Questions tagged [professionalism]

Questions referring to how one presents themselves and interacts with others in a professional environment

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Should I be concerned about non-contributor activity for NSFW projects on my personal GitHub activity feed?

On the activity feed of my personal GitHub profile (not the one that I use for company-related GitHub activities), one of the recent activities was a bug report I created on an open source project ...
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How much honesty is too much when asked for the reason I want to change job?

I have about 16 years of IT work experience. Until 4 years ago I was a self employed contractor but I switched to an employee position. When I was a contractor, I always chose contracts with this ...
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Coworker says disgusting things so I stopped talking to him. Now he's demanding to know why I'm being quiet and not talking?

A bit of a follow up to Decided to report coworker for his consistent offensive "jokes". What to expect? I have a coworker who says really disgusting and obscene things at work. I was going ...
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What is a good way to complain on a retrospective meeting?

Hi I had a following case - a JIra issue with broken flow with regards of To Do / Selected for development / In Progress / Done. The result was that all the tooling around the JIra - boards reports ...
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Retracting employment after accepting offer

I accepted an at-will contract offer with Company X, and before the employment start date I interviewed with and received a job offer from Company Y. I prefer the offer from Company Y and I intend to ...
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How to discuss attitude in team affecting performance? [closed]

Background: My manager wants me to bring a problem to him before my extended probation review. There has been an issue with communicating to the team lead. I have seen him onboard another hire as the ...
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Rejected in interview - company says I am second choice?

I went to the final round of interview of two companies X and Y. I like company Y much more than X. Company X gave me an offer and I accepted. I have started the hiring process with them. I informed Y ...
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How should I tell a colleague I don't think he's qualified for a lead role?

I work in software development and at my current company, becoming a senior developer (and beyond) is a really tough task. The process takes a lot of time and involves multiple conversations with the ...
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Boss wants me to join a team I dislike

In short: How do I tell my boss I don't want to join this team, or how do I negotiate conditions for joining if needed be? Long version: There's a group in my company who is responsible for developing ...
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How to find out with which Bank does Worldwide PUBLIC company deal (NO confidential info!) [closed]

For the purpose of corporate communication, I'm wondering how and where could be possible to lookup strictly only the name of financial institution particular Public worldwide (especially EU) company ...
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Decided to report coworker for his consistent offensive “jokes”. What to expect?

There's someone at work who says a lot of disgusting and inappropriate things. I think he thinks he's being funny. It's reached the point where I don't feel comfortable saying anything. Given the ...
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How do I evaluate a manager I have a negative opinion of?

I am part of a team of 5 software development engineers in a large multinational company. Last week there was a screw up. A customer escalation came in on Monday, my manager was specifically tagged in ...
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Will I lose my job by saying I can't work certain hours? [closed]

So I've been trying incredibly hard to try to get this job since before the pandemic and I am finaly able to start working after completing a slew of trainings. The problem is I'm still in highschool ...
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How can I more effectively deal with a needy coworker.?

I took my present position while in the process of recovering from a brain injury/stroke. My position is well below my abilities but I took it because I needed a low stress environment, and stayed ...
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Managing startup, how to control stress levels?

I work in small startup company, during the sprints we have very stressful atmosphere, caused by short deadlines and underslept personnel. How can I handle or at least mitigate this situation as a ...
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Is it okay to ask an employee for interview tips on LinkedIn?

I've been selected for the second round of interview at a company (Data Engineer position). I asked the HR about what the round would entail - she gave a generic answer that it would be a technical ...
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Should I leave my current job?

I make a minor mistake, something very minuscule, a few times a day like a typo/template error etc. However, every few weeks or so, I make a mistake where my boss may need to confront me after ...
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Disrespectful exchange with company Director, currently feeling unmotivated and am unsure what to do

Background: I've been at my current place of employment for 18 months as a developer. I have in that time made some mistakes as I'm sure someone with the same tenure would, but I've had a lot more ...
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How to find major customers of particular worldwide public company (Introductions)? [closed]

I was trying to get in touch with best possible corporate law firms - the local ones in the same country as where target public company is. The goal was to ask a law firm to introduce me and our own ...
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Should I Accept Responsibility For Unclear Technical Issue?

I have been working at my company for a number of years and have recently been accepted to begin training for another role where my principal duty will be to negotiate contracts with third parties. ...
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How to negotiate with a stubborn coworker?

I work in small team of 8 developers and we do not have direct management because of our small numbers. We are more or less self managed. We make heavy use of version management, IDEs and all sorts of ...
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How to constructively address someone yelling at you in the workplace?

At work, someone yelled at me and spoke in a very rude way. The background was another supervisor told me to use a certain computer for a specific task, but this one thought it took too long and I ...
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Can we follow up our probation result?

So I've already worked for 3 months (probation), and today is the end of my probation. Well I haven't heard any result from HR / my boss (boss is in a different office because of corona) and I have ...
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Should I tell my boss that I like the job but I'm homesick?

