Questions tagged [work-environment]

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

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How to take my pads with me to the toilet subtly?

How to take my pads with me to the toilet subtly? I work in an all male office/open space and everytime I get my period I go through the awkwardness of trying to take them out of my bag and put them ...
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Is the use of ellipsis “…” dismissive or rude?

In business communication, is the use of ellipsis, those three dots "...", intended to be dismissive of the recipient? Can it be construed as rude? My knee-jerk reaction is to read these as rather ...
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Coworker stated they're unable to work with me?

I'm not really sure where to go.. so maybe this place and help a bit. I've been at my current job for over two years now, we're a small jewelry company. The business changed hands to a individual (...
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Managment has no idea what the project is about

I am in a bit of a strange situation. I am part of software development team doing core transformation of existing COBOL based ordering system. There are also plans for future sales channel being ...
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Handling awkward coworker

I have a weird colleague who always wants to know what I am doing, like every single day. Having said that he is not my manager but he acts as if he is my boss. Since I am an R&D engineer, I am ...
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What should I do if don't think I fit to the company's culture?

At my job I'm sitting at the corner of the room alone. I feel lonely. Break time comes I go for lunch alone. The group has a nice casual conversation. But I don't get along well. Different culture, ...
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Superiour colleague is way too intrusive

I work here for about 4 months and one of my colleagues keeps pestering me, on my opinion. Maybe I'm wrong and it's just him being kind and friendly, but I feel bad about it and thinking of leaving ...
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How to manage multiple groups of players in an escape game center? [closed]

My challenge I work in an escape game center where 1 hour play sessions follow one another. I have a big concern: I do not want the previous group of players (let's call it group 1) to meet the next ...
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Dealing with nosy co-workers

We have cubicles at work with low walls to help with collaboration. However, this also invites other behavior from nosy people too. For some reason, someone likes to listen to me when I ask ...
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My Programming Manager constantly asks for updates and is never satisfied with my performance. How do I approach this? [closed]

I am an experienced Software Engineer and I have never faced this in my earlier roles. My Programming Manager does not have the tendency to wait. He is constantly asking for updates and never seems ...
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How to get my colleague to work with our new Supervisor?

Me and a group of colleagues now friends work for a medium sized start up. We were all working fine until our manager changed. We were given various assignments to complete before and after the change ...
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How should I deal with an overly annoying colleague?

I currently work in an office that houses two separate companies that are owned by the same person. I work for Company A. Annoying colleague works for Company B. Annoying colleague has pretty much ...
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Too many pull requests in backlog

I work in a small company, and my manager is involved in managing 2 projects as well as doing his own coding. I am increasingly frustrated as there is a queue of 50 Pull Requests waiting to be either ...
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With a standing desk, are you only supposed to stand for 30 mins at a time?

I've had an adjustable standing desk for several months now. I stand at it all day, unless I have a meeting, then I sit in the meeting room. Recently, I learned that you are only "supposed" to stand ...
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Would a huge screen/projector be healthier for the eyes?

As a very common exercise supposed to save your eyes whilst working long term in front of a monitor is to "look twenty feet away for twenty seconds every twenty minutes" and that's apparently the ...
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Start of day discussions [closed]

I'm a software engineer in a team of 6 people. 3 of which are ostensibly more junior members, they've been here less than a year. All in their mid-late twenties. We work 7 hours a day and I feel like ...
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Company in one country full time employment in the other, EU citizen

I have a question is it possible to be full time employee in one country and still run a company in the other one? I plan to work in Slovakia as a full time employee, however I still have company in ...
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Confronting a colleague about a sexist comment

I am a (female) IT student working in an IT company. So far I enjoy work, I get along well with my colleagues and the office atmosphere is friendly. Last week although, I overheard a conversation in ...
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How do I stopped being stepped on during group discussions

I'm part of a leadership group of 6 at work where we have to make decisions about the structure of the company (i.e. divisions, etc.) among other things. However, there are few, let's say very ...
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After how many rows should one leave the current job/position? [closed]

In the last one and a half year, I had two rows with my boss. Both times I was thinkinq to quit but somehow I remained in my position. Just for an explanation, by rows I mean exchanging several emails ...
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Can I be fired if a customer stole another customer's wallet from my counter? [closed]

I am a cashier at cvs pharmacy . A customer I rang up left his wallet on my counter I did not notice it but another customer stole it. Can I be fired over this I honestly did not notice it I feel ...
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How can I negotiate remote work due to my phobia

I have joined in a new workplace and I haven’t signed an agreement yet. It is the second day. The office is based in a church which isn’t in service but I have megalophobia (fear of a huge structure). ...
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My boss is motivated but is no longer engaged and suspects he is losing his job and this is making everyone feel unhappy, what can I do?

My boss is very clever and is highly motivated, often putting in more time than he needs. However, recently a number of people left the company, and everything seems to have came to a halt. My boss ...
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How to negotiate a switch from full-time permanent to contract work

My company does not allow full-time, permanent employees to work from home. I want to work from home for the reason that my office environment is very loud and distracting. They have policies of ...
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How to politely deny client calls after working hours?

I'm software engineer in a medium sized (~250-300 employees) service based company. Obviously the ultimate goal of the company is 100% client satisfaction. Now the clients are from different time ...
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What is the best way of dealing with a work colleague who triggers my anxiety?

