Questions tagged [unprofessional-behavior]

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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Embarrassment at work caused by a supervisor's reaction due to my shingles disease

I was recently diagnosed with shingles, I've done everything I've been advised to do by a doctor to minimize contact at work. Due to where the shingles has developed doctor has advised me I can return ...
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Should I report an inappropriate remark at work if my friend is the one who said it? [closed]

My employee/ friend made an inappropriate remark in front of another employee who was offended by the remark. I feel obligated to report it?
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Can my employer here in germany withhold money from my salary based on a mistake [closed]

I work minijob in germany as a receptionist in a hotel and my employer found a mistake that was made when another employee was working. She called me and said I need to be held equally responsible for ...
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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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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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How can I give feedback about unproductive one-on-ones with my manager?

I've been working at a large Fortune 500 organization for about 2.5 years. Everyone in the company has weekly one-on-ones with their manager for at least 25 minutes. Over that period of time I have ...
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Is it possible to be reimbursed for a car detail due to an unsanitary job site? [closed]

At my job I drive to, they have an ant infestation inside (kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms) and outside the property (parking lot & driveway) that had reached inside my car. This problem was ongoing ...
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Shall I consider a text response to an email as official one for leave request?

I sent my boss an email regarding personal issues I was having inside and outside of work, and I stated I wanted to use personal time off I had accumulated. Within the email, I also stated I would ...
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New employee In a small office environment exposed to huge culture issues

I have just finished my first week with what I see as a great company that is poised for tremendous growth. Currently there are only 4 full time employees, including myself, within the office and ...
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DO we all quit at the same time and ruin our corporation? [closed]

My colleagues and I are very dissatisfied with our pay as software developers, we at first talked about quiet quitting, we quiet quit, but as of later they have been trying to force us to do overtime, ...
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How to prevent and safeguard yourself from getting negatively affected by the behaviour of someone at the office

I was recruited to a workplace to do things in subject A. At the interview also they discussed in that way. But now all of a sudden, my Manager asked me whether I can do things in subject B. I'm not ...
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Departing colleague attacked me in farewell email, what can I do?

We have just been through a round of redundancies at the company I work for. One colleague, who I had argued with frequently, took what I believe to be voluntary redundancy. I have been told by a ...
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RE: Internal Transfer Issue / Difficult Boss - Can HR take back a transfer that was supposedly in place?

When I started at this job, I was not given proper training and orientation as promised. Although, I may know and have skills for the position I am in, I know that I still need to learn how they do ...
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I didn't return company assets, now what?

TLDR My contract was abruptly ended, I didn't return their laptops. The long version: I was working as an IT consultant for one of the largest consulting firms in North America when Covid-19 hit. The ...
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Do I need to apologise when I was expected to do something that wasn’t instructed to me?

My job requires me to do physical assessments which will be used by practitioners to conduct a review during consultations. The normal practice would be that assessments done on the first day, a ...
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Employment agency Manager asking for my passwords for all programs

Can my manager ask for my passwords? I’ve been working for an employment agency (privately owned) for 2 weeks as a Recruiter Account Manager. I received an email from my manager, asking me to email ...
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Excessive Demands Prior to Start Date

I recently accepted a job offer from a startup but declined their request to start immediately after leaving my previous job because I needed some downtime. Currently, I am on a break. However, ...
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How to preserve professionalism in a difficult environment

I work as software engineer in a pretty young company (5 years old) and I'm making a lot of errors that can ruin my career. Until some months ago everything was great: the compensation is just ok. We ...
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Is this a good leadership strategy?

So I am relative new in my career, and I just secured a long-term internship with a small company. I have 2 leaders, lets call them X (the guy) and Y (the woman) The guy rarely chit-chats-- he seems ...
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Can the word "girl" be derogatory when used to address a well known colleague?

I have worked in the cybersecurity division of my employer in the United States for about 9 years with last 4 years, in a management role. I have a female colleague whom I know well , and is also in a ...
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How can I ask my senior male manager to coffee with me?

I am intern in the niche finance firm where everyone knows each other because it is so small. He is 10 years older than me and my senior but not my direct boss. I will leave the firm soon, in less ...
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How to deal with an immature colleague without being a "snitch"

In October i returned to my old job after having a two year hiatus as a teacher during corona. I have some create colleagues and a good manager, but there is a small issue, our department (...
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Coworker posted private chat message in a public group

Background: I have been working with a coworker on a project these past few weeks. I was responsible for the upstream portion for data engineering (made-up timeline). At week 3, the coworker raised ...
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How should a project manager tell his team that there are too many bugs?

I remembered that our project manager told us that we had too many bugs in our products and he got into problems because of it, and he let us know about our frustration and even went as far as to ...
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How should you deal with a project manager who tries to have it his way even when it's against the company best interest?

How should you deal with a project manager who tries to have it his way even when it's against the company best interests? I am not sure if I am crazy, but I had this project manager argue against me ...
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Is it okay to ask my boss a laptop or computer loan? [closed]

I was considering to ask from my boss for 2 years even though he wasn't offering it. He outsourced his Customer Service to our country and he was nice all the time however with very few benefits, and ...
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I complained about a coworker and they know I did it. How can I handle the situation?

