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Questions tagged [england]

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

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Offer that requires relocation

I've been in talks with a tech company who are interested in hiring me, they've expressed that they're focusing on their Manchester(U.K) office, and want to know if I would be interested in a role / ...
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Defamation of character

I have been a victim of workplace bullying for over 4 years. My supervisor goes to people and tells them I am rude and anti-social. He did this to me on my 2nd week of starting and told me a colleague ...
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2answers
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Expatriation and acommodation compensation

I was hired by a multinational company in Spain recently. I work as a programmer and they did call me offering better conditions (salary and calendar), so I was agree with it. In the interview ...
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How can I convince my employer to let me bring my own chair to work? [duplicate]

I work as a Graphic Designer for a company, so spend a lot of time sitting down at a desk. For the past two years, I have suffered from disabling migraines and a 24/7 tension headache. My ...
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UK - Dye my hair blue - Can this be an issue? [closed]

Country: England - UK Field: Software Development (Not customer facing) I was at the work summer party the other day, and asked my boss if I could dye my hair blue; he's pretty high up the chain (CTO)...
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Being made to come in early for work [duplicate]

I work at a spa in England and we are supposed to come in for a morning meeting at 9:45am or 11am depending on shifts. Which is fine because it means you have more time in the morning to get up and ...
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What recourse do workers have when office conditions could possibly compromise health?

I work in the ground floor of an office. The air conditioning and heating system is linked directly to the street outside. This means that whatever is going on outside comes in to us – we're right ...
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Is being casual unprofessional?

Background: I'm a 17 year old schoolkid who does web design as a hobby. I'd like to do paid work as a freelance website designer but I have zero experience aside from projects for myself or friends. ...
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Can you be let go for handing in your notice? [closed]

Are employers in the UK allowed to fire you as soon as you hand your notice in, or would they have to continue to pay you until your notice period ends?
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software developer test on piece of paper - what is the expectation [closed]

I had a job interview last month and I was unsuccessful. I was told in advance that they will test my technical knowledge. So I prepared by best. The test was on piece of paper asking couple of ...
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1answer
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Can my manager make me wait around till shop is more busy without pay? [closed]

Context: I work at a restaurant in the UK. I am new and haven't yet completed the online training Program's I have been asked to complete. It's pretty much a zero hour contract (I think it's 12 hours) ...
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What is the first things to do when you start a new job? [closed]

So In a weeks time I will be leaving my current company and heading to fields a new (kind of, will explain further in) The company I work for is a client of the company I am moving to, this was set ...
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Being berated for using the toilet [closed]

So, although I only have a month left working for them, the company I work for is complaining over my toilet use, I usually go once a day in the morning either just as I get in, or 30-40 minutes ...
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5answers
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What should I do if I feel my workplace is not safe - can't exit after hours without fob

The new office we moved into on the weekend, is what I would consider a "Death trap." To get in or out of the building you need a magnetic (RFID?) fob. The "emergency exit" button does not work, and ...