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Questions relating to the various physical and psychological factors in the workplace.

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How to explain the reason you left a job is because of lack of training provided by the previous team

I'm not sure if it's fair to directly say my ex-manager was not supportive. So I'll describe my struggles and feedback at my previous job first. I changed jobs a few times after graduation to be ...
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Can I resign without notice due to unhealthy working conditions? [on hold]

I've been working at a fast food joint part-time for about 2 weeks and I'm doing the job of cashier and janitor. For the janitor part, I have to deal with cleaning sprays that give me day-long ...
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My current progress at my internship and my negative thinking [on hold]

This is not in the US. I am currently a final year undergraduate, and part of my undergraduate program is to complete an internship. I started my internship (paid) at a small company from January ...
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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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How to deal with colleagues who laugh at me when I study something?

I want to advance my knowledge of algorithms and data structures, and sometimes I study them at work when there's nothing to do, because I usually do things fast and no one needs my help. A lot of ...
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Is it ok to go the extra mile and then retreat? [closed]

I work in a horribly toxic workplace. We are not assessed according to what we do and whether what we do has a high quality. The only thing that matters is whether you belong to the circle headed by ...
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How to gently enforce “nohello” to a coworker?

I am a huge proponent of nohello in the workplace - I get way too many Slack messages and other interrupts to waste time on pleasantries. I keep my Slack status set to "nohello.com" as a way to remind ...
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New hire after internship, no task given by management [duplicate]

So I've been doing an internship at this company, I've tried to do my best and learn the maximum as possible so that they would hire me in the end of the sixth months internship, and they did. I've ...
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Stressed at work with no obvious source

Note: I initially wrote this question anonymously, so that I simultaneously be honest while avoiding any potentially uncomfortable conversations if anyone I know were to stumble across it. At some ...
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How to send managers for basic software development process training? [closed]

UPDATE: This situation pertains to my current one w.r.t. potential partnership with co-founder. It also however relates to previous situations in which the company I was in was trying to address these ...
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Colleagues going overboard as they get more envious [closed]

One of my cousins has joined an year old startup. She is full of ideas and expressed it right at the time of interview. The panel was impressed with her. With a period of 2-3 months, she introduced ...
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Is it harassment to ask a person why they did what they did and whether they got paid for it? [closed]

I get a lot of useless emails in my work mailbox, so, a couple of days ago I received this email, talking about some bank's deposit interest rates. The email came from a person who works at the same ...
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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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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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IT project Management [closed]

If the workload of resigned person is assigned to another person in the same project what happens to the workload of the person? Explain a technique to resolve the aforementioned issue. Can I have an ...
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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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Startup is going without clear direction [closed]

I currently work at an international startup in Asia that has been around for more than 5 years, and I am currently going on 2 years working there. The problem is lately, many of the startup's plans ...
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A colleague wants to leave if I would ever leave the company. How would you interpret this? [closed]

A coworker said to me that if i would ever plan to leave the company I must tell it to her because then she would also leave. I think this is a bit weird. What do you think? How do you interpret this?
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Stuck in a toxic environment, Co-worker unjustly fired and don't know what to do [closed]

I've been working a job at a startup for almost two months now, and I've been getting more and more uncomfortable with my work situation. My boss is often difficult to work with, and recently he had ...
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3answers
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Talkative Coworkers [duplicate]

I have a colleague that is really good at his job but sometimes we get off topic and explore a few "rabbit holes" onto more personal topics. I don't want to appear that I'm a chatty Cathy so I am ...
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How to reject non-work related tasks from my boss's fiance

I'm asking this question for my friend as he is not familiar with forums/discussion panel sites and this takes place in Malaysia. He works as a graphic designer in a small event company (not more ...
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How to safeguard your trade secrets at work? [duplicate]

I work in the analytics function of a company, which has just started. The sales team until now were making their own reports from their data. Having some experience in the analytics domain I have a ...
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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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How do you develop skill speaking clearly with confidence [closed]

Usually, I speak well. But sometimes either because of my introverted nature or distractions in my mind, I don't respond to people with a clear voice and confidence and they get confused. How can ...
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How to inconspicuously interview elsewhere [duplicate]

I have decided to leave my current company, but I am struggling with how to inconspicuously interview. I've done a very poor job of scheduling interviews in a way so that they don't clearly signal ...
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Dealing with co-workers who don't understand timezones

I work for a small startup that builds software used by people in different timezones. In recent months the company has been trying to improve issues related to timezones, but they are not investing ...
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No feedback and not included in any project meetings

I am a QA analyst. I have been testing for a little over 2 years now and I recently (~ 4 months ago) started a job at a small company with less than 20 employees. I work alongside another senior QA ...
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Dealing with superiors that don't seem to know what I do in the project/company?