My Workplace I work in a very agile environment in an IT agency, where I was given responsibility within a short period of time after graduation. My boss (CEO) often tells me that he likes my unique ...
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How to improve ability to ask intelligent questions

Background I've been working as a Software Developer for about 4 years now, 3 of those being in an apprenticeship (Germany). Things are going very well for me. My direct supervisor is very happy with ...
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Switching roles within the same company but with obligations with the former

I currently work in the higher education space and recently got an adjunct faculty position (through my current position, for a semester). This teaching position runs from August to December. I have ...
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Senior executive visit to see me? [duplicate]

On Tuesday afternoon I received an invite via administrative assistant to meet with our senior executive my boss’s boss’s boss in three weeks. She wanted to make sure that I’ll be back from vacation ...
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Laid off and can't find job [closed]

Discovered myself in situation I did not anticipate. I worked as embedded, constrained system developer for about decade and a half, to be blunt I got laid off and can't find job. I do not know what ...
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How to stay relevant as programmer in long term

I am 29-year-old programmer. One thing I noticed with passage of time is that I'm not as ambitious, sharp and energetic as I was at the start of career. My job becomes more demanding as I age and ...
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Meeting with my Boss’s Boss’s Boss? [closed]

On Tuesday afternoon I received an invite via administrative assistant to meet with our senior executive my boss’s boss’s boss in three weeks. She wanted to make sure that I’ll be back from vacation ...
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What to do when you discover that the company you're about to have a job interview with recruited ex-colleagues that you can't stand? [closed]

I'm currently working for company A, and am slowly but surely starting to look for a new job. At company A, I've been assigned to a big project that isn't going exactly well, one of the reasons being ...
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How can I gracefully exit my work's Fantasy Football league?

My department began setting up a Fantasy Football League, which I impulsively signed up for. I admitted to the person setting up I do not know much about Football, nor watch it, but was encouraged to ...
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Is there a way to get coworker to cut back on his annoying macho stories?

The company I work for also owns nightclubs. Due to COVID the nightclubs shutdown. A bunch of their staff got transferred to where I'm now working. There is one former doorman (call him Tim) who is ...
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Was I wrong to tell an interviewer I work night shift and recently woke up? [closed]

I work night shift, so I wake up in the afternoon around 3:00pm-4:00pm to go work at night. I scheduled an interview with a company in the afternoon, and since this is technically my morning I was a ...
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Following up on an old email from a recruiter

I received a job offer in late April from a foreign company. Due to the situation with COVID and the fact that at that time I was busy with my final degree project, I was told by the recruiter that it ...
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Official warning by a manager for how I spend my vacations: escalate or ignore?

I have about 20 years of job experience and I’ve been working for my current company for 3 and half years. Throughout my career I've used this pattern for my vacations: the last working day before a ...
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How should I deal with my team member who tries to copy?

I have been working in a company for a year and a half now, after 6 months of work the company decided to hire one more person to help me and project. My colleague is so weird, We both software ...
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Should I tell my employer I have ADD?

I have been working at this company for over 2 years. I always had issues focusing at work, but I always managed to get work done on time (this is when I worked at the office, sometimes working ...
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Alienated by team manager

I currently am going through bad situation. Our manager was laid off and replaced by other manager which is way younger than previous one somewhere around mid 20s. Problem is that I often get ...
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How to cushion blow of joining an avalanche of resignations?

Over the last 2 months, many of the top performing employees have left my current company. They each had different "official" reasons for leaving, but the timing of it is pretty obvious (it ...
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Is it rude or odd for a recruiter not to supply further job details when asked?

I've had an interaction with a recruiter that I found slightly odd and off-putting, but I can't make up my mind as to whether I'm reading too much into it or not. Any advice would be much appreciated. ...
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Is it unprofessional to accuse someone of being “snarky” in a work chat?

An external colleague asked me if I was "being snarky?" when I told one of his report I had already sent them something they asked for. Am I right to find this unprofessional? For context I ...
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How can I feel less intimidated by younger colleagues?

I work as a game developer. I work mostly on visual novels, fighters, shooters and arcade games. Each year the workplace is more and more dominated by younger folks and fewer and fewer seniors. I ...
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Should I provide support to a former department for a project I developed but they didn't pay me for?

So for the background I worked for a department for 2 years and in my field its considered top of the line work. But I also have other non related technical skills and developed a crucial scheduling ...
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How to prepare team for layoff?

Our team consists of about 15 developers, we basically act as in house dev ops and think tank for our company. Our performance was fine until recently, but slowly it started to decline, and so did ...
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How to professionally decline a promotion when I want to quit?

I've been offered a promotion as several people have left/will be leaving. I've been looking for other jobs and have asked for some time to think it over. Unfortunately, I'll have to give an answer ...
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Excluded from extra work activities

Currently I am working in a small team of six developers. Colleagues are often having short talks and flashbacks related to extra work activity (work related decisions they made while not at work), ...
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How to praise other people's work without sounding patronizing or insincere?

I recently started working with someone who throws around a lot of light praise to others, such as "good job on that!" "nice work" or "keep it up". He seems sincere but ...
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How to make coworker more accountable

I am struggling with a team where no one wants to take accountability. I have spoken to team at least 10-15 times & gave them piece of my mind. Never heard anything back from them. They never came ...
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Change of the hairstyle had dramatic effects on personal relations [closed]

To provide some background I work in tech job which overlaps with academia, think mix of college, software and IT company, I`ve been quite fond of horizontal mobility, flexibility and ability to ...

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