This seems to be the default structure of workplace questions. From the current front page:
- Dealing with co-workers intentionally working slower to milk their work hours?
- How to not let co-worker's incompetence affect my productivity?
- Should I confront a colleague who uses another co-worker to air grievances with me? [closed]
- How to deal with a coworker who is a troll? [closed]
- How to get a peer to stop giving me orders?
- Is it discrimination when my boss treats me differently after finding out that I'm looking for a new job? [closed]
- How to ask software team for basic yet important tasks without lowering morale?
Actually, not as bad as I suspected, though I didn't look under some of the more vaguely worded questions that may be of this form under the covers.
Now, obviously dealing with difficult bosses and co-workers is a legitimate workplace topics. And various advice columnists have built most of their content answering questions like the above in the domain of family and marriage?
Still, it seems that this is not quite what we're looking for.
As noted some of these questions are closed. In other cases, sometimes the question can be re-worded to make them more general.
Still, I wonder if we need to write that the purpose of this board is not to provide a place for you to vent about your bosses and co-workers. That, in describing a situation you should describe others' behavior using as neutral language at possible, even erring on the side of being too generous. (e.g. rather than say your boss is "micromanaging", describe the types of requests your are given). This is more likely to be generally useful.
Or maybe, it's not such a big deal...