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

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Staying at work for convenience

I am new to my current workplace, they've got flexible working hours, so sometimes I stay after regular working hours (because I came late, or simply want to get more things done). After I am done, I ...
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sick at work whats the do i need premmion to leave [on hold]

I work on a straight commison job I was not feeling well so I went to my manager and told him I was leaving because I did not feel will which wouldnot effect anyone one at this job but because as I ...
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How can I find jobs which have private offices?

One thing I've learned about myself is that I'm incompatible with the new trend towards "open floorplan" workspaces in tech companies. It makes me miserable and unproductive. (Don't take this to ...
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How to moderate excessive competition in a workplace? [on hold]

Some of my coworkers are putting in 10+ hours daily (in addition to a +2 hours commute), and make sarcastic remarks when suggested to leave the office 'early' (especially if the boss is present in the ...
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How should I react to my colleagues making fun of my behavior and mocking me?

I recently left my job to join small startup. Everything was fine until one another guy joined. Startup founders and he always talk about social things like football, dance and other stuff. While ...
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Can my employer force me to wear a used uniform?

I work for a company in the United Kingdom, and they can't provide me with a brand new uniform, as they ran out of stock. They gave me a used (washed) uniform to wear for the time being. Someone else ...
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Still a temp in the company but my job position changed

I'm still a temp in the company but my job position changed. I started as a packer for 2 months but them my position changed to be a machine operator. I been a machine operator for at least 3 months ...
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Dealing with under appreciation and lack of respect

I'm going to try and steer this towards asking about professionalism so it stays within the general scope of a valid question within the format of the site since I rank well in other SE sites like ...
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How can I convince management to compensate me for additional duties? [duplicate]

I understand that job duties can be added at employer will, and I accept that, but this one has me in a tizzy... ...I accepted a job 3 years ago and negotiated salary based on the fact that I would ...
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How to deal with egotistical behaviour of colleagues in the workplace? [closed]

I have seen this at every company: there are people who value themselves based on their designation and build a wall of ego and pride. They say things like "I know" or walk away without noticing you ...
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Pay, Hours, Environment: pick any 2 [closed]

So far I have had 3 jobs in software field. And I have noticed an interesting pattern. But before I get to the pattern let me explain 3 main things I look for in a job. Pay: Getting paid slightly ...
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How can I meditate while sitting at my desk in the office without looking sleepy?

Mindfulness Meditation requires us to close our eyes and focus on our breath. If I close my eyes while sitting in my office seat, I’ll appear to be sleeping. There isn’t any special retiring room in ...
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I received a written warning for my performance, how can I save my job?

The Situation I just walked out of a conversation with my boss. The HR person from the head office also joined us via phone. I was served with a written warning 'for consistent disregard of work and ...
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How can I communicate to my boss that working with the new colleague is causing me stress?

A new colleague was hired at my department 3 months ago. He is quite disrespectful towards other employees since the first day, acts weird, has no experience and no actual work results, but is ...
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2answers
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Should I be fixing my boss's computer?

I work for a small company and am the lone IT person. The owner has brought in his laptop that he's having network adapter problems with. I've spent some time getting it to work on the wireless ...
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1answer
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Would a tech company hire an American for a foreign job? [closed]

Maybe not the right stackexchange to post in but I can't find a better and I suspect some should know the answer. Many American tech companies hold offices in foreign countries. Do they expect to ...
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What to do when a jealous coworker is doing my tasks?

We are a team of five members, each working on his own tasks. These tasks are not necessarily individual, I mean that if someone needs help, the others can help him without any problem. Recently, a ...
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5answers
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Tomfoolery in the office

I have recently joined a company and after a few months of settling in, there is now a habit for the senior guys to fire 'nerf' gun bullets across the room. What's alarming is that they all (the ...
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How do I communicate to my boss that I am unwilling to perform a task because it may be illegal? [closed]

My boss has instructed a co-worker to edit some papers with Photoshop to add information that is not true (and maybe use it later on court). He is concerned that making these edits would cause him ...
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3answers
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how should i act with a colleague who is supposed to mentor me but he doesn't want to?

i have got a new job that needs a lot of training in the beginning. So our project manager always assign someone to mentor the new employees.my colleague, who is supposed to mentor me started teaching ...
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1answer
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How do you keep people on track/topic during meetings? [duplicate]

I work with a few people who like to go off on long tangents and/or go deep into unnecessary detail during meetings. What are some strategies that I can use to keep these people on track and keep our ...
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Is my boss trying to be my replacement?

