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How to find out with which Bank does Worldwide PUBLIC company deal (NO confidential info!) [closed]

For the purpose of corporate communication, I'm wondering how and where could be possible to lookup strictly only the name of financial institution particular Public worldwide (especially EU) company ...
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Get more people participate in my even within 30 hrs! [closed]

I have organized an event hosted by my company and have invited guests to host/judge the same. I have got only 6 entries till now. I have only 30 hrs left, please help me! What shall I do??
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Technical vs management positions in software career [closed]

As far as I know technical jobs have clear shelf life, technologies go obsolete and we do not always have time to keep up with latest trend. I was offered management position where I will be in charge ...
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Managing startup, how to control stress levels?

I work in small startup company, during the sprints we have very stressful atmosphere, caused by short deadlines and underslept personnel. How can I handle or at least mitigate this situation as a ...
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Should I leave my current job?

I make a minor mistake, something very minuscule, a few times a day like a typo/template error etc. However, every few weeks or so, I make a mistake where my boss may need to confront me after ...
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Is it common to make mistakes often at work?

I’ve been at my current job for almost two years. And it’s my first time in the field, while I have a general understanding of what the job entails, things happen and some things can fall through the ...
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Is it fair that I work more hours than my coworkers?

I work in a fairly small organization (less than 5 staff). My boss is salaried and keeps their own hours but the rest are hourly workers, each working an 8 hour day. We have flexibility in what time ...
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Boss' taking decisions concerning my budget independently from me

I'm a manager responsible for company's Supply in a big geographical region. My budget comes from the budget of the region. As a result I have 2 bosses: my formal boss (1) is the head of the ...
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How to find major customers of particular worldwide public company (Introductions)? [closed]

I was trying to get in touch with best possible corporate law firms - the local ones in the same country as where target public company is. The goal was to ask a law firm to introduce me and our own ...
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How to constructively address someone yelling at you in the workplace?

At work, someone yelled at me and spoke in a very rude way. The background was another supervisor told me to use a certain computer for a specific task, but this one thought it took too long and I ...
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How to handle managers who give long winded answers that don't even answer the question

I have a manager who tends to give long speeches even when talking one on one in informal settings (i.e. not scheduled meeting). The problem is I don't get an opportunity to ask questions or give ...
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Why do people become C-level Managers (aside from money)? [closed]

I'm currently a software developer (not managing people, aside from occasional juniors on my projects). When I last switched jobs (for a higher-level dev job) I got a lot of similar comments from my ...
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How to discuss atmosphere of team with manager

I am 1 1/2 month into my 3 months extension of probation and things are really looking worrying. My manager had admitted that communication has been a big part of the issue from the top-level. I ...
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When is it good to “act defensively”?

I'm guessing this is partly company specific. I sometimes have trouble judging when I should just say nothing or say ok, or defend what I had done. Right now I'm working at a very simple job - I'm a ...
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What to do if manager repeatedly forgets aspects of the project?

I've been working on a project at work where my manager repeatedly forgets about different parts of the project. As a result almost on a weekly basis he asks the same questions about the project which ...
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How do big development teams learn from their mistakes?

I am part of a software development team and I am looking for a way/process that we can collect information on any technical problems that recently happened and document them in a way that would make ...
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Senior executive visit to see me? [duplicate]

On Tuesday afternoon I received an invite via administrative assistant to meet with our senior executive my boss’s boss’s boss in three weeks. She wanted to make sure that I’ll be back from vacation ...
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What the CEO says has to go no matter what

I work in an IT / web development team for a retailer. We were a larger team but have been downsized 50% due to staff leaving recently and not being able to find replacements. We did have a manager ...
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How to professionally deal with a bad boss?

I am weary, kinda frustrated. I am unhappy. I am demotivated. My interaction with my boss leaves me cold. Sometimes he's kinda bully, intrusive, controlling, picky or petty. I am wondering how can I ...
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Getting mixed messages in new job from everyone telling me what to do

Relatively recently I started a new job in a specialty retail store. I've noticed a lot of people are telling me what to do and sometimes get conflicting or wrong information. It's been a long time ...
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Meeting with my Boss’s Boss’s Boss? [closed]

On Tuesday afternoon I received an invite via administrative assistant to meet with our senior executive my boss’s boss’s boss in three weeks. She wanted to make sure that I’ll be back from vacation ...
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How to approach colleague to address lack of teamwork behavior

Background: we are a small hardware startup, with a management team of 3. Our day-to-day can be extremely high stress and frustrating, much of which stems from an inexperienced ceo. In my role, I ...
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Tracking software monitoring our activity to the minute. Expected to work 8 hours straight. What can we do?

A few months ago, the management implemented a tracking software on our computers, such that it counts time only when a certain app we are working on is open and we are active on it. This means that ...
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Supervisor told me I would be written up if I need to do a refund again. Would like to escalate to management but not sure how

I work at a retail store. I trust the managers a lot. Something happened the other day which I've decided I am going to raise with them. A supervisor told me that if I need to do another refund ...
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Is uncertainty about what to work on normal?

