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Questions about the interactions of employees in a group

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Can I gracefully skip part of a work outing?

I have just started a job 4 days ago (hooray!). The model of my team is a "startup within a big corporation," so we work in a coworking space separate from the main campus, people are in and out a lot,...
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1answer
346 views

Feeling left out at work. What do I do?

I've been at the company for 2 months now, yet I feel so ostracised by my co-workers. In the first month, I tried fitting in by being proactive in involving myself with work events and socialising ...
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2answers
268 views

Gain managerial experience without making (or at least minimizing) mistakes [closed]

I have just been assigned to a new role in my company. It is not entirely different than my previous role, just that I have to manage people now and take more responsibility in projects. Basically, I ...
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4answers
2k views

How can I avoid the stigma associated with being late into work everyday?

I recently have started a new job. I commute in via train a fair distance but am never late (I usually got in around 15 minutes before my contracted start time). Recently, improvement works have ...
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3answers
347 views

How do I ask my manager about switching out of my current team?

My team is not a good fit for me due to no communication among other issues. I've clicked really well with another team and am interested in their work. What's the best way to be professional about ...
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2answers
445 views

How can I encourage my coworkers to produce better quality code? [closed]

I'm a team lead for a small group of programmers. We share several projects with other teams. Lately the quality of two other teams' code has deteriorated to the point where it is slowing us down and ...
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3answers
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Is it a problem that I am never considered for new opportunities at work? [closed]

I have worked for a private firm for the last 9 months. I find myself facing the below problems everyday: My ex-manager who resigned recently, did not convey a good image of me to the Executive Team. ...
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5answers
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How should I deal with my team member who shows extreme jealousy?

How to deal with my colleague who is very good, polite and respectful with me personally but when we are together in a group or with whole team, he is the first one to criticize or embarrass me. We ...
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4answers
616 views

Coworker presenting my work

Duplicate: That Q is closed as "not constructive" Background: I did work/research to implement a tool among my team. Team and management liked the results, tool was implemented successfully and we ...
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3answers
841 views

Freelance co-worker not doing anything at all [duplicate]

TLDR: Alice is not doing her job and I end up pushing all the activities and doing her tasks because I'm afraid of being let go. Should I inform management about this ? The backstory: I've been ...
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2answers
484 views

How to keep team members motivated when working with bad manager

I’ve been working for the same company for few years now, recently they hired a new manager and I was assigned to be part of his team, starting a new project. I’m a lead developer in that team and I’m ...
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9answers
20k views

When is it acceptable to share personal information I have about a coworker who disappeared? [closed]

This girl from my office kind of disappeared, she hasn't been in for 4 days now. Apparently nobody has her number or details either. The one person who has her details and would know where she is (...
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3answers
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Solo Developer: How to setup a new team environment to be ready for the future? [closed]

I have recently joined a growing enterprise on its way to 50 employees approx. 2 months ago as the first internal web developer of the company. Since I am the only one right now, it is going to be ...
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2answers
831 views

Project teammate having unrevealed problems and affecting performance

Some background: I work as a Software Manager in Singapore. We accept & develop software projects for client in a team. My project team and I have been working on a project for around 9 months ...
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1answer
1k views

New programmer is too active and unfocused on his role in project

Sometime ago I was put in some sort of teamlead role in our programmers part of team. And so I got two new programmers under my responsobility. Both of them have little previous job experience, but ...
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6answers
19k views

I've been asked to resign, how do I tell my team?

Due to various minor conflicts my manager has asked me to resign. Its a situation in which I'm really not a great fit for the team rather than any specific cause for termination. Because of that he ...
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2answers
1k views

How to manage a subordinate who hijacks meetings

I am an American who works for a public entity. I am on a three person team. It is me, my supervisor, and I just acquired an employee. So now I am a supervisor, as well. We recently absorbed the ...
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2answers
382 views

Situational help needed - Teasing colleagues

I faced a bad situation few days back. On a team outing, I asked a bad question and totally unaware that my question was wrong. My colleagues laughed out so loud and teased me so badly that I felt so ...
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2answers
1k views

How to talk to a coworker about not wearing shoes in the office

I have a new coworker who doesn't wear socks, and takes off his shoes in the office. This team is part of a major organization, on a client site, in a client building. Our HR department is located ...
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12answers
27k views

How to politely write 'I work best when working alone' in a CV

Usually in CV one would write how collaborative he is and how he appreciates a team work. At least, this is what most companies want to find in a candidate. In my own CV I would like to point out ...
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2answers
169 views

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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2answers
312 views

Fitting into the dynamics of the team

I recently moved to a new job as Software Developer. The technology is exciting and I love the work that I am doing. It has been 3 months, but I feel I am not able to fit into the people in the ...
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2answers
448 views

A colleague confided in me that she was [possibly] sexually harrassed by my manager, what can I do? [closed]

A couple of months ago a colleague of mine complained about one of our managers. The manager was disciplined for the inappropriate joke that he made. My colleague left the company shortly afterwards. ...
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1answer
330 views

How to work with a colleague who is jealous and always wants attention? [closed]

I am a developer, We have formed a new team 3 months ago. We are all, roughly, new to the company except one guy, who is the one other developer in the team. This guys wants to be always the best, ...
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3answers
593 views

Should I book a place on a conference when I know I will have resigned before attending?

On behalf of my current team - I have been accepted to present on our work at a research conference abroad. The cost of the conference will ~ $1500-$2000 once flights and expenses are accounted for....
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2answers
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How can I approach leaving a research Job before my paper is ready to be published?

