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Is there a term in business for when employees do not give their ideas or inventions to the employer?

Let's say you work for a big corporation. And you come up with an idea that may be worth billions. But you don't share your idea with your employer, like you are supposed to. You leave the company to ...
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What transitive verbs are there for when someone ignores your attempts to contact them? [duplicate]

I’m looking for transitive verbs that might fill in the blank in these sentences: We’ve been sending him emails every week, but he’s ___ed us, We’ve been sending him emails every week, but he’s ___ing ...
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Is there a word for technical debt that is centered around at-rest configuration data?

So sometimes my team runs into technical debt centered around persistent data. A quick example is if we create four options KNOWING that we will want to reduce them to two options later. This would ...
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Human Asset Development or Human Assets Development

Human Assets Development or Human Asset Development The second one has no "s" at the end of asset. Which is more natural, and is there a rule for this (for example, use a singular noun (...
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What’s the word to describe someone who works somewhere, but not always?

I’ve been racking my brain about this for a solid 30 minutes and I keep drawing blanks. I know there’s a specific word for someone who works at an establishment, but doesn’t work a consistent schedule....
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What is the word that means the area of work where someone has experience and knowledge? [duplicate]

What is the word that means the area of work where someone has experience and knowledge? It should be similar to major, but major doesn't include the work/training expertise that you may have acquired ...
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Is "We do not have any such." a valid response?

I'm filling out a form and one the requests is something to the effect of: Please provide any tax audit reports and tax credit filings from the past two years. What I would like to respond is: We ...
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What do you call a person who is used by a manager/boss in order to keep their employment?

A person on probation was told to lie by his manager. If they did not comply with the mangers demands, they would have failed their probation, thus, would be unable to remain employed. Are there any ...
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Can I use the noun "tenure" to refer to the length of time someone has worked for a company? [duplicate]

I am in the situation where I would like to be able to concisely refer to the length of time an employee has been with the company. Can I use the word tenure in this case? For example: The median ...
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"call out" vs "call in"

When I am ill and cannot go into the office to work I say "I called out sick". I now live in Texas and people like to correct me and say that it's "call in sick".This doesn't make ...
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How to say I would join but cant give an exact time. Basically, things would be a bit unpremediated and would need to play it by the ear? [closed]

How do I say that since I am caught up in things and I cannot predict how they would go, I would have to be improvising on a given schedule and everyone else should go ahead without me? I could be a ...
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If the customer often updates * their * file? gender-neutral pronoun for client/customer [duplicate]

This is a bit like Could I use the gender-neutral “their” for the antecedent “account”? In business language, should you use singular or plural pronouns for a client or customer that stands for a ...
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Thanking and Addressing multiple people including the reader in an email

Let's say I am writing a business email, starting by thanking a bunch of people who helped me in the past project. Those people include: Aaron: Person of importance who helped me (in a high position, ...
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What do you call someone or something that generates insights?

What is the appropriate word for someone (or something) that gives you insights? Example sentences for context: Ann is our best ???. She always provides us with amazing insights. This software is a ...
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Term for Market Expansion (growing the Entire Market Size) via Signifincant Price Reduction

I am looking for the business term for market expansion (growing the entire market size) via significant price reduction. For example, ~20 years ago, enterprise grade CRM used to be exclusively in the ...
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What do you call a logo panel with many signs of many companies?

I can't find the word for this... Imagine you enter a coworking centre and there is a wall with little plaques where they display their customer's names and/or logos. How would you call that? In ...
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Rearrange the sentence in a specific order [closed]

Sentence: Developers from 10+ countries are using our service. I want to rearrange this sentence so that it starts with "10+ countries". But keep the meaning of the sentence the same. I ...
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Is there a word meaning "the customer of the customer"?

In my work we often talk about our customer's customer. For example, we might sell a widget to Acme, and they then provide widget-related services to Globex Corporation. I've been looking for a ...
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I need to know whether my sentence tone is correct for a Software Product [closed]

You recently made an offline purchase, and the payment methods associated with that subscription have been dissociated. So update your payment method in our Payment portal. This is the statement I am ...
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Why are corporate food outlets called stores?

For some years now I've heard fast-food locations referred to as "stores" and that strikes me as odd. A burger joint might not be everyone's idea of a restaurant but why call it a store? ...
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Could you please find below details VS Please find below details [closed]

I am writing a business email providing details that customer has requested... Below are two versions... Please find below attached details. Could you please find below attached details. Could ...
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A first line of a business email when you don't know the name nor gender of a person you write to (and time-agnostic too) [duplicate]

"Greetings," and "hello there" are not businessy enough, are they? "Dear Sir or Madam," sounds a bit too pompous. "Good time of a day" sounds strange. Are there ...
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A word for a business that makes supporting products for another, specific business?

Is there a business term for a company's whose products and services are entirely in support of another company's product or service? For example Companies that sell door fronts, door pulls and couch ...
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Suitable substitute for "edge" in business terminology

I am doing a translation on global integration among entrepreneurs. There is one sentence that makes me very confused: Talk about the outside of the topic before going straight to the main idea. I ...
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I was asked by my boss to 'have them do sth', is that rude or not?

