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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 ...
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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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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The Workplace Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election starting next week, February 11th. In connection with that election as we have done in previous years, we will be hosting a Q&A here for ...
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Closing vs Flagging

I've noticed when you vote to close a question you do not get a "Useful flags" count, however when you flag with reason "should be closed" then it classes as a close vote but you still get the useful ...
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Switch dominant tag for synonyms

I was looking at the list of all tag synonyms and checking out which requests were pending. I noticed that layoff, with 68 questions, is proposed as a synonym for redundancy, which has 31 questions. ...
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Tag synonym for alternative spelling of “behavior”

I just saw an edit in the review queue which changed the tag behaviour to behavior, and rightfully so. As Glorfindel pointed out in the edit, SE guidance indicates that tags should be in US-English. I'...
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(Done) This question from a new contributor about getting fired should be reopened

This question Impostor syndrome or will I get fired? should be reopened. It already has some good answers. And one of the folks voting to close it already provided an answer - not very nice.
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Be more inviting to new users

This latest turn has irritated me a bit, so forgive my tone. A user comes in, writes a question, which is down-voted and closed. None of the people who voted to close left a comment, edited the ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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How can I improve this on hold question to make it fit the requirements of this stack?

I have a question about my The Workplace Stack Exchange post: How to tell someone politely that they are barking up the wrong tree? The question is put on hold, how can I improve it?
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(Done) How can this question regarding ADHD in the workplace be improved?

How do people with ADD manage in the tech industry This question was voted to close as 'too broad', but has attracted several upvotes and answers. I have ADHD myself - so I have an interest in this ...
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Is this really how things are supposed to work?

This question is posted by a new contributor describing an extremely rare situation and although the answers are useful for the OP, hardly anyone else is helped by the questions/answers (I guess - ...
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How should one handle a comment being deleted for no apparent reason?

I commented on the answer in this question yesterday. There was a lot of discussion going on where one person's responses were all deleted (so it looked like multiple people responding to no one). I ...
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Is this a rant disguised as a question?

Is it common to require a candidate to take an automatically-graded online coding test if they have lots of demonstrable material online? The OP asks questions (in the sense that there are sentences ...
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Is publishing the URL of a free eBook pernissbale (if requeste dby another user)?

Please take a look at @EstherSchindler answer to this question. Is there any reason why she should not post the URL to her eBook? I for one would like to read it, if she is agreeable, and I think ...
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(DONE) Question was closed as “unclear what you're asking” but has an obvious, single-sentence question in bold

Boredom, lack of projects, search for new opportunity This question is definitely long winded, and rambling, but I don't understand why it was closed as "unclear what you're asking" when there's a ...
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Are questions allowed to be too technical?

I've noticed a lot of questions lately where someone is complaining about a very specific technical process or concern related to programming. Shouldn't these details be edited out? These usually ...
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In the answer “look for a new job” used too often?

Very often this answer is given, and sometimes it is clear that it is not the answer the OP is looking for. How to deal with this? Flag or downvote or is it just ok as an answer, even if it's generic?...
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2018: 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, in ...
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(Done) Reopen: Fired, accused of conducting web searches I didn't do

Fired, accused of conducting web searches I didn't do. This is not about a company specific policy. This is general enough to where it is easily answerable, and has two VERY good answers HERE ...
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Before I enter the review queues, please evaluate this Q&A combo

I'm five points short of entering the review queues. I'm practiced in other SE communities, but I'd like a bit of insight before I begin to review. Please consider both this question and my answer ...
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What is point of marking a post as controversial?

I saw this image on a question today: isn't this how this site is supposed to work 100% of the time? Comments are only supposed suggest improvements or see clarity. They don't always get used that ...
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Should this question be re-opened?

This is not a re-open request per-se, I just want to know what people think about this question. While it is asking "about a specific choice" I still think this question can be answered objectively ...
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(DONE) How is this question “too broad”?

