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How to persuade manager to promote based on performance and not just number of hours worked?

I am currently competing with colleague in the WA office for our company. I am one of two people (with my colleague included) being considered for a major promotion from senior engineer to senior ...
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Did not want coworkers to know about death of parent [closed]

I recently lost my Mom unexpectedly. I asked my manager, who is also HR, not to tell anyone. She told me that she would only tell the owners but no one else. I got back to work after taking some ...
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How do I get my brother/coworker to do his work?

Just as a background, my brother lives with me. I have my own business but I also contract for another company that he works with me for. He works with me/at my direction for my own personal business, ...
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When should I tell my boss that the person I recommended for a job is my partner?

TL;DR: My currently-unemployed partner is looking for a job. I recommended them for a position in my company. I discovered afterwards that they would work in my department should they get the ...
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Should I apply at a company where my uncle is the head?

I study business computer science at the university and I'm in my 5th semester. We are obliged to do an internship in our studies which takes 4 months. I currently work as a programmer (working ...
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Privacy Violation

A coworker revealed to business customers that I am dealing with an illness in my family. He was not given permission to share this information. As a result, customers lost confidence in my ability to ...
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Is it unprofessional to bring your spouse/kids to work to visit? [closed]

When I was younger in my career (20's), and worked at smaller companies, I often brought my spouse and kids into work. I had good relationships with my co-workers, and even saw some of them outside of ...
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How should I approach my new manager with a family problem I’m facing?

Summary: I just started a new job, and there is now a serious medical issue in my family. How can I ask my boss to allow me to work remotely some of the time so I can help with care, when I haven't ...
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Late to work because of my small child

I've worked for this company for 6 years. I just started a month and a half ago, at an office in the circulation department. I came in late 2 days in a row due to dropping my two-year-old at my mom'...
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Probation gets extended due to family situation

I've been working in an ad agency for a few months now. My probation was due to end last week but it got extended for another month. Here's why: Lately, my cancer-stricken mom's condition dropped ...
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How to address your father working at the same place respectfully? [duplicate]

I work at a large corporation that my father also happens to be employed at as well. I was not given this job as a form of nepotism, and have since advanced in rank and role above my peers outside of ...
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During a 5 year work tenure I developed a fear of flying. How should I handle this with my employer?

Even just thinking about flying creates anxiety, and I exhibit all the other symptoms that are associated with this.. 5 years ago, my life was less stressful however now I'm giving many more ...
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In a family business, do I refer to people by their name or by how they're related to the person I'm speaking to?

When speaking with a boss/manager's son, should I say: Your father requested so and so. or rather: Mr. Doe requested so and so I only have a professional relationship with the son. We don't ...
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Can a worker call out for a sick pet? [closed]

Very suddenly, my boyfriend found out yesterday that his cat most likely has cancer. She's about 10 years old, lost almost half her body weight in the last 1.5 weeks. The vet wants him to return to ...
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Discussing marital and family status in an “intake questionnaire” before an interview

I have been offered an opportunity to interview for a job that requires relocation to another country. The company is a big US based international company and the position is in Canada. Before the ...
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What are the Pros and Cons of Working for Family? [closed]

My brother has a tech start up idea, he has offered me a position on his venture doing product management, and is willing to double my current salary on the bases that I relocate to North America and ...
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Balancing Personal and Home

I have been working for my company for 3 years now, have not "missed" or been late to work once. I have of course had sick days (>10). Recently, I have found out I am to be a father. As such, I have ...
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Resigning in Two Months due to Family Health Issues. [closed]

I had a delayed start with this company due to a family member's health. This is a role which is very hard to fill (it was open for more than a year in a 100 person company). I got an offer a few ...
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Requesting time off on behalf of spouse for surprise vacation

I am considering plane tickets as an anniversary gift for my husband for a specific date/destination. Before I buy I'd like to be sure it won't be a problem at his office. Has anyone asked for ...
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Is it professional to tell my boss that major illness in my family was the reason for my lack of productivity? [duplicate]

I work in a telecommute position so most of my correspondence with my boss is over email/Skype. Today, I got a phone call that my mom's cancer has spread to the rest of her body. I knew she had cancer,...