Questions tagged [employees]

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Should I have shared a document with a former employee?

My deputy manager who left 3 months ago is asking for a document that was shared with me and my team after they left, but they were part of the meetings that led to the preparation of that document. I ...
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Problematic employee that can't be fired

I've recently been placed in charge of a software engineer who is considered a "problem" employee for a couple of reasons. The employee is not a capable people person. I believe he has a minor case of ...
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How to ask inconvenient questions / talk about sensitive topics in front of all employees and your boss?

Once a month we have a meeting, where nearly all employees, managers and the boss (CEO) participates. The main goal of this meeting is to keep all informed about relevant news regarding the company ...
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What is the appropiate way to deal with employees wanting to lead the development of their “ideas”? [closed]

In my mind, an employee deserves credit for their work, and if the employee doesn't get just credit for such work, they have a right to be dissatisfied. As a manager, I am well aware of this and I ...
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Is talented employee taking advantage of management?

I recently started running a small business that received a significant amount of funding. It has been a project I have been committed to for many years. To help see it through, I wanted to hire top ...
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13answers
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How do I prevent employees from either switching to competitors or opening their own business?

I am about to start my very own small scale business. However, there is a huge problem I cannot seem to solve. My business has two aspects: the business side and the technical side. I am more than ...
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5answers
442 views

How can I get a problem employee to do work assigned to him when I'm a supervisor with no real power?

In one day I went from being the junior member of a three person team to the senior member of a three person team. It's my first supervisory role. Unfortunately one of the new members of the team is ...
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2answers
315 views

Is it possible to resign immediately after getting a raise in UAE? [closed]

I keep resigning from my company because of salary delays and financial problems of the company. I was in my notice period. The management said that the company condition will improve and in 2 months ...
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6answers
22k views

Employee is self-centered and affects the team negatively

I manage a satellite office of about 25 people for my company. This question is about Jane, a new employee. She is young, in her mid 20s. I was the one who hired her. She seemed very pleasant and ...
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1answer
325 views

Salary overtime and PTO on the same week [closed]

I just want to know if there is anything that I can specifically reference online with regards to the following. Employee is salaried. Employee worked overtime in a single week: over 30 hour shift ...
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2answers
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Salary employee (software developer) held personally liable for client's data loss or exposure (GDPR)

I'm working as full time software developer at relatively small IT company (around 15 employees) which itself is a part of larger group of small to mid sized companies. In preparation for EU's new ...
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1answer
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Referral issues on a job application

I am currently in process of applying for a job position. To have a better chance at the application, i requested a few employees from within the company, if any one would help me apply via a referral....
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3answers
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Quitting my job when I have professional training soon [closed]

I have been with my company for a year and I don’t really like my job anymore. I am tired of it. Problem is that 6 months ago they promised me a really good professional training of three days, and ...
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15answers
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Friend wants my recommendation but I don't want to give it to him

I met my friend in my first year of college (Computer Science), so I can tell that I know how well he works and how knowledgeable he is. He's a good friend, we chat occasionally, meet up to have ...
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4answers
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How to do things right while trying to date a coworker?

I'm based in Western Europe. Relationships among coworkers aren't rare here and I know several couples who met in the office, including bosses who married and had kids with their (former) subordinates....
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1answer
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Senior employee thinking about perspectives/career

I run a small software company. We have a pretty small development team which is in charge of developing a web/mobile app. Each developer works mostly independent from each other, as they work on ...
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2answers
529 views

Expecting annual salary increase [closed]

This is my 3rd year in my current company and in my last 2 years I got annual salary increase even if it's not included in my contract or we don't even talked about this during my application. So now ...
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10answers
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What to do when a sick employee doesn't respond to communications, and has important data?

There is an employee I have been working with that told me she is sick a week ago. Yesterday, I tried to contact her through the usual channels and she did not respond. Yesterday she told me that she ...
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7answers
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Should my boss value work nobody asked for?

My Question Should my boss value something I've done to increase productivity, but isn't necessarily part of my job or something I was asked for to do ? About my job I work as a manufacturing ...
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4answers
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As an employee, would it be inappropriate to suggest the acquisiton of better equipment?

First of all, let me explain my point: I work as the sole code developer at a small tech company. Since some months ago we have been working with lots and lots of data analysis, which is getting ...
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5answers
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How to handle employees who are upset over construction

I recently (around the beginning of December) transferred. This was a complete lateral move as I will continue to be a technical lead for this team working very closely with them. This also ...
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2answers
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Is there any legal recourse in this? [closed]

I met with hiring manager, interviewed with 4 members of the team including The Dept Head and was offered the position via the hiring manager. We negotiated the salary twice and the Head of the Dept ...
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Accepting a team member who is slated to quit on the first day?

Context So you as a Manager are expanding your team and recently signed a new promising team member(subordinate). After few weeks of signing the potential future employee comes back saying that he ...
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1answer
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Do I need to share with new company that I did a short stint at a new company?

