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How might I explain to my HR that, despite being physically able/fit to work, that I can't return to work due to my surgery and job demands?

I work in a school as a teacher. I took some time off work for reconstructive surgery to remove and replace a problematic implant. I informed my work that I would be out for 6 to 8 weeks, but I had ...
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Is pair programming a team lead or a tech lead decision?

I am a tech lead in a team. I was doing a lot of the team lead work because there was no team lead up to now. The team has mixed feelings about pair programming. The main reason for this is that some ...
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How do you manage to keep sanity when having high equity [closed]

I am roughly high upper class, more value less loan. Now the thing is that with my equity valuation comes a lot of work. Example I have small Airbnb business on top of that I rent out some office ...
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Is it worth it to report hostile work environment to the HR or it would be futile exercise and can backfire?

Okay, so I have been working for Company P (Parent company) where I am assigned to Company C (Client company). I have been with the parent company for 3 years and have recently been assigned to client ...
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Should I come out as a neurodivergent? [closed]

after two of my children came with a combination of neurodivergent traits and were diagnosed with a range of stuff like ADHD, autism, and Tourette. I decided on my own to undergo a psychiatric ...
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A colleague is answering question my colleagues are asking me

I am tech lead of a project and I have one senior member, a smart guy. He does not sit immediately next to my desk, but it is an open office, so he is a couple of meters away. I am not very fast in ...
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Seeking insight on work environment [closed]

I recently joined a healthcare institution of about 5000 employees as an Information Security Officer (my boss being CIO) and have encountered several situations that have led me to question the ...
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Am I in my rights to ask a colleague to not take notes on everything I say outside a meeting? [closed]

I'm a software engineer with 20+ years of experience. I am used to people taking notes in meetings and outside meetings and I have been more or less fine with that. I have a new colleague who ...
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How to be more likeable at workplace?

I am fairly new at my job and my manager pulled me into a workshop planning for our clients. I started with the agenda and slowly he let me take the lead with planning, coordination, and execution of ...
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How to claim royalties for product design and coding after the fact, when I did not negotiate an arrangement beforehand [closed]

I am currently working as a sales representative for a company. A customer requested the company to create a product 2 years ago (even before I started working there), and the company has never been ...
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Seeking Guidance on Managing Workplace Dynamics - Narcisitic employee [closed]

I hired a team member two years ago in offshore, who, unfortunately, exhibits traits associated with covert narcissism. In my team we are only TWO people , me and narcistic. The workplace has become ...
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Losing time due to my boss being consistently late

Hospital pharmacy hours as per contract are 7:30-2:30. Pharmacist arrives 15-35 mins late daily. I cannot clock in until the pharmacist is there as I’m just a technician and cannot legally work ...
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Addressing rude tone at work

I work for a large company. I was in a call and a team mate, who's a contractor from a well known consultancy (I am a FTE at the company) spoke to his peer (also from same consultancy) in a very ...
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How do I relay to my boss that I hate the job site I am assigned

The job site I recently got assigned to (it's actually three sites, one location) is our current primary project with many others starting soon. I don't want to be stuck at this site too long. It ...
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Can I refuse to review the work of the team tech lead if I have a lower grade than they?

Long story short, I work as a data scientist in a small team. The working environment is quite unusual. Key facts: The lead data scientist's technical expertise wasn't checked during the interview (...
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How to deal with colleague making fun of my decisions [duplicate]

Context: I work as a developer and support specialist in a medium-sized business with a lot of offices around the country. We often get calls from different offices that require technical assistance ...
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How can I manage (or disregard) my feelings effectively while dealing with a difficult boss?

I’ve long worked for a startup owner, who was once my respected mentor. He’s become a difficult, even unprofessional, boss, enforcing abrupt policy changes, publicly criticizing and belittling ...
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How to handle a coworker who is constantly suggesting improvements in pieces of work I'm primarily responsible for?

In my job, my coworker and I handle a certain aspect of development which has 2 parts, my focus is on one part while my coworkers focus is on the other part. Over the last few months, I have noticed ...
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Manager ignores my requests for clarification on projects

I have an issue for the first time in my job. I have recently moved teams and started working in a completely new team. I’m quite new, less than 2 months and for the first month there were no projects ...
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Colleague making up excuses for lack of knowledge

Context: We are a small team of developers working on a single multiplatform project (Web, Mobile and PC). One colleague in particular is in "charge" of the mobile application. I quoted that ...
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How to reply to interview questions about showing "core values" that the company says it has?

I had an interview where I was asked the question Our company has 3 core values including teamwork, integrity and diversity. How do you show these values? Can you give some examples? A while ago I ...
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Resignation vs Termination

I recently was told by my supervisor to hand in my resignation or get fired after my 6-month probation with a bad report. The last statement really took me aback, because it sounded more like a threat....
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My boss is trying to throw me under the bus, for his own mistake [closed]

There was this big project from a huge client that my company got. We are a team of 12 people. That includes 3 developers, 1 team lead and my manager We got assigned work based on Sprints. There is ...
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Interviews: what questions to ask to ascertain degree of autonomy, independence, emphasis on protocols etc.?

