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Is it ok for a company to organize a team building event on a weekend?

A company wants to organize a team building event for a team (optional to attend, but an organizer is verbally pressuring). They proposed several dates but all of them are on a weekend. I'm just ...
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Conducting offshore software training

I'm reaching out to the community to seek advice. I'm a statistician by profession. Recently, I was contacted by a person on LinkedIn requesting to conduct offshore software training. He cited the ...
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How should I tell my manager I'm not paying for an optional after work event I'm not going to?

My manager planned a night at the ball park work event. She asked us all to reserve a ticket by putting $10 down a couple weeks ago. It was made clear to me that this reservation was not requiring me ...
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Got deleted from spreadsheet for a company run. Should I act on it? [closed]

A lot of companies are participating in a 5 km run every year. I signed up I a google spreadsheet. The deadline to signing up was yesterday, the teams were announced and I am not in any of the teams. ...
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Conference participation request for myself or for the entire team [closed]

In a couple of weeks there's going to be a conference closely related to my field of work. In one of the previous talks I had with my managed he said that if I find something that I consider ...
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What is the best way to politely decline invitations to go for drinks with work colleagues? [duplicate]

I work for a small company (6 full time employees, including owner/ director, 1 part time employee), and have been there for almost a year. Occasionally, one of my colleagues will organise an evening ...
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Where can I meet recruiters (new to the field)? [closed]

Just started my first recruiting job and want to know what types of events can I go to to meet other recruiters? Also wondering what types of events recruiters go to to find candidates (obviously ...
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Would it be unprofessional not to eat during a team lunch?

My manager organized a team lunch for next week. The restaurant we will be going to is one where the only options are meat and fish. For medical reasons, I can't eat those things. In the past I was ...
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Emailing new team members about conference of interest

I've recently moved in to a new company/team, and I was thinking of sending an email to the rest of the team members with the team leaders in CC to bring to their attention a computer science ...
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Reversing original intention of attending an event

I was invited to attend a remote event with a few of my co-workers a few states away. I decided after some thought to attend as it might be a way for me to bond with my 2-3 closest coworkers and I ...
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Invited to the Christmas Party of an ex-employer, how to show my best side?

Some years ago I was employed by a contractor company around 1.5 years long for a project. It was ended because the customer had financial problems, and he had to build down the project I was working ...
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Is it OK to do work related projects involving site ripping while at home? (Contains technical jargon) [closed]

I just need to bring up a minor predicament that I need to discuss related to my job. I was assigned a task that involves removing unnecessary external web service snippets in my work place's web ...
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Asking for sponsorship for an event from an employer

I think this query comes under this community but let me know if it is better suited elsewhere. How should I go about asking my employer for sponsorship for an event being run by a small amateur ...
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Tips on getting people not to talk about work during work lunches or gatherings

It is interesting to find that many social events that are organized by managers or teams for the purpose of getting employees to socialize outside of work hours (e.g. lunchtime or after work events) ...
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Is it normal to shake hands with co-workers at office events? [closed]

I may be socially awkward/ignorant here, but is it normal for coworkers, who work with one another every single day, to shake hands to say hi/bye at company events? To give one instance, a group of ...
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How to not look/feel awkward with senior managers in a company sponsored “off-site”?

I am new to management and have started settling in. However, I still feel a little awkward in the company of only seniors, specially in office sponsored parties or events. I am invited to a ...
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Team-building events with food…and allergies?

At my husband's work his team does a lot of team building events. Recently, one such event (on the clock during normal work hours) involved carpooling to an Asian restaurant to learn how to make sushi....