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(Done) Req to reopen what is meant by no tennis shoes in a dress code

What is Generally Meant by "No Tennis Shoes" in a Dress Code I believe there's a useful question in here. While we can't say what "No Tennis Shoes" definitively means for a ...
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Why are flags for demonstrably false answers rejected?

This answer is not only demonstrably false as US labor laws vary drastically from state to state, and asking to go directly to the VP of HR is going to be disastrous for anyone naive enough to think ...
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Fired/Laid Off/Redundant: How do we expect these terms to be used?

With the ongoing covid pandemic, I expect we'll see an increase in questions around the topic of losing one's job. As such, I wanted to clarify the meaning of these three commonly used words. The way ...
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Is it On-Topic to ask a question about Work from Home Issues in workplace SE site? (We have been working remotely due to Covid19)

As we all have been working from home or remotely due to Covid-19, our work place has been changed to home. So if we now face any issue related to work, is it suitable to ask it in The Workplace or do ...
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(Done) Req to reopen I told off a consultant and it affected my job

I told off a consultant and it affected my job This is a simple question about correcting course after misconduct. We handle these all the time, and while this one was a bit ranty, it still does come ...
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(Done) This question should not be closed as 'unclear'

Misleading/out of date LinkedIn profiles - saying you still work for an employer when you don't is closed as Unclear what you're asking. There is nothing unclear about it. It seems on-topic (...
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Offensive Language for sorta-sound-similar words?

Just had a question about a recent update to one of my answers. It's not a huge deal, but: would be seen as niggling and holding back the company's bottom line was changed to: would be seen as ...
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Should we use the [red-flags] tag?

While I do appreciate the addition of the new red-flags tag as it provides me a convenient list of questions to vote to close as opinion-based, I think it's probably in the best interest of the site ...
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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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How to provide sources for “it's legal”

I did not want to discuss this topic on the question because there's already enough discussion there :) How do I provide proof or sources if my claim is "[this behavior] is perfectly legal"? If I ...
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Is it OK to add “TLDR: [summary]” to others' questions?

Recently I have made a few edits, adding TLDR section on top of the questions which I consider too long, even after removing unnecessary details. Since I have enough rep, these edits are not peer-...
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Congratulations to Joe Strazzere for breaking the 300K rep barrier!

Congratulations to Joe Strazzere for 100k... no... 200k rep! Congratulations to Joe Strazzere for 100k rep! Congratulations Joe on 300k, a well deserved highscore. All your answers are indicative of ...
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Should topic about volunteering be mentioned explicitly in the help center?

While questions about volunteering aren't off-topic, volunteering isn't mentioned explicitly in What topics can I ask about here? Should this be changed? I think volunteering is a very special form of ...
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Are questions from volunteering on topic?

As the question says, are questions on topic if they come from volunteer activities, rather than from a paid workplace? To be clear, I am asking about situations that might also arise in a workplace (...
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Edit disapproved even when incorrect

Here is the question I had corrected the spellings and grammatical errors with better readability instead of congested lines. But still, it got rejected with a -2. Any thoughts?
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Is criticizing the employer an attempt to answer?

I flagged an answer as "not an answer", but the flag was declined. While there is an endless stream of "quit today" answers on Workplace.SE, this one doesn't even do that. It's just telling that the ...
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Is “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx” an acceptable edit?

I would like to know if Neo's edit to my post is an acceptable change to my contribution? He changed about 3500 characters to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx I see that he is a mod ...
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(DONE) Why was “Our top dev doesn't want new challenges” closed?

Our top dev doesn't want new challenges This question was closed as off-topic with the reasoning "Questions require a goal that we can address..." Yet it had 12 good answers! Clearly at least 12 ...
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Why are so many offensive questions here allowed past screening?

Questions like this frequently appear. Why is it against the law to rape women? They often get downvoted, but why are they even allowed past screening? Posting anonymously as others have been ...
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Is 'Quit your job' an acceptable answer?

A lot of the questions on Workplace are getting an answer along the lines of 'You should quit'. There are some cases where i can see this as a viable answer but the majority of the time I think it ...
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How do we feel about adding feature of directed questions?

How does the community feel about adding a feature to allow directed questions, or in other words, allow OP to request someone respond to their question. I am thinking of a button to be clicked if the ...
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Why was this question closed as “opinion based”?

