Questions relating to the various physical and psychological factors in the workplace.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

-1
votes
1answer
127 views

Can I add this in my resume?

I have done a small project(or just a shell script). It takes the youtube videos links from a text file, downloads them using youtube-dl. and I have croned this shell script to run from mid night 12am ...
16
votes
5answers
4k views

How to “play” the pressure coming from being the only expert [duplicate]

I recently joined a new company. I am the only expert for a particular technology. They sell products based on this technology, but they have limited understanding of it. I have great potential on the ...
1
vote
2answers
518 views

Danger bonus for working in unsafe environment abroad

Currently we have the possibility for a project in another country. Due to recent news etc. this country is - in my opinion - not very safe for work/travel (there seems to be the need for armed ...
29
votes
7answers
7k views

Is it okay to check for employee attendance by means of a security camera?

One of my colleagues was recently fired. When I inquired as to the reason why, my employer told me that he had been working from home on a day that he was supposed to come in to work, and upon ...
17
votes
5answers
3k views

How to justify using a direct competitor's service

Let's say that I work for ABC Auto Insurance. Being a bit festive, I decided to ride my bike to work in observance of of Ride your Bike to Work Day, 5/15/2015. One of my coworkers pointed out that ...
17
votes
3answers
980 views

Abusive employer and “effective contract changes”

I am trying to navigate a really nasty scenario with my current employer, and am hoping there is a professional tactic or approach that won't require consulting with a lawyer, as I'm pretty much broke ...
98
votes
11answers
11k views

Can HR/Boss Require Your Username and Password?

We recently received this email at our work from the HR Department. We work in the healthcare industry and our username and password is linked to everything that we do. We have to follow strict HIPAA ...
8
votes
2answers
610 views

Boss keeps asking me to do things that aren't my job

I am a professional-level employee and have become quite efficient with my work. I'm a problem solver and have become a go-to person in my department. Three times in the past month I've been asked to ...
0
votes
1answer
92 views

Recruitment Process and Fixed Term Contract

In my current role, I found out that I was the only person who wasn't offered a permanent role. But a fixed term contract. When I applied I was unaware that this was the case, but due to the ...
7
votes
4answers
450 views

Getting accustomed to a work environment where everyone is in their own room

I started a job at a research facility for the government and there's some things I'm very unused to given my past jobs. For example, each person has their own office. So this means there's no one in ...
1
vote
2answers
371 views

A co worker was suspended and it was broadcasted over walkie talkie is telling him about the transmission a breach? [closed]

My co worker was in the office with administration. I was unaware of ALL proceedings of this meeting. They had put him on suspension and for whatever reason the meeting was being broadcasted via ...
5
votes
4answers
405 views

Business Case for Open Internet Access

I'm a software engineer entering a company that has a history of being strongly authoritarian when it comes to computer, I.T., and networking choices. We have a corporate firewall with lots of filters ...
32
votes
8answers
6k views

Problem with bullying from an older colleague [duplicate]

I have a serious problem with a colleague. I am 26 and I recently joined a company where the average is 45, I am the youngest there, and I have a problem with an older colleague that is 47 and he is ...
4
votes
3answers
660 views

How to urge the top management about resolving washroom crisis in office

This may sound funny, but in our country, this is a very common phenomenon, i.e. temporary shortage of water supply and the water supply line remaining closed for several hours. However, in a software ...
-5
votes
2answers
309 views

All my colleagues are heavy smokers, and I am worried about my health. What vitamins is suggested to keep me healthy? [closed]

Im newly join in a company which my boss and my colleagues are heavy smoker, im worried about my health.. can you advise me what should i do to reduce the risk of second hand smoke? I can't tell to my ...
51
votes
11answers
6k views

Who is responsible for slow equipment?

This is NOT about how to ask for new equipment. They won't; that is out of the question. My laptop takes around 15 minutes to boot, and 5 minutes to power down. It is an old model, and I use it ...
4
votes
2answers
382 views

Can an at-will exempt salaried employee express any reservations about performing a task?

I've been working in my position (at-will, exempt salaried, not a startup, United States - U.S. Citizen) for a few months, and the environment has been mostly okay. Recently, a few other co-workers ...
0
votes
3answers
381 views

What makes an image safe for work? [closed]

After reading Sexy desktop wallpapers in the office I was wondering what makes images safe for work. At my previous job, I used this image as a desktop background for a while: I didn't get any ...
52
votes
8answers
5k views

How to avoid distractions from boisterous dog?

The engineering manager in my office of ~10 people brings his dog to the office, and has for years. The dog will bark and cry if the manager leaves the room for more than ten seconds, say to go to the ...
98
votes
13answers
17k views

Sexy desktop wallpapers in the office

A colleague uses a wallpaper manager which cycles through his collection of desktop wallpapers, a seemingly unending collection of tattooed women in lingerie. There is no nudity but the images are ...
0
votes
1answer
571 views

One of my colleagues has possible problems. Should I share my thought with anyone?

How should one deal best with a colleague, who's having some possible problems ? One of my colleagues behaves very weird in and outside work.I've heard a lot of complaining in the office regarding ...
-3
votes
2answers
320 views

I received a notice of suspension letter for alleged misconduct that is unfounded [duplicate]

I received a notice of suspension letter for alleged misconduct and I responded to my allegations.It is now a month and the employer has not said anything to me. What should i do? My union say i must ...
2
votes
2answers
456 views

Expecting too much from me after maternity leave [closed]

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
487 views

Discourage people loitering near my desk

I have a desk next to an aisle, on a corner leading to a kitchen, toilets and a meeting room. For various reasons, this corner happens to be a place where people seem to have impromptu meetings, or ...
47
votes
10answers
8k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
554 views

How to avoid the label of 'unproductive'?

