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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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Should I point out my colleague's mistakes in this situation?

Last week I was assigned a project by our manager. I started it and worked on it in between some priority work which came up. The project was stuck. So our manager and I decided to forward the ...
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How to react to hostile behavior from a senior developer?

I started working at Dec 2018, currently, there is only me and the senior developer and we sit next to each other. He comes to work really early and leaves early. When I started working I noticed ...
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Co-worker has annoying ringtone

There is a co-worker who has this annoying ringtone of "In the end - Linkin park" and gets about 10 to 15 calls every day. Every time his phone rings I get really annoyed. I feel like I should tell ...
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Is there a polite way to tell a coworker to leave me alone? (subtlety hasn't worked) [on hold]

I work with a coworker who is literally a chatterbox. He loves talking regardless who it is - clients, coworkers, random telemarketing guys, recruiters, you name it, he doesn't need a reason to start ...
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Hostile co worker

My team was approached today by our manager. Background: We have a hostile co worker. He's aggressive, sarcastic, rude to clients and managers. About 4 months ago he out of the blue stopped talking ...
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Some one else is taking credit for the work I have done [duplicate]

I have joined a new, big company very recently (a month ago). I work as software engineer. I have noticed that something was not done correctly, so I created a pull request for the refactoring and ...
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How to handle hostile comments by the CTO which imply I'm making mistakes?

I'm a senior software dev at a new job. Company has fewer than 30 employees. As I write this post, I've just finished my second day of work. Most everyone is also very experienced. They're friendly ...
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Co-worker's music [duplicate]

How do I tell a co-worker to turn off her music or at least wear headphones? My boss seams to be ok with her listening to the music, but it really bothers me. I have tried to ask her to shut her door ...
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A coworker distracts me too often

I am a software developer. I work in a relatively small company (30/40 people) and we are all in the same open space. I am the lead of the iOS team, and I have a problem with the lead of the Android ...
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How to deal with a coworker who may be depressed

Recently an intern joined me to work on a project. We are the only people working on this project. A month went by and it was going well; he was completing all the tasks in time and has the talent to ...
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Should I address a coworker's performance when working in a temporary team? (software development, no real oversight)

I'm a developer who just started doing some consulting work at a small third party company on a temporary basis (a few months). I was asked to help out on a small side project in a different team, as ...
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Should I tell a fellow intern that he won't be hired?

I am presently interning at a company as a part of my B.Tech curriculum. This is my final semester, and once this internship ends that is the end of my B.Tech degree. One of my B Tech colleagues ...
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Shall I report my organization's bad social media posts to my organization?

My company often posts really bad social media posts. It is not opinion based, these are objectively bad posts that consistently contain : typos, poorly cropped pictures and overall nonsense. The ...
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How to deal with colleague's extreme inflexibility and communication issues [closed]

I'm managing a colleague who is on the Autism spectrum. I find it quite challenging. For example, he's really inflexible. We have some regular tasks we perform, which aren't very important in the ...
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Is it OK to tell my colleague her constitution is amazing?

This is a follow-up of this question from the English StackExchange. I think my colleague's constitution is amazing for reasons given in that question: she tolerates cold better than the rest of us, ...
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Should I ask about new intern behaviour? [closed]

I'm currently only going to the office 2 days a week. The rest of the time, I work remotely from home, so sometimes, I don't get some office news. One of those days, I came in late, 9 am instead of 8 ...
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How to balance my talkings with colleagues inside the workplace?

I'm working in a company as the only software developer and my co-workers which do website data entry need to talk to each other to proceed with their tasks. My salary is about 4 times of them. So I ...
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Is it off-putting [in America] to catch a coworker getting up from his seat to ask a question?

Not sure if I'm off-base here. My colleague has a habit of asking people questions just as they are getting out of their seat. I feel like I've noticed at least one another person express impatience ...
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What is the proper way to handle a situation where a coworker is asking repeatedly the status of their project, when it has not been started?

What is the proper way to handle a situation where a coworker (call them "Not-Started") is asking repeatedly, every day, in person, or via email the status on their project, when I am working on an ...
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How to write an email to inform the overseas colleagues that I return to work after the surgery?

Today I am back to work after having heavy surgery and a month of sick leave. I used to work with overseas colleagues and I'd like to inform them that I've come back to work. What is the best way to ...
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Psychological domination and manipulation by a colleague

There is this female colleague in my office who is not strong technically. Yet, she manages to complete her work by taking help from the rest of the team. Of late, I have been observing her and found ...
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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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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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I'm a soon-to-be manager. But senior co-worker is slacking off AND forcing training that is demotivating new employees

I'm on the verge of being promoted to manager, but first I have to prove that I can actually manage a team. Or something like that. It's a raw deal. A co-worker that has seniority over me was added ...
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Dealing with conflict between co-workers for non-work-related issue affecting their work

TL;DR version at the end. I am the unofficial head of a 10 person research team staffed mostly by medical professionals and I seem to have found myself in a bit of a pickle. After a grueling 6 month ...
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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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Indicating to non-invited people I wasn't told to invite them without accusing my coworkers

I recently began a new project with new coworkers. The project being huge, it involves 100+ people whom I have to talk to and work with on a regular basis. I don't know everyone and everyone's role ...
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How to deal with coworker committing and pushing nonsense changes directly to master? [closed]

Given that I am the least experienced in this place I thought in the beginning it's normal what a coworker is doing, committing and pushing nonsense changes directly to master including broken parts. ...
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I think my boss logged into my facebook account and started seeing my private messages! [closed]

three days ago my coworker who sits next to me told me: You leave your Facebook account logged in! I told him "what?" he said that he turned on my computer once and saw it logged in, when I went ...
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Is it professional to write unrelated content in an almost-empty email?

