Questions tagged [colleagues]

Questions regarding the people one works with. This includes questions about communication, teamwork, or other issues caused by ones co-workers.

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Educational Materials with Continued Education

Long story short I decided to continue my education and pay for it myself after watching upper management repeatedly gripe about how SHE (not the company) paid for a disliked coworker's degree. We ...
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What is this phenomenon in a company?

I was told by colleague A that a database table would be helpful to me, but a field name and its comment in it were not that self-explanatory and detailed and I cannot get to know how the values of ...
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Is it ok to use an employers laptop and software licencing for side freelancing work?

I have a colleague who also freelances on the side after hours (I assume this is ok, it's none of my business). I discovered today he's using his work laptop and work software license for his ...
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Is there an universal argument for sharing valuable knowledge/skills? [closed]

There are many great Questions and Answers on this site that deal with the question of whether or not to share valuable knowledge/skills with others: What is wrong with sharing knowledge with ...
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Dealing with Needy and Self-Centered Coworker

I have been in my current position for about a year and a half now (have been with the organization for closer to 4 years) and my coworker was hired shortly after I got this position for a supporting ...
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How to respond to the question, “is this a drill?” from staff during a scheduled site evac?

Sorry if this is not the right board, I wasn't sure where to ask this. We have a scheduled fire drill next week at work. We are not informing staff in advance. I am one of the admins onsite having to ...
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Can I consider that I was be isolated or something else?

I am a Java software engineer located in Paris office. Three months ago I remote joined a team in Berlin, because one person left in the team. I meet strange thing here: Generally speaking, if I have ...
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What is a polite way to ask coworkers not to use instant messaging like a face to face conversation? [duplicate]

I have quite a few co-workers who when they send a message, will send a greeting and literally will not say anything else until you greet them back. Some even repeat their greeting multiple times, and ...
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How can I ask my team lead not to assign me large amounts of work that falls outside my job description?

I'm a software developer on a team of five people. This team has a lead, a web developer, a back-end developer, and two mobile developers. This team structure is relatively new, and we are currently ...
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If a coworker is mean to me, and I do not want to talk to them, is it harassment for me not to talk to them?

I do not get along with a coworker A, but we work together and don't let it stop us from getting tasks done. Coworker B is dating coworker A. Coworker A goes on (possibly permanent) leave and says ...
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Is it frowned upon to involve a colleague in a side project?

I am a part time employee at a company based in California. I have a client I work for in my spare time, to make a bit more money. The client is in a completely different field of my employer. My ...
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How do I manage colleagues who lie, ignore facts and exaggerate to pursue their own agenda?

I am dealing with a colleague who is trying to sell a product we don't have. He pitched an idea for a new product internally, but nothing is committed or confirmed, and there is no ETA or any ...
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When should you go to HR vs. your manager with regards to an issue with another employee?

I had a previous role where I was having a problem with a disruptive, socially unaware colleague, and ended up asking HR about how best to handle it. We had a solid talk and it was discussed that I ...
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How to solve difference of opinion with senior colleagues on taking an approach towards a task?

Lately, I have observed that I have been frequently engaging in arguments with my senior colleagues to whom I report the work I do. These arguments are not in a negative way but most of the times, the ...
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How do I handle malicious coworker making work unbearable

I recently started working for a small team. At the same time company hired another person for the same position. We were meant to form two person team, because our competences are complementary. That'...
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Company's political cruft is preventing me from exercising my expertise in new position. Unable to work at my level

Somewhat Related to: Work given is not in my area of interest, how to approach my manager? Been asked to work significantly "below" my level for a sustained period -- can I ask company for ...
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When in a conflict with someone, should I tell them that I intend to speak to their superior?

In a workplace, if there is a conflict with a coworker, the best approach is to talk to the coworker about the problem directly. If a resolution cannot be reached, one can then try talking to the ...
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Don't like my coworker, but afraid to say anything because I'm still in probationary period

I do not like my coworker and I'm not sure what to do about it. Let's call him John. We are software developers at Megacorp. I am new, I've only been here four months. This is my first job as a ...
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Co-worker copying my messages and privately send them to clients as his own

I am a software developer, and my new co-worker is privately asking me questions and then sending them in private group chats to our client. This is my first job and I wasn't sure whether this is ...
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Can I reach out to dismissed coworker to wish her well?

A co-worker I had regular dealings with was recently dismissed from the company. I suspect it was due to performance ratings as my employer dismisses the bottom x % each year based on performance ...
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Should I notify my manager that a coworker has been taking a lot of cough drops over COVID-19 concerns?

At my workplace, we are required to wear face masks throughout the day and to do our best to keep a six foot distance from other coworkers to reduce the spread of COVID-19. A few days ago, I noticed ...
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Backing Out Of a Grievance

I have a union protected position at a company located in Canada. Recently, a group of us have been assigned extra work that clearly goes outside the terms of the Collective Agreement. We filed a ...
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Saw senior, respected colleague repeatedly masturbating in the office - how to get him to stop

This happened over a year ago so there's not much point bringing it up at work now, but I did see a senior (male) colleague repeatedly masturbating in the office. At the time I (also male, junior) was ...
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How to deal with arrogant people pretending to want “discussions”?

I'm working as a software development consultant (contractor) for a small/ish enterprise. We have this software engineer I'll call John. The team consists of me, the CTO and John. John is a Senior ...
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How to deal with an arrogant superior?

