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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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Should I ask for my wedding voucher? [closed]

A few years ago, my management organized a voucher contribution for one of the manager's wedding. We were not invited but each of us paid £30 to get her a voucher. I got married two weeks ago and my ...
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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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Workplace Colleague making Personal Comments

It’s been a while since i started working at a company where this one guy says personal comments about me and teases in front of other people. Here are some examples: In the past, in front of other ...
17 votes
7 answers
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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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Dismissive and uncommunicative coworker when there are clear signs of tension

I have worked with a more junior coworker for some time and recently there has been both degradation in the quality of communication between he and me (curt answers, rude interruptions) and uptick in ...
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What to do with a colleague who is constantly criticising my habits and traits

I work at a pharmaceutical company for animals and all our interactions with colleagues are on site. There is this particular colleague who carefully observes my pattern and constantly gives me ...
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2 answers
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Company threatening me after I changed my mind on joining them after observing their work style

Company A, which I was about to join, had some issues with my notice period for the current employer. They were ready to give me a fake work experience letter stating that I worked for them for the ...
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5 answers
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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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4 answers
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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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2 answers
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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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9 answers
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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 ...
93 votes
10 answers
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How to force disgruntled worker not to publicly disclose "GPLed code"

I'm currently the only HR worker at a medium sized engineering firm in Canada. There should normally be 2 additionally HR workers on-staff more senior than me, but one is on parental leave and the ...
37 votes
8 answers
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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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1 answer
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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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4 answers
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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 ...
140 votes
14 answers
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Prospective employer asking for my current pay slip during interview

I recently did an interview (location is the EU) for a smallish IT consulting firm. They have been quite insistent in asking salary, benefits and contract type of my current job. In the end, the HR ...
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3 answers
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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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2 answers
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I've been introduced by a freelancer that has been excluded for serious reasons

Introduction We can call the freelancer that has been excluded Jane. Jane was also a teacher, more specifically, my information technology teacher. As the time goes, she had seen some special ...
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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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1 answer
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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 ...
22 votes
7 answers
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Did I overstep my bounds by creating a tool "behind my manager's back", during non-work hours?

Context I am a software developer in the United States. I work on a very, very small team, and we are in charge of developing and supporting a custom mobile app for one of our company's biggest ...
30 votes
11 answers
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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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1 answer
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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 ...
52 votes
10 answers
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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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4 answers
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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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5 answers
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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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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 ...
2 votes
6 answers
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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 ...
54 votes
13 answers
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Might lose job and have no income due to insulting my coworker

I was one of the first people to join an online meeting with coworkers today. Usually, most attendees are up to 10 minutes later before the actual meeting gets started. One of my senior colleagues, ...
23 votes
13 answers
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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 ...
109 votes
9 answers
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Should I apologize for being indifferent?

A few days ago I was called for a spontaneous one on one meeting with my highest tier boss. I had only spoken to him once during my time working there. I perceive him as a very friendly person. As he ...
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4 answers
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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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2 answers
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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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10 answers
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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 ...
107 votes
16 answers
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My co-worker is secretly taking pictures of me

I started working at my first real job (not student work) in autumn of last year. In my job there are mostly male employees. I am a (like I want to believe, good looking) female – age 25. We have two ...
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6 answers
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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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4 answers
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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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4 answers
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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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2 answers
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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 ...
39 votes
14 answers
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Is it unprofessional to accuse someone of being "snarky" in a work chat?

An external colleague asked me if I was "being snarky?" when I told one of his report I had already sent them something they asked for. Am I right to find this unprofessional? For context I ...
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1 answer
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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 ...
6 votes
2 answers
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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 ...
158 votes
11 answers
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Dealing with a racist work environment

I am currently working in a very small startup (5 people, located in Europe) where the CEO and the other employees have quite “extreme” thoughts. Every day they spend literally hours talking about ...
23 votes
9 answers
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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 ...
24 votes
7 answers
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How do I professionally tell the interviewer that I am extremely nervous to do what he's asking me to do?

First, I must add here that I have been working as a software engineer for six years now and haven't experienced anything like this ever before. I applied for a senior software engineering job at a ...
36 votes
7 answers
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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 ...
15 votes
6 answers
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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 ...
12 votes
4 answers
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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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