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Are reality check questions on topic here?

I'm asking because of the specific question below, but I'm hoping to get an answer for the general case: Good or bad company? The relevant part: I can't tell if this is normal stuff to have to ...
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(Done) Should this question on getting fired on the last day be marked off topic?

The question Why did I get fired right before my last day? was closed, and I personally do not believe there is any other place on SE to ask this good question. Is it OK to ask where it is closest to ...
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Are answers that advise illegal/unethical actions acceptable?

In this question the OP acknowledges behaving unprofessionally in the office and is concerned that this may have been witnessed by a female colleague, who is now acting uncomfortable around him. A ...
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Final decision made, retirement begins Friday

In the spirit of the high holy day of Christianity, it's time for (metaphorical) death and renewal. I came back because of the twitstorm and felt I could help out, but it's clear I have other venues. ...
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(Done)Req to Reopen How to Deal With Legacy Software and Split Opnion

The question How to deal with legacy software and split opinion only needs one more open vote to be reopened. Given that the reason it was closed was "Because ask a software question on a software ...
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Diversity in this stack, and addressing the difficulties of neurodivirse user base. at TWP

Since TWP has a very large userbase from IT, and there is a much higher prevelance of autism in high tech fields in general See this study, An effort should be made to be more welcoming of people on ...
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Should I post this question in workplace.stackexchange or softwareengineering.stackexchange or elsewhere

I have a question about my The Workplace Stack Exchange post: App startup founder wants my help to solve urgent software engineering problem affecting considerable percent of users - says will give a ...
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Req to Reopen “Working with people that have different views in geopolitics”

Working with people that have different views in geopolitics This is not opinion based, and multinationals such as the one I work for are constantly handling this sticky situation with China. There ...
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April is autism awareness month

April is autism awareness month. As I've seen no official posts on it since I've been here, I've decided to take the initiative. Autism (and Asperger's syndrome, which is a form of autism) presents ...
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Reopen request - Different opinion led to a co-worker not working with me anymore

Different opinion led to a co-worker not working with me anymore This question was closed as "opinion-based", but the OP wasn't asking whether we agree with his opinion. The question he's asking is ...
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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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What's up with the downvote pattern on this question?

How to point to risks in a culture that awards optimism and punishes CYA Every answer here has 2 downvotes. I'm prepared to accept my answer was merits the DVs it got, but two downvotes on all ...
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Time to retire, take care

I've done my bit for this community I reckon. I don't like it lately, and life's too short to let myself worry about petty inconsequentials and people on the internet. So I'm taking a break. I'm old, ...
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Tag synonym: [legal] and [law]

I noticed that we have tags both for legal (189 questions) and law (73 questions). I think the two words are pretty much synonymous, so I would propose having law redirect to legal. Unfortunately I ...
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Questions that basically ask TWP to function as someone's Google Assistant

I'd like to get everyone's thoughts on how questions like this fit against guidelines on this site: Agreement between employee and employer for use of personal equipment Although the larger topic ...
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Providing an answer to a “protected” Topic

I rcently came across the following Topic: What can I do if I am asked to learn different programming languages very frequently? I am a Human Resources Professional with some experience in this ...
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Why was my answer deleted as spam / offensive?

I want the following answer undeleted as it clearly and demostrabely is not what it is falsely accused of ! https://workplace.stackexchange.com/posts/131840/revisions I have not used offensive ...
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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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What is the standard for mods stepping in and deleting posts?

Inspired by the discussion on THIS QUESTION The answer deleted had a +17 and -28 for a total of -11 The following answers, by the same user, were rated as low, if not lower What should I do about ...
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Congratulations Richard U for a 100K!

Congratulations to Richard U for reaching 100K. We are inspired by you. Wish you good fortune and the best it yet to come!! A personal note: In case you're yet to read the bio, please do.
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Why was my answer deleted?

Would you mods care to explain the deletion of my perfectly good answer? Just because your culture upbringing and religion and mine are not the same doesn't mean mine has anything wrong with it. What ...
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( DONE) Drug test question shouldn't be on hold, please reopen

This is a relevant and answerable question. Am I able to retake a Pre-employment Drug Screen? Drug tests are not arbitrary, there are fixed and logical procedures for them which deal with attempts ...
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What is the proper way to get a question migrated to another board?

