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How to deal with colleague after argument?

My colleague and I have been working closely on a project and always had a good working relationship. However, recently my colleague was affected by some personal problems and the personal issue ...
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Is it unprofessional to blindly follow the management ideas? (if that's the company culture)

I'm a senior software engineer with a good understanding of the business. My manager has a business focus and comes with requests that are clearly not feasible. I have a good list of records that my ...
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Current salary is 15% below the range on updated job posting

I accepted my current job as a junior software engineer offer in December of 2022. California's SB 1162 went into effect on January 1, 2023 so there was no stated salary range on the job description ...
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Seating Arrangement

My Department has had a move around after me working there for 15 months. I have always sat with my back to a wall and facing anyone that comes towards me this is because of the nature of work HR/...
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Who's responsibility is it to make sure assets get returned?

I was laid off from my regular job and have been working part time contracts for a staffing agency. The other day I was asked to hand out flyers for a new businesses. Overall the work went well but ...
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Thanking admin/HR for deadline exceptions

I just finished grad school at a large public university, although this question is more about workplace etiquette than anything specific to academia. Due to a combination of poor planning and ...
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How do you best deal with the boss that has no design experience?

As a software developer tasked with design responsibilities at our organization, I frequently encounter challenges in securing alignment between our design decisions and the preferences of our CEO. ...
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How common is voluntary (unauthorised) overtime during public holidays in the IT sector of Germany?

This is not a legal question. I am aware of the legislation regarding overtime in Germany; and there are plenty of posts here (e.g. WorkplaceSE/46653, WorkplaceSE/45108, etc.) that discuss the legal ...
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When applying for a job, should I mention that I previously declined a job offer from a sister company?

I have applied for a job at Company "A" a few months ago. The recruitment process went smoothly, and at the end I got a job offer. However, I politely declined the offer, since I also got a ...
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Dismissive and uncommunicative coworker when there are clear signs of tension

I have worked with a more junior coworker for some time and recently there has been both degradation in the quality of communication between he and me (curt answers, rude interruptions) and uptick in ...
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Is it wrong to keep looking?

After half a year of applying, I FINALLY got an interview that led to a job offer and it was a hybrid role, which was a huge plus since my wife just headed out on a 9 month deployment with the Army. ...
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How do I order signatures on a letter from my organization and 6 others?

I am writing a letter jointly from my employer and multiple interested organizations. The letter will feature the names of all heads of organisations but it will be using my employer's letterhead and ...
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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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Is it ok to interview with other companies after accepting a signed offer with little acceptance time

I recently received a job offer from Company A that only gave me the weekend to accept. When I asked for more time to think about, the company (for reasons) firmly said I had to accept by Monday. I ...
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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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Am I required to go into an employer to manage banking for pay they owe me after I no longer work for them?

I have been doing the run/call around all week to chase down my paycheck that my previous employer owes me...Checked everything on my end, called the bank to see if it maybe bounced (it didn't)... ...
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Seeking insight on work environment [closed]

I recently joined a healthcare institution of about 5000 employees as an Information Security Officer (my boss being CIO) and have encountered several situations that have led me to question the ...
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Successful project being taken by higher ranking VP - feel demoralized

Just the title really; Successful project being taken by higher ranking VP and I'm being asked to go back to my regular duties - I feel completely demoralized. Around Christmas, this huge gap was ...
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Remote Interviews, Face-to-Face Offers

As the title suggests, I had 4 rounds of interview which includes (two technical exams and interview, behavioral interview, culture fit interview) fortunately passed them all. I had a call that the ...
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Approach Sales Manager about fake reference list

I work for a manufacturing company (in EU), and it has come to my attention that the Sales Manager issued a reference list for a project on which I worked as a Senior Engineer. Upon review, I ...
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Am I in my rights to ask a colleague to not take notes on everything I say outside a meeting? [closed]

I'm a software engineer with 20+ years of experience. I am used to people taking notes in meetings and outside meetings and I have been more or less fine with that. I have a new colleague who ...
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How to handle a colleague who spends hours every day chatting about personal/home projects with me and other teammates

A colleague from a different team often spends hours discussing his personal projects with us during work hours. These projects, which are somewhat related to our field, become a frequent topic of ...
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My question "Why does one of the HR personnel is mad at me?" (2) [duplicate]

My 1st post got closed I don't know why, I am a newbie here. I hope those who commented on my post before could do it again here with their responds on my replies. So I am an intern right now together ...
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Why is one of the HR personnel mad at me even though I didn't do anything wrong?

