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Promoted to Supervisor...hard feelings from subordinates

I work in a specialized accounting field. I have over 25 years of work experience with the last 10 being exactly in the same industry and position that I am currently in. I started a new job/position/...
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Approach Sales Manager about fake reference list

I work for a manufacturing company (in EU), and it has come to my attention that the Sales Manager issued a reference list for a project on which I worked as a Senior Engineer. Upon review, I ...
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Am I being over anxious in thinking?

I have worked at my current workplace for 3 years. I enjoy my work. The company has two main departments, as well as accounts department and HR department. When I first started the job, the job was ...
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Executives are pressing me to take over another managers team [closed]

I am relatively new to this company I currently manage a team of cloud engineers. The manager of the managed services team left due to a dispute over team compensation. I have managed a global team of ...
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can a manager ask me to find someone to cover shifts AFTER I quit?

I put in my two weeks at my (food service) job because I'm going to be moving soon. I got an email back from my manager telling me I need to find people to cover my shift times for the week AFTER I ...
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Why is one of the HR personnel mad at me even though I didn't do anything wrong?

I (F22) am an intern right now together with my 2 friends that are both female. The company and other employees are friendly except for this HR personnel. She's (F45+) so mad at me. Take note: ONLY AT ...
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Need feedback on my internship experience

I am an intern as data consultant, I am experimenting a visualization software for the company i'm working for during 6 months. I started off with another subject and on my very first day, the manager ...
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How can I help an employee improve their communication skills?

I'm currently a team lead at an IT company, managing a team of 5 software engineers + a PM. Our main role is to maintain and upgrade a SaaS product used by internal and external employees. We work ...
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Not seeing prospect in the job [closed]

I got hired as a IT contractor to work on project A with Mark, after completing a task in project A I was told to move to new project , project B , which was new. I was the first person to start it ...
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How to effectively communicate that I want weekly meeting moved to MS Teams rather than in person? [closed]

A little over a week ago, my boss gave me an unwarranted verbal lashing. We are now supposed to meet in person on a once weekly basis for an hour to discuss my work activities. I am in the process of ...
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Just made Product Owner with no prior experience and tasked to lead and renovate the whole R&D department, how can I do it? [closed]

The software development team in our company is 90% external and in the hands of a single external company, as well as most of the technical know-how acquired in the last 20 years: almost no internal ...
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Manager asked for home address without giving a reason. Should I have provided it? [closed]

I'm a developer in an individual contributor role. I'm on a team with 3 other developers and one liaison/PM role. We have a manager, who I'll call "Steve". I was moved onto Steve's team only ...
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Is implementing a "callback" system a viable solution to high call volumes in a call centre environment?

I manage a team handling inbound calls and we are regularly facing a situation where we are missing incoming calls because our inbound volume is greater than our Tier 1 team can handle. It is greater ...
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Dealing with an incompetent colleague on a project

I'll try to keep the introduction very brief and elaborate further down. I work as a senior cloud engineer and our boss manages 4-5 teams of 3-6 people. My colleague - also a senior cloud engineer - ...
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Can I refuse to review the work of the team tech lead if I have a lower grade than they?

Long story short, I work as a data scientist in a small team. The working environment is quite unusual. Key facts: The lead data scientist's technical expertise wasn't checked during the interview (...
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Manager not happy that I have discussions with executives at events and following up in emails [closed]

Situation: At our monthly events I socialized with leadership (executives) and had an "elevator pitch" with the outcome of executives' support on a critical project for the organization and ...
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How to deal with a weak manager? [closed]

I work in the healthcare sector. I am managing a team and IT professionals. above me, there is a director whose main experience is in accounting and who does not have strong experience in the field, ...
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I fear my Software Dev skills are withering. How could I approach this in future jobs?

Some background: From 2015 to 2020, after graduating, I worked as a developer for a company, where more or less always managed to do what was expected from me, and ended up being a reliable employee. ...
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Arrogant , lazy worker considered for promotion

I recruited a person called AG in Asia office. In the initial year of AG's employment, I encountered significant challenges due to issues related to arrogance, laziness, and a lack of ordinary task ...
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How to Help Employee Who Is Struggling

At the organization I work for, some of our workforce is students from a nearby university, and I supervise a handful of these students. This is my first time supervising people and for the most part ...
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How do I manage this difficult stakeholder?

I need to send an update every week on a turn-around initiative to senior management and the working group. There's a bully in the working group who waits for me to send an update highlighting that ...
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How can one determine the most effective method for establishing a success metric for a quarterly objectives?

My manager recently took on the additional role of Frontend Architect, and he's asked me to step up and assist with day-to-day responsibilities for the team. Currently, I hold the position of ...
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My senior management is wanting to place me on a PIP

As of yet I have not signed it, and I will admit to some of the issues being fair criticisms that I have been trying to improve upon; some have even merited my supervisor's admission that they have ...
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When (if ever) is it good to speak up if a coworker just sits watching videos all day?

At my job some days I would work out of a room with only one other person in it. 95% of the time he would just sit at his desk watching YouTube videos of World of Warcraft. He wasn't management but he ...
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How to communicate to the team that our company is on-boarding a batch of new remote-only employees from a different country?

