Questions tagged [complaint]

Questions relating to expressing ones dissatisfaction with a situation in the work environment

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I reported the illegal activity of my boss to his boss. My boss found out. Now I am being punished. What should I do?

My direct supervisor has repeatedly performed actions that go against conduct of the company and of the state laws. I brought this to the attention of his boss in hopes of covering for myself when and ...
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How to deal with complaints about you - if you warned against the risk?

I'm a consultant (employed by an external company to work for different companies). I'm on a client project, whose scope has grown to more than 200% of the initially planned scope shortly after ...
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I'm in charge of equipment buying but no one's ever happy with what I choose. How to fix this? [closed]

I have several hats at work - I'm primarily a software developer but I also have to do Linux sysadmin, Windows sysadmin, tech support (like changing printer ink, plugging in cables for people, etc), ...
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How to deal with IT help desk that does not acknowledge requests for help?

Whenever myself or my colleagues contact the IT help desk, there are a series of systemic problems, namely: Not acknowledging receipt of the request Taking no corrective action and unilaterally ...
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How can I approach management when asked to work without a software license?

I need to use Windows at work and I do not have a valid license. When I talked to my boss about this he said I don't need it and to use it the way it is. I would rather not keep ignoring the warnings ...
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Non-technical project manager, how to repair poor relationship with subordinates?

I am a project manager for a design firm. When I initially started, I was to do an assessment of the company. However, the project manager at the time and one of the senior executives did not want me ...
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Manager not completing forms required for my partner to sit for exams

TL;DR: Partner might no be able to sit exams due to manager refusing/ignoring having to "sign off" her logbook, meaning she wouldn't qualify for a higher senior salary for at least another 6 months. ...
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Having to constantly redo everything because I don't know how to do it

I obtained a biostatistics/pharmaceuticals job without any further education than college, so I think this is the cause of that. I don't have some supervisor. Lack of experience and education. I'm ...
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Has my employer breached my confidentiality? [closed]

I contacted HR today about a grievance I wanted to log because of an ongoing situation. Rather than reply to me directly, the HR advisor forwarded the email directly to one of the managers who had ...
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Got caught tweeting negatively about my company

My company had a little team party about a month ago that was boring and horrible and I tweeted something bad about it. Later I was frustrated with a project and tweeted more bad stuff about the ...
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How do I bring up being misled about my job role during the interview period?

After interviewing for a job in a new technology that has great long term prospects, I joined the company despite relatively low pay. After joining the company, I was assigned to different technology ...
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How can I complain against someone when my evidence was obtained from an unethical source?

A part of my IT job I take upon myself is to sieve through outgoing employee emails to remove confidential and personal information before handing over the account to the succeeding person. One ...
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How to Document Grievances?

A lot of the questions asked here deal about issues between the author and their coworkers, their boss, their clients, so on and so forth. Almost every answer have something in common: document it! ...
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How to deal with dramatic and over-alarmed employees? [closed]

Quiet workplace... then - all of a sudden, a loud voice; complaints, criticism, aggressiveness. Everyone's attention is drawn to an argument - and sometimes the spotlight is on the person being ...
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13% attrition rate per month in new hires - How to make senior management see the problem and to raise a grievance after I have left

Context: the technical development staff stands at 31 individuals, of which I am the ScrumMaster/Development manager responsible 3 cross functional teams of 5 people in each team. Over the last year ...
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Team negative feedback being suppressed

We're two scrum teams in an office of about 15 teams, within a wider global company. As things go, our office is a relatively small player from a global company scale point of view. Quarterly, all ...
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Is it appropriate to ask about the negative aspects of a company in an interview?

If I am interviewing for a position at Company X, is it appropriate for me to ask the interviewer what they don't like about working at X? For example, say I were to ask the interviewer, "what is your ...
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A recent hire filed complaint a with HR claiming that we bad-mouthed the company

A few weeks ago, my company flew in a job candidate to interview for a director-level position. The head of HR asked my three co-workers and me to take her to dinner the night she arrived, the day ...
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Human Resources Complaint About Hiring Process

Background: Recently I have had a job interview for a position at my company. I work at the company as a contractor currently and applied for a full time position. Lots of coworkers along with myself ...
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How to deal with a weeping co-worker

My co-worker weeps due to their family problems at office. They don't seek privacy. I don't intervene because I don't think it is my place to ask about their problems when they are not willing to ...
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Is a written warning going to ruin my chance at a reference?

There was an incident where I was accused of being rude to a customer. This is the first incident I've ever had and I thought it'd been resolved but it's freaking me out. I know for a fact that I ...
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What can I do if the company owner dismisses my sexual harassment complaint?

A male coworker made sexual remarks about me. One of the managers saw and heard it but did not confront him. The company owner has a very violent temper, so out of fear, I did not report it. However,...
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I vented to my supervisor and I feel unprofessional

I am a business analyst. My supervisor is a senior systems and business analyst. My supervisor is the nicest person I could ever meet, but there is always this wall of professionalism that I can't ...
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Hiring discrimination?

A couple of years ago, I interviewed for a job at a large corporation. During the interview, some interview panel members exchanged "high five" and would comment "that is the kind of experience we are ...
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Subordinate who has a good reputation may be breaking company policies

I work in big engineering organization. I have a very efficient, dutiful and experienced supervisor working under me. He has gained a great respect for his longtime services in the organization. By ...
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Was it the right thing to disagree/complain to the boss?

