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How to handle a co-worker using Microsoft Teams incorrectly

I work in a small company (10-15 employees). Approximately a year and a half ago we took on employees who work remotely and, as such, we started using Microsoft Teams. Internally we are two teams, ...
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My manager is leaving and I'm taking over his role, how should the handover work?

I've been working for this company for three years and due to recent restructure my manager has decided to leave and I have been offered the opportunity to take over his role once he leaves. So my ...
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Criticized for doing my job too well

Our company has had a big problem with people not taking our mandatory online training seriously. Even though the higher-ups try to stress how important it is, people will usually flip through a 4-...
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Handing off (to another team) support processes - how to communicate that not everything can be part of a “checklist”?

Summary: I'm a developer, and currently also do support for the stuff I develop. Due to organisational reasons I'm being asked to hand off the 'support' function to a dedicated support team, but they ...
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Can my new employer require me to sign an agreement agreeing to repay training costs provided by another employee if I terminate by end of year?

I started my position in February and was presented today, 3/5/2020, with an "Employment Agreement" which states, in part, "If the employee terminates employment prior to December 31, 2020, liquidated ...
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Asking for help with work - manager/ supervisor doesn't seem interested

Some background I'm a junior/ graduate developer (trained in JS, C++ & Swift while at university) working in a SAP development role. This is my first graduate job, although I have worked for a ...
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What to do when the manager of neighbouring team wants me to help out but not willing to train me

So the structure in our team is that several managers work under a senior manager, and each manager is in charge of one or two analysts. I am an analyst under Manager A, but sometimes Manager B comes ...
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How to approach boss about training delivered by Seniors who are knowledgeable but don't know how to train people - and impact on my mental health?

I've worked at an IT company as a consultant for a little more than a year and I currently work at a customer's office who's really happy with me. My boss put me forward for an in-house training, ...
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How to teach more junior team members to keep informed of company news and important events?

I am a fairly senior member of the information security team at my company. Due to my previous experience, I have been asked by my manager to help mentor / train some of the more more junior members ...
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Got promoted to a software engineer II and now have $2500 to spend on professional development. The amount resets in February, so short timeline [closed]

I am an Canadian/American (dual citizen) software engineer who got a promotion last week to level 2 at my company. Along with that comes $2500 in professional development. My problem is that at my ...
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Unfair training contract

I attended a training course last year which cost about 12,000 US dollars. Also I signed a 3-year contract which means I need to repay part of training fee if I leave the company within 3 years. But ...
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How to tactfully tell manager I can't start as soon as he wants me to

I am starting a new job. It had been my understanding that each piece of paper work required would take at least 5 days to process. This gave me expectations as to what the start date would be. I ...
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Surprisingly, I got student finance - How could I approach management? [closed]

Got myself into quite a unique situation & would appreciate some different perspectives on my options. My Situation I work full-time for a small aerospace company working as an Electronic ...
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Should I provide my employee company-paid training/conferences for non-work-related skills?

I am a manager of a software developer whom I really want to retain because he is a high performer and a joy to work with. In our 1:1 meetings, he has expressed the desire to learn a skill which is ...
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Keeping proof of requests from coworkers

If a colleague asks me for something (for example to show them how to use something), is it ok for me to ask them to send me an e-mail with their request, and then for me to answer them also in ...
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How can I train a replacement without letting my bosses and the replacement know?

I am networking to change jobs. I want to train a replacement at my current job. I have identified the person. I need to have more one-on-one time with that coworker, but it is challenging to arrange. ...
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Out of the blue I received a training offer

Back to my previous question Asking for training during annual performance review about 2 years ago. I am still with the same company for personal reasons that didn't allow me to move to another ...
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Will an increase in job-hopping cause there to be fewer experts everywhere? [closed]

I learned a tremendous amount from a few people who had been at my last job for 30+ years. Also there was a library of forgotten knowledge in old reports they pointed me to, that none of the co-...
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Worried about applying for a more technical job with no experience

So I have a lot of experience in IT. I've used computers for all of my entire life, not just browsing the web and using Office, but really tinkering with Windows, Linux, servers, some hacking, web ...
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Company can't pay additional education/courses coming months

I work at an European company for 1,5 years now (50-100 employees) and I'm the only one in my job role. Management has a "learning by experience" mentality which means you just learn by doing, not by ...
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Hiring Someone Your Level or Above

I’m a low-level employee at a tech company. A few minor promotions, but not a lead or manager. I am the senior most (of 2) in my department in my office. Our boss (director level) works remotely, but ...
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Trainee keeps missing deadlines for independent learning

We have a trainee that needs to learn a lot of tech. We decided that she takes online courses with exercises independently, before touching in-house stuff. In the beginning we talked about schedules, ...
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How Do I Motivate a Junior Developer?

