Questions relating to situations involving management in the workplace.

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My manager wants to create an administrator account on my work computer that only he has the password to

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 [on hold]

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? [on hold]

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 others at work. In this case, the bullies are relatives of the HR manager, who I ...
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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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Legitimate work breaks and work place health and safety guidelines [closed]

Traditionally at some work places a 'cigarette break' is frowned upon, but in principle taking breaks from continuous work is actually quite beneficial in terms of increasing focus and productivity. ...
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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 ...
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Can an employee refuse a 1-to-1 meeting? [closed]

A member of my team, reporting to a deputy, is refusing to attend regular 1-to-1 meetings (which otherwise are standard practice across the whole team). The only reason she offers is "my union say I ...
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Is it safe to assume that onsite opportunities will have monetary perks attached to them? [closed]

I work in a small-sized company (50-ish employees) as a Software Developer in Bangalore, India (been working here since 2 years now). It's an ISO 9001:20015 certified company (just putting that out ...
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Chronic late/understaffed projects [closed]

When I first started working for my current tech company as an intern, I jumped into a project that was late, and we had to pull lots of extra hours to get the project done. I didn't think much of it ...
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Helping others avoid a nightmare employer

I was recently in a situation where I was offered an unpaid but otherwise attractive opportunity for a traveling position. All expenses were to be paid, and I would get to travel all over the world. ...
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Is it reasonable to blame an employee for not being productive at work when there's no work to be done? [duplicate]

I am a front-end developer and I recently had a meeting with my boss. During the meeting, he blamed me for not doing anything in the office for months. He mentioned that I should be involved with ...
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1-to-1: Essential conversation topics [closed]

Simple question, with many differing answers: As a manager(of a office worker), What should a monthly check-in include / be about?
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Overhearing about a supervisor's plan to retire

I work in a small office where it is common to overhear parts of conversations my coworkers are having in a meeting or over the phone. Recently, I overheard my direct supervisor on a phone ...
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Boss not providing adequate safety equipment

I really enjoy my job working in an automotive shop, but my boss is not providing any safety equipment unless I ask for it on my own. He does not wear any either, so I don't know if he even knows all ...
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Being asked to implement a feature against third-party terms of service

I work for a company as a programmer that builds websites and applications for businesses, one of them being a company who wants to embed content from a third-party review service. The deadline is ...
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Do companies keep a network of informants at hand? [closed]

Those of you who watch Bollywood films might have heard of the movie Corporate. In this movie, there is a sequence of events in which two rival companies are working on their products, and one ...
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How to avoid becoming unemployable if I want to stay an individual contributor?

I work in a mechanical engineering design role in the UK, I love design and I'm not much of a people-person so I would be happy staying in the bottom end of the company which focuses on the ...
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How to deal with designers who plagiarize copyrighted content when management isn't concerned?

I'm a web developer for a small startup working with a team of about 8. Since I am considered a developer, I am typically discouraged from doing design work so I can focus on more technical issues. ...
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Manager telling me I should not contact Human resources / possible fraud [closed]

I work in a charity store as a full time store assistant, I have been told by my manager that I should not contact human resources for details of my contract which I have still not been given after ...
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Is it ok for the boss to rebuke an employee in front of a client? [closed]

I am in the e-commerce Industry and the other day we had a meeting with an unsatisfied client. During the meeting, the client mentioned that a colleague of mine (present in the room) was not very ...
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Boss yelling at me after asking about seeking a promotion in the future. How to handle this? [closed]

I need to use a throwaway since my main SO account is known, so I apologize in advance. This is in the USA if that matters. On Friday, a manager above my current supervisor scheduled a one-on-one ...
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How to properly respond to boss asking for a recommendation / opinion on hardware to purchase

Yesterday I was put in a situation where the CEO provided us a list of mobile devices and asked us to select which mobile device would be best to purchase for an entire department; he asked two of us ...
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Handling workplace complaints for a previous employer

About a year ago I moved on from a job where I was an executive. Since then, I've kept in touch with some of the employees there. They tell me about all of the great things they are accomplishing, and ...
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How best to relate to my boss, who appears betrayed following my resignation? [closed]

I was tired of earning less than people who got before me, doing more work than other people, and being ignored every time I asked for a raise. So after working at my company for two years without a ...
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Unethical Employer force me to file a resignation [closed]

I've been in a company for 8 months now and I have signed a contract for 1 year and I have finished my project. My contract is not specific to this project; it is a year term of employment for the ...
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Direct supervisor performed exit interview

I worked for a large company in a non-HR role, and have recently decided to move on to another job. In the middle of my transition, my direct supervisor was made a key figure in HR in addition to ...
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Not being asked to interview a new hire [duplicate]

My company has recently made a new hire for a position within my team. My team currently consists of entirely non-technical members including my manager with the exception of myself. The position ...