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How do I improve 'ELI5: Explain work hours to young adult'?

How do I improve this question please? ELI5: Explain work hours to young adult (answer gets 9 upvotes and question gets 9 downvotes. so much for this Why aren't people voting for questions?. ...
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Where can I ask a question related to changing career?

I am wondering where I should ask a question related to changing career, specializing, getting a career coach in the field of electronics engineering? With certain age, place and if even it is ...
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What's the difference between [professionalism] and [unprofessional-behavior]?

I've read The Workplace constantly for a few months, and I'm confused about the scope of the tags professionalism and unprofessional-behavior. It seems to me they're talking about the same or similar ...
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Could we be less aggressive in locking questions with argumentative comments?

Today there was a highly active question posted about an individual facing HR consequences at work due to a ill advised racial / gender remark made in response to another coworker. One of the answers ...
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What's the best way to handle editing questions which massively change answers?

I'm looking at How can I manage a remote team member who appears to not be working their full hours? where the question was edited and rewritten to the point that a 160 voted answer seems to be ...
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Make that answer a canonical answer to “how to quit gracefully in a professional way”

I am not exactly sure, if this should be really done by going meta but I want to attract your attention to a question that has been asked many times in pretty much all possible way : Should I wait to ...
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What opinions are allowed here?

I recently received a warning from the mods. This called attention to various posts of mine,including one where I sugggested social mobility was a good thing. I'd rather not be banned so, with that in ...
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How can I delete a comment on a “locked” question?

I wrote some comments on a question that subsequently got locked: Choosing between two job offers: big brand vs smaller more fulfilling role In an effort to not contribute to "our comment problem&...
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Question about “how to make a decision” between offers should be reopened

Choosing between two job offers: big brand vs smaller more fulfilling role The close reason says "Instead of asking which decision to make, try asking how to make the decision" And the ...
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When comments start okay and then diverge, can we just move the latter ones into discussion, while keeping the appropriate ones above?

An example of what I'm talking about is here: https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/113513/discussion-on-question-by-ellenoid-how-should-i-deal-with-coworkers-who-dont-wa There were many comments, some ...
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Articulating subtlety between theory and practice when answering questions

I know that occasionally, some of my answers and responses can come across as heavy-handed. My particular weakness is when explaining a situation where a person may be technically right, but the ...
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Should we adopt the Academia SE rule banning allegations about named individuals or organisations?

On the Academia SE, there is a rule banning questions that allege misconduct by named individuals or organisations, including posts that allege that the poster has performed misconduct when the user ...
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How was this question rude or abusive?

This question was deleted because it was "rude or abusive": https://workplace.stackexchange.com/posts/164134/revisions How? This was a very educational case of a professional meeting a ...
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(Done) Reopen the Client can no longer pay me due to circumstances question

client-can-no-longer-afford-to-pay-me-due-to-unforseen-circumstances A pretty common dilemma and answerable, in fact it has 11 answers already. No idea why it was closed and I think it should be re-...
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(Done) Request to reopen working remotely from another country than UK

The question How long can I work remotely from Italy if my workplace is UK without me/my employer incurring taxing issues? was closed due to "Questions seeking advice on company-specific ...
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(Done) Req to reopen what is meant by no tennis shoes in a dress code

What is Generally Meant by "No Tennis Shoes" in a Dress Code I believe there's a useful question in here. While we can't say what "No Tennis Shoes" definitively means for a ...
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Why are flags for demonstrably false answers rejected?

This answer is not only demonstrably false as US labor laws vary drastically from state to state, and asking to go directly to the VP of HR is going to be disastrous for anyone naive enough to think ...
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Fired/Laid Off/Redundant: How do we expect these terms to be used?

With the ongoing covid pandemic, I expect we'll see an increase in questions around the topic of losing one's job. As such, I wanted to clarify the meaning of these three commonly used words. The way ...
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Is it On-Topic to ask a question about Work from Home Issues in workplace SE site? (We have been working remotely due to Covid19)

As we all have been working from home or remotely due to Covid-19, our work place has been changed to home. So if we now face any issue related to work, is it suitable to ask it in The Workplace or do ...
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(Done) Req to reopen I told off a consultant and it affected my job

I told off a consultant and it affected my job This is a simple question about correcting course after misconduct. We handle these all the time, and while this one was a bit ranty, it still does come ...
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Offensive Language for sorta-sound-similar words?

Just had a question about a recent update to one of my answers. It's not a huge deal, but: would be seen as niggling and holding back the company's bottom line was changed to: would be seen as ...
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Should we use the [red-flags] tag?

While I do appreciate the addition of the new red-flags tag as it provides me a convenient list of questions to vote to close as opinion-based, I think it's probably in the best interest of the site ...
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Why is the reputation of the last user to interact with a question shown on the Home page?

I just noticed that front page now shows reputation on the "modified [time] ago [name] [rating]" line: When was this rolled out? What is the reasoning behind that change?
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How to provide sources for “it's legal”

I did not want to discuss this topic on the question because there's already enough discussion there :) How do I provide proof or sources if my claim is "[this behavior] is perfectly legal"? If I ...
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When does “Want to improve this post?” appear? [duplicate]

I just saw above an answer a banner I did not see before: When is this banner triggered? Is this a specific flag placed on the answer (manually by someone)? (It is certainly not automatic as plenty ...
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Why did the system identify this question as spam?

