Questions relating to situations involving management in the workplace.

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Struggling to save family traditional business

We are wood logging and saw timber company, already running this business for 59 years. At present, we are still doing it the traditional style without any help from electronic devices. Sales and ...
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9answers
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We are #1 in our industry. However because we aren't a hot startup anymore some workers leave. How to manage this?

We were a hot startup and, long story short, we reached to be a slow-growth (mature?) company being more or less #1 in our industry. However there are workers which are leaving from our company. ...
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1answer
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Connecting with CEO or management on Linkedin

I recently started working at a company and was considering connecting with my higher level management that I work and interact with on a weekly basis. In my case they would definitely recognize and ...
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How to handle an insubordinate employee faction when I can't replace them?

At my workplace we have a small faction of insubordinate employees who think they can do whatever the like and do not allow new hires in the same department to integrate into the team. The tension has ...
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1answer
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Questioning an issues turns to Gossip [on hold]

I work in a facility with disabled adult's I am an employee One of are employee's daughter-in-law came to our facility to work and she was telling everyone about her marriage and problems. She began ...
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7answers
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My boss asked everyone to remove their role explanations from the LinkedIn profile. Is this okay?

My boss recently sent out a company-wide email saying something along the lines of: ...Moving forward, we want to ensure that we omit strategic business information from our communications. So in ...
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3answers
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On last day manager made changes to the program that broke it and wants me to come back to fix it

I just finished a 5 month contract where I was hired as a program to make a program. The program is part of a bigger project. On my last day just as I was handing over everything, my boss had me show ...
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The manipulating “manager” [on hold]

I am a veteran accountant who also has a degree and experience in Personnel Management. I work for a couple of guys who own four businesses. I've been doing their accounting for years. Recently, I ...
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Suggestions on ways to handle a cold boss?

I recently started a new job about 2 months ago and it has been somewhat of a culture shock. I came from a place where everybody was emotionally warm. Now though it seems this new place has many ...
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2answers
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I'm a director. One team member has complained to me about his manager (whom I manage). How do I address it? [on hold]

I am a department director. I have an assistant director who does the direct management of my department's team members, but I occasionally meet with the team members directly as well, usually as a ...
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2answers
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Accepted for intermittent lead role.But senses serious problems and political pit falls [on hold]

I am working for US based client in their IT department as a consultant from their vendors. The team consists other team members who are from different vendors and Client own employees. I am ...
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2answers
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How to overcome a toxic Project Leader?

So I have participated in a lot of college voluntary groups, and in some of them the manager, (or community manager or whatever the title of the person who is trying to coordinate the team would be) ...
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is it legal for an boss to fire an employee because the employee went above his head to file a complaint on his immediate boss [closed]

is it legal for an boss to fire an employee because the employee went above his head to file a complaint on his immediate boss? a boss threatening his employees their job if they went above his head ...
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1answer
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Best Way to Keep Track of Who is in Office? [closed]

There is this huge passive-aggressive feud at my work about the sign-in sheet we have. Employees don't like it because it's at the front of the office which can take some time away to walk up to when ...
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0answers
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Manager not giving me work, What I need to do? [duplicate]

I'm currently start my job with new IT company where no much work is need to do. I have my 3rd week in this company and my manager prefer other guy who is also new in the company over me. I'm feeling ...
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1answer
228 views

Boomeranged to old employer 2 years ago. Want to look for new job [duplicate]

I worked for a company for 10 years in a management role. I left for what was a seemingly good opportunity. However when I got to the new job the position had changed between the time I interviewed ...
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3answers
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Should I list my boss as an emergency contact for college? [closed]

I checked around the site and didn't find an answer to this (apologies if there's an answer I missed). Here's the situation: I attend one college as a student while working in academic support at ...
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1answer
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One month new hire, my boss left, what is the good and bad for me? [closed]

I am currently facing a scenario. I am a new hire in a big company, just for one month. However, what astonished me today, is that my boss told us that he was going to leave after two weeks. To old ...
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Getting blamed for “not communicating” by manager to cover his lack of coordination/follow-thru [closed]

So I work for a small software company, where there are about 8-10 "programmers" ...as they call us. This company started in the 80s, thus a rift has developed and there is this "Old Guard" and "New ...
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1answer
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My employer wants me to work from the office against my doctor's orders

I work from home in California now due to my medical issues. My doctor wanted me to be off all together but I can't afford it and he agreed to have me work from home. My company is continuously ...
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6answers
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Manager sounds upset every time I inform him of a (minor) obstacle

My manager seems irritated when he asks for an update and I inform him of a barrier I’m working on. For example I was working on implementing a subprocess call, and when tried it on the program to be ...
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1answer
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When your boss is trying to turn your co-workers against you [closed]

Myself and my co-workers have recently uncovered that our boss is saying untruths and very unfair and negative things about performance at work and even peoples personal situations. Making up ...
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15answers
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My manager does not have computational skills but he wants access to my code: should I allow this? [closed]

My line manager does not have any computational skills: no advanced data analysis, no scripting, no programming. Recently he switched the frequency of our meetings to weekly (from one every 2 weeks) ...
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Why refer to people as 'resource'? [duplicate]

I hear this all the time. I'll see if I have a resource available. Perhaps an India resource can pick this up. All my resources are busy. But what they mean is I'll see if anyone ...
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7answers
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How can I function with a manager who has a very different working style to me? [closed]

I am the only software developer in a company with about 100 employees, and my immediate boss is a senior manager. I started working there 3.5 months ago and there is a 6 month probation period. My ...
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6answers
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Keeping non-technical manager informed and how to reply to “what’s the obstacle?”

