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In most cases the request of management that people try work to work out their issues amongst themselves is quite reasonably. However when you are faced with a muscular former bouncer who likes to brag about his martial prowess, this can understandably be a quite intimidating and daunting prospect. In this case I think there is nothing wrong with immediately ...


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It's perfectly normal for people to be upset when decisions do not go their way or are given critical feedback, regardless of environment. Their reaction is due to some combination of: Their own personal maturity and ability to deal with disappointment/criticism The manner in which you conveyed those decisions/feedback You can't control how other people ...


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It seems to be me that your startups are being formed by young adults without a lot of real business experiences. If the reasons for quitting is over office arrangement or how they are performing their job to me is indicative of the above. It would not be the norm for older mature people. It would not be the norm for startups. This may be the "norm&...


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I think there is a few relevant things which distinguish a startup from a large (established) company in this regard. First, at a large company, the employees are much less passionate[*] about the place - they know that the company was around before they joined, and they know that the company will be there after they have moved on, and that the company is ...


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You want to avoid being the office busybody, and any action you take may get you labeled as such. I'm somewhat troubled by the fact that you are ascribing motives to his actions where you do not know what his motives are, unless of course he's openly stating as such. Management's advice to you is reasonable. Everyone is present is an adult, and can resolve ...


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The question here is what your particular issue is. Is the content of the conversation offending you, is the conversation itself distracting you from work, or do you simply not like hearing the same story repeated? If it's about distraction... ....ask them to keep the conversation to a low volume that is acceptable for the workplace. You're essentially ...


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While he doesn't tell me these stories, he speaks loudly to the person next to me so I have to hear. Only thing I can think of doing is next time he starts I'd say "Hey Tim could you knock it off with these types of stories? I'm getting a bit tired of hearing them" I'd find it rather rude if you get in on two other guys' conversation in that way. ...


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I would really rather not hear about this kind of thing. While he doesn't tell me these stories, he speaks loudly to the person next to me so I have to hear. Only thing I can think of doing is next time he starts I'd say "Hey Tim could you knock it off with these types of stories? I'm getting a bit tired of hearing them" If you can't just shake ...


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Hey Tim could you knock it off with these types of stories? I'm getting a bit tired of hearing them This is clearly incredibly aggressive and almost certainly going to lead to a bad result. The important thing is to focus on how they affect your work: Tim, I'm concentrating on a hard problem here. Could you keep your voice down a bit please?


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