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I would report it. Don't hide your identity, there is no point. If your company asks Slack, Slack can probably tell them who accessed that file. It's all in the logs anyway. It's just a matter of someone reading through them. Personally, I don't even understand your need for hiding your identity. You did nothing wrong. In any case, better you be the one ...


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Should I do anything further (if so how) in terms of bringing this up to management, project manager, etc? They've already paid you in terms of your "expenses" and given you extra time off, so I'd think there's no point other than to vent anger (which is a bad idea). How can I approach booking any future time off given that this could happen again? ...


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It's not a bad idea to mention it off-hand, but I wouldn't make a big deal out of it at all. You need to make sure this comes off as an FYI, and not any sort of accusation. Next time you see the CEO, just casually mention it. Hey boss, just so you know I let your brother into your office last week so he could get the keys to the car. Didn't want you ...


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First, you should not have given him your token. If he needed to get in the office, he should've asked his brother for permission, which then would've probably contacted you to give him a token with access to his office. But now that you've done it, informing him would probably be the smartest decision. A simple, "Hey boss, should I generate a token for ...


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Get this straight - A review is not a criticism. It also captures the success stories - more importantly, which actions lead to success for certain person / scenarios. Remember, all feedback are constructive: Negative feedback provides us with the action points to work upon to improve Positive feedback recognizes the efforts that went in and sets examples ...


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Absolutely yes. You can't control the information here. As mentioned elsewhere here, if anything untoward happened in the CEO's office, it will seem like you did it. If you don't have a contemporaneous record that you gave your token to the brother, you will have essentially no defense against an accusation that you did it. Even if nothing odd happened at ...


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Now I would like to know how to address the current situation (if I should) with management/PM, and how to tackle it in the future. There is not much to address the current situation. You yourself knew that it wasn't likely that the project would have been completed on the original date. You even booked your trip a few months after the original date ...


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To me this sounds like a very unprofessional idea, even petty to be honest. You've already expressed your concerns and your manager is not willing to take action. As long as their 'deficiencies' do not hamper your workflow. Try to ignore it. Their job is not yours. However, if it does prevent you from doing your job, document everything. And answer ...


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Depending on where your company is located, there are some privacy rules and laws which might mandate protecting personal data. That apart, information like those you list might help a potential competitor in tailoring economical offers to lure employees in leaving the company. I think you should report the leak, and if you are concerned about keeping your ...


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While you're reluctant to reschedule at this time that is exactly what you should do. Talk to your boss and your partner and then schedule the trip so that it is only a few weeks or a month later than originally planned. You will be clearing it ahead of time with management, it will be before the estimated time for the Smith delivery, and it will still ...


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You should immediately report this to whoever in your organization is responsible for data protection. Unfortunately, you don't state what your jurisdiction is, so I will answer based on my jurisdiction. In my jurisdiction, any company above a certain size must have a designated Data Protection Officer. (If more than 10 employees are routinely processing ...


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All you're really proving is that you're ready and willing to down-talk your colleagues and blame them for projects failing. This might or might not be the case, but this is the impression you're giving. You're throwing your colleagues under a bus. In quantifying your assessment of them, all you're changing is the order in which you'll push them to the ...


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I lose nothing if I don't report it, and I might lose something if I do You may have something to lose if you don't report it… …but later someone else does. If there's an audit following the report, your name may come up in a list of people who have downloaded the file. As a result, there may be questions as to what you did with the file when you ...


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A simple "I am afraid I cannot lend you the master token but sure get the keys for you" would save a lot of trouble. If the Boss later asks why his blood and flesh was not granted access (probably he will understand your reasons since he asked you to design the system) you can offer to create a token for the brother.


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As an employee in a company, how can I know which decisions/courses of action can be taken by myself and which ones need to be escalated or approved? You can work with your manager, to make sure you fully understand your role - the responsibilities, expectations, and limits. Every company is different. Every manager is different. Every process is ...