Recently my manager has had an interest in doing what I do, software development. He has started to do his own learning but now has asked me to teach him and even started a project that was meant for ...
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4answers
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New job assignment where my ex manager has become my subordinate

I have been promoted by the company CEO to senior manager. This position places me above my first boss at the company, who was my boss for 9 years, but we didn't seem to click or harmonize much with ...
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Shared Fluorescent Light Problem

Our office is primarily lit by very intense, very annoying fluorescent lights, and I find that they give me a headache if I sit under them for too long. My resolution for this is to get a lamp with a ...
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1answer
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Letter of thanks for an office invite by a potential employer

I have been invited to spend a day at a workplace after almost 7 grueling rounds of interviews, with an invite as this being the last phase to wrap up their decision. I am looking to draft a thank you ...
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Overworked on a Major Project Without Much Benefit to Me [duplicate]

I've been working on a large project for the last 7 months. Been with the company for nearly 3 years. Work before this wasn't too bad. This project would bring in major business for my company, adding ...
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2answers
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Does complaints about leaving hours inappropriate? [closed]

I am in the following situation: A person in a senior position is sloppy in his job and that affects our team. As a result we spend many times working overtimes to reach deadlines but he always leaves ...
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12answers
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What's the best way to part ways after a month at a company and will leaving affect future employment? [duplicate]

I recently started my first out of college programming job. I made the mistake of not asking enough questions during the interview process for my new job, and I also did not evaluate the culture well ...
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11answers
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Why do some people in office not greet back (or even look away) when you say Hello? [closed]

I noticed that in my current company, there are several people whom I don't work with regularly (often senior, no matter how much) who just look on or look away when I say "Hi", "Hello" or "Good ...
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8answers
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How do I raise a quality concern when there is a contentious history?

At my work, I am increasingly concerned about code quality, but find I cannot fix it. I am mostly thinking about the large statement of work incoming and developers I have worked with. I feel some ...
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2answers
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How can I win my Supervisor's trust to do some big work?

Right now, I am interning as a Junior Developer at this big company along with another student who is from an University. Problem is, I have been feeling that he's been differentiating (or neglecting) ...
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Dad jokingly told boss that I called him dumb to my shock [closed]

So I have a bit of a transportation problem and I work at a startup. It was a Saturday night and my dad came to pick me up but I had my phone on silent. So he came in and had some small talk with my ...
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Solo Developer at a Startup [closed]

I've been programming for around 3 years now, I love everything about building software and programming since the day I started till now. I work on side projects and write about topics I find ...
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How should I tell a coworker their headphones are too loud?

I work in an open cubicle environment. We're no different than any other environment and things can get pretty noisy. Not all the time, but it's pretty standard for everyone to have a pair of ...
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My Manager (Department head) not working during office hours? [closed]

In my department, my manager is the whole responsible for our team. In this case, he is very lazy to do work and even he is not interested to see his files.And simply he pass the files/jobs to us. ...
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How should I handle a situation where I perceive problems with a company I am contracted to? [closed]

My career focus is on software development, but right now I'm working in a non-profit organization. Since it's small, I'm the only paid employee, and I'm responsible for make everything work and solve ...
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What should I do with my perverted and gloomy colleague?

I have this colleague that I am close to at work although we work in different floors. He has been very supportive when I was having a difficult time with my colleagues in my department when I was ...
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What should I do about the discovery that a manager is not flushing the workplace toilet after use? [duplicate]

Several months ago, our small company (around 20 people), hired a marketing manager (which is a new position within this company, he doesn't actually have any marketers to manage). It was not long ...
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Is it healthy to share our job opportunities with current colleagues? [closed]

I planned to move for better opportunity. iIn this case is it good for me to share this information with my colleagues? because all my colleagues were close to me. Of course, they are all different ...
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Is it appropriate for an employer to ask skilled professionals to do manual labor?

Although I think it applies to many positions, I am a software developer (mid-level). The company is rather small (30-40). Recently, my employer brought up the idea that to help another department, ...
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1answer
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How much perfume should I wear at work? [closed]

I know it is not professional to wear perfume at work, but I recently bought a bottle of perfume. Is there a way I can use it professionally?
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time tracking conflict

We have this requirement for time tracking: We have to have meet a quota of at least 70% accounted for. In the past couple weeks I experienced a slow time where I only tracked 10% of the time. I told ...
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Some of the employees don't check if everything has been flushed properly and that the bowl is clean

We have 1 men's toilet + 1 urinal at work for about 15-20 men and 1 women's toilet for 3-4 women. The problem we have is that some of the employees don't check if everything has been flushed properly ...
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How should I handle bad language in the office? [closed]

I started a new job as a software developer around 3 months ago in a small IT department of a Window Factory in Wales. Since then, I have become increasingly concerned about the level of language ...
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My boss gave me everyone's pay by mistake and mine is lower, how can I increase it? [duplicate]

I found out that a co worker is making 10,000 dollars more than me. My boss handed me a document that had increases for all our employees by mistake. He grabbed in back when he realized it had someone ...
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How do I prepare for a medical examination? [closed]

I recently got an invitation for a medical examination. This exam is mandated by national regulations concerning office health and safety, and is for all employees who perform a certain amount of ...
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How can I reject onsite opportunity?

I started a new job last month. During the interview I was told that the clients are from country X and I may need to go to that country which was fine for me. On that basis excepted the job offer. ...
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What words can I use when start a chat with boss [closed]

What's the polite words can I use, I use Hi, chief or Hi, man or Hi, boss or just hey hey. If you're a boss, which words can make you a little happier?
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Should I go up to my reporting manager and ask my team?

I have recently switched my job and joined a bigger and a better company. A week has passed and I am not assigned any tasks yet. I have free time right now and don't know which team I will join. Is ...
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Should I let my boss know that I will have a series of doctor's appointments or is it sufficient to notify her in advance of each one?

in the near future I am going to have a series of doctor's appointments, probably a maximum of 3 per month during working hours. I wonder if I should notify my boss that this is going to be the case. ...