worked as an individual contributor for msot of my career and is something I enjoyed doing. Last year though I took up a new job where I became a lead - now have ppl reporting to ...
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I have my probation ending at the end of this month, is it better to bring up salary increase before or during it?

So I joined my current company 5 months ago (approx) they asked me to join while I was working at my old company, at the time they told me that after 6 months they would increase my salary up 2k, but ...
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How to refuse a promotion to team leader from trainee because no salary appraisal.?

I joined this company as a trainee and I just finished my training period. Company offered me a promotion without a increment in salary. There are senior colleagues trying to this position also. At ...
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How to deal with a boss that continues to do day-to-day work?

My boss (and, actually, his boss too, which is the company general director) are generally quite good. But it happens (seldom, but frequently enough) that they start to fiddle with the details: day to ...
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Resigning while being trained as a replacement for someone who is resigning [duplicate]

I work at a software company and I am about to resign from my job due to getting a better job offer. The only problem is I was informed today that another member of our team is leaving and he will ...
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Manager asks to spy on others, should I agree to help?

One of my managers told me he had no time to actually keep an eye on what is going on in the team. He asked me to be his "eyes and ears". I think "snitches get stitches" and don't want to ruin my ...
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Providing constructive feedback for someone who interprets it as personal criticism

I am a fairly green manager of a small team of 6 software developers. In addition to managing, my responsibilities include providing technical direction, making overall architectural and ...
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My boss is over committing to his boss and creating tension in my job. How to handle this situation

My boss is a project manager and I am project lead, working in a software product development. My boss always wants to impress his boss by doing whatever he proposes. He commits deadline in our ...
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How to represent daily work done effectively in daily call with reporting manager sitting abroad

In the project I am working each of us need to give daily status to Reporting Manager for the daily development task we had done in a telephonic call as my reporting manager works from US office. I am ...
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Get the job of my boss

For several reasons I assume that I'd be more suited for the job of my boss and my boss is more suited for the job I do. From my perspective it would be best if we'd simply be switched. Given I can ...
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Leave a job out of concern of mistakes?

I am a CPA, licensed in a different state than where I currently live. I moved to this city less than a year ago, and worked from home for my old job for a while. Due to a huge offshoring initiative ...
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Resignation letter to a new manager

So I've worked at the same restaurant for 8 years and I'm graduating college in 3 months. About a year ago there was a change in management. My long time manager was forced out by the district manager ...
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How to defend my supervisor from higher management

Overview We have a project in our office, it isn't going well. There are many causes, but the biggest are: The project was underbid, so we never really had a chance of making any money (we are a ...
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How do companies with “self-managed” employees make HR decisions?

I recently read about Morning Star Tomato. According to this video, their employees are entirely self-managed and contribute to the company in whatever way they see fit. Decisions like equipment ...
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Should I obey the direct manager's decision? [closed]

I have years of engineering experience and now I am taking the position of a jr. manager. I seek the opinion of the other managers about the case at my current project. I had a positive experience ...
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What is the likely professional impact of requesting an internal transfer because of a bad manager?

I work for a company in north Africa that is owned by a bigger company in UK. Reporting hierarchy: Me-->my local manager-->development manager in UK-->IT manager in UK. I'm preparing to request to be ...
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Manager departure kept secret until it actually happens? Uncommon?

My boss's boss just left the company and I asked my boss how this is normally handled in the context of any company. He responded with this explanation: After the departing manager hands in his/her ...
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what to do when there are rumors of firing employees on their increment day

I am working for a company which opened its regional office in my country since last year. I started 11 months ago and I was told by HR that company has bright future and it values its employees by ...