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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How do I professionally respond to non work related comments from colleagues on teams that will need to work closely with?

This is a followup question to my most recent question of disclosing a sensitive hobby. This is occurring in the United States in a blue , liberal leaning state. During a recent team building exercise ...
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Perception problems with regard to work contribution and my ensuing resentment

I am a software engineer with about 3.5 years experience. I was hired 9 months ago with the understanding that I would do fullstack work. However, for the entirety of this time I was stuck working on ...
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I'm doing my team members work and am now micromanaged

I just started this job 1 month ago and it seems the team leader (who is also in charge of my evaluation) is not liking me not participating in their gossip sessions: talking about employees and ...
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I applied to a job at a tech retail store and how should I ask someone working there out for a coffee so I can learn how the job is like?

I freshly moved to a new city in Eastern Turkey with my family after living my life in the İzmir and passed my CV to a tech retail store which I end up passing by everyday since it's opposite to the ...
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Trouble collaborating on code with a project leader

heh this is too long. tl;dr my project leader takes over my projects, changes my code without discussing it, and is non-communitive. WWYD? I work for a small consulting company with about 15-20 ...
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Colleagues routinely only answer the first of my questions?

You send an e-mail with three questions to a colleague. They reply but only answer the first question. The questions are strongly related so you don't want to send three separate e-mails. However you ...
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Dating a coworker with indirect relations to a direct report

This is somewhat of a weird situation to explain. I am a senior, C level executive and am dating somebody from another part of the company. There are no overlapping parts in the day to day business of ...
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How do I get colleagues to stop piling work on me in my last month of work? [closed]

EDIT: Thanks so much for all the feedback and suggestions! You're right, I'm not obligated to do any extra work and it's not my problem if things burn after I leave. For those asking, I work remotely ...
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Should I convince user to use feature

I was tasked with making a new software for internal use and I implemented a new feature that I think would improve business process accuracy. However the end user doesn't want to use it (thinks it ...
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How do you point out that someone made a terrible mistake? [closed]

What do you have to say in the most professional way? "Peter, did you write this bit of code? It sends several MSSQL request to the db and you're not batching it. Did you write it? You deployed ...
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How to reply to "you're expected to not stay in the one role the whole day"?

I was sent to work at a convention with a team of about 10 other people. The convention was two days and our setup was elaborate. Most of the people I was working with were new to working with each ...
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What to ask before the end of probationary period?

There is many of example questions for job interview. But what I, as a team lead, should ask before the end of the staff member's probationary period?
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Colleague's delayed work is preventing me from completing my own tasks

One of my colleagues and I are doing a project together and I depend on his results, but his deadline has been extended several times. I asked him why he delayed his work. He answered that he was ...
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How can I politely ask my PM to stop calling me unexpectedly?

I am a software engineer. Sometimes, the project manager in my team will randomly call me out of nowhere on our communication software, without asking first if it's ok to interrupt me. They usually ...
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How to deal with stubborn colleague?

A bit of context: I'm working in a small team of 5 developers at a startup. Our senior developer left about one month ago; he was by far the most knowledgeable of us in terms of the technologies we ...
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Coworker made a big mistake with no bad consequences should I tell the boss?

A coworker accidently threw away a check from a customer of pretty significant value ~$10,000 and I was able to find it in trash before they took it out. I think it was accidental and no malicious ...
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How to tell coworker in polite way to shortly describe things I need to learn instead of elaborating?

I am working on product in which I am a newbie, but in my group there are coworkers that know that product deeply in all the details. Those coworkers are busy with high-priority tickets and I am new ...
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Startup titles for two co-founders where one is the official company director [closed]

I've just cofounded a tech startup company with a friend. Our roles are currently ambiguous and we will probably both be working on similar stuff to get everything off the ground. However, I am the ...
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What work environment perfectly fits for an INFJ? [closed]

I am really curious about this. I am INFJ and it is hard for me to blend in with my current workmates.
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How to deal with condescending coworkers when I am overqualified for the job?

Here is just an intro to provide context. I am a senior software developer working for a big company. Working remotely. Over a year ago I have been moved to another position at my current job and I am ...
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Inadvertantly made coworker look bad

I was in a email chain with boss and a coworker and basically I said that there was some issues with a project that said coworker worked on and was asking him to fix it. The coworker got pretty ...
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How to adjust to work when you have narcissism

I have narcissism disorder for example I take criticism badly Like to one up coworker I get mad sometimes if coworker don't take my suggestion Sometimes can be a ass without realizing it How ...
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How to switch desks with coworker/s?

So I want to switch workstations at my job. I currently work in an open-plan desk and was hoping to switch to a closed office there are plenty at my work but all taken. Have you ever switched ...
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Assigned to do a physically demanding job with someone who wasn't up for it. Manager mad things were slow and may have to do it with them again

I'm going to phrase this question in a blunt way. I was assigned to do a tasks that had a considerable amount of physical work. I'm male and in good shape but I'm not particularly "large". A ...
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Passing same coworker quick succession greeting etiquette

Say you walk pass a coworker and say hello, but then pass him again not 30 seconds later. Do you need to say hello again or is it ok to just keep walking? Assuming it's someone that is barely an ...
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How to deal with spotting a colleague (potentially) getting high in office / meetings?

