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

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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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2answers
470 views

Is this a silly reason to want to be better at my job?

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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1answer
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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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5answers
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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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1answer
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how to behave with coworkers? [on hold]

I just want to know how to behave with coworkers because I'm newly joined into IT. And more about if there is a difference in age whats gonna good point make a good friendship with them.
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2answers
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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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2answers
586 views

How to behave in a toxic work environment? [on hold]

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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2answers
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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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2answers
954 views

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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2answers
514 views

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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3answers
1k views

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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0answers
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How do u react if a emplyoee next to you doesnt smell good? [duplicate]

How do u react if a emplyoee next to you doesnt smell good?
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7answers
4k views

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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17answers
31k views

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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1answer
1k views

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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2answers
298 views

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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8answers
2k views

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 ...
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8answers
1k views

Dealing with Boss's Son irregular work [closed]

I have a issue within the small company (under 10 employees) I work for and need some advice. I have been employed with the company 10 years. During this time I have seen the boss's son come and go ...
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6answers
511 views

How to gain trust at workplace? [closed]

I recently joined small software company and have been assigned to project in which one of team member is very senior has been working on the same code base for about 7 years. Part of my assignment ...
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1answer
402 views

Coworker acting strange [closed]

I've recently started at a new workplace as a System developer. We sit in an "open area" with assigned workplaces where there are walls/ cabinets seperating us. The coworker behind me was very ...
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2answers
446 views

How do I approach expressing boredom at my stable 9-5 job when doing so may jeopardize management's view of my performance?

Background: I have a decent job for someone at entry level, but it is pretty monotonous. There is high turnover and very little upward mobility within the department. The pay grade is not so good ...
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3answers
420 views

How do I approach my new boss in my new job about major changes in my working environment? [duplicate]

I have very recently started a new job as a Software Engineer. Hardware consists of a pretty good windows 10 notebook (i7, 1TB SSD, 32RAM, 3 x 24" screen) in a "dev network" independent from the ...
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11answers
22k views

Anxiety attack at work, caused by colleague, how to handle?

I have a colleague who thinks he knows everything better than me. Sure, he knows many things, but not everything. He knows quite some things better than me, but I also know other things better than ...
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4answers
760 views

How to solve this shared resources problem at my workplace?

We have some shared resources at my workplace, namely: the dishwasher the coffee machine the kitchen sink and we have a policy on how to use them: Dishwasher If you have some dishes which need ...
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3answers
746 views

How do I deal with an unreliable employer?

I am currently in the process of getting a job at a small company. I have known the owners of the company for a while, and they have expressed interest in hiring me. My problem is that they are ...
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3answers
318 views

What is the right approach to handle bossy co-worker?

I’ve joined a robotics team in a consulting firm one month ago. I don’t have any work experience so I’m quite new to almost everything. My co-worker, let’s say X, has been working on this area for one ...
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1answer
2k views

Being denied bathroom at work because I'm the only male

I am on light duty at my employer's office. Light duty is when you have a worker who is recovering from something and they are not physically able/allowed to do their normal work, so they are ...
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4answers
884 views

Work Desk is too Close to the Toilets

This question is on behalf of a colleague, Alice. Alice's desk is situated right next to one of the toilets and, as you can imagine, it often gets pretty smelly where she works. This has been made ...
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5answers
982 views

Handling an Excessively Dominant Coworker

I work as a barista at a well-known coffee company. I have about nine years of experience with the company, so coworkers often ask me for advice. I injured my knee at the beginning of August and had ...
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2answers
258 views

Advice on how to handle an equal with less experience bossing me around [closed]

I have a colleague that has been with the company for 2 years and I have been here for 5 years. He has no degree and has been tapped to be the next Test Technician, he has been given the ...
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12answers
26k views

Will declining my company's many social events negatively influence my career?

I've been working for this company in the Netherlands for 6 months now. When they said they valued get-togethers and game nights, I expected the occasional Friday afternoon gathering or a game night ...
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3answers
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What is the social norm when people in conversation have different pronunciations of the same word? [closed]

Basically i'm an English person looking for work in IT in Australia and I realised the other day that there is a word that will come up multiple times a day and is pronounced completely differently; ...
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3answers
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I snapped on my boss, when and how should I apologize?

I recently snapped on my boss. He's the CEO of a small company. I regularly have scheduled meetings with another boss where you talk about work life, complaints, suggestions, etc. In the last year or ...
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3answers
528 views

Is it reasonable to send warning over a phone going off [closed]

I work as a software developer in an IT service company. Our office has about 50 people. Usually we have our phones on silent mode. Once in a while (approx 1-2 times a month) a phone goes off, since ...
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4answers
689 views

Helping someone who did not employ me (or his employee)

(This problem takes place at a university, but I still think it belongs here, as it is more about colleague relationship / work ethics than about academia.) I work as an assistant at a university. My ...
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11answers
23k views

How do I get a coworker to do something that they don’t want to do, as they disrespect me?

I asked a colleague at work to do a 5-minute task, which is part of their role. I sent an email, but they didn't reply. I went up to the person’s desk and they totally dismissed the request saying ...
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3answers
875 views

How to survive as a junior developer in workplace that does not tolerate mistakes?

My friend is a junior at a workplace that requires staff to take 100% responsibility for their work. In practice this means no code reviews. Any errors, mistakes or inefficiencies are to be identified ...
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4answers
707 views

Office manager repeatedly produces loud distracting noises (tics), what to do?

Working in a small co-work space, the current office manager constantly and repeatedly (every 10 seconds approximately) produces loud noises (mostly tics) when not engaging in a conversation. A few ...
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2answers
343 views

How to deal with a boss who doesn't listen to you and keeps criticizing? [closed]

So, I have this CTO with 15+ years of experience in my small Software Development company, who is quite knowledgeable but is extremely proud of himself over his knowledge. Although he is good in terms ...
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2answers
569 views

What should I consider when being asked to make a surprising move?

I currently work on a project for a senior manager as their ‘number 2’, often attending meetings and deputising on their behalf. I was told that a new person is coming onto the project to be their ...
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2answers
442 views

Lead engineer is not helpful at all [closed]

I got my first software engineering job little more than half a year ago and I am struggling with our lead engineer. Long story short, he tells me what and when to do things. Most of the emails he ...
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5answers
1k views

How to stay sharp and not sleepy at work [closed]

I am a programmer and every morning after having breakfast at work I always feeling tired and sleepy. During breakfast I am just eating breads and scrambled egg also had 6 hours of sleep at night. I ...
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2answers
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My colleague burps loudly all the time, How to handle the situation ?

This colleague of mine sits next to me like barely 2-3 feet apart. she keeps burping out loud all day every 10-15 min or so. It's annoying and i cannot find a way to tell her without sounding rude. ...
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2answers
562 views

How to deal with an overly correcting mentor?

I have this problem with a coworker. I do work with him for months now and the problem does not seem to go away. He is a close co-worker and also kind of my mentor since I recently started as a full ...
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3answers
896 views

Is it reasonable to expect students to always eat lunch with the other employees?

For 3 weeks I've been doing a project with my school team for another company (it's unpaid). We make biweekly (twice a week) visits to the company. It's a company with around 8 employees. The way ...
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1answer
367 views

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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3answers
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Can I resign without notice due to unhealthy working conditions?

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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1answer
352 views

My current progress at my internship and my negative thinking [closed]

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 ...
2
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1answer
379 views

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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5answers
1k views

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 ...