Questions tagged [work-environment]
Questions relating to the various physical and psychological factors in the workplace.
How to say 'we will work in future' with a positive attitiude
I work in an IT company, I was working on a project, let say A and later I was moved to another project, let say B. Now the architect with whom I was working on project A wants me back to work on the ...
Bored at work - what's next? [duplicate]
I feel like no one's engaging me at work to do anything useful. I'm not sure if it's just the time of year or the amount of work at the company as a whole. But this has been going on for a couple ...
How to solve difference of opinion with senior colleagues on taking an approach towards a task?
Lately, I have observed that I have been frequently engaging in arguments with my senior colleagues to whom I report the work I do. These arguments are not in a negative way but most of the times, the ...
How do I handle malicious coworker making work unbearable
I recently started working for a small team. At the same time company hired another person for the same position. We were meant to form two person team, because our competences are complementary. That'...
When in a conflict with someone, should I tell them that I intend to speak to their superior?
In a workplace, if there is a conflict with a coworker, the best approach is to talk to the coworker about the problem directly. If a resolution cannot be reached, one can then try talking to the ...
Are there any obvious drawbacks to hiring only very experienced developers for a consulting firm?
I have been a developer for about 12 years, and for about 4 in my current company. This company is specialized in IT consultancy, but also in legal advice consultancy, financial and economic ...
How can I understand unwritten rules in office? [closed]
When you join a new company or team or group of people then there are unwritten office rules which everyone knows. But since you are new, it takes you some time to understand those.
Is my boss allowed to tell my coworkers that I've resigned before I could?
I have resigned, but I didn't have a chance to take a breathe before my boss told everyone that I'm leaving. My boss did not ask for my permission to do so. I just wish I could've had the option to ...
What should a new-to-the-workforce teenager be aware of before joining the workplace?
I'm a teenager about to join the workplace and I'm curious what things I should know about - in particular, what things differ between an actual work environment and what's often portrayed in tv/...
How to refuse to work when on vacation while keeping relationships as best as possible?
I work for a company as an algorithm developer, recently promoted from software engineer. I am very valued both by management and by peers, as is evident from management by constant positive feedback, ...
How loud until you get a mark on your back?
Being relatively skilled and relatively loud in the office at promoting myself has got me in several rollercoasters of raising through the ranks then falling :) But one thing with being loud is ...
Is it a valid strategy at workplace to select the people you work and comunicate with and avoid the rest?
I am closing on my 20 years working as IT. I am above average skilled and loud enough to be able to gain focus, raise through the ranks and then fall. Have done it several times :) I have had ...
How to react if the team accepts you as leader but the managment tells you to back off?
i have been doing this project recently where I had relative difficult start with a team , but at one point it worked and the team started to accept me as a leader. Not a leader like "team lead&...
What not to say in job interviews?
2 years ago, I decided to go back to work for my previous employer in a different city. I left the first time because the more I did good at work, the more problems I had. I decided to come back ...
How to answer to a potential employer about the reason for leaving [duplicate]
I left my work due to the toxic environment and pay was less than my last job. When I started my job I was told by the outsourced recruiter that in due time 3-6 months I will get a price match of my ...
Should I wait to leave my company after I finish a big project? What's the best way to do this?
So, I don't like my job anymore. For a few reasons. First of all, the culture fit is just not really there. Second, my job has changed very drastically from my job description after just 1 year. I'm ...
What to do if the team doesn't follow best practices, and it impacts my work?
I work in deep learning and image processing, but I have skills in software development, information security and IT. My company seems hell-bent on doing everything wrong in these three domains, and ...
Does a co-working place provide any benefit to a freelancer
I'm a freelance developer. I've been working from home for 2.5 years, with a quite solid set-up: I've my regular customers and a stable economical situation. PROBLEMS I CAN SEE IN MY FUTURE I'm very ...
How should I deal with coworkers who don't want to engage in small talk?
I work with a great team of people. I'm the only female, and I'm younger, while the others are middle-aged. We usually get along great, have fun, engage in ridiculous banter, and share a lot of laughs....
What is a good way to complain on a retrospective meeting?
Hi I had a following case - a JIra issue with broken flow with regards of To Do / Selected for development / In Progress / Done. The result was that all the tooling around the JIra - boards reports ...
Tricky situation causing great mental fatigue
Context Asking for my mum. She is a head at a warehouse. There is a new employee that has been causing some hassles. This has created some tension. Description The new employee, by all accounts, is ...
Should I leave my current job?
I make a minor mistake, something very minuscule, a few times a day like a typo/template error etc. However, every few weeks or so, I make a mistake where my boss may need to confront me after ...
Is it common to make mistakes often at work?
I’ve been at my current job for almost two years. And it’s my first time in the field, while I have a general understanding of what the job entails, things happen and some things can fall through the ...
Lack of work, should I be worried about my position?
As the title states. There is an extreme lack of work for me, to the point where I have done no more than maybe 30 minutes worth of work in 3 days. At first it was just annoying as I like being ...
Can we follow up our probation result?
So I've already worked for 3 months (probation), and today is the end of my probation. Well I haven't heard any result from HR / my boss (boss is in a different office because of corona) and I have ...
Manager/coach not giving me proper credit for the projects I do. How to move forward?