I was asked by my boss to 'have them arrange to do this' (where "them" is an external client) - I felt like this not the nicest form to ask an employee to do something, but I'm not native ...
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A word to describe an industry where personal growth depends on insider knowledge

I am trying to come up with a word that describes an industry where your growth as a professional depends on learning from others, not from books or research. Example: It's difficult for young people ...
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"Good night", "sleep well", which one is more formal, which one is more intimate? [closed]

"Good night", "sleep well", which one is more formal, which one is more intimate?
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A period of at least thirty (30) continuous days from the date

One of the conditions in a contract is mentioning: The hydro power plants to be built to have been completed, commissioned, in operation and successfully generating power for a period of at least ...
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Term for staggered delivery approach (delivering service before total completion of the project)

If you go to a restaurant and tell them to bring whatever is ready first, what would be the business term for that? Given a project, you are completing documents as you go - your client has asked you ...
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"I take on board your thoughts" in a formal setting

I was recently chatting with a prospective business partner (UK) and in the email exchange, mentioned a potential activity I will be engaging in, let's say X, in relation to a previously discussed ...
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Please is polite but can adding it seem impolite or impatient

Example: I send my boss or co-worked the following message without please: I need my [some specific company] software updated. In an effort to be polite, I'll add please: I need my [some specific ...
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What do you call a client who is one of the most important for your business? [closed]

We are a small company and we treat this as an advantage. We work with a very limited number of clients, so each and every one of them is super important for us. We can't afford to screw anything up ...
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Collective term for nontechnical staff at a company?

I am looking for a term which would refer to all of the nontechnical staff at a technical company. For example, if it is a software firm, the term would refer to, say, all HR, education, travel and ...
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Correct use of the terms "posting" and "booking" in accounting

When translating phrases for a commercial software system, I encountered a few uncertainties with accounting terms (my native language, as well as the system's source language, is German.) I know that ...
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Antonym of operational in the sense of larger scope, and non-recurrence but not military

I'm looking for a word in that is an antonym of operational in something other than "does it function" and the online dictionary/thesaurus don't have it. Can you help me find the word, and ...
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Different words for incoming and outgoing delivery

In German there are different words for Incoming Delivery and Outgoing Delivery (Anlieferung and Auslieferung). Are there some words in English that have similar distinction? The closest match I could ...
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What is the term for a special service a firm provides to secure a sale?

Is there a standard word to describe something a seller does to secure a sale, particularly an add-on service or package? Like when a car dealer adds a package for new wheels or detailing or a ...
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Is there a word for centering the English language that is disconnected from England?

I am looking to describe the centering of the English language (in a US-based but global business culture). The company itself is based in California, and what I'm seeing is an intersection of US-...
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responsible person, person in charge or designated person?

I am looking for a term that is commonly used in business reports to indicate the responsible person or person in charge of certain activities(for example, person who performed product inspection to ...
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What is an expression for finishing up work on a newspaper/magazine issue?

Suppose your team is working on a newspaper issue of which the deadline is approaching. Therefore, final touches must be put to it before sending it to the printers. What expression do you use to ...
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Do I have to put ,Inc. every time I mention our company in a single article?

I write blogs for our company website, often commenting on what services our company provides, so I will usually mention our company name a few times in the article. It is a local company, but it is ...
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Is there a word or words to describe a workplace where employees end up managing managers?

I'm looking for a way to describe a workplace where the employees end up having to manage their own manager. This takes the form of employees having to ask for work, constantly check work has been ...
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What to say when someone's answer is not related to our question or at least we think it's not? [duplicate]

I would say: "How's that related to my question ?" Please answer for both formal and informal cases
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"Please be informed that we have sent back" [closed]

Is it correct to write: "Please be informed that we have sent back"
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Business Language for "Good looking out"

I am looking for a business language alternative to the slang "good looking out" meaning something similar to "thanks for looking out for me" but with a more familiar tone ...
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Meaning of "to achieve the setup of a disaster recovery plan" (business language)

From a document I'm translating: Business Continuity A. Managers shall ensure that procedures within their area of responsibility are carried out correctly to achieve the setup of a disaster recovery ...
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What is "authorized signature competence"? (business language)

From a document I'm translating. The document lays down requirements for a company to comply with in order to pass certification: Authorized Signature A list of authorized signatures shall be kept ...
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Term for actively opting out of a requirement to see if it is truly required

There was a term or phrase I encountered years ago which encompassed the idea of not doing an action to see if there is any blowback. If no blowback occurs then it is considered an efficiency ...
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"It's a great thing" in a formal letter? [closed]

Is it ok to say "it's a great thing that your company does this and that because..." in a business letter or is there another way to say it ?
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Is there a word or phrase for a third-party contractor of a third-party entity?

Consider the following: I represent Company A Company A has a contractor that they offload work to, called Company B Company B has a contractor that they offload Company A's work to, called Company C ...
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