I've been working at my current employer for the past 1.5 years - I've been in my current team for 1 year. We are a research team within a government department, and for the last year have undertaken ...
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2answers
417 views

How to handle other team members given credit for my work outside the team?

Context I've been working at this tech company for about 4 years as a software engineer and recently (~6 months ago) I transferred to a new team and have a new manager. My new team is responsible ...
0
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1answer
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PO (mostly) of a project dragging on; doubting team's decisions

TLDR: PO-like position (+ a little dev) in a project that drags on. Team members won't consider a less complex solution; after deadlines are missed and postponed, I suggest and proceed to implement ...
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3answers
409 views

Dealing with problematic SCRUM master/collegue [closed]

In Brief: I'm doing the same work all day and being passed over for more intersting work. I'd like to remedy this. I'm a member of a small Devops team. Team tasks can be roughly divided into two ...
5
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4answers
823 views

Another team doesn't do their job and affects my team

We are a startup and composed of a few teams including IT and marketing. Lately, the marketing team is not doing their job and affecting my team a lot. Basically, when they cannot do something, they ...
4
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1answer
1k views

Today is my last day at work but my colleagues don't know about it

I am leaving my job after just 6 months because of strong dissatisfaction with working conditions, and today is my last date at work and end of my notice period too. Last time an employee left the ...
0
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1answer
321 views

How to work only Day Shift?

I started this new job two weeks ago. In my online filled application, I checked the Night Shift box along with the Day Shift. I did not expect that the situation would be like now. So the manager ...
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1answer
1k views

Employer likely to introduce regular unpaid overtime soon. How to stop it before it is official?

This is a unique situation to other questions here, which are all in regard to unpaid overtime policies that are already in place. We have the opportunity to nip it in the bud but need to do it ...
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4answers
540 views

Handling monetary issues

In a few weeks from now, I would be in a senior position and would be handling a few activities of the team directly. The concern is not workplace per se, but it is more of dealing with money with my ...
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2answers
691 views

Manager trying to drag team into office politics

I am not a new employee in the company and I am part of a kind of a newly formed team with a newly promoted manager. The team overall is not performing well and she is the main reason (and some team ...
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3answers
245 views

Senior developer and design review feedback [closed]

I've been working in the software industry for around 7 years with above average skills. I have worked on many smaller projects, contributing at every layer end to end. I was asked to work on the low ...
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4answers
1k views

How to deal with employee who wants to use new frameworks in software for critical systems, but I don't

I think I initially agreed to use a new framework, but after risk analysis and audits on current software, I am hesitant to use a new framework (eg Angular) for critical systems. The current ...
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1answer
269 views

How to work with a team leader who doesn't communicate?

After a company reorganization our team has a new team leader, a 23 year old guy who has worked in this company for four years. The problem is that while he has a good understanding of the company ...
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6answers
2k views

Dealing with team members raising unsubstantiated accusations against new member

I have been made leader of my team at work 3 months ago. I have 5 team members to oversee. Person A, a brand new member of staff was added to our team around the same time I was made team leader. ...
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6answers
2k views

Helping a team member deal with my high standards

I'm the tech lead for our small and growing tech team. One of the first people we hired was a mid-level engineer and a little new to the full software-engineer setup: best practices, coding standards,...
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2answers
538 views

Other team members taking credit for my work [duplicate]

I am currently working on a project with another delivery manager. Set up is as follows Product owner who sets requirements 2 Delivery managers, myself and another (who works directly with product ...
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6answers
954 views

Should I tell my team / manager that the current mobile application is bad?

Some background information: I recently got my first full-time job as a Junior Mobile Developer (23 years old). I have been working in this industry for the last 4-5 years either as a freelancer or ...
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3answers
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How can I help team members be more discreet and judicious?

I am an IT Auditor and the lead for the team. Our team has access to very sensitive data such as: Audit findings Pen testing results / vulnerability scans Audit committee correspondence If some of ...
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13answers
37k views

Fair treatment for employees always late due to public transport

I have 4 people in my team who use Public Transport - trains. They live on different sides of town, so don't take the same lines. Two are always on time. The other two (coming from the opposite side) ...
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8answers
17k views

How to deal with a developer that has poor skills but with whom I get on well? [closed]

I'm a Tech Lead since 4 months, as a Freelance, for an end customer. One of "my" developer has really poor skills and, despite a severe amount of time spent to teach him and help him, I haven't ...
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1answer
288 views

What to do if your boss doesn't give you feedback [closed]

I have changed my team leader and after two months of work I've asked some feedback just to understand if i'm doing well and if we are both comfortable with this new team organization. He said that he ...
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2answers
419 views

How to ask for mentor-ship when starting a new job

I just joined a company in the US (350+ employee) as a Software Development Engineer. Within my team, I am the youngest and the least experienced. I like the department and the new job, and I would ...
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3answers
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How can I avoid heated arguments on controversial topics with colleagues at workplace? [duplicate]

At lunch time, tea break or whenever we take a small break from work at my office, my colleagues talk about everything under the sun. They usually start discussing about sensitive topics like one's ...
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2answers
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Asked to Contribute To Team Event

Recently my firm organized a holiday decorating contest as a friendly competition between teams. I am an employee, but my direct manager is offshore. A large majority of my work is spent with a team ...
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8answers
20k views

How do I give feedback when I know more about the topic than the presenter?

I believe I have specialized expertise in a specific area of technology. At work, I often have to sit through presentations given by others in the same area of technology that I have expertise on. ...