I (F22) am an intern right now together with my 2 friends that are both female. The company and other employees are friendly except for this HR personnel. She's (F45+) so mad at me. Take note: ONLY AT ...
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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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Losing time due to my boss being consistently late

Hospital pharmacy hours as per contract are 7:30-2:30. Pharmacist arrives 15-35 mins late daily. I cannot clock in until the pharmacist is there as I’m just a technician and cannot legally work ...
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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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Addressing rude tone at work

I work for a large company. I was in a call and a team mate, who's a contractor from a well known consultancy (I am a FTE at the company) spoke to his peer (also from same consultancy) in a very ...
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Can I refuse to review the work of the team tech lead if I have a lower grade than they?

Long story short, I work as a data scientist in a small team. The working environment is quite unusual. Key facts: The lead data scientist's technical expertise wasn't checked during the interview (...
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How to deal with colleague making fun of my decisions [duplicate]

Context: I work as a developer and support specialist in a medium-sized business with a lot of offices around the country. We often get calls from different offices that require technical assistance ...
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How to handle an employee that responds to an email he is copied in on, but is not his responsibility to take that action?

I work in an industry where external emails come in where the senders will typically just throw a bunch of recipients' emails into the TO: and hope they get a response from any one of the parties (so ...
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Not invited into meeting where the fate of my project will be decided: should I forcibly attend?

I worked on this project for about half a year, but very unfortunately changes that are coming from my work touch parts of code belonging to another developer that is senior to me. While my solution ...
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Am I being unreasonable in not wanting meetings to be recorded?

There are some colleagues of mine who really love the idea of meetings being recorded, especially if they are out on vacation. I, on the other hand, feel incredibly uncomfortable in a recorded meeting;...
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I have code from my previous startup that my current employer needs - they want me to open source it [closed]

When I left my last corporate job, I started working on my own open source project. It was sort of a 'I can do it better/learning project'. I continued to work on it and even managed to score really ...
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How can I get my supervisor to recap discussions via email instead of in person despite reaching out and asking for communication in that way?

I’ve had to address a few concerns with HR and my manager regarding possible discrimination and unethical practices. My initial contact was made via email, and meetings were had almost immediately. At ...
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My senior management is wanting to place me on a PIP

As of yet I have not signed it, and I will admit to some of the issues being fair criticisms that I have been trying to improve upon; some have even merited my supervisor's admission that they have ...
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Working with arrogant perfectionist tech lead on another team

I'm working on a large project that involves two teams: a software engineering team, and a devops team. The engineering team builds a product, and devops creates the infrastructure, build systems, ...
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How to Recommend Radical Product Change to an Organization

Some background: I’m about 8 years into my career with my current company, a large multinational based in the US. I’ve been working with a group of about 150 people for most of my time here. Our scope ...
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Teammate keeps clearing throat during video calls

My teammate clears their throat multiple times during meetings, and it's usually pretty loud and right into their microphone. No one's said anything about it, but I've noticed some people pausing ...
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Is it appropriate to give christmas cards to colleagues?

I've been thinking about giving some holiday/Christmas cards to some colleagues in my team, as it is the end of the year and most, if not everyone in the office is taking time off. Just to note that I'...
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Dealing with antisemitism at a networking event

I was at a holiday networking mixer and was talking with a middle eastern man about unrelated business talk, a couple people floated in, and the conversation turned to global economic events, and then ...
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Is having 0 motivation and 10% work performance and not resigning OK? [closed]

I entered a company last month and I have 5 years of previous experience in that area. But there is a 4 year gap before entering this company. They give me 2 projects and said, work on these. They ...
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Is there a polite way to say "I am not going to be convinced this is a good idea, but I can also see you won't either. Go ahead without my blessing"?

This is an issue I come into at work sometimes which is awkward. I have a habit of having strong opinions that I feel are from years of expertise in the field or in the product. I also know that I ...
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Whom should I go to if I have a complaint about the assistant director of the company I work for?

I’m a in home caregiver. I work for an agency that assigns me my clients. We have had a tremendous turnover in our office support staff. I have not met or been introduced to any of the staff now in ...
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Should I pay for dinner to pay back a dinner from 3 years ago?

A few years ago at a conference I was all but certain I was about to get fired so I refused to spend too much money eating out. My co-worker paid the entire bill at a steakhouse for us to eat dinner ...
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Work forcing me to attend a Christmas Party

So I work for I suppose we can say "Small company" with less than 70-80 employees. We've been told we must attend the Christmas party and in doing so we'll be given a day off (to attend) and ...
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Resignation vs Termination

I recently was told by my supervisor to hand in my resignation or get fired after my 6-month probation with a bad report. The last statement really took me aback, because it sounded more like a threat....
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Giving credit to a colleague in a presentation that I was selected for

I recently gave a presentation with all the people within my department to several managers (mid-way up my org.) After that I was emailed, along with a select few, to repeat this presentation, in ...
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I felt mistreated during the interview. How should I proceed?

In this round, we discussed the technical solutions I provided. I am confident in my expertise in this area. While the interviewer pointed out some minor errors, which I anticipated due to the time ...
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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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