Recently, I've noticed the red dot indicating there are a lot of close votes to be reviewed pretty much every time I get on the site. Is this a bug or do we actually have a deficit of close votes reviews?
There's a deficit of people to review those close votes.
We simply need more people to step up and go through the review queues on a regular basis. We moderators can't do this as our votes are immediate and binding. We'd much prefer users to reach a consensus on reviewing questions.
There seem to be a large number of close votes being cast on here in general - more than most other SE sites I frequent.
Perhaps there should be a review of the VTC categories and/or the guidelines for what is considered on topic here? Workplace issues are not a science. Most questions and answers on TWP are to some extent opinion- and personal-experience based. If most of the VTCs that are cast were approved, then there wouldn't be any questions on here at all!