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Conflict of interest with the job interviewer

I was working as CM on short term position for 6 years. Company announced long term position on same job where I am participating. There was disciplinary investigation before on some minor issue where ...
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What does it mean if the upper boss gives me tasks, though I am not directly under him?

I'm working at a university as a software developer and I've developed some systems in free time (because of stuff that annoyed me). The boss of the faculty of computer science and me came into ...
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Out of the blue I received a training offer

Back to my previous question Asking for training during annual performance review about 2 years ago. I am still with the same company for personal reasons that didn't allow me to move to another ...
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How do you tell a boss you get on well with that you're leaving?

I might take a new job. I applied for a new job after a very good manager at my current company departed. My friend was promoted to the manager position in the meantime. I will be getting an offer and ...
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How and when is the best time to reveal to new hires you are trans? [closed]

For context I'm an MtF hiring manager at a very small startup. I'm pretty open about being trans to people who know me well but wouldn't feel comfortable stating on our company's website that I'm ...
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Am I entitled to ask my boss about rumours of my transfer?

I'm working at a rather large company with some relatively intricate politics. I have been here for under a year. My manager as well as others I have worked with have expressed that they are extremely ...
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Manager is asking me to eat breakfast from now on [closed]

I have been working for a company for around 9 months now and in that time I have only had 3 months where I have not had an ill day. I feel that this is because I'm typically prone to becoming ill. I ...
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'Most expensive toy in town' - conflict between manager and his boss

An acquaintance of mine - a manager high up the food chain of an international company - recently approached me for advice in a delicate situation between him and his boss. As their business has done ...
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Should I report a former managers abuse?

So I recently left a job where I was being bullied pretty badly. Now I've found a better job, and I'm happy I left, but I'm wondering whether I should lodge a complaint against the manager who acted ...
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Expressing gratitude for a raise

I love my job but I've been looking at other opportunities because I know I'm underpaid. A few months ago, my manager had a very open conversation with me about how much the company values me & ...
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Awkward circumstances between me, my (soon to be) ex company and my (soon to be) new company (customer of my current company): possible actions?

I’m serving my 2 months notice in my current company. I’ve worked here for about 3 years as team leader for 2 teams and (not officially) project manager for teams’ projects. All projects are for a ...
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How to handle vacation being cut short?

A bit of context first. I report to the Owner and CEO (not actual titles, the structure is complicated but this is the simplest way to describe them) of the company but my schedule for my regular non-...
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How to deal with a (indirect) boss who tells me not to ask questions, but then downgrades me at review time for not asking more questions?

A bit of background first: My employer is a subcontractor on a contract with a large organization. My work is done at the client's site. My corporate supervisor rarely sees or talks with me; instead I ...
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Is it possible to get employed with a plan to be fired after completing important tasks?

I was employed in a senior position to take over a role that, before I started, was played by very expensive external consultants. I contributed massively, launching several important projects and ...
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Should I approach my manager about an incompetent tech lead?

I work as an engineer in a team structured as follows project manager (my manager) └─── lead data scientist (my technical lead) └─── me (and other engineers) Unfortunately, I'm not convinced ...
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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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How to deal with violent language from superior in workplace

Background: I am junior developer (about 1 year of experience) who was recently hired at a company smaller than 150 people less than 6 months ago. The web software team is made up of less than 5 ...
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How do I ensure my employees don't abuse my flexible work hours policy?

At my small sized company (~10-15 people) I have always had a very liberal policy on work hours. My employees can choose their own hours as long as. They are in the office from 11am-2pm They average ...
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Manager giving me cold shoulder since handing notice in [closed]

One of my managers is giving me the cold shoulder since I've handed my notice in. Also, keeps on making snarky remarks. This feels extremely uncomfortable and awkward. I would like, at least, that ...
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How do I deal with a Manager who appears to be victimising me for working from home?

I have recently been granted 1 day a week working from home as a reasonable adjustment under the Equality act, as I suffer from Mental Health Issues in addition to ad hoc days which are already ...
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I lied on my resume. How should I reach out to my manager? [duplicate]

I got an offer for a tech job at a big company in Seattle. I am excited about the job, but I have a problem and that is that I lied on my resume. I put my undergrad, even though I didn't graduate. ...
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How to set boundaries and define my role with the people above me?

I am a senior developer working in this team for 4+ years and have deep technical & functional knowledge about 3-4 internal applications that this team is managing. Involved persons: Developer (...
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How do I deal with my supervisor praising everything I do?

It may not sound like a bad thing, but my Scrum Master/supervisor tries really hard to reach a 'casual-friend' status with everybody he supervises. To this end, he rarely talks about shortcomings, ...
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Should my manager be aware of private LinkedIn approaches I receive? How to politely have this happen?

Like most of us, I have a personal LinkedIn profile, which I keep as updated as feasible. Sometimes managers send me a message asking for my resume. Now, since I am already employed and busy on a ...
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What to say in one on one with a manager that's not my boss

There are several questions here and other articles on the web about how to handle one on one meetings with your manager. I have a weird situation and need advice about a strategy in this case. The ...
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Co-worker is now managing my team. Does this mean that I'm being demoted?

