Linked Questions

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my coworker sits on chat all day / how can i ask for a payrise? [closed]

My co-worker is my senior and she spends all day on chat. For the last year, I have done the work of a manager even though I am very junior and I have even done more work than my senior co-worker. ...
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1answer
2k views

My coworker doesn't do anything at work [duplicate]

I am a software development student and I have got a job at a Hardware Company which also makes Software. Currently I have an internship elsewhere and I work there on Saturdays. We work in a team of ...
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10answers
5k views

Working with another intern who does nothing? [duplicate]

I'm working as a software engineering intern at a corporate company. I'm ecstatic for this opportunity and trying my hardest to read code, ask questions, make mistakes and learn. However, I'm paired ...
76
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12answers
17k views

We're contractors who think the main perm guy isn't very good. Do we say anything?

(I don't believe this is a dupe of What can I do to make a coworkers lack of effort more visible? because that question is about effort, whereas this one is about ability.) I'm a contractor (UK) but ...
5
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1answer
921 views

Colleague Playing Dirty - Stealing Best Team Members for His Team Alone

I have a colleague who's great when it comes to talking but is actually not very good in the work he does. This guy has the support of the management and is ready to do whatever it takes to make his ...
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5answers
2k views

How to deal with incompetent lead?

Alright, so we are a two people team directly reporting to our director. I have 4-5 years of experience and my teammate has 20+ years of experience. For obvious reasons he is my lead. We both are ...
39
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4answers
7k views

How to handle unreachable colleagues not performing / your work being blocked

I'm responsible for the setup of a whole range of new servers, to replace older platforms. This is in a multi-national, with offices across the world. As such I've had to order servers through each ...
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1answer
434 views

The manipulating “manager” [closed]

I am a veteran accountant who also has a degree and experience in Personnel Management. I work for a couple of guys who own four businesses. I've been doing their accounting for years. Recently, I ...
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2answers
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CEO thinks that our intern is fantastic. Should I correct him? [duplicate]

Our company is small, less than 10 people. All hiring decisions are made by our CEO, with little to no input from our CTO. We have had an intern developer for a few months. Our CEO seems to think ...
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2answers
2k views

How to deal with a co-worker who “kisses up and kicks down?” [closed]

I have a problem with a co-worker who is a classic "workplace bully." This Wikipedia article defines his behavior perfectly: He "kisses up" to the bosses and "kicks down" to the rest of us. He has ...
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2answers
434 views

How to deal with people/colleagues who speak/show more than they really know [duplicate]

How do I deal with people at workplace who show/speak more than they really know or have really done to draw the attention of the manager? One way I have experienced is to be patient and allow the ...
65
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10answers
16k views

How do I deal with a very manipulative employee who doesn't do his work? [duplicate]

I am the supervisor of an IT department in a small but a high-paying company. I supervise 12 employees. There's one that I'm having troubles with lately, he is newly hired and is a great person. But ...
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4answers
595 views

When is it appropriate to “go up the ladder” when someone isn't doing their job and it's affecting you? [duplicate]

Here is the situation: We need maintenance done on a utility supply that a machine we have can't run without. It's a somewhat crucial piece of equipment and time is money here (but then again, where ...
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2answers
623 views

“Smooth” coworkers you cannot talk to [closed]

The situation is as follows: There are groups of 2 people, every group has its own workload to be done at the end of a working session. One of the co workers chooses "smooth" strategy to perform ...
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4answers
2k views

Unsure if employee I manage is abusing “unlimited sick leave” policy [duplicate]

A colleague who reports to me has been taking sick days (back issues etc... and, we have unlimited sick day policy). However, it looks like it has not made significant dent on life outside of work - ...

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