I am employed in a consultancy company and I work at the client workplace. Monthly, I have a client employee sign a timesheet to certify the number of hours I have actually worked. I then scan the ...
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Is it professional to ask a coworker to turn off the chat notification sound?

I have a coworker at a job which I just started, in an open concept office, who runs Slack and maybe once every three minutes I'm treated to the ping pong sound of notifications. I'm somewhat afraid ...
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Fellow Scrum team member appears disengaged from stand ups, scrum master hasn't addressed it - what can/should I do? [closed]

I'm a member of a Scrum team in a matrix managed organisation (as a QA, my actual boss is the QA Manager who has other QAs in other scrum teams as well, but day-to-day I report progress/blockers etc ...
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How should I tactfully let my coworker know I'm uncomfortable being alone with someone else in a closed-off room? [closed]

I often have to work in our server room with a colleague, doing things like racking new systems, replacing drives, diagnosing issues, etc. It's a super loud room with around 50 units going at once, so ...
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Trouble understanding the speech of overseas colleagues

All of my development colleagues (software development company) are based overseas in India (I'm in the UK). I'm in a junior position and a lot of my development relies on being taught how to do ...
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Is it in bad taste to ask a quitting coworker where they are going next?

I work as a software engineer in an engineering company. Over the years colleagues came and went, and a few of the people I know well have left too. I am generally a curious person so when I heard ...
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How to say to my boss that our new sysadmin is a disaster at work?

I really hate to judge people, but the new sysadmin that was hired by the company that I work is really bad at work. When my boss hired him, he already knew that this new guy didn't know too much ...
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How to do things right while trying to date a coworker?

I'm based in Western Europe. Relationships among coworkers aren't rare here and I know several couples who met in the office, including bosses who married and had kids with their (former) subordinates....
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Feeling like a female version of Cassio [closed]

Kindly refer to this question for more details about me. Multiple offers with varied benefits So, I joined this wonderful company, was happy with my work and everything seemed to be fine. I was ...
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What is normal when you get fired from a larger company?

Last week I was fired from a 500+ person company for reasons I won't talk much about, but it was on the verge of a wrongful termination. Let's just say my old boss lied to get me fired since he didn't ...
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How do you respond to a colleague from another team when they're wrongly expecting that you'll help them?

Here's the situation. There is a person on Team X. They share some hardware that I also work on. They're trying to create a setup for something and struggling big time with it. It's none of my ...
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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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How to deal with colleague that uses you as a crutch to complete their tasks?

I have this colleague, that when she joined our team, I could clearly tell that she was having a hard time picking up the speed (She taught programming before, but never actually coded anything). So I ...
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Co-worker/friend asking for a code review

I have a co-worker who I got to know through a mutual friend before we started working for the same company, although he s been working in the company for a year more than me, he was kinda relaxed and ...
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How to deal with a new manager who was promoted rather than me?

At my work, I'm working in a department (of four people) in which the floor manager resigned. I would become the new floor manager, but my boss chose someone a week ago who isn't familiar in this ...
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Should I talk directly to colleague or go directly to HR for inappropriate behavior?

A new person was hired a few weeks ago. He's tells semi awkward jokes, mostly punny ones or "dad" jokes that half the time, aren't perceived as very funny. Every so often he tells a joke that has a ...
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Coworker read a private chat of me complaining about her. What do I do?

I had left a private chat open at my computer complaining about a coworker of mine and she read it. I had complained that she told another department some incorrect information. She confronted me and ...
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How to socially function in an office where the primary social interaction between employees is making fun of other employees?

I recently started a job in a new office, where it seems like anytime a casual conversation is initiated its typically in negative context about another employee on a personal level. This started ...
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Colleague pretend to need a review, but want me to do all the work

I am a senior software engineer working in a department with two teams: One team (model team) is responsible for the creation of forecasting models. The other team (my team) is responsible for the ...
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Coworker is lying about having kids to get extra time off. What should I do?

A peer of mine (same organization but different scrum team) is a very involved father. He is often taking time off of work to watch his kids and leaving early to take his kids to soccer practice. I ...
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My co-workers do not invite me regulary to coffee, after the work

After work, my co-workers usually go to grab a coffee or some drinks. They all go together, and I was invited only a couple of times. I have been employed there for a couple of months now. I would ...