I'm doing a technical job for a non-technical manager. He likes to be updated every few hours but I find it can be an issue as he doesn't really know my job. I'm a software developer and my boss only ...
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9answers
652 views

How to change CC everyone team email policy?

About a month ago, my boss instituted an awful policy of CCing the whole group (about 20 people) for any email correspondence as opposed to only people that the sender deems affected by its content. ...
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5answers
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How do I tell my boss to not use Comic Sans as their main email typeface?

My boss uses Comic Sans for all of their e-mails. I don't mind it for intra-company communications, but it doesn't strike me as very professional to send out to clients as it doesn't have a very good ...
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14answers
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Staying late for appearance?

I have a senior management-technical position with equity and a decent salary in a pre-launch startup with 6 people. I am newly-married and I work about 11 hours a day, 6 days a week, give or take one ...
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3answers
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What approach can be used to negotiate for higher PTO/salary, when I have a better offer in hand?

My current position I have a job that I really like, and suits me quite well. It is in the software industry and I am writing code for websites. What makes it great I suppose is also my working ...
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4answers
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Coworker's criminal conviction and current behavior make me uncomfortable

I work at some IT firm and recently, they have hired a "former" criminal (as a programmer) who was considered to be a possible suspect of two rape cases, and has spent some years in a jail for ...
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How can I tell an employer I'd rather not work abroad?

I recently had to work abroad for a few days and there is another trip scheduled for a few weeks time. Since the time I arrived, I have felt depressed and dejected. I'm not sleeping properly and I've ...
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Facing difficulty with my boss attitude [closed]

I joined in a new company almost 45 days ago, my boss is workaholic and not even considering anything. He don't notice if the tasks not finish in time if I work more time in a day. I am completing my ...
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Getting manager to not over react when admitting to a mistake [closed]

Back story: I knocked on my colleague’s door and found him to be on the phone. I went back to my room and continued to work. After a will the colleague came to my room and I asked him if he could ...
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5answers
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Assigned a job I cannot do

I am a recent graduate who moved across the country to get his dream job in game programming. I worked at a indie company for a year and then was hired by one of the largest companies. This is a dream ...
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2answers
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Boss delays decision that will decide what I will do the next year of my life

UPDATE 2: As expected, after approximately a month he did not grant it to me -saying he'd fear others doing the same. In my opinion that hints at a whole lot of other problems, but oh well. UPDATE 1: ...
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How to ask for clarity when instructions are almost incomprehensible

Previously I've asked questions regarding the way my manager speaks to me; this is separate from those. This is my first development job and my manager is not a technical person (at least when it ...
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3answers
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Distinguishing between abbrasive managment style and bullying - when is it bullying? [closed]

I've been working for a large company that I got the job through by my school's co-op office. Sometimes my manager can be nice, but often times I feel like he’s mistreats me and acts in a way that is ...
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1answer
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How do I handle this new job awkwardness? [closed]

Been at a new job for 3 days, and the boss has a "team building" meeting... at least that's what the meeting request says. I get there, there are cookies and coffee and all of my new team, about half ...
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4answers
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Responding to question with “act mature”

I feel like my manager has been bullying me at work and I’m preparing to take action. He said something to me today I very much don’t understand. He told me to look at someone else’s code (who no ...
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5answers
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My boss is looking the other way, about my work-from-home?

I have lately been working from home more than before. Well, my boss allows us to take 4 work from home days per month. But in my current situation, I really wanted more. So I emailed him that I plan ...
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3answers
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Should I give a gift to my boss with/after my resignation letter?

I have had a very good experience with the company I am leaving, and want to soften the blow with a small gift to my immediate supervisor. Is this appropriate, wise, recommended? I'm based out of the ...
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2answers
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The work I am doing at my new job is not what I signed up for [closed]

I recently started a new job as an Merchandiser at a small fashion supplier business. However all I have done is QC work and no merchandising since I have started which is 1 month and 1 week. I have ...
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4answers
790 views

How to talk to a superior abour your concerns with recent mass resignations

The company I work for (as a contractor) was recently acquired by a larger company. This has led to mass resignations from people that have been working here for many years (and in some cases ...
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Dealing with unrealistic deadlines

I'm seeking advice on how to deal with unrealistic deadlines at work. The issue is that the company I'm working for is making a huge pivot, however there is an expectation that the pivot will occur ...
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Do hours logged managing remote projects/teams count toward PMP requirements? [closed]

I'm an independent developer with several years of experience working on physical teams for six month to one year contract projects and also managed remote members (primarily designers and developers) ...
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manager has damaged future possible employment opportunities with a big employer [closed]

I have been employed by a large financial institution for a couple of years enjoying decent salary, great bonuses (20% of my salary), matching 401 (k), a pension (!!!) , etc, etc. Unfortunately, my ...
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2answers
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best approach to internal inverview without being critical of current mgt.? [duplicate]

I have internal interview for high level position... tips on making suggestions for change without looking or being critical of current management.
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Significant difference of opinion between me (founder and head) and coworker (lead manager and owns 5% of company)

I want to file a patent on an algorithm / process which is used in a computer application developed by my company. The process isn't used in any large computer applications yet (I know that I'm ...
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Who should I report to? Conflicting requests from different people

So right now I'm an intern, I believe I have a supervisor who is also supposed to be a mentor that can help me. I tend to send him the demos of my work and to report on progress. Hes also super busy, ...