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What do I do if a co-worker is leaving early frequently while the boss is out?

We are a team of 10 people, and one of them is leaving early. They are supposed to work 8:00 hours like everyone else but they are working about 7:30. Our manager is out of office till next month. ...
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8answers
4k views

Colleague is not competent but gets away with it

We have a dedicated resource for CSS styling since we are working on a web application and are under tight deadlines. Me and 2 others are the main drivers behind this enterprise application. We simply ...
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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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4answers
14k views

How do I deal with a co-worker who is constantly late, leaving early, or taking long lunches, forcing myself and my colleagues to cover for her?

I work in a preschool, and I have one co-worker who is consistently late coming in to work, leaving early, calling in "sick," or taking lunches that run long - to give you an idea, she is classified ...
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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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9answers
2k views

Colleague is writing hours he did not work

I work a software engineer and recently we hired someone to be our scrum master. He works as a contractor. Once I heard him ask a software engineer colleague (that is also a contractor): "When you're ...
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5answers
3k views

How can I best notify management of a toxic coworker?

My workplace has been dealing with an extremely rude coworker and I'm looking for the best way to describe or document that behavior so I can escalate the problem to management or HR. This colleague ...
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3answers
6k views

What to do when you catch your co-worker sleeping?

Background info I was hired as an engineer at a company. My duties are outside in the construction site we're at, and a lot of documentation and "office" related work as well. Above me is an on-site ...
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3answers
1k views

How do I deal with finding out that my underperforming teammate makes more than I?

So I have this teammate who is much older than I which is probably the reason why he earns more than I. He has tons of experience on other aspects of software engineering but when it comes to iOS ...
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6answers
2k views

Easiest way to sack a developer who is on probation but isn't performing

My friend, a non-technical manager, has a software developer employee who was hired 5 months ago and is still on probation (6 months probation). The employee was given a task with estimate for 4 ...
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3answers
2k views

Start of day discussions [closed]

I'm a software engineer in a team of 6 people. 3 of which are ostensibly more junior members, they've been here less than a year. All in their mid-late twenties. We work 7 hours a day and I feel like ...
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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 ...
8
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4answers
861 views

I'm new, should I tell my boss about this other new colleague's bad approach/performance?

Since 1 month and a half I've started a new job. Since 2 weeks a new colleague joined as well, and the future plan for us is to work together more often (but on different things). We have already ...
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4answers
1k views

I think my new coworker should not be asked to stay; do I talk to anyone about it? [closed]

I started a new job as a Java developer nearly 3 months ago. A new coworker "Bobert" started three weeks after I did. I'll try keep the story to a minimum, both for brevity and relative anonymity. We ...
4
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3answers
742 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 ...

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