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Questions tagged [brazil]

Questions about the workplace that may specifically relate to cultures, customs, or laws in Brazil.

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Delayed start at new company

A friend of mine used to work as an intern is a small company and accepted an offer as an intern in a big company. He quit the small company in December because (due to local law) interns are ...
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Is it unethical to use healthcare paid by your company to cure a life-long health problem?

Background info: I was born with a small defect in my eyes that requires me to wear glasses to be able to do any kind of personal or professional task. I've used glasses since my early childhood. ...
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Would it be innapropriate for a former intern to gift their manager at their old workplace?

I spent an entire year in an internship in the Brazilian branch of a multinational telecommunications company before I left for another internship in a local start-up. My manager was at his annual ...
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How can I keep my scheduled vacation if I'm about to be hired in another place? [duplicate]

I've been working for almost 2 years at this company, and had scheduled my vacation for January 2019. This week I received a better job offer, paying almost twice as much as I get now, in a larger ...
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Received an absence notice from HR for missing a day at work that I took with my boss's authorization

I asked my boss if I can stay home on Monday, because of some personal reasons. He said, "yes no problem" because we had completed our work and there was nothing to do. And he would be there on ...
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Should I send a text message or whatsapp to my interviewer when I don't have their email?

I had an interview with the head of a department a couple of weeks ago. This interview was arranged by a recruiter. The interviewer is located in Brazil, and I am in Argentina. Because of ...
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Can online activism hurt my employability?

Since the FCC repealed the net neutrality rules on the US, telecom companies in emerging countries are preparing to pressure politicians to do the same. I happen to live in an emerging country, and ...
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How to overcome corporate inertia [duplicate]

The situation: I work on a small company in Brazil, that is not focused on development. I can’t really find a way to describe my position, but I work as a mix of infrastructure, network and database ...
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Should I talk about my new salary in a promotion? [closed]

My coworker that got me this job left, leaving me alone at the front-end in the company. In doing so, the company's director gave me a promotion, saying that he would pay for any course I needed to do ...
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How to deal with your co worker telling you “not to do stuff so fast”?

I like to do stuff right when people ask me. When they need help, if I'm doing nothing, I love to go there and help, or to call them and fix the problem, because I like to be pro active. But my co ...
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Employee's Relative and Theft from the Workplace

We recently had some public strikes and protests in Brazil which caused some major inconveniences all around. One of those inconveniences was the lack of public transport for today, so my direct boss (...
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How to break the news to the employees that we will start with frequent, surprise drug testing?

The company I'm currently working for is asking for all team leads - which includes me - to break some policy changes for our teams. Our boss wants to introduce a new policy for surprise drug ...
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Can staying late look like something bad?

I recently started working in a big company and want to do my best to stay here, of course. I am single and live close to my office so I don't mind staying late at all. I actually like it because the ...
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How to argue for 30 days vacation when my employer determined I should take 20?

My boss recently sent me an email asking me to choose a period of the year for my vacation time, but specified that I had to choose a 20 day period, while the law in my country determines that the ...
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Rolling my own tobacco at office [closed]

I would like to know what do you guys think about rolling tobacco at work. Background: I work in a office in São Paulo - Brazil. People here in Brazil do not have the habit to roll their own tobacco. ...
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I don't want to congratulate a colleague for a poorly done final year project

One of my colleagues told everyone at work that her final year project, an Android mobile app, has been approved. I don't think highly of this project as it is a copy of another app already published ...
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Asking for feedback early in experience

I've been recently hired to do web development, something that I always had interest in but did not have any experience outside of studying on my own time. I am very thankful for this position and I ...
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Can my employer (under Brazilian labour law) require me to work outside my established working hours?

I work between 8am and 2pm from Monday to Friday. However, on 21 March my company will host an event that will happen at 8pm. However, I go to school from 7pm until 11pm and my employer knows that. ...