How to find workplaces with high proportion of young (20-something) college-educated population? I don't understand how this could possibly be considered too broad. Can anyone help? I voted to ...
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Germany-Specific: Unerlaubte Rechtsberatung

what is the position of the workplace community on "unerlaubte Rechtsberatung" (giving legal advice for a specific legal situation to a person may get you fined unless you are a lawyer or acting in a ...
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Why do we delete questions that are closed here in the workplace?

I think there should not be any reason to delete closed questions just because they sound the same as another question. If this is a technical stack exchange then yes I think duplicate questions with ...
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How to improve acceptance of my questions

I've asked already two questions on this site. As of now one has a balance of -2, and the other is 0 (2 up and 2 down votes as I can see). I feel I put reasonable effort asking the questions, did ...
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How to choose between similar answers?

I have gotten some good answers on a question of mine, wherein the lot can be classified into 2 broad groups of recommendations. There is a majority of answers that recommend one approach but all ...
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Kind reminder when posting reopen requests

I want to kindly remind you that we have a reopen-request tag, that is intended to use along meta posts that ask for... well... a reopen request. Please, let's stick to using the tag when it is ...
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(Done) Reopen the question about interview test being free work

Reopen request for: Huge interview test seems like real (free) work for the company This is marked as a duplicate of two questions that seem pretty different except for two words which are the same ...
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Reopen question on internal transfer interview

The question Is it a good idea to take part in a transfer interview if I have no intention of accepting the job? was recently closed for being a duplicate of Should I go to an interview I don't ...
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do I have any recourse if someone downvotes not because I don't answer the question, but because they don't agree with the answer?

Someone asked a question, and I answered it directly. They asked, is X going to be A or B? I said "If C is done, then A, otherwise B". That's answering the question that's asked. I don't agree ...
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Edits should not get auto-rejected for irrelevant subsequent edits

This is the rejection I got on a title edit because of a subsequent edit. The subsequent edit in question: It is the only change in the edit by OP and it is not relevant to the title edit that ...
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Why is this question getting DV? Does my edits to it make it more suitable to this community?

This question asked by a new user on how to mitigate the effects of (apparently) third party theft and fraud is very close to getting closed. I would like to ask: what is workplace specific about it (...
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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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How many of us arrived here via HNQ

I realised today that I actually first came to TWP through HNQ (Hot Network Questions list, on the right hand side of the StackExchange pages) while waiting for an answer to a question on Stack ...
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Is serial downvoting ever appropriate?

There is a particular user on here that I believe to be a troll (majority of their answers are patently bad advice with negative score). Every so often when I run into a new bad answer from them, I ...
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What is the difference between [colleagues] and a [coworker]?

colleague with currently 931 questions Tag wiki excerpt: Questions regarding the people one works with. This includes questions about communication, teamwork, or other issues caused by ones co-...
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Reopen “Will relocating close off future opportunities elsewhere?”

The question Will relocating close off future opportunities elsewhere? was put on hold for "asking for advice on a specific choice." While the OP is trying to decide between two jobs, the question is ...
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If we were to do the HNQ experiment, how should we evaluate the results?

Another question asks about opting out of the Hot Network Questions list for a few months to see if that's better or worse for us (or ends up not mattering). See the other (unresolved!) question for ...
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Should The Workplace opt out of Hot Network Questions (trial run)?

The Hot Network Questions (HNQ) list is a list of questions drawn from across the network. It appears in the right column on the front page of the site and on all question pages. An algorithm ...
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Req: to reopen Young professional co-worker thinks she is not performing enough (DONE)

Young professional co-worker thinks she is not performing enough Close reason: This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason: "Questions require ...
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(DONE) Request to reopen: How do I convince my employer to match the salary of my new job offer?

How do I convince my employer to match the salary of my new job offer? Salary negotiations are absolutely on topic and not "too broad" 3 reopen votes as of this posting.
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Is the [apathy] tag of any use? Should we get rid of it?

As pointed out in chat, seems that we have an apathy tag, which is in the current state: Only 2 questions with it Those questions are 3+ years ago No wiki and no excerpt Contributes few to the post ...

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