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Asking employer to relocate me back to origin city after moving internationally

Around a year ago, I asked the company I work for to relocate me to a foreign country mainly for personal reasons, specifically to be close to family. In addition to this, I had the idea that it would ...
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How can I save a dating relationship when I am promoted and she will be in my vertical reporting chain?

I had been promoted to recently and my division at the company where I work is being reorganized. I had been dating my colleague for slightly less than 1 year in which she was a previously a project ...
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Should I bring up my fear of being fired during my performance review with my manager?

In the company I currently work at, I noticed that on average people in my team leave at a rate of about 1 person a month. New people are being hired, but 1 person who was previously in the team ...
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How do we handle a situation when manager deliberately wants to spoil your hard work

my manager ; seems to be technical but having superiority complex in his nature. now he trying to pause my PR and gives un necessary comments and not once but once i fixed the code and then comment on ...
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HR came to me directly... what should I do

So I had been speaking with HR about an issue but decided not to move forward as it would mean I couldn't stay in my job. However my boss made my life miserable and I decided to leave - HR have ...
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How to give feedback when you haven't worked with someone for long enough to have good feedback?

I apologize for potential typos - English isn't my first language. I work as a junior manager in a small fully remote company and recently we've been given a new senior manager after our previous one ...
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Should I disclose a mental disorder that's been impacting my job to HR/my boss?

There is an existing question about depression in a different situation (job seeking), and the answers are mostly about the obligation to disclose it and clearance issues, which is not really what I'm ...
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Response to Deliberately Vague Review Feedback

Background first: I've been crushing it since I landed at this team a year and change ago. The team lead left, I took their responsibility on, and I've excelled--deliberately so, as in tech there is a ...
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Co-Existing with a Highly Extroverted Leader and "Forced Fun"

I accepted what I thought was a "contract" position about a year ago but quickly learned that the expectation was to be a Full Time Employee without benefits. Here's what I mean: The ...
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Started a new job, received minimal training. My manager is my main point of contact and is unapproachable [duplicate]

I started a new job 4 months ago and this was a career pivot for me as I entered a new industry. I also went from working for a company of 50 people to 15000 people so fairly new to the corporate ...
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Got verbal permission to use "Senior" title in flat organization

I work in the US as a software engineer. There are other developers here who are sometimes referred to as "Senior" engineers. I've been doing well at my job, and have developed a few ...
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Dating in the workplace

A co-manager would like to date a subordinate's sister, what are the ethics on a Manager dating a subordinate's family member?
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How to effectively communicate that I want weekly meeting moved to MS Teams rather than in person? [closed]

A little over a week ago, my boss gave me an unwarranted verbal lashing. We are now supposed to meet in person on a once weekly basis for an hour to discuss my work activities. I am in the process of ...
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Shall I tell the higher up and client that I have depression?

I have had depression for many years, I always managed to work properly regardless but this time even my work is getting effected. I have restarted my medical treatment but since the work is getting ...
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Manager asked for home address without giving a reason. Should I have provided it? [closed]

I'm a developer in an individual contributor role. I'm on a team with 3 other developers and one liaison/PM role. We have a manager, who I'll call "Steve". I was moved onto Steve's team only ...
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Salary appraisal didn't go as planned, discussion with manager seemed to have backfired. What should I try at this point?

I have been in my current job for past 5 years working under the same line manager in a multinational organization. I was working from offshore office for the past 4 years and my manager was in US. I ...
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Bad culture and management [closed]

How to deal with a boss that is brutal one minute, chewing you out for everything, saying you are quiet and then in the afternoon acting as sweet as pie. When it happened, I stuck up for myself, which ...
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Awful High-Level Director: What Next? [closed]

I work within an engineering organization that seems to have a very weakly trained middle-management tier. My direct manager is fantastic, but they seem to be an exception in my view. Our HR polls us ...
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How do I decline a ride home to a team member from a team event when I and team had been drinking?

Yesterday, I was enjoying dinner and drinks with my team members and company management of my work division. Both I and the rest of the team had been drinking (2-3 drinks) during the evening event. I ...
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Is it worth making amends with a toxic ex-manager?

I had a very toxic and narcissistic "manager" in my past role. He joined as a senior although other people including me had more experience than him; and soon after, due to lack of enough ...
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How to deal with workplace bully? [closed]

I only started my new job a week ago and already feel like Im being bullied by someone there. It's hard to confront her directly as it seems to be different things she does each time. I would rather ...
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Should I push my fledgling programming work out of the development nest myself?

I create new programs for internal use within my workplace of over 300 people. I largely work alone and pretty much have carte blanche to create or improve anything. My boss and other superiors have ...
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Manager ignores my requests for clarification on projects

I have an issue for the first time in my job. I have recently moved teams and started working in a completely new team. I’m quite new, less than 2 months and for the first month there were no projects ...
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Is it ethical to ask manager repeatedly after short interval for onsite opportunity?

I was added to a project a year ago and it was stated that there will definitely be some onsite opportunities later in project. When I asked, manager told me he will put forward my name to upper ...
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Software developer flow - Code review and inadequate manager [closed]

I work in this small team where my "manager" has been the solo backend developer for 4 years. The person before me left after 9 months. When I joined the team I immediately noticed that the ...
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I’m being assigned basic work, how do I respond?

