Questions referring to how one presents themselves and interacts with others in a professional environment

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an appropriate letter reminding coworkers to be respectful

Is this letter effective? Does it sound too angry? How would you change it? I am trying to get the behaviour to stop and I want to feel comfortable at work even talking to them in general without ...
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It is OK to leave a new job after 6 months for a new offer?

6 months ago I interviewed at two companies (Company A and Company B), heavily interested in working at both. Ultimately, Company B said I was overqualified, but they'd love to keep me in mind if a ...
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Is it unethical for an unpaid intern to arrive late frequently?

First of all, I'm not technically an intern. I'm in my final school year and to pass it, I have to program an application for a company with a partner. This is a seperate project, so we're not ...
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How to quit when you are the last developer on the team?

While my question is similar to this question, my situation is a bit different. I am part of a small development team consisting of two developers, my firend/colleague and myself. There is also a ...
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Have resigned, but regret it dearly [on hold]

I am 40 and married with two children. I held a position as a team lead for ten years with a fantastic company that is filled with some of the best people I have ever worked with - both professionally ...
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How to respond when boss says sorry?

My boss is very nice to me. Often he will apologize when he is unable to make time for me because he is too busy with other work. Additionally he will usually apologize the next time he communications ...
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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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I emailed my customer asking multiple questions. Their reply addressed only one. What is the polite way to point this out?

I asked the customer three questions, and they only answered one, as if the others didn't exist. I need answers to all those questions. Frankly, I find it a little rude that they didn't read my email ...
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Boss suddenly stopped giving me work, and I sit idle the whole day. What should I do?

I have been working in a public sector company for the last 29 years. I have successfully managed all responsibilities for the department independently. Now my boss has got a co-worker from another ...
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Best way to address an executive who interrupts a conversation with a colleague

The situation was as follows: I was at a company event carrying a casual conversation with a colleague when I was interrupted mid-conversation by an executive. To my recollection, the executive was ...
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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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Should I tell the client that I am not making any progress because my company didn't pay my salary?

I work for a contracting company, developing an application for a client. The company is always late in paying my salary. I always have to ask them to send me the check, sometimes after a delay of a ...
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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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What is the process for handling an employee who is retaliating against me for reporting him for drinking on the job? [closed]

I recently reported an employee for drinking on the job. I had spoken to him personally first to express my concerns, and he both admitted and told me it wouldn't happen again. After a few more ...
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Best time to tell your manager that you are quitting issue

Before you downvote this question due to the fact that other similar exist, pay attention to my specific problem: I know that is best to keep it a secret when you are having interview for another job ...
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Asking for permission to access my personal mails or any other website [closed]

Will I be unfaithful if I access my personal emails in office free time or have no task to do though it is mentioned in HR policies that we should not use internet for personal use. I want to be very ...
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Is it rude to ask supervisors how an interview went?

The management at my company have been doing interviews to fill a few positions, I'm curious to know how the interviews are going, is it rude to ask one of the management about this?
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How can I avoid the risk of mistakenly deleting data from a production environment with no backups? [closed]

I am a junior developer who is still not confident in my role. I am dealing with very sensitive, unrecoverable data in our production environment. A lot of my workload involves different tasks in our ...
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Workplace Electric Vehicle charging / parking spaces etiquette

At my workplace, several Electric Vehicle charging stations have recently been installed in the company owned parking lot. And they are signed similarly to this: Specifically, they call out that ...
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Should I demand payment of a promised, documented bonus revoked after giving my 2 weeks notice? [closed]

I am leaving my employer after almost 5 years for a career in a different field. I just passed a major milestone in my current field (independent licensure), and the company I am at has a standard ...
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Is it reasonable to ask my employer to purchase a software License?

I work in software development, and by personal choice (i.e. neither regulated nor required by my workplace), I use the text editor Sublime Text to write code on a daily basis. Sublime Text is free to ...
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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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Employee continuously has an intense coughing fit. Unofficial solutions?

