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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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Manager is not replying about permission to use dummy data

As part of the project that I was doing at a company that I recently joined I need to submit a report to my college. During the start of the project I made it clear that I would need to submit the ...
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Is it reasonable to ask my company to reduce my notice period after agreeing to a longer one?

Here is the situation I am in. I have recently handed my notice in and I have a 3 month long notice period to serve (I know, it's an insanely long period). During my exit interview I was asked by HR ...
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How should I behave if my boss doesn't have my back?

Your boss asks you to do something. You do it. The reaction to the action is bad due to department you wanted to influence being conflicted with yours. Your boss accuses you of formulating the email ...
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Is it appropriate for my manager to make me share my credentials?

Recently, at work, I was assigned a license for Microsoft Visual Studio and was asked to create an official Microsoft ID. The license came with benefits like a trial account for six months at ...
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When company doesn’t achieve targets I am blamed by my boss. Our monthly targets are set up very high

I joined my present company 6 years ago. I had to join without any options as my residency was getting over (my home country is India), and only this company provided it. We started with monthly ...
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Humiliated in front of employees

I work at a small company of about 20 people. We have the owner/president, 2-3 managers (depending on how you look at it), and the rest of the people are employees. I'm one of the managers. Each day ...
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Deal with toxic manager when you can't quit

At my first job, I had the bad luck to get a manager that was very toxic. This reached the point of him driving most of the team to quit. In the three months I was there, he drove 5 people to quit (...
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Dealing with a racist and misogynistic manager, as a contractor?

My team is 100% male contractors. We all work for different companies, and our manager is also a contractor working for another company than mine. Our manager is being misogynistic as well as racist ...
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New job, but hiring manager lied about the scope of the role. How is this prevented?

I just started a "dream job" for a big IT company. I was hired to be responsible for their market strategy for in the territory. I was previously covering the whole region, and I was told that once I ...
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How do I handle a potential work/personal life conflict as the manager of one of my friends professionally? [closed]

I have a rather peculiar situation. My wife and I have a couple who we are friends with, and recently the woman (let’s call her Jane) was hired in my company and works in my team (I’m her manager!). ...
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Should I tell management that I intend to leave due to bad software development practices?

update: after reading the answers and comments below, I realized I started off with the wrong question, and actually just needed a change in perspective. The answers in this question are now much more ...
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(How) should I report negative feedback from others to my boss?

If someone attacks me, for example, criticizes me strongly during a meeting or ignores my efforts to contact them for a prolonged period of time (although I know they are available and have political ...
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My boss doesn't want me to have a side project [closed]

It all started back in February when I decided to start an e-commerce store. When my boss learned about it, he started talking less and less to me. Some days he doesn't talk to me at all, like he ...
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Shall I tell HR and management that I want to work with a specific manager

I worked under a manager X in my previous company. Then he moved on. After that I got interview in his company and I cleared the process. First I was unsure wether to join the company or not as I had ...
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Compensation for working overtime on Saturdays

I work in an American infrastructure firm based in India. We work on both American and Indian projects. My Indian client works on Saturday while our company does not. Because of the clients, I also ...
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Should I make it up to my manager for making him buy something I didn't need?

I just started a new job and asked my boss to order me a USB hub about a week ago (they will order stuff you need for work). A couple days later I discovered that the monitors have built in USB plugs. ...
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How to communicate to my manager that him being available while on vacation sets a bad precedent

I'm looking for a good way to approach my manager that I believe his availability while on vacation sets a bad precedent for the team. Some background. My manager is a People Manager of myself and my ...
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How to deal with an overworked boss? [closed]

Today I had an argument with my boss. We had some problems with our software. A configuration issue that was partly our fault, but also a problem with the support team that didn't deploy it correctly....
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My manager is forcing me to clean, vacuum, wash, and take out the garbage during trade shows

I am a marketing project manager working in an American company based in France. This role includes planning and managing logistics for industry events. I am responsible of managing end-to-end all ...
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How to point to risks in a culture that awards optimism and punishes CYA [duplicate]

I work in a field in which too much optimism can cause huge costs (sunk costs in terms of money, time, resources). My boss tends to be too optimistic and disregard the risks I signal and ...
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I didn't get as much bonus as Manager promised: I think he lied to me

Some months ago my previous manager left and now I report to someone else who is in another country. Two months ago I had the opportunity of meeting him in person, we had a meeting and he promised me ...
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Is it my job as manager to resolve a conflict between two of my direct reports?

If as a manager you had a situation of conflict/friction between some team members, setting aside their responsibility to collaborate in improving the situation, do you also look deep into the root ...
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How politely decline positive feedback?

I have always felt uncomfortable and awkward when even minor compliments/praise is given, whether at work or in my personal life. My manager always is making comments such as "Good work!" or "A ...
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When to inform my manager that I want to leave in one year from now? [duplicate]

I have been working in this company for the past 3 years. This is my first job, I started it as an intern while I was studying for faculty. I was then hired as Software Junior, and this year I was ...
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How to deal with favouritism and credit stealing [closed]

I (Male, 30-35) work for a multinational Australian company in the software industry. I am really having a hard time dealing with the favouritism from my current manager towards people who are more ...
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How to deal with a manager who lies and hides information? [closed]

I work for a very large company in USA. Some of us are allowed to work remotely sometimes or always. A few months after starting my job, I saw evidence that my manager praised me in front of me, but ...
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What to do about manager who isn't assigning any work?