I am in the unfortunate situation where a colleague who literally sits at my bank of desks constantly triggers my anxiety. This has progressed over time and can be anything from: commenting ...
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Should I add the less than 6 months experience to my resume(company thinks absconding)? [closed]

I worked for less than 6 months as a SD for a company But I left as I could no longer bear the unhealthy work culture as it was affecting my health also. So I took a few days leave (informed) but then ...
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Why did my abusive boss insist that I take an unpaid leave of absence when I tried to resign?

I've been working at this company for over 6 years and for those 6 years, my boss has been an absolute bully. He micro-manages everything I do, dumps so much work on me, and then criticizes everything ...
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Office space bait and switch

I've worked at my current job for about 4 months. My previous stints are 10 years and 6 years. After my interview, I asked to walk through the office and see what it is like. Unfortunately, my now-...
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Blocked for Internal Promotions. How do I get around the excuses?

I feel like my company is dragging their feet because of reasons. It's always something new. This is both within my department and to other departments. My bosses have acknowledged that they know I ...
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What is recommended “good” attire for a male in management at a tech company? [closed]

I am not asking frivolously. I’m starting a management role in a mid-sized business software company in Philadelphia. I come from a finance company where I wore a suit and tie every day. The younger ...
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As a vegetarian, how can I deal with microwave ovens smelling of meat and fish?

At my workplace there are a few microwaves placed in the cafeteria for people to use. Proper signage asking people to cover their food has been placed in the microwave area as well as on individual ...
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What to do if you are unintentionaly subject of favoritism?

I have the following situation at work. I am part of a team with people having different background age-wise and business wise. Since the beginning of the project It happened so that I took the role ...
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How to deal with people whose priority is to not get blamed?

I recently had a project which suffered a needless delay of a month because all three people involved thought it was someone else's turn to do something. My reaction was "Sigh, now finish the project"....
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Email suggestion for a rogue email from my manager [closed]

Following scenario happened with me and my manager. Please suggest what should be the reply-email. Recently, I fell sick on a Sunday eve and had to drop a sick leave email to my manager stating that ...
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Is it unethical to take a can of soda from the kitchen fridge after work hours?

At my company there are three kitchens that are stocked to the brim with sodas and seltzer waters. They're there for us and we're allowed to have as many as we want. Prior to leaving the office I'll ...
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How do I handle unreasonable management? [closed]

In my workplace the 'little guys' tend to get it in the neck. There are, I believe numerous issues within management, causing the bulk of the stress the workforce experiences, but the team I'm part ...
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How to avoid sounding over smart at the workplace?

I recently joined a small company as a data scientist. Most people here are working in this industry for 10+ years and are fairly old fashioned when it comes to analytics. I'm also the youngest person ...
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I was asked to pay money at my workplace

I’m working at a restaurant as a server in NYC and I needed to take one day off from work. I told that to my manager and I looked for a replacement. But no one was free. I told another server who work ...
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Bothered by watching coworkers slacking off

Situation I am working in a small office of 4 people, where 2 of us work independently and the 2 others are in a team. It has started to bother me that those 2 in the team are not getting much work ...
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Finished my work and not getting more [duplicate]

I finished a job which was supposed to take me about 1 month but I did it in less than two weeks. My boss was happy and sold the application as expected. The problem is that I didn't get more work ...
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Will I be fired? [closed]

I got suspended for having an altercation with a co-worker. We were face to face and it was due to her not cleaning a patients room whom is related to me. Me and her are custodian workers at a ...
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Secretive and confusing work environment?

Two months ago I landed a job in a company, my role is shared with an employee who was appointed a month before me. From the moment I got through the door I noticed that the other employees where ...
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Handling prospective awkwardness with an internal team move

I have been at a mid-size company for a while (over a year) in team X in a software capacity. I am not growing as well as I anticipated within X and I have been more than patient with regards to the ...
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How to deal with my team leader who keeps calling me about project updates even though I am on leave for personal reasons?

I am working in an IT company as a software developer. I work on several projects and my TL is the one who takes the client calls and reports to the manager. The problem is this guy doesn't asks many ...
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How can I influence a manager to not schedule team meetings during lunch?

Once a week we have team meetings that are scheduled during lunch which the company buys (irrelevant to me since I bring my own lunch anyway). I have no problem with the timing, but I find it insanely ...
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What to do when workplace smells strongly of marijuana and management hasn't done anything to mitigate?

I work in a decent company with good people in California (marijuana is legal). In one of the office buildings we rent, there are two marijuana-related companies. One of them is right next door to us ...
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Am I wildly unqualified to take position offered to me at tech company?

Background: i'm a designer (38yo) but the last 10 years i've been in managerial roles in creative agencies. Recently, a friend (software engineer, 25yo) and I have been working on a business (digital ...
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Is really uncommon to work on multiple projects with different roles at the same time?

I have 7 years experience but I've been working with my company for 6 and a half years, so I know only its work organization. Here IT people like me (developers, operations, network, team leaders, ...
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How can I make a request to work remotely from another country?

I am allowed to work remotely 100%. I work remotely from the USA. I would like to work remotely from Hungry or Austria for 2 weeks, 4 times a year. How can I make such a request without being asked ...