Questions tagged [company-policy]

Rules for how an organization is run. Areas can include dress code, work hours, and behavior in the workplace.

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Despite written warning, employees stealing toilet paper from the office

Our office opened back up about 3 weeks ago. With this COVID craziness, the stores around the office have been experiencing another shortage of toilet paper. Although toilet paper is available online ...
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Small remote office not following Covid guidelines

I work for a small company and work in a remote office for my department. When I was requested to return to the office, I was assured that we were following Covid guidelines, by the site manger/...
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Can a company change a policy and enforce it like this? [closed]

If an organization offers an online education policy as a perquisite (after being employed for a certain period) and the policy states that it's free for the employees if they opt-in and they'll have ...
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Does my company own my phone number?

My company does not provides phones or phone numbers as most of our meetings are held over teleconferencing tools (e.g. google hangout, zoom, etc.) but they do require us to list a phone number as ...
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Can I get in trouble for smoking on a video call while working from home?

Everybody in our office is still working at home due to COVID. The other day, I had a Zoom call with several people in the organization. Not thinking about it, I was smoking a cigarette while my ...
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Managers not following company policy regarding masks

About a week ago, our company president issued a policy requiring employees to comply with the social distancing requirements issued by the state. To that end, the company procured some masks, which ...
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Workplace email says Coronovirus Tracking App is mandatory for work, despite Government saying it's optional

I work for an IT firm and am currently the person in charge of doing onsite troubleshooting for PCs in the office while everyone is working from home (Remote Desktop solution we adopt requires out PCs ...
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Vacation requests never approved on time

I am relatively new at a company (< 3 months) and am working in a development capacity. Despite the current climate, I still would like vacation time even if that means sitting at home. I am ...
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New Joining delayed due to COVID-19

I was offered a new job before the virus outbreak. They had emailed me the offer letter and had promised to sent the contract early this week. They were also pushing me to join as quickly as possible. ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for unpaid leave if you've used up your PTO days? [closed]

If an employee has already maxed-out on their allotted PTO days, do companies typically allow them to take off extra days as unpaid time off? Here's the background: I work as a developer in a USA ...
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Shared tools always getting lost

I'm part of a small team of datacenter worker drones, and we're constantly wasting time hunting for tools because we can't find what we need. In the case of some tools, I've just taken to buying ...
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Permanency Problem

So here is my dilemma, I am currently employed in a finance company for about 5 months now, next month there will be a panel that will determine if the company decides to make me a permanent/regular ...
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Employee acquistion from the partnership

First of all, I don't really understand about business and corporate terms. So I'm just referring it as partner/associates/alliance companies. If company A forms partnership with company B (they form ...
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Can my employer moderate the use of my personal Twitter?

I work for a public entity (public service for a US state government, executive branch), and my field is data science/statistics. In my personal life I am involved in environmentalism, with ...
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Full time software developer considering taking a part time lecturer at a college looking for advice on how to proceed

I am a full time software developer at a large company lets call it BigCompany (not the real name) and I would like to teach a few hours of computer science courses on the weekend at a community ...
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Company wants me to apply for my own corporate credit card - is this normal?

My company's policy for travel is for employees to open a credit card, purchase registration/travel/lodging themselves, and then get reimbursed. Since I'll be traveling for company-sponsored training, ...
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How do companies take into account public health in order to improve their organizations? [closed]

Quoting Wikipedia, Public health has been defined as "the science and art of preventing disease”, prolonging life and promoting human health through organized efforts and informed choices of ...
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Company changed everyone's titles to weird obscure names

I'm a QCV Editor. That doesn't stand for anything, it's just my initials. It's my new title at my company, sent out this week in an email about addressing the high turnover problem. Every software ...
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How can I deal with my coworkers using unknown jargon and acronyms?

I'm exactly 1 month into a new job. I really like all my coworkers and we have lots of great conversations outside of work settings, easily the best manager I've ever had and the workplace is pretty ...
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A New Hire for a Company that I used to work for is being given the exact image of my computer

I just started a new job and have recently gotten wind that at my last job, the person that was hired to assume my responsibilities is being given the exact computer image of the laptop that I used on ...
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I was duped into typing my password in plaintext during a Slack chat session

I worked in a heavily regulated industry and a company that is resistant to change. We recently just got Slack and everyone on our engineering team was getting used to it. A few jokes were made with ...
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Can we ask a fact-sheet from an organization we're about to join regarding it's earnings / revenue etc. , something equivalent to a resume?

Most companies insist on a resume during an interview. This resume showcases our skills and achievements. However, shouldn't there be an equivalent document from the company we're planning to join? ...
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Can I take any recourse after being told to take down ' Xinjiang “Reeducation” Camps ' as my location?

Background Today at work, I got a talking to from my superior about something on my Skype for Business account being too political. Below is what caused the issue: [ My location was set to ...
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Are tattoos “banned” or seen as bad at your company? [closed]

I work at an IT company. I have some tattoos, on my arms and body. It isn't a problem right now. I now want to make a new little tattoo behind my neck. I wish to know other company's policies to ...
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Can the CEO and Executive Chairman be separate?

