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Questions tagged [management]

Questions relating to situations involving management in the workplace.

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How do I professionally let my manager know I'll quit over an issue?

My manager just started allowing smoking cigarettes in the office today because he and another guy like it. I hate it and I'm having trouble breathing. I'm considering walking out this afternoon but I ...
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Does management has a spy on floor? [on hold]

Recently the company I joined which had made some people redundant and there was a meeting to make sure no one else is getting laid off, but since then a guy is always hovering the floor like keeping ...
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Not comfortable with boss [on hold]

I don't like the the bossy behavior of my CEO, I am working for a very small startup (less then 5 people). He call someone by knocking the glass in the room, does not show a smiling face in the ...
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Asked for a raise three years ago, haven’t had any movement what’s next steps to take?

Several years ago, I was a UI designer/developer for a company I currently still work for (I have been there now for 7 years). I was asked to choose to either stay in my department as a UI developer ...
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How to start learning management [on hold]

I was recently offered an opportunity to move from individual contributor to manager. I have no experience as a manager. I asked my manager for recommendations about how to learn management, but ...
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How to resolve situation with less specialised senior dictating how to do my job when he doesn't like the solution?

I'm a software developer with about 10 years experience, working as a consultant since end of last year, through an agency that put me with my first client where I've now been for half a year. The ...
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How to convince boss that learning new technology or brushing up during downtime pays off?

I have posted about many challenges at my workplace, and the issue of how to manage downtime is one that we've been struggling with, and I speak on behalf of my colleagues as well. What exactly do we ...
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In a small office, should the project manager or the owner be responsible for handling tardy employees? [closed]

I work at a small office of 6, including the owner. We do not have a hierarchy outside of the owner, and I plan on asking for a promotion (and raise) to instigate some sort of chain of command ...
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Pointing out correction in my name in the enrollment letter I received

I received an enrollment letter from a company, but it contains an error in the spelling of my name. How can I politely point out that spelling mistake and ask for it to be corrected via email?
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Is talented employee taking advantage of management?

I recently started running a small business that received a significant amount of funding. It has been a project I have been committed to for many years. To help see it through, I wanted to hire top ...
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Individuals presenting old work as new?

There is currently a situation at work where work I had done a year ago is now being presented as new issues to Snr Management by a co-worker. Snr Management then behaves as though it is a new issue, ...
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New manager said she has enough work to fill my schedule but hasn't confirmed

Background I work for various marketing agencies. The various agencies get different contracts from different clients who want their products promoted. Most agencies give only a few hours of work ...
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A team managed by my peer is close to melting down

Environment: My boss, John, has three managers (Heather, Rudy and Gary) reporting to him, and each one is in charge of a team. Difficult times within Rudy's team are the reason for that question. I ...
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Work environment of favoritism, limited professional growth, and possible subtle subconscious age-discrimination at play?

I've been with a small tech company just over 4 years now, and was one of the first employees with the company, creating the prototype for what ultimately became the first product. I was one of about ...
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New manager gives schedule hours without warning (e.g. 3 hours). How to find her manager?

I work for a marketing company that staffs various events. Our regional manager keeps getting changed for some reason. The new one I’ve had difficulty with. On several occasions she just ignores my ...
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Determining why an employee who is very quiet seems to be unhappy

I manage a team of software developers. I have an employee who is unusually antisocial. It's not just that he's quiet, he won't even nod to you if you pass him in the hall. On the other hand, he is ...
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Someone from HR suggesting that I should not hang out with a coworker [closed]

I am pretty new at my work, having only been there for a few months (compared to people who have worked there for up to 10 years) and I felt a little pushed aside during lunch breaks or company ...
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Who to go to about a code review?

I am an apprentice at a large-ish company (500-600 employees). It is an engineering firm. I have written a web app which was not requested by anyone to start with but when I demonstrated the potential ...
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Employee’s wife drunkenly berates me (employer) during office party, how to approach employee (husband)?

During a normal farewell party for an employee at a sports bar after work, I was making the rounds and chatting with all of my employees, meeting their spouses, before departing early. As their boss, ...
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What is the difference between a Board's Committee and a Management Team with similar responsibilities?

I have come across many resources that suggest a Board of Directors may benefit from being made up of committees, such as: Remunerations Committee; Audit Committee; Marketing Committee; Budgetary ...
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Need advice on setting up meeting agenda

I work as part of a small team working on engineering product development. I recently got a promotion to a more strategic-focus role. One of my first tasks is to "redo" the agenda for a recurring ...
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Is having a boss this rude normal?

I am currently working at my first "real" job. Everyone is nice, except my boss. When I am talking to him, he will often visibly roll his eyes at me. He also puts me down in front of my coworkers, ...
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How to deal with (in my opinion) bad firmware design forced by my boss

First some back-story. We (4 Developers, 1 of them is my Boss) are currently in the process of designing a new iteration of one of our products. So my boss told me to come up with a new firmware-...
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How to navigate stalled discussion on development environment location?

TL;DR: Boss insists on an expensive cloud-hosted VM for a development environment for a cost-conscious client. He has misunderstandings and reservations about using physical devices for development ...
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What is the best way to set up payroll into a startup company?