Details have been changed. Short version of the story is simple: I’m a software engineer, and now I’ve been given IT administration tasks. It’s a major step down in terms of responsibilities, to the ...
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How can I give feedback about unproductive one-on-ones with my manager?

I've been working at a large Fortune 500 organization for about 2.5 years. Everyone in the company has weekly one-on-ones with their manager for at least 25 minutes. Over that period of time I have ...
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Build a culture of Accountability

How can I build a culture of accountability in my team, where people feel comfortable asking for help when they need it, and where they are committed to meeting their deadlines and delivering on their ...
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Manager implied that I should be pushing a colleague to get work done faster. Do I tell the colleague?

Same manager as my previous post. My colleague and I are working on the same project, and we are at the same level in the org chart (in fact, we are in the same role), but he is newer to the ...
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How to assist my manager with post covid recovery symptoms when meeting with vendors

I work in a management role in the cybersecurity division of my company. My manager recently caught Covid and is still recovering. While his physical symptoms are almost all gone, there is some "...
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Should I leave an email regarding the nature of my PTO?

I'm taking two weeks off in the month of December to attend a meditative retreat where phones & other electronic devices are banned during the entire duration of the course. The center will only ...
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Is it wise to address workplace "hand-holding," and if so, how?

Background: I joined my current workplace about 6 months ago with 4 years of experience. I'm a software developer (relevant for examples). I definitely was a case of "2 years' worth of experience ...
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How to handle boss' team invitation to go to a bar, when my coworker is an alcoholic in recovery?

My boss is visiting his remote team members locally where I work in the United States. In an open environment by our cubes, he asked does anyone want to go out after work for dinner and drinks. One of ...
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Manager just threatened the entire team for a problem that she doesn't fully understand. What to do?

About a year ago I moved to a new team that wasn't in great shape. The old members were not really doing their jobs very well, and many people got fired to make room for people who would. This ...
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What would be the next step to handling pranks from coworkers?

I've been getting pranked by coworkers for some time now. In the beginning I participated but it came to a halt when it got out of control for everyone. All pranks stopped for several months but they ...
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How to assist the improvement of company quality by stopping some very low qualities practiced by coworker

This is regarding a problem occured in a work place where a majority of workers are doing gossiping, backbiting and undermining, kind of they have adapted it like a cultural thing. So, for short, they ...
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Manager banned tests and Linux [closed]

My manager demanded I stop writing tests and instead start using manual testing like before I joined the company. After I mentioned I couldn't find something using the package manager, they also ...
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Should I deliberately work less to reduce expectations if my manager is giving me higher work load? [closed]

This question is a followup of another question I asked a month back: How can I handle too many expectations at a job I recently joined? What has happened since then? As expected, I have been given a ...
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Can an employer exclude you from all meetings during the notice period? [closed]

After I refused to resign, I got put on my notice period which is 3 months. I have been excluded from all online and onsite meetings in the company, but I'm expected to report to my boss via chat, ...
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Working with an overloaded and stressed manager

I have an intense job where we have 20 things going at the same time, all of them urgent, most of them late, and new ones falling down the skies each day. I am a mid-level software engineer and my ...
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Did I throw someone under the bus?

There is a task we have to do at work that a couple of coworkers and I take turns on. One day one of my coworkers forgot to do said task, and my manager emailed me to ask why it wasn't done. My reply ...
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Manager has completely lost trust in me, what next?

It all started to go downhill from here. One week, I took lots of leave; some for genuine reasons, 1 for no reason. From that day, manager is very negative about me and has been losing trust day by ...
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Need a work reference letter from current employer

I need to get a work reference letter on a business letterhead that states my duties and responsibilities for my role in my current job. This reference letter is for immigration purposes and I fear ...
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How can I handle too many expectations at a job I recently joined?

I joined a new job two weeks ago where I was hired after an interview based on generic JavaScript programming knowledge with my past work experience close to two years. For the initial 12 days, I was ...
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Lazy Intern, what to do

My team had a lazy intern, whom I referred. My boss assigned both her and me the project, a difficult one involving lots of coding. I was also told that if she didn’t code, I would have to finish it ...
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Should I tell my manager I did not like her tone and demeanor when she told me I did something wrong?

I work in the US in loan servicing in a bank in the corporate office. I am one year new to the industry and about 6 months new to my role. Several of my tasks are transactional. Yesterday, my Manager ...
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How to build reputation back

I am currently working as an intern, and was allocated to work on a big project. I was enjoying the work. We interns have to report to senior most managers as to what we are working on with mentors. I ...
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Constrained by resources and company policy. What best can i do next?

I am an architect by designation in an IT company, but recently I was given a manager role. I used to work with a good resource (7/10 if I score him) let's say Adam. My neighboring team --Core had ...
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How to prevent being unfairly fired and what to do about it

This is a followup from this question: My manager warned me about absences on short notice I was adviced to open a new question. I made a mistake in not telling my boss about an outpatient appointment ...
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My manager warned me about absences on short notice

In the morning about two hours before a meeting I messaged by manager to tell them I was going to a doctors appointment and I would miss the morning meeting, and asked to reschedule it (it's a small ...
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