Questions tagged [work-environment]
Questions relating to the various physical and psychological factors in the workplace.
Called Dr. in government setting? [closed]
I work in local government (law enforcement) in the US, where titles are pretty important. I am a civilian supervisor with a doctorate degree. No one else there has this degree. I completed it two ...
Need help in dealing with workplace harassment
I went through so much workplace harassment in the last year and due to this I am now suffering from poor mental and physical health It is really unfair if all team is working from home and your ...
Is it a good idea to ask my boss for a one on one in this scenario?
Our department restructured and my new boss called me into his office a while ago. He offered me a new position title with a raise. Long story short I asked him if I could just be a senior project ...
I feel like I am kind of being called out publicly for a mistake I made. Should I bring this up with my superiors or is it no big deal?
This is my first job and I'm just about a month in. My workplace uses an app for staff to communicate with each other, and on this app a group chat has been made including myself and everyone in my ...
How do you handle a coworker who does not know how to work in a team? [closed]
I've been seven months in a small company of thirty people, I work with another guy, who also happens to be one of the first employees of the company, in the same project. This guy does not use the ...
How do I respond to an impossible task given to me by my boss?
Preface: I understand how to calculate this for past changes or generic data. This is in regards to future changes before they happen in order to justify the project. I am leading a website redesign ...
Should I speak about seeing private information about a person?
information about one of my colleagues in the company’s server. Should I tell my colleague about what I saw or keep silent. I’m asking for the best ethical viewpoint.
Is it personal or constructive if the business owner criticizes me for expressing my surprise that my coworker takes more time off?
I work for a small creative business of less than a dozen employees, with the founder/owner managing the team as a whole. I manage production, but am only responsible for one employee. This person ...
Dealing with mean or racist remark from a colleague
I work in California for a small company. I am a brown male. At one of the Annual year end party, I took my wife and my newborn girl to the party. I was introducing my newborn girl to everyone. One of ...
How can I make the people at my company understand that learning a spoken and written language takes time?
I am working for an international company, yet on every meeting my colleagues and bosses are speaking German (as far as I know they all speak English). It happened that someone wanted to respect me to ...
Is there peer-reviewed, scientific research that compares productivity of employees working from home vs. an office? [closed]
I hear lots of anecdotes and opinions about the relative productivity of working from home vs in an office. But is there any scientific research that compares the productivity of these two working ...
Contractor closed out from new contracts with big department in organisation
This question relates to Norway, the business culture is northern. I have the following problem. I have been working as contractor for Organization X 7 years. Not one stretch but let's say 3 periods. ...
How to respond when asked to work with a technology you have not worked with yet?
I am currently working in a software development company. During team meeting my reporting manager asked me to look into issues related to node.js(one of the technology) whereas till date I worked ...
What can I do if I feel Workplace Safety Policy requiring steel-toed shoes makes me less safe?
I recently started a new career and I've been working at a new job in an industrial setting for the past 10 months. So far everything has been going good, I like the work, I like my coworkers and I ...
In a remote work environment how should I let coworkers know that I wont be available for a few hours?
I work with a small team of people. We all work remotely. In general we have very few official policies. When I started the job I asked what are the work hours. My manager told me that they are "...
Shall I ask for a feedback about my performance from my boss?
Half a year ago, I got a new management/leader role. This is not the first time I occupy a leadership position but the work environment is different and so are the duties. I am not sure I am doing ...
What is the work-life balance and pay like as a investment banker?
I'm looking to go into investment banking (IB) or venture capital (VC) after university and have heard many stories about what life is like working in these industries. My question more so relates to ...
Should I take a vacation 4.5 months after starting a new job
I am having a difficult time understanding what my manager wants. He is always polite when he speaks and in his words he said “I totally support you going on this trip, family is important so you ...
Rude behaviour by HRBP during onboarding, should I quit now? [closed]
I haven't completed the first day at my new job. We had an onboarding call where the HRBP (Human Resource Business Partner) was very rude to me. My intuition says that I will be treated the same way ...
How to deal with an colleague with an extremely strong smell?
I share an office with someone who smells extremely bad, maybe the worst I have ever known anyone to smell in my life (I'm not exaggerating, it smells like they have some item of clothing which has ...
How to write a letter of complaint about mean girls
I am in the UK. I understand that there are 'protected characteristics' that one is fully justified in raising complaints about if violated and are taken very seriously by the management however, ...
When should I ask my female co-worker out?
So I've recently started a job and there is this female co-worker that I really like. I would really like to ask her out, sooner rather than later. However there is one big problem: We're going on a ...
Startup scaling but ignoring its seniors' warnings - retry or give up?
I joined a small software dev startup in the moment they started scaling up. The software was a working prototype, a very complex one (multi-threaded CPU and GPU app pushing top notch gaming PC to its ...
Becoming more social in life and at workplace [closed]
I work in a large office with many coworkers. I am not a very social person. But, would like to change this and build better relationships in life (not limited to workplace). Is there anyone here who ...
Discipline for excessive alcohol use outside of the workplace
Hi can an employee be written up for drinking outside of the workplace after hours, but with some colleagues? In this scenario, the employee was out of town visiting the home office. He was invited ...
