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What is the difference between an acting and interim director?

I work for a "small" institute of the US government which is maybe five steps below a top level US agency (e.g., US department of agriculture, commence, defense, ...). Our director is leaving at the ...
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How can I know how much authority/decision making power etc I have as an employee?

(I feel a bit silly asking this as I'm several years into a professional career already, hence the throwaway account.) As an employee in a company, how can I know which decisions/courses of action ...
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Is sending LinkedIn invitation to top management team a good idea?

Recently I completed my internship at a firm and I was wondering whether it's a good idea to send invitation to connect on linkedIn to the top management including CEO? Or should I send request to ...
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What are the job titles for people, managing internal startups departments? [closed]

Many big corporations have internal innovation departments, startup departments etc. Basically, that's the place, where they create internal startups. It also could be intracorporate venture fund, ...
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Member of the board asks for admin access and wants non-compliant device on the network

I'm one of the many network operators at a corporation. One of the board members asks every time — when in her opinion changes are too slow — for admin access (credentials) so she can do it herself. ...
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Wrote a paper for work but my name was left off

I wrote the majority of a paper about a topic that I have special expertise in, along with several other people who are much more highly ranked than me. Two other people working on it left a lot of ...
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Boss and Boss's Boss have differing philosophies on code, I'm caught in crossfire

I am a developer working directly under Boss (hereafter B) but so communicate fairly frequently with Boss's Boss (hereafter BB). B and BB have differing philosophies when it comes to code, to the ...
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As a new staff member, would it be appropriate to correct a senior member of staff's capitalization and spacing of a commercial product's name?

Background I am an employee of a large (50,000+ employees) consultancy firm. I work in a smaller team with approximately 10 other people. I started working for this company, as a graduate, around 9 ...
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Dealing with people after a mishap spread by department head

Recently I broke our office kettle, and one of the department heads has spread the news turning me into a laughing stock. From time to time I encounter her in a meeting or update on my visa. I knew ...
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How do I work with a Task Coordinator who doesn't properly coordinate tasks?

I work in a small company (10-20 people) with little to no hierarchy. On my current project I'm working with a person whose job it is to distribute the tasks among us, and they make mistakes on a ...
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Should I give feedback to my manager's boss?

A few days ago, during contract renewal, company's boss asked my honest opinion about what is wrong in the project I'm working at. This wasn't a part of any review or feedback procedure, neither it ...
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CEO tells employees what they should do next, bypassing company hierarchy

I work as a software developer in a medium sized company. The CEO has some technical background and has a habit of walking around the development department and talking to the employees about their ...
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Workpace Hierarchy: Establishing respect with mature co-worker

I work as a programmer and have been lead developer on a new project at my company for some time. I haven't been given the official title of lead developer, but for this project it is a role I have ...
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How to handle a boss who doesn't accept disagreement [closed]

I'm currently working under a boss who cannot accept disagreement. When I say "No sorry, I disagree because [...], I think it would bring more value if [...]", he responds very aggressively, ...
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Does hierarchy really matter for communication in a small software team?

I have worked as project manager in small company where I managed about 20 people. I used to casually talk to everyone and share ideas with developers and their team leads. Recently, I joined a big ...
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What to do with the new boss — middle manager added to hierarchy?

I usually report to the CEO on my daily work, and as such, I was also given large freedom and self initiatives. I am young and willing to devote all my energy to help this high tech profile company to ...