I work in a mid-size startup (~150 people) in the US. I am a software engineer. My company is doing well, so we're growing rapidly. I'm in a ~15-member engineering team, writing software for the ...
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How to deal with incompetent coworker/passive manager?

My current coworker has very little, if any, responsibilities. My manager is aware of the issue and has let the issue linger for months on end, resulting in me being the one to pick up the slack for ...
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What attitude is most constructive while working with a very sensitive manager?

I've been at my current company for several months. I have a boss with whom I really need to walk on eggshells. He reads a lot into the tone with which I say things. Of course, most people attach ...
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How much we are responsible to read our emails? [closed]

This question is related to my other question How to ask my supervisor to read my emails instead of asking me? I used to believe as below and I expect the same from others as well. Reading my ...
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How to deal with manager not bringing up problems?

I work at a small company with ~20 employees at my location. I'm the supervisor that closes the store two of the seven days of the week. Recently I found one of my closing checklists from almost a ...
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How to ask my supervisor to read my emails instead of asking me?

I am working in IT and I include my supervisor (Technical Lead) in emails whenever needed. I notify him through Jira tickets ( he will get email notification ) whenever something he needs to be aware ...
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Group manager threw me under the bus to save her friend

I am at a bit of a loss as to what to do. Back story: I was put on a project that was far behind and was very low developer quality adhering to no set of standards or practices. The project was not ...
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What's the most polite way to tell a manager “shut up and let me work”?

I'm the youngest/most junior in my office and often one of my managers will come and give me something to do or change some requirement for a project, then just stand behind my desk repeating the same ...
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Employer demanding to see degree after poor code review

Today I had a code review at a new position I started almost 3 weeks ago. I was assigned a task working with my company's own CMS and a senior dev was supposed to do the code review. My employer ...
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How to manage frustration from dealing with spaghetti codebase and feeling like I can't deliver

Some context: I'm a newly hired developer (1.5 years) at a software testing company. For a while things were going great. I was able to dive in relatively quickly, but there have been some speed bumps....
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Manager questioning my time estimates for a project [duplicate]

I work in a software development company. For a new project, my manager asked me time-estimates. I read the project requirements document and worked out worst-case estimates. During a meeting, he ...
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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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Ex-manager wants to stay in touch, I don't want to

I just left my first job out of college after working there 3 years. The reason I left is because I did not believe that my manager was treating me well. I now have a new job and am happy with it. ...
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Company threw a surprise party for the CEO, 3 weeks later management says we have to pay for it, do I have to? [closed]

Title says it all. We were not informed beforehand, not even about the party itself and now, 3 weeks later our manager says we have to pitch in with a little more than 5$. I am not upset because it's ...
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How to deal with a job interview if you are not sure you want to switch jobs?

I've been with my current company for just couple of months. The job itself is great. But since we don't get along well with my direct boss, who mentioned that we might need to part ways, I started ...
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Many employees including my manager leave their computer unlocked - how to Enforce good practice? [duplicate]

My manager constantly leaves his computer unlocked. The problem is that he's the IT director, and I'm the IT Systems Administrator, and I leave my computer locked whenever I'm not near it. How can I ...
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How to deal with a manager who is bad-mouthing my client?

I'm currently working in a small team where my client can be seen as my line-manager, although he is not. My client and me are working for department X of the group Z. I'm contracting. Another team, ...
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How detailed should be the employment certificate?

I want to ask my former employer to issue a letter of Employment Certificate for me so that I can give it to my next employer (in Germany). Besides the employment period and my position title there, ...
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How should I tell my manager I'm not paying for an optional after work event I'm not going to?

My manager planned a night at the ball park work event. She asked us all to reserve a ticket by putting $10 down a couple weeks ago. It was made clear to me that this reservation was not requiring me ...
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How do I handle an erratic, negative manager?

Background At my workplace, we have a "Matrix Management" system. That means everyone has two people to report to: their Day-to-Day manager who deals with daily technical tasks, and their Section ...
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Manager is not replying about permission to use dummy data

As part of the project that I was doing at a company that I recently joined I need to submit a report to my college. During the start of the project I made it clear that I would need to submit the ...
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Is it reasonable to ask my company to reduce my notice period after agreeing to a longer one?

Here is the situation I am in. I have recently handed my notice in and I have a 3 month long notice period to serve (I know, it's an insanely long period). During my exit interview I was asked by HR ...
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How should I behave if my boss doesn't have my back?

Your boss asks you to do something. You do it. The reaction to the action is bad due to department you wanted to influence being conflicted with yours. Your boss accuses you of formulating the email ...
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Is it appropriate for my manager to make me share my credentials?

Recently, at work, I was assigned a license for Microsoft Visual Studio and was asked to create an official Microsoft ID. The license came with benefits like a trial account for six months at ...