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 can I get my colleague to grok git [closed]

Right now I'm in a small-sized team where we work on changes in our own feature branches and then push to a central repository for review before finally merging into a branch which will later be ...
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How to manage lazy coworker? [duplicate]

I have a coworker in my workplace which is a web-developer. He is not so interested in his job and in case of problems in his daily tasks, he stops his job somehow and waits till the problem resolves. ...
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New project, “newer” circumstances [closed]

I agreed on a software project to deliver a system. As part of our agreement, I'd be getting a developer of my choice. My pay is a certain monthly amount. On top of that, I'd be getting a portion of ...
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what recommendations can I give to a colleague who is not preforming as well as expected [closed]

I work on a small team( 3 of us) Our senior dev is getting frustrated with my other colleague (we are both junior devs) because: a) She is taking longer than he thinks she should to get her portion ...
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Dealing with colleagues that appear to have a lot of pull in the workplace [closed]

I once had a colleague that seemed to have a lot of pull in the workplace. She was able to openly slack off in the department manager who would smile and chat with her, and managers all seemed ...
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How to deal with an underperforming colleague [duplicate]

This question is about a retail environment We are a high-profile shop selling expensive premium items. Customer care is obviously a high priority. The colleague in question was hired primarily for ...
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How to communicate as a new employee and foreigner [closed]

I am new to USA, so culture, language and everything for me is new and it's been a few months that I'm hired in a company. Totally, I'm a reserved person but would like to have friendly ...
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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 handle with a colleague who deliberately use our client's competitor stuff? [closed]

Recently we were assigned a big contract with a big company, who manufactures headphones. We have a developer which works on this project, who always works with his headphones on. Normally, this ...
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Is it out of place in this situation to speak up to get what I want?

I currently share an office with a very abrasive and downright annoying coworker who is in the process of being relocated to another department. This means that the office her and I occupy will be ...
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Lazy, arrogant and unskilled coworker [closed]

LE: This is not a duplicate of What can I do to make a coworkers lack of effort more visible because: . I think the other question only addresses part of my situation (the subjects of that question ...
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Telling someone they are horrible at making coffee

In my office we have a coffee machine that was my idea to get. The VP was nice enough to go out and buy one on the company dollar, and she also supplies the Milk/Sugar/Coffee grinds as well. Now I ...
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Problem with co workers - Seniors, but don't work as they should [closed]

I work in an Agile/Scrum environment. We are a small team. We start sprint (two weeks) as all teams do, plan work and do it. There are some seniors in the team that basically don't (won't) work. ...
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How can I encourage my colleague to work harder when they leave early and take breaks? [duplicate]

How am I suppose to ignore this dilemma, if I truly have the company's best interest at heart? I am extremely loyal, objective to a fault. My myers briggs is INTJ, I checked my Enneagram Tritype and ...
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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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The mouth of my co-worker stinks so strongly, that I can't stay 2m from him [duplicate]

...but we are talking a lot, and he is mostly much much closer. I don't know what to do. Now he has left my desk around 10 minutes ago, but I still can feel the odor of his mouth. I don't have any ...
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How to overcome lunch-break embarrassing incident? [closed]

I was sitting on a table in the lunch room when I started coughing, which to my utter embarrassment resulted in a disgusting sound. Unfortunately, there were other colleagues having lunch near me, who ...
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How do I stop having lunches with a colleague? [closed]

Some time ago I started working at a company. Few days later I met my acquaintance who had recently started working there as well. Since we both were new and didn't know anyone, we started having ...
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Is there a polite way to tell a coworker to leave me alone? (subtlety hasn't worked) [closed]

I work with a coworker who is 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 blabbing. ...
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Colleagues going overboard as they get more envious [closed]

One of my cousins has joined an year old startup. She is full of ideas and expressed it right at the time of interview. The panel was impressed with her. With a period of 2-3 months, she introduced ...
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Is it a good idea to talk about consequences in meeting about dev processes [closed]

Here is what happened at work. Dev architect came up with new guidelines about coding practices, patterns etc. She presented it to the team. Its noteworthy that most of the team members are seasoned ...
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How to write a email to HOD of the company seeking support [closed]

Help me with quotes and lines for sending a official mail to all the department heads of my company, seeking a good support from their end. I joined in a new company so everyone should know about ...
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Finding one of my colleagues a bit annoying [closed]

He is a nice guy generally, but he has this really annoying trait of wanting to always be right and then arguing for the sake of being right. I have treated him professionally, sometimes letting him ...
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I think I know who does not clean the toilet bowl after using it, how to proceed? [closed]