My husband and I are starting a new company in Ontario, Canada, and targeting to get about 25 employees. I am trying to gather as much info as I can about how to create a human resources and payroll ...
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What are some of the ways / meeting tactics to deal with team members creating conflict in meetings?

I manage a team of 10 Developers and Test Engineers. Its a new team, and team is slowly transitioning into Agile Scrum. We have meetings on team agreements, and things like definition of done, release ...
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Constructive feedback falling on deaf ears

Long story short, there have been several issues that I've had recently at work with the way things are being managed. Senior management will be setting up a workshop to explore these issues, however ...
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When should you inform your employee that they are getting a raise

I've got a 10% raise for an employee approved, but it starts from when he is going to make 1 year with us (which is in a couple of months). But the usual compensation talks period for the whole ...
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Should I leave my job because of my boss/co-worker's personality? [closed]

I started a junior-level software job in January and my boss and I are the only devs who work onsite. There are two others who are brand new so for most of the time I've been at the company, my boss ...
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What solutions could I present to my boss when relationship with the client's personnel is troublesome?

I'm the technical leader at a software development company, and my boss instructed me to rush the team for implementing various changes on a system that were informed after project release, since the ...
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How to deal with mean/rude supervisor?

I’m 9 months or so into a new position as a junior software developer at a large enterprise corp. I feel that my manager/supervisor is often quite mean and rude to me and I believe as a result my ...
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Responsibilities of 4th year IBEW apprentice

Hey so I'm just starting out on my 4th year of IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) and picked up a call for a fairly "wormy" contractor. They seem great though. I did have a ...
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Severe neck pain [closed]

I work as a driver for a medical daycare in NJ. I lift children with handicap issues on and off the bus. I also drive them to and from their home. I was in severe pain due to a job related injury. My ...
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My employer signed an NDA on my behalf

I work for the US government in a research facility. I basically cannot sign anything on my own and definitely am not allowed to sign an NDA without written authorization from my supervisor. Yesterday ...
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Manager pushing acting manager aside when she is about to go on maternity leave when the pregnancy is a secret

Asking for a friend, I will try my hardest so it doesn't appear as a "what choise to make" question, sorry about the long post but it is an interesting scenario: The setting is a highly political ...
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what is it called when a supervisor is asked to fill in for a subordinate

what is it called when a supervisor fills in for a subordinate. I as a supervisor was told by a subordinate that I had to work her position while she was out on Friday.I called my manager and ...
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Late for work because of trains

My trains are pretty dire most of the time and I was late again for work last week - only about 10-15 mins but as always I send a message to my boss to say I’ll be a little late. I got called in and ...
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How to avoid being blamed for avoidant boss's lack of action?

I'm a project manager working at a bank. From time to time I need some decisions from my boss, e.g. approvals for budgets. To give you an example, one consultancy we are working with needs us to ...
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How to handle hourly employee taking unauthorized overtime?

I have a hourly employee in Texas who has taken to milking the time clock: the employee will stay a few minutes late to complete a document that came in towards the end of their workday, or they were ...
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Team member is vehemently against code formatting

I am the manager of a small team of developers (5 engineers, including me). A few months ago, on the suggestion of another colleague we introduced mandatory code formatting in the code base, for our ...
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Is being an extrovert a necessary condition to be a manager?

I’ve been a first time manager for some time now. I’ve received feedback from my bosses that I’m too reserved and introverted to be in a leadership position. I need to add here that I’m very ...
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First time in management position - slack workers asking if they can go home with several hours left in shift

This was my first time managing anyone. The job is to hand out flyers with coupons to people in public. The previous team leads had played the system telling people when they have given away a ...
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Introducing software management practices in poorly managed company

I believe the company I work for has very poor software&people management practices. I want to approach upper management about this. I believe I should have a concrete explanation on what the ...
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Employer revised my salary without discussing with me. Is it even legal? [closed]

I got a new job 2 months ago and the pay was good given that I will be getting married and need to take of my mother's medical bills. I have a different salary during my probation and a higher one ...
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My team insists on printing contracts to be signed instead of using digital signature, How do I convince them to change? [closed]

Here's the situation, I work for a large company as a Technical Consultant, we are about 2k employees worldwide. Within the department I am part of, I am tasked to arrange for a supplier of ours to ...
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Calling in sick confusion

I woke up this morning feeling awful and not able to go into work in fear of collapsing because of dizziness. I called in but the woman who told me to go in today wasnt in when I asked for her. The ...
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How do I tell my supervisor that he is choosing poor replacements for me while I am on maternity leave?

About at month after telling my supervisor that I was pregnant, I presented him with a list of recommendations for people in my office whom I thought could cover my various roles while I am on ...
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How to handle a project assignment that's too advanced?

I'm a junior developer at a software consulting company. I recently was assigned to a new project, but I'm very concerned that it's set up for failure. TL;DR - Massive & important project, no ...
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How to deal with a difficult boss?

I am around 2 years experienced Software Developer in a small company. I have this boss in my company who is in this company since 2001 (that's also his first company). Now he thinks that the only ...
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The head of the IT department is unqualified [closed]

I work at a company where the head of the IT department has no background in IT she has been there for years. She knows nothing about APIs coding new software. The executive teams also have no idea ...