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Questions tagged [employees]

Questions relating to the people who work for a company

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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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3answers
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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
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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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8answers
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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
2k views

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
760 views

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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2answers
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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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2answers
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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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11answers
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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
43k 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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9answers
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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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1answer
356 views

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
1k 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
873 views

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
1k views

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
993 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
879 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
23k views

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
254 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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5answers
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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
27k views

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
1k views

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
38k views

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 ...
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2answers
1k views

Should employee flight risks be escalated if your manager has left?

The director for the department of the business I work in has resigned and left at short notice. As a manager, any risks with employees on my team leaving I feel I should flag, as a given, to the ...
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4answers
3k views

“Pharmacy box” for employees [closed]

My boss had an idea, most of the employees when they have migraine, or start to get a cold for example, normally they don't have some drugs near or they just don't bring it from home and they need to ...
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1answer
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I found out a new employee is tapping fellow employees to look for job elsewhere [closed]

I got a new HR who has stayed for less than 3 months, I recently discovered he is telling my other employees to find job elsewhere. He infact is helping them update their Resumes and submitting to ...
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2answers
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Fellow employee died before they started. Any professional way to express condolences?

On Monday we had a subcontractor scheduled to start work on our program. After she did not show up, my manager attempted to call but could not get a hold of her. A few hours later my manager ...
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1answer
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I was dismissed from my job, should I provide a reference to my new prospective employer?

It's been a couple of weeks that I was dismissed from my previous job. I have an interview this week and I'm not sure whether to tell the new prospective employers that I was dismissed as it may give ...
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3answers
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Absent due to sickness make up by working late hours [closed]

I was recently absent a day from work due to the flu.I usually stay back late hours and work. So I missed 8 hours that day I was absent but working two hours extra over regular work hours would see me ...
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18answers
17k views

How to handle a highly productive employee but who reacts extremely emotionally to code reviews?

I currently work with a smaller environment as a manager of a team. Everyone on the team is very talented and gets things done, but we have someone who is far above anyone I have ever met in my 40 ...
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2answers
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Having an employee move teams because you feel they're better suited elsewhere, but they want to stay?

I have an employee who really excels at designing and implementing web interfaces for things like APIs, however, the team the employee is currently on focuses primarily on lower level monitoring tools ...
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2answers
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New employee has offensive Slack handle due to language barrier

A new employee just came on board, and their lack of understanding of the English language has been a bit of a hurdle. This has become apparent in the handle/username they chose for our chat system (...
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3answers
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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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6answers
8k views

Staff Gang-Up Hate and Disrespect [closed]

Help, my 10 employees are ganging up on me. I have history with staff wanting to leave usually after about 15 months. I guess my management style rubs people the wrong way. I am not abrasive or ...
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1answer
812 views

How do I request that my birthday not be broadcast to my coworkers?

The welfare committee at my workplace broadcasts a "Happy Birthday" mail to all the coworkers on each employee's birthday. My problem with this is my coworkers would ask me for a birthday party. I don'...
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2answers
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What do OTE mean at my offer letter? [closed]

My offer letter says -- BASIC: £25,000 - £35,000, OTE; £35,000 - £45,000 open ended /achievable. What is the meaning of this