Recently I was asked to look for an item of furniture for the office (strictly for staff use, not clients) and was given some general specs such as dimensions, style and minimum requirements. After a ...
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Can I choose not to disclose information such as names and details of past incidents to HR?

I had gone to a supervisor in the past to disclose that inappropriate behavior in the workplace was happening. I viewed this behavior as harassment, such as a coworker rating women's attractiveness, ...
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How can I tell my manager that I'm unhappy with the project that I've been assigned?

I've been working at my company for 6 months now, in a niche field in the healthcare sector. While I'm still at a relatively junior level, moving jobs gave me a hefty salary increase and the job ...
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Benefits removed between signing contract and starting- is it reasonable to ask for alternative?

I recently started a new job, after multiple offers. One of the offers still stands. There were two things which made my decision: the work itself and some particular benefits. I clarified those ...
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How to handle coworkers where complaining is a big-ish part of the work culture

At my last job, everybody loved to complain. The developers, the tech support, the salespeople, even management; I never really could understand it. For the most part, all the complaints people had ...
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How To Handle An Ignored Request

Where I work, we have a system to open tickets for any issues or service requests one might have. In June, I created a ticket to have a phone installed in one of the rooms here. The person in ...
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On the spotlight for being too vocal/assertive [closed]

I have been working for this huge international insurance company for four years now; Our branch is basically the IT provider for the company. I am quite vocal/assertive but never had any issue ...
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Is it okay to complain to management after receiving role elimination notice

A friend of mine was bullied for 6+ months by her manager to promote a subordinate with whom he had an affair. This subordinate is an average performer with nothing much to show to be promoted from a ...
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Blocked from applying for other jobs in company

I have worked for my current employer for almost 14 years, working from home. There was an incident a couple of years back where I was unable to work because the company-provided equipment was not ...
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What to do if a subordinate complains about his/her own subordinates?

I lead a project involving several teams led by separate team leaders. There's this one TL who always goes to me to complain about the work of their own team members, and frankly it has become ...
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How can I stop my colleague from copying my work?

I have a problem with my colleague. The problem is, he just copies my code and uses it on Stack Overflow and his own blogs. It hurts me a lot. I can complain to my boss directly, but that could create ...
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When is it appropriate to give poor evaluations to internal training activities?

I have found that many companies that offer or require internal training activities (e.g. "corporate training" "in-services", etc.) request that employees fill out forms rating and/or otherwise ...
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Manager not confronting the boss is loading his tasks onto the team

For those unwilling to read the whole story: the manager is passing us his tasks because the boss forces him to use terrible tools, yet he doesn't want to talk with the boss. This makes us look less ...
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Think my performance bonus is unfair, what can I do? [closed]

Some background about this bonus scheme: It is an inbound call centre environment where customers are called back by an external company to rate their experience on the previous call. Customers can ...
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How to report to manager an issue with extremely noisy coworkers [duplicate]

I sit next to a rather underutilized group of four colleagues who engage in long (1-2 hour) daily conversations revolving around current events, politics, etc. That alone isn't necessarily the ...
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Is a work performance appraisal a good time to bring up concerns about job role?

BACKGROUND I work within an IT organisation and have done for a number of years. I started at this company since I finished University so I am well ingrained within the department. My roles have all ...
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How to handle complaints and suggestion as a middle man?

Right now I'm working in a multinational company, basically the company headquarter located in japan for sales and branch company is located in southeast asia for development. Right now I'm acting as ...
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How can I properly responds to requests to perform outside work for a company that has not offered me a fulltime job? [closed]

I worked as an intern for a large multinational company for about 9 months. It was not a difficult job. I exceeded what was required of me, worked weekends and even built a prototype reports website ...
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Breach of confidentiality. How serious is my case? Should I act upon it?

Let's start with the context: I am working in the company which is a child/daughter company to a bigger company. I had a formal complaint raised against me by my co-worker. Grievance investigation has ...
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How to deal with unmotivated and troublesome employees

In my company I have to work with some "complicated" employees. From one side, they are the type it takes more time than expected to deliver a task or frequently complain about it. When we talk about ...
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Frustration with code supplied by a third-party company [closed]

I am presently the only software developer at my company. A while ago, our company hired another company to rewrite one of our FoxPro apps that used a MySQL database backend into a PHP/MySQL based web ...
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Formal warning over late setup of AV equipment [closed]

I was recently asked to setup AV equipment the following morning by my line manager as I was leaving the office. I expressed that I had no access to this building, but was informed that it would be ...
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Written warning given to me for something that someone else in a very similar position got away with completely, help! [closed]

So I was handed a written warning for my alleged conduct with a colleague. It was claimed that I had sworn during a discussion with a nurse. BTW didn't. The colleague put in a complaint and got her 2 ...
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How to deal with a constantly complaining coworker?

As a developer working for a large company, we occasionally get together to discuss how our jobs could be easier/better. However, one of our coworkers has started talking about how much our ...
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How to speak up/voice concerns about tasks [closed]

I am not an outgoing individual nor do I complain publicly or even privately when it concerns my job (probably because of the money). I am EXTREMELY quite and I am ALWAYS working. I do not like ...