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

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Coping with a dishonest and unfair boss [on hold]

My boss is awful. He changes my timesheets so I get paid for less time than I work. He lies about me and to me, and argues with me. He cheats our customers as well as the employees. A few years ago I ...
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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 [on hold]

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 stuff. But once I become one of them, I ...
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1answer
388 views

How can a young college graduate deal with large age gaps in the office? [on hold]

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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How to ask questions regarding my current job when coworkers use this site too? [migrated]

I work at a software company. Everyone here uses the Stack Exchange network, all the time. This may include this site as well. Suppose I have a programming related question, and I ask my workmates. ...
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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
35k views

“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 ...
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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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8answers
4k views

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
663 views

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 newer invite me. This sunday it was my birthday and I just passed to bring anything. ...
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6answers
1k views

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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2answers
636 views

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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7answers
9k views

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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2answers
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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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4answers
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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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4answers
697 views

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. However, we have the tradition of sending emails to people when we ...
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3answers
569 views

Long hours in a startup - what to do? [closed]

I have been working in a tech start up for 7 months as a PM and something is starting to bug me. The rest of the team can come into work at 9am, I have to be in at work by 8-8:30 latest. ...
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3answers
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Something to improve in the office and the only one with the feeling

As always, I have something to improve in the office and the only one with the feeling. This time is that the AC machine is a bit old and noisy and would like to suggest my boss to change it. In fact, ...
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2answers
287 views

IT Contractor: How to approach poor team performance and quality

I am currently doing programming IT contracting work and I find that I have a major dilemma. The full time programmer that are currently there, the senior developer and project lead, have no idea ...
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2answers
203 views

How to deal with a messy laboratory space? [closed]

I work in a small r&d company where we do a lot of prototyping and fabrication. All the mechanical work (cutting, soldering, etc) takes place in a single area of the room. The problem is that ...
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3answers
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Should I tell my supervisor if one of my direct reports is pursuing another job?

I supervise 5 people and one them confided to me she is pursuing another job possibly. She was very emotional and cried a lot. She has not made a final decision yet. Am I obligated to tell my ...
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3answers
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How to handle mistake, in office [closed]

I recently got job in MNC with reference (manager friend) ,my previous company was small ( friendly relationship in coworkers) . I joined in MNC a week ago, and induction class held on this week, and ...
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2answers
466 views

My company wants us to recognize our coworkers' performance and reward the people with the most “votes”

I work for a small software company. A new system being instituted as a part of performance reviews is to ask if you want to recognize any coworkers for their contributions. The people with the most ...
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2answers
608 views

How to adjust yourself where your colleagues are not understanding to you?

I work in a company where electronic circuit parts are manufactured and assembled. I am in the assembly department. We are team of 15 junior and 2 seniors. I have newly joined and working as junior ...
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3answers
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Coffee maker “custody” [closed]

A couple of months ago we got a coffeemaker for the office (accounting, IT/Software, HR, Sales) And for me and my partner was "the best thing ever" since we drink coffee on a daily basis. We agreed ...
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5answers
275 views

Are there issues talking about your tax situation in the workplace? [closed]

Figure the title is pretty self-explanatory. But if need be, if I were to mention I'm getting a large refund this year, or getting audited, or anything in between, am I walking on thin ice talking ...
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8answers
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Is it ethical to swap my chair with one in a conference room? [closed]

I work at a small-ish company with less than 50 people. We have one conference room/board room that is used around 30-40% of the time. Now as a startup we are very cash-strapped and as a result our ...
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1answer
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What can I about coworkers that slurp and smack their food in the office? [duplicate]

When lunch time hits at our close office space, a majority of my coworkers tend to very loudly enjoy their meal. The amount of slurping and chewing noises is amazing. All these noises with the saliva, ...
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How to properly dispose of sensitive documents without a shredding machine?

Turns out that the office never had a shredder due to noise concerns and we seldom have work documents that demand such treatment. But one day the unexpected happened, and we had to literally burn ...
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3answers
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Europe - Usage of the T-V distinction (Vous / Usted / Sie) [closed]

In most western European countries, we have a form of politeness to adress either customer that we have not worked for a long time with or senior management : Vous / Usted / Sie (respectively French, ...
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1answer
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Should A Manager discuss hiring plans with his/her team? [closed]

I have been working for a company for about 8 years with three people in the team including the manager. My colleague and I have same level of responsibilities. Our workload has increased tremendously ...
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9answers
8k views

Are backpacks accepted in most American work places? If so, for how long? [closed]

It's starting to pop up at my work place with acceptance, but I want to know what consensus is like for other workplaces/American working environment at large. I'm in my late-twenties and currently ...
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2answers
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Noise isolation in open space office [duplicate]

I am a researcher within a trading company, and we work altogether in an open space office. Previously I worked in academia, had my own office, which was a great help in focusing. Trading noise is ...
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1answer
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Medical leave due to stress and depression [closed]

I am a caregiver. I work 6 days a week from 8 to 8 and I already suffer with anxiety. I work with seniors who have Alzheimer's and dementia I have been feeling really stressed and slight depressed. ...
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2answers
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Are most foreign jobs only open to those already have permission to work? [closed]

In job listings on stackoverflow ,I see so many foreign jobs where Visa Sponsor is written. But I have read some where that most foreign jobs are only open to those who already have permission to ...
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0answers
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How does one deal with an excessively noisy colleague? [duplicate]

Here is the situation. I work in an open-plan office. Tables are put together in small groups. The group where I sit is composed of 5 people. One of them, unfortunately, has some rather noisy habits. ...
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1answer
586 views

Can I be let go of legally in the UK in favour of a more senior Developer [closed]

Update: so on Friday 13th of may, me and this certain employee got into another argument, which lead to the Tech Lead, standing over me while I was seated, indicating that he was going to ...
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8answers
8k views

Boss not providing adequate safety equipment

I really enjoy my job working in an automotive shop, but my boss is not providing any safety equipment unless I ask for it on my own. He does not wear any either, so I don't know if he even knows all ...
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7answers
6k views

How can I give feedback without hurting the other person?

I am asked to give feedback for a colleague for which unfortunately I have many negative aspects to point out. The issue is that I don't want to make them too personal. Example: I find him very, yes ...
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10answers
14k views

My boss blames the company going under on me [closed]

I have been working with a company since it started. I was the only one who coded in a specific language on the team and I had a lot of work to do. It was very obvious from the beginning that this was ...
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2answers
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How do I deal with a Noisy Co-Worker?

While I've seen lots of answers about dealing with co-workers who talk a lot, I haven't seen an answer for my particular problem. My co-worker's job requires that she do a lot of packing of boxes, ...
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5answers
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How to professionally 'dodge' ex girlfriend's/boyfriend's work emails?

So my ex girlfriend and I work at the same public organisation. I no longer wish to speak to her and have blocked her on all personal social media etc. However, she can email me at work. Naturally I ...
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4answers
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Manager reveals private information about other employees offhandedly: best way to approach?

I'm part of a company development program, and we've had a new manager overseeing the group. He's solely in charge of the logistics and HR aspect, and doesn't assign us tasks or projects. However, ...
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3answers
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A coworker incessantly asks for small favours or errands, how do I get him to stop without offending him?

I have a coworker who keeps on asking me for small favours that he can do by himself. For example, I entered our break room to drop off my lunch when, after seeing me, he will ask me if I can close ...
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2answers
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My manager has it in for me! How do I answer why do you want to leave your current company? [duplicate]

My manager has formed a grudge against me and basically portrayed me as having done nothing all of last year. He's also gone behind my back and hired a replacement for me. The reason that he's given ...