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I do not agree to re-licensing my content

today I will be deleting all questions and answers I have written on this site before the 5th of September 2019. This is due to the re-licensing effective from the same date. This post serves as a ...
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Management Questions

I have a question(s) that I want to post about Management. However, it is about 2 employees, with similar problems, roles, and backgrounds (thus sources of issues) but drastically different ...
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Answers defaced with “(Answer not available under cc by-sa 4.0)”?

Why were so many answers defaced by replacing the text with: (Answer not available under cc by-sa 4.0) for example: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/140306/7777
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Was this question spam or offensive?

I went to edit an answer I had made and found my answer was gone. The question was deleted as spam/offensive: My boss is very indirect and conflict-avoidant (in contrast to me). Should I take their ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Why is there no “Unrelated to workplace” close-reason?

Sometimes, I come across a question completely unrelated to the workplace (or, I feel it is). But, when I want to VTC with off-topic, I can only close with the following reasons: Company specific/...
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Are we a forum that deals with questions about capitalism and monopolies?

I need to say to start with that I was raised left-wing. My dad is a socialist, but I believe in capitalism. I think that we should all strive to create the best product and make sure our company ...
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Is two days enough time for a question to be open with active reponses going on throughout that time frame?

I just saw an explanation about a question being closed because it had been open for two days already and had more than one answer. The discussion of closing the question did not say anything about ...
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“Correcting” british to american english

In regard to: Can I be fired the same day that I hand in my notice? In revision 6 'endeavours' was changed to 'endeavors' which I think is strange especially as this is a UK question and this is the ...
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Address abbreviations in “How to Ask”

The current "How to Ask" when creating questions is this: Is your question about the workplace? We prefer questions that can be answered, not just discussed. Provide details. Share your ...
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(Done) Reopen request:Resigned after working at company for 2 months. A year later, I would like to apply for a different position

Resigned after working at company for 2 months. A year later, I would like to apply for a different position at that same company. Is it worth trying? This was a highly voted question with many ...
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Abusing SE for SEO (search engine optimization)

The way SEO works is as follows. You want the google page rank algorithm to put your page very high. One way to do that is to have other websites link to it. This works best, if the other websites are ...
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My question got removed

This question was removed. I didn't have any opportunity to clarify or defend myself because I just got home from work and saw it removed now. I posted it last night before going to bed. All the ...
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Mister Positive: Thank you, and how can we help you?

As someone who finds this site and network useful, I'd like to say that I'm really grateful for your commitment to the site. I know it isn't easy, and I can't imagine how hard the recent events must ...
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(User was removed) reputation reduction when I have never posted any questions or answers

I have never posted any questions or answers on this site (except comments). All my reputation points here is from the 100 bonus for joining and from approved edits Yet today I have got a ...
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Are ergonomics questions regarding home offices off-topic?

Would a huge screen/projector be healthier for the eyes? As of the time of writing this meta post, the question above has 4 close votes. Ergonomics questions in general are on topic but someone ...
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This question doesn't ask for legal advice, but the answers are mostly legal. What should be done?

Currently the top answer to this question has at least one answer, a Law SE answer and a few comments with sources (buried by move-to-chat) that suggest that it is factually wrong. The issue that the ...
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Reopen request: Sent technical test that was impossible, other candidates completed it

Sent technical test that was impossible, other candidates completed it This question was just put on hold with the "questions require a goal we can address" reason. I'm not sure I agree with that, ...
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“Quit your job” as the answer to everything

Maybe I am just starting to notice it lately but it seems like all sorts of questions have been receiving the corporate equivalents of "hit the gym, lawyer up, delete facebook" much more often ...
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(Done) Reopen request - How to negotiate an offer if I'm not actually going to accept it

How to negotiate an offer if I'm not actually going to accept it This was closed as too broad, but there is arguably a straightforward and answerable question in bold: So should I try ...
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(DONE) Why is question about reorganizations closed as Off-Topic?

Are workplace reorganizations that result in a change in job duties without employee consent a violation of the original job contract? To me, the question seems clear and has a clear answer. This is ...
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(DONE) Question asks how to convince the boss. It was closed for “asking for advice on a specific choice”?

Technical disagreements with my boss This question specifically asks "How can I convince him [that his position about test results is incorrect]?" Yet it was closed as off-topic because "Questions ...
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Why am I featured as a New contributor?

I have joined this community 2 years and 7 months ago: My first Reputation Points were earned in 17th October 2018 (through some Edits): My First Answer in this community was last week, on 7th ...
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Help with improving question

I asked this: "rival" organised management meeting to pressure me: how to defend myself while being diplomatic? and it immediately got downvoted. The problem is something I will encounter ...
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Is there a way to change a “skip” to “leave open”?