Now, I have to clarify: I'm not sure it's exactly what happened, or if it counts as "drug usage" or getting high. I have little to no experience with either topic. I'll just describe the ...
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Would it be inappropriate to leave anonymous letters of encouragement around my workplace?

Being the type of person I am, little notes of encouragement are always a nice surprise whenever I find them. So, I was wondering if it would be weird or inappropriate to leave anonymous notes or ...
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Coworkers treating me differently for being the only one not doing free overtime

All of my coworkers are happy to "hop online" for a meeting at 7pm or work on something over the weekend. They aren't being asked by our managers to do this and there's no extra pay, they ...
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As an introvert, how do I connect with co-workers at a new job?

I just started a job at an insurance company. The problem I'm having is that I don't talk to my co-workers unless it's work related. I'm new in the office and all of them are already friends. As the ...
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How to deal with upset colleague about clarifying requirements (hijacking email thread)

(names have been replaced) I work as a software developer at company X. In my team, we have testers and other engineers. Recently a request has come in from the business, to implement some changes to ...
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Stressed by a coworker who's generally against my working method

This might be nothing to others, but personally, I need help. I recently working with this coworker and they are the main reason I consider to quit my job. Boss tells me that they and my working "...
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Colleague wants to join my project

I started my new job on the same day with another colleague. We both are senior software developers. The workload is manageable, so we both were looking for some side projects the company can benefit ...
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How to professionally and politely reject and say no to client offering job at their company?

I have around 4 years of experience in an IT company as a software developer. The current company I am working with is a service-based company. The client of the project/product which I am working on ...
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Small business, dysfunctional and overloaded; how to convince cultural change?

Joined a small business who’ve built a SaaS platform for a niche and complex business domain. It’s basically “Business Guy” / CEO, “Tech Guy” and “Sales Guy”. The product is clearly valuable with ...
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How should I handle an overly assertive peer?

I have a coworker who is vocal and very assertive when he thinks something is being done wrong. We're both mid-level developers, but he is a much more experienced developer than I in the language that ...
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My boss wants to attend my team’s weekly meeting

My boss has asked that I invite him to my weekly team meetings, which I consider to be inappropriate. How can I respond? My concerns are that my (micro-managing) boss will potentially undermine my ...
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Dealing with incompetent peer protected by higher ups

One of my peers is a product manager and he is very bad at his job. So bad that I had one of my developers switch projects just to get away from working with him. I've tried coaching him, but he doesn'...
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How To Deal With (Possible) Accounting Error

Background The place I work at has an overtime policy so that anyone who works outside of their assigned hours, gets paid more for each additional hour. This company has a lot of bad managers and a ...
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Are Referral bonus expected to be handed over or split with with the referree?

Summary: I referred an ex-colleague and received referral bonus. Colleague went through interviewing and negotiation process for a different job posting, after my initial referral, which I did not ...
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I "snitched" on a coworker who always leaves hours early

Where I work there's a strong culture of "not snitching". Several coworkers leave 1-3 hours early. There is one in particular ("Bill") who literally does it each time. He often ...
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Is it appropriate to bring up "drama" affecting you that you technically shouldn't know?

I work remotely, and my sister works at one of the company's main offices. The team in the office is very negative and has an "Us vs them" mentality when it comes to remote workers. My ...
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Talk to Office Food Thief?

I have a coworker I consider a mentor. Therefore, I buy him popcorn whenever I go to Costco. It is $7/bag for thank you and he will share if you want. I have another coworker, I will aptly call, Karen....
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Coworker asking to borrow money in front of other people

Summary: Can it be viewed as unprofessional/suspicious to hand small amounts of money to a colleague in an office setting? On two different occasions, when I was working in an office, two coworkers ...
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How to deal with underperforming associate and un-involved manager?

I have been in this company for more than 5 years now. I started as an associate when the initial team was being built from ground up. When I joined, I was the second member and in all we had a team ...
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People reacting with anger to my trying to get rid of meetings that should be emails

I'm invited to a lot of "meetings that should be emails". I'm currently doing a lot of unpaid overtime because of, among others, that. I have a list of tasks to complete. In a typical ...
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How to politely ask coworker to check their results?

I work with a fairly large team across departments. One of my coworkers, whom I've never met in person, is polite and responsive. However, the data that they send to me for analysis is rarely accurate....
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Why did my coworkers get upset with me when I told them I run an online business that generates high income? [closed]

I have joined a publishing company for about 3 months, and I used to be close with the coworkers in my department. We would go for lunch together almost everyday. However, this changed last week, ...
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Style of projecting work results [closed]

I am a Software Developer in Germany, and have this quite style of working. I do my tasks and at times, even more than what is expected of me. But in meetings, I don't speak much about my work. I ...
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How do you handle colleagues who constantly give you resistance?

I work as a full stack developer in a team of 7 developers. I like to receive the constructive criticism as well as give it when needed. I love to review PRs and strive to maintain high coding ...
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Colleague frequently late, often when manager is not present

I work for a micro company with less than 10 employees and the working atmosphere is generally good and everyone gets along most of the time. One gripe is that people are on time but there is one ...

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