Questions relating to situations involving management in the workplace.

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Is it normal for it to be required to provide proof of social security number?

I previously asked a question about needing to provide a social security card for your I-9's after getting a ...
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My supervisor at seasonal job is not returning my calls: Should I contact the company?

I just had an interview late last week for a seasonal job and I got hired on the spot, I was even asked to start training that day but I didn't have my social security card for my I-9 papers ( my ...
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How to leave a job? [on hold]

So I've decided to leave my job. There's a number of reasons, but I suppose the final straw was when I came back to my desk to overhear my manager trash talking about me to a co-worker. She was ...
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How to go “above and beyond” when I don't have time, resources or processes to do so every single day?

I previously asked A superior is complaining about me for things that are not my responsibility - should I tell their superior? and really appreciated the answer by maple_shaft to act as professional ...
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How to politely tell my boss that I want to take on a different role?

I was hired by a small company few months back. Though I applied for a dev position, my boss got me on a different role which is not really the field I want to get into but since I was unemployed for ...
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How to delegate work when I'm not a lead

I've read the excellent answer by bethlakshmi on how to better delegate work, but I think my problem slightly precedes that one. After 1 year at my company, in our year-end review, I was praised and ...
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A superior is complaining about me for things that are not my responsibility - should I tell their superior?

I work in a matrix-management based company where multiple superiors decide my performance appraisal, salary increases, etc. I have no single manager. I have evidence that one of my superiors is ...
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I will soon become the manager of a close friend. How do I be an effective manager and friend?

A close friend of mine will soon be moving into my department. We see each other outside of work and our significant others both work together at a different institution. I want to be an effective ...
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Meeting etiquette [closed]

A direct report of mine walks into meetings and either keeps working on other stuff or chatting with other folks at the office. I know that this is a bad meeting etiquette and basically an insult to ...
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How to handle a situation where my boss is expecting things when I have no control over them? [closed]

My boss is asking me to do something related to an event I have no control over. For example, imagine being required to film a thunderstorm. I cannot cause a thunderstorm to happen. I have to wait ...
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Managing very senior individual contributors?

I will be interviewing for a new position where I may be managing a software engineering team of very senior principal individual contributors (non-managers), like with 30+ years of experience. They ...
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Personal matters: Is my boss required to know? [closed]

We are allowed 5 call-ins a year at my place of employment, I am no where near that. I had to call in for a personal family matter.... Does my boss have the right to know what this matter is? Or can I ...
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How to cope with a “UX Expert” who has no experience?

We have had a self-proclaimed UX Expert foisted upon our development team recently and it's been nothing but headaches ever since. I am not sure what his background is but he does not know anything ...
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SW development team delegated to make tough decision that are related to management

We have a software development team of 5 people. All of them are developers and one is also a scrum master. Our line management has need to fulfill a business analyst position in our company. They ...
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What is the point of 1:1's with someone who isn't my manager [closed]

Is it strange to have 1:1's are with someone who is not a direct manager? Context: I have my 1:1's with a manager of another totally separate group. I do not think they are very effective because ...
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Is it my fault (and part of my “performance”) if a resource I need to fulfill external requests doesn't exist? [closed]

Annual performance reviews are coming up and a senior manager whom I work keeps warning me informally that I need to get more things done and make things happen and that recently I haven't. I am an ...
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Performance review with a manager who doesn't know me?

Six months ago, I was reorganized under a different manager. My former manager (who has resigned) and I spoke almost daily, and as such, reviews flowed easily and were very effective. However, I have ...
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My colleauge is bothering me [closed]

I work in a small company from last 4 years as a Reporting Specialist, I was the only female in the company,other people working for this company are mostly guys. I was overloaded from work so when I ...
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How to rebuild my reputation damaged by lies.?

My manager transferred me and a colleague to places where we cannot afford to work. This is to protect himself from getting blamed for low sales. Manager didn't showed any interest in lively ...
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Not passionate about what I am working on [closed]

I have tried to communicate this to my manager during my 1:1 My current project is misaligned for my strengths How do I communicate more effectively with my manager?
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Do people need to be positive to be promoted?

I am a software engineer by trade. I am good at my job. I get universally good reviews. I have lead two teams (at two different companies). Both were successful - delivering our product on time, with ...
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Manager undermining other managers

At a company I was recently working at my immediate manager often undermined other managers. They seemed to have a clique with some other managers but viewed all other managers as the enemy and would ...
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How should an IT manager discuss retrieving equipment and IP with a terminated employee?

Handling it when someone resigns is one thing... But when we let someone go in the company it's difficult for me as the IT manager to engage this individual over the phone or via email. The need is ...
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Refusing to travel

I have been working at my company very happily for two years now as a software developer. However, recently I have started getting requests from the company to travel to different cities. I usually ...
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How can I implement a sales incentive for a helpdesk type sales funnel?

