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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Consequences of not attending work offsite day as a contractor? [duplicate]

The scenario is the whole office (30 people) is having an off-site day at park, like a (catered) picnic. It’s not a teamwork type of retreat, though I’m sure a side effect is better teamwork in the ...
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First project as Dev Lead: Which questions to ask to get solid feedback? [closed]

I'm a mid level developer and I recently (successfully) completed my first project where I was acting as the lead developer. It was a fairly small situation: I was assigned to build something out ...
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Coworker insulted me through text after asked about a task he failed to complete for me [closed]

What should I do in this situation. I'm not sure what triggered him to do this, but it boils down to: He is responsible for maintaining the computer I work on among many other things. For 2 weeks he ...
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Resigning: How to phrase email and what to say when sending email to all colleagues when leaving? [closed]

I will be leaving my current job soon, I already handed my notice in however I asked for it to be kept low key as I didn't want the whole office and my colleagues ask me why I was leaving etc (I don't ...
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Should employees threaten resignation to get better benefits? If that seems to be the way in organization [closed]

I'm seeing management giving employees more travel opportunity, better packages, and/or promotion when employees hand in a resignation letter or if the organization suspects they are planning on ...
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How to deal with a team that does not let me talk or count my opinions, but later go through the same situation i was warning them of? [closed]

I am in a team that has very experienced members and I am the youngest in terms of knowledge and newbie in terms of domain knowledge. I have seen a pattern of us as a team overcommitting to work that ...
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Hiring a graduate student for R&D research [closed]

Recently I started working in a company as an intern. The things that I am working are for the future of the company and applications that I develop solves companies existing problems. I am facing ...
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Colleague has the flu, sniffles and coughs, annoying me [duplicate]

My colleague sitting next to me is sick, he is coughing, sneezing, doing the sniffles and it is starting to drive me a bit mad hearing him cough and sneeze every 2 seconds when I am trying to ...
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Dishonest statements [closed]

I have a coworker (A) who brought to my attention that one of our mutual colleagues (B) told someone else that I was a "bad boss" and dishonestly refered to Coworker A as the one who told him (...
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Co-worker fired, now I am the only worker left in my department [closed]

To cut a long story short; I started working at a new company where it was me and another coworker doing all the work. He had been at this company for 5 months. He was the one that trained me and now ...
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My coworker shared private information outside of work [closed]

I live in Colorado, recently my mother passed suddenly. I informed my employer and took a day off, the following week a coworker shared outside of the office to a non employee that my mother passed ...
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Colleague ignores my emails and accuses me of bullying [closed]

Although my emails are not specifically work related, we are a small company who need to work collectively without personal conflicts and his attitude towards me causes a lot of tension, yet he is the ...
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Is my work colleague jealous? [closed]

I have been at my current company at 2 years as a project manager. Recently a new employee has joined as an account manager and as time has gone on she has been behaving the following way: Teasing me,...
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Should I tell my boss that my coworker’s work is of poor quality? [duplicate]

I am one of two software engineers at my company. Our boss is not a software expert but he understands our work at a decent level and he is a good manager. The other engineer and I have been working ...
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Why not always feel confident enough to speak and share my views in workplace [closed]

Some times I come across strange problem which is I didn't feel comfortable enough to speak with persons in my colony or my workplace. At that time I feel feared and even views to share or words didn'...
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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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Not being delegated enough work, compared to colleague

I've been at my full-time position (software developer) for almost an year now, as a college hire. I started at the same time with another college hire, with the same title. Naturally, we both ...
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How to introduce myself appropriately when my former classmates are at senior positions in the same firm?

I was among the top few at my institute, and former classmates and professors respect me for that and in general. I landed a coveted job after graduation, but have changed jobs twice, with some gaps ...
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How to deal with an bad project manager? [closed]

I am in charge of producing web applications, internal software, and other apps at MEGACOMPANY. I have pretty good say on these projects and can work on what I want within reason but at the same time ...
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Explaining the value of a forecast to the layman [closed]

Im currently working as a data analyst at non-profit. After doing most preliminary work of cleaning the data sets and making them useful for graphing, I find that whatever forecasting methods I use ...
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Office air conditioning is making me sick, how to deal with it? [duplicate]

The air conditioning in the office I work at makes me feel sick and leads to colds. Even if I put some more clothes on my throat gets itchy and start to sneeze. My coworkers are wearing tshirts and ...
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Should I accept my coworker's offer of food as penance for arriving late? [closed]

I started carpooling with my coworker this week; he drives and picks me up from a main road near my house. Yesterday, he arrived 5 minutes late. Today, he misread the time and did not leave his house ...
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Coworker has an extremely annoying habit, how should I handle it? [duplicate]

At the company where I work, we recently started a new project, and I've been assigned to a new team. One of the members of this team is a fellow from India, however the site is located in Europe. I'...
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Perceived disrespect from other team [closed]

Where I work there are several software programming teams all focusing on different products using completely different technical stacks. I've noticed a somewhat disturbing pattern in that I perceive ...
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Is it reasonable to not approve a stapler purchase in three years? [closed]

