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How do I handle meetings where someone has a thick accent I cannot understand?

I've recently been assigned to manage a different team at my work space, and have been put in charge of running the update meetings for that team. I haven't yet gotten to know the team members very ...
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How to Help Employee Who Is Struggling

At the organization I work for, some of our workforce is students from a nearby university, and I supervise a handful of these students. This is my first time supervising people and for the most part ...
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How to deal with someone I supervise not holding their direct reports accountable?

I have a direct report who is not experienced at managing people. I see one of their direct reports not living up to expectations, producing mediocre work, not working full time even though she is ...
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What could be the reason new supervisor who is not my supervisor replied to my email and copied my supervisor and the department manager?

I work in the United States. I work in the loan servicing department at a bank. I split duties between mortgage servicing and consumer loan servicing. There is a mortgage supervisor who is my direct ...
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How can I make my point that the amount of time I consumed was justified?

I work as a Ph.D. researcher. My supervisor told me to implement a web application in Flask that: take inputs (project name, protein sequence, secondary structure, email-id) from the user save those ...
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How to keep good professional relationship with manager whom I like

I have a team lead who is very rude and unprofessional. I joined a new company and was mentally abused a lot before I complained to my manager about him. The team lead has been promoted to my manager ...
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Working for one company and reporting to someone in another company

We were recently acquired by an "umbrella" company. Are there legal concerns when we hire someone for our company where their payroll and benefits come from our company, but they are ...
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Should I accept my supervisor's tasks?

I work in a small data entry company with 10 employees. My responsibility is to check the files completed by the 10 employees. I do it with in-house software and mostly with Microsoft Excel. My ...
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How to interpret a "Thank you for all your hard work" statement before actual completion of work?

When your supervisor or team lead says, thank you for all your hard work towards the end of the project , but the project has not concluded and some work still pending, are they being sarcastic or ...
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A peer "gives" me tasks in public and makes it look like I work for him

Summary: I have a manager "Alan". "Bob" is not my manager but during meetings he often gives me tasks and talks about his participation in my work. I feel uncomfortable but my ...
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What to do when supervisor doesn't follow the time schedule?

I currently work in a company with ~10 people. My supervisor is also one of the business owners. My job description is related to product management, where I have to prepare tech specifications, ...
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How do you deal with a boss who assigns you work but wants you to learn the technologies in your personal time?

Boss assigned a friend of mine some task which requires learning several different technologies. He's asked him to make progress on the project during office hours and learn the actual technologies in ...
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Questions regarding job application, supervisor's name, and may we contact question

I am an international applicant based in Europe, and I am going to apply for a teaching position at a US university. In the online application we are required to upload documents such as CV, cover ...
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Responding to Pressure to be more Productive

So I'm having an issue with my supervisor with whom I have been working, as a naval architect, for 6 months now. He expects work to be delivered at a certain pace which I find difficult to do. This is ...
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How to respond to my supervisor when they say my work is poor quality, without providing any evidence of that?

This question is somehow related to my previous one or even could be considered as a continuation of that. As I described in my previous question, I'm hired for my current position in a university in ...
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How can I deal with a supervisor that constantly blames the previous manager that hired me initially?

I work in a university in the US. I was hired by a person that left last year for a better position somewhere else. My previous manager invited me to join him in his new position and have a role equal ...
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New Thinking Behaviours?

I started a new job as a trainee auditor and so far I’m enjoying it. I’ve not made any major mistakes but one thing that is clear to me is that I have to change the way I think about the job. I’m sort ...
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