I think I got a very toxic direct manager. I recently graduated college and this is my first job, don’t know what to do. So here’s a list of toxic things he’s done : I discussed some ideas with him ...
Dealing with the fallout of a work related lie
TL;DR: I lied to a co-worker in an email by removing content from emails that I forwarded. Looking to find a path to regaining their trust. How do I continue to work in close proximity, whilst there ...
How to tolerate coworkers who write crappy code? [closed]
I'm a senior software engineer working for a tech company. I've been in the same company for more than two years. There are lots of interesting problems to solve that I love. I'm super happy to have ...
What the CEO says has to go no matter what
I work in an IT / web development team for a retailer. We were a larger team but have been downsized 50% due to staff leaving recently and not being able to find replacements. We did have a manager ...
How to politely ask for more information on a task?
I am a web developer and I often get emailed with bugs that need fixing or for new features. For example I may get an email saying something along the lines of: on page X it doesn’t jump to the ...
How to professionally deal with a bad boss?
I am weary, kinda frustrated. I am unhappy. I am demotivated. My interaction with my boss leaves me cold. Sometimes he's kinda bully, intrusive, controlling, picky or petty. I am wondering how can I ...
Looking for tools to maintain productivity and keep myself in check? [duplicate]
I have a job where I work from the office 3/4 weeks and from home for a week. No matter how much I tried to keep myself focused and productive, I found that I just slacked off towards the end of the ...
Tracking software monitoring our activity to the minute. Expected to work 8 hours straight. What can we do?
A few months ago, the management implemented a tracking software on our computers, such that it counts time only when a certain app we are working on is open and we are active on it. This means that ...
Hired as a developer with no infrastructure in place to do my job [closed]
I don't know if dysfunctional is the correct term here, but I find myself working for a company that did not have any Git workflow in place, did not have any source code versioning in place, did not ...
Dealing with Boss's/ Senior Staff's family [closed]
I have worked and interned at small & medium size firms, ranging from 7 staff members to 100. I have noticed time and time again when family member's visit, eg for lunch, they seem to think they ...
Running personal errands/ tasks for employer?
This is a pre-covid lockdown scenario, however I am still asking the question should similar situations in the future arise. Background: I was a temp maternity cover as a assistant to the Practice ...
How to deal with a coworker who is tasked to support you but is dragging you down?
TL;DR I have an assignment, 3 weeks in, and due to schedule concerns and the team has a nascent understanding of the assignment at hand. However, I feel like the co-worker tasked to help me who has 20+...
How should one handle getting asked to be an expert in an unfamiliar technology? [closed]
I have been working for an IT company for five years. Four of those years were I worked with the same technology but for reasons that changed and I was moved to another project but I moved out for not ...
How to deal with a politically biased workplace? [closed]
I know this topic has been posted before, however none of them really cover this situation. My sister works with a local community college in the US that is very liberal left-leaning politically ...
How can I get things done by my superiors who seem either unresponsive or deliberately not willing to?
I've been at this job for a few years now and I have come across 3 people who are superiors in terms of experience in different fields. There are certain things I need from them (which is their job) ...
How to make coworker more accountable
I am struggling with a team where no one wants to take accountability. I have spoken to team at least 10-15 times & gave them piece of my mind. Never heard anything back from them. They never came ...
Co-worker avoided/missed answering part of an email. How do I politely remind them?
I wrote an email to someone who's a manager on another team, and there were two parts to it that were labeled 1. and 2., but she only answered the second question. I had CC'd two people in the email ...
Colleague is working in a toxic environment and wants to leave but can't because he requires a work visa. How can I best assist my colleague?
Overview A colleague of mine requires a work visa to work in the U.S. My colleague and I work for this nonprofit organization currently. We first worked at this nonprofit as interns 3 years back but ...
Escaping the retail industry as an 18-year-old with only retail experience [closed]
For over two years now I have worked as a grocery store cashier. This is the only work environment I have ever known. This year has taken a toll on a lot of people's mental health, my own included. ...
How to tell your boss that you don't want to use the expensive MacBook he bought you, as you are used to Linux/Windows
The title pretty much says it all, but for some context, I started at a new job about a month ago and before I started they ordered me a MacBook Pro to work on. Every day since I've been pulling my ...
Should you show up to an interview if your boss does not wear a mask?
I applied for a tutoring position, and I am currently going through the process of getting this position. The first step of the process of getting hired for the position is to take the test to see if ...
What should I do when in a work environment that confuses security with control actually slows down my workflow?
So I am working as a temp basically for a banking institution that has me restricted from downloading Git, it creates a Bitbucket repo for me but I am denied access to the repo that was created on my ...
ELI5: Explain work hours to young adult [closed]
Something like ELI5 (Explain Like I'm 5-years old): Pretend I'm a young adult in highschool/primary school or university and haven't tried any full-time jobs, say in summer breaks or for internships. ...
Should I tell my manager how unhappy I am when I want to quit anyway?
I work in this company for over 15 years as a software developer. During the last years employees have left the company again and again and I have taken over their work. This includes work like ...
Has anyone had any success in re-creating the office experience/environment remotely? [closed]
I'm interested to learn more about any software/platforms/tools that people have been using while remote working to try and re-create the office experience eg. using platforms for a virtual ...