How do you assert your preference for written communication?
It is a well-known fact that HR/management are really there to look after the reputation and interests of the company. I learnt very early on to make sure that 99% of communication with anybody in a ...
Should I have just minded my own business? [closed]
I'm currently in the midst of a temporary position as an admin assistant/assistant to practice manager in a medium-sized city law firm. I have written several posts about the nepotist/toxic ...
In what situations are you able to call the police at work to deal with abusive colleagues?
I am in England. Both I and many of my friends have experienced abusive/misogynistic/bullying that veers into mobbing/ harassment/sexual harassment at work. I think everyone's first instinct is to try ...
I feel undervalued and don't know whether I should stay? [closed]
I have been trying to break into the legal industry for a few years now. Covid and the subsequent working from home have done nothing to help my plight. Approximately four months ago I was contacted ...
Why do my bosses ask if I am okay?
I tend to care about my work and so I tend to work long hours. I am a manager, so when my employees call out, I pick up their task and complete it. I am told I am an open book and my team and upper ...
How can I protect myself from a sexual predator at work?
I’m an eighteen year old female, and I just started my first day at my new work placement as a farm-hand. I spent 2 weeks searching for a work placement so I was very excited and grateful. I’m afraid ...
How to politely stop a colleague's rude remarks about the way I sip alcohol?
We went to a team dinner where alcoholic beverages were served. However, I am someone who doesn't drink alcohol due to my personal beliefs. Since people around were constantly making fun of me, I ...
How to respond to this email w/o blaming my former boss?
I recently started at this company as a contractor with a 3 month contract. At my 2 month mark, they requested to extend my contract due to my boss putting in his 2 weeks. I was NOT his replacement, I ...
I feel more comfortable working from an office. Is this now a 'drawback'? [closed]
Well. When I first experienced remote work, I was excited as most of us. Some years later, it seems to be a model that is imposing itself in the IT environment at least. In my personal case, I am back ...
How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me? [closed]
I am from south Asia and I am thinking about quitting the current job which I joined a month ago. Reasons are, 500 developers are working in a single git repository ( backend, frontend, tools etc ) ...
How does one develop the mentality to suck it up and work without developing negativity about their job?
I have been working as a software developer for over 1.5 years now. Over this time I have changed jobs twice and I am currently in my 3rd job. The problem is that, in all of my jobs, I quickly start ...
Struggling at job. Frustrated, tired and feeling unproductive. How do I discuss this or approach a new job hunt?
Background: I began working at a well established company 9 months ago. I was invited to interview by a colleague from a previous company. I was told of some tough points such as potentially longer ...
Got heat stroke on the first day of work and I'm embarrassed to go back
My job is outside and laborious; park ranger/gardener. Where I live temperatures sit around 35-40 degrees Celsius (95-104 Fahrenheit) and there’s no air conditioned staff rooms for breaks or water ...
What should you do when IT contact you during the night? [closed]
What should you do when IT contact you during the night? I am getting calls from IT when I am not paid to work overtime and more than 40 hours a day. Is this normal? Also, I am not even getting paid ...
Uncomfortable with desktop pc type setup for work, any resources for help?
I have been using a standard laptop for education/office work, since about 10 years. I have been using an external monitor, as a secondary display, since about 3 years, and find it useful. Been ...
Working without contract in unusual situation
I work in a company that employs people all around the world (remotely). Since it does not have bases in particular countries, their employees are essentially contractors that renegotiate the ...
How to work knowing that I work in the most menial position compared to my classmates from college? [closed]
I fall asleep every night and wake up and tell myself crap- I'm stuck doing this anti-intellectual things that none of my classmates have to do because they're a lot smarter than me,the person who ...
Name of checklist for evaluation of quality of software engineering job
Not sure if this is on topic here, but if feels very close. I was once browsing job offers and I came across one here at SO that had a checklist of desirable features in a software development job/...
Dealing with racism and bullying as an immigrant
3 years ago I joined a company as a Software Engineer (after 3 years of work in tech industry) in a EU country and after 1 month of their required training I was assigned to a team that barely codes (...
How to deal with a poor work-life balance?
I'm a 4+ years experienced Software Engineer working in an Indian startup from last 7 months. I chose this startup because in my last organization: the work was highly repetitive I wasn't learning ...
How do you handle being the only tech guy in a non tech team?
The company I currently work for has a terrible amount of processes that require manual work, thus they are very limited in the amount of projects they can take, as their processes do not scale up, ...
How to handle emotionally, a chronically irritable manager?
This is in the context of a UK work culture. I work in a small isolated team with a chronically irritable manager. I wouldn't go as far as to describe him as angry but he's certainly not merely abrupt/...
Ideal status in Microsoft Teams
This is a generic question. I chose MS Teams as an example. Basically any such application that has these particular statuses as options. I am not sure about the reason behind the downvotes. Perhaps ...
Not sure how to respond to a colleague at work
I joined a new work place and there had been an event where all people in other departments too got together. After the lunch two girls from my department were at the place where they were ...
How to convey the thanks directed at myself to others who have given a helping hand to do some work
I have arranged to deliver some goods to a covid infected person in our office after everyone in the department has contributed with money. That is, the goods were from the department's collected ...