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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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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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This question seemed fair. What was wrong?

What was wrong with this question? https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/154592/437 The text of the question was: I prefer competition to collaboration. Is this compatible with a career in ...
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Is my question about a reasonable pay rate request a duplicate of another question stating how to find a reasonable pay rate for a job?

I'm not entirely sure if a recommended duplicate actually answers the question I'm asking. My question is asking for specifics on how to ask for a higher pay at a new position than I have at my ...
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Can this question be asked around here?

Once I was notified from my management that I had been part of some injustice against some woman and therefore I am no longer welcome to do business with them. My manager asked me what it was but I ...
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Shouldn't this question be deleted for blatant sexism?

In this question: How should I tactfully let my coworker know I'm uncomfortable being alone with someone else in a closed-off room? The OP is promoting a blatant sexist stereotype of "All men ...
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Should I cancel contact with a contract hiring agency; is this a duplicate?

I feel this question might be a duplicate, but if it isn't is it on topic to post? I was contacted for contract work by a contract agency for a company I really wanted to work for as a full time ...
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Is this the right stack exchange to ask questions for learning current good manufacturing practices?

I am a biology major who is applying for QC laboratory jobs, which state the need for cGMP skills. I am having trouble honing down resources for learning cGMP, as I hear it is variable to your job. ...
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Getting downvotes and delete votes for my recent questions

A couple of my recent questions have gotten a lot of downvotes and delete votes for each - the questions are: Is it rude and unprofessional for a hiring manager to check with my references before ...
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Give more info around the site on how to make a question less company specific

I see you already have a meta post explaining how to edit a question to remove "company specific" elements. I understand this rule is to prevent questions and answers which are only helpful to the OP, ...
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Can we improve the text of the “real questions have answers” close reason?

One of our close reasons currently reads as follows (based on this meta post): Real questions have answers. Rather than explaining why your situation is terrible, or why your boss/coworker makes ...
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(Reopened) Why was the “Fired by an Intoxicated Boss” question closed?

I'm confused why the Fired by an Intoxicated Boss question was closed. The close reason says: "Questions seeking advice on company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies should be ...
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How can we address a poor but highly voted answer with potential legal implications

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/44592/16 This answer lack references and appears to be wholly the personal opinion of the poster despite the statement as though it was all fact. A multitude of ...
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Update Help Center to match new off-topic wordings

We recently changed the "advice on what to do" close reason to "advice on a specific choice". However, I noticed that the off-topic definitions in the Help Center were not updated to match the new ...
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“Advice on what to do” close reason is over-broad

Update: We asked this question almost two years ago, and it took a while for voting to produce a clear winner. We'd like to implement this answer. As described here, I feel the current wording of ...
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Removing the word “career” from the Off topic close reason

Recently the What should I do Close reason wording was changed to: Questions asking for advice on a specific career choice, such as what job to take or what skills to learn, are difficult to answer ...
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Reopen question on forwarding emails to personal address in the UK

This question (HR and work emails forwarded to private email - can they be used in a court of law?) has been put on hold for being company-specific. However, the question is not company-specific ...
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Reopen “How to convince manager to let employees change departments?”

I would like to reopen the question How to convince manager to let employees change departments? Right now it is closed for seeking advice on company-specific regulations. That close reason is ...
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Why is this question on hold? Complaining about junior label after entering company

The following question was put on hold Is it reasonable to complain about the 'junior' label after entering the company with 4 years of experience? for the following reason: Questions ...
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Should edits to Programming Test question be rolled back?

I initially voted to close the question "How do I determine if a programming task doable during interview?" for being not about the workplace, but after a comment from Andrew Berry I retracted my vote ...
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Is The Workplace inclined more towards the US?

I have been on this site for over two months, and I have noticed that it seems to be more inclined towards the US. Most of the answers I see here are based on US laws. Someone from another country has ...
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Are facility management questions on topic?

As I see it, facility management in the context of a workplace concerns itself with creating, operating and maintaining commercial environments and infrastructure. In an office context I believe the ...
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Opinion based question

This question is entirely about opinion and cannot have any one definite answer. Why has it not been closed? Subjects to discuss while on break with older colleagues
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Question, should we eliminate or change the reason to close regarding company specific policies?

Here is the reason in question: •"Questions seeking advice on company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies should be directed to your manager or HR department. Questions that address only a ...
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Can we remove the legal advice from the off topic close reason?

Too often the Off-topic close reason asking for legal advice is misapplied to any question that has a question about the law. Instead I think we should reword the close reason to say: This ...
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“Choose rationally between two different jobs” - reopen request

The question Chose rationally between two different jobs (life changing) has been closed for asking "What to do". I believe that this question is not off-topic and should be reopened. The final lines ...
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Are questions about other workplaces than the office/telecommute on topic?

To be immediately concrete with a possible question: I've been wondering what the best thing to do is when you're operating heavy machinery, in say a warehouse, a factory or a construction site, and ...
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Can we improve the text of the “Advice on what to do” close reason?

“Advice on what to do” close reason is over-broad Questions asking for advice on what to do are not practical answerable questions (e.g. "what job should I take?", or "what skills should I ...
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Why “Does it make sense to apply to second time for another position?” has been closed?

This question has been closed as off topic. I do not think it is: The question about the job search should be on topic. It is unlikely that it is not clear what is being asked (should I re-apply or ...
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What do I need to do to get the 'poison a co-worker' question re-opened?

My question has been closed and I'm working on revising it to get it re-opened and would like your help. Here is the question: What happens if I poison a co-worker who has been stealing my food? ...

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