I'm currently working in a software company as a junior developer. Due to having been able to demonstrate a good understanding of the technology we use, I have been assigned some rather abstract/...
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How to deal with a younger coworker who is too reliant on online sources

I'm from the age of typewriters telex machines, menu driven programs, and disk-loaded operating systems. Back then, computers were unreliable, and your chief source of information was still books. ...
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How do I resign gracefully from a professional job?

This question is intended to be a canonical question, see Make that answer a canonical answer to "how to quit gracefully in a professional way" I am currently working in a full time ...
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How loud until you get a mark on your back?

Being relatively skilled and relatively loud in the office at promoting myself has got me in several rollercoasters of raising through the ranks then falling :) But one thing with being loud is ...
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Is it a valid strategy at workplace to select the people you work and comunicate with and avoid the rest?

I am closing on my 20 years working as IT. I am above average skilled and loud enough to be able to gain focus, raise through the ranks and then fall. Have done it several times :) I have had ...
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How to react if the team accepts you as leader but the managment tells you to back off?

i have been doing this project recently where I had relative difficult start with a team , but at one point it worked and the team started to accept me as a leader. Not a leader like "team lead&...
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How do I conduct myself when dealing with a coworker who provided me with bad data and yet keeps pushing responsibility for bad results onto me?

Some background will help me explain myself better - I maintain a software system that is used by the sales team. A sales person enters some data, then some complicated computations are done, and a ...
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How can I debate technical ideas without being perceived as arrogant by my coworkers?

I'm somewhat new in this job (6 months) as a frontend/backend developer. My boss, whom I consider a really capable and smart manager, has a system for measuring developer performance, in which I ...
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Is it appropriate to make known a colleague using company's resources for personal use?

At my workplace, the company has trusted us with full access to its Cloud infrastructure service account (think of Azure, AWS, etc). The belief is for developers to have access to what they need fast ...
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Manager wants me to discuss my performance directly with colleagues

As a part of our yearly performance review, my manager asked me to meet with some colleagues I work closely with to receive direct performance feedback from them. I also happen to be friends of them ...
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How to address a new employee that makes impolite and unprofessional remarks?

I work for a small company and recently hired a new employee when one of our senior employees resigned. He wasn't the ideal candidate for the job but we ended up hiring anyways since we were really ...
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How do I politely demonstrate competency when a superior is explaining something I'm familiar with?

A short while ago I met with the director to discuss my contributions to a product launch. He was there to acknowledge my contributions and I was a little nervous since I've also recently applied for ...
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A staff member in our department, but another area, complained that she feels left out

In my department we have 2 areas and we interact but not often. When the area I manage was short staffed we asked for help from the other area (2 ppl there) and they said no. We do day to day work and ...
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My colleague has the window open all day and it's cold [closed]

I share my office with another male colleague, I am a guy too. His window is open and it's cold, very cold. I am coughing, my feet are cold and my back hurts. How can I tell my colleague without ...
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How should I deal with coworkers who don't want to engage in small talk?

I work with a great team of people. I'm the only female, and I'm younger, while the others are middle-aged. We usually get along great, have fun, engage in ridiculous banter, and share a lot of laughs....
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What is a good way to complain on a retrospective meeting?

Hi I had a following case - a JIra issue with broken flow with regards of To Do / Selected for development / In Progress / Done. The result was that all the tooling around the JIra - boards reports ...
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Should I confront coworker over behavior [closed]

There is a group of people at work I call the Pack. Every few months or so the Pack targets a victim and starts a whisper campaign. Sometimes the victim is forced out of the company sometimes they ...
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How should I tell a colleague I don't think he's qualified for a lead role?

I work in software development and at my current company, becoming a senior developer (and beyond) is a really tough task. The process takes a lot of time and involves multiple conversations with the ...
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How to collaborate on javascript team when you don't know Javascript?

I started a new job 3 months ago. During the interview process, I was told I could pick whatever language I want to use to do the project. A couple of weeks ago we started the project, and I was ...
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How do I best pass on a manager's feedback to a colleague?

I've got a new(ish) colleague with whom I share a manager. I was tasked with onboarding the new colleague when they joined, although I think they're pretty settled in now. In a meeting with my manager ...
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Tricky situation causing great mental fatigue

Context Asking for my mum. She is a head at a warehouse. There is a new employee that has been causing some hassles. This has created some tension. Description The new employee, by all accounts, is ...
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Should I leave my current job?

I make a minor mistake, something very minuscule, a few times a day like a typo/template error etc. However, every few weeks or so, I make a mistake where my boss may need to confront me after ...
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How to tolerate coworkers who write crappy code? [closed]

I'm a senior software engineer working for a tech company. I've been in the same company for more than two years. There are lots of interesting problems to solve that I love. I'm super happy to have ...
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What should I do if I know one of the leaders in my company faked his work history?

Please note I have used slightly modified job titles to describe this without showing who's behind the scene. I work at an established corporate, and the head of my department (Marketing) was someone ...
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Is it normal for people to take things personally when rebuked/disagreed upon in a startup environment?

I've had experience with two co-founders (from two different startups) name John and Adam. Both of them 'rage quit' the company when I did not agree with them. John got so upset with me (the founder) ...
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Tension with coworker

I've been working with a coworker for about 6 months now and we have always had an awkward relationship. When I first worked there, whenever I asked a question she answered with an attitude like she ...

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