I'm currently managing a team of 3 software engineers. On the same level as me, there's a PO taking care of our organization and the work we have to do. On top of all of us, there's the CTO, who takes ...
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Whom should I go to if I have a complaint about the assistant director of the company I work for?

I’m a in home caregiver. I work for an agency that assigns me my clients. We have had a tremendous turnover in our office support staff. I have not met or been introduced to any of the staff now in ...
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How to get past the lack of trust? [closed]

So I just started a job doing what I have been doing for 7 years, fronted react-redux development work and doing pretty good I might add, out of the ton of tickets this company put together, like 16 ...
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How can I state to junior engineers to not work a ticket unless he / she can own the task without demoralizing?

I am a manager in the cybersecurity division where I work. I have been a manager for the past five years and am well respected in the division. Our team is responsible for security engineering and ...
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Is what I said to my boss (director) excessive?

I am a manager in the cybersecurity division of the company I work in. I have been in management for about 5 years and am well respected by my colleagues. This week, one of the cybersecurity engineers ...
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Fired due to change in/limited availability (returning to school)?

I live in California and in I was hired at a restaurant in August 2023. During the interview, I submitted availability for Thursday- Saturday. I was hired. 2 months in, my availability changed to ...
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Manager implied that I should be pushing a colleague to get work done faster. Do I tell the colleague?

Same manager as my previous post. My colleague and I are working on the same project, and we are at the same level in the org chart (in fact, we are in the same role), but he is newer to the ...
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Popularize high priority initiative with senior folks from other departments

If I wish to popularize a high priority initiative of my department with senior folks from other departments, then what should I do? My manager is not keen on me reaching out and holding meetings with ...
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Please advise on how to navigate upcoming 1:1 meeting with boss, given circumstances? [closed]

I have documented my difficult work situation in this question and this question Where things stand is that I am actively looking for a completely different group to be on in the large company I am a ...
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Should I Ask for a Lead Title if I Expect to be Manager?

Background This year, I was transferred to a struggling software project as a developer. My time with the team has been difficult due in large part to shortcomings with management. During my time with ...
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Giving constructive criticism to my boss' boss

I work at a bank in the United States. Every month we have a two hour department meeting and the head of Loan Operations talks first and gives a run down of the past few weeks activities. What bothers ...
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Bosses are simultaneously demanding I document my work, and also trying to prevent me from doing any work

My bosses are simultaneously demanding I document my work while preventing me from doing any work. I assume they are trying to somehow get around my 3 month notice period. They demand I enter details ...
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Is this fraud? And if so, to what extent am I responsible?

I am the most senior technical employee at a small company providing software as a service to other businesses. The company only has about 10 employees, so one of the directors does a lot of the sales ...
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Manager did not give clear answer when I asked for a day off

I recently started a new job. I asked my manager if I could take a day off next week for a family obligation. He said I hadn't been with the company long enough to use my vacation time. I found this a ...
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Made in China Syndrome [closed]

I have stated some reliability and safety concerns about a product that so happens to be made in China. Sure I have proper engineering reasons for this and dont want anybody in the building to be ...
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How to successfully transition from an engineering tech lead role to a director/strategic role

I recently joined a new company, a fintech startup, as a data engineering manager. My previous experience was in tech lead roles. As I led engineering teams multiple times, I don't think I lack ...
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How to ask about a work life balance and conflicts in the team?

I'm interviewing for a Software Engineering Team Leader. I already passed all the interviews. The HR scheduled a meeting for me to meet a Group Leader. Is it okay to ask the group leader the following ...
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How can I raise behavioral concerns as a candidate?

Introduction I'm waiting for an offer from a company I'm currently interviewing with. The job is a Software Engineering Team Lead at a company with 300 employees. My Interpretations During the ...
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Dealing with Boss that berates workers in standup meetings

I am an electronic hardware designer and have never worked in HR. When you see a boss berate workers in front of others daily, in daily stand up meetings it makes me cringe whether I am the ...
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How to deal with someone I supervise not holding their direct reports accountable?

I have a direct report who is not experienced at managing people. I see one of their direct reports not living up to expectations, producing mediocre work, not working full time even though she is ...
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How can I improve an understaffing issue when production manager does not inform management?

I work in the engineering department of a Canadian manufacturing SME. My responsibilities mostly consist of designing products and production support (answering questions, solving issues, etc.). I ...
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Is it okay to be fired for telling coworkers/new hires you're leaving with no rules against it being stated?

I was just fired today from a job for telling a coworker and a new hire that this would be my final week at the company. I have not been working there long and I didn't particularly enjoy the job, ...
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Manager not telling me in advance where I'll be working

I started a new job about a month ago. I'm in the IT department of a medium sized company. They have two offices that are relatively close together. When I accepted the job I understood that I would ...
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Not being reduced the workload

There are around 10 people in my team. We are tech workers and everybody is responsible for their tech area. No two people are responsible for the same area. We work with clients. There are 2 big ...
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How do I qualify for employment as an IT project manager?

Currently i am a developer with around 6 years of development experience in various stacks. I have a masters degree in computer science and have worked in several scrum teams, partially as scrum ...
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How to avoid conflict of interest when dating another employee in a matrix management company?

I am a member of management working in cybersecurity division with a double digit number team members reporting to me. We have a matrix management structure in which a team member also has a project ...
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