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(Reopened) Reopen "How to make new employee accepting of light profanity at the workplace?"

The question How to make new employee accepting of light profanity at the workplace? has been put on hold for "seeking advice on company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies". I don't see ...
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(REOPENED) Reopen "How to diplomatically reject someone's project due to their attitude"

The question How to diplomatically reject someone's project due to their attitude was just closed for "asking advice on what to do." Honestly, I have no idea how this applies at all. The OP is not ...
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Reopen - How should I give notice of my resignation to a boss who has been a fantastic mentor?

How should I give notice of my resignation to a boss who has been a fantastic mentor? This question was closed as a duplicate of a previous question (which apparently I also answered). I do not ...
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(Done) Reopen: How can I address being paid less that my male colleagues with similar or lesser roles in my company?

How can I address a being paid less that my male colleagues with similar or lesser roles in my company? is closed as a duplicate of How should I properly approach my boss if I'm feeling underpaid?....
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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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(Reopened) I think we should reopen the question about men wearing nail polish to work

The first time As a male, is it acceptable to wear black nail polish at work? made it into the reopen queue, it was unilaterally kept closed by a moderator. It now has 3 more reopen votes. It was ...
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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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Reopen "Employer doesn't want to pay me..." (REOPENED)

The question Employer doesn't want to pay me because I took longer than estimated to finish the work was closed for being a legal question. However, I believe this falls under the types of legal ...
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"Choose rationally between two different jobs" - reopen request

The question Chose rationally between two different jobs (life changing) has been closed for asking "What to do". I believe that this question is not off-topic and should be reopened. The final lines ...
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(REOPENED) Reopen "How do I ask a recruiter for time to update my resume?"

Former title: "Recruiter asks for resume, but mine is not ready" How do I ask a recruiter for time to update my resume? This question got close votes for being unclear but the question, while basic, ...
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(Done) Why is any question about security clearance closed as "Legal Advice"?

I came across this question today, and I am flabbergasted at the reason for closing the question. Security clearances are permitted by and obtained from the US Government. Companies have little ...
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How is the "stack ranking" question opinion-based?

How do I ensure fair performance ratings in the stack ranking system? is on hold as primarily opinion-based. If it were a question about the ranking system itself I might agree, but this question ...
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(REOPENED) Reopen "boss keeps changing his mind"?

See question: My boss keeps changing the requirements. How can I get him to make up his mind? I have edited the question to make it sound like less of a rant, and focus more on the issue. Please ...
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How do we save the question about an offensive remark by a teacher?

The question: How do I defend my self against the allegation that I made an inappropriate, culturally offensive statement in class? I think this is a question that we should be able to tackle. Is ...
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Why was the discrimination question closed, and what needs be done to re-open it?

The question in question is: How can I deal with discrimination against groups of colleagues? To me, it clearly describes a behaviour from management that reeks of discrimination, or at least ...
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Reopen -- Employer wants me to learn new language/system - how can I refuse to do this?

Employer wants me to learn new language/system - how can I refuse to do this? I understand people may dislike the OP's motivation or disagree with them, but this question feels squarely on topic. ...
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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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(Done) Reopen: What if I'm a better developer than my Team Leader?

This question What if I'm a better developer than my Team Leader? asks So what if I'm a better developer than my Team Leader? Should I try to "take his place" as a team leader? which was ...
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(REOPENED) Reopen "Unproductive subordinate using health conditions..."

I would like to request that "Unproductive subordinate using health conditions and problems outside of work as excuse and HR are no help" be reopened. It was marked as a duplicate of "I'm swamped ...
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Reopen - Is it legal for a company to demand you show up 15 minutes before a shift to “prepare” but not pay you for this time?

I believe that this question should be reopened as it is both useful and on-topic. I've suggested an edit which should push it in the reopen queue. Arguments: Questions asking for general advice ...
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(REOPENED) Reopen "Traveling time count as working"

The question Traveling time count as working was closed for being a legal question. However, I believe this falls under the types of legal questions that most HR professionals should be able to answer....
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Ethical Questions Should be Allowed

This suggested edit by Mihai Nicolae was more appropriate as a meta post, so I am adding the content of the edit here for discussion by the community. This was regarding the question "Is a complex ...
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(Done) Request to reopen working remotely from another country than UK

The question How long can I work remotely from Italy if my workplace is UK without me/my employer incurring taxing issues? was closed due to "Questions seeking advice on company-specific ...
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(Reopened) Does this question really not have a goal that can be addressed?

