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Questions tagged [work-environment]

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

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New job, I feel stupid

Recently, I got hired as a pharmacy technician at a mom and pop shop in my hometown. I'm fresh out of school and don't have a lot of experience in a pharmacy. I like my new job because its a steady ...
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My senior colleague has less technical skill than me, doesn't want to learn on his own, but keeps asking me to teaching him everything

I have been frustrated for a long time. We were originally a small company that got bought by a larger company. This colleague of mine, lets call him 'PH', he was the office manager in the original ...
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How can I make my colleagues work more accurately/ devote more attention to detail?

I frequently get data from my reports which I can't use. For example, a first check shows that it's not consistent or not coherent. Frequently I need to send the data back to them several times ...
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Someone broke into the backdoor at work and stole my backpack with my “to-go-home” in it. Am I covered? What should I do? [on hold]

We have a backdoor that is always unlocked when someone is working because we use it quite often. All of our staff things (coats, boots, shoes, bags) stay at the back. I was working in the middle of ...
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Complained about a director - now they are refusing to provide employment verification unless I withdraw the complaint

I'm working in a software company in India where I have lodged a complaint to the owner regarding a director I have had difficulties with. Now I am applying for a position in a new company but the ...
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Non-manager feedback and career advancement

For people already promoted that need to interact with multiple parties e.g. newly promoted manager that works on a complicated technical project that requires collaboration of 3-4 teams within the ...
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How to deal with being ignored at work?

I been feeling very much ignored at work for a long time. Often I only receive complaints and commands etc., without any sort of acknowledgement of the work I do or praise for my work. I do realize ...
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Executive assistant from sister company used my office on my day off - should I be concerned?

We share office space with another company owned by my direct supervisor (yes, very confusing). I had a day off on Friday and in my absence my co-worker allowed the executive assistant of the other ...
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I get bored during meetings. What should I do? [closed]

I got this as an example: I get bored when people talk too much in meetings. What should I do? but my problem is different. I am an English speaker (although my mother tongue is Arabic) who works in a ...
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How to focus in an ubercommunicative work environment

I got my degree last year and currently work as a junior analyst. I like my new job but we work in an open space and the culture is that of intensive communication. This is expected of us. There are ...
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Unassigned at work for weeks because of poor management

I work in a software startup where one of the co-founders, who works remotely, is my boss. Usually he is the one who assigns tasks to all the developers, and we contact him when we finish our assigned ...
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How to respond when someone thanks me for my work in the workspace?

I usually feel confused when someone thanks me for my work at the workplace. In my view, work is what I am supposed to do, and it is my duty. It's difficult for me to respond in a way that makes ...
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Why recruiters/interviewers/HR folks are against unemployed people? [duplicate]

I have read in many post that in general is better to have a new job offer before quit, and many times this is due the HR team and company politics. I can't understand this.
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My adult son embarrassed me in front of my coworkers - how to react to provocations?

I am located in the north of Germany. We had an event where the whole company got together, about 200 people. We had dinner, a live band, all in all it was a great evening. My small department (about ...
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Lies vs Exaggerations ? Illegal or Unethical?

I was hired 4 months back at a startup in an executive role with good stock options and a decent salary. During the interviews I was told the company is currently doing 'X' USD of monthly revenues and ...
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How to deal with a politically opinionated coworker

I'm looking for guidance on an issue that's been dividing my team, which is composed of 24 techie 20-somethings, in a very laissez-faire office with various inclinations all over the political and ...
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How to change way of being addressed by Team?

I am a Software Team Lead in a private company where I have been leading a team for more than a year. Few members in the team calls me 'sir' and few calls me 'brother' since last year. Even though I ...
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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? [closed]

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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Is there a professional way to deal with brain fog? [closed]

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? [closed]

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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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 ...