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

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How much is workplace aesthetics important? [on hold]

I previously worked at a place where we had to work in cubicles. I didn't like that place very much and left within 3 months. Now I work at a place where they have very spacious rooms with good ...
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1answer
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How to ask for wifi access at work? [on hold]

I had asked the HR for the wifi on the first day I had joined, got a reply "I am sorry but its for development purpose only and the bandwidth is limited.", but now after 3 months, I noticed the ...
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1answer
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My boss's boss doesn't trust me anymore because of my boss! [on hold]

I am in a sticky situation at work whereby I was the first person to be recruited several years ago. I was reporting directly to the person who recruited me. Then last year a new manager was recruited ...
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3answers
364 views

Is leaving career suicide? [on hold]

I've been working for my current employer for over 1.5 years. This is my first role as a UX/UI guy, previously I was a developer. Recently, our team structure and the way we handle new work has ...
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1answer
188 views

Regain trust to colleague after stealing incident [closed]

I had a bad experience at my first place of work. Some time has passed since that incident, so I'll try to recreate the story as closely as I can remember. I am putting this here because I was missing ...
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1answer
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Toilets are broken. What can I do? [closed]

This morning I have arrived at the office to an email notification that the toilets in the building are to be used for liquids only due to a plumbing issue. There is no ETA for resolution. The ...
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5answers
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Paid lunch vs unpaid - new job issue [closed]

I don't know if you would consider this a misunderstanding, or that I am naive not to have got exact details but this is basically what happened.. I just started a new job as the web designer for a ...
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1answer
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Group Introduction Fear [closed]

I have around 7 years of work experience and recently I found myself terrified with group introductions. It has never happened before. I am dreaded with so much fear that I feel I am a total mess. I ...
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4answers
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How much should one promise in an interview [closed]

In an software developer interview you are asked - we have lots of projects, I need you to deliver software from scratch, is that a problem? Some suggested answers: no problem at all If the spec is ...
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1answer
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How much should a Work-At-Home privilege make up for poor salary? [closed]

I currently benefit from Work-At-Home privilege at my job, but the salary is not very good. What would you value this privilege in term of salary? For instance does it worth the trouble to move to a ...
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1answer
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Being managed out [closed]

I accepted a job a few months ago with a large company and it has become apparent that my boss does not like me. I could try to identify things that I have done but even at the interview stage I felt ...
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1answer
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How to handle a manager that seems to react out of personal grudge?

I used to have a good relationship with my direct team manager (I am a software engineer). But turned out that all is fine as long as you agree with him and be submissive. I had noticed that he takes ...
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10answers
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Decoration for developers room [closed]

I was thinking about decorating my office's developers room. It's a small room that 6 programmers work in. I recently noticed how dull its decoration is and was wondering if it decreases their ...
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3answers
226 views

How to offer a good apology

This morning I ended up missing a teleconference that I regularly host with two peers on another continent. I was doing research and lost track of time. I rely heavily on my Outlook notifications ...
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0answers
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words to ask work mate if he is suffering from flatulence [duplicate]

I am not able to find right words to ask my colleague if he is suffering from flatulence without embarrassing me, any assistance would be regarded with thank you.
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2answers
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Can the right to refuse work be financial? [closed]

I am an employee of a company who subcontracts my services to another company who I will call A and B respectively. Situations have changed and I am now using equipment that will be fully insured by ...
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2answers
236 views

Correct way to ask for a one day leave [closed]

I am working as a trainee and am given no paid leaves, but due to some reason I got to take a leave for a day, I don't want to disclose the reason to the employer. Who do I email, the HR or my direct ...
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3answers
359 views

Dealing with a senior colleague not pulling his weight [duplicate]

I'm fresh out of college working in an IT company. I'm really enjoying myself and am working on a small project with 5 others. However one of the other developers (all senior to me) is really bad at ...
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5answers
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Employer won't accept resignation, demanding that I finish projects outside my duties

Question: What are the things that I could do if my current employer does not accept my resignation, simply because he wants me to finish the job which I don't think is really my job? Background: ...
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4answers
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dealing with competitiveness with a colleague who is senior [closed]

I have joined my team almost a year ago. About 6 months back a new team member has joined my team. The new team mate is at the same position/ designation as me. The new team member is considerably ...
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2answers
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How does one prepare for a first day at work? [closed]

I'll be starting my first proper office job soon, and I just wanted to know if there are any do's and dont's regarding office etiquette and setting a good first impression.
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3answers
528 views

Why do some companies keep tough interviews but work is not that much challenging? [closed]

I am currently working in a small company and below is my interview experience: The interview was composed of challenging coding problems which included topics such as Dynamic programming, Tree ...
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3answers
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I finish the project too early, what should I do now? [duplicate]

I have been given a project deadline with a total duration of 1 month, but I finish the project for just 2 weeks. Now, what should I do? Past Experiences: What I experienced before when I chose to ...
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8answers
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Cleaning lady may have taken fruit from my work desk

Yesterday in my office was weekly fruit day. As always, I took a few, and did not eat them all. I left two on my work table. The fruit were in perfectly good condition, and I have done this more than ...
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3answers
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Bored with the job [closed]

I am getting bore with my job.I love development but I feel very tired or feel sleepy when I start to code at work but when I work for my own projects it feels energetic & never get tired.May I ...
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3answers
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Removing smell of paint in the office [closed]

My room at work is currently being redecorated (repainted, new carpet and desks). We are about to move back in and the place stinks of paint. How can I get rid of the smell, are there any office ...
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4answers
349 views

How to convert to a work-from-home position

I've been at my current employer for just about 2 weeks shy of 1 year. At first, I was in the office 5 days per week but as winter rolled around many of us started working from home with the bad ...
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1answer
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What can I do to improve the chances of my being promoted? [closed]

Yeah I get the concept of hard work, go above and beyond, but that's not what this is about. I've worked in various organizations where it seems like people never quit. If people never quit how does ...
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3answers
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How do you handle a lead who is verbally abusive to you, and makes misleading statements about your performance? [closed]

I work in a new company with a new team. My lead is inexperienced who does the following: He won't formally assign tasks making it difficult to determine what he wants done, While telling me my ...
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3answers
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How can I handle a situation where my manager is verbally abusing someone else?