An employee where I work has a very intense cough. Every 10-30 minutes this person -- whom sits a few rows away in a large floor filled with cubes -- has a coughing fit which lasts less than a minute ...
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Signed, Accepted And Emailed back Job Offer Contract: No Confirmation Back [duplicate]

I have received a job offer via email. The email contained a formal contract of employment signed by the owner of the company. I have accepted the offer; ie, signed it, scanned it and sent it back as ...
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Why did I get fired right before my last day? [closed]

I was "fired" (their words) right before my last scheduled day, and I don't understand why. This happened a while ago, but lately it has been been really bugging me. I was hoping that someone might ...
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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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Should I share (weekly/fortnightly) useful articles published on web with my seniors/colleagues through email?

I work in a large multinational company. My department is mix of around 60 young and experienced people. I joined around 3 years back. I often feel that there is huge scope to improve managing the ...
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How to handle debt collection calls for a former employee?

In January 2014 I began receiving debt collection calls for an employee who was formerly one of my direct reports. Not wanting to get into a conundrum with HR (which is very easy to do with this ...
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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 bring up lack of respect for junior developers to management? [closed]

I started out as a fresh grad in this game company as a QA and legacy game programmer. I was very happy to have the job and eager to learn but the poor attitude of the 'senior' devs shot me down. ...
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Do I need to respond to a card (with a gift)?

I got married recently. We tried to keep it as quiet as possible in order to avoid the drama that would typically come along with with such an event, but I had to eventually had to share it with HR in ...
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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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My employer is discriminating based on marital status. What should I do? [closed]

In my country of residence, it is not mandatory for employers to offer benefits to their employees. However, if they do offer benefits, then they are not legally allowed to discriminate based on age, ...
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How can I become more valuable and indispensable at work?

I work in a medium-sized software company. My supervisor has always told me that I am good at executing tasks perfectly and delivering them on time, but that I don't take personal initiative to ...
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Proper response after finding out that another team works on the project

I am leading one of the software development teams in a company. We are completely responsible for a technical side of our product (development/QA) that we've been developing for ~3 years. My company ...
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Difference between Software Configuration Specialist and Software Engineer designation [closed]

I’m interested in software development in Dotnet. Currently I have 2 offers in hand. Company X is giving me designation as “Configuration Specialist” and company Y is giving me designation as ...
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Uncomfortable race comments in workplace

I work in a small office. We've had the same cleaning lady for a number of years now, and when she comes once a week to dust/clean my office I'll chat with her. Recently she's made a few comments ...
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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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How to deal with coworkers not talking to each other

I sit in a office with 2 co-workers (software developers) who stopped talking to each other after one of them made a HR complain about the other one. So now when X needs to communicate or ask a ...
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How to deal with an interviewer who is wrong on technical answers, but doesn't let you explain? [duplicate]

I attended interviews for the position of Android Developer in two different companies. I knew my answer was right, but the interviewer was incorrect leading to him thinking that I have answered ...
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What justification should you give when you are about to be fired for an offensive comment you made online? [closed]

My first question on the site, so I hope it fits the boundaries of The Workplace. I had recently read a horrific incident of the one Justine Sacco, whose professional & hence personal life turned ...
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Should I accept the first job offer I'm given, to start in nine months, if I might change my mind before graduating?

As a bit of background, I am currently still in school and will be graduating after my next semester. I am currently employed with a part time internship at Company A and have been working part time ...
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How to turnover a utility which I manage [duplicate]

A little over two years ago (about a week after being hired into my first job), I was asked to improve a system used by our office. It was supposed to be a quick and easy thing, maybe two weeks. I ...
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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 to answer this question in a job interview [duplicate]

I'm recently graduated and I'm actually unemployed from a short term project which lasted a few months, i don't have the one year of experiencie required and this question always gets me nervous, ...
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Asking for release from account [closed]

I work in a service based company from India, which provides software solutions to many clients across the globe. For every client (or account), some resources (people like us) are allocated. Our ...
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Salary renegotiate after accepting the job offer

I have been selected as a software Engineer in a company X and I have accepted the offer letter. After few days I got selected in company Y they are paying higher than company X but company X is very ...
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How do I be more visible at work? [duplicate]

The firm I joined initially got acquired by a bigger firm couple of months back. After the acquisition, the work quality has decreased severely. I work as a tool developer for a semiconductor company, ...
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After contacting a manager on the social network and getting positive feedback he is not responding. What next? [duplicate]

I was looking for possible contacts in my "dream company" on the social network. I have found an it-manager that is currently looking for new employees (he wrote it on his profile page) for the field ...