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Can I approach my manager (new job) and mention how I am very unimpressed with how everything's going so far?

A bit of background: I started a new job recently and due to the nature of my job I have to use a lot of online applications and I work from home most of the time. The company had about 2 months to ...
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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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How do you keep a controlling freelancer under control

Recently my company hired a freelancer to take on some of the workload. While I wasn't there the freelancer has started to manage the entire project and messed up the original plan. The other guy ...
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Boss asked for her feedback

My team lead asked me to give feedback for her. I don't know what should be the appropriate reply as I don't want to write something that might make her angry or upset. Also I can't simply be honest ...
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How to say No to idea given by team member, when I know from my experience that it is going to fail?

I have a very hardworking team, and I like when they try to think about a project with broader perspective. I want to respect their contribution and don't like to refuse their ideas, but sometimes I ...
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USA Resignation - Changing the last day at a company [closed]

I worked many years, mostly remotely from California/CA, USA, for a company which has offices in many cities of USA including the region where I lived. But, the company recently started discouraging ...
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I'm completely lost in my new job

To give a little context, I'm a french software engineer, and my specialty is mobile dev (Android mainly). I resigned from my first job because I felt professionally abused, like asked to do 4 times ...
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New manager unapproved PTO my old manager approved, because of a conference at the same time that's now a “condition of my employment here”

I'm taking a vacation in mid-April of next year with some friends, we've all already gotten the time off approved from our various jobs and bought plane tickets. My previous manager said it was fine ...
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How to demonstrate technical leadership skills in a situation where my inputs may not be welcome?

I work at a large software enterprise. Multiple orgs, multiple teams, huge hierarchy of managers and managers of managers. I am a fairly senior individual contributor with more than a decade of ...
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How to react toward the unrealistic deadline set by Project Manager and System Analyst? [duplicate]

I've joined a MNC recently. I've been on floor for 5 days. At the End of induction Project Manager discussed that I'll be working on an Android Application effectively as the current person was ...
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Team members' and manager's behaviour is indifferent after I announce my intention to leave in 8 months

I was on a 4 week wedding leave last month. When I returned few weeks back, I find that everyone in the team was a bit indifferent towards me. I'm not seeking any special attention or behavior, etc. I'...
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My boss copied all his files from his cell phone - with some inappropriate content - to a public folder on our company. Should I delete it?

We have a file server on our company network with a public folder for employees to share files. Each folder is based on the employee's name, but it's read/write accessible to all. It seems that my ...
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How to address organizational problems when I have a soft-spoken manager?

There are a few organizational-level problems at my company that I have tried to constructively highlight so that the appropriate parties can address them, but to no avail. I, myself, am in a standard ...
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Need to Change Teams: Who to Talk With?

TL; DR Want to change teams to escape horrendous line manager. To ask to change, first approach hiring manager of potential new team? Or HR? Or manager-of-manager? Or someone else? Wait till dust ...
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My Programming Manager constantly asks for updates and is never satisfied with my performance. How do I approach this? [closed]

I am an experienced Software Engineer and I have never faced this in my earlier roles. My Programming Manager does not have the tendency to wait. He is constantly asking for updates and never seems ...
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Unable to meet goals when manager keeps busy in things which are outside the ambit

I joined a new company two months back. I committed to the CEO to meet certain goals within 3 months timeframe. CEO has a lot of expectations from me. Two months have passed and it seems I will not be ...
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Too many pull requests in backlog

I work in a small company, and my manager is involved in managing 2 projects as well as doing his own coding. I am increasingly frustrated as there is a queue of 50 Pull Requests waiting to be either ...
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I don't have very much work to do. What should I do about it? [duplicate]

Backstory: I'm an Electrical Engineer (EE) at a small company that makes biometric sensors, I started about a year and a half ago (third professional job post college). I have a BS in Electrical ...
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My manager wants me to leave earlier than my two-weeks…?

