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Questions tagged [asia]

Questions about the workplace that may specifically relate to cultures or customs in Asia

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Does bereavement leave cover all family deaths? [closed]

Last Saturday, my grandmother passed away. It really makes me sad and I will not doing my best work when I return to work. I had to help with all the funeral arrangements, and it tires me. Also, I'm ...
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What should I do with my seemingly irresponsible colleague? [closed]

Some background first: I am in a East-Asia-based company. I am not a foreigner so basically there is no cultural gaps in this case. It's kind of stereotype to say this but I do think I have to ...
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Can I use NDA materials to force my employer to pay my salary if I haven't signed NDA agreement? [closed]

I've been working with this company for a quite some time, we don't have any formal agreement, I haven't signed anything. At the same time among our clients were some really big and well known ...
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How to adjust a reserved South Asian coworker to the casual culture of a Central European mid-size company?

(sorry in advance for being less concrete about the country where the company is situated in and also where the new co-worker is coming from and about the gender of the co-worker. I did this for ...
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How to [politely] reject a “catch up” to an easily offended demographic

I am currently on a business trip overseas in our South East Asia (VN) branch, to meet and have a meeting the founder of Company A. The founder has just emailed me: Dear 3kstc, Are you still ...
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How do you access English recruiters and jobs in a location that is not primarily English speaking?

I'm currently residing in Hong Kong. I know there are English speakers everywhere, and there are employment locations that are purely English speaking, and I know English-only employees exists ...
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Is it common boss “asks” you to quit the company because of your dress and look?

I have a colleague that isn't liked by the boss because of her dressing and look, and she faces many of our customers. My colleague told me, once the boss said she need to change how she dresses, ...
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Is not specifying salary requirements in a CV likely to elicit an automatic rejection in East Asia?

I'm seeking new employment in East Asia; specifically, China and Hong Kong (though relevant answers about other, not-too-culturally-distant markets will be helpful), and in the software industry. It's ...
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Marriage Leave-Pay Deducted and How to ask for full pay?

I am working in a small company for a period of one year as a programmer in south east asia. Recently I took a 20 days leave for my marriage.After joining the company, this is my first leave that I ...
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Getting Recommendation from Manager after resignation

I am about a finish one year with my employer and my work permit is close to expiring.At this juncture, I have been assigned a driver level developement job which I cant do in a short time because of ...
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Male wearing earrings in workplace (South Asia)

I'm a male working in a medium sized company as a software developer. I am wearing ear rings on both ears for spiritual and religious reasons. I find this change in me has been taken negatively as ...