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Questions tagged [manager]

Please use this tag for questions related to the person responsible for evaluating your performance. Questions such as communicating with him/her, discussing problems you are facing impacting your work with him / her would be appropriate uses.

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Can I warn my manager of both professional and personal issues with a potential job applicant?

The background About three years ago, I worked for a small retail company managing two staff in my team - let's call them Jim and Jane. Jane had been working for the company on a temporary contract ...
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Is it unprofessional to inform/hand in my resignation to my level 2 manager instead of my immediate manager?

I'm more comfortable with my level 2 manager as he's more friendly and understanding than my immediate manager who's cold and serious most of the time. I'm afraid I'll get a huge blow back from my ...
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My boss gave me an end date for my job- but he wants a very complex project done before then

I've been working as a software engineer contractor for the last year and a half, at a company that has been promising to onboard me as a full employee for over seven months. However, I was recently ...
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Remote manager keeps taking it out on the same colleague

I am a young software developer working in a big french tech company. There is this toxic relationship between one of my colleague and our manager that I am really concerned about. There has been many ...
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Inappropriate Comments by Manager to Contractor [closed]

What are the actions to take if a direct manager makes inappropriate comments to a contractor? This is a right to work state, which means that an employee can be terminated at anytime without cause. ...
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Informed manager about leaving, he replied with “.. have lots of expectations”. What does he mean by that? [on hold]

I accepted an offer from a company and decided to inform my Manager. Out of respect, I felt it wouldn't be a great idea to directly resign without having a word with him first. So I sent in the email ...
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Promotion with no confirmed pay

I have been offered a promotion or rather an extension to my role. This is something the company knows I am keen to do as I have been trying to progress to this for nearly two years. Here’s the ...
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Somebody damaged my car in a parking lot and it might be my boss. What do I do? [closed]

Last week, somebody hit my parked car while I was at work and drove away without leaving a note. This did not happen on company property. (I work downtown, so parking is a public lot.) My insurance ...
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How to tell former manager to do his work?

I worked for an industrial research lab, where there were only me and a manager in the project. It has been several months since I left, but I still have a couple of unfinished patent applications ...
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How to ask and justify the requirements of tools [duplicate]

I have been MacOS or Ubuntu user for the last 6 years of my programming career. I love to work with them and it actually makes me work faster and increases my productivity in many ways. When I switch ...
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How to deal with manager who has no expertise and doesn't listen to advice?

I was hired as a subject matter expert in analytics. However was assigned a manager without any experience in the field. The problem is I've been repeatedly telling him projects should be discovered ...
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Team feels one employee is squashing disagreement even before speaking

I am a manager who supervises a team of 8. One of my employees ("Bob") expresses a fear of having his head bitten off, being raked over the coals, etc. prior to expressing his opinions (for example, "...
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how to ask manager to evaluate me as product manager

I am decently good developer. I have been toying with the idea of becoming a technical program manager/developer for a long time. what has been holding me back is the fear whether i am suited for that ...
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Are you always expected to try to resolve conflicts with your boss?

I worked for slightly over a year for a boss that I considered to be toxic, abusive and unstable. While there were times we got along on a personal level, overall I was quite miserable working for ...
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How can I help a software developer gain skills *outside* of software development?

Our company is a small SaaS shop with a small team of in-house software developers. We take professional growth very seriously. I talk to each of the developers that I manage about personal learning ...
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What should be the approach to negotiate a salary raise at the end of the contract?

I joined my current company as a Lead Developer for a team 7 in April/2017. They offered me a 1-year contract which will be ending in two months from now. the contract is for a fixed salary per month. ...
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How do I tactfully thank my manager for being so flexible?

On Monday I had to take some emergency personal time after finding out that my mom was hospitalized for a mental health breakdown. I didn't give the details to my manager, only that she was ...
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What can I do about doing badly on an impromptu coding test?

I have been at my organization for around 18 months. I took a technical programming test (basically a C# kata of sorts) in the interview and flunked it. However, they said they liked my attitude and ...
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Ethical Dilemma - Boss Gift Promotion

What would you do? A team leader (she) at a distribution center gets promoted to a operations manager role by the general manager (he). The team leader asks all the associates on the distribution ...
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Should I call out a toxic manager by name on Glassdoor?

This toxic manager, let's call him "John." He is the director of the department and reports directly to C-level owners of a mid-sized American SMB (roughly 200 employees). To to quickly list some of ...
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My manager wont increase my salary as promised [closed]

I live in Turkey. I am a software engineer with 4 years experience. I joined my company about 1.5 year ago. My manager and I talked about my salary which was very low he offered me at first. He ...
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Dealing with criticism from boss

I've been working at a software development company for the last year and a half, and during my time there, I've contributed to multiple product releases with little to no delays and generally with a ...
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My boss hasn't called me in to work in a week even though he said he would, what should I do?

I recently got a job at a coffee shop. I've worked 5 shifts in two weeks and my boss seemed to like me. He said my first paycheck would come in next week (this week) last Wednesday which was my last ...
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Accepting a team member who is slated to quit on the first day?

Context So you as a Manager are expanding your team and recently signed a new promising team member(subordinate). After few weeks of signing the potential future employee comes back saying that he ...
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Good way to convey to manager that there may have been issues but you're willing to change and how to prove it?

