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

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As a deaf person in a country that doesn't have a lot of accommodations, how do I search for a job where my disability won't hinder my success? [on hold]

I was born with profound deafness in India. But can read lips and communicate effectively. I'm a programmer. However, I'm a 1 to 1 person and this is an disadvantage in India. people aren't patient, ...
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Unauthorused disclosure of personal details [on hold]

I have been undertaking an unpaid internship for the professional development part of my degree at a small start-up company, I recently finished the internship and they offered to keep me on as a ...
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1answer
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How to navigate interactions with a would-have-been employer

I found myself very lucky to come home from a series of interviews with 4 job offers from 4 different groups within the same institution. Without making this personal, the institute is focused on ...
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What should I do when my employer stopped paying me without informing/discussing with me during my leave when I worked remotely? [on hold]

My situation is that I am a full time student and in the meanwhile I have a job that allows me to work remotely most of the time and only come in to the office once or twice a week. I am not from the ...
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10answers
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How to prevent an office dog from becoming a problem

I manage a small team of developers. Our intern (who only stays for the summer) asked me whether he can bring his dog to work, since he has trouble finding someone to look after the dog during the day....
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10answers
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Dealing with expensive office traditions

In the company I work at (more than 200 employees), it's customary to buy cakes for everyone when it is your birthday. This is all but an explicitly stated requirement -- it's taken very seriously. ...
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2answers
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Desk was reallocated to other employee, moved to cramped table [on hold]

I am a salaried employee of a consulting firm, currently working as a contractor for one of their clients. After a week or two of being nomadic and sharing a desk with my manager (from our firm, not ...
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7answers
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How should I communicate my unease with a new policy?

My company has instituted a new policy that requires me to share the best and worse events from my personal life once a week with my manager. I don't trust my manager and don't feel comfortable ...
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1answer
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How can I communicate my needs to my boss in a client facing role where I can not leave my post?

How can I communicate my needs to my boss in a client facing role where I can not leave my post without getting dismissed or ridiculed in front of customers? Note: Although I no longer work at the ...
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2answers
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When should I alert my manager about a workload that's out of control?

I work in a small organization that works in money management. I am one of two employees working under my boss who are supposed to manage a number of clients we have across the country. I have been ...
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5answers
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Lost trust on first project at firm…is there anything I can do?

Over the past year, I began a job where my responsibilities included a high profile app project that was very behind schedule, and had not made progress for two years. The project had run through four ...
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I feel none of the work I do is what my manager wants. Is this grounds enough to quit? [closed]

I'm working as a print media designer on a contract. Currently, 90% of the work I do is rejected. This is higher than any other job I've had. I've asked for clarification a few times but don't get ...
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2answers
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Rumors and false accusations [closed]

I have been at a start up in Europe for a year. A friend brought me over to be design and technology architect lead of my department. Ever since our office filled with employees I have had a problem ...
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3answers
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Workplace is starting to turn into a toxic environment. How can I improve it?

I am a PM, the environment I am working in now is gradually becoming toxic, my Boss seems to be the main culprit. The situation: Briefly mentioned in another thread, he is now taking away flex ...
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4answers
564 views

Am i to blame if member of staff leaves? [closed]

I work in a very small office consisting of 8 people. We have 1 member of staff who is a little bit odd, comes out with random remarks and has a very different view on the world. I'm going to call her ...
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2answers
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I feel like I'm out of my depth with some of the work my boss is giving me

I'm a relatively junior developer on a 2 man IT team, and I've been working here for just about 3.5 months. I'm primarily good with object oriented programming (java, c++, c#) and was hired on to be ...
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2answers
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How to deal with chauvinist remarks?

I am working in an environment where very few women are present. Personally, I am in a team with 4 male co-workers. Every now and then they make sexist and stereotypical remarks about women (or gay ...
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8answers
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How to deal with a co-worker who thinks I stole her promotion?

I was recently offered a position of managing 3 individual shops in a shopping mall. Before me, there were 3 other store managers, one for each shop. All three of them transferred or were fired, each ...
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11answers
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Getting more value out of an introverted person

I have a very highly skilled introvert person employed (Jane) who has been in the organization for many years. Jane has provided some brilliant programs and solutions during the years, but Jane is ...
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1answer
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Understanding manager's expectations

Had been working for a small company for the last few years. Started in a team of 5+ people, which was progressively reduced to just two, as the tasks were less appealing to both people and managers. ...
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6answers
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Smelly Moist Coffee Bucket [duplicate]

Our team lead put up a big bucket for us to put moist waste coffee into (She uses it as fertilizer). She didn't ask first and probably assumed nobody would mind. I am very sensitive to smells and ...
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1answer
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How to work on behalf of manager? [closed]

My manager is out on holiday. I need to work on his behalf. What are the best way to motivate team members who are peers. How to add value during his absence.
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4answers
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Position Change Without Being Asked

Background: I have been in my current role for just over a year and a half (18 months) and earlier this week, my manager said I will no longer be an R&D Engineer, but move on to IT from now on. I ...
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5answers
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How to deal with a boss who does not get involved in any social events?

Maybe this is common at most workplaces, but I find working hours to be so much longer and less fun because most of the communication between my boss and us are just about work. I have been in the ...
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1answer
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I don't feel that my current role is a great fit. How should I bring up my desire to change in an industry that is currently in a downturn?