I was, a year back, reassigned from one job role where I had a manager who was assigning me plenty of work, to a new project role with a different manager, who generally isn't assigning me any work. ...
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How to manage management's expectations when starting a new job?

I started a new position several weeks ago. I've onboarded well and started working productively and delivering almost immediately. I've started introducing changes directly after starting (which I ...
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Trash talking and unsupportive C-suite boss. Should I leave?

A few weeks ago, my boss, who is a direct report to our CEO, sent a negative text about me, to me, accidentally. He did this while I was presenting some unfortunate January revenue results to the CEO ...
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Do you give feedback to the Hiring Manager that one of his interviewers wasnt being fair leading to you not getting the job

I have been interviewing for a senior job that was going well. Met the CEO, the Hiring Manager and the Head of Services. I was the peer of the Head of Services. The interviews all went well and the ...
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Asking for Performance Review copy before meeting

Is it acceptable to ask for a copy of your performance review prior to meeting with your manager to give me time to read over what was said? My manager sent me a meeting request to meet for my ...
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Can a team function properly without a clear leader?

I work for a large software company and our division has created a newly formed team, and at the moment we all report directly to the VP. The VP has other responsibilities, so this team is just one ...
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Formal warning over late setup of AV equipment [closed]

I was recently asked to setup AV equipment the following morning by my line manager as I was leaving the office. I expressed that I had no access to this building, but was informed that it would be ...
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Management prohibits participation in a fundraiser

tl;dr: Upper management urges me to warn my team against participating in a fundraiser for a former boss, who owns our direct competition. Locale: US. Bob is my former mentor and CEO of a very small (...
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Is it OK to take time-off during the first week of a new job?

Is it OK to take time-Off during the first week of new job? I just landed in a new job and this is the first week for me. Because of an unexpected situation I have to take Off on Friday of this week. ...
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Should I be worried if my manager prohibits me from working on certain items?

I work in a very collaborative place where the silos between teams almost don't exist. Infact, they are almost so non-existent, that I can just go up and help other teams with tasks if there is a ...
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Should I tell my boss the work he did was worthless?

I have been handed a project that has been kicked around for 4 or 5 months with ~zero progress made. The project is to implement a new tool that was chosen before I got here. It seems like a good ...
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How can I tell my manager that I'm unhappy with the project that I've been assigned?

I've been working at my company for 6 months now, in a niche field in the healthcare sector. While I'm still at a relatively junior level, moving jobs gave me a hefty salary increase and the job ...
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Manager threatening employee’s jobs

Our manager threatens our jobs on a regular basis now. He does it when the slightest thing seems to go wrong. Yesterday a staff member (A) said that one of our clients had overheard two other staff ...
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I'm resigning after only a few months due to issues with my supervisor. Other colleagues are questioning why. Should I tell them the truth? [closed]

As per the title, I had a really tough time working with my boss and have issues with them. Both personally and professionally. Thus, I have decided to resign after only working a few months here ...
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I encountered my boss during an on-site interview at another company. Should I bring it up when seeing him next time?

I have been casually looking around for a new job for a few months now and had some Skype interviews so far. One of the companies I interviewed with flew me in for an on-site interview last week. We ...
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How to deal with insecure and angry management?

My direct line manager joined our workforce about 9 months ago. He inherited a lot of stress and problems. As a team we were very excited when he started as our last manager had been lovely but poor ...
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Is it appropriate for a new junior member of the team to be included in a interview panel for a senior / lead role

I work on the information security team at my company. We are currently looking to hire a senior security architect, a role that will require at least 7 - 10 years of previous hands - on experience ...
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My employer will not have required permits to employ me in the future. How should I approach job search?

I'm currently legally working for a US company on a special permit, I'm not a US citizen. My permit will expire this year in a few months. I'm allowed to apply for a renewal, but I learned that this ...
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Asking for language class sponsorship from manager

I have been recently hired as a part-time developer (Student Worker) in Germany. The company has treated me very well since the beginning. However, some of colleagues are not comfortable to ...
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How do I ask to leave because of weather?

I'm not sure how to ask my boss if I can leave early because of weather (specifically snow). I came in this morning, to get some work done before it got worse. Well it's worse now and the roads are ...
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Too much for a beginner?

So I started working at a job soon after I finished my college studies. Currently, I am assigned a task to rectify some calculations in some fields of an application, of which I was given bare minimum ...
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How to approach a coworker about mentoring

I have recently come to the conclusion that I want to approach manager positions within my current company. We are a large multi-national company, mainly positioned in Europe. I am considering ...
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Internally blasted for not finishing work due first quarter by end of January

Situation: On the 2nd of January I had a meeting with my supervisors and agreed on a new task list for the new year, one big task specifically assigned to be finished for end of first quarter (late ...
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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 ...