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Questions tagged [work-environment]

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

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Co-workers posting photos and videos of people without their consent

I work for a company that is distributed over several branches across different countries. Every once in a while we're having these group video calls/conferences where all branches participate and ...
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How do you have experince in some workplace without actually working there?

I'm badly want to know how it is feel like to be working i some form of working environment, but it is not easy when you are not working for the company. I want to know if any can share their full ...
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don't know what to do [on hold]

I need some advice; I have been working for the same company for 20 year and my boss promised to give me a raise (3) but nerve didn't. Make a long story short; I apply for a new job and got it! So, ...
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How can I explain this colleague's behaviour to someone who doesn't understand the situation?

I came across a comment about people at work and part of it reads … it was inevitable that business, like politics, would be taken over by people who are not merely narcissistic, power-hungry, ...
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Is there a professional way to deal with brain fog?

I feel this way about once every two weeks. I'll wake up and just feel out-of-it all day and I can't focus on anything deeply. I can't think through my work well at all. I'll lose my train of thought ...
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As an employee, would it be inappropriate to suggest the acquisiton of better equipment?

First of all, let me explain my point: I work as the sole code developer at a small tech company. Since some months ago we have been working with lots and lots of data analysis, which is getting ...
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I am being undermanaged and repeatedly asked to throw away half of the work done

In the last year or year and a half, I have been in an unpleasant situation and I wonder whether my expectations are too high. I have a boss whom I struggle to communicate with - I rarely get an ...
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Should I ask my employer about my visa status since it has been 10 days the last we communicated? [on hold]

I am selected in UAE as a software engineer and has signed the job offer, also I send him the scanned copies of all the required attested documents along with the hard copy of my attested degree via ...
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Could I make the loud sneezer/ noseblower leave the “silent room” [duplicate]

I'm a junior programmer from Germany with 2 years of work experience in a German company. We have an open office with multiple meeting rooms and one room which we call the "silent room". It has just 6 ...
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Retaliation for L &I claim [closed]

I submitted a L&I claim for sick pay and salary issues.Since filing claim there has been constant retaliation.Finally it caused a nervous breakdown and I am now on medical leave .I have filed a ...
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Had a chair for 5 year and management removed it?

I work in an office and I usually sit down doing paper work. I work as a bookkeeper, my work is both standing and sitting depends on your department. I am the only one here in bookkeeping; other ...
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What can I do about poor office air quality? [closed]

I live and work in a small country in Europe. I work as a software developer, and the air quality in my office is poor. The office is about 10x4 square meters with 33 people in it. We have no ...
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Are outbursts of emotions inadmissible? [closed]

I have joined a software company in a QA team in Estonia. The HR told me the company has a flat hierarchy. I found my team lead arrogant and rude. I politely asked him not to talk with me like that, ...
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Leaving early or on time is looked down upon in my company [duplicate]

So this is a very strange situation that I'm having at work. I always come in at 8:00, take a 1 hr break and leave at 5:00. This gives me 8 hours of work-time. The problem is at my work 95% of the ...
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My colleague works in an area with high security, yet he lacks the maturity and knowledge to be there

I work with the government. Sometimes we work with sensitive private data to find clues about tax crimes. Now there is this one new colleague of mine who is too nosey, he is looking into data that ...
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Email to ask for work

I have recently joined a software company and I have to write an email to my counter part asking him to assign me some work in my project.i have never dealt with him before and I am struggling as to ...
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Employer announces meetings solely via facebook--unprofessional? rude?

Short version of questions: Is it unprofessional or ...rude... if an employer/supervisor group posts information like staff meetings (not mandatory but paid) to the staff only facebook group (which ...
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Can I work just what I'm paid for while leaving?

At my current company, I spent months being bullied and told to quit. I then found a much better position, quit and my last day is on Friday. I can honestly say I prepared a very solid handover - ...
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I am finally hired as a programmer. But I know “nothing” [closed]

I've finally got my first opportunity as a PHP web developer. The thing is: I know very, very little PHP. I studied programming logic while I was in college, I've always worked with IT infrastructure, ...
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I love my work but not the office

I have a dilemma on my hands. I absolutely love my job. I love the people I work with, I love the code I write, I love the equipment we are given to get the job done, I love the programs and daily ...
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Newcomers' Presentation

My company has decided to organize a staff meeting event next week to break the ice between employees and I'm glad that they did. There are six newcomers joined the team within four months including ...
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How could I answer to the question: “Why are you leaving your company?” without looking conceited? [duplicate]

I'm planning to look for another job. I am a programmer. I have a lot of reasons, but some of them, which are important to me, and not only salary related, make me think a bit. For example: 1) All ...
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How to protect yourself from being misrepresented by others? [closed]

This can be a problem stemming either from the boss, or co-workers competing for promotions. Examples include(what other people do) writing inaccurate details in email causing other people(who may ...
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Would it give a bad impression if I left my job because my past projects “keep following me”?

Some context I'm currently working in a large IT company for over three years. I have worked on five projects and have a new one currently. Problem Two of my past projects are finished on paper (...
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Opening blinds in the workspace

I love natural light, open blinds, and outside views while I'm working. Given the only questions I found here, I do realize I'm in the minority. In a building of 300 people, not a single blind is open....
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Coworker making annoying and teasing comments. How to resolve it informally?

