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I am getting sensitive emails from a project, of which I am no longer a part of

I was working in a company, where I was developing a Full Stack Application. In it, I had implemented Email API features in which users will get the following emails confirmation mail and password of ...
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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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Are these signs of bad management/bad workplace culture or am I exaggerating?

I am working at a small company in Spain as a full-stack software developer and I accumulated a lot of what I would call red flags, to the point where I'm evaluating leaving the company and looking ...
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Coworkers assume I have certain political positions

Unfortunately, I share the first name of Vladimir, same name as Russian president, who is very disliked at the moment. Even though I 100% support Ukraine (like just everybody else) during this ...
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Is it okay to ask my manager/team lead of my IT firm that I can’t work under constant monitoring?

I have been working on a startup company in India for a year now. There are some people in my company who like to keep a constant watch on my work. Like asking me the status report every hour, or ...
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I feel like my boss is being disrespectful to me, how should I handle it?

I am a newly appointed temporary teacher at a University and I have an issue with attitude from my boss from the very start. Some of the issues are as follows He rarely talked to me nicely. When he ...
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Furniture layout, disagreement with officemate

I am in problem. A month before I got job, I was allocated an office. It is a shared office for 3 persons. Everyone is assigned with a table and cupbourd. After a month I changed some setting in ...
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How to navigate an embarrassing mistake I created and recover?

asking for a friend As part of a small project I wrote some code some months ago. The code passed my tests, code review, UAT by business analysts and everything was fine. When the time came for me ...
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Colleagues Ignoring me as I work Independently on my Schedule

Well, I have been to this new Job. It's been like around 5 months. The work atmosphere was the best which I ever experienced (I only worked in small companies for short periods of time due to some ...
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Side effects of asking co-worker to review your CV

I have this co-worker who is really clever and to the details, he knows how to structure a sentence to win the game. Assuming they won't going to have any problem reviewing my CV, could it lead to ...
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Assistant Manager and Receptionist went over my head

I am the payroll director/manager for a small accounting firm. I have roughly 10 individuals who directly report to me. Yesterday, two coworkers and I went to lunch which turned out to last roughly 1 ...
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How to say “that I am not against/countering your opinion” to the boss politely?

I have an issue with a situation that happens a lot of the time. When I converse with my boss, he sometimes misunderstands some point in the discussion and talks from that point of view. However if I ...
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On Scheduling Meetings [closed]

One of the few things I've noticed in the workplace is that things often times don't start and end on time. I know that this isn't out of malice, estimated times and actual times to discuss a subject ...
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How to avoid people throwing random unrelated work at you? [duplicate]

How to politely refuse a request which does not fall under my role or responsibilities and are simply thrown upon me with a tag of "professional development" by a colleague. Or At least make fellow ...
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What in a persons daily demeanor showcases team lead qualities? [closed]

How to know if I deserved to be promoted? I am in a mental mess thinking that maybe they promoted me to team lead because my manager didn't have another option and couldn't wait for one? I know I have ...
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I am new at this place and I have found a critical bug

How should I approach this scenario: I am working as a software contractor in a big telecom giant and they have an app, development for which has taken a painful two years and everyone on the team ...
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My client wants me to work on-site

I'm a web developer, and building an app for one of my clients. The project is kind of big and I hired online freelancers to do javascript and jquery for me. The project has taken a while and now it'...
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How to build strong social network at work [closed]

We need help of others to achieve our goals Though I understand this I feel I'm not sure how to connect with people at work. And being introvert makes it very hard for me. Can anyone please guide me ...
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how to react when getting blamed in office?

In my workplace, one of my senior from another team, blaming me saying i am not providing proper input for his work. Even if i tried my level best to explain what he need, he acts like still i missed ...
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How can I find meaning in 40 hr/week job [closed]

I've been a full-time software developer for the past 3 years, since graduating with a Computer Science degree. I initially had a lot of passion for this field - I used to spend my free time writing ...
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Is it ever acceptable to bring an infant to an office?