I was outsourced out of a job where I had a good degree of autonomy, independence, and ability to plan and do things. I had to take a lower paying job where I have bumped against various 'blocks' or '...
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How to say 'no' to more work?

How can I say 'No' (politely or in a very smart way) to extra work after work time? How can I say no to work that isn’t my responsibility but my manager keeps throwing at me? I’m terrible at ...
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How can I ask my manager to reduce threats of disciplinary action from our director?

People in this scenario: Me - lowly employee Boss - manager of employees Director - Boss's boss, head of department Recently, I started a new job. Since then, I've noticed that nearly every ...
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How do I properly address and handle work burnout?

Short backstory: I've been working for my current company for a few years as a developer and IT Support\Specialist which includes a lot of calls, help-desk duties along the developer part of the job. ...
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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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Tech lead role in a team topologies type of team [closed]

In recent years in the country where I am positioned (Scandinavia) the role of the tech lead in a 10 person team has been reduced. More and more teams actually don't have a designated tech lead. The ...
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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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How do I politely get my coworker to stop communicating with me in morse code?

A close coworker of mine has developed an obsession with morse code and has decided to use it constantly with me. Whilst I find it pretty cool, it's really distracting and I'm finding it hard to ...
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What can I call actions that seem to motivate employees to give gifts to a senior?

A situation like this has been happening. The most senior (say the dean of a faculty or a manager of a company) of the workplace, kind of likes to receive gifts. When there are new members, she looks ...
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Corporate Sponsored Masters Flare Up

I am in a corporate paid Masters program at work. Over time, the group has slowly dwindled to only just a few of us now in this Masters program at a local university. Since then, two of the last ...
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How to ask about a work life balance and conflicts in the team?

I'm interviewing for a Software Engineering Team Leader. I already passed all the interviews. The HR scheduled a meeting for me to meet a Group Leader. Is it okay to ask the group leader the following ...
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How can I raise behavioral concerns as a candidate?

Introduction I'm waiting for an offer from a company I'm currently interviewing with. The job is a Software Engineering Team Lead at a company with 300 employees. My Interpretations During the ...
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CS career - frustrating PR review [closed]

Edit: I don't understand why I'm being downvoted, all I am doing is asking for advice. I have been a developer for nearly 10 years, though it's the first time I am in a "tech" company. My ...
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Co worker in my space

I am a high school teacher (Masters degree with years of experience)and my classroom has a connecting door with the ISS (in school suspension) classroom. Between our two classrooms, there is a small (...
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DSE chair rights [closed]

can I keep a chair that was made specifically for me at my previous job, the chair is at my home address and is over 7 years old
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Using someone’s Powerpoint template for self-introduction

Recently I gave a presentation to a team, and on the first slide I used my colleague's ppt template for my introduction. Now she is accusing me of piracy. Is it wrong to use a general template design ...
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How to Efficiently Learn Proprietary Information in a Challenging Work Environment?

I work as a Linux System Administrator in a fintech company in Nepal. My responsibilities involve working with mobile banking architecture, understanding the flow of events in mobile banking, and ...
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How to face jealous and biased co-workers

The co-workers with me (we are a new department in a university and hence have only a few workers anyway) are kind of showing a jealousy attitude and trying to corner me. They even pass hints at me ...
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Invited to an Interview follow up meeting

I had an Interview with the Infrastructure Development Manager, Development Engineering Team Leader and the Talent Acquisition Manager for the company. They promised to provide feedback the following ...
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Work environment and relationship, not saying hi gives the right to get insulted?

I work as a data analyst and I had a colleague refer the data to us for Analysing. The referral form had the folder Location but there were 8 folders and the form did not say the names of the files. I ...
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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 ...
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I was asked to train new hire on my job - is this eventual replacement?

Boss hired a senior IT team member (senior to me and others) with same but better skill set and I am to train them on my job (other devs are not asked to even though they have the skills to) but I do ...
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What must I do to stop being distracted at my work and playing on my phone?

I keep on scrolling on my phone at work and it's an open work so people notice. Luckily, nobody told me off yet and probs never will since I am an intern and will leave soon. However, for my next job, ...
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How should I let the custodian know that he needs to stop mopping our floors with dirty water?

I have noticed that the new custodian in our workplace often mops our floors with dirty water. The water in the mop bucket is usually dark and it sometimes smells bad. I have never seen him stop ...
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Manager on maternity leave is giving orders

I have taken the manager role for a colleague in maternity leave. She is still involved in the company, requests to be consulted on day-to-day operations, filled-in on employee arguments, and gives ...
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My Boss belches all day, HELP

I work in a professional environment. My boss belches all day. The last time I asked him to be more polite about it he said "I'm in my own personal space" which is his office with the door ...
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As a junior developer, how can I improve if I work with legacy code? [closed]

I graduated in Compsci related course. I was not great at coding during gradschool, but had some basic OOP knowledge, C programming, Java, Python (with django framework), SQL, and front-end with web ...
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