TLDR: I'm a Software Developer. A few months ago, I've been assigned to a new team, to work on a new company project. Whilst managing the team, it appears that my superiors often forget that I'm even ...
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How to interact with a coworker who thinks that he is the sole owner of the air conditioner and ignoring others?

I am working with two other guys in same room. I have a problem with one who started working lately with us. Air conditioner is adjusted to 22 Celcius by me and other guy in consensus then this guy ...
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How do I explain that I am in the office to work, not to have fun?

Our office has a ping-ping table, and I am occasionally invited to play during work hours. Meanwhile my co-workers will often take a few minutes out of the day to chat about their homes, families, ...
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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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Will I ever find a job in Berlin with the same cool Danish working culture [closed]

First hope that this is the right place to ask. I'm a software engineer working in Copenhagen, and I'm considering moving to Berlin. I'm worried that I will regret and will miss the Danish working ...
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Can you get demoted to your previous position if that position is already filled? [duplicate]

If you have been promoted to a higher position and now that’s position is getting eliminated, Can you get demoted to your previous position ( manager) if that’s position has been advertised and ...
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Toxic situation in big corp workplace [closed]

TL;DR What to do when your colleague get all the projects because he/she's careless of cumbersome task/change management, so therefore can deliver faster and you are left with less important non-...
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Should I tell my employer I may be leaving? [duplicate]

I've found many questions on this site that relate to my question, and the overwhelming consensus is say nothing until handing in a notice - I would like to check if the circumstances behind why I'm ...
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Office manager smoking in office; how can we make this stop?

The office manager will often smoke in her office after 5:00 pm while some of us are still working. The air conditioning carries the smoke into our offices. I have asthma/bronchitis and the smoke ...
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How to balance faster employee and their peers?

I work in the Fintech/IT/Banking industry and understand the pressure of this field. Recently, we had a product UI overhaul and everybody has to work over time. What gets me is, I work faster than ...
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How to defend myself from someone trying to undermine me?

TL;DR Co-worker doesn't do his job and is trying to blame me for his low performance, what is the best way to get out of this situation? Is talking to his manager a good option? At my company, my ...
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How can I deal with abuse by my boss? [closed]

I have had very difficult situations with my boss recently, with whom I have worked almost for a year. The recent events made me realize that she had created a hostile work environment for me and ...
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Should I notify the new company to use my preferred name in the on-boarding process?

I got this job at this new company. I used my legal name when I filled out the job application form. I also had my legal name on my resume as well when I applied for this job. Now, I just got the ...
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Get a conclusion about current situation in the work

I am working in a company since 11 months now as Web Develop. Everything was ok until the moment (since 2months) when I got some personal problems which made a reflection on my work's quality, and I ...
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Feeling insecure about my job [closed]

I started working as a developer for a new company. I started at this company 2 months ago. I worked different companies before as a developer, but I didn't feel this insecure. My colleagues' code is ...
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2answers
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How to deal with excluding behaviour? [closed]

Background about myself: 40+, white, male, family, with the company for 10+ years, speaking English only. Over the past couple of years, there has been a change in the inofficial company structures (...
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Sudden shift in manager's behaviour

The setting for my question can be found in another one right here on Workplace SE. To make it seem like a continuous story, I'll re-use the names for my coworkers. It's now been a little over a ...
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How to respond to unprofessional gossip about colleague in the workplace?

Jane is one of my female colleagues. She doesn't get on well with a third colleague, Joe. As he does every morning, Joe comes in to our office to say hello. Right after that, I receive an instant ...
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How much time do employees spend “goofing off” on average? [closed]

I'm wondering if there have been actual, concrete studies on this. Most rank-and-file employees work a standard 40-hour week, and the expectation is that, aside from two 15-minute breaks and an ...
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Can you have HR reconsider your salary? [duplicate]

The Context: I have recently been promoted within my company for an IT position (Quality Assurance). The company I work for is a startup and is growing at a much faster rate than expected. My prior ...
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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 combat an experienced line manager who uses calculated silence effectively?

I'm a junior project engineer in small technical engineering team (not software or IT) and my line manager is an experienced technical person with extensive managerial experience. I have come up ...
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How should I approach my boss about working from home while pregnant?

I am nearly 27 weeks pregnant. My last day of work before maternity leave will be September 7th. I told my boss I was pregnant in May. I'm really struggling with dizziness and lack of sleep. I have ...