Linked Questions

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Should I do anything about coworker who clocks in early and does nothing? [duplicate]

How to get clarity on hours paid. I recently started a job where we clock in at the beginning of our shift, and out at the end. The pay is directly linked to the clocking and out. It's down to the ...
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13answers
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How can I constructively address the fact that a coworker with the same (senior) title doesn't have the basic skills for the role

I am an in a QA automation position, with the title "Senior" which is nice. I have a coworker, let's call him Sam, who also has a "Senior" in his title. I was happy with my title until Sam came along ...
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3answers
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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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1answer
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Work ethic ,Simulating activity and being loud [closed]

I have the following situation and I'm not sure how to react. In my team there are three members: A Junior with 2 years of experience Myself and another Senior with 15+ years of experience (...
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1answer
650 views

What should I do about a coworker that is slacking off and in turn, creating more work and stress for myself? [duplicate]

EDIT: I had to edit this because I realized this situation is very specific and I am too paranoid thinking someone from work will see. Thank you kindly to those who read through my backstory and ...
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3answers
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Work mate who isn’t sharing load [closed]

Within my team most of us have an area of speciality (sometimes this overlaps) but there are some basic daily tasks that we all share - our instructions being that we help each other out. There’s a ...
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1answer
300 views

Dealing with unproductive long term colleague? [duplicate]

I started at this company in Europe 5 months ago. I was placed in a small team within a company of about 150 people. This team is a stand-alone team and does not collaborate with any of the other ...
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13answers
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How do I deal with an unproductive colleague in a small company?

I am an employee in a small company (under 30 people). I have a colleague who is basically not really productive. We've been at the company for about the same amount of time, and we both joined while ...
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4answers
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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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6answers
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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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2answers
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How to deal with under-performing teammate when boss doesn't notice? [duplicate]

I work in a small company but my team has currently grown to include well over a dozen people. We all report to the same boss. This big team is broken up into sub-teams (each sub-team has no manager)....
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2answers
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should I complain to my boss about work partner? [duplicate]

I am doing job at a company where my boss divide work between me and one of my other partner. My partner sits idle whole the day and did not even help me out with the given task. When task is ...
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6answers
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Childcare and remote working

I work at a small company and am part of the internal development team (10 of us). Our team structure is as follows: 1 manager 2 testers (1 remote, 1 office based) 6 developers 1 product owner A ...
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8answers
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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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3answers
959 views

Intern I am working in pair with is slacking and disrupts our work

I am two months into my last internship as a Software Engineer, and the workplace is fine, except for one other intern, who I happen to work in pair with. We work on our own project in the company, ...
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2answers
404 views

How to deal with a uncommitted coworker, it affects my performance too [duplicate]

I am a back end developer for a data visualization tool. I have to work with a coworker who does the front end part. We established the deadline date to the client (it is a internal client in a big ...
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3answers
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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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3answers
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How do I deal with a coworker who offloads his work and personal tasks onto other coworkers? [duplicate]

I have a coworker that has no problems with offloading his work or even private things on other coworkers. He does not do this with me, since I have rebuffed him once, but he does this with a ...
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1answer
391 views

How to handle well-connected co-worker that wastes working hours on online Games? [duplicate]

How to handle well-connected co-worker that wastes working hours on online Games? I'm on a small software engineering team (5-7 people), who have an aggressive schedule. I've noticed one team-...
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4answers
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Lazy, arrogant and unskilled coworker [closed]

LE: This is not a duplicate of What can I do to make a coworkers lack of effort more visible because: . I think the other question only addresses part of my situation (the subjects of that question ...
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3answers
1k views

Freelance co-worker not doing anything at all [duplicate]

TLDR: Alice is not doing her job and I end up pushing all the activities and doing her tasks because I'm afraid of being let go. Should I inform management about this ? The backstory: I've been ...
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5answers
4k views

How to deal with disabled coworker who wastes time in office? [duplicate]

I work in the US. I have to develop some software with a disabled coworker (has disability parking card). He was working on this project alone for a few months and my manager added me to the project ...
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11answers
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How to mention that teammate accomplished nothing in team lead's absence [duplicate]

My team lead went on vacation for 2 weeks, mid-sprint. So my team, 3-ish developers, had a fair amount of work to finish the sprint off. Then we were told to work on the backlog and bugs in his ...
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5answers
2k views

Coworker stalking us with company camera [closed]

I have a co-worker, this one is the wonderful sort that shirks about, can't do more than one task at a time, and decided to report every wrong move by anyone else in the cubicle farm. The worst part ...
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3answers
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What are reasonable concerns to have in a company culture that is not meritocratic? [closed]

I've been working at a start up company for two years and am wondering how I and other employees should respond to a company culture that doesn't reward hard/good work. (I am working at a small ...
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2answers
535 views

How do I explain to my boss that a coworker isn't capable? [duplicate]

So I have this giant project that has a ticking deadline of a little under 2 months. My boss (IMO) over promised on the timeline to the client by a mile and let the client set the deadline rather than ...
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3answers
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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
651 views

How do you explain to your boss that the training they have planned are actually below the skill level you currently possess?

I have an IT background. Web developer to be precise. I recently completed NoSQL certificate, and am comfortable with RDBMS queries. I recently joined a finance team. My boss loves Excel. She ...
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3answers
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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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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 (...
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2answers
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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
648 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
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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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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
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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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4answers
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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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11answers
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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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2answers
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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
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what recommendations can I give to a colleague who is not preforming as well as expected [closed]

I work on a small team( 3 of us) Our senior dev is getting frustrated with my other colleague (we are both junior devs) because: a) She is taking longer than he thinks she should to get her portion ...
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9answers
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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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1answer
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Team members not contributing [duplicate]

I work as a software developer. I have taken on another task which is not part of my job, setting up a bunch of new servers for a new application that the company I work for has bought. I am working ...
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5answers
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Dealing with a coworker who never works [duplicate]

I'm a research intern at a fairly selective/prestigious company. There are several other interns, all with different (though somewhat related) projects, some with different supervisors. One of the ...
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4answers
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Should I cover for a chronically late employee? [duplicate]

The chronically late employee has worked here 3 years I just started. Short of changing my job (I've only been here a little while) I don't know what else to do. No one else is affected by this ...
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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
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Team member spends a lot of time on social media/youtube/chat [duplicate]

I keep catching one of my team members (who I am managing) on youtube, social media and chat. Our environment is quite relaxed in that sense - we all do this. Hence posting of the workplace right ...
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4answers
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Problem with co workers - Seniors, but don't work as they should [closed]

I work in an Agile/Scrum environment. We are a small team. We start sprint (two weeks) as all teams do, plan work and do it. There are some seniors in the team that basically don't (won't) work. ...
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1answer
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How to deal with an underperforming colleague [duplicate]

This question is about a retail environment We are a high-profile shop selling expensive premium items. Customer care is obviously a high priority. The colleague in question was hired primarily for ...
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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 ...
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1answer
829 views

How report incompetent colleagues? [duplicate]

This question is not directly about myself, but more on a colleague. We are a small IT company (around 20 people) producing&developing software for a niche industry. Mostly we are developers who ...

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