This question was closed for supposedly not having a goal we can address: How to find motivation to keep applying to jobs after being rejected I strongly disagree with both the closure and the stated ...
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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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Reopen a question which is on-hold

I asked a question in workplace.stackexchange.com: As a scrum master, how do I get everyone to take deadlines seriously? But unfortunately because of lack of information in the original version of ...
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Reopen question: Absconded from a reputed company after 7 days

I have absconded from a reputed company after 7 working days before signing any offer letter. What could be the consequences? This was obviously not a duplicate, not legal advice that couldn't be ...
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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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Can we re-review this question?

Not long ago, I asked the following question and got a few responses: How / when should a person notify in their job that they're transitioning gender? However, it was then put on hold as being ...
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(Done) Is this viable for reopening?

Is this ok to reopen given the edits I made? How do I represent a lengthy career marred by a recent short stint at a role I was let go from in my CV?
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Reopen "How to deal with a coworker who hates your religion"

I would like the SE community to vote on reopening this question: How to deal with a coworker who makes hateful comments about my religion? I felt this original reason for being put on hold was the ...
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(Done) Reopen question on coworkers not using ticketing system

The question Annoying phone calls from coworkers who don't use our ticketing system was recently closed, with votes both because it is company-specific and that it requires an addressable goal. I ...
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(Reopened) Reopen the question on owner ignoring sexual harassment complaints?

This question What can I do if the company owner dismisses my sexual harassment complaint? was closed as "unclear what you're asking". I edited the question to break the wall of text into paragraphs, ...
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(Done) Request to reopen question on handling missing office documents

The question Lost important office documents. How to properly handle the situation? was closed for lacking a goal we can address. I have edited the post to include a useful question. This situation ...
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Reopen: "optional internal interview" (REOPENED)

My question was marked as off topic because it asked for advice. I'm new to this network so happy to try and make it on topic! I've made a decent edit (revision 2) to the question's phrasing, and ...
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Reopen slow equipment question?

Who is responsible for slow equipment? This is closed as a duplicate, but I do not believe it is a duplicate. The question is asking more or less how to work around the inability to request new ...
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(Done) Req to reopen "Coworker wrote me into fictional book"

Coworker wrote me into fictional book Definitely work place related, clearly answerable, three votes to reopen already, Please can we have two more?
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REOPENED: How is my question off-topic?

My question, What can I expect working with a recruiter who sends template messages without even including names?, was put on hold as "off-topic". I believe that it was off-topic the way I originally ...
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(Reopened) How does this question not have a goal?

New supposedly experienced software developer disrupting my existing work in volunteer organisation is closed because "Questions require a goal that we can address". How does this question not have ...
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Reopen "dream job and bad written test"

Interviewed for dream job, bad written test: how can I recover? was closed as too broad and then edited. The current version of the question is answerable, in scope, and not too broad. Let's reopen ...
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(REOPENED) Request to reopen question on declining wedding invitation in Sri Lanka

This question How to politely decline a colleague's wedding invitation given to you personally in office? was closed as primarily opinion based. However, it can be adequately answered with ...
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Reopen PhD career question?

How does the process for applying for jobs look for a PhD? I made a fairly meaningful edit to this question, as I feel it is on-topic here as well as good question. I think it's a question which is ...
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How many users must vote to reopen a question that is on-hold?

I found this in the help center: Who can put questions "on hold"? Users with 3000 reputation can cast up to 24 close votes per day. When a question reaches 5 close votes, it is marked [on ...
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(Done) Reopen: How can I gauge market demand for my skills before going freelance?

I asked this question yesterday, which appears to have been voted closed as 'too broad': How can I gauge market demand for my skills before going freelance? Was this question closed appropriately? I ...
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How can I improve the question about improving an office environment and can it be re-opened?

This is the question: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/49755/suggestions-for-improving-an-office-environment It is closed too quickly and it is down-voted after two very good answers. It ...
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Please reopen a post about what's generally acceptable to ask superiors or read into the employee handbook

The question is this: Is the subject of installing Steam on your office computer one which should't even be mentioned? This was not a company-specific question. Even before I edited the ...
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(REOPENED) Reopen "Should I ask for travel expenses to be paid.."

The question Should I ask for travel expenses to be paid for a position that later closed? is a very good question. A few reasons why I feel it should be reopened: It does not ask for a legal advice ...
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(Done) Questions around policy, misinterpreted to be about policy advice

I seem to notice a bit of a pattern. Whenever there are questions that come up that involve some sort of policy, or law, a lot of people think: "Oh, this is asking for us to interpret the policy ...
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(Done) Reopen the Client can no longer pay me due to circumstances question

client-can-no-longer-afford-to-pay-me-due-to-unforseen-circumstances A pretty common dilemma and answerable, in fact it has 11 answers already. No idea why it was closed and I think it should be re-...
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(Done) Reopen "How do companies with blogs make writing happen"

How do companies with blogs make writing happen? This question needs another reopen vote. It is not at all "too broad".