This question was closed fairly quickly as opinion based by users much higher rated than I, but I don't see where the opinion part is. Would anyone who downvoted care to explain? It's probably off-...
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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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How can a question with no answers be considered highly active?

This question has no answers, but I am banned from answering bc it is supposedly highly active. How is that? Joining open source projects
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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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Merge tags: coronavirus and covid19

We now have both a coronavirus and a covid19 tag. Since all the coronavirus questions are about COVID-19, these should be merged or made synonyms. I do not think the covid19 tag should be destroyed ...
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What is the difference in “Broadness” between the two version of “15 years employment…red flag”

Two questions were recently asked, each looking for the opposing view of the other. The original question is currently open, while the second has been put on hold for being "too broad". The original, ...
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Relevant question for thousands of German employees during the COVID-19 crisis was deleted [duplicate]

Disclaimer: I have written an upvoted answer to following question. This question was deleted by Community: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/155297/can-i-be-forced-to-take-yearly-...
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We should have a flag or close reason of 'Trolling'

This seems a reasonable idea to me, perhaps even with a lower threshold than other flags. The suggestion of flagging as 'Spam' is factually incorrect.
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(DONE) Please vote to reopen “Skilled junior employee critical of her seniors”

Skilled junior employee critical of her seniors I voted to reopen this question. It's a good, solid, important question with some great answers - no idea why it was closed. Perhaps because it was ...
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February 2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Unemployment and COVID-19

It's likely during the next few weeks, months, or even years there will be a large number of people that find themselves suddenly unemployed as a result of COVID-19. I think we should set up a ...
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The phone conspiracy

So, this question Does not having a mobile phone disadvantage me in the job market? is confusing quite a few users trying to help: "Not having to pay for the phone's data plans has saved me ...
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Addressing the troll in the room?

So we have a problem, daily, with a trolling jackass posting abuse, nonsense, and more on the site. It's getting pretty old. Could we: Get guidance on the most effective way for the community to ...
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Do we have a canonical response to health-related questions?

In the same way that we (potentially) close questions "asking for legal advice," I am wondering if we should have a canonical response to questions that essentially ask for health advice, or health ...
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How to flag a user with an offensive username?

Or resident troll seems to be moving to more offensive behaviour: Link now removed as the user seems to have been removed and the URL contained the offending language.
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Is there a way to inform the wider userbase about dealing with the troll?

Not all users drop into meta, and so many are likely not aware of the advice in the previous question about dealing with the troll. (do not engage and flag as spam) This is leading to users engaging ...
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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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Canonical for “can my boss restrict non-work related activity”

I saw the "boss demands I don't talk to any people, because I can get coronavirus" question earlier today and recalled this similar question: Boss has banned cycling to work because he thinks it'...
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That troll again, what can be done?

So back again, and now using a name that belongs to an established user... This should be controlled as it now starts to harm users... A delay loop of users with a rep less than 10 would be a start.....
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When it comes to questions which make public accusations against people, is there a community concensus on what should happen?

Consider the following question: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/154497/harassment-inside-a-certain-mathematics-department It specifically names two people and accuses them of stuff. ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

The Workplace's seventh moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Why is the quality filter for questions and answers so poor?

Supposedly there are spam filters on this site. How do answers like this one get through? Accept current job offer or wait for future offer? If nothing else, it should be flagged for having no ...
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Should we take into account the number of answers and up-votes for a question, when voting to close?

Example question: Strange job interview -- What were they really looking for? In the example, the question is well voted for and has a good number of highly voted answers. However, I would tend to ...
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(Reopened) Why is the “tactics for rewarding employees” question considered “Opinion-based”?

Why did folks vote to close this question as "opinion-based"? Tactics for rewarding employees - keep them motivated and eager for work - long term employee retention It's certainly no more opinion-...
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Casual sexism in The Workplace

This is not the first time I've seen a question like Casual sexism at work? receive a pile-on of comments and answers explaining to the OP that they're not really experiencing sexism (or, for bonus ...
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Deleting my profile, Done with SE

The final straw for me was the latest antics surrounding the moderator elections, and being told off by SE staff. I have put in for deletion of TWP, and am deleting the rest of my accounts. We're ...

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