Linked Questions

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How do I stop getting all of this work placed on me?

Currently working for a three letter government agency in their IT department and going on three years as system administrator. I also work as the backup SAN administrator, and manage all of the ...
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3answers
1k views

Asking not to work with a lazy colleague

I work in a huge company in a relatively large team of people and every week we perform small weekly projects in teams of 2-3 random people. Now recently I am being planned multiple times with ...
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1answer
417 views

Is it professional to be too specific about a person's behavior even if it impacts work?

If someone is not using their time efficiently thereby causing extra work and delays to other colleagues obviously this is something to report to the manager to deal with. But when the usage of the ...
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3answers
756 views

Contracted Security Guard at a secure facility

I have a Co-worker who has never shown up on time for a shift since I've started working for this company (and at this site that contracts the company I work for). Due to the nature of the job (...
4
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2answers
389 views

Should I complain about my colleagues's bad work to their manager? [duplicate]

Since taking a job about year ago as a senior developer, I've seen my fair share of work that, let's just say, is less than stellar. The company is full of developers (for the sake of this question ...
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1answer
1k views

My coworker showed up late and is now sleeping. Text my boss or hope she wakes up on her own? [closed]

I work in a home health environment. My shift starts before 6 AM and ends at 6 PM. The other staff was scheduled same time as me, but showed up 30 minutes late due to her alarms not going off. That's ...
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2answers
375 views

How to handle team leader offering no help? [duplicate]

My team leader, who only works part time during the summer months, is not offering me (or other team members) adequate help when he's in the office. We're told he is either too busy with his own work ...
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1answer
649 views

How to manage lazy coworker? [duplicate]

I have a coworker in my workplace which is a web-developer. He is not so interested in his job and in case of problems in his daily tasks, he stops his job somehow and waits till the problem resolves. ...
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1answer
2k views

Colleague not working their hours and boss hasn't noticed [duplicate]

I work on a small team (approximately 10 people) within a very large company. Within our team, we all share the same line manager and all sit in close proximity to one another, within our office. We'...
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3answers
446 views

How to help an under performing colleague

I have a colleague (lets call him Harry) who is constantly either forgetting do work, or only half doing it. I work in an IT shop that is currently still practicing the waterfall method of development....
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3answers
762 views

Ask coworker who is avoiding doing their work to leave your area of work

I work in a print-shop that has no doors, so coworkers come in to talk. One person at my company is getting a reputation for not doing their work and just hanging around people he doesn't directly ...
2
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4answers
750 views

Is it appropriate to give feedback about my lead to my manager? Or should it be done directly?

I work as a software engineer on a team and we have a tech lead who has been on the team for several years. For the past year, we recently have changed our technical stack (frameworks, etc) for our ...
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2answers
1k views

Germany: team member abuses sick days; what can I as team lead do about it? [duplicate]

I am a tech lead. I am not leading this guy, because he is in another project. But I take care of some frameworks, and I am a little on the top of his work. Anyways, the problem is this guy keeps ...
26
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3answers
5k views

I'm swamped at work and a colleague is slacking. Not sure if telling on him is professional

Title pretty much says it all. We work in pairs here at my company, and my peer has just quit, leaving me all alone. I'm swamped right now, having to work my part and my former peer's. There is an ...
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5answers
11k views

Boss's son does no work at all, how to handle it [duplicate]

We have a colleague who, quite frankly, does not work. The only exception is when the boss asks him to do a specific job; in this instance, he will do it (although usually in 5 minutes but make out ...

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