I work as a Software Engineer. The team has bi-weekly sprints. For the past 2 months sprint planning has been basically impossible to do. The manager himself doesn't know if we're going to start a ...
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Individual Contributors NOT feeling connected and Inspired by Org Mission

We recently had a survey and many employees within our company gave feedback on not being connected to the overall mission and roadmap of our organization. I am part of a team that is trying to see ...
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How to prepare team for layoff?

Our team consists of about 15 developers, we basically act as in house dev ops and think tank for our company. Our performance was fine until recently, but slowly it started to decline, and so did ...
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Is Project/Product Management a good choice when switching career from business (14+ years in Marketing & Sales) to IT? [closed]

I have a bachelor degree in Linguistics, however for the last 14+ years I've been building my career in Marketing & Sales (worked for 1 IT company and 4 non-IT companies). IT technologies are so ...
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New Employee Production Scale [closed]

I work in data entry and need to create a production scale for new employees. If a veteran employee is expected to key 30 items an hour, what’s an acceptable percentage for a new employee to key?
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What’s the most civil way to ask my dev lead to work with someone else?

I’ve been working with my manager for a while now and recently it’s become a lot more of him asking me for guidance rather than the other way around. I want to ask my dev lead for me to not have to ...
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How to get team members to be more open with their opinions regarding architecture?

I have recently joined the architectural review board (ARB) at the place where I work serving as the security representative. The role of the ARB is to recommend and approve software design ...
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Is it normal to have a lot of project management as a developer?

I work in a medium-sized tech company (~100 employees) as a developer. I work with product owners, QA analysts, and Devops, and we're all under the supervision of a few managers. Historically, those ...
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How do I deliver a negative performance review in a constructive way, especially in a start-up company

When I was a junior developer I got several negative performance reviews. The memory is so vivid that even almost 20 years later I can still remember those reviews. They just ruined my days and made ...
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Manager always removing employees from my team

In the past, my manager has given me additional employees which were loosely connected to my team's functions. Although it was outside of my zone, I was OK with it, because it was a growth opportunity....
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How can I convince my at-risk employees to come to the office? [closed]

A few of the developers at my company want to work from home because they have "pre-existing conditions" that mean they are "at risk" from COVID. I am firmly against this, as I ...
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I feel frustrated working for my boss who never listens to me

My boss keeps talking his way into making me work more. He calls me many times on a Sunday when it's a holiday. I have repeatedly told him not to call me after work hours but still he keeps calling me....
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Lack of Communication in Project

The teamlead kept talking to me about an upcoming project verbally since last December or January. The project formal kick-off was on April. When I was assigned a task, I started downloading the ...
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How to manage the team efficiently in my new position as an inexperienced lead?

Background I have been working as a Software developer for more than seven years. I am going to start working on a new position as a Lead software developer in a new company. The company has a complex ...
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I haven't been doing my job for weeks. I don't want to lie to my boss about it or get fired. What should I do?

I am working from home as a web developer. Like the title says, I have really been slacking off lately. The changes that have come along with the virus have really had an impact on my ability to be ...
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How to handle a difficult employee as a new manager?

I'm a new manager who's getting extremely frustrated and stressed because of a team member: he used to work quite independently before I came, but team's results were bad so my predecessor was fired ...
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I'm a leader/manager. One of my team members told me they received a better job opportunity. Should I disclose this information with my boss?

Currently I'm working in a leadership/management position for a tech company. Part of my responsibilities is to help my team as a career advisor and guide them to improve their performance and achieve ...
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Why might my manager repeatedly ask me about my workload?

"How do you feel about your workload?" I get asked this probably once-twice per week. She's big on leadership books, so I imagine this might be a question she picked up from there. It ...
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Co-workers are fighting an idea that I think could double productivity

My team writes RFPs for our product and currently we do not coordinate much on writing them. I was thinking that we could just create a central database (I can code a bit and use Algolia) of questions ...
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How should I deal with a subordinate who is distracted and not performing well?

I'm the manager of IT department in my company. One of direct reports is sometimes browsing the web and reading articles instead of working. His performance is suffering and the project is behind the ...
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Frameworks to advance diversity, equity and inclusion

I am a manager at a mid-size software company where I am responsible for several engineering teams (30 people approx). I'd like to attract and retain more diverse talent but don't know how to advance ...
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I feel like I'm going to be telling tales to my bosses

This is difficult and I'm new here so some context first before I ask the question. I'm not very good at going to management to tell them stuff. I like to get on and do and listen to the politicking ...
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Increasing number of standups to increase productivity?

My team is working remotely because of the pandemic and project velocity has dropped. The Scrum master has suggested we move to three standups (so one before every 2 hours of core hours) to keep ...
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How to deal with a Manager with still have an old fashion outlook

I am currently a developer in Japan, and recently I am assigned with a new project. I will just list it up, so that it is easier to understand: The manager said that we will be implementing Agile but ...
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Lack of Visibility within the Team

Everyone in my team affirm that I do a great job and that I am an important team member. However, I always feel like I am out of the loop. I am not supposed to know anything related to backstage. When ...
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My boss wants me to inform him if I'm going to resign [duplicate]

My boss expects me to let him know if I plan to quit. He told me some time ago. So, the company that I work for is a small buisness and my workforce is not easy to replace.The hiring process could ...

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