I am a software developer; everyone else in my office does similarly taxing mental work. My immediate superior brought her infant child to our office today. Despite the fact that the baby was only ...
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Should I give up my window seat to my more senior , experienced colleague?

Well, An awkward situation at work. We moved into a new office, and I was lucky enough to get a window seat . The first day, the manager just told us to pick our own seats. So I went ahead found a ...
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Would listening to music be a good solution to avoid office keyboard sound [duplicate]

I asked this question at another community but think it will be OK to be here. So it's like this: I've got a chronic phobia with keyboard sound. Unfortunately, my working place has a few constant ...
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How to deal with my co-worker who constantly cuts in to conversation? [duplicate]

I have a co-worker who is a motor mouth and constantly cuts in to conversations she isn't involved in as soon as she walks into the room. I'm over it but want to tell her that in a nice way. How ...
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dealing with competitiveness with a colleague who is senior [closed]

I have joined my team almost a year ago. About 6 months back a new team member has joined my team. The new team mate is at the same position/ designation as me. The new team member is considerably ...
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I finish the project too early, what should I do now? [duplicate]

I have been given a project deadline with a total duration of 1 month, but I finish the project for just 2 weeks. Now, what should I do? Past Experiences: What I experienced before when I chose to ...
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New job assignment where my ex manager has become my subordinate

I have been promoted by the company CEO to senior manager. This position places me above my first boss at the company, who was my boss for 9 years, but we didn't seem to click or harmonize much with ...
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Is childish behaviour OK at workplaces? [closed]

Is excitement and childish behavior ok if I am a hard worker? Does it impact my career even if there are no obstacles in way of working and it does not effect my productivity? I complete all my ...
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How do I handle varying work intensity? [duplicate]

Most of the time at my workplace, I work on projects that are on tight dead lines, stressed customers and a decent pace. I feel comfortable in these environements. However, some times work pace slows ...
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How to transition back to productive work quickly after long meetings?

So here's the deal and I 'm sure many can relate because I've had people say "yep, that's me too.". I will have a single meeting or string of meetings chained together that span say 2-3 hours with no ...
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How do I ask to do work outside my job description?

I was just hired in a junior position. My company employs about 120 people. However, I have very little work to do. It might just be because we're between projects, but I get the impression that this ...
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Specific strategies for maintaining confidence and competence when thrown into a more complex domain?

Preface: Seeing many hints of this question buried within other questions here and have experienced it myself. Scenario: For example, take employee X and the different technical domain levels of ...
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How can I constructively request well scoped project requirements?

Are there good ways to ask the management to improve the clarity and detail level of work requests and be more specific rather than just throwing you into a war zone and expecting you to figure out on ...
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How do you say you are bored and need work to do?

I started working in my current job as a contractor last week and was given an assignment which I completed at the end of the first week. My 2nd week is now into its 2nd day without any ...
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How should I greet co-workers?

I know this may be a very newbie question, but I really want to know. When you come in for a new day of work and see coworkers, is it common to shake hands, or simply say "hi" or "morning" ? Or Do ...
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Are there any strategies you can use to remain focused when working in an open plan environment?

I work in an open plan office that houses about 50 to 60 people. It is mostly engineers at their desks working away, so it is a typical office environment. As you can imagine, sometimes, the noise and ...
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How can I improve communication at a virtual office?

I just started working at a virtual office. I am finding that communication is harder as people have different schedules but you're not sure when they're around, if they're online, if they're ...
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Take your child to work day [closed]

In the US there is a practice originally called "Take your Daughter to work day". It has recently been renamed "Take your child to work day". The original idea was to show daughters that there was a ...
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What benefits are there of being allowed to take your kids to work? [closed]

I've always found the practice and, to some extent even the encouragement of this practice, puzzling. As far as I can tell there is no benefit for any of the parties concerned that is employers, ...
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How do you balance long term and short terms goals? [closed]

We are a product company, where some amount of work goes on on the research front. On the other hand - product is deployed at various client places. And of course new classes of clients are ...
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