Questions tagged [manager]

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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'...
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How to deal with team lead who keeps recommending you new jobs?

Background: I've just joined the firm a month ago and on my first week, I realized there's a mismatch in skills and expectations. Coming from an intensive consulting background to a more relaxed ...
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How do I handle unreasonable management? [closed]

In my workplace the 'little guys' tend to get it in the neck. There are, I believe numerous issues within management, causing the bulk of the stress the workforce experiences, but the team I'm part ...
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How can I persuade my management to give me a clearer roadmap for promotion?

I live in the US and I am currently a Senior Engineer at a large multinational firm, where I have been working for over 10 years. I feel that I outgrew my current position about 2 years ago, and that ...
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Team member trying to take over management of team

I'm the line manager and lead developer of a small team of 4 people. I am new to the role and currently ramping up my knowledge of the domain and internal technical architecture. I'm very laid back ...
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Manager told a colleague of mine I was getting fired soon

My line manager has told one of my colleagues that I am going to be fired soon. This manager has already been verbally warned about undermining me and spreading malicious untrue rumors' about me ...
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What to write in email to boss asking for counter-offer? [closed]

I need help how to format an email to contact my boss. My current situation is I have been offered a job from another company but I will need to relocate(which I don't mind). The only thing that will ...
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Colleague trying to take credit from my hard work [duplicate]

The owner of my company has another business, both companies are very small and both share the same office space. My problem is this, there's a senior employee working for the other company who seems ...
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Manager encourages me to take day of sick leave instead of PTO, what's in it for him?

Recently I approached my manager to approve my 4 days leave (Paid Time Off). He said "Let's make it 3 days and take sick leave on the 4th day". He does this every time I apply for more than 2 days ...
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Should I inform my future product owner that there is a good chance that a team member will leave the company soon?

Bob is a rather new employee that was hired as a junior to maintain some older applications (mostly SQL support, a little of front end development). Since Bob's activity does not cover 100% working ...
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Manager is demanding everyone's email passwords - how to proceed? [duplicate]

My manager told all of us today (~10 person team) to make a paper list of our work email passwords for him. Someone else told him he can get it from IT, and he said IT wouldn't let him have them. How ...
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What is the best way to make my case to my Manager to select me to go to the conference? [closed]

What is the best way to make my case to my Manager to select me to go to the conference?
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Falsified Time Sheets [closed]

Edited * Question put on hold by community due to specificity of the question. To be clear I am not looking for someone to tell us what to do with said employee. I did edit the Title to remove the ...
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Team lead says performance is fine when asked, even when he seems to think otherwise

In our company, we have a yearly performance review with the department manager (software department). Our team lead supplies the department manager with his opinion and data, and who then decides ...
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What does it mean when lower management gets replaced very frequently? [closed]

I have been working for one company for a bit over a year. The local manager (i.e. local to the city) never lasts more than 1 or 2 months. We are never given a reason why they quit or were fired. This ...
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Manager told me to give training to other employees. Does this mean that he can fire me? [closed]

My current manager called me in today and asked me to give training on the technology that I worked in i.e. Power BI. He suggested I give training during 3 weeks for 2 hours daily or something like ...
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Boss Cheating at Fantasy Football

My boss started a fantasy football league this year with a $20 buy-in with winner-take-all. I don't particularly care for football, but I signed up thinking it would be a good way to socialize with ...
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Promised job offer during internship, how to ask for offer letter?

While I was interning I was offered a job. I haven't got any update from the HR further.Its been 40 days.There is registration which will start at my college for the placement. How should I ask for ...
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Should My Non-Technical Boss Try to Code?

This question is as straightforward as it sounds. Do I have the right to demand that he stay out of my projects due to fear he'll not know what he's doing? He basically googles things and tries them ...
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How to handle collegue acting as my manager and project lead? [closed]

I am working in team, where there is a guy who has same experience as me. However he has joined project few months before me. The person is acting like he is my manager as well as project lead. How ...
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How can I confront a manager who doesn't fairly distribute flex time and vacation coverage expectations?

I work in a cardiac catheterization lab where all nurses are trained to do all cases. My manager is requiring two specific nurses provide vacation coverage and flex time coverage when others are away ...
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did we send you a job offer? asked me the hiring manager

Apologies for my English but something really strange happened to me yesterday and I have to share it. Facts: two weeks ago I had an interview with this company, then never heard from them and ...
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Backstabbing, incompetent and lazy interns

I’ve just been made president of my startup but because the budget is low I had to hire two interns. The president I’m replacing decided to select the interns I was going to work with which meant I ...
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How to annouce a first name change in the workplace?

I am currently going through the application to legally change my first name. I don't identify with my current first name anymore and it is not representative of the person that I have grown into. I ...
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How to proceed if you detect a business mistake that has been done and repeated for a long time?

Today I overheard a couple coworkers on an unrelated business area talking about a SQL query they were using for two years that turns out is not quite correct. They were talking about what specific ...
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How should I face my manager if I make a mistake because a senior coworker explained something incorrectly to me?

I work as a software engineer, in this situation we have two people, John and Mike, John is my boss and Mike my teammate. John ordered me to do a task that I didn't know how to do exactly, the task ...
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How do I request a longer than normal leave of absence period for my wedding?

My wedding is coming up in October this year and I need 5 weeks (25 working days) of leave for completing all the wedding rituals, honeymoon, etc. My fiancé will be leaving abroad for work so I want ...
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How should I conduct a meeting with HR with the purpose of preempting a conflict with my manager?

I have a manager who is incredibly temperamental when it comes to criticism and what he views as unsatisfactory work. Oftentimes he will be very understanding and sympathetic when a problem arises, ...
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My two team members in a remote location don't get along with each other; how can I improve working relations?

I recently became the line manager for a team of engineers, which includes a two-people subteam based in a different location (very far away from here, I haven't had a chance to visit yet, but it's ...
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My boss wants me to say on my timesheet that I worked 8 hours a day, even if I didn't [duplicate]

My supervisor does not want questions asked about our timesheets, so he directs we fill them out exactly the same each week. Sometimes we vary the hours we work each day, but he wants it to say 8 ...
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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 ...