Questions tagged [belgium]
Workplace cultures, customs, or laws in Belgium.
Dealing with racism and bullying as an immigrant
3 years ago I joined a company as a Software Engineer (after 3 years of work in tech industry) in a EU country and after 1 month of their required training I was assigned to a team that barely codes (...
How to convince my hierarchy to optimize my remuneration scheme
I've been self-employed since I finished my education. Recently, I accepted a permanent position in a fairly large non-profit organization. Where I work and live there is a particularly advantageous ...
Is a tumultuous 5 year period when first looking for a job due to a disability a significant red flag for modern recruitment procedures?
I'm disabled (autistic) and have found that if the company doesn't meet certain reasonable requirements that are thankfully considered a common standard in the industry I work in (IT), I struggle to ...
How to handle a interview where my current employer will sabotage my reputation? [duplicate]
When interviewing, how should I handle a situation where my current employer will totally destroy my reputation and thus sabotage my chances of getting a future job? I also have Autism Spectrum ...
Declining to provide request for references
So the long and short of it is that I fell out of the job market due to illness in my previous job. Unfortunately, there was certainly a component of mental illness to it (i.e. stress and health-...
Our employee is coming earlier and earlier at her workplace, which is our home
We are an injured couple living in Belgium, and are unable to keep our house clean exclusively by ourselves. So we hired somebody through an agency to do it for us every week through what is called &...
Should I be concerned about non-contributor activity for NSFW projects on my personal GitHub activity feed?
On the activity feed of my personal GitHub profile (not the one that I use for company-related GitHub activities), one of the recent activities was a bug report I created on an open source project ...
Is refusing offered stock options an option?
The company I'm working for (for some time already) offered me and other colleagues employee stock options. They're presenting it as such a great "gift" to us and almost that we should be grateful for ...
Is out of scope work and company drama reason enough to leave and how do I handle this?
I'm a software developer and currently working for a small scale-up company that builds hardware products and delivers them to customers with companion software. I'm hired to expand the companion ...
Overtime compensation; recuperation days or money? [closed]
I'm a developer in Belgium. We had to work during the full week-end but will get either recuperation days or money as a compensation. What is the most advantageous to take? Bonus question: I have ...
Dealing with a racist and misogynistic manager, as a contractor?
My team is 100% male contractors. We all work for different companies, and our manager is also a contractor working for another company than mine. Our manager is being misogynistic as well as racist ...
Why insist on 3 years experience in the IT industry? How to get around it? [closed]
I am baffled by the fact that IT recruiters in Belgium systematically ask 3 years experience when the media says there are shortages year after year saying IT is the future. It's not just some jobs ...
Handling long (13-week) notice period and signing at a new employer
I've seen some other questions with good answers regarding long notice periods, but here's a specific situation I'm wondering about. Where I live notice periods can get quite long for both being laid ...
How to handle a colleague that can't handle stress and makes poor decisions but can work hard
About 6 months ago we hired a developer that came straight from university. He's smart, works hard and seems to create quality code. The first couple of months I acted as a buffer between management ...
Dealing with an employer who refuses days off [closed]
I am working for company Alpha that has placed me as a consultant in company Bravo. After two years, Bravo has offered to hire me with a great pay rise. There was a contract between Alpha and Bravo ...
Former employer asking to be reimbursed for benefits [closed]
I recently quit my Job in Belgium and moved to Canada. During my employment in Belgium, the company had paid for my annual train pass as a benefit. Now I have received an email from them demanding me ...
How to professionally tell my boss to not contact me during my holidays?
I'm currently on holidays, and I'm a software developer. For the first time in my 10+ years of work, my boss tried to reach me during my holidays, on my private phone (while I have a company phone ...
How do I deal with potentially NSFW items appearing on my monitor?
A more generalized version of How can I deal with inappropriate content appearing on my Twitter feed at work?, this time without an easy way to keep Sometimes, at my office (in the EU, but this ...
internal transfer : when do i ask for a raise?
I currently work as a lab technician, junior level, in Belgium (French company) I asked for a new job in the same company (same building, different team). The new job is to lead a small team (...
Pressure to go back to work after heavy surgery
Recently, I underwent under heavy surgery. My doctor said my recovery would take a few weeks. My last week was supposed to be this previous week, but my surgeon gave me an extra week (this week) of ...
Should I sign my evaluations and objectives?
My company usually asks me to make an evaluation twice a year. We also discuss and write down the objectives for the next period. I always complied. This time, they asked that I actually sign both my ...
Asked about my religion and politics during job interview [closed]
I was invited for a second job interview for a great job opportunity yesterday. The first interview was 2 days ago with the CEO and was immediately a match from both sides. The interview questions ...
Somebody hit my car at the client's carpark
A couple of days ago, I noticed someone had clipped my car in the underground carpark at work. I work as a consultant in the building of a client. The carpark is available only for the client's ...