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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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
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Personal wedding day of a colleage employee and cultural anomaly [closed]

I was invited to a wedding day of a friend in my workplace(another engineer who works with me in the same engineering department). Due to the busy schedules I was unable to find some time to meet him ...
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communicate politely error in report [closed]

One of other department managers has sent me mail with invalid information in the report. How do I communicate politely error in report?
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responding to advice emails [closed]

I have got a email regarding not to use fake emails from my team lead with project manager in cc of email. Actually email used is not a fake email, its real email but email name is not standard(My ...
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I am concerned that I might lose my job over a project I am managing

I am a project manager in a start up and I'm running multiple projects at one time. I have been here for 9 months. Every other project is going extremely well, work is being delivered in a timely ...
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Can an Employer use a photo of you taken at work without your permission? [closed]

The company I work for is small and only has about 12 employees including me and my employer, the company also has a website and on one page it descries the team's roles by having a photo of the team ...
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How can a young college graduate deal with large age gaps in the office? [closed]

I recently graduated from college and was able to get a job not too long after; I've been at work for 3 months so far at an underwriting firm as a in-house IT/Excel help desk who helps with odd jobs (...
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Mutiny to save the boss' job [closed]

This is a somewhat unique situation I'm sure. I work for a small business with 16 employees total. Our boss/owner, who is also the company's controller and accountant, took on 3 "silent" partners ...
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How to better track identities within company? [closed]

One of my responsibilities at work is to perform periodic user access reviews. A frustrating problem has been inconsistent to poor documentation,such as it becomes difficult to map users to roles. ...
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Employee Performance Improvement Plan Format [closed]

I am working as a Manager in a QA based firm. I need to prepare a 15 days EPIP. But I have not done this before and don't know what to put in it. Certainly this employee has issues, with his Attitude, ...
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Measuring employee moods via an app to better engage with them, how viable? [closed]

I work for a software company and we have recently had a debate around the value of measuring employee mood, this done via a polling widget which asks employees how are they feeling today and have to ...
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Is GPA a good predictor of workplace success? [duplicate]

Is it true that the best performing employees are people who used to have a top GPA in college?
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How should an employee handle disagreement with direction from management? [closed]

As an employee, how should you handle a situation where you disagree with the direction given to you by your manager?
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Options for an employee with shoulder surgery [closed]

We have an employee that has recently had shoulder surgery. All of our workstations are all desktop PC's, no laptops, tablets, etc... By the end of the day, this employee has a lot of discomfort in ...
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Ex-Employee Published Entire Source Code on GitHub 3 Years Ago - How do we Get it Down? [closed]

Roughly 3-4 years ago, we hired a PHP developer and tasked them with building small "satellite" websites. They didn't stay long, and we had largely forgotten about them. Fast-forward to today, one of ...
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Is my employer (UK) allowed access to what I am looking on the screen of my PC? [closed]

My daily work load can usually be cleared in less than 8 hours, so in my "free" time I am doing some reading offline (from pdf files stored in my PC drive) which is not generally relevant to my job. ...
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Can a company i no longer work for keep my my email address active [duplicate]

A company I used to work for a year and a half ago still has my email active. I suppose to intercept any leads or info about me. I'm not sure if they respond, but when I send emails to the old ...
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Employee questioning company policies too much - what should we do?

An incoming employee had signed his offer with my company. However, even before starting work, he has already exhibited a few signs of unhappiness with company policies and had an argument with some ...
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Job Application Question - Have you been previously employed us

I'm not sure how to answer this question when applying for a position at company A. Background: As I was working for a call centre outsourcing company B under the above company A. I was based in ...