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Should this question be converted to Community Wiki?

Should this question be converted to Community Wiki? Boss is sending me out of state for an 8-day class. Would it look bad if I asked for an extra day to do something fun? Many of the answers and ...
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What should we do with the "psychologically fragile" question?

This question is currently titled "How to prevent a psychologically fragile person from harming a team?", and the OP rolled back an edit that changed it. The question begins: I'm ...
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This question is primarily opinion-based, but it's a reasonable one. Should we leave it open?

How common is it that salaries are made public? This question is primarily opinion-based, but someone can develop a very reasonable answer. Should we leave it open?
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What should be done with the "Christmas party slap" question?

So far this question has one delete vote, one reopen vote, one offensive flag, and a lot of discussion in comments (some of which are also flagged). What should be done with this question? Please ...
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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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What is off-topic about asking if it's unprofessional to wear headphones while at work?

My question here was put on hold because it was 'off-topic'. Is it unprofessional to listen to music while at work? Why is this? This question is.... About professionalism not about company ...
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What should we do about the "reduced offer" question?

Reducing the salary after job offer? is getting a lot of attention, probably because it started out as a "bad stuff happened to me - is this ethical?" question, which is a magnet for opinions and ...
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What's wrong with the "empirical research" question?

This question asks what empirical research exists on the subject of increasing salary by changing jobs versus seeking promotions in the same company. That sounds on-topic to me, but it's been closed ...
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Is a request for job-specific interview questions on-topic?

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/27709/mobile-developer-intern-interview-questions Are requests for interview questions for specific jobs on-topic? Is it limited only to software-...
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What should we do with answers on the "resign and leave immediately" question?

How do I go about resigning in a company that doesn't allow two weeks' notice? is a popular question -- 12k views, question at +64, top answer at +110, 10 answers. A couple of the answers ...
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Why close questions about Work Sampling, Slacking and Idle Times

I don't understand why questions about idling at work gets closed as subjective, but other questions that also ask about how much time are spared. However, from the management point of view, if the ...
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"My manager hopelessly sucks, what do I do?" - "Just quit."

Here's the question (10k only - deleted) (partial quote): How do I handle a manager who lacks leadership skills? I am a software engineer with considerable qualifications. My manager is a high ...
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When asked 'How can I foo the bar?' is 'Don't foo the bar' an appropriate answer?

On Cleaning Up Bad Answers on Popular Questions a comment by Yamikurone says: There seems to be a flood of "Not an answer" flags on answers on this post. Many of the answers so flagged were,...
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How should we handle questions made worse by the asker rather than the content of the Q&A?

I voted to close this question. I think the core of the question is good: "How do I discuss money before investing my time in pursuing a potential job?" The issue is that the asker is ...
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Why is this question considered off-topic?

One of our users, EMS, asked this question which has been put on hold by the community: Weighing pros and cons of quitting against other life circumstances He does not understand the reasoning ...
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Unclear downvote reasons

I would like to understand why Tips and advice for getting consistent pay raises and in general advancing one's career in corporate bureaucracies is being downvoted because none of the comments ...
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How should we deal with questions where the OP is looking for someone to tell them something that they want to hear?

First of all, congratulations to @maple_shaft! He just spawned a new process! Now to his question: Giving two-weeks notice when on maternity/paternity leave? When giving two weeks and one is on ...
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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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What's going on with this credit rating question

In This question here, the OP is asking about how to mitigate the impact having a low credit score has on getting a job. An odd question, but one that could potentially be applicable to many people (...
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How should we deal with questions where there is a potentially illegal aspect?

We had a question that has been closed and reopened where the question basically said: I did something illegal, am I likely to be caught when a potential employer does a background check: Does a ...
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Why did this post get so many upvotes? [closed]

Is it appropriate to ask about a company's dress code during an interview? I am 100% sure that this isn't a real problem that the OP faces. If this question commands +60, and the accepted answer ...
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Wrong count of "Views"

The count of "Views" for this question isn't displayed correctly. It was 3, when it should be at least 4, assuming that every person viewing the question voted for the first answer. Did this happen ...
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What "problem" did the OP face when he posted this question?

I have a very simple question. What problem did the OP face when he posted this question: What's the correlation between guys with longer hair and professionalism?
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Can we reopen the question about how to evaluate if your job is a "good" job or not?

I really liked pap's answer to the question What does it actually mean by a good job?. His answer provides some great information that would be very valuable to our community members, so am making an ...
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Can the question about the Programmers bill of rights be saved?

How can I encourage my employer to adopt the "Programmer's Bill of Rights"? This question has already had a major revision, Several of us feel this revision changed the question from ...
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Are the changes here appropriate?

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/posts/8849/revisions I am considering implementing a policy that all employees must speak the language of the country where the company is located in when ...
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How can we make this question "a real question"?

This question has been closed as "not a real question," but I think the heart of it is a good question. It's also something that's so much of a problem in the United States that there are tons of ...
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Can we track the positive effects of a popular question?

In response to this question, is there a way in which we can work out the positive effects on traffic and questions following this? I've noticed a few good questions from users with referral bonuses ...
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Is this question about handling the aftermath of marital infidelity on-topic?

I'm not 100% sure this is on-topic. The essential core of the question is about a personal relationship and a personal issue. While there may be workplace aspects to this situation, none of them have ...
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Why is this off topic and is there a way to improve and reopen?

I am trying to understand why this question was closed as offtopic: How can I research a competitor? This has been something that I have discussed with others in the workplace from time to time as ...
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What went wrong in the question?

What went wrong in this question : How can I tell if my shyness is an issue at a workplace?? I fail to understand why a question regarding the point where you draw the line between arrogance and ...
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Is this question ontopic, and if not, where might it be ontopic?

NDAs, non-competes, etc -- Do they expire, and if so, are there any limits to the use of knowledge? If the agreements date/term wise are legally expired, and there's no additional IP agreements ...
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What can be done to the question about putting public profiles on a resume to get it reopened?

The question Is it a good practice to put public profile such as Professional or Social Networking site links in your resume? got closed as not constructive I've often wondered if putting things like ...
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"I don't know" isn't an answer

There's a severe problem I've noted with the answers to How can a company implement a "20% time" program like Google's? Most of the answers, especially the highly upvoted ones, ...
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How could this question be saved?

The question How can I reduce the size of a long resume without hiding all my skills and experience? is basically a forum thread. A general question has been posited and everyone's piling on their ...
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Is this a bad question?

In light of this meta discussion, I'd like to know if this is a bad question. I've provided a specific and detailed scenario with which I need assistance. Based on the comments and the answers, it ...

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