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Sudden change in manager's behavior toward me - what does it mean and how can I get things under control?

I started a job in January in a big company in France directly managed by the head of one research team. Since three or four weeks, I've noticed a change in his behavior toward me. Having spent a lot ...
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Who should be driving performance discussions? The manager or the employee?

Whose responsibility is to setup one-on-one meetings? Is it the manager or the employee? What about performance reviews? My manager just sent a schedule for performance review and said I will work ...
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How do I interpret changing to report to my previous manager's manager

During a meeting with my manager that I get along with, how do / should I interpret soon reporting to my n+2 (manager's manager)? There was no mention of a title change or salary increase but ...
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Changing line managers

Im in a strange situation where my line manager has been furloughed and as a result im temporarily being put under someone else in the department who I know, have worked with before and respect. And I ...
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How to deal with responsibility enough to manage people but not enough to delegate and make my work easier

In my current company, I have been climbing non-stop for two years, to the point where I have now people I am responsible for. From the get go, I had to work over time since the job demands a lot, ...
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How can we handle work-from-home requests from trainees/freshers in this coronavirus pandemic? [closed]

Background: All the proper preventive measurements are being taken in the building All senior members are reporting to the office, and talk is going on to allow work from home (WFH) for all So ...
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Boss at workplace has threatened me and other colleagues to finish project before going to work from home

Someone from my workplace in Houston has actually tested positive for COVID-19. The branch manager has declared everyone to work from home for at least one month. Unfortunately, my boss (let's just ...
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How do I respond to a monetary award from CEO?

I am an engineering student and an intern at a company in Canada. I have worked on some projects so far. I have always tried to do my best, have a good impact on companies grows as an R&D. I ...
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Biased manager in IT industry [closed]

My boyfriend who works in a US IT industry has a manager who is very biased towards certain country. He gangs up with them and gives them higher merit increase (he asked his colleague and he said the ...
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My manager is leaving and I'm taking over his role, how should the handover work?

I've been working for this company for three years and due to recent restructure my manager has decided to leave and I have been offered the opportunity to take over his role once he leaves. So my ...
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Was offloaded a colleague's direct reports and duties as she was ineffective. She's leaving and boss won't assign duties back to replacement

I was the first choice for a Supervisor position at my company in a different department but my boss would not release me as I was needed on an essential business project. The project ended ...
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Is it a demotion when I get a new role with fewer direct reports?

I started out with a manager leading a couple engineering teams. Last week, I was handed performance review results and I got a good score. Today, my manager called me in to discuss about my role. He ...
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How can I ensure my position in case I lose a valuable certification

I have a certain type of certification that is a hard requirement for about 25% of the work I do. I believe this was a strong factor in the decision to hire me. There is a possibility I may lose this ...
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How to change manager after giving up on current one who lied about me

A couple of years ago I was reporting to J as one of ten developers, then moved under S, who is the manager of J. The reason was that I am looking after a piece of software (F) which required a higher ...
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Asking for help with work - manager/ supervisor doesn't seem interested

Some background I'm a junior/ graduate developer (trained in JS, C++ & Swift while at university) working in a SAP development role. This is my first graduate job, although I have worked for a ...
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Unhappy with Project management

It's been 4 months into my Android Dev job, and I have to work on 3 projects simultaneously - as a developer. All 3 are approximately the same app, with some differences, but nothing excessive. I ...
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How to ask management to stop raising goals we're failing to meet?

For the past several months, nearly all of the developers in my project have been exclusively allocated to fixing defects. The various managers involved have set goals for the number of defects that ...
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Dealing with Manager who is not interested in reportee's growth and career [duplicate]

Apologies if this question starts a discussion, but I would like to be answered to the point (even pointing out to me that I might be wrong here). The situation: I work in a very dynamic ...
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How to deal with a temporary manager who is just not that smart?

My department is between managers and the boss has got their spouse to fill in the role. It could be a couple months before a new manager is in place. In the meantime, how do I handle this situation? ...
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Should I fight for appropriate evaluations with an at-will employer?

The idea of being an at-will employee scares me since I am the breadwinner for my family. Recently I received some wrongfully objective lower scores in an evaluation which could impact my annual pay ...
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Manager restricting my team from using game room during work hours

I work for a software product company that has casual work culture. There is a game room that has arcade games, a ping pong table and a pool table. Every once in a while, I and my colleagues play ...
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How to approach my manager when he's describing our product incorrectly?

Sometime ago my manager changed and the new one never bothered to understand the product we're delivering. Because of that whenever he's giving a description of our product it varies between a bit ...
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Handling concerns about a new role

I have recently joined a new company, x in a software capacity. It is my first week and I have some concerns about my role. My daily duties within the team have certainly not been what I have expected....
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My boss hasn't called me in a week even though she said she would, what should I do?

Location is in the U.S., if that's relevant. I just got hired and went through orientation at this company and the manager told me she would call me to schedule my first shift but it's been 9 days ...
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Can an employer make me sit in the company after my resignation mail even though I don't want to serve my notice period and pay out instead?

I have started my career in a company which I have been working for the past 2.6 years. I got a new offer from another company where the pay is very good. So I told my manager that I need to get ...
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Am I being ethical or annoying in refusing to 1:1 copy another company's UI for our own?

