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Questions relating to questions unbecoming and / or inappropriate in a professional work environment. Dishonesty, harassment, and discrimination are examples, among many other behaviors.

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Name of problem with an interviewer and should training be warranted? [on hold]

If an interviewer interjected often during an interview with um, eem or I see, aha and so on, all quiet and under their breath, would you think this is proper? Also, can you tell me if there is a ...
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Should I tell a training center about my company's name? [closed]

I am going to a join a training institute to get expertise on some skill. A weird quirk about this is that the trainer might be interested in knowing in which company I work. I am not interested in ...
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I fear I am being set up to be fired by my direct manager. How to save my job?

I've received nothing but praise for months since I started working as a developer at this company. I've introduced a few changes (scrum, Slack, peer review) that upper management loves. Suddenly, ...
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Offensive language/behavior from co-worker in online game

I am a fresh-out-of-college student and a huge gamer. I recently got a job towards the end of this summer and met my team, which consists of a number of people who are in their late 50s. As I am a ...
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How to complain effectively / warn others about company which arranges online interview, and the recruiter doesn't even show up - twice? [closed]

Acknowledging that this is not strictly "workplace", I'm looking for a way to warn others and make the company under question feel some little social pressure. You may say I'm looking for a ...
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How can I not take bugs found in software I work on personally? [closed]

For a while, I'm being reported of strange bugs that are related to my code but once I investigate, I find those could not be eventually bugs. Example: some data is NULL in the database, but the ...
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My manager is obstructing me from doing my job, and it's creating a hostile environment. Where can I draw the line without appearing insubordinate? [closed]

I work in the IT department of a small company, and over the past year, my original manager left, leaving me with a new manager who is not particularly fond of me. For the most part, my new manager ...
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Being indecisive to report the immediate manager to HR manager before leaving the company

I have been working for a company in South East Asia for the last 8 months. The company is large with poor sense of organization (it's very chaotic, but I like it as I get to work with some ...
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4answers
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How to deal with a colleague who harasses me for seemingly no reason?

I started working on this big company last February as an external consultant. I'm in an office with 3 other external consultants and we all offer a similar service for our client. From the start, ...
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How should I approach my store manager about a colleague's lie?

The fairly new manager of our retail store relies heavily on the office manager, who knows the ins & outs of the store more fully. I recently found out that the office manager told the manager ...
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Disrespected by more senior employee

I recently started working doing CAD tasks for a more experienced engineer. I work in Europe. I am 26, male. The engineer appears to be in his mid-to-late thirties, also male. He is highly ...
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Newly assigned work, unclear demands, what should I do?

My situation is a combination of incompetent bosses and unclear demands, and a lack of efficient communication. I work in a startup with 3 engineers, 2 of them are 50% shareholders (and friends) and I ...
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What should I say to a client when my boss is almost explicitly telling me to lie?

I have recently moved into a project manager position and am getting used to timelines and deadline talk. My boss who actually meets with clients before a project is greenlit has promised a client ...
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Current employer is blacklisting me via HR at another company [duplicate]

What recourse do I have if I know that a current employer is blacklisting me via HR at another company? I know by cross-checking people I know don't like me at current company and people who are ...
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Most professional way to answer calls from colleagues

I answer my phone at work with hello, but I have been told by a friend that is very unprofessional, I should answer with my just first name/last name, maybe adding @my workplace. It seems very stiff ...
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How do I deal with my coworker using my work computer in my absence? [closed]

A couple days ago I found out whenever I'm out of the office (meetings, vacation, etc), that one of my coworkers have straight up been using my work computer in addition to their own work computer ...
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Should I report to new colleagues company and if so, how? [closed]

My Colleague has resigned from our company and I’m concerned that her new employer does not know of her actions. She has ‘ghost called’ for several years and always had a way to explain her way out. ...
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How to handle colleagues who are unwilling to write a bug report?

I'm working as a software developer at a small-ish company (~50 employees). My main project is a mobile app. I have most of my colleagues on the alpha test channel and customers do not have access to ...
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How do I deal with an autistic employee who criticizes teammates publicly and doesn't understand the harm in doing so?

I have a very autistic person in my team who quite often criticizes his teammates in public emails, causing lots of complaints. We are in a Nordic country and it is not very common to fire people ...
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Dealing with a scrum master who undermines the development team

I'm hoping for some help in dealing with a scrum master who is directly going against the wishes of the development team. The scrum master in question has an approach which puts completion of sprint ...
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6answers
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Leaving the company, won't be paid for summertime forced overtime [closed]

So the situation is,I'm leaving my company in three weeks as I was very underpaid for my experience and I found a fairly good opportunity. Even though I want to do it gracefuly, the situation is ...
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Is it inappropriate to help an employee outside of work?

I have been known to be a compassionate person. Sometimes it overflows into my work. I'm a regular manager at a restaurant (nothing too important, just running shifts, blah blah blah), who has mostly ...
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How to react when your colleague answers questions instead of you?

I have a situation: sometimes a people from different offices in our company send emails and include a lot of people including my colleague and ask some questions related to my project. Usually, I ...
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How do deal with employees who keep asking advance payments for made up reasons? [closed]

I manage two employees who work under contract. They report everything to me including work progress and payments. The problem is they repeatedly bring up personal issues like sick family member, no ...
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How do I communicate to a problem employee that they are being moved to a field office?