I was waiting for a final interview / offer letter from X company in India. Meanwhile I joined another company Y (also in India) because the offer was going to expire before company X could give me a ...
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6answers
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My programmer underestimates deadlines or is just lazy

Since august, I have had a software programmer in my charge and I became the project leader of my area. She went well with learning things about our area, configuring some tasks, but ever since I ...
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2answers
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Can a employee refuse to work with a particular manager? [closed]

The project I am working on is closing and the employees are moved out to different departments in the same company. Recently a guy from another department approached me. Later, I came to know that ...
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Can't make payroll [closed]

I recently left a doctor's office where I was working as an Lab Nurse straight from completing my degree. I started there in Jan and since May 15th the company has been missing payroll. Scheduled pay ...
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2answers
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Pay raise as per bank salary scale [duplicate]

I have joined a bank in March 2018. They offered me something around less than 30k USD per annum. Now I have passed my probationary period successfully, I came to know that range for my position is ...
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Recommendation Letter

I got a new job as an engineer. My previous job was not engineering related. Anyhow, my previous boss wrote me a recommendation letter due to my outstanding performance. Do you recommend I send this ...
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Employee is not hitting 40-hour week expectation

Problem Employee X is not at work 40 hours each week. For the last several weeks, Employee X has worked roughly 37-37.5 hours each week. Employee X is the primary web developer for each of our ...
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23answers
45k views

What to do with a good employee who comes late and leaves early?

I've got an employee who does a pretty good job with her work. She does stay on top of tasks but she has a serious issue with start / end times. I am pretty flexible as long as work gets done so I ...
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2answers
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A colleague confided in me that she was [possibly] sexually harrassed by my manager, what can I do? [closed]

A couple of months ago a colleague of mine complained about one of our managers. The manager was disciplined for the inappropriate joke that he made. My colleague left the company shortly afterwards. ...
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How to convince new employee to stop trying to change our office culture on profanity

Programmers and clients alike will use the F word very casually in my office (IT in rural Australia). It's not an insult but only acts as a qualifier to how difficult (or easy) the situation or ...
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Unfair employer [closed]

I have been working for this company for 13 months now. I have no qualification and I matriculated last year. I thought this job would not only enable me to save money and broaden my knowledge. but ...
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3answers
2k views

Manager not responding/talking with me

I work for an IT company where my Manager is a non-IT person. I am confused about her working style and way of responding to others. She doesn't respond to any status emails (I don't think she reads ...
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1answer
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Can I apply for a job in my Company's client company?

I am working in a client project. I recently found that there are few vacancies there, most of them are onsite opportunities. Below are the questions which I have in my mind. Is it a malpractice, if ...
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3answers
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Habit of giving employee works after office hours

I work as software engineer on a company, since the very first day this company was founded. My company is pretty much growing I think, at first we have only 6 employees, now we have around 80 ...
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4answers
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Allocating official cars to staff members without favoritism

I run a small company that has been successful and expanding for over 4 years. I have 3 permanent employees. One of them is the real deal you want in an employee - takes the initiative, works hard, ...
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2answers
1k views

Asking the employer to not employing someone you are not comfortable to work with

So, here is my problem. Right now I am a third year student at the bachelor program. I landed a job of my dream and it turned out so that the employer in the case is my lecturer, he is very young, ...
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3answers
899 views

How can I help a struggling but dedicated employee?

Background: I work for a software startup, I am an intermediate developer in a leadership position. I have not been lead for this whole project, and I would say I am much more comfortable with writing ...
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6answers
3k views

How can I provide feedback to an employee who is hard working but not quite smart enough?

Nine months ago an employee, John, was hired for an entry level position. John had a boss and two other team members. I was brought in two months ago after John's boss was let go. I've found very ...
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5answers
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How to manage an “over worker”?

I have a direct report who is chronically stressed out and always seems on edge. I've tried to lighten his load as much as possible. I highly encourage time off, including just cutting out early or ...
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1answer
260 views

Send message to employee of a company you would like to work for

I was recently looking for the implementation of a particular algorithm I needed for work, and came across the personal webpage of a developer which was discussing a very similar problem in a blog ...
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Is it reasonable for me to teach my seniors technical skills?

I work as a Junior Engineer for a large, mid-western company, working in a non-development role. In the course of my work, I have taught myself Python and SQL (I have received no formal training ...
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1answer
1k views

Suspended from work over something I didn't do and the boss would not accept my arguments [closed]

I went to my boss last Wednesday morning, and reported that I had found pornography on the machine, as per company policy (in our workplace, it's in printed format, in Comic Sans, unfortunately, but ...
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11answers
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Customers take issue with employee's social media posts

I have customers that have an issue with an employee that makes political posts on social media. He is involved in a popular political activist group that many view as controversial and extreme. They ...
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2answers
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Contacting an ex employee of a potential client

There is a certain company that I want to try to sell my product to, but this company has somewhat of a monopolistic position in my market. Therefore I want to make sure I approach this in the right ...
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2answers
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How should employees contact their manager instead of engaging IT directly?

Would anyone be willing to share their written process for employees to engage IT personnel? We have one IT person and almost 300 employees. Employees are going directly to him with every request (...
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2answers
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What to do with pervert customers? [closed]

I work in a store in a large hospital (in USA). In the store, we all wear uniforms and we get hospital visitors and customers who also are employees of the hospital. Majority of the perverts who ...
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18answers
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How to react when employee is not interested in career development?

I am a manager at a large tech company. Three months ago, all the managers at our company had career conversations with our team members. One of my team members has expressed that she is not ...