Not so long ago, I was attending the office and it was pretty quiet; people aren't really attending so much despite company policy, myself included. On this day some co-workers were socialising in the ...
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What to do if coworkers are holding grudges

I started to work at a new department at a university. There are only 2 very senior members, the head Lady and another Lady only. The others are kind of new like me. There are 3 members who don't work ...
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What should I do about pseudo-friendly behaviour from a colleague?

I moved to Norway for work just under 2 months ago. The work is in the IT sector. My immediate supervisor is in the main IT department of the company where I work, and I was dispatched to another ...
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Junior engineer initiating counselling sessions to offer unsolicited advice to senior employees

I am a senior individual (i.e. hiring and firing power) in a large tech company. The job is stressful, though we actually pay well, which makes this place attractive to younger engineers. One team ...
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Unskilled team leader is using bad behaviour to manifest her position

I work in a fast growing engineering company of around 100 employees in a team of now 6 people. We used to report directly to the CEO. About a year ago, the CEO decided to change the structure and ...
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A colleague "hoards" communal resources and our bosses are unaware, how do we solve the issue?

I work at a research institute. We have offices that are supposed to be just that - an office. And we have labs, lots of them. The labs are shared among the several hundred people that work at the ...
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Manager not treating every team member equally

I am in a team of 7 including our team leader (which has both the responsibility of technical lead and line management) in a company consisting of 700 people total. We are a relatively young team with ...
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Didn't receive the expected depth of feedback from company after an interview [closed]

I have applied for a software engineer position at a startup. The contact person was one of the co-founders of the company. Over email, we initially discussed about the compensation, the project and ...
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What should I do about my boss being unreasonable during my notice period?

I work in India in a healthcare organisation. I work for business development. I am on a 1 month notice period and have cleared my intentions of handing over my work with no loss to the organization. ...
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My contract is about to expire so I'm leaving work chats. Can I leave a message when leaving, hinting I'm available for another work?

My freelance contract is about to end. There are work chats to collaborate with other companies(API providers) which participated tests several times with me. Is it fine to leave a message similar to &...
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How to deal with dangerous co-worker? [duplicate]

I'm nineteen, female, and stuck working at a very unprofessional outback horse boarding place. I live in a bush town that's on the cusp of small and medium. The employees (4) all live on-site and work ...
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How do I politely tell my former manager I no longer work for her?

Long story short, my former manager is a bigoted jerk who tries to get her subordinates fired so she has an excuse as to why she cannot do her job. She tried two years ago with me during the start of ...
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How to recover from an unprofessional move

In the current job, I got blamed on a lot of stuff that were not my fault in a meeting, so I got mad and left the meeting. Before this, I got assigned a project where it's very noticeable that they ...
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I have a toxic boss, can I demand a different project or boss?

I have been with my current employer for several years. I have an excellent reputation at my company, and haven't had any personal issues with anyone during that time. That is, until about 6 months ...
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How do you protect yourself against blackmail when you're about to leave a company? [closed]

How do you protect yourself against blackmail when you're about to leave a company? I had a mental breakdown, because this guy has been harassing me and insulting me for 15 months and management didn'...
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My coworkers don't know how to git and won't listen to me

I have been working with software for about 8 years and git for almost 6 years. I feel like I know git like the back of my hand. I started at a new company about a year ago and my coworkers don't seem ...
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How can I change my attitude towards my colleagues and my carreer? [closed]

I just read this question and it hit hard. I'm in a small team of developers (mostly RPA, general AI, and scripting in VBScript, Python, PowerShell and so forth and so on), some of them don't ...
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Should I talk to my manager about a snarky/rude task lead?

Currently, I am working on a new technology (for me) which my manager is aware of and thus assigned said task lead to help and guide me through what I need to do as things/issues come up. However, ...
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How to professionally handle toxic behaviors of the new manager after her probation

I have been working in a US-based company (> 70,000 employees worldwide) in China for 2 years as a data "scientist" for business/commercial analytics. Recently the new coming team leader ...
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Manager is directing me to behave in a way I believe is unprofessional

My manager asks for updates on what I'm working on several times throughout the day. Lately when he finds out I'm working with someone else on something, he wants to know who's holding up the project. ...
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HR/Talent Acquisition not responding after sending renegotiation email

I have accepted an offer on Jan 10, and my last working day in my present organization is in 3 weeks. I contacted the HR who was responsible for my case around Feb 3 on phone to discuss if I can ...
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How to handle an angry manager after a promotion?

I got promoted recently. I've noticed that since then, my manager gets angry on me quite frequently and on trivial issues. I ignore it, and take his feedback in positive light, but it's uncomfortable ...
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Company offered a lower pay than initially discussed [closed]

I've been in discussions with a new company lately, and after our first discussion we have agreed on a range of salary. Then I have passed all the interviews/assessments they had; the feedback from ...
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Accidentally used the word “f’ed” in an email to customer [closed]

I work as a programmer in a company and we process multiple documents on daily basis. I was working on one such document and had to reject it since the due date was in past. In my head i was saying “...
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