I work a small sized company renting offices at a rather large office building with multiple companies sharing multiple toilets. Most of our offices gather around one washroom, although this washroom ...
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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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How to deal with a manager who lies and hides information? [closed]

I work for a very large company in USA. Some of us are allowed to work remotely sometimes or always. A few months after starting my job, I saw evidence that my manager praised me in front of me, but ...
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Coworker acting strange [closed]

I've recently started at a new workplace as a System developer. We sit in an "open area" with assigned workplaces where there are walls/ cabinets seperating us. The coworker behind me was very ...
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need to talk to someone about job frustration [closed]

I really need some help here. I don't really know where to turn or who to talk to and this is chewing me up. Sorry if I go on a bit I'm trying to provide details but keep it brief at the same time. I'...
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Can you get demoted to your previous position if that position is already filled? [duplicate]

If you have been promoted to a higher position and now that’s position is getting eliminated, Can you get demoted to your previous position ( manager) if that’s position has been advertised and ...
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How to deal with coworker constantly sucking snot in the workplace [duplicate]

A coworker of mine has been under the weather for a few weeks now and has developed the habit of loudly sucking his nose every minute or so. It has caused everyone sitting within 20 feet of him to ...
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Is it appropriate not to complete a re-assigned task so that your colleague who did not do the work cannot claim credit in his or her resume [closed]

This colleague that I mention in my scenario (How to handle being assigned a colleague's work when the colleague does not complete it) have decided to leave the company because he/she have manage ...
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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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Deadlines, Unprofessional Coworkers and Contracts [closed]

I recently had a situation in the office where I was working on a dataset all day with real progress being made, only to have the power at my station go out because some other coworker wanted to plug ...
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My co-workers knowledge doesn’t match my concept of their roles [closed]

I'm a junior developer and recently joined my company. There are developers and consultants. Some people are just consultants without programming knowledge. I'm working on an important project where ...
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Advice on how to handle an equal with less experience bossing me around [closed]

I have a colleague that has been with the company for 2 years and I have been here for 5 years. He has no degree and has been tapped to be the next Test Technician, he has been given the ...
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How to handle subpar developers [closed]

I have co-workers who are supposedly senior engineers, device driver developers, firmware engineers who have been working on Linux based systems for 5 or more years and 20 years or more in total. But ...
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Reckless use of very toxic PC cleaner in closed workplace, how to tell them to stop using it? or am i overreacting? [closed]

EDIT:Thank you very much for all the answers, either by giving how to approach my coworkers which is something i really needed or with facts about canned air. Which is looks like i was overreacting. ...
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A new colleague is misbehaving with me while my boss chooses to stay dormant [closed]

So here's the thing. I work in Team A and there's a new team member (X) in Team B. Since A-B teams work together this means that I have to work along with X. Now X is a very "competitive" person. ...
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Is it best to move on after being harassed at work? [closed]

If you read my previous posts I've been harassed and mistreated after returning from maternity leave. How can I stop my colleagues being disrespectful about my personal life choices? I submitted a ...
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How to politely stop riding with a colleague who gives me free ride without offending her?

I take the bus to go to work and come back home, but there is no bus to catch when I finish my shift on Saturdays and Sundays. One of my colleagues offered me a ride back once on the weekend, and I ...
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How should i handle my co-worker? [closed]

I work in the medical field and i need some advice. Does a coworker have the right to tell you which patient to room? Tell you to hurry up? Even though the doctor isn't behind with his schedule? ...
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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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How to teach an unwilling coworker better coding practices [duplicate]

I have a coworker who is a bit older than me and doesn't follow good coding practices. His coding style is like the wild west - no encapsulation, no reviews (aka run from them, commit on master...). ...
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Senior developer peer pressures me into getting cakes [closed]

I am the junior developer in a team of two in the UK and my senior developer calls me selfish and peer pressures me into going upstairs into an office of 30+ people and getting cakes to bring back ...
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Is being asked to remove all personal belongings retaliation? [closed]

After I complained about harassment the office manager was extremely angry with me and told me to remove all photos of my child from the office space. I only had one avatar photo of my daughter on my ...
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Prevent future unwanted approaches

About two and a half months ago I got a senior full-time position in a medium-sized US company. Because this is a software development job, most of my coworkers are male, whereas I'm a female in my ...
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Does management has a spy on floor? [closed]

Recently the company I joined which had made some people redundant and there was a meeting to make sure no one else is getting laid off, but since then a guy is always hovering the floor like keeping ...
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How could I make my coworker stop eating when I see it so I can stick to my diet better? [closed]

My coworker is eating a lot of unhealthy stuff at his workdesk and I am on a diet due to overweight. How could I make my coworker stop eating when I see it so I can stick to my diet better?