Microsoft has a Windows "honestly" ad about their tablets, where they feature a guy, supposedly an accountant, who brags that he "hasn't approved a new stapler purchase in over three years" (YouTube: ...
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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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When to move to a new web development job despite recently starting my current one? [duplicate]

5 months ago I started a new job as a web developer which was a much desired change that was also a complete career transition for me. Even though I took a massive pay and benefits cut from my ...
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How to approach a co-worker about his disruptive behaviour? [duplicate]

I'm sitting in front of a co-worker that makes weird noises, slurps very loudly from his water bottle (and always finalise with an irritating AHHHHHH!, at least twice every 30 mins or so), mumbles non-...
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How to protect myself in unfair environment [closed]

I am a newish programmer (around 3 years of experience). We have a test group of about 1-3 people. So, the apps don't get really tested well AT ALL, e.g. maybe one tester checked the changed page, not ...
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Chain-smoking co-worker that smells really bad [duplicate]

I sit next to a co-worker that chain smokes. When he comes back he constantly smell like cigarette, I am required to work with him so moving to another part of the office is out of the question. I'm ...
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coworker very sarcastic and negative demeanor [duplicate]

Someone I work with is a huge smart aleck. It's really annoying and we just got a new employee and he's harassing him too. For example: other: "Where do the build files go to?" him: "They don't go ...
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What can I about coworkers that slurp and smack their food in the office? [duplicate]

When lunch time hits at our close office space, a majority of my coworkers tend to very loudly enjoy their meal. The amount of slurping and chewing noises is amazing. All these noises with the saliva, ...
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How to exclude a lunch mate? [closed]

I have a colleague who doesn't chit chat during lunch. Only talk about work. When talk about other things, at most she will smile and no comment. With her around, the entire lunch hour is quiet. How ...
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co-worker blocks my work

I am in IT. I am working on something that needs to be implemented only after something that has to be done by my co-worker. My boss has suggested me not to take up any other work until I finish the ...
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Co-worker is humming “mhm” confirmation as rude interruption [closed]

I'm working in the small company (up to 20 people) and I have a problem with a co-worker, who keeps humming/adding "mhm" phrases when talking to him. Normally it is not a problem for me when somebody ...
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what to do with the arrogant coworker who doesn't want to cooperate? [closed]

I recently got hired in a company as an information security specialist who should find vulnerabilities and send recommendations to the IT team so they can fix it. X is a member of the IT Team and he ...
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Colleague not working their hours and boss hasn't noticed [duplicate]

I work on a small team (approximately 10 people) within a very large company. Within our team, we all share the same line manager and all sit in close proximity to one another, within our office. We'...
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How to unite a team when there is a developer doing minimum efforts? [duplicate]

We are a few students working on a school project that will become a startup in a year. As we want the project to work and be sure that the startup will work when we finish, we all work very hard on ...
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Talkative Coworkers [duplicate]

I have a colleague that is really good at his job but sometimes we get off topic and explore a few "rabbit holes" onto more personal topics. I don't want to appear that I'm a chatty Cathy so I am ...
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Should I accept a colleauges request to join me during lunchtime runs? [closed]

I've recently joined a new company and I want to make the best impression with my new colleagues. About a month ago a new member of staff joined our team. Occasionally at lunchtimes I like to go ...
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Temporary Job Ending [closed]

I really enjoyed working with my school's administrative(Principle, Asst.Principle, Head Secretary, and Liason for Students and Parents)staff. After working 5 mos. the school year is coming to a close ...
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My colleague often took over my product line, and toss it back to me when he cannot handle it [closed]

I'm working in a instrument manufacturing company now. There are only product manager now, my colleague and I. Our manager had already assigned responsibilities for both of us when we join this ...
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How to help a fellow employee care less so he won't work himself to the grave

This question is inspired by How can I learn to care less because it makes me sick? I recognize a similar scenario as described within this question. However, not with my self, but with my fellow ...
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Nine months into a new job and I want to quit. How can I improve the situation? [closed]

I am having a lot of difficulties at my job. I liked it for the first six months and now I hate it and want to quit. I am an intermediate web developer at a large company making an internal product ...
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Is it common to work as a developer without having the possility to know vital things in the project? [closed]

A bit of background: I am one of the two software developers in my company and we are currently working with C++ on embedded machines. My co-worker is working with C since a lot of time and now my ...
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How to handle a senior developer taking credit for my work?

I recently finished around year and half at my first position as a software developer out of college. When I started, I was assigned a co-worker who would act a mentor as I learned to code in the ...
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Conflict with a colleague who just became my boss [closed]

I am having quite a bit of trouble here, especially with my morale. My colleague and I had joined the organization at a similar time, on the same designation. The colleague got promoted to the next ...
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How to tell boss that its often too cold with the ceiling fan running? [closed]

We live in a tropical area where room temperature is anywhere between 25-28 degree celcius. I am used to more hotter temperatures as I am from a coastal city. My boss (the owner of the startup) always ...
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How can I deal with a co-worker who gives me instructions what to do? [closed]

I've been for 2 months in my current job and I have a colleague who defines what I should do next with respect to my everyday duties. E.g. "today you can focus on this", "now you can do that as it has ...