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Are the changes here appropriate?

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/posts/8849/revisions I am considering implementing a policy that all employees must speak the language of the country where the company is located in when ...
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Do we want such a “handicap” (whatever it means) for Workplace questions in the hot list?

How come there are 5 Workplace questions in the hot list? When discussing above question in elections chat, Shog noted: ...TWP needs a handicap with 100+ sites, none of them should have more ...
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The “using this site” question shouldn't have been migrated

How to ask questions regarding my current job when coworkers use this site too? was asked on main and migrated to meta, in my opinion incorrectly. If somebody had asked a question about using Reddit ...
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Standard way to add follow up to a question I asked [duplicate]

I recently asked a question and received some great answers that guided me to handle the situation. Today (some days later), after addressing the problem with the person involved, I have some new ...
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What happened to the manager poaching question?

I posted a question (https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/140813/107097) that got deleted. Why was it removed?
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Reopen “Should I notify my employer that I intend to work on an open-source or personal project in my free time”

My question was put on hold as off-topic because: Questions seeking advice on company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies should be directed to your manager or HR department. ...
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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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(Done) This isn't a duplicate. Needs one more reopen vote

Colleague is not competent but gets away with it Totally different scenario when the OP is a contractor.
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How many votes to close?

In this post, the first "close vote" needed 4 more for it to take effect. Now, though, that close vote needs 24 buddies to get anywhere. Why? What is it that determines the necessary number of votes? ...
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The answer author's disagreement is now enough to reject an edit? (an edit rejected after only 1 review)

We have this answer and a proposed edit https://workplace.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/72814 I made this edit to remove offensive characterization of people who take Software Freedom ...
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Closure and Possible Deletion: How can I tactfully write that I haven't received a reply?

I've improved How can I tactfully write that I haven't received a reply?. Can it please be reopened? But why are there 2 votes for deletion?
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Request to merge 3 tags: Unprofessional behavior , harassment, and sexual harassment

I am suggesting that one of the moderators of this site (Jane, Enderland...) or another user with the necessary privilege merge these 2 tag under the existing Unprofessional Behavior tag: Harassment ...
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Should we have a “too trivial” close reason?

There have been a few questions recently where the problem faced by the OP has little-to-nothing to do with the workplace is about some common social convention I realize some people do struggle ...
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How can I re active my question?

My question had been put on hold: closed as too broad by ... what-is-the-best-way-to-coach-a-junior-in-software-development I've edited the question and then add a comment for the people who closed ...
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Should we selectively apply the rules to defend our own bias? [closed]

EDIT: I have asked the moderators to close this question (by flagging it.) We shouldn't ban a user because of his/her hair color. A meta post on this topic would be pointless because no one is ...
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questions based on bad or wrong assumptions [duplicate]

Sometimes there are questions that are based on very bad or wrong assumptions. I am thinking of something like this one, that is 'how many lines of codes should a programmer commit per day?'. The top ...
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(REOPENED) Reopen request: Clean Air & Office

This question has been closed with the ever-popular "Questions seeking advice on company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies should be directed to your manager or HR department. Questions ...
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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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Explain and downvote - Good Practice?

This is just a proposal, which I consider is a good practise, especially on WorkPlace. All the answers here are mostly opinions, advises and suggestions, which (in most cases) are sincere efforts to ...
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Tag Merge - redundancy to layoff or both to termination

While looking at the suggested tag synonyms I noticed two that could potentially themselves be merged into the broader termination tag: layoff and redundancy. The latter two have 80 and 38 questions ...
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Can we ask for resume review here in The Workplace?

I don't know if it is allowed to ask for review of resume here at workplace. So is it good to ask for that here just like in codereview for codes written by peers.
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Are edits to answers that remove gender bias constructive?

I recently read this answer. It was pretty good, except there were a couple of cases of gender bias being used. "He" was used instead of "They", the question didn't indicate any specific gender. So 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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Brainstorming Event

I'm throwing an idea out there about an event for everyone to get together and throw ideas out there for new questions that would benefit all the users and hopefully increase some site traffic. At ...
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Advice for posting answers that invoke concerns of women in the workplace without always having to go back to the very basics?

Ensnarled by votes and comments on this answer https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/94935/42272 but I deal with this often around here. I'm close to deleting my account over pretty persistent ...
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Please reopen questions that I improved?

Can the closed questions beneath (now edited and improved) please be reopened? I welcome recommendations for improvement! Thanks. How do I tactfully tell a superior that a junior employee ...
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Add Interpersonal Skills SE as a migration target

Following up from this meta question, In the past few days, I've seen the following questions: How to decline politely How to go around a colleague who keeps inviting me for religious activities? ...
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Why exactly was my meta post “What is wrong with my “levels of the hierarchy” question?” downvoted?

This question: Describes the rationale of asking I think well enough Explains why the asker (maybe wrongly) assumed that the question is on topic. Enumerates the possible answers the asker would ...
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What is wrong with my “levels of the hierarchy” question?

I would like to ask more to comment on my "Are there any known rules or finding on who defines the number of the hierarchy levels in the team?" question. I really do not understand why it was put near ...
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What is the minimum language level required for a non-native speaker?

What is the level of English language skill one is expected to use on workplace.SE if one is not a native English speaker. Is the minimum bar so high that the members here are not able to enter into ...
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Where did the comments go?

There were a bunch of comments on Should my manager be aware of private LinkedIn approaches I receive? How to politely have this happen?. A seemingly random bunch of them were deleted. There is no "...
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Why is this question about eating coworkers' lunch closed as off-topic?

This question is closed as off-topic with a note: "Questions asking for advice on a specific choice, such as what job to take or what skills to learn, are difficult to answer objectively and are ...
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Fixed terms for mods

We don't have fixed terms for mods. This means that if a mod goes off the rails or loses sight of their role they remain in a position of power and can enforce their personal opinions or agendas on ...
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Why did this post get so many upvotes? [closed]

Is it appropriate to ask about a company's dress code during an interview? I am 100% sure that this isn't a real problem that the OP faces. If this question commands +60, and the accepted answer ...
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Some mod is completely out of control on this board

Dangerous workplace travelling This question had multiple comments which identified the area the OP was talking about, and had discussions about the relative safety of the US vs. other nations of the ...
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Are edits to remove political view allowed? [closed]

I have a question about my The Workplace Stack Exchange post: Am I wrong to tell my coworkers my favorite presidential candidate? So originally I was asking about Trump as my political candidate, and ...
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Some questions surely must be a joke

I mean, come on. How do I ask my manager for time off? How long should I wait before decorating my desk? How do I follow up an email that just says "thank you"? My colleagues have too much fun! What ...
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Is this question about handling the aftermath of marital infidelity on-topic?

I'm not 100% sure this is on-topic. The essential core of the question is about a personal relationship and a personal issue. While there may be workplace aspects to this situation, none of them have ...
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Bad behavior on StackExchange - the Workplace

I'm ranking 8th place for the year on another StackExchange forum and I like to help people. I don't consider myself a troll. But it looks like "THE WORKPLACE" here is inhabited by people who are ...

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