I recently voted "skip" on a close vote review, since the question didn't look very good to me but I thought it could be salvaged (but wasn't sure how to do it myself). I've now read an answer on ...
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(DONE) Reopen request: How do you forgive/let go/move on from a bully ex employer

How do you forgive/let go/move on from a bully ex employer This got closed as off topic: questions require a goal we can address. I've edited to make the goal clear by adding a sentence to the end ...
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Canonical for “I entered into an agreement outside my contract and now my employer is refusing to honour it” questions

The most recent example: Employer reneged on negotiated clauses, citing budget cuts - what can I do? The correct answer to most variants of this question is essentially "you screwed up by not getting ...
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Recommendation for posts where OP is in a bad spot of their own making

Take this for what you will, but I have found that saying things like "you should have" aren't constructive. Instead, try things like "In the future, take these steps" Try to help the OP as much as ...
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How to not only get “ideal world” answers?

In the question:How can I manage my team to maintain a reasonable productivity when my employer doesn't treat employees well? One of the answers basically was: "fear them into working hard". And ...
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Encourage question/answers to be gender-neutral

There is a question about ways to dress in winter to preserve "business-casual" look. The first version of my answer addressed the question from POV of a cisgendered male dress tradition in the US. I ...
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What is a helpful interpretation of “company specific” in the off-topic rationales?

I see a lot of questions closed for being off-topic because they are about “company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies.” What should be “in” and “out” given this description of off-topic ...
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Is the term “guys” a violation of the CoC?

According to an article on VOX, The term guys is problematic What is the official stance on this word for TWP?
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Updates to the Code of Conduct

Here is the official FAQ on the topic that has been so hot as of late, just in case you don't stay up on the Meta site. Official FAQ on gender pronouns and Code of Conduct changes And here is a link ...
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Leaving Stack Exchange Community

I've debated for a while whether or not to post this, but I've finally decided now that enough is enough. The direction that Stack Exchange has been going in is bad enough, but the treatment of ...
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Back to basics: Assume good intentions and Be nice

There's a concept in the business world called "Back to basics" When a company has drifted too far from it's principles, it often reviews itself, and starts a "back to basics" program/initiative. ...
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Forward, to the future

Now that two of our mods are back, it's time to look forward. There's been a good deal of bad will built up, and the mods are not going to have an easy time of it. The new CoC will have some very ...
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New tag (and wiki) for employment bonds (common in India)?

It seems that in India, it is common for new employees to sign an employment bond (or simply bond) - meaning they agree to pay a certain sum of money if they leave their employment before a certain ...
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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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What does the return of the mods mean?

Does it mean they’ve determined no change or correction is forthcoming from SE about Monica’s ejection and this is just the new normal? And there’s nothing to be gained by continuing to object? Or ...
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A big thank you to our mods

Just like to show some well earned respects to our mods who put our site first and foremost. I know it wouldn't have been the easy choice. So great job and welcome back!
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Calm down, nothing to see here

Seriously, everyone, calm down. With or without moderators, we are all adults here, the place isn't going to collapse under it's own weight, get overrun by trolls, and get carried off into the swamp. ...
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Heard a lot from mods on their way out

It's great to hear the sentiments and protestations of loyalty to the site users and all the rest. But lets keep it real. Not one mod stepped up to the plate to help TWP by remaining for at least a ...
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Why was my comment deleted, but not the replies to it?

I posted a highly upvoted comment which was not asking for clarification on the question, so I understand why it was deleted. But why weren't the replies to my comment deleted also? This is not the ...
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No more active ♦ moderators. How should we keep the site in order?

In the past few days, y'all have witnessed the terrible action Stack Exchange's done: They dismissed Monica, one of the most beloved and respected moderator and community members. Following that, all ...
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Resigning as Moderator from TWP

As most of you know, Monica was removed as a moderator over the weekend by the SE staff. It wasn’t her decision, and there simply wasn't any justification for it. I scoured all the data I could ...
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Deciding to take a break

I've decided to take a break from Stack Exchange. The reasons are probably pretty obvious, but the details can be found on this Meta about another Meta post I made which was deleted by staff. Knowing ...
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Is “bad worker” a taboo here?

In the past I had multiple experiences here when I addressed the issue of bad performers, bad managers or "non-contributors", and a few people have been quite negative about the topic. I never had a ...
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Thank you to the moderators

I was surprised and disappointed to catch up on the events that has led to the dismissal and resignation of three of our moderators. I think that they, and all other moderators on The Workplace, past ...
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Resigning as moderator from Workplace.SE

After having been a moderator for this community for over four years, I have tendered my resignation from Workplace.SE. I am proud to have served the community alongside Monica, who acted as a mentor ...
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Resigning as moderator

Monica was removed as a moderator over the weekend by the SE staff. It wasn’t her decision. As a result of that decision and way it was undertaken, I have taken the easy decision of immediately ...