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Boss asked a co-worker to assault me

I was recently socialising after work and my boss asked my co-worker to assault me. They did. This was very uncharacteristic from both the co-worker and my boss but it was an incident fueled by ...
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Is it ok to use a software at work that was previously built at home?

My question is similar to this one, but the difference is that I already had a lot of code ready when I was first asked about the task. Not sure it makes any difference though. Is it ok to build ...
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Work-assigned roommate being disrespectful towards my schedule

I've started a job recently and to complete onsite training at the company HQ, I was assigned an apartment and a roommate. The problem is, even after defining multiple times my boundaries for sleeping,...
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Should I book overtime for an optional after-hours meeting in a bar?

I was invited to an optional meeting by one of my managers to discuss our new website with one of his marketing friends. The meeting is taking place after our normal work hours. It is also at a bar ...
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Does US have labor law(s) that provide employees right to address after-hour work expectations?

As a consultant in the US, I am constantly checking my emails around the clock (weekends included), and while the company has taken active measures to instill "avoid work over the weekend" culture, ...
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Is it against german privacy protection laws to disclose that someone worked on the weekend? [closed]

In Germany, if you e.g. learned of an illness of a colleague, you are not allowed to disclose this to other colleagues or even the employee. I am wondering whether something similar applies to ...
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How can I work long hours without pressuring my coworkers?

I love my work, and I tend to work much longer hours than any of my coworkers. I typically avoid any direct mention of my hours or any such measure for fear of the reaction it typically inspires. I ...
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How to politely avoid or decline unexpected off-the-clock work?

In this specific company, work hours are very flexible. The only rules are: You must be at work between 9h30 and 11h30, and between 13h30 and 15h30. You must work a certain number of hours per week, ...
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Is there something during the work day that I can do to increase productivity after work? [closed]

I often find myself exhausted after work hours (8 hours of work plus commuting [and meal] times). When I get home, I am unable to be productive on my personal projects, even if I have the motivation ...
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How to politely decline a colleague's wedding invitation given to you personally in office?

I have read the related questions on "how to politely reject a wedding invitation", but my case is different. In my Sri Lankan culture/tradition, the invitation is given by personally visiting the ...
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Boss calls personal phone about non-critical things after hours; how to respond?

I've seen a few similar questions asked, but they don't seem to address my particular situation: My boss occasionally calls my personal phone (mobile) after work hours on Fridays, usually between 5:...
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Is it ethical to make my team pay for a team bonding activity after work? [closed]

If I make my team pay for a team bonding activity after work, can that be considered ethical?
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I've killed my colleagues' characters during RPG session, now they won't talk to me

Introduction I am a software developer and I've been with my current company for about 4 months now. Initially I've generally stuck to myself but after a while (a month?) of getting to know everybody ...
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Is the perception of working late different to that of coming in early? [duplicate]

This has been inspired by the question Can staying late look like something bad? Let's assume a salaried, office role, where the contracted hours are 9-5. What are the likely perceived differences ...
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Absent due to sickness make up by working late hours [closed]

I was recently absent a day from work due to the flu.I usually stay back late hours and work. So I missed 8 hours that day I was absent but working two hours extra over regular work hours would see me ...
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“Professionalism” After Work Hours and Separating the Two

I apologize if this is "off-topic", but based off my reading of this stack for a while (man, are there ever some interesting questions popping up around here), I believe I am within site scope. The ...
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Is my workplace warning for texting my boss's private phone at night justified?

I am a computer programmer for a county in Texas. One Saturday night, while at home, I had an idea about a deployment problem and I texted my Boss several times also about issues and attitudes about ...
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Can my boss/upper management fire me because of speak publicly outside of work about politics? [closed]

It so happened that my boss walked by while I was talking politics with a friend, totally after hours and not at work nor near it. Usually I never speak at work to anyone about my political/religious ...
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How do you break it to a new employer that you don't drink? [duplicate]

I've never really had a huge issue with this but I've always been uncomfortable with it. I don't drink because of health and personal preference but no matter which company I join (tech industry), I ...