What can I do if I have a massive personal problem with a future student? is currently on hold as off-topic. The OP is a teaching assistant who has a problem with a student. Because it involves a student, some people suggested moving it to Academia.
A question shouldn't be on- or off-topic just because of the type of workplace. We aren't The Software Workplace or The White-Collar Professional Workplace; questions from retail workers, plumbers, elementary-school teachers, dog groomers, or anybody else should be welcome here so long as they're about the workplace aspect and not the specific discipline.
If stores, cube farms, dentists' offices, and salons are valid workplaces for our site, then so is a college campus.
The present question is about a conflict between someone in a position of authority and a subordinate he didn't choose. That's solidly within our scope. The test for migration isn't "is the other site better"; it's "is it off-topic here". It's not off-topic here.
Lilienthal disagreed, arguing that academia is special. To which I respond: we can answer the workplace question here, where the OP asked a question that fits our scope. If it turns out that the OP really needs academia-flavored customization, he can ask a new question there (drawing on what he's learned here). He shouldn't expect, and we shouldn't try to provide, academia-specific answers because that's not our scope, but interactions with other people in one's workplace are in our scope.
Does on-topic-ness depend on the type of workplace?