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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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Dealing with difficult fellow colleagues/students [closed]

I'm in my first year of a PhD at a UK university as part of a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) programme. I am part of a cohort of students, most of whom have come straight from an undergraduate ...
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Software Industry - How do I deal with legacy code and clean code effectively?

I am currently working with a company which has produced a lot of useful, but old code. Many of my peers and software developers have spent a lot of time building this library and use it extensively. ...
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Drunkenly said something offensive to a coworker

So. Christmas dinner office party. Drank way too much too fast. Told a coworker he reminded me of a cow, but I didn't mean anything bad by it. He has this sort of "cow looking at the cars from behind ...
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Can I file a complaint with HR against a coworker’s promotion? [closed]

I work as a Senior Software Engineer on my team, and I have a coworker who was recently promoted to the same level, but she has nowhere near the qualifications for the position, she lies regularly, ...
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How do I deal with a slow co-worker whose attitude is affecting my team?

So, I have this colleague (call him Mark). Both of us are software developers with more than a year’s experience (his being two months longer than mine). Since we were hired, he has been working on ...
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How to deal with dishonest boss and colleagues [closed]

Characters: Me - senior year college student. Back-end and infrastructure dev.. Boss X - junior year (different) college student Colleague Y - junior year college student (same school as I, we meet ...
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How to find workplaces with high proportion of young (20-something) college-educated population? [closed]

How does a 20-something find a white collar job with lots of 20-somethings? Statistics/finance/accounting/applied-math field.
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Should I hold a grudge against my ex-colleagues? [closed]

I was let go at my company, as I did 'fit in with the culture'. I'm not too worried about being fired, as I've already gotten a job offer, however, during my time at the company my ex-team acted like ...
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How do I move forward after a misunderstanding at our year end function?

Last night we had our year end function at a local restaurant where a couple of tables were arranged to form one big square table. At one stage a colleague who was sitting next to me moved a few ...
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Confessions of an incompetent worker. How to cope with colleagues hating me and failing in self improvement?

As the title above explains it all, yes, I suck at my job. Almost 2 years into my job as a system engineer for the IT department of a manufacturing firm, I can confidently do about a portion of my ...
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Coworker is lying about insignificant things…?

So I work a mechanic-esque shop. We've all got these jackets that have the company logo on it. And you can get them with or without your name on it as well. Today, a coworker (let's call him Bob) ...
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I suspect my coworker is trying to take revenge. How do my career and I survive an extra few weeks of working together?

A few months ago, I was temporarily (until the end of this year) put on another team. There is one other developer, and we've been struggling in our day-to-day interactions from day one. He's not used ...
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My colleagues earn 1.5 times more money than I. How do I increase my salary? [duplicate]

A year ago I got relocated to the UK from the Netherlands and continued in the same company(in one of the big 4). As I was happy to have a job in my host country I accepted the salary of 38.500. Which ...
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Festive Email To Close Colleagues

First off, I've had a good year at work. I've learnt a lot and progressed in my profession which I attribute to the help of certain people I work with. I'm your standard introvert type so my idea was ...
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How to handle disrespectful treatment at workplace? [closed]

I joined in an organisation before 6 months as Ruby on Rails (ROR) Developer. I have complete experience as ROR Developer and with mid level front end skills. This organisation is wholly a JAVA based ...
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How to work around the Manager's favorites?

How to work around a Manager's favoured team member? I was moved from TeamA to TeamB as a new project was about to begin; So I came under this TeamB Lead. TeamB has a member (call him Dave) whom the ...
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How to ask co-worker to let me work?

As most people, I am not productive 100% of the time I spend at the office, but I try to keep my procrastination time to the minimum (preparing tea, going to the bathroom, answering my messages) and ...
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HR advised colleague not to notify department he is leaving

An engineering colleague of mine has been planning on leaving for the last several months and is leaving in about a months time. Over this period, the engineering department has not been aware of this ...
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How could I answer to the question: “Why are you leaving your company?” without looking conceited? [duplicate]

I'm planning to look for another job. I am a programmer. I have a lot of reasons, but some of them, which are important to me, and not only salary related, make me think a bit. For example: 1) All ...
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Coworkers flashing with optical mouses lasers during work

I work in a fairly small office room with 4 other coworkers. Two of them sit in front of me facing my direction. From time to time it will happen that as they work they will slighly pick up their ...
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I unintentionally hurt a co-worker's feelings. I said I was sorry but she won't discuss it [closed]

Someone who I consider a friend at work, who I've known for 4 years, sent a text to my work phone saying she needed a friend to talk to. She went into some detail, I got the feeling it was regarding ...
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How to not sound passive aggressive in code reviews?

As a young guy in my first programming job, I can't figure out how to avoid sounding passive aggressive when providing code review comments or when responding to such comments in my own code. It ...
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Colleague left me with his unfinished work [closed]

TL;DR: By the end of the day, a colleague of mine told the high level boss that she must go home and that I can handle the task by myself. While the task had nothing to do with me except for her ...
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Workmate displaying unpleasant behaviour after divorce [closed]

Coworker in my department has been through a divorce last year and unfortunately it changed his personality so much that he started acting like a complete a**hole (for the lack of a better word, sorry)...
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How can I tactfully express that a co-worker is very wordy?

