cybernard
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Criticized for doing my job too well
14 votes

Firstly, @RichardU's answer is right. However, here is the thing to do. Add negative consequences for taking too long. You drop one spot on the leaderboard for taking longer than a day (or ...

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Coworker asking to borrow money in front of other people
11 votes

Where I work this wouldn't be an issue. People loan other money for small things like lunch, no problem. The employees where I work are actually trustworthy.

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Pregnant teacher forced to work outside in high heat
8 votes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_and_Medical_Leave_Act_of_1993 The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a United States labor law requiring covered employers to provide employees ...

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Internship and can't make deadline. Should I work unpaid extra time?
8 votes

Keeping management informed is your best course of action. It will give them time to do something about it. Maybe they will assign a 2nd team member to help you. They can at least tell the customer,...

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How should I react when a co-worker says his 3000 line method is optimized? Should I report it to my boss?
7 votes

I think the getting hit by a bus example might be the best. I would go to your boss, and say "I have concerns about the codes maintainability, if the employee gets hit by a bus or otherwise ...

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Is staying in the first job for a long time (>2 yrs) a bad thing?
4 votes

I would definitely recommend staying longer. However, you should be doing research. Check the newspapers, online, and etc to see what other employers are looking for. Especially look for years of ...

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Engineer refusing to file/disclose patents
3 votes

Your going to have to offer him a way out without repercussions. We "company" will not peruse and legal actions or hold the past against you. ...etc We wish to negotiate a higher level of ...

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How to stop an employee from holding the company hostage?
3 votes

The only way to fix this is to take away Mr. A control. First get management approval. Make a brand new git. Import a good, agreed upon starting point. Start from there, and bring the code forward. ...

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How do I deal with an unproductive colleague in a small company?
2 votes

Although it is not your responsibility, you could try and identify the problem. Is the problem solvable? Do they lack the skill do there job? Recommend: Sending them to training. There are a ...

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How can I screen calls when callers refuse to tell me the nature of the call?
2 votes

How about Caller ID? Do you have it, can you get it? Google it, or use any one of a zillion online lookup services. Get the sales people name and phone # book to search against. If you have VOIP ...

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How can I get employees to respect the leave policy?
1 votes

I suggest creating a designated list of spare employees on a rotating basis. Also create it 2 months out into the future at least so people can make plans around it. The people on the list will know ...

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I'm in charge of equipment buying but no one's ever happy with what I choose. How to fix this?
1 votes

Buy 10 different keyboards/mice. Select a test group of users, and let them use them. Get feedback. Buy the combination of mice/keyboards that the most people are happy with.

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Can staying late look like something bad?
1 votes

Obviously if you are looking to find something wrong or see it in a negative light you can. I am not implying this is happening, but I have heard of a couple real-life cases where employees would ...

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What to do when during a meeting client's people start to (physically) fight with each other?
0 votes

Clearly your meeting does not have enough department or people. Suggest that 3-4 members of security attend the next meeting so they can use their training to stop the fight before it happens. If ...

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What to do with a good employee who comes late and leaves early?
0 votes

Your biggest problem is other people are waiting for reports. Once you address this issue the gossip will probably go away after awhile. Other people have covered the "other" solutions I am going to ...

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How can I screen calls when callers refuse to tell me the nature of the call?
-1 votes

Have management send out an email/regular mail. Dear valued customer, Effective 6-1-2016: For security and to reduce the time we spend with spam and/or other waste of time calls we now require you ...

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