As a recently promoted IT manager in a middle sized company, I've been asked to nominate a person who will have to change office and provide assistance to our teams working in the field. I consider ...
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Should I take an offer that solves my problem, but giving my coworkers more burden?

I'm a Java web developer working for more than 3 years. I developed web apps but never did operations. Meanwhile, employees are getting out one by one, and an operation work came to me; Legacy servers ...
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Racism in Workplace [closed]

I'm an immigrant Indian ethnic, Software Engineer, working in Australia. I work as developer building iOS Apps. But my reporting manager thinks, "Indians" can't write good code. They may be good for ...
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Can I tell a company that a recruiter was unprofessional?

This follows on from this question: Two recruiters have contacted me about the same position. One suggests the other is unreliable. How do I handle this? I contacted the company in question and was ...
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I made a claim against my previous employer underpaying me. Now they threaten my career. [UK] [closed]

I handed in my resignation to my old employer on May the 8th. I started my new job on June the 11th. Later in June, I received a letter saying they won't be paying me. I argued it and it's not an ...
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How should I handle negative interactions with my direct manager?

I am having a hard time with my direct manager, and I would appreciate it if you let me know your opinion about the email I have received from him today. I want to make sure that my understanding is ...
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How to work with a senior colleague that you have bad chemistry with?

I work as a junior-ish software developer in a small team inside a fairly large company. We've recently hired a new senior software developer. He is very good at what he does, with lots more ...
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Extremely rude follow-up email from CEO [closed]

I work as a researcher for a startup company. We are into research and I report to my CTO. The company consists of a handful people. I required three letters from my CEO and emailed him three weeks ...
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Coworker stalking us with company camera [closed]

I have a co-worker, this one is the wonderful sort that shirks about, can't do more than one task at a time, and decided to report every wrong move by anyone else in the cubicle farm. The worst part ...
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How to proceed with very poor working culture and very little employment options

I have a friend I want to help but I am not sure I have enough knowledge to do it. He works in a field where it's very hard to find a job. He and all the friends he's made this past 2 years (I know ...
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Does mockery in the workplace help with employee bonding [closed]

I have a few questions regarding the workplace as I am quite new. The employees in the company do not really treat each other with 'respect'. My colleagues mock each other in the workplace during ...
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Untrue/misrepresented accusation of physical harassment

I work at a small company and a few months ago this incident occurred: I was excited and wanted to quickly show my colleague something who was standing nearby. As what I wanted to show him was ...
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How to ask for feedback on job performance from former employer?

I worked as facilitator and support staff for an outdoor program at a college for three years. The director of the outdoor program has often friended my coworkers and classmates but treated me ...
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Deal with unprofessional behaviour of a colleague? [closed]

We have one colleague who is always watching us. Hes not the boss, but just a colleague. Ive had several issues with him. To give an example: Once after lunchtime he came to me, stopped me, pointed ...
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Friend fired over inappropriate comment but they won’t tell him [closed]

I have a friend at work who was at a sales meeting overseas . We were all drinking and I think he said some lewd comments . He was fired after 15 years with the company with no warning. And they did ...
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Getting Point Across During Meetings with National Debater?

We have weekly meetings of around 10 people. One of those 10 people has won various debate tournaments and qualified for national debate competitions in his past. As a result, whenever we are deciding ...
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How to interact with a colleague who failed and blamed others for it?

I started my first job after university last September in an industrial company. I work as a programmer in a team of three people (only development). In October, a colleague of mine -- let's call him "...
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Can a boss request from IT to change your password and log on your PC as you? [closed]

My Boss requested from IT to change my corporate password while I was out of office without telling me. He used the new password to log on my PC as me and copied my project (I don't know what else he ...
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What to do when you catch your co-worker sleeping?

Background info I was hired as an engineer at a company. My duties are outside in the construction site we're at, and a lot of documentation and "office" related work as well. Above me is an on-site ...
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Raise complaint against manager about to leave in 2 weeks? [closed]

Manager is unprofessional, sexist and racist, but he will be leaving the company in 2 weeks. Should I complain about him to HR? A new Engineering Manager took charge of our team about 8 months ago. ...
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How to fix a weird relationship at work

I got hired around 6 months ago. But I started to have a difficult relationship with my mentor from the first weeks. He got interested in me and tried to get close to me and I rejected him for two ...
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How to deal with noisy and arrogant co-worker with the attitude? [duplicate]

There are lot of question related to noisy co-worker but this one (in my opinion) differ in the fact that the co-worker I'm dealing with is displaying an attitude. I told him that he is loud and ...
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How to handle this workplace harassment? [closed]

I am asking on behalf of my colleague. She started working with this company four years back. She is the finance manager. From day one she faced sexual harrasment from her boss. Little history, She ...
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Unprofessional, immature, credibility killing co-worker [closed]

I love my job. I work with at risk youth during the school year; teaching soft skills and preparing students for their next steps in life During the summer myself and my two colleagues facilitate an ...
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What is the proper way to treat impolite colleague [closed]

Question: Is it normal in the western/European culture to be pointing your index finger at an older colleague? For my culture. It is considered rude. Update 4April2018: Thank you everyone for your ...
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What are my obligations towards company while resigning [closed]

I submitted my resignation yesterday and it was not smooth at all. I want to discuss it a little bit and get feedback on my side. So first I submitted by E-Mail. I planned of sending an email to give ...