I have recently (9 months) been shifted to a team which is handling one of the most critical project of our organisation as well as known for its extremely strict and pushy managers. The focus of the ...
-1
votes
1answer
158 views

Round work space? [closed]

What do you call this kind of work space? Is there a specific name for that round desk? What about the chair? It looks like a racing seat. p.s. These are screenshots from the game "Assassins Creed: ...
0
votes
1answer
146 views

Why are some office chairs so much more expensive than other similar ones? [closed]

One thing I've been noticing when I've been browsing for office chairs is that some are dramatically more expensive than others, for no obvious reason. Take these two for example, from the same ...
6
votes
2answers
554 views

First job - what to expect in probation period?

I just received my first job offer from a well reputed company in Germany. Its a "Software Engineer" position focusing on software development processes (SDLC) and C++. During the two rounds of ...
3
votes
7answers
361 views

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 ...
58
votes
10answers
7k views

How to prevent employees from escalating issues straight to the CEO?

I'm a CEO of a mid-sized company (40 employees). I tend to get along with most people and since the company is small, I have conversations every so often with new hires and interns. I don't mind ...
-4
votes
4answers
322 views

Is it appropriate for a colleague to play a April fools joke on a colleague which interferes with another colleagues productivity? [closed]

I walked into work yesterday and 2 colleagues were leaving an office that I share with a male colleague. When I entered the office it had been transformed to a Fairy princess themed room ( I share ...
1
vote
2answers
211 views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
1k views

Should I ask for silence in the office?

I would like to know how to tell in a polite manner to two or three people in my office that I need silence to work. We are 8 eight in our office and unfortunately I'm the only one introverted ...
2
votes
2answers
360 views

how do I tell my boss I'd like to work from home on a regular basis? [duplicate]

I am unsure how to ask that because I am the most junior employee, and as far as I know no one else in the company works from home. If they accepted I would feel like I am getting special treatment, ...
2
votes
5answers
579 views

Convincing senior developers (and manager) to come to the meetings on-time

I joined my first job 6 months ago as a software developer at a big firm. I am the youngest person in my team of 11. I like my team very much as all of the members are cool and very helpful. We ...
2
votes
4answers
267 views

getting up to speed in the highly technical environment

I have accepted a job in the highly technical complex (should say "complicated") environment. We have over 1,000 servers a few networks, a lot of custom built applications - you get the picture. I ...
2
votes
6answers
421 views

Sitting for long periods of time hurts my lower back. What can I do? [closed]

I like my job as a programmer but I heard all about the permanent damage that sitting can cause on the lower back. Right now my lower back is annoying me and I cannot focus on my job­. Some days it is ...
-2
votes
3answers
289 views

Is my supervisor harassing me and/or discriminating against me based on my apperance? [closed]

For the past 7 months I have been working as a Human Resources Assistant for a nonprofit company. There are a total of four people in my department, myself, two generalists and the VP of HR for the ...
-4
votes
1answer
114 views

How to make a good impression in a large organisation? [closed]

I do not have much experience working for large organisations; I have left University exactly a year ago and have been working at a start up ever since. I have since found a new job doing graphic ...
25
votes
9answers
6k views

How to get employees to set alarm when exiting the building?

My office has an alarm that should be set when they exit the building. Unfortunately, sometimes the last employee out forgets, or doesn't realize that they're the last one (the office is on a single ...
-5
votes
2answers
328 views

how to motivate employees to work without coffee in the morning? [closed]

Morning coffee break very often prolongs and through this we lose valuable time. How to change it?
0
votes
4answers
500 views

Co-worker really upset at supervisor and manager for “shooting down” his suggestions / opinions and “lying to him”. How can I alleviate the situation? [closed]

I'm a student at a company and I work alongside another student (call him Jay. This is his first student work-term and has been here for 6 months). We work in the IT department. Both of us are ...
10
votes
4answers
657 views

How should I handle colleagues with very different work ethic?

I prefer to work intensively for eight hours with complete focus, then leave relax in the evenings - work hard, play hard. My colleagues on the other hand, prefer to be in the office for 10-12 hours ...
-2
votes
1answer
78 views

Are there any legal issues here? [closed]

I work at a small retail business (10 employees, including the owner and his business partner). We sell clothing and accessories, and do a lot of product construction (sewing, working with leather, ...
1
vote
1answer
156 views

How to word statment that a work environment with some noise is preferrable

I know most people like to work in quiet environments and employers may boast about how quiet their work environment is. I'm not like that and I actually prefer some noise, I mean not random noise ...
120
votes
13answers
14k views

What is wrong with sharing knowledge with colleagues at work?

I have a keen interest in learning new things about whatever technology I am using at work and then sharing my knowledge and experiences with colleagues. One of my friends has repeatedly told me NOT ...
-2
votes
1answer
92 views

Moving on from accepting a counter offer [closed]

I've very recently accepted a counter offer to stay in my current role. There are lots of articles online saying why I shouldn't accept one and seem to be based on US employment laws. I'm in the UK. ...
2
votes
3answers
485 views

New job - no work for three months [closed]

I joined a job 3 months back as web developer. The company hired me for a big project and I have been sitting free for three months. There are other people in the project who have tasks. I am not ...
4
votes
1answer
413 views

Can I reveal my personal accomplishment to my colleagues at work?

I recently finished writing some technical literature that is getting published shortly. It took me two years to write it (mostly due to my procrastination). I am proud of my work and it is not even ...