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For questions about the tools and practices of management, including business management, project management, performance management and other management disciplines in the workplace.

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Should I report unrealistic deadlines assigned to me by other colleagues to my manager?

There is this person X, who would assign an unrealistic deadline and ask to build things that she won't use regularly. This has happened previously also and I had reported it to my manager and he ...
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Management does not care when product is stolen

I know this is a bit of a strange question. I am currently working in a retail store. There has been a lot of shop lifting and sometimes I blatantly see customers doing it. The first time it happened ...
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Hiring via Internal Transfer vs. External

I am currently hiring to fill an open position in my team. This is something I’ve done dozens of times during my career, through external candidates and I’ve been fortunate that I’ve never made a hire ...
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Manager focusing solely on personal career

I have a manager that is aware of my career objective to transition to her (managerial) role. In our one on one meetings she was encouraging the idea but I noticed that no real progress in any ...
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What should I do - I got a final written warning?

At my job I have been there for almost a year. My manager gave me a final written warning because people complained that I compare my workload to others in the fact that I do more than other people I ...
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What are commonly known ways of low self-respect in workplace? [closed]

Some commonly known ways of low self-respect are easily identified, like do not look after myself physically; keep bad habits or hygiene. I have colleagues like that and I interpret that as they don't ...
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Manager doesn't remember me

We had a town hall (organization-wide business meeting) today with my boss's boss. A part of her town hall, she introduced me as a new team member. She asked me to stand up and introduce myself and ...
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As a manager - how to handle a conflict between team members that reached a boiling point

Two of my employees were given a big task. They were responsible for splitting the work between them and coordinating the efforts and sub-tasks. The task seemed to be running smoothly for two weeks ...
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Added to new employer's repo and working on a new version during off-hours

I am starting a new Software Engineering position in a month or so, but, the manager I will be reporting to added me to the repo of the current codebase of the software I will be working on when I ...
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Pay increase for management responsibilities

I am currently looking for a new job and wanted some salary advice. I am a visual designer specialising in creating design systems for companies to help create consistency across their sites / ...
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Being Extremely blunt about displeassure of a certain person in a management position

I work (first "sidejob", 2 years) for a company who's offering me freelance work. It's great. It pays extremely well. There's a person in a management position who organizes our orders. ...
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How can I tell my boss he has poor video meeting manners? [closed]

My boss loves scheduling long, pointless video meetings. This is bad enough, but it's made worse by his poor manners and ridiculous rules. He doesn't like it when people mute their mic or use ...
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How can I ask my boss to stop overcomplicating everything?

I enjoy my job, but my boss makes everything more complicated than it needs to be. Whether it's policy, planning, implementation or improvements, he tries to "outsmart" simple things and ...
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When to inform boss, something wasn't my fault

In general I have a difficult time knowing when to defend my position that a mistake was not my fault. I'm working in a retail store right now, but I've had this question in other environments. Where ...
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Mistake during internship

I've been an intern at a company for a little over a month and I have made a mistake. For context, this same mistake was once made by my manager when I first started and they pinned it on me, so this ...
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Should I tell my superior I'm thinking of leaving now (start of paid parental leave), after finishing paid parental leave, or when I have a new job?

I'm in a high-paying Senior Software Engineer role at a top tech company with excellent benefits, just starting 16 weeks of paid parental leave, in the San Francisco Bay area in California, with a low ...
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Dealing with difficult manager

There is a manager at my company whose mindset I struggle to understand. Thankfully I haven't had to work with him that deeply or for extended periods, but because my company essentially rotates us ...
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Why do managers feel it's a good idea to do untrustworthy behaviour?

It's fairly routinely known that a lot of employees don't trust their managers, and I've certainly experienced that myself from time to time. https://www.careersingovernment.com/tools/gov-talk/career-...
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Manager Disclosing Health Info

I was taken out of work by my PCP (primary care practitioner) for severe medical reasons. I gave my job proper notice and had provided my work note. I was not aware that I did not have to disclose any ...
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Should I do anything about coworker who clocks in early and does nothing? [duplicate]

How to get clarity on hours paid. I recently started a job where we clock in at the beginning of our shift, and out at the end. The pay is directly linked to the clocking and out. It's down to the ...
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Stolen commission?

At my company there is a policy which states that whatever region the deal is signed in, that region gets the deal's commission. I've been watching one of my employees working on a deal for months ...
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Bossy coworker asked me to stay late. Should I tell our manager?

I started a job relatively recently, and it is in retail. The store is small, so sometimes only one or two people are working at a time. There's a coworker who's only been there a few more months than ...
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Boss not responding to my email about promotion

Last year during my amazing performance review, my boss said he submitted my name to be promoted to a higher officer position but he stated that he missed the cutoff so I’d have to wait until the next ...
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Should I report my manager?

