Questions tagged [conflict]

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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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How can I prevent my boss' boss from undermining my direct manager?

I'm having a problem, in which my CFO "undermines" my direct boss by changing things without her knowledge, on some of the financial reports that I run. He doesn't have knowledge of my current list of ...
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Do you ask your female developers questions? [closed]

I'm a software developer with about 10 years of experience. I am in a team of eight - myself, another female and the rest are male. The project we are working on are now at the 'handover to the BAU ...
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How to answer “Who did this?”

I work as a software developer (remote) for a small company. They are not an IT-company. They just have a piece of software that needs to be maintained modified regularly with different changes. So, ...
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How to remedy a false accusation in small open office setting

I went on a work trip with my boss and we stayed at an AirBNB that was under my boss's name. She brought along her baby, and wanted a house to stay in so she could hire a babysitter to watch her baby ...
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Problematic coworker, manager was informed, but did not take real action

In our company, we have a coworker, and let's name him John. We work in the IT field, and his contribution to the team has always been problematic. He breaks more stuff than he fixes, and our team ...
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What to do about Software Project Managers aggressively overloading the Tech Leads?

We get this statement from the PMs quite frequently during sprint planning: I know our capacity for points is X story points per sprint - but we're taking on extra as a stretch target. The PM ...
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Can your employer refuse a raise solely based on your age? [closed]

So I'm only 17, but I do a lot where I work. The hotel I'm at originally hired me to do bussing/hosting in the on-property restaurant. Well, about 2 months in, while I'm still 16, the Front Office ...
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How can I avoid heated arguments on controversial topics with colleagues at workplace? [duplicate]

At lunch time, tea break or whenever we take a small break from work at my office, my colleagues talk about everything under the sun. They usually start discussing about sensitive topics like one's ...
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Help me better understand and handle a co-workers behavior

I've started a job in a small company a few months ago, I really like the role but there's a colleague who's been here a few more months than I have that I work with whom I have been experiencing some ...
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How to handle disagreement with boss about what was agreed?

This is a fairly simple question, but I'll give some context: Thursday 1 week ago I was in a meeting with my boss, my manager and 1 other colleague (We try to have a somewhat flat structure, though). ...
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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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My colleague has spread fake rumors about me. How can I deal with this professionally? [duplicate]

One of my colleague was insulting me, making fun of me for no reason. In anger, I snubbed him and told him to get lost. From that day we have not talked. Its been 3 years now. I do not desire to ...
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How to deal with supervisor giving wrong information?

I have a supervisor who keeps giving me incorrect information. This is a foreigner who has been hiring others from her home country whenever a job opens. Now, most of my co-workers are foreigners. I ...
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Manager seems to have threatened my job for wanting to taking days off? [closed]

In my current role I was hit with a string of illness that made it inadvisable to come into work for ~4 days, and then my significant other had broken her foot and required assistance for the first ...
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How to handle my manager and a senior staff member giving me conflicting advice?

I'm interning at a company, and I have a new project. After my manager explained it to me, I went to my desk, researched it a bit and mulled it over, then returned to his office: Me: "So for this ...
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How do I gain the attention of a person of higher rank?

I’m currently involved in a group that is supposed to test bugs and give feedback about a game. We are called the Quality Assurers. We’ve been giving feedback about the current state of the game and ...
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Dealing with a line manager with anger issues

Started working in a large, well-respected organisation four months ago. It's not been working out, reasons include: The work / project is boring and uninspiring and seems to re-invent a lot of ...
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How to address colleagues including me in video recordings in the office when I wish to not be recorded?

A couple of weeks ago two of my colleagues went around the office filming for another colleague's anniversary video. The filming took place on company premises during work hours, and I understand it ...
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I'm the Tech Lead, my boss is the PM. In case of disagreement, how much should I push my point of view?

I'm the tech lead of a project and my boss is the Project Manager. He is formally in charge to decide what to put inside the project and I'm in charge of deciding how things will be implemented. In ...
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Managing difficult employees

I just joined a new company four weeks ago. I am currently in the process of delivering a project, I am the project manager managing a tech lead, developer and dev ops. Out of the 3, one of the ...
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How to handle manager when handing in my notice after lying about not looking for a new job

I have worked at my current place for just shy of a year now - And in the past 4 months, it has been quite rocky. I have had informal counseling and a disciplinary against me. For some background, ...
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who to go to when the problem is HR?

About 3 months ago we got a new HR director, and since then there's been a few negative encounters with her. A month ago, I went to her office to sign some paperwork. When I asked a question, she ...
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Can I “rent” a Canadian Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)? [closed]

I'm working with a startup in Canada, and we're at about the 18 month mark where we get to do our final sales demo. Everything has gone great so far, and we've grown the company from 2 employees to 20,...
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Dealing with an indirect report who challenges me all the time and tries to push through with decisions?