I was visiting the review queue when this question How does one operate in an "Dark Scrum" environment? came up with the note Our system has identified this post as possible spam; please ...
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Should topic about volunteering be mentioned explicitly in the help center?

While questions about volunteering aren't off-topic, volunteering isn't mentioned explicitly in What topics can I ask about here? Should this be changed? I think volunteering is a very special form of ...
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Congratulations to Joe Strazzere for breaking the 300K rep barrier!

Congratulations to Joe Strazzere for 100k... no... 200k rep! Congratulations to Joe Strazzere for 100k rep! Congratulations Joe on 300k, a well deserved highscore. All your answers are indicative of ...
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Is creating anonymous questions disabled on purpose?

I cannot create anonymous questions anymore on The Workplace, is this intended behavior? I tried to create an incognito session in Chrome and post a question, which redirects me to the login/signup ...
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Edit disapproved even when incorrect

Here is the question I had corrected the spellings and grammatical errors with better readability instead of congested lines. But still, it got rejected with a -2. Any thoughts?
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Is criticizing the employer an attempt to answer?

I flagged an answer as "not an answer", but the flag was declined. While there is an endless stream of "quit today" answers on Workplace.SE, this one doesn't even do that. It's just telling that the ...
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Is “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx” an acceptable edit?

I would like to know if Neo's edit to my post is an acceptable change to my contribution? He changed about 3500 characters to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx I see that he is a mod ...
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(DONE) Why was “Our top dev doesn't want new challenges” closed?

Our top dev doesn't want new challenges This question was closed as off-topic with the reasoning "Questions require a goal that we can address..." Yet it had 12 good answers! Clearly at least 12 ...
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Why is this question closed as off-topic?

Please check the question. Software developer work day productivity: Is there an ideal code editor usage percentage? After initially getting a good response, the question got targeted and closed as ...
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Why are so many offensive questions here allowed past screening?

Questions like this frequently appear. Why is it against the law to rape women? They often get downvoted, but why are they even allowed past screening? Posting anonymously as others have been ...
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Why was my edit suggestion to revert vandalism rejected?

I recently suggested this edit to revert vandalism committed by a user against their question. One reviewer accepted the edit, but then I see that it has been rejected (shows as a "rejected edit" in ...
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How do we feel about adding feature of directed questions?

How does the community feel about adding a feature to allow directed questions, or in other words, allow OP to request someone respond to their question. I am thinking of a button to be clicked if the ...
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Why was this question closed as “opinion based”?

This question was closed fairly quickly as opinion based by users much higher rated than I, but I don't see where the opinion part is. Would anyone who downvoted care to explain? It's probably off-...
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Is a question about what to learn in order to develop my career OK for Workplace Stack Exchange?

I'm a data analyst and would like to ask a question about what should I learn in order to become better at my profession. The "Tour" page says "Don't ask what to do". Is my question like this? I also ...
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How can a question with no answers be considered highly active?

This question has no answers, but I am banned from answering bc it is supposedly highly active. How is that? Joining open source projects
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COVID questions about being forced to attend place of employment

There have been a few questions lately from people that are being forced to go into the office, where they feel it is unsafe, or they have a moral obligation to stay at home. In almost every instance,...
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Relevant question for thousands of German employees during the COVID-19 crisis was deleted [duplicate]

Disclaimer: I have written an upvoted answer to following question. This question was deleted by Community: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/155297/can-i-be-forced-to-take-yearly-...
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Unemployment and COVID-19

It's likely during the next few weeks, months, or even years there will be a large number of people that find themselves suddenly unemployed as a result of COVID-19. I think we should set up a ...
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The phone conspiracy

So, this question Does not having a mobile phone disadvantage me in the job market? is confusing quite a few users trying to help: "Not having to pay for the phone's data plans has saved me ...
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Do we have a canonical response to health-related questions?

In the same way that we (potentially) close questions "asking for legal advice," I am wondering if we should have a canonical response to questions that essentially ask for health advice, or health ...
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Merge tags: coronavirus and covid19

We now have both a coronavirus and a covid19 tag. Since all the coronavirus questions are about COVID-19, these should be merged or made synonyms. I do not think the covid19 tag should be destroyed ...
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We should have a flag or close reason of 'Trolling'

This seems a reasonable idea to me, perhaps even with a lower threshold than other flags. The suggestion of flagging as 'Spam' is factually incorrect.
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Canonical for “can my boss restrict non-work related activity”

I saw the "boss demands I don't talk to any people, because I can get coronavirus" question earlier today and recalled this similar question: Boss has banned cycling to work because he thinks it'...
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That troll again, what can be done?

So back again, and now using a name that belongs to an established user... This should be controlled as it now starts to harm users... A delay loop of users with a rep less than 10 would be a start.....
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Kill this user for being a 1 rep spammer

I think this user: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/users/115420/sarah-hanes should have their account deleted because they posted 2 spam posts. They are a 1 rep spammer who should be deleted ...

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