At my place of work, we have many employees who Refuse to do their assigned work Does others work and not their own Just leaves the workspace whenever Yell at customers Just leaves whenever things ...
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Boss promoted new guy in less than a month. How should I proceed? [closed]

My boss (supervisor) has been trying to convince me everyone out there is evil, except for him. He cuts me out completely from talking to other departments, or anyone else (besides him) for what its ...
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New Employee with Challenging Team Dynamics

I started a new position on March 1, and while it is in a field that I absolutely love, I am challenged by unclear direction, new expectations and interesting team dynamics. Our manager is very "...
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Intentional company falsehood in job description causing tension with boss [closed]

I got a job at a big name Managed Service Provider (basically IT mercenaries). I was skeptical of MSP work at first but my buddy works on a different team at this office and really likes it, so he put ...
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How should I handle refusing to be part of a procedure I don't consider fair?

I work on the IT Sector providing systems to customers with 24/7 operations; we had a service failure at 1AM and the team started support at 7AM remotely as soon as we woke up and noticed messages on ...
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How to let boss know I would prefer to get corrective feedback than wait until it becomes an issue

I started a new job 2 weeks ago working at a retail liquor store. Multiple people have told me it's a laid back job, but I still want to do well in it even if I don't plan on being there a long time. ...
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Something came up and could only give 4 days notice of missing work. This may have made it seem not urgent

I recently started a new job. I had a dentist appointment that didn't fix a problem (actually I think it made the problem worse). My mouth started hurting more and more to the point where I had to ...
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Should I start a weekly one-on-one meeting with my boss?

I read from this article: One-On-One Meetings – Why They’re Important to You and Your Team that one on one meetings are important for a team, but we don't have such a convention. We have weekly ...
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Is it appropriate for a manager to apportion the recruitment to everyone in a team? [closed]

My boss told us in a weekly meeting that he will expand hiring but felt very hard to find good employees. And he said he preferred internal referrals since the employees we referred performed very ...
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Can I ask to recreate the wheel? [closed]

Some months ago, my boss asked me to add a feature to an unfamiliar source code written and maintained for a long time by another team, and I knew from one of my teammates who had resigned that its ...
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Should I keep my employer up-to-date on my medical situation with epilepsy?

I discovered I have epilepsy while working at my previous job because I got an attack at the office. I had a 1-year contract there and didn't get an additional or permanent contract there, they didn't ...
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Being forced to give an expert opinion in an area that I'm not familiar with or qualified in

I'm starting a new project after 3 years of software & AI development in the same company & department. I was initially supposed to develop the software/AI part of the project based on skills, ...
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Is there a well established name/title for a role taking the technical and product ownership together in the software industry? [closed]

It has happened several times that I needed to spend quite some time and effort to explain my role as a manager that manages a team around 10 people. My team builds a webapp for outside customers. My ...
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How to phrase a procedural question in a constructive way?

On a few occasions I've gotten feedback about the way I ask questions. It's been difficult to find a common theme but I think sometimes I ask questions in a way that annoys people, maybe because it ...
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My colleague got upset, did I insult him?

I am an international female student, working as a part-time employee in a fairly big company in Canada with a group: 2 other international male students and one male employee, "Jack", who ...
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Dilemma: How to answer an unsupportive supervisor when they ask, “How are things going?”

Some supervisors are more supportive and helpful than others. The ones who aren't supportive, are often expected by their own supervisors to at least make the attempt to be supportive by talking with ...
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Looking for improvement opportunities

I work in a manufacturing company in an IT role. My role itself would have you believe that I am in a managerial role, but unfortunately, I am severely unequipped to handle such a role. I lack the ...
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How to handle a poorly performing employee who's potentially suicidal

I have a subordinate who has in the past expressed suicidal thoughts. His performance over the past 6-8 months has been unacceptable. He has numerous documented coaching and performance improvement ...
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Should I use my supervisor's formal title in a US (Los Angeles) government job? [closed]

I'm having clouds of thought right now on how to address my supervisors. I am a fresh college graduate beginning a career position at Los Angeles County. Having grown up in both the Philippines and ...
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When starting a new job, how to ask what they consider most important in a work style?

I've held several jobs where it was not apparent to me right away what management considered most important. Sometimes the jobs were exactly the same but because of the order of priorities they were ...
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How responsible must a manager be for the result of the employees work? [closed]

In movies and popular 'leadership' culture, a real emphasis is on taking maximum responsibility. However what is the correct procedure for dealing with responsibility as taught by courses related to ...
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Extend current tool stack of data science team

I recently started to lead a data science focused company with two departments that has uses SPSS Modeler extensively. To be honest nobody there has close to the skills of a data scientist. My ...
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Responsibility sharing in a global organisation

I work for a company which has units across the world. I work in the IT department as a Group Lead, managing multiple teams out of India. I have IT and other counterpart leads to collaborate with ...
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Work study program, I can't get bosses to give me work

I am in a work study program in France, and I have been with a company every other month now for 3 months (and three months of school). I am studying a pretty specific subject, and my bosses have put ...
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When does the “Entrepreneurial Gap” become just poor management?

I can find lots of articles and information about how wonderful the "entrepreneurial gap" is for stimulating creativity and innovation, and how to do it (increasing "span of influence&...
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Leadership hinted that team has no long term future

I work for a multinational corporation. My teams senior leaders have indicated that my subteam in a high cost location would no longer be hiring and any attrition would be backfilled in lower cost ...
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Not getting help when asked for

I am working in a large IT company. My position is a firmware developer, I have ~4 years of experience of writing firmware and electronics engineering combined. The company sees me as a junior, not ...

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