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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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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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(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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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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(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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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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(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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(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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(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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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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How to improve my question to not be on-hold?

I have a question about my The Workplace Stack Exchange post: How to break the glass ceiling: How to get my next position of managing 50+ people? I'm still do not understand why my question on-hold, ...
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How to award bounty on a dupe question?

I asked this question as an anonymous user (as can be seen). Now I want to reward Ertai87 for his answer that acted like a clear wake up call to me. However, the question was (incorrectly) flagged ...
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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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Was it overly rigid to put this question on hold?

This question: Being made redundant, but asked to do contract work after finishing -- how should I negotiate my contracting rate? was recently put on hold, as primarily opinion-based. However, this ...
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I don't understand what is wrong in my question and why the comments are given opinion based and rude?

I have a question about my The Workplace Stack Exchange post: How to deal with the persons whose actions delays in taking decision? As soon as I posted this question, I started receiving down votes ...
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Please curate the answers to the older-technologies question

How to attract people to work on very old and outdated technologies? currently has 31 (non-deleted) answers. Many of them appear to overlap a lot. Several of them are very short. We have a policy ...
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(Done) Req to reopen question: Is Severe itching (due to skin condition) reason enough to take off

Is severe itching (due to skin condition) reason enough to take a day off? This was closed as company specific. This is a question about a disability, and how to handle it, this has NOTHING TO DO ...
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Req to reopen “How do low-wage workers get to work?”

Can we reopen How do low-wage workers get to work? This is extremely relevant to people trying to get a leg up in life. I've experienced this myself, and can contribute some great ideas. Remember ...
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What should we do with the Sabotage my Colleague question?

Recently, this question was asked: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/115230/73791 Which basically asks: I am looking for ideas, how to sabotage this coworker. What are the best ways to ...
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Why was this old post turned into a Community Wiki?

I was browsing around and came to this old post, which I have seen a few times before: How should I deal with an employee who has slept with my wife? However, I happened to notice that such post is ...
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(Done) Reopen question on Computer Engineering/Science jobs

The question Are there any Computer Engineering/Science jobs that don't require programming ALL day is currently closed as Too Broad. However, this question is really important, specially for ...
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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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1 rep user, first post is controversial

Can a manager speak to her husband about my work life? I'm pretty sure this isn't a serious question.
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(Done) Reopen the question on finding good candidates?

This question (How to find good candidates amid tough competition in the job market?) was closed as too broad. However, it asks a single practically answerable question. It has already received a ...
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(Done) Reopen “Joel Test equivalent for a high-performing digital marketing teams?”

Please consider reopening Joel Test equivalent for a high-performing digital marketing teams? This question was edited to make it specific to a particular field, as was suggested in the comments. ...
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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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What to do about the “Member of the board asks for admin access” Question

Member of the board asks for admin access and wants non-compliant device on the network is a current hot-network question. However, the question has a key problem, in that the titular "Member of the ...
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(Done) Edit or reopen question on communication issues with non-technical supervisors?

This question (Supervisor without relevant technical knowledge does not communicate project objectives clearly) was closed for lacking a goal we could address. (I was one of the close voters.) The OP ...
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This question is objectively opinion based but isn't being flagged due to it's easy to answer nature

The question in topic is If or How to answer compliments from boss at work and what I will say is that I will probably flag this as primarily opinion based as well.. It is. As per the question it asks ...
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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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Incorrect duplication?

This is my first question in this Meta, so I'm not sure of what the rules are yet in duplicating or un-duplicating questions. This question was marked duplicate of another question that it is clearly ...
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Is this question a good fit for The Workplace?

EDIT: I submitted the question yesterday, and I have had a ton of helpful suggestions and a lot of great answers. Thank you very much for your help! You all have helped me to deal with some ...
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Reopen question on “Senior managers dont promote internally”

I don't understand how you can flag this as opinion-based when the question's text EXPLICITLY asks if it's a common occurrence or not. I would like the discussion to continue, please reopen the ...
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Why was the question on eating coworkers' lunch deleted?

The question Should I tell coworkers I have been eating their lunch due to a misunderstanding? has been recently deleted. I did call that question a "troll" in the past, but I changed my attitude ...
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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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(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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(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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(Done) Re-open “What are the problems with asking my employer to work less than 40 hours per week?”

We have this question which has been closed as off topic for being about company regulations or legal advice. However, I believe it's neither, they are asking what are the possible repercussions of ...
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How can we fix this question? (Touchy feely female colleague)

Female colleague is touchy-feely with everyone in the office I have a female colleague who is very touchy-feely with everyone at the office. I tried to not get bothered by it, but it has gone to ...
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How can I make my “Director's opinionated views” question clearer?

This is about How can I overcome objections based on opinion and not merit? I was surprised to wake up this morning to a closed as unclear question more because I have no idea why people think its ...
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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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(done) Request to Reopen “What happens when HR is the source of harassment?”

The question What happens when HR is the source of harassment? was recently closed as being unclear. I honestly have no idea how this applies, as I think the problem is pretty clearly described. I ...
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(REOPENED) Why is “illegal questions in Switzerland” closed as off-topic?

Are there any illegal job interview questions in Switzerland? asks whether questions about race, religion, etc are illegal in Switzerland like they are in the US. The question is closed with the "...
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Do we want a “meme” handbook?

The question Practical Concept Handbook for navigating The Workplace was posted in Meta last week. Right now it's sitting at +5/-5, and of the 14 answers given, 5 are deleted, 6 have a negative score, ...
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Request to reopen question on why companies restrict WiFi access

Could the SE Workplace community please review and vote as to whether this question can be re-opened after I edited it just now? I feel the first question asked "Why do companies restrict WiFi" is ...
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(REOPENED) Reopen the question on boss and HR not responding to employee who resigned from client location

This question I work at client site, and have resigned in probation period. How can I handle the situation? was closed with the reason: Questions seeking advice on company-specific regulations, ...
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(REOPENED) Incorrect duplicate “How to quit right after an apprenticeship”

Hi this Q about how to quit after an apprenticeship is not a duplicate as the relationship between the employer (master) is quite different to a normal employer employee one. Additionally it is very ...
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Reopen question about using stock images for side projects

Is it OK to use employers stock images for side projects I use stock images all of the time, and there is no reason that this issue needs to be discussed with a lawyer. Every stock image comes with ...
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Reopen Request: Work/Life Balance in Accounting Field

Work/Life Balance in Accounting Field I believe I have edited this question substantially from its original version. It no longer asks multiple questions, and should be much clearer. Might this be ...