We are a small team who performs software development and support services for other teams within the organization. My manager is the leader of this team. One of our "clients", another team lead in ...
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3answers
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Dealing with a situation where my colleague demands i repeat documentation in their format even if it means duplication [closed]

Dealing with a situation where my colleague demands i repeat documentation in their format even when i have it somewhere else already documented with the way i want it to be formatted. This truly is ...
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5answers
383 views

How to work under pressure? [closed]

I'm studying Computer science (second year ), I Applied for a part time job at MacDonald 6hour 3 day per week, I thought that will not affect on my study but I started to feel tired and the work was ...
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3answers
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How to politely bring up that I need more work [duplicate]

I am working a salaried position at a small software firm. Currently I am on a team that is working on a large program that is broken down into small features, which our project lead will assign to ...
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5answers
2k views

Is it unprofessional to listen to music while at work? [closed]

Even with headphones on with the volume on low, would this still be considered rude or unprofessional? I'd like to listen to music to help me get through my work but don't want to get told off for it. ...
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4answers
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Dealing with noisy neighbors (who don't work for our company)?

I work for a small group that rents a few offices from one of those companies that rents out a floor in an office building and then sublets individual rooms. Our group is part of a larger company ...
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1answer
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How to deal with a situation where my colleague thinks being simple is more important than being correctly organized in my documentation [closed]

I have a common shared task with my colleague where we need to get some work done by another team that has jumped in to help us with some dead lines coming up, since the 2 of us don't have the ...
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1answer
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How to deal with a colleague who is picking tasks based on what will get them more attention and visibility as opposed to picking up tasks of priority [closed]

I have a colleague who has recently been choosing to do work that is not deadline driven neither is it of high priority. There is other work that will probably get us more attention and visibility to ...
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4answers
1k views

What is the purpose of 1-on-1 meetings with your direct leader/boss?

I have worked in places where one-on-one meetings (a meeting where only the boss and one other employee are present) are a weekly thing and topics can vary from "what did you do this weekend" to "do ...
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4answers
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Cannot enjoy working for any company [duplicate]

Basically, I am a developer with 5 years experience, and I am 25 yo, I have worked for a big companies and for a small company. When I am at home I use to work on personal projects. The thing is no ...
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4answers
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Dealing with a noise-sensitive co-worker

One guy in my office seems to be extremely noise sensitive. He is an older man and I suspect may be starting to suffer from poor hearing, which is known to make people more sensitive to general noise ...
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5answers
362 views

how to deal with a colleague who doesnt tell me about my mistakes in person, but always does it in front of other people [duplicate]

I have a colleague who has one year more experience than me and probably from other bigger companies. When she joined our team, I thought I would learn a thing or two from her. When I told her that ...
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3answers
284 views

How to respond better to criticism or challenge?

My line managers are in agreement that I present a natural flair for sales, marketing and personal relationships. I can present engagingly to an audience of 400 persons or more and I can build strong ...
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7answers
796 views

How do I stop a director from ordering me around at meetings and via email?

I have this coworker (although he has a director title and I am a PM) who orders me during meetings with vendors and says "you do this" "you do that", even though he is supposed to be in charge of ...
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6answers
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How to leave job when worrying the employer would be sued?

I currently work for a consulting company in the tech space. A few months back, we took on a project that was far too big for our team to handle, with too low a budget, and too short a timeline. ...
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2answers
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I've been short changed during 'contract negotiations.' What should I do? [closed]

This is a very long story short. I am a part time employee contracted to 14 hours a week and have been with the company just over a 18 months. I love my job and have readily accepted additional ...
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4answers
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What is the professional thing to do with money I found at my new desk?

I moved desks and now I sit in a desk that previously belonged to a contractor. The desk had been vacant for a few months, since the previous employee was fired. While rummaging through the ...
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Spoon and plate noise in the office [duplicate]

What would be the best way to contact HR with a suggestion for having available plastic (or some other material) plates at work to keep noise at a minimum in the morning? It's a open plan office, 1 ...
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1answer
124 views

What is an efficient remote work setup you use while traveling? [closed]

I'm about to begin working fully remote -- 100% away from a corporate office -- and am curious to what hardware setups have worked for people before. I have a laptop and monitor with a docking station ...
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3answers
508 views

Why is that in some companies being above-average efficient is considered “out of place” or weird? [closed]

I just started working for a big, international company that has branches in every state. I am in the Italian one. It's my first job after leaving school. In the past months my job consisted of ...
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1answer
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How do you “confront” your manager if you believe he wronged you?

I am looking for an advice from those more experienced than I am. In my current team I was working in a project for quite a long time, mainly doing maintenance (unfortunately). I believed that I ...