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Go for it! It’s not unusual to request a number of phone calls with potential colleagues or to visit a new workplace before accepting an offer. Talking to potential peers and managers is a very prudent step in your job search. Ask the recruiter or hiring manager to help you organize some phone calls with potential peers. Or, if you’re not relocating for the ...


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Personally, I would report it. Think about it this way. If it was YOUR data, what would you like to happen if somebody knew that YOUR data has been leaked.


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You don't owe them anything after the end of your employment, and it's not your responsibility to teach them that. Hand in your resignation, work professionally during your notice period, and then move on to the next opportunity. You're leaving a job, it's perfectly fine to do that, and you'll do it many more times during your career.


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First of all, just because it's work for the other team, doesn't make instructions from your manager any less valid. Which you may know, but I want to get out there. You say you were never appreciated or compensated. Well, appreciation is nice, but you shouldn't get extra compensation, unless you did this outside of your regular working hours. If your ...


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Yes, your behavior is very unprofessional. You are trying your best to get two of your superiors fired and you are judging your teammates in ways you are not entitled to and without being asked for such a judgment. Appraising employees is the job of their superiors. Trying to give your behavior a professional look by phrasing your personal and subjective ...


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A general rule is: Don't go to your boss with problems, go to him or her with solutions. [1] Saying "this is a bad idea, if we do it we'll be sorry in a year" isn't helpful. What you need to do is to come up with an alternative plan that avoids the problem while also accomplishing the goals of the problematic one. In your case I assume it would be some ...


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This kind of free-thought ambiguity isn't uncommon. What you can do to combat this is read the content twice over and try to gain some kind of sense from it, and then repeat back your interpretation. Many thanks for the response, I'll assume that you're free on Friday, I'll set up a meeting accordingly. Basically, summarize as clearly and concisely as ...


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Great reviews are balanced (address both strengths and potential growth areas), specific (address specific behaviors, not general attitudes), and include evidence (anecdotes of the behaviors discussed). Part of your job as a reviewer is to identify opportunities for your manager to improve, even if minor behaviors. Everyone could always do something ...


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Should I do anything further (if so how) in terms of bringing this up to management, project manager, etc? Why would you? From due date of your birth to how many weeks the doctor tells you that you have left at the end of life NO date is a guarantee until after it occurs. Yes, some are far more likely than others but projects are subject to change. The ...


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Go to the dentist and have your wisdom tooth fixed Inform you boss in writing (e-mail) that you are unfit to work and need to take care of this. Do this as soon as possible Have the doc write a note that you were in no shape to go to work and how long you will need to recover before you can do your job again. Send copy of this note to your boss (photo by e-...


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At first, my reaction was "I highly doubt you report to all 3" - but then, I thought: hey, companies do weird stuff all the time. Maybe Stressed literally reports to 3 managers. So, right off the bat: you have my sympathies. That situation sounds like it sucks. That said... here's what I would personally do. I would draw up a work schedule, and send all ...


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Both sides made mistakes, but it won't help you that your employer made mistakes. Often small or young companies are not good at training new hires. You should have learned during your free time in the office. You joined in January and you are stating yourself that you didn't have much to do, then why didn't you start looking at documentation and ...


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I was signed off work about 5 months ago In the UK health system, if you are signed off (i.e. your doctor has ticked the box saying you are not fit for work), you should be revisiting your doctor so they can sign you back on (i.e. the line will say you are fit for work as of the stated date). Here is the doctor's line: The doctor will likely have crossed ...


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What specific things can I do to get the most value from this employee, recognizing they aren't capable of solving the coding tasks originally intended? IMHO, the degree in the context of this question means very little if they can't do the work. Neither is the lack of coding interview an inherent problem - there's plenty of people that can solve generic ...


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You have not produced a quantitative solution, you're scoring your subjective opinions with arbitrary numbers. Playing this off as a "quantitative" answer has a good chance of making you look bad aside from the other reasons mentioned in the other answers: chief of which is that you're smack-talking your colleagues. Its possible your manager not only ...


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