We've got a team of sales people who handle sales in a self-elective manner from a helpdesk funnel. Basically the workflow is as follows: Customer places order Order appears in helpdesk Sales rep ...
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Subordinate had conversations with my boss- should I have been told? [closed]

I am a C level manager whose direct report, a senior manager, went to my boss to complain I was over managing him. Through several meetings it was determined my report was at fault for not taking ...
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How do I tell my boss I am moving to a different organization? [duplicate]

I always wanted to do a kind of job I found a year back. But due to organizational changes, the entire team moved to a different project and I don't find the current work challenging and hence it is ...
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My manager tells me not to bother someone in the team when I need the answer from that person [closed]

I work on Design and I needed answer from a validation person, My manager tells me not to bother her since she is busy doing other work. Off late my manager keeps telling me to ask anyone anything. I ...
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My boss's boss doesn't trust me anymore because of my boss! [closed]

I am in a sticky situation at work whereby I was the first person to be recruited several years ago. I was reporting directly to the person who recruited me. Then last year a new manager was recruited ...
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How to be a programmer managed by scientists

I'm the most senior programmer at a company that works in the earth sciences. There are a handful of us (25%) that have backgrounds in computer science who work hard to support the rest of the company ...
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Is technical management unavoidable? [closed]

I'm a developer with about 10 years of experience, most of them with my current employer. I am good at my work, and this success has been recognized with promotions and increased responsibilities. ...
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How to deal with an underperforming engineering manager at a startup? [closed]

I'm at a startup that was an amazing place to work before we hired a new manager last year. In the time since morale has dipped drastically and amazing engineers feel they can no longer affect the ...
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If my managers argue with/about me due to their conflicting agendas, should I escalate the issue to the CEO (and how)? [duplicate]

I have one line manager on the contract, but my performance review (including salary increase, promotion, etc.) will be decided by three directors of whom I am a shared resource. And there's lots of ...
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As the 20-year old CEO of a startup IT company, what can I do to get older, more experienced people to take me seriously? [closed]

I'm the founder and head of a growing IT company. I went to a university (only finished my first year and a half) and was good with studies. I have 1 year of work experience (in an IT related field). ...
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startup etiquette: employee and supervisor meeting without me [closed]

I am the cofounder / CTO of a very small startup, ~4 people. We recently had to let go 2 people for differing reasons. As a result, we moved one engineer from working mostly on metrics to work on our ...
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Properly negotiating a task assignment that I feel is unproductive

I was assigned a task by my manager that I consider unproductive for a variety of reasons. It involves organizing a large number of hardcopy documents, but it's clear to me (and it seems like the ...
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How to coordinate people during a period of personal emotional issues?

This may be part of a broader question that could be "how to focus on work during a period of personal emotional issues", but in my specific case, I am a manager and my day-to-day work involves both ...
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How to deal with boss asking position unrelated tasks for free? [duplicate]

My wife is a part-time Chinese teacher, in a private school. Only the hours spent teaching are paid. Her boss often asks her and other teachers to do tasks unrelated to teaching, such as housework, ...
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Managing passive-aggressive employees

We have a general reorganization of my department going on at the moment and I have one staff member in particular who is being difficult about the process. A bit of background... This person has ...
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How do I get my boss to quit? [closed]

I work at a non-profit in California, where the entire team of 6 has become increasingly unhappy with our Director. She has been around for 13 years, is an old dog who refuses to learn new tricks, ...
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Asking current internship supervisor for letter of recommendation

I am currently a college student and part time intern at an organization, continuing my full time internship over the summer. Is it unreasonable to ask my current boss at this internship for a ...
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I quit my job and now my boss is threatening me with court (UK) [closed]

So I left my job on friday. I did so after a lot of thinking and basically I wasn't happy with the working environment and the ethical manner things were being done. I didn't give a notice, I simply ...
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How to tell a non profitable change may be profitable in long term? [closed]

When I entered the company, there was a project that a colleague started earlier that year. Let me explain the technical and non technical way (pick the one you prefer): The technical background Our ...
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How to be friendly without giving the wrong signals

How do I be friendly at the office without giving mixed signals, i.e. getting unwanted attention. I've been through a rough patch this year, and my immediate co-workers suspect it (abusive ...
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Boss angry about having to review my tickets with me, but doesn't let me communicate in tickets; what to do? [closed]

We use ticketing software at work to track tasks that need to be completed. My old boss allowed me to enter updates to tickets before they were closed, so that he/she could review my progress on ...
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Confused about my boss's behavior [closed]

I was struck with a serious illness and had to stay home for several days so I began to call my boss each day to inform him of my status. He told me it wasn't necessary to call him "every single day" ...
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How to deal with low quality colleagues in a way that satisfies management [duplicate]

I have come to the conclusion that most managers are more interested in PR and keeping "low tones" among teams and individuals than getting the job done. (They want to avoid heated arguments). For ...
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Need you inputs with dealing location transfer [closed]

I am currently working as a individual contributor with IT Product based MNC and i have been star performer through out my 4 years of exp with this firm. i & my wife work for different ...
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What should I do in a information call from the company of my interest?

I am a Ph.D candidate going to pass out from my uni and I received a call from a company I adore very much and wish to join. I was told by the HR that this is completely a non-technical information ...
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Being managed out [closed]

I accepted a job a few months ago with a large company and it has become apparent that my boss does not like me. I could try to identify things that I have done but even at the interview stage I felt ...