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How to get co-workers to put in fair contribution to project?

I work as a public school teacher. My principal requires all teachers to join one committee. Each committee has unique responsibilities, for instance, the "Party Planning Committee" plans ...
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Not being respected at the workplace

I'm hired as a software developer at a company that has sites in multiple countries, and I was sent to the sister location in the UK to collaborate in an interesting new project. I was excited to join ...
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How to address a suspicion that my co-worker is not reviewing my work?

On each project we submit drafts for peer review. Whenever one particular colleague of mine performs a review of my work, she always returns it with no comments. I always get comments from everyone ...
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Extreme flexible working hours: how to get to know people and activities?

At the beginning of February I began a new job as full team manager (a role with aspects of project management, team management, technical leader, client management, etc.) in a new company (EU based, ...
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Should I tell my boss the work he did was worthless?

I have been handed a project that has been kicked around for 4 or 5 months with ~zero progress made. The project is to implement a new tool that was chosen before I got here. It seems like a good ...
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Office manager repeatedly produces loud distracting noises (tics), what to do?

Working in a small co-work space, the current office manager constantly and repeatedly (every 10 seconds approximately) produces loud noises (mostly tics) when not engaging in a conversation. A few ...
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How to push back on being assigned brainless tasks in a development team

What is a neutral and professional way to push back against being assigned by senior team members to do brainless tasks in a development team? I don't dislike my team, but I am worried about not being ...
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How can I address being kept out of important decisions and meetings? [closed]

I am not sure how to deal with coworker behavior which involves ignoring me or my comments that are on technical discussions because I lack a higher degree. There's also this perverse behavior, that ...
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How to avoid frustration when working with engineers with different ways of working [closed]

I am working with a developer who does the following: 1) Does not respond to questions you ask in a timely manner (takes anywhere from 35 mins to hours to get back). We're all working with some ...
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How to avoid someone concurrently working on same task and wasting everyone's time

I am working with another developer. I was originally assigned to one problem, and he decided to do a rewrite of my work because requirements changed during and after testing. I am unsure how to ...
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How do you deal with coworkers who don't like you on a personal level? [closed]

What is a good way to professionally work with people who give the vibe of disliking you on a personal level? Is it a good idea to ask what bug got up someone's behind and died, or should you just ...
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Working with a Difficult Coworker and an Unhelpful Boss

Boss 50s (in job ~1 year) female Coworker 30s (in job few months, but prior experience here and elsewhere) male Me (coworkers assistant <1 year) female My Boss has asked me to review my ...
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I work in CoWorking Space and my neighbors keep staring at my screen what can I do? [closed]

I work in a Co-working space and people keep staring at my screen asking all sorts of questions. One even changed his business and started copying me. I was really really angry. I changed over to a ...
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Another programmer keeps rewriting my code [closed]

In our software development group, another developer, not standing higher in the hierarchy, keeps rewriting significant parts of the code I contribute. The code being rewritten works as expected, is ...
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Co-working with a competitive senior team member

Please note: I looked at previous questions before posting this, the situation described here is dissimilar because I am not the competitive one. Background to question: I am very new to my team (3 ...
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What is the solution for co-worker "resentment"

Recently (2 mos. ago) joined a data analysis team at a large U.S. corp. This team is an interesting mix of technical and not very technical people. My boss and I are more on the technical side- can ...
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Can I use Google's office as a coworking space? [closed]

I realised today Google has offices in Amsterdam. It's in my favorite part of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Zuid, it's a very hi-tech part with tall skyscrapers). I am myself a software engineer working as a ...
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Germany: team member abuses sick days; what can I as team lead do about it? [duplicate]

I am a tech lead. I am not leading this guy, because he is in another project. But I take care of some frameworks, and I am a little on the top of his work. Anyways, the problem is this guy keeps ...
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Professionalism regarding sharing Steam account info

I've found myself in somewhat of an awkward situation, or at least it seems that way to me. Personally, I like to metaphorically wear two outfits: one for when I'm not at work and one when I'm doing ...
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I forked a coworkers code without asking and made it my own. Should I have asked first? [closed]

I'm an electrical engineer working for a small startup. The company has its own software department (which I'm not part of). Writing software is not part of my job description. However, I do write my ...
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How can I drop a polite hint to a coworker to stop pestering me with daily questions about my lunch?

I have a coworker who, without fail, asks me the same set of small talk lunch-related questions. Every. Single. Day. For example: (As I'm heading out the door) Him: Where you goin?! Me (usually ...
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Can intellectual and constructive arguments lead to issues in the workplace?

My manager and I have arguments from time to time. Now these arguments are just part of the business, they're constructive to the tasks at hand and are calm and well thought out and ultimately lead ...
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How to handle an intoxicated on-the-job coworker

I have a coworker who comes back from lunch high frequently. I know for a fact this is the case, because he has outright said that he got high during lunch. While I am in a state where it is illegal, ...
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My coworkers get more pay than me, even though I have been longer at my workplace [closed]

My coworkers earn around 30-40k more than I do. We do the same work, in fact I usually perform better than them and have been with the company longer. It does not seem fair. I don't feel comfortable ...
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How to ask co-worker to stop vaping?