I'm currently a mechanical engineer in one of the very large oil & gas companies. Because of the price of oil, there have been massive layoffs recently. I survived the latest round of layoffs ...
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1answer
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High-pitched noises in the office don't affect everyone; how can I convince management to do something?

Somewhere outside our office building a "sound repellant"(I guess that's what they are called) against rats or moles has been installed. Due to its high frequency, only some of us can hear the ...
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2answers
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How to deal with an office environment where everyone speaks a different language?

I'm working overseas and almost all of my colleagues speak another language (their native language). They talk to me in English regarding work-related stuff and everyone speaks English during meetings....
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How to ask the boss for a file he forgot to attach to his email? [duplicate]

My boss forgot to attach a file he has talked about in his mail. How do I respond to his mail asking for the attachment?
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2answers
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Tips for a programmer being good at support system [closed]

I've been a java enterprise developer for a long time but now I received a good oportunity to work supporting a large financial system. My routines are mainly log analysis, attending meetings, sending ...
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3answers
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I told a supervisor that I'm seeing a psychologist. What repercussions should I expect and how should I handle them? [closed]

I've been seeing a psychologist once a week for over a year now and it's only occasionally directly interfered with my ability to get work done. However, there are some days where there will be a non-...
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3answers
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Is it ok to play games in office pc? [closed]

I have installed a computer game on my office machine. After the working hours, I am playing games. Is this ethically ok? Or am I misusing my freedom in my workplace?
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3answers
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What to do at meetings with nothing about your work?

Sometimes I'm invited to meetings with other deparments. Even though these meetings are very informative, most of the time I don't have anything relevant to say because those meetings are relevant to ...
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1answer
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I realize I am Over Qualified for the Company [closed]

They made me sweat during job interviews, I became a hungry go getter, I really want the job, the company is impressive with its venue and furnitures and reputation. But once I became part of their ...
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1answer
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How can a young college graduate deal with large age gaps in the office? [closed]

I recently graduated from college and was able to get a job not too long after; I've been at work for 3 months so far at an underwriting firm as a in-house IT/Excel help desk who helps with odd jobs (...
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1answer
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How to deal with project owner who sees complexity of project by UI

I work in a small team of less then 50 people, I am working with same company for around 6 years. Recently I started working on a ground breaking project. The part of project I am developing has only ...
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12answers
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“Offensive” bumper sticker on car

I have a bumper sticker on my vehicle that says The sticker is about 3" × 5" (7.6 cm × 12.7 cm) in white block lettering. My employer has told me to remove the sticker or face disciplinary action....
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How to deal with a liar manager and coworkers when I'm going to leave [closed]

I have decided to resign. My manager and my coworkers are liars, play mental tricks, and mob (bully) people in a subtle way. I was hired to do one job, but after a 3 months of total inactivity I was ...
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3answers
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Noisy office environment hindering productivity [duplicate]

I work in an open office where over 30-40 are present at most of the office time. I have my cubicle next to the hiring team of our department. As part of their work they have to converse with many ...
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How to tell CEO they are making a mistake [duplicate]

Where I work, we are choosing a new software package to implement. In our line of business, the software we use pretty much determines how our business is going to operate in the future. I was tasked ...
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3answers
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What's the most important career advice for someone who is going to work in the U.S. for the first time? [closed]

I've been recruited to work at a large company overseas and this will be my first time working and living in the United States. I'm excited about the opportunity but part of me is worried about the ...
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4answers
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employer changed the boss to whom I report on my first day [duplicate]

It was my first day at a new job and I met with the hiring manager (HM), also the person to whom I would report according to the offer letter. HM then told me that I need to report to another person, ...
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3answers
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Why this is so important be proactive besides reactive [closed]

I pass some places where my bosses said I'm just reactive, in other words, I want some inputs before make something. But I think they don't understand some facts about me: I'm a quiet reserved ...
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4answers
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Birthday celebration in bad environment [closed]

In my job, people are used to bring sweets on their birthday. But they are really bad mannered and distant to me and never invite me. This Sunday it was my birthday and I just passed to bring anything....
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6answers
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As a scrum master, how do I get everyone to take deadlines seriously?

Overview I'm a scrum master and also manager of an average team and honestly its my first time I'm responsible to manage a group of developers more than 10 people(around 12). So maybe my question ...
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4answers
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How to deal with someone who feels threatened

Background I have recently joined a new company through an acquisition. At the old company I was a creative designer here my new role is not yet clear but it would be around graphic design. First ...
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My manager wants to create an administrator account on my work computer that only he has the password to [closed]

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 can I prevent loud meetings near my desk?

I have already examined the Etiquette on loud boardroom meetings? question and while they have a few similarities, mine has an additional issue (please read below). In my office, my desk happens to ...
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User accused me of mistreatment because of “having a personal problem with her”

Last week I got a phone call from a user accusing me of treating her unfairly and disrespectfully because according to this user "I have a personal issue with her" She pointed out how new I was in the ...
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Can people complain about my grammar when I was not employed to use perfect English?

My company head hunted me for my abilities of a warehouse manager and people management skills. My English however has never been my strongest ability and they are now complaining about my grammar in ...
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Is it really inappropriate to ask someone out in the workplace? [closed]

A bit silly but I may have a small crush for an HR advisor in my company. The company is large and the culture is quite formal. Ideally I'd like to meet her outside work and talk to her normally ...