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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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Who is responsible for finding cover for my shift while I'm on holiday? how many days notice must I give for a one-day holiday? [closed]

I work in a factory toolroom. I booked a one-day holiday exactly one week in advance. this has caused offence to my supervisor. saying I have not given enough notice and also I haven't spoken to the ...
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Can they fire me for placing a grievance about my manager?

I'm an employee in the United Kingdom; I placed a grievance about my manager and a member of HR after an incident took place. Instead of my managing director investigating it fairly she is ...
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13% attrition rate per month in new hires - How to make senior management see the problem and to raise a grievance after I have left

Context: the technical development staff stands at 31 individuals, of which I am the ScrumMaster/Development manager responsible 3 cross functional teams of 5 people in each team. Over the last year ...
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Manager giving feedback based on hearsay; how should I proceed?

I've just recently started a new job, and my direct manager is also quite new in a management role. During my first/last review, he stated I needed to work on my soft skills and was not enough of a "...
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Telling manager project isn't worth the effort?

My manager has passed-off a project to me from one of our former co-worker who left the company. Some of our team members are spending 20+ hours a week on creating reports and accessing databases and ...
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Are there any alternatives to quitting? [closed]

In some ways this company is great, but in other ways it's not so great. There are several rules that the owner creates out of thin air that he will not cave on. Recently, our A/C broke in the office....
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Is earning a higher salary than your colleague a valid reason to get assigned more work than him?

I've seen this kind of trend in the software industry. Let's say there's a guy who performs well, Joe. And there's a guy who delivers mediocre work, Calvin. Now as Joe keeps performing well, he gets ...
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Refusal of Paid Sick Leave for Wisdom Tooth (California) [closed]

Good morning everybody, As I am typing this message, the sky outside my window is brightening, and the "woosh" sounds of traffic are increasing. A couple of hours before 6:26 am, the streets were ...
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Changing a job in a company where people are fully dependent on me [duplicate]

In the beginning when I applied for the job - I've given an information that the only reason I'm coming to their company (which is a Software House) was because I got rejected from a dream job at the ...
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How do you survive a business disaster right after a promotion?

I'm entering a management position for the first time in my career and am wondering how to mitigate potential reputational damage. The company currently has a flat startup structure, but my ...
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Negative vibes & environment at new workplace, is it normal? [closed]

I would just like to ask for opinions on this matter. I started working at this company on new year (small company with 30+ staff). During my probation, I started to feel burnouts. FYI, I'm the ...
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How to convince my boss not to commit binary files and assets to git?

I am rather new in my workplace (some months). I am having trouble convincing my boss not to make a big mistake for which the company and the software team is going to pay. As for today, we are (...
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Return to work after sick leave - employer is ignoring my wishes to return

I live in Scotland and I'm having a lot of issues with returning to work. I was signed off work about 5 months ago after being diagnosed with severe anxiety and depression. I never intended to be off ...
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I was removed from Project and asked to exit or change the project [closed]

I have 5.5 years of Experience in Java and 1 year in Angular. I joined a (4 year old) Startup Company on Jan 2019 with lots of hope and excitement. At the time of interview they promised that I would ...
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How do I report an employee who is compromising security of employees and clients?

I work as a software developer on a team of 4 people for a community outreach organization. The network security is poor but upper management is aware of it, and we're planning to switch to a better ...
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I'm the toxic person on the team. How do I approach my manager?

I work on a medium sized software engineering team. I have been generally not a good person to work with lately, there has been feedback from team members as feedback directed at the team, but its ...
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My manager told me I should feel comfortable about telling him if I want to leave the company. Should I tell him?

I work as a software engineer and have been at my company for almost 3 years now. I have recently started considering other opportunities outside of my current role. There isn't anything particularly ...
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What can you do when you are asked to do a potentially dangerous or odd tasks, unrelated to your main job duties?

What do you do when you are asked to do a task that is outside of your area of expertise? Specific example - originally hired as a ported at a car dealership. You are asked to remove floor tile from ...
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How to politiy decline tasks from other teams who didn't recognized my work in past

I was hired as a developer in a Team-A. I needed inputs from another team so I didn't have much work to do for long time. But during this time I voluntarily started contributing in another Team-B. ...
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How to ask inconvenient questions / talk about sensitive topics in front of all employees and your boss?

