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Workplace cultures, customs, or laws in Belgium.

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Handling a catch-22 between long 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 (...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...