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81 votes
10 answers
24k views

I suspect a coworker is pregnant and will be taking maternity leave, but she hasn't confirmed and I can't really ask

73 votes
13 answers
20k views

Is there a polite way to say "I am not going to be convinced this is a good idea, but I can also see you won't either. Go ahead without my blessing"?

65 votes
13 answers
28k views

How can I constructively address the fact that a coworker with the same (senior) title doesn't have the basic skills for the role

60 votes
10 answers
16k views

How to handle it when someone drags in upper management to get you to solve a problem that they were the source of

54 votes
5 answers
14k views

How should I respond to a (positive) email about my career path that I don't think was supposed to come to me?

40 votes
7 answers
12k views

What to do when my boss explicitly says he has nothing for me to do? [duplicate]

36 votes
6 answers
3k views

Sharing self-developed but untested tools or processes with colleagues

30 votes
4 answers
12k views

Should a desk cleaning occur before or after two weeks notice?

20 votes
5 answers
4k views

Coworker wants me to clear out the clutter from my cubicle

14 votes
3 answers
4k views

Returning bonuses received while job hunting

13 votes
4 answers
24k views

Informing my (new) boss I may need time off due to family health issues

11 votes
4 answers
5k views

Boss changes his mind, doesn't tell me, gets offended when i go with original plan

11 votes
5 answers
1k views

How can I schedule my day to ensure that the "boring but necessary work" isn't ignored in favor of the fun work

10 votes
4 answers
1k views

How can I keep my private and work coding-life separate?

10 votes
3 answers
13k views

Leaving employer in the middle of a "big project", offering to help part time

5 votes
6 answers
2k views

Should out of office email auto responses be put in place before you're actually out of office?

5 votes
2 answers
687 views

How to maintain social integration when your workload is substantially different than those around you

5 votes
4 answers
2k views

Pointing out a perceived flaw in a product when your job security is thin

5 votes
5 answers
1k views

How to evade work-safe topics when I don't have a culture-safe opinion? [closed]

4 votes
4 answers
758 views

How to approach knowing of a coworkers departure but keeping it an "Inner circle"?

4 votes
3 answers
2k views

How can I encourage my coworkers to ask questions in meetings instead of waiting until later?

4 votes
4 answers
643 views

How to handle a situation where my boss is expecting things when I have no control over them? [closed]

3 votes
3 answers
3k views

How to professionally say "I've got too much going on right now to help you with this" and keep a good reputation?

3 votes
2 answers
1k views

What questions do I need ask when being sent out of town for a conference?

2 votes
2 answers
528 views

What sort of projects would attract attention in a code portfolio?

1 vote
2 answers
1k views

Is it ok to ask my direct supervisor if he will give me a reference AND ask him not to notify boss?

0 votes
3 answers
433 views

Is it appropriate to insert inline hyperlinks to referenced documents in email?

0 votes
2 answers
244 views

How would I describe "extra" (unprompted, extracurricular) work I did for an employer that was of benefit to a company on my resume?

-2 votes
4 answers
497 views

Research and proof of concept work for an unapproved project [closed]