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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 ...
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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 ...
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User posted answer after it was closed?

I just happened to see the question Is it okay to whistle while at the office? and noticed that this answer was posted 32 minutes ago. However, the question was put on hold 53 minutes ago. How is this ...
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(REOPENED) Request to reopen "How should I tell my boss that I cannot meet the deadline?"

The question How should I tell my boss that I cannot meet the deadline? was closed as "asking for advice on what to do". However, communicating to the boss that you cannot meet a deadline is a pretty ...
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Should 'white male' status be considered in this question?

I was about to rollback the most recent edit in Richard U's question which removes the prologue, but since this is a contentious political issue I don't want to participate in an edit war. I'd like ...
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Can I get this reopened "Bias in the workplace against white males"

How can I avoid discrimination against me as a member of a non-protected class This was obviously closed for the subject matter and not for any lack of addressable goal, as evidenced by the comments. ...
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Reopen "How can I increase the chances of scoring an interview when meeting a company a career fair"

How can I increase the chances of scoring an interview when meeting a company at a career fair? was marked as a duplicate of What should you do to get the most out of a career fair? As I said in a ...
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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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How to handle a question not being taken as seriously as I wished because I'm an intern?

So I asked this question yesterday: How to handle senior developer shirking his work and giving it to interns instead of doing it? And while some people tried to actually answer my question, most of ...
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Can I use meta to ask which answer I should accept?

I have a question where I'm not sure which answer to accept. (How do I list an internship on my resume?) Initially when the question was asked, there were only two answers to chose from, which meant ...
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'Canadian spelling' question; close as workplace specific?

Shouldn't Can I use Canadian spellings in an American workplace? be closed as a question seeking advice on company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies? Subquestion: Is there any way I* can ...
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Is this resume question on topic?

My question is specifically about this question: Resume I have had two very different projects over my years at the company. I'd like to break it into two different blocks on my resume, but ...
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"What skills to take" question when the experience of this community can offer meaningful input

Prospects of Switching from Business Analyst to Project Manager I put a close vote on this question as it does pretty much exactly fit our wording of a "not practical answerable question", yet that ...
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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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Another Academia question

The question Allegations and Discriminations agains a PhD student just came in and is currently on hold. The OP says the question was asked at both Academia and Law and was recommended to ask over ...
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Should I "refactor" my answer into separate answers? If yes, how?

For this question NSR Certificate Verification, I suggested in the comments that my older answer here If I don't have a relieving letter from a job, should I exclude those years worked from my ...
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Are some types of workplaces off-topic?

What can I do if I have a massive personal problem with a future student? is currently on hold as off-topic. The OP is a teaching assistant who has a problem with a student. Because it involves a ...
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Reopened question rolled back to closed revision. Now what do we do?

This question Is going from Software Engineer to Test Engineer a demotion? was put on hold as off-topic. It was then reopened after an edit and a meta post. The question has since been rolled back to ...
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(REOPENED) Reopen the question on junior guy excited about his discovery?

This question How to handle a junior team member who excitedly talks about discovering something known to seniors for years? was put on hold because it appeared to be more of a rant. The OP did not ...
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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 "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 ...