Once a month we have a meeting, where nearly all employees, managers and the boss (CEO) participates. The main goal of this meeting is to keep all informed about relevant news regarding the company ...
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Fraudulent activity by the Accountant at a previous employer, who was involved in redundancies [closed]

Some years ago, I began work for a small company, where the accountant played quite an active role in management. She would visit once a month for a few days, to 'do the books', during which time 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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How can I review my manager, who is fine?

I have to write a review of my manager for the past half. My manager is perfectly fine. They're pretty hands-off, which is what I want: they stay out of the way and just allow me to ship things. I don'...
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Ranking team mates to present to boss

At my workplace, I have several co-workers who, along with myself, are managed by two team leads (we'll call them John and Pat). Above them is our overall manager (we'll call him Rob). I've ...
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Is it advisable to inform the CEO about his brother accessing his office?

Facts: Mid-sized company with multiple branches. I wrote the access-control (among other things) powering the smart readers and I'm entitled to a master-token. Brother of CEO is employed as well in a ...
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I agreed to cancel a long-planned vacation (with travel costs) due to project deadlines, but now the timeline has all changed again

TL;DR cancelled a long-planned trip due to a delay in project deadlines and my backup person quitting, and received most of the cost back from the company. Turns out in retrospect it wasn't necessary ...
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The new project my team is supposed to start makes me feel a déjà vu of a past failed project. How to proceed?

Background The company I work for has the HQ in the Central Europe and a very important branch in a Eastern European country (within EU though). Many important projects start in the HQ with hybrid ...
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What's the best way to manage someone with a great degree but few skills? [closed]

On the Hot Network Questions list today: "Just graduated with a master’s degree, but I internalised nothing." Suppose that OP or someone in the same position has just been assigned to me as a ...
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How can I deal with 3 managers telling me to work on their tasks only?

I'm currently looking for a new job so just commenting that and dipping is less than useful. I have 3 managers who all have the same title, and they keep getting mad at me for not working on their ...
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How to tell a coworker that their communication is confusing, because they speak off topic? [duplicate]

I thought maybe this would be a better fit for interpersonal.stackexchange.com but noticed a lot of answers given there are strange. I recently started working for a small company. In the interview I ...
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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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Should I report a leak of confidential HR information?

I found that an employee who is no longer with us uploaded a giant Excel file containing HR information into Slack. The file is available to anyone in our Slack and contains names of all current and ...
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Can I ask to speak to my future colleagues before accepting an offer?

I recently completed the interview process at a local company and I have received a reasonable offer. I have an appointment tomorrow to inform them of my decision in person. In South Africa there are ...
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Software Engineer out of college with no work to do!

I graduated in May and just started my first full-time software engineering position at a smaller (relatively speaking) branch of a large defense contractor. My first day of work was June 10. However,...
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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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How do I professionally let my manager know I'll quit over cigarette smoke in the office?

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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What to do about (new) manager simply ignoring me?

I work part time for an agency. My manager recently got replaced. Understandably she does things a differently, and may even be learning the position herself. Sometimes when I ask questions she simply ...
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When a major safety violation has occurred and my boss recedes discipline, what should I do?

Situation, worker violated a major safety policy. I was sent out to retrieve company vehicle etc. I was also told worker would be suspended pending the investigation. Arrived at work to find the "...
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Would it be ethical to privately tell a colleague that our boss will probably fire him soon? [duplicate]

Big IT company. Today, my colleagues of our team project (5 people) except one developer (let his name be John) and I were invited to talk with our boss. It gets out that our boss wants to replace ...
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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 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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Request from management that I disagree with

Posting from real account now I work on the IT security team at my employer as a senior analyst / engineer. A part of my job duties is performance reporting to senior management on certain ...
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Not comfortable with boss [closed]

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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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 hold a strong mentality if your boss is bullying you at work?

I'll try to be fair and explain the entire situation, if I am at fault please tell me. Till a few weeks ago everything with work was fine, until I started taking too long to finish a task and my boss ...
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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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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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How to start learning management [closed]

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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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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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?