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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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Is a long delay between hiring and start date normal?

About 3 and a half weeks ago I accepted a seasonal, entry level position at Lifetime Fitness. Since then, I haven't received any information about my start date or job training. On the two occasions ...
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How to help with technical planning for a project I am not familiar with?

For context, I am one engineer in a group of engineers and we have an engineering manager and a project manager. My team works on a product and for a few months one of our team members has been ...
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Former Manager still giving me tasks

I'm working as an offshore Senior ERP Developer with a BPO Company and have a Onshore Manager ("MM"). I have some issues working with MM, and to name a few examples: I feel he doesn't want ...
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Top management calls very frequent off-hours meetings

We have daily meeting with our production manager during office hours. Most of the time the meetings are during office hours. We do not have any difficulties with that. Sometimes our top management ...
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What should be covered in a performance review? [closed]

The small company I am working for never had performance reviews. Because the employees were either part-time or co-founders, there was never a need for them (each person had a stake in the company, ...
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Should I bring to my boss's attention that coworkers are getting me to do most of the work by giving me huge to-do lists?

I am working in a retail store. There is one to three of employees working at a time, usually with no manager on site. I have almost never worked with the manager and mainly communicate with him ...
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Should I follow up with things that aren't my fault, or forget them? Example: was told I was late for shift I didn't know about

In general I sometimes find it hard to decide to point out someone else's mistake, or forget about it. Here is a specific example. My manager called and asked why I was not at work. I told him I was ...
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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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As a manager, how important is depth in specific technical skills? [closed]

Background: I have a very strong web technology background. I worked my way up from Jr Web Dev to Lead then to Scrum Master and then now IT manager. Questions: Since I am a new IT manager and I ...
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Is it wise to reveal to your boss that you are unhappy with the job and looking to change? [duplicate]

I'm not happy with my current job, mainly because I find a lot of policies to be unfair. For example we are expected to arrive early and stay late each day. I am almost at the 6 month point where I ...
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Job title Does Not Match Job Activities [duplicate]

My job title at my current place of work is 'Robot Programmer', but the work I do is much closer to 'Software Developer'. In my industry (automotive), a robot programmer is someone with a specialized ...
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How should I deal with constantly changing directions/tasks/requirements from boss?

We have a small team (9 total, 3 of whom are admin assist types and 2 of whom are part time specialists), and I'm in charge of this small but strong crew. The team is great, very professional, ...
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What are the requirements to become a project leader or a CIO?

I recently graduated from my computer science masters and trying to understand the industry. I'm still looking for jobs. I came across two positions (project leader and CIO) for software engineers ...
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Should I talk with my boss for a promised raise?

First of all I need to specify that the job is located in Mexico. I am a recent graduated Engineer and got a job as a Junior developer in a local company. When my current boss offered me this position ...
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My IT Manager violates common IT policies and does not adhere to Standard Practices [closed]

I'm working as an offshore Senior Oracle ERP Developer with a BPO Company and have a Onshore Manager ("MM"). I've been working here for over two years now and one thing I noticed from the ...
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How to address a manager frequently losing their temper

This is a follow up to this question. Recap is I began working my current job at the beginning of May and sometimes my boss speaks to me in a way that I'm not ok with. For example I will not tolerate ...
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Boss doesn't keep me informed [closed]

I work in a department's IT group, but not in the IT department. Our department is large enough to need it's own IT staff at about 250 departmental people with 10 IT people in our group. In the ...
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How to inform my boss about the cheap availability of a software which I think very useful for our department?

There is software X, which is not a really well-known software, but it is unique and I find it very useful for our task in our department. I've downloaded a trial version of the software and I have ...
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Telling your boss you're leaving due to loss of faith in the company [duplicate]

I work for a small team. There are only 26 total employees. In the past year I'd taken on major management responsibilities and put in a huge amount of overtime.This gave me the impression that it was ...
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Team employs bad practices in programming, Should I still stay?

I work as a programmer, mainly as a web developer, for a company that makes use of a niche programming language that has a bad reputation. Basically, the developers that left the company have made ...
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What should I do when company policies hinder work efficiency?