My mind was made up and accepted a job offer. I called my manager to give him my two-week notice and he obviously wasn't thrilled of the prospect of another person leaving. (We've had very high ...
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Communicating my unease about moving under a new manager

I work for a large software company and there is a planned reorganization to consolidate all the designers under a central organization. While normally I would have no issues with this, I've found out ...
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Owner is determining raises based on customer work

Each year the company owner determines raises to go out to each employee. This year I accidentally read a memo addressed to HR that a lot of weight will be given to how "billable" an employee is. ...
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Technical disagreements with my boss

I have a disagreement with my boss to do with asserting floating point values in unit tests. It seems to me that he does not have a real understanding of the problem. His position: Tests should ...
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Turned down a good offer for a promised raise (counter-offer) that never happened

I received a good offer in the summer (end of July) from a company, so I resigned from my current position and after that, on the same day, talked to the CTO explaining him my leaving. End of July, ...
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The board/management has asked if I am happy with my salary!

In our end-of-year self-evaluation, the board has asked us to rate our level of satisfaction (from 0 i.e. not at all satisfied to 10 i.e. fully satisfied) with our job based on the following factors: ...
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How to deal with manager who refuses to communicate with a team member?

One of the newly appointed managers always keeping an eye and criticizing the habits of one of the employees. He always keeps getting frustrated for one or another reason because of him, As being ...
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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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How do I talk to my boss about lack of support

I am the GIS Analyst for my company and work in the project management office. I want to preface that this isn’t a gripe about my job, I just feel the way things are being run is unsustainable. My ...
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Is it ethical to single-out and fire someone for drinking at lunch when the manager and co-workers did the same?

After 28 very successful days outperforming others in the office, I was fired. From my first day the manager and 5-6 others would have lunch. Manager bought drinks. I thought this was unusual, but ...
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Decline discussing any issues or problems

Short story: Performance review is coming up, I kept my side short (one meaningless sentence per question) for reasons of complete demotivation and despondence. Boss will surely ask "What's wrong?". ...
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Should I tell my manager that I am being targeted by the team?

There were some lay offs recently, and I have noticed that I am being targeted by the team as a prompt to be the next to get laid off. For example: Performance hits by decreasing estimates of my work....
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(Would be) teammate called me privately to tell me he does not wish to work with me

I've never faced anything of this sort before. I interviewed at this firm for a position, for which I was rejected, but after the interview the manager requested if he could hold on to my resume for ...
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How can I manage my team to maintain a reasonable productivity when my employer doesn't treat employees well?

My employer doesn't treat employees too well, for example we often work overtime without pay (for details you may check my other question How can I argue against the idea of working overtime to fix ...
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Manager trying to undermine my performance after I helped bring in more than $1 million for the company

I started at this job 5 months ago and was hired permanently full time about a month and a half later. It's a medical billing department apart of a non-profit healthcare organization that manages ...
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Gave two subordinates special privileges, get others to stop talking about it?

Two of my team members I look after (of a certain cultural background) had some personal issues to look after so I allowed them to use sick leave and work from home for extended periods, without the ...
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What can be done about a manager who has driven away several employees?

There is a manager who has been at my company for a long time. Let's call him Dick. He's not my manager, but I frequently work with him, and I get along with him for the most part. Many other people ...
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Part of a team which made itself irreplaceable: new management wants a change, how to protect myself?

I’m a member of a team that has been developing a product for our company for years. The development started about 10 years ago and all the people of the original team are still here. I am one of the ...
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Asking for a Raise [duplicate]

I have been working for this startup company for almost two years with no pay increase. I was the 3rd employee on, we now are over 110. Since I started I have received greater responsibility and now ...
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Company indirectly discriminating against introverts, specifically INTJ

Background On pretty much all tests out there, I heavily score as INTJ in the Myer-Briggs system. Some tests even suggest slight Asperger, combined with what I suspect is a healthy dose of OCD. I don'...