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(Done) Req to reopen I told off a consultant and it affected my job

I told off a consultant and it affected my job This is a simple question about correcting course after misconduct. We handle these all the time, and while this one was a bit ranty, it still does come ...
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Is a question about what to learn in order to develop my career OK for Workplace Stack Exchange?

I'm a data analyst and would like to ask a question about what should I learn in order to become better at my profession. The "Tour" page says "Don't ask what to do". Is my question like this? I also ...
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This question seemed fair. What was wrong?

What was wrong with this question? https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/154592/437 The text of the question was: I prefer competition to collaboration. Is this compatible with a career in ...
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Casual sexism in The Workplace

This is not the first time I've seen a question like Casual sexism at work? receive a pile-on of comments and answers explaining to the OP that they're not really experiencing sexism (or, for bonus ...
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Why was my question removed from HNQ?

Note: This is not a rant. I'm okay with whatever the reason from the removal was. I'm just curious to know the reason behind it. I recently ask this question: Am I obligated to work with my sexist ...
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Is my question about a reasonable pay rate request a duplicate of another question stating how to find a reasonable pay rate for a job?

I'm not entirely sure if a recommended duplicate actually answers the question I'm asking. My question is asking for specifics on how to ask for a higher pay at a new position than I have at my ...
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(Done) Reopen request - How to negotiate an offer if I'm not actually going to accept it

How to negotiate an offer if I'm not actually going to accept it This was closed as too broad, but there is arguably a straightforward and answerable question in bold: So should I try ...
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Why am I featured as a New contributor?

I have joined this community 2 years and 7 months ago: My first Reputation Points were earned in 17th October 2018 (through some Edits): My First Answer in this community was last week, on 7th ...
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Can this question be asked around here?

Once I was notified from my management that I had been part of some injustice against some woman and therefore I am no longer welcome to do business with them. My manager asked me what it was but I ...
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Avoiding or Interacting with “Don't Do That Then” Answers

Don't Do That, Then! Is well known in the Hacker Jargon. On a recent question I asked, I felt I got of lot of "don't do what you are trying not to do" answers. I would hope that the presence of a ...
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Why was my second question on poaching, without brands this time, deleted?

Apologia again for the bother. These answers refer to a "commercial interest", but I removed all brand names in https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/141179/107097. Thus what's wrong now?
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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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Can I ask for a list of advice?

I were going to ask a question: "What are the good things to do when taking on a new position in a new company?" but I thought that there would be no clear answer or an answer would be an aggregation ...
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Should I ask the question again, differently?

I wrote this question: Is it common for new employees to be appointed to a team in a higher position than the current technical lead? Is there a term for this? At first, I was not planning on ...
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(Done) This question should not be closed as 'unclear'

Misleading/out of date LinkedIn profiles - saying you still work for an employer when you don't is closed as Unclear what you're asking. There is nothing unclear about it. It seems on-topic (...
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sandbox: having group lunch with boss, how to suggest change of culture

I would like to sandbox a question. I don't think this is a dupe. We are a group of PhD students, have a group lunch with our boss (PI). That never happened before and there is currently no agenda. I ...
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Is this question really a duplicate? Country tags differ

I was looking for questions about medical issues and job interviews in Australia. This question turned up in a search: Unemployed with health issues last 9 years, how do I present myself in best ...
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Is this question really “Off topic: asking for advice?”

MIS vs IT Degrees It's closed now as "off topic, asking for advice on a specific choice." My interpretation is that the asker is not asking which degree to pursue; instead they're asking does it ...
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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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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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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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Cannot give more than one bounty per question

I recently asked a question that gave me some rep points and I want to invest all those points on this answer I had 450+ rep, started a bounty and rewarded that answer and now that I have again 100+ ...
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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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(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 sabotage a ...
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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 ...