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As a Supervisor would you consider these to be productive ways to spend downtime [closed]

In my personal role (Software Quality Assurance) I have a lot of downtime. I was wondering whether these activities are considered acceptable ways to spend my downtime. PLEASE this is not a ...
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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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Is childish behaviour OK at workplaces? [closed]

Is excitement and childish behavior ok if I am a hard worker? Does it impact my career even if there are no obstacles in way of working and it does not effect my productivity? I complete all my ...
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How do I handle varying work intensity? [duplicate]

Most of the time at my workplace, I work on projects that are on tight dead lines, stressed customers and a decent pace. I feel comfortable in these environements. However, some times work pace slows ...
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How to transition back to productive work quickly after long meetings?

So here's the deal and I 'm sure many can relate because I've had people say "yep, that's me too.". I will have a single meeting or string of meetings chained together that span say 2-3 hours with no ...
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How do I ask to do work outside my job description?

I was just hired in a junior position. My company employs about 120 people. However, I have very little work to do. It might just be because we're between projects, but I get the impression that this ...
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Specific strategies for maintaining confidence and competence when thrown into a more complex domain?

Preface: Seeing many hints of this question buried within other questions here and have experienced it myself. Scenario: For example, take employee X and the different technical domain levels of ...
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How can I constructively request well scoped project requirements?

Are there good ways to ask the management to improve the clarity and detail level of work requests and be more specific rather than just throwing you into a war zone and expecting you to figure out on ...
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How do you say you are bored and need work to do?

I started working in my current job as a contractor last week and was given an assignment which I completed at the end of the first week. My 2nd week is now into its 2nd day without any ...
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How should I greet co-workers?

I know this may be a very newbie question, but I really want to know. When you come in for a new day of work and see coworkers, is it common to shake hands, or simply say "hi" or "morning" ? Or Do ...
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Are there any strategies you can use to remain focused when working in a open plan environment?

I work in a open plan office that houses about 50 to 60 people. It is mostly engineers at their desks working away, so it is a typical office environment. As you can imagine, sometimes, the noise and ...
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How can I improve communication at a virtual office?

I just started working at a virtual office. I am finding that communication is harder as people have different schedules but you're not sure when they're around, if they're online, if they're ...
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Take your child to work day [closed]

In the US there is a practice originally called "Take your Daughter to work day". It has recently been renamed "Take your child to work day". The original idea was to show daughters that there was a ...
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What benefits are there of being allowed to take your kids to work? [closed]

I've always found the practice and, to some extent even the encouragement of this practice, puzzling. As far as I can tell there is no benefit for any of the parties concerned that is employers, ...
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How do you balance long term and short terms goals? [closed]

We are a product company, where some amount of work goes on on the research front. On the other hand - product is deployed at various client places. And of course new classes of clients are ...