My boss has asked me to implement the UI for a financial calculator from another company's website, specifically one financial conversion tool (as we have a competing product). The other company is a ...
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Need to withdraw an application unless their HR changes their rules - how to do so?

I'm 3 months into the interview process for a pretty prestigious research lab. It'd be a great gig. The hiring manager has told me that my peer references were great and I'm by far the most qualified ...
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“Oversee” a project in absence of manager and team lead

We're working on a project, and both the manager in charge and the team lead have gone off-site for some conference. Because of this, they won't be able to actively manage the project. Since it's an ...
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How to find out why my manager doesn't like me?

I am good friends with a higher up who is not my manager but goes to management meetings with him. He told me that my manager doesn't like me very much, but he beat around the bush when I asked why ...
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Ex boss doesn't want me to work on a project---rest of the dev team wants to go behind their back

An odd situation has been arising at work, specifically within the team I'm on, and I wanted to ask about it here to see if anyone's been in a similar situation. People: BigBoss - Team head ExBoss - ...
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how to handle soon to be ex manager's threat?

I have accepted a offer with a new company. After my last debacle, I have thoroughly discussed with the new employer their technology stack, their work culture, their future timelines and my ...
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Don't have permissions after a long time

I've joined a big company and after about one month still, I don't have any permission in production environments, but in the sibling team with another manager. A new joiner has all permissions ...
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How to say reject a position after initially accepting it?

About a year back, I was hired by a big organization for a role that looked like my dream job on paper. A couple of months ago, we were told that my current team would shut down and all the work was ...
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Should I mention my long term goal is starting a business?

I have my annual review meeting coming up and one of the questions is the following: What are your longer term goals? (one to two years from now) Truly, my answer is that I would like to have my ...
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What to do when the manager of neighbouring team wants me to help out but not willing to train me

So the structure in our team is that several managers work under a senior manager, and each manager is in charge of one or two analysts. I am an analyst under Manager A, but sometimes Manager B comes ...
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Should I ask my Boss to add my Previous casual leaves?

The place where I work, my manager enters manually the casual/sick leaves. He approves it by email sometimes verbal, but we cannot enter it into the time tracking system as he has only access to it. ...
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How to handle product manager that ignores others opinion

Right now I'm product owner of a software product with other 3 developers, an architect and a product manager. I'm concerned that the product manager is too focused on having the product on time, up ...
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What do executives/senior managers look for and watch out for when nurturing/promoting/hiring candidates into mid-level management positions?

The question is quite simple: What do executives/senior managers look for and watch out for when nurturing / promoting / hiring candidates into mid-level management positions?
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As a manager, how can I deal with employees challenging me?

I manage a software team and have normal, reasonable expectations. Recently I've been having a problem with the younger new hires. I require everyone to be in by 9am, and whenever I ask one of them ...
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No communications from company headquarters after local branch managers have all left together

I work for a company that has a big headquarters and 14 or 15 smaller local branches in different cities across the country. I work in one of the newest and smallest branch, opened in 2016 with a ...
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How to handle a manager who's not assigning any work

I am relatively new to my current role, being hired as a 'Junior' on a low salary because of my lack of experience with CAD. As part of the hiring process I was told that I would be training with ...
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How to politely decline the request by the employer even if they offer me the desired salary after resigning

I have resigned my current organisation and got an offer with another company with 25% hike But the managers are pressurizing me to stay here currently. But I don't want to stay here as I don't like ...
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Ex Boss Employed Family and I feel uncomfortable about it

My boss at the time was told he could not employ his sister by HR so he instructed her to create a contracting company and then he put a contract out to tender and selected the contracting company she ...
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What should I do about the negative feedback I received from my supervisor?

I have been working an entry level position in an R&D lab for 3 months now. This is my first job straight out of college and I have the lowest position at work. I didn't get any real training or ...
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Unreasonable Expectations at Work

I've been working at my current job at a software company of just over 100 employees, for just over a year now, as my first job out of university here in the UK. I'm employed as an Operations Engineer ...
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I missed an important client meeting and hurt my standing. How can I recover?

I work for a medium-sized software consultancy in London. The company employs 300-500 people across multiple locations in Europe. For the past month or so I've had a lot of trouble with my sleeping ...
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Resigning next day

I had already given notice of about 1.5 months to leave my current employer. This is more than the courtesy 2 weeks notice, considering that my contract states at will employment. It is about a month ...
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How to deal with a manager who deliberately overloads you with work

I work at an in-house creative agency as a UX/UI Designer. My line manger is the creative director, I am the only person in the team other than him who does UX UI work. It seems to me he believes that ...
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Should I share a somewhat confidential document with my now ex manager? (They had access before leaving the company.)

My ex manager who left our company recently called me up a couple of days back, and asked me to share a document. This is somewhat a confidential doc, as it relates to sales. He could have easily ...
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How do I get my boss to understand that I won't be able to attend a required session to visit a tranquility retreat?

I'm a 41-year-old single mom of one, with a 15-year-old daughter, Becky (not her real name). Becky has Asperger's Syndrome, diagnosed aged 8. She can't fully live independently and has some issues ...

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