I'm writing a review for a co-worker. This co-worker's weakness is they tend to over-explain problems and use a lot of words when few are required. Although they want to provide full context and lots ...
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My boss is trying to be my friend. How should I handle this?

I started a new job as a software developer at a small (~50 people) company in October, and my new project manager (boss) started a month after I did. He's the outgoing, touchy-feely type; I can't ...
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How do I tell a colleague to respect workplace and other staff?

There is a new starter within my team at work. This new starter has joined as a senior employee but completely has a lack of respect for the workplace and other colleagues outside of our team. This ...
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How to have honest conversations with the project leaders about a difficult client

So similar to this question: How can I deal with a difficult client? Except that we know that the client is difficult and have had multiple meetings dealing with after-effects of the client's ...
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Senior colleagues are deriding my work

Let me give you some context before. I'm working in a very well-known international company as a DevOps Engineer with 6 months of experience. I feel so grateful and lucky to develop my skills and ...
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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)....
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How to deal with a Co-worker with performance issues

I've been managing a small electronics store for a few years. I have two co-workers: the boss, and the technician. I have a problem with the technician: he's very nice, skilled, and actually the one ...
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How to tell a colleague that I want to stop sharing the ride?

A few months ago, we hired a new temporary worker, Joe. Joe does not have a car so I offered to share the ride with him 4 times per day, which is about 45 km daily. I asked for 4€/day. Joe's salary ...
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Resigning employee won't turn over completely / properly

What can I do if the employee I'm replacing refuses (in a discreet way) to turn over knowledge and instead gives it to my would be subordinate? I have been recently promoted earlier this year to ...
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what to do when you don't want to go to a dinner meeting with your boss and coworkers?

I have a dinner meeting this Friday with my boss and with some coworkers. Last week, they asked me if I could go I said yes, but in somewhat non-committal way e.g. "umm, ok". But now that I had time ...
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How to deal with a senior coworker who sabotaged my work

I currently work on a team being led by a senior coworker with a title equivalent to tech lead in Agile, however I do not report to him. About 3-4 months ago he switched the process from exporting ...
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How to get a response from a busy team?

I need to get an update for some high priority items, which have been pending for months now and starting to get absolutley critical. The technical team of 2 are the only colleagues who can help me. ...
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How to react professionally when a colleague comes to work with a black eye?

A colleague came to work with a black eye. His bruises have nothing to do with work and don't impair him. We are on the same hierarchical level, but work in different teams and on different projects. ...
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How to ask a colleague why he is leaving the company?

I'm working at my current company for only 2 months, and my boss recently told me that one of my team mates (who is working here for less than a year as well) is leaving the company due to "personal ...
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Demeaning co-worker - What can I do besides go to HR?

I've been at my job for 2 1/2 years now. We have a small team (5 people), that all works remotely. The co-worker in question started about a year before me. This co-worker is consistently rude and ...
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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 ...
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How to make agreements on code base with co-worker when having different opinions

I am working as a frontend developer and had a new colleague joining my team. He is more experienced than me but I have more knowledge about the application we are working on. So we are doing the ...
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Dealing with a coworker making snarky jokes

I work as a (male) data scientist in a small company (around 10 people, all males). My job is to provide tools for my coworkers to quickly get the information they need from our data to do their jobs. ...
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Co-workers discussing their future employers

In my current company, I have been in conversations with co-workers discussing with others about the next company they are going to join. They also discuss the interview calls and offers they received ...
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Handle off-work related tasks from colleagues

We are a small group of people working in an office not too far from the commercial area. It usually takes me no more than 5 minutes of walking every day to buy some food and such from the store. ...
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What is the etiquette of discussing new contracts with current team, as a contractor?

There’s a related question here: What is the etiquette around discussing interview for new positions with my current coworkers? The other question seems geared toward full-time. My question is ...
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Colleague is not competent but gets away with it

We have a dedicated resource for CSS styling since we are working on a web application and are under tight deadlines. Me and 2 others are the main drivers behind this enterprise application. We simply ...
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Responding to a claim

My friend Bob and his co-worker Alice where walking down the hallway of the building at work. Their workplace is very professional and so is their work relationship. Unfortunately, there was nobody ...
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Most of team formed clique and I want to leave the team. What should I tell my manager if I resign?

Over the last 5 or 6 months new members have joined our fairly small team in a large company. Previously there were just two of us on the team. Everyone on the team gets along pretty well. Personally ...
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How to behave in a toxic work environment? [closed]

I am working in a consultancy firm for 2 months and it's my first job. From the first day I started working in here, I've found myself in office politics. My team is new and made up from 4-5 people. ...
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Working with a colleague known to bully

I'm facing the prospect of having to work with someone who has displayed bullying behaviour towards me in the past. She undermines by constant criticism, and uses her elevated position to hold power ...