Recently I started a contract and after joining I was told that we have to work using remote desktop, so I use my PC to login to another PC in the city they are which has made development slow as hell....
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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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Is this response from management to a casual harassment claim appropriate? [closed]

A number of my colleagues asked me some very rude questions after I came back from maternity leave. I was feeling sad because of the way my manager was treating me, and he was giving me horrible ...
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How can I prove that I am very good but in a Phone Interview? (Foreign with an accent)

So I work with a company and I am open for better opportunities. I got a call today that the CEO of a Software Development company wants to speak with me as a phone interview tomorrow at 1 p.m. I said ...
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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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My employer wants me to work from the office against my doctor's orders

I work from home in California now due to my medical issues. My doctor wanted me to be off all together but I can't afford it and he agreed to have me work from home. My company is continuously ...
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How can I be a leader if I might get myself replaced? [closed]

As a leader, why should you share your knowledge to your workmates? It seems that if you teach your coworkers too much they might just replace you or make you redundant. There must be something ...
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Internet Monitoring Report spotted job searching [closed]

I monitor the internet usage throughout the business and then submit a report to the MD. On one report it shows a colleague has been looking for a job extensively in working hours. I know if I ...
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How do I give reference for a potential workplace if my reason for leaving my previous workplace was due to management? [duplicate]

Perhaps it might be better if I start out with some background first and that might give everyone a bit of an idea on where I'm coming from. I will be omitting all names here just in case. I work for ...
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How to convince manager for better computer accessories? [duplicate]

I work for a big publicly traded company which has a net income of several millions of dollars. After an office ergonomic evaluation, it was recommended that I be given 3-4 computer accessories (...
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How can I motivate someone voluntarily giving me their time?

Backstory I'm developing a web-application for an active shooter defense training company. They go to organizations all around the country and teach them how to be best prepared for a horrible ...
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How do I deal with a manager who is now ignoring me a lot [duplicate]

I was assigned a new manager recently (about 3 months ago) as a result of an organization restructure. Since the manager was initially a peer (though of a higher designation), he was the one who was ...
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A superior is complaining about me for things that are not my responsibility - should I tell their superior?

I work in a matrix-management based company where multiple superiors decide my performance appraisal, salary increases, etc. I have no single manager. I have evidence that one of my superiors is ...
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How should I handle negative interactions with my direct manager?

I am having a hard time with my direct manager, and I would appreciate it if you let me know your opinion about the email I have received from him today. I want to make sure that my understanding is ...
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How should I confront my boss for not being open with me about my performance and development? [duplicate]

I am a new manager (junior/assistant head of department), promoted one year ago, and I have always had five star performance ratings as well as been recently named best employee of the company. On the ...
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Manager trying to drag team into office politics

I am not a new employee in the company but I am part of a kind of newly formed team with a newly promoted manager. The team overall is not performing well and she is the main reason (and some team ...
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How to ask for something optional subtly without appearing demanding or entitled? [closed]

Sometimes I want to ask for something from the authority above me, and the following things hold true in the situation: What I am asking for is not a priority for me, and it will be fine if my wish ...
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How to approach manager regarding recent negative change in attitude towards me?

I've been working at this place for 6 months and ever since my interview my boss has been very impressed by me and trusted me with everything that he even asked me for advice. But suddenly since last ...
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Got moved to a different position from what I signed up for. Is it too late to raise the problem after a few months?

Got an interview and talked with some people, but not my current direct supervisor. Got hired and things were OK, but because of the training I wasn't really working on the stuff I got hired for, so I ...
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Is 3 months notice reasonable for a Development Manager Role [closed]

Is a 3 month notice period unusually high for a development manager position? This is at the junior end of the management spectrum, it will be my first management role. I am concerned that future ...
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Moving forward as a new CTO for students

I have been the single developer of a 3 man start-up for about 1,5 years and have recently acquired two students, both are engineering students in their 1st and 2nd year of bachelor-studies. This is ...
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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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Moving from California to Washington state - Payout for unused vacation? [closed]

I worked full time for a company for many years from the San Francisco bay area region in California, USA. After discussion with my manager, I gave notice to quit in November 2019 and my last day is ...

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