I asked a question here about vaping. I realize that there is a lot of opinions about it. Rather than get my boss and others involved, I want to approach a co-worker directly about his vaping. At ...
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How do I deal with my colleague criticizing me all the time?

I work in a project/team in my organisation which comprises of 6 people. One of my team members has a very bad habit of criticizing me and it seems that he wants to snub me on every little thing. He ...
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Colleagues make fun of me, should I ignore them or answer them back? [closed]

I work in a big team of 50+ people. The working culture of my company is very open and employees do not sit quietly, they make noise all day. People are mostly under 30 years old. Even my managers don'...
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Criticized because of colleague's mistake [closed]

I'm working on a maintenance / support project. I've been working on it since a long time. My manager had put in a fellow colleague as a replacement for me after I said I wanted out some 8-9 months ...
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Stuck in a 'Jittery Jeff' situation -- poorly positioned cube is stressing me out [duplicate]

My company recently moved to a fancy new office space, whose aesthetic the bosses are very enamored with. Unfortunately, some elements of the space's function do not approach its aesthetic appeal: in ...
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How to thank co-worker for good report/praise to my managers

Recently I was helping a more senior developer write up a training manual document for a niche part of an application that some other developers use but have troubles with getting their head around. ...
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How can one politely keep a coworker on topic? [duplicate]

I am a junior developer in a small team of about 20 people, I have been working at this job for about 1 year so far. Every now and then I have to ask a question to my senior coworkers. Those questions ...
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How to talk about a coworker work in a report

The context I'm a software developer in my company and I have to write a report about a task I've done this past year. I'm doing this for the sake of maintenance and transparency in the work. In a ...
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How to deal with colleague with annoying behaviours? [duplicate]

I sit between two coworkers, we are software enginners and we share the same table. The guy on my left spends all his day knocking on his part of the table (like it were drums), whistling, doing some ...
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Answer to an email I didn't send

I've got one coworker from my company (working in another location than mine) who sent me an email as if I had already asked him something, but I didn't send any mail to him. I don't know him at all. ...
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Should I demand payment of a promised, documented bonus revoked after giving my 2 weeks notice? [closed]

I am leaving my employer after almost 5 years for a career in a different field. I just passed a major milestone in my current field (independent licensure), and the company I am at has a standard ...
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How to deal with a co-worker that constantly clears his throat? [duplicate]

I have a coworker that sits in the office next to me that is constantly clearing his throat... loudly! I almost think this is more of a nervous habit than an actual medical condition of having gunk ...
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When is it time to complain to the boss about a coworker? [duplicate]

I have a coworker who neglects to perform her work properly and often acts unprofessionally (has been reprimanded for both in the past). She's also developed a habit of napping on the job, which I'm ...
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Co-Worker nags about another employee [closed]

I sit next to a coworker of mine. We are on the same team. However, he nags all the time about this other employee who is in the other department. I am frustrated him talking everyday at least once. ...
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My coworker left his garbage in my cubicle. How can I get him to remove it? [closed]

I currently work in a room with two others. The room is a little cramped and my coworker got a new table six weeks ago. The table came in parts and was self-assembled. Once assembled he failed to make ...
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Should I tell my boss about my coworker possibly leaving? [duplicate]

One of my coworkers just told me he's put his resume out there and just had a phone interview - he did this on site, at our office! This is not a duplicate of Should I raise concerns about a co-worker ...
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How do I navigate around a difficult coworker?

A coworker and I started within a week of each other. We both interviewed for the same position and he is at a different level since he is a fresh graduate. We never had a good working chemistry and I ...
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Possible reasons for coworkers keeping files off our server? [closed]

In my department, call it dep. A, we have a policy of keeping everything that might be important on the company server. For a while now, we have dep. B in the company - at start only new hires - who ...
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Is it really practically possible to do software assignments without taking anybody's help? [closed]

I am working as a software developer, and have been assigned a task of improving a current feature. The lead asks me to understand the feature without taking any external help. The feature is ...
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How to deal with coworker undoing my (dev) commit

I'm a developer who recently got switched to a project that has been run single-handedly by a co-worker for a few years. The following has happened more than once: My co-worker will go straight to ...
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Should I raise concerns about a co-worker possibly leaving?

I have a very valuable co-worker (I'll call him Joe). He is my senior at the company by a couple of years. I am afraid he is thinking about leaving our current company. Without being too specific, ...
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how to mix up and be friendly with colleagues? [closed]

My apologies if this question looks weird but I really need help. My issue is I feel it hard to mix up with others in office; and not only in office in general I will say. I like to be involved with ...
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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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How to politely change what people I spend lunch break with

When I started working at this company, I was told the person who normally is in my position plays cards with a certain group of people at lunch. I have been doing so for the past several months and ...
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dealing with uninterested co-worker

I am working as a web developer on a huge project. I was hired to work only on this project with another person. We were both hired with 0 knowledge on the project and we were provided training. The ...
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Coworking space etiquette

I am looking into coworking space (shared office). The work I would do there involves a lot of video chat and the like which in a normal office may disturb people working in an office environment. I ...
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