I occasionally flag questions that, in my opinion, should be moved to a more appropriate board, such as Law.SE. This seems to have no effect. Is there a better way to get questions migrated to a ...
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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 my answer not useful or was it misunderstood

I answered my first answer on this site here. It was downvoted. (It has since been edited so it doesn't get misunderstood.) I was wondering why. Was it "not useful" (the caption on the downvote ...
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How can one demonstrate a pattern of harassment on this site?

This is not related to me, but is related to a recent incident. I witnessed one user being harassing towards another in repeated comments across multiple Questions and answers. I flagged the ...
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Can I combine different answers into one and how?

Recently I asked a question that got a lot of advice and a few part-answers. Is there any way to combine the part answers into one answer? My question is here: Is there any risk in sharing info about ...
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What is this site's policy on naming other users in a post?

It was my understanding that specifically naming someone as an example is bad form, such as, in the past, when a particular user has been named as someone who votes to close posts, but does not ...
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Tag cleanup for [software] tag

After seeing someone incorrectly add the tag software to a question, I stumbled upon this Meta post explaining how it should be used, which is for questions about using software, not developing it. I ...
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Why was nothing done about this racial stereotype?

This answer asserts that a soap dispenser that does not work properly for a black person was designed by white people who design products for white people without concern for other races. There is no ...
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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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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

The Workplace's sixth 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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What if non-English text in a post doesn't appear to say what the author claims?

This question is from the point of view of moderation. just say this "gaman shiteimasu. jibun no chikara de gambatte hoshii desu kara." translated this means "I'm refraining from taking (that) ...
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A canon question for getting back to the workplace and/or switching careers

I see these questions from time to time, and having gone through rebuilding myself from nothing, I know how to do both. Does this come up enough for us to write a canon question and answer it?
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What is this site's editing policy?

I've become confused by two meta posts: Edit invalidating top voted answer (REOPENED) Reopen request: Clean Air & Office In the first, a diamond user made substantial editorial changes in an ...
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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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Edit invalidating top voted answer

This question has been edited by a diamond moderator in a way that invalidates the top-voted answer. Given the question as it now stands, my reaction tends towards "give your colleague a heads up". ...
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Was my comment not useful?

Edit: Rather than ask why my comment was deleted, I’d rather ask, was it not useful? I understand moderator fatigue is real, and comments are noisy — especially in Workplace — but, for a while, my ...
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(DONE) Can we reopen: “how to deal with inter team work in a toxic team”?

How to deal with inter-team work in a toxic team? This has been edited down to a manageable size. It's answerable now.
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(DONE) Can we reopen the question of open plan vs offices?

Open space vs offices. Which one is better for a new team? This was closed as being Primarily opinion based, however given there is actual research done on this I'd suggest that it's actually not the ...
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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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2019 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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How to say “Don't abuse HR”

Yes, we all know about "HR IS NOT YOUR FRIEND" as a way of telling people that they may be getting more than they bargained for if they run to HR with their problems. But I think a better approach ...
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Great effort Enderland a well deserved 100k

Well done mate, you've put in a lot of solid quality effort and been a great example to all of us.
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Foreseen Problems Vs. Actual Problems

How to ask good hypothetical questions? Sometimes we face recurring issues at the workplace, when a situation repeats itself and may need addressing at some point in the future. These situations are ...
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What's it like being a Workplace Moderator?

As experienced job-seekers (and regular readers at The Workplace) know, an interview is a two-way street. Just as it's important for the community to ask questions of candidates, it's also important ...
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Can anything be done about a bad-faith anonymous edit?

I recently posted a well-received answer to a question about diversity in hiring. Unsurprisingly, this question has become mildly controversial among people who have different views on the value of ...
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Should we unprotect a question with an active bounty?

On one hand, protection limits responses to a question, which can work against the goal of the person awarding a bounty (assuming the purpose of the bounty is to elicit additional answers). On the ...
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different questions with similar answers

I noticed that there are situations when different questions, with different contexts, have very similar answers. Question: Is it OK if I post a "generic" question and I also provide the answer to it?...
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Not entirely sure how to react to a question which seems a little too out-there

The question I'm referring to: Getting training on a job with a child on the way This might be a legitimate question, but there's enough red flags for me: Kid on the way (as in, by the time we're ...