I have a person who also reports to my direct report. She has been longer than me in the company. I have multiple issues with this person: Often openly questions my expertise Sends excessively long ...
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How to properly tell a colleague to spend less time on non work related things

Today I've had a situation where in a private department chat some colleagues complained that some emails are not being delivered and a colleague, whose team is responsible for them, said that he does ...
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How to allocate my time when entire management structure is absent

I work for a small company, and unexpected circumstances have left us with no contactable management, possibly for up to a week. Currently, I work on two separate projects, A and B, under two project ...
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Could company network admin be blocking certain sites for me? [closed]

I am a developer working for a small company. For my own purposes, I have developed a small VS desktop program that allows me to cycle through some favorite web sites through the company's network. ...
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Management asks to promote a product that users strongly dislike. How should I approach them with my concerns?

My company has recently launched a new product that is being distributed to millions of users around the world. I have been tasked with providing user support for this product. Some of the power ...
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No longer an employee, liable for changed locks? [closed]

I was recently let go from work via text message under the guise of "reallocation of labor hours." I had never been written up or anything of that sort. That being said, I was entrusted with a key to ...
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Got into a (technical) argument with my interviewer - should I apologize?

I had a technical phone interview today where the interviewer and I had a disagreement on a (small, very unimportant) technical detail in my code where he was suggesting one thing and I disagreed and ...
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A shareholder wrote bad software, I started from scratch. How to bring the news?

I'm a software developer and interaction designer. In late 2015 I was approached by a startup for some UX work. Long story short, in late 2016 I became a co-owner/shareholder. The product has a lot ...
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For complaints do I address the individual causing the issue directly or talk to my manager? [closed]

When you encounter the case of someone continually causing problems in your making progress in your work, in which cases do you address this with that person talking to them directly and when discuss ...
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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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Proposed a promotion - facing a fierce reaction from a peer colleague

I am the head of a technical department in a small company. I have been offered the position of the Development Director (our boss is due to be retired, and the new director should lead it through ...
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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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Reporting low worker utilization

A little background: I work for a large corporation and was tasked to perform a process improvement study on an often overlooked department. This department gets little attention and performs mostly ...
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How should I handle me and my car being mistaken for someone else with the same car who behaves inappropriately?

A colleague working in a different apartment has the exact same car as I have (same model and color and the only two of the brand at my office). The only difference is the chairs, but I understand ...
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How to handle an aggressive outsourced manager trying to induce employee turnover to get their own staff in?

Short version: A hospital's outsourcing services. Outsourced managers are abusing hospital employees to induce employee turnover and replace those employees with their own firm's workers. Hospital ...
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Conflict between two at-will contracts

I am currently in a predicament with two companies, A and B. Both are in the US. When I was originally offered a position with A, it was originally for a summer institute. I was under the impression ...
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What is the best course of action when a fellow Developer 'torpedoes' you?

The situation is that I inherited a large peice of code in the form an SQL Procedure which had complicated business logic and rules. Mind you this code is very dense and with exactly 0 comments. My ...
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Self improvement for a student transitioning to the real world: How can I learn from my previous student jobs?

I am a master's student in Germany and till date I have had two positions as a working student at different companies. In company 1, I was hired initially for 6 months with an unspoken understanding ...
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Who should handle the team and receive status updates?

I am an automation engineer with 10 years experience, recently promoted to Automation lead in my company. My colleague who used to handle both automation and manual before, has responsibility to look ...
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Getting my boss to retract the termination of a team member [closed]

I'm the team lead for my company's content writing team, and my boss just terminated one of my team members. The protocol states that the erring employee gets an official warning first, and is ...
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Employer doesn't want to pay me because I took longer than estimated to finish the work

I work as a junior programmer in Slovakia. This is my first job and I have been with the company for less than a year. This month I was working on a feature that was estimated to take about 1 week ...
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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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Reporting to two supervisors when there are workplace factions

I recently joined a company and so far so good but not great. The pay is good, possibly the upper 1% in the country. There are many perks in the new job and bottom-line the job is everything I was ...
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How can I deal with a conflict between my two senior techs that is affecting the entire team?

I manage a small webcast production team of volunteers. On a purely technical level, I would rank them in the top 10% of teams in our niche. Because we are small and volunteer, everyone has been ...
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Given an ultimatum, threatened with dismissal

I work for a Mobile GIS company in South Africa with roughly 40 or so employees. This is my first job after finishing university. On Wednesday, after working here for about 8 months (and to my immense ...
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Can I refuse to do an external project when my company is not a consultancy? [closed]

I work as a developer in a very small startup. We have an online platform, and my job obviously consists of developing and maintaining this platform. Last week my boss asked me about estimates for a ...