Unanswered Questions

14 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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What to do about unhelpful help?

Sometimes when you ask for help, someone will offer a suggestion that not only doesn't actually help, but clearly would make things worse. Let's assume for this question the person genuinely wants to ...
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How can I respectfully ask my landlady to use english when in my home?

When our landlady comes into our place she always brings a relative. When they talk to us they use english. When they talk to each other they use their native tongue, which they know we don't ...
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How do I regain rapport with a recruiter whose phone screen meeting I missed?

Background Today I had a scheduling mishap for a phone screening with a recruiter. She had the meeting scheduled at 1:30 p.m., and I sincerely thought it was scheduled at 3:00p.m. I work in an area ...
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How do you point out major design flaws gently?

I left my old uni society for a year to work in industry, and in that time the team that succeeded me have designed and built most of the aircraft I was working on. Had it not have been for the ...
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How to organise with other parents at school

Last March when the Covid-19 pandemic reached my country, at some schools the parents had organized and told the school as a group they were not letting their kids come in on Monday. This did not ...
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How to mend a friendship when someone thought I was joking about having a girlfriend?

So I was recently chatting to someone who I had not seen for sometime and wanted to encourage them to return to a club that I had often seen them at previously. I went out for coffee with them once, ...
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How can I politely explain that I don't want corrections on a Chinese short story I wrote and want to share?

I wrote a short story in Chinese, which is a language I'm learning. I want to share it with my friends (here in China, on Chinese.SE, and on Facebook) for people to enjoy (and hopefully inspire me to ...
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My wife wants to support her parents far more than me (mainly financially)

I have been married to the daughter of my father's cousin for 1+ years. My father has a very friendly relationship with this cousin. Following are my observations about my wife's and her parents' ...
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Etiquette for Cancelling Abroad Trip

A friend and I were looking at flights to Japan from our home city for a week or so back leading up to this year's Black Friday. Typically flights range from $1000-$1600 round trip, however during ...
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Friends doesn't get gift at their wedding

We are a group of close friends. 2 Months ago, two of our friends got married. Usually we give a gift to them when they hold a party. But, because of the coronavirus, they didn't hold any party, just ...
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How to interact with narcissistic(?) people positively while not encouraging their behavior

I have been wondering how to approach people with an unrealistic sense of self-importance in a positive manner (both for those who are not receptive to feedback about it, and those who are more open ...
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How should I approach old contacts/mentors for work opportunities & references?

I am at a point in my career where I'm looking for new opportunities and am thinking of switching streams to research. Most such opportunities require you to have references from past mentors/teachers....
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How do I approach my mentor with concerns related to my group project's team members?

So, here's the situation - We're a group of four students in freshman year of college, being mentored by a student in senior year for a summer-long project. My group members though, don't seem to ...
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How to ask for permission to get public endorsements?

I have a blog with long, analytic articles. Because of their nature, they don't really attract much clicks. However, once people distill it thoroughly, many of them express that the articles are ...