I am a developer and I have a coworker X who is not, but belongs to the same department and is part of my SCRUM team. Coworker X's desk happens to be right by the front door. The way his cube is ...
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Senior colleagues are deriding my work

Let me give you some context before. I'm working in a very well-known international company as a DevOps Engineer with 6 months of experience. I feel so grateful and lucky to develop my skills and ...
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Why am I not congratulated on my first work-anniversary with my current employer by my manager? [closed]

My managers is cced in an email where my employer is recognizing my anniversary and the expectation was that the manager would forward it to the whole team. We might have actually gone for some ...
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How can you stop cutlery disappearing from the workplace?

The workplace I work in provides a lunch room, fridges and cutlery for people to use. The problem is that people keep taking the cutlery home. It gets replaced periodically but within about 3 months ...
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what to do when you don't want to go to a dinner meeting with your boss and coworkers?

I have a dinner meeting this Friday with my boss and with some coworkers. Last week, they asked me if I could go I said yes, but in somewhat non-committal way e.g. "umm, ok". But now that I had time ...
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Advice to junior that enjoys the job, but is unhappy with company philosophy and cannot find another job [closed]

My girlfriend started with one of these worldwide consulting companies around a year ago. This is her first job, and she was quite excited to start at a company with a big name just after graduating ...
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Feeling demotivated at work [closed]

Sometimes, especially when hitting tough spots on projects, I find it hard to not compare my progress with others and feel demotivated because of this. What is the best way to address this?
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should I complain to my boss about work partner? [duplicate]

I am doing job at a company where my boss divide work between me and one of my other partner. My partner sits idle whole the day and did not even help me out with the given task. When task is ...
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Is this a minor workplace bullying?

Just some few questions. I am not sure how to know a bullying or not. Yesterday when I started working the head supervisor called me and sort of scolded me in front of 2 other supervisor. I did not ...
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Should I convince a recently recruited colleague to use the technical tools everyone else use?

I've recruited a junior profile, recently. So far, so good, tenacious, learning and willing to stick the hours to do so. However, one thing is a bit irritating to me and the other members of my ...
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Childcare and remote working

I work at a small company and am part of the internal development team (10 of us). Our team structure is as follows: 1 manager 2 testers (1 remote, 1 office based) 6 developers 1 product owner A ...
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Is this a silly reason to want to be better at my job? [closed]

I recently started a new position as a software/electrical engineer at a mid-size tech company. I have a dual degree in Computer Engineering/Computer Science (BS CECS), and a Masters in Education (M....
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Is it wrong to refuse to work a shift I don't feel comfortable working those hours?

I work at a hotel and there is someone at the front desk 24/7. I once volunteered to work overnights because I love to cook but a few incidents happened and I no longer feel comfortable working those ...
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Treated like a child at work via excessive praise?

I have recently moved into a new team at work (2 months or so) and recently I have noticed that I feel like I am being treated like I am a small child. This mostly comes in the form of excessive (and ...
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Can my employer require me to refrain from wearing headphones (disability issue)

I work at a grocery store, which can be exhausting because I am on the autism spectrum, and after an incredibly busy shift, which is almost every day I work. I get sensory overload and I find that ...
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How to behave in a toxic work environment? [closed]

I am working in a consultancy firm for 2 months and it's my first job. From the first day I started working in here, I've found myself in office politics. My team is new and made up from 4-5 people. ...
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Boss and Sales Head frequently fighting verbally - normal for a small startup or a reason to leave?

My current employer is a small startup (only 1 year old) and with 10 employees and I have just joined this place after previously working in a very big company with 2500 employees and a decent culture....
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Difficult time in first software engineering job [closed]

I recently graduated with a Master's in Math/Engineering (dual degree) and I was hired as a junior/freshman software engineer in a consulting company, working in the financial software industry. It ...
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From Respected to “Invisible “

Over the last year I’ve found myself becoming increasingly invisible at work and would like to hear how others have addressed the situation. I consistently provide help to others as a subject matter ...
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What to do about an intern constantly disturbing work-flow and bothering?

We are small company of 6-8 people, all sitting in one 30 square meter office. A new 19-year-old intern, who works as a programmer, will stay for 6 months. The problem I have with him is that he ...
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Innocent Gifs from Inappropriate Sources [closed]

The tense of verbs may be obfuscated and my point of view in the post does not necessarily represent my actual role. The team culture I am a part of is quite relaxed and lots of communication ...
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What other problems does hot desking solve?

Senior management at my company are talking about possibly introducing hot desking*, which might be introduced at the same time as an office move planned in a few months. The new location will be ...
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Employer spoke about my previous medical leave, have they breached my confidentiality? [closed]

I got hurt at work and have been on the Workpace Safety & Insurance Board (WISB) as a work injury. When I spoke with WSIB, the representative said that my employer mentioned to them a week medical ...
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Ways to improve job situation with boss that is forgetful and is breaking safety rules

I work in a pool teaching water classes, and I have a fairly nice boss who means well; however, she is very forgetful. For example, once a year the pool is closed to be cleaned for a week, but I only ...
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What to do when the developer whose code I review becomes defensive?

I am in the following situation. Small team within a large unit with many teams. There is an official code review process, but to a lot of developers it is more of a formality so it is a rare thing to ...