Linked Questions

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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 ...
8
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3answers
7k 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 ...
6
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3answers
850 views

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 ...
6
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3answers
623 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
3k views

How to work with an underskilled peer who isn't going away? [duplicate]

I work for group A of a large company as a senior software developer / team lead. Group A contains almost all the software development function within the company. We're currently working on a ...
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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 ...
5
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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 ...
4
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3answers
746 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 ...
3
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3answers
932 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, ...
3
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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 ...
3
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3answers
4k views

How do I handle a co-worker stealing company time? [duplicate]

My co-worker and I started at the same time, mid-summer, so we each have 9 days of vacation time through the end of the year. Our new boss works remotely and there is very little accountability. My co-...
3
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3answers
3k views

Dealing with a senior colleague not pulling his weight [duplicate]

I'm fresh out of college working in an IT company. I'm really enjoying myself and am working on a small project with 5 others. However one of the other developers (all senior to me) is really bad at ...
2
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3answers
712 views

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 ...
1
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3answers
430 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....
0
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3answers
882 views

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 ...
0
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3answers
674 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 (...
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3answers
753 views

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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3answers
2k views

How can I deal with a very lazy co-worker? [closed]

I'm working as a software developer at a startup in Istanbul/Turkey where there are only 2 full-time developers (including me) and 3 part-time staff (tester, developer, ux designer). Yesterday I had ...
4
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2answers
384 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 ...
3
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2answers
449 views

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 ...
3
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2answers
528 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 ...
3
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2answers
432 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 ...
2
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2answers
382 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 ...
2
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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 ...
2
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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 ...
2
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2answers
327 views

Should I point out someone else's failure? [closed]

The situation I'm working together with 2 persons on freelance basis. I've known both of them for a very long time already. One of them is a relative, which is why he doesn't want to work directly ...
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2answers
814 views

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
4k views

When is it time to complain to the boss about a coworker? [duplicate]

I have a coworker who neglects to perform her work properly and often acts unprofessionally (has been reprimanded for both in the past). She's also developed a habit of napping on the job, which I'm ...
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2answers
2k views

deal with a coworker who just didn't seem to get it

We have recently hired a new mid-level QA person, and the in the first few weeks, he did fine and seemed to catch up decently in training/learning of the product. When we finally assigned him "real" ...
0
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2answers
372 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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2answers
563 views

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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2answers
619 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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2answers
523 views

My colleague often took over my product line, and toss it back to me when he cannot handle it [closed]

I'm working in a instrument manufacturing company now. There are only product manager now, my colleague and I. Our manager had already assigned responsibilities for both of us when we join this ...
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2answers
285 views

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)....
5
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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 ...
5
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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 ...
5
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1answer
913 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 ...
4
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1answer
716 views

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 (...
3
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1answer
616 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 ...
2
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1answer
406 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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1answer
272 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 ...
1
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1answer
384 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-...
1
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1answer
2k views

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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1answer
429 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 ...
0
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1answer
795 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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1answer
2k views

Should I tell my boss that my coworker’s work is of poor quality? [duplicate]

I am one of two software engineers at my company. Our boss is not a software expert but he understands our work at a decent level and he is a good manager. The other engineer and I have been working ...
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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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1answer
624 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
325 views

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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1answer
862 views

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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