Background I'm a Team Lead for a software development department and about 4 months ago I began aggressively spearheading an internal program to hire and train up junior developers, specifically ...
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To what extend should I disclose the reason why I’m not staying with the company that trained me

I‘m currently doing a traineeship and I’m really unhappy with it, so much so that I’m considering to end it every day but I’m trying to pull through until I can end it prematurely while still getting ...
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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 to start learning management [closed]

I was recently offered an opportunity to move from individual contributor to manager. I have no experience as a manager. I asked my manager for recommendations about how to learn management, but ...
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Future boss placed me in a business meeting under a pretense before my start date, then was disappointed I didn't meet his expectations

Background I'm an architect and very outgoing, but got tired of the same old same old with architecture firms. I picked up a new Architectural Sales job in Brooklyn and I will be transfering over ...
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Receive training before getting a job offer?

I've been going through the hiring process at a small local company. I passed the interview, and completed a 2 hour "trial period" where I demonstrated my ability to learn and do the actual work (...
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How to break the cycle of being a “load bearing employee” because of no time to cross-train others because of constant deadlines?

Edit: I considered this question (How to protest a deadline that is too short?) as a suggested duplicate, but in my situation there is no realistic way to 'protest' a deadline, since there's no real ...
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Communicating to employer that commitment-/retention-agreement is legally void

Background: I´m located in Germany. Four years ago, I started a master program next to work which ended two years ago. The cost for the program was $50k of which I paid half, and the other half was ...
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What could happen should i refuse to sign an unreasonable employee sponsorship contract?

I was asked by my company to attend a training course provided by a third party, the aim of the course was to provide me with sufficient training in order to achieve a particular qualification. I ...
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Is an emloyee training a challenge for HR or any other manager? How to make it efficient? Are there any specific tools? [closed]

I would like to know what are the most frequently met problems while onboarding and training employees in organizations with 1000+ employees. How to deliver important information to them and make sure ...
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Is it okay to share notes made at work? [closed]

If I learn a new technology at work (Ruby on Rails), and I learned it completely from publicly available websites, does that knowledge belong to my company? Am I allowed to teach others that ...
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Quitting my job when I have professional training soon [closed]

I have been with my company for a year and I don’t really like my job anymore. I am tired of it. Problem is that 6 months ago they promised me a really good professional training of three days, and ...
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How are corporate training different from college education [closed]

As said in the title, my question is how corporate training is different from college education. Does it have major differences? I think both way we learn the same things.
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How do I find out if or how I can get accepted for internal training?

tl;dr: I applied for and was rejected from an internal training program and they won't tell me why. How do I find out? There is an internal training program at my workplace that I would like to ...
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How can assist to balance the energy of more junior team members?

I work in the information security team at my company in a senior role. I have been asked by my manager to coach / train new and more junior members of the team. A somewhat common occurrence I have ...
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Dialog between manager and employee is mostly about discipline in technical sense when it should actually be about the employees skills

I am a technical lead for a team of consultants. We have a colleague who joined 1.5 years ago and has severe performance and some disciplinary problems. This employee has also a conflict with me - he ...
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How to politely refuse in-office gym instructor for steroids and protein

In my office, the in-house gym instructor asked me to have protein, amino and steroids. Almost twice a week he insists that I use those. From my experience, I don't want to use those things at all, ...
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Asking for language class sponsorship from manager

I have been recently hired as a part-time developer (Student Worker) in Germany. The company has treated me very well since the beginning. However, some of colleagues are not comfortable to ...
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My current employer wants me to train another member of staff which is outside of contract

I'm self-employed working remotely as a software developer, but have been working for the same software company almost exclusively for ~3 years. My boss has asked me to train another staff member on ...
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How to help new team member with security best practices without escalation to management

I currently work on the Information Security team at my employer and have been working at my company for about 4 years. Recently a new member joined the team, who per his resume has about 1.5 years of ...
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How to get more concrete, specific, tangible feedback?

I am receiving training for an in person sales position. The trainers feedback was that I appeared stiff. I asked him what I could do differently to appear less stiff and he just said "It looks like ...
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UK temporary agency worker training full time permanent colleague

Good evening everyone, I reside in the UK and I have been working on behalf of an agency for a company on a temporary basis for 6 months now. Recently (2 months ago) a new colleague with no ...
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Getting training on a job with a child on the way

I am a recent graduate in Physics (Bachelors), and will be entering the job realm in a couple of weeks. I have notice many places require training where I may have to leave my family to obtain. I also ...
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Company forcing employee to take courses outside working hours. What to do?

My friend Jim is a full-time employee at Company X. Recently, he was handed a document by the company, stating that he has to complete a number of online courses each year, in order to get the ...
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Employer has offered a promotion and training, but I am planning on leaving in 8 months - should I take? [duplicate]

I have been working at this company for almost a year now, and I have been offered a promotion and training to go with. My old job here will be cut, that is part of the reason why I have been offered ...
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Stuck in Wordpress [closed]

First of all, apologies if it isn't the right place to write this. I've been following StackExchange for years, but I just decided to sign up and I'm not familiar with posting. I'm a web developer ...
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Learning and development in billable focused IT/development consulting company

In the IT consulting organisation for which I work, to stay ahead of the competition we have a constant need to develop our team's technical skills in new languages and frameworks. However, the ...
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Should I be earning a new job title or a raise for training an intern?

Background I work as a full-time mid-level web developer for a company that makes significant income. I currently make ~70-80k which is pretty middle of the line for my location. The owner of the ...

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