I'm part of a fairly large family business and we are trying to exercise better corporate governance after a legal battle involving a family member and shareholder. One of the concerns I have is the ...
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Company messed up with patent and now a lawyer is coming after me [closed]

I work at a big multinational company as a software developer (security related services) and was part of the development team for a new product. Now the product is in the market and a few days ago, ...
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Other employees not following company policy

So, recently I volunteered for a shift a local movie theater and had to go through an orientation that lasted around 20 minutes and some of the things that were discussed included, If under 18, you ...
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Expressing gratitude for a raise

I love my job but I've been looking at other opportunities because I know I'm underpaid. A few months ago, my manager had a very open conversation with me about how much the company values me & ...
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Should workplace pay you for time taken to read employee handbook?

Especially during the on boarding process there is a lot of paper work to fill out. At some companies I worked for this is done during the work day and is paid for. Other companies just send all the ...
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I'm the“backup” for others (& have my own primary role) - how to handle time off when “covering” is always one way and not reciprocated

In my role I have particular tasks - a mixture of day-to-day and project tasks.. 40% day-to-day troubleshooting/maintenance etc and 60% project work at a best guess. Others in the company have a ...
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At what point does an illness have no place in the work place? [closed]

How sick does a person have to be before it becomes a health issue in the office? When a person with an air-born or a contagious life threatening disease like Chicken pox or worse not be allowed to be ...
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The head of the IT department is unqualified [closed]

I work at a company where the head of the IT department has no background in IT she has been there for years. She knows nothing about APIs coding new software. The executive teams also have no idea ...
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Work requires me to come in early to start computer but won't let me clock in to get paid for it

The computers at work take around 5-10 minutes to boot up and have all of the necessary applications for my job to be up and ready to use. I work 9am-5:30pm. But the other day my boss told me to come ...
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Advancement on payment [closed]

I'm a small business owner for commercial property renovations. I currently have a contract with a general construction company which was scheduled to start April 1. Due to delays on filing by the G.C....
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Team member gave himself a new job title

A team member gave himself a new job title in his mail signature and asked for new business cards. I was the team lead and moving out of this position at this moment. I can leave it to my replacement, ...
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How to deal with a rude and impolite receptionist [closed]

I'm posting this on behalf of my colleague: I recently joined a company in a remote small office in the US. One of our company receptionists (those checking in visitors at the door) is a rude and ...
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Professionalism: protecting code quality

TL;DR: Questions under the text I am a software developer at the R&D center. Due to my seniority, I am oftentimes asked to review time/scope critical changes to our code-base. Due to the hectic ...
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Engineer refusing to file/disclose patents

We have a senior engineer on our team that routinely excels at his work. In addition to his regular work, our company has a patent program where engineers can write up a patent for a novel idea, and ...
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Advocating for a freer “Remote Work” policy in the office

I'm currently working in a small software firm (~15 employees) as a leader of a two-person (including myself) algorithms team. I'm a big advocate of the "Deep Work" mindset in a workplace, especially ...
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Can i still get my certificate of employment after i took them a year ago?

Can i still get another COE from my previous company after a got one a year ago? I was planning on getting one this month because i can't seem to find it anywhere since it was a year ago is there any ...
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How to politely refuse in-office gym instructor for steroids and protein

In my office, the in-house gym instructor asked me to have protein, amino and steroids. Almost twice a week he insists that I use those. From my experience, I don't want to use those things at all, ...
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Was promised a promotion, but they decided to seek out external candidates

Weeks ago, I was approached by my senior management for a lateral post (with a promise of promotion after 6 months), which I did accept. I was promised many things, increment, promotion, etc. They ...
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Continue working for a company client after leaving the company? [closed]

The current setup for my team is a team of developers that report to a manager (who is part of the company management), we take calls directly from the client and these calls happen very frequently ...
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How to handle a “non-compete clause” on the employment contract?

One of my friends was selected to a large software company to work as a web developer after a successful interview. He got the agreement letter and when he was reading it, he found an unfair term. It ...
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Trouble with company insurance - worth making a fuss about it? [closed]

A while back I started a new job at bigcorp. They insure all employees via some third party insurance company. We have a list of doctors we can go to, then either we pay there and can claim the amount ...
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Can a company fine you if you don't accept their offer after looking at the contract? [closed]

Say you've been given a verbal offer, and the company takes a few days to draw up the contract. When receiving the contract, you decide not to accept the offer. Can the company demand to be ...
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How can I exempt myself from political conversations during work?

I've tried searching around on the site for this, but because "politics" can mean inner-workplace politics and not strictly national politics, the search has been difficult. I have a new boss who ...
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What to do when previously approved time off is being revoked at the last second because my coworker requested the same days off after I did?

I requested time off for Christmas way back in October, and some of it was approved October 18, so I bought plane tickets (which are now non-refundable) for a trip during those days and expected to ...
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How to help a co-worker who wouldn't be able to get promotion due to lack of English skills?

In my engineering organisation I have one employee (machinist) having 25 years service at same set up. He is the most skilled and dedicated worker with an exemplary attitude who can be assigned to any ...
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Wheaton's law rewritten as a company policy / company value [closed]

Wheaton's law: "Don't be a dick", we feel would be a excellent company policy or company value. But for obvious reasons we can not use that verbatim. What would be a more work appropriate way of ...

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