After a discussion with my manager (also project-manager) I've come to some personal conclusions. - There may have been a communication issue were what was expected was not conveyed properly. - I've ...
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Should I apologize for being indifferent?

A few days ago I was called for a spontaneous one on one meeting with my highest tier boss. I had only spoken to him once during my time working there. I perceive him as a very friendly person. As he ...
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A reorganization altered my job function. I no longer enjoy it. How do I safely speak with my new manager about this?

I am eight months into my first full-time job. I have a specialized skill set post-graduation, and have been working in a mid-sized R&D company. A recent reorganization relocated my team from our ...
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How can I suggest a better process without becoming “the guy who does this process”?

I am a junior-ish programmer. I've noticed some problems lately that I think could be solved by having a Continuous Integration server (CI). I plan to go to my manager in the near future and say ...
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Company going back on a promise, forcing new location when both are available

I’ve been with this great company for a while now and have been very happy and successful. Everybody is always telling me how great my numbers look since I’m in sales and I’m bringing in a ton of ...
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13answers
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How can I convince my manager to let me work permanently with a vertical monitor?

We all have monitors that can tilt vertically already. On my second day I rotated one of my monitors since I like keeping a text editor or terminal window there. I work a lot better and more ...
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Product Manager Doesn’t Care About Cybersecurity

Recently it was discovered that one of the open source packages we were using in our software was deemed vulnerable many years ago. It is no longer maintained. It is also too costly to remove and ...
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Criticized for doing my job too well

Our company has had a big problem with people not taking our mandatory online training seriously. Even though the higher-ups try to stress how important it is, people will usually flip through a 4-...
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What exactly do I message an employer if I want to come back to their company?

I am a coop student, and I worked my first co-op placement at company X. I performed really well, and the manager said "just let me know if you ever want to come back". We have even discussed me ...
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My mentor thinks i am incompetent because of this

Many of us might have faced this irrespective of the profession you are working but hear me out on this and please tell me what can anyone do to improve/ handle this situation in a professional manner....
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Unavailable manager says ‘I’m always available’

Due to working in a small business, my manager is also HR. Pretty much every memo we get from him says ‘see me anytime’, ‘let me know if any problems’ ‘I’m always available’ etc. However, he is ...
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Switching teams because current manager doesn't care about my work?

Context: Until a few years ago, I worked for A. A worked and still works for B. I was then moved directly under B for some technical reason (product ownership), but that reason has gone long since. I ...
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New job boss talks too much detail and loses me

For the last few years I've been self employed as BI contractor using a particular tool. That market has dried up and I've taken a perm role an information Architect. I knew this role was a bit of a ...
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How to navigate potentially being sabotaged by manager? [closed]

My manager is deliberately holding back on an action that impacts my career growth (I cannot mention specifics without giving away personal info). I realize he is not a good person or trustworthy, and ...
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What options do I have when my boss is rude and I cannot leave my job?

I joined a company as an employee a month ago. I signed a 6 months contract, so I can't leave this job. It was nice at work in the beginning, but now my boss has started overburdening me. He is also ...
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Does it make sense to send multiple e-mails to management when the first one is ignored?

This happened to me some years ago and I'm still not sure what the proper course of actions should have been. Just to give you the context, I used to work in a medium-sized company with a small ...
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Is this co-worker relationship salvageable?

Ok, I'll try to summarise the last several months of my experience in a few paragraphs. I've been at my company for a little over 18 months. At first I entered as a junior developer, since I only had ...
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Preventing drama and retaliation after lateral transfer

I recently applied for an internal vacancy after some issues working with my current team. The position will help me basically double my tech stack in size, the team seems to have much better dynamics ...
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Manager with extremely unrealistic expectation

Yesterday our manager asked why we hadn’t been doing a certain regular task. One of our staff who left in the summer had 3 hours a week scheduled to do this, and was always raising the concern that ...
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Managing a team member when co-located

I am co-located with my team member who reports to me. Near us, inside a room seating about 8 people, are other members from various unrelated teams. Often there is banter and jokes, that are no ...
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Should I Inform or ask for Approval when coming office one hour late? [closed]

Do you usually ask for approval or just inform manager if you are going to be late on a certain day to office? I joined new company and sent email to my manager that I will be one hour late as I ...
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Can I ask exception to be made for internal transfer?

My company's old internal transfer policy was 6 months, however, they recently changed it to 1 year. I was acting on the assumption that I could switch positions after 6 months and feel blindsided by ...
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Is it professional to walk directly to manager or send a email [closed]

I work for a reputed multinational corporation. We have open work area with small cubicles (2-3 person per cubicle). My whole team (me, my team, my manager, his seniors) sits very near to each other (...
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How to handle deteriorating situation with manager?

I’m team lead of a group of 8. We’ve had a new manager for 3 months. When he first came in I was genuinely enthused because our previous manager, while lovely, hadn’t been very good at management. Now ...
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My manager doesn't like when I communicate issues to him

I have a manager who doesn't like when I bring problems to him and he wants me to bring solutions. That is fine, but I have one IT architectural issue and I want to inform him about possible risks. ...
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Can I use my internship management as a reference if they are pressuring me for future employment?

I am currently employed as an intern at a company I worked for over the summer who encouraged me to stay on board. They extended my internship as a result and have continually asked me if I am ...