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Questions tagged [europe]

workplace cultures, customs, or laws of the European Continent, both EU and non-EU countries

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Background Check and Relocation

Employer offered a job that required relocation and a background check I had been through background checks in the past and had no issues. A few weeks after providing my consent for the check, they've ...
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What if I won't sign the contract immediately?

I was in an interview and I'm pretty confident I will get the job. I'm wondering one thing. If they asks me to come to the office to sign the employment contract, what will they react if I say that I ...
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Can I negotiate my rent if it is a German company but they want me to relocate to another country?

Can I ask the German company to help me with expenses of housing to be able to move if they need me in another country in Europe?
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Is lack of degree in quantitative science a problem when applying for jobs in advanced analytics?

I have an advanced degree in a field, which is only to some - limited - extent quantitative. I've learnt a bit of programming on my own and have had an opportunity to use it professionally already, ...
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How to respond when being asked by my manager about a coworkers plan to leave the company? [closed]

Note: This happened to me several years when working in another company, but a similar event reminded me about this (current workplace) A colleague who I have been working with for more than a year ...
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How can I ask my employer to pay me in Bitcoin? [closed]

I'd like to change my contract to get paid in Bitcoin but before I start discussion I'd like to figure out what would the procedure and legalities of this are in Europe. Is it even legal? Bitcoin's ...
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How much should I ask as an Atlassian administrator? [duplicate]

could you please help me figure out my salary? For me, it is not easy to figure the salary range for this one, since not a lot of people I know work in this area so I have little to compare with. I ...
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Will declining my company's many social events negatively influence my career?

I've been working for this company in the Netherlands for 6 months now. When they said they valued get-togethers and game nights, I expected the occasional Friday afternoon gathering or a game night ...
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GDPR compliance and using personal devices for work [closed]

As part of our work in a EU company, we are allowed to use our personal electronic devices (laptops, cell phones, etc.) As part of the GDPR compliance, our IT admin asked us to provide him with the ...
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Is Airbnb housing with colleagues as roommates an acceptable practice in the business? [closed]

The company that I work for is a small to medium side company. When required to travel (10% - 15% annually) we are getting fully compensated for the food expenses (being reasonable as an average) and ...
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Dealing with an employee's constant bad mood and lack of motivation

Company Background: We are a small logistics provider in Europe. A few months ago there's been a change in management and now I'm in charge. I've been with the company for over 5 years and quite ...
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Is it likely to get a job in Europe as a front end software developer with no bachelor? [closed]

So, I figure that this question may have been asked a few times in the past (or maybe with some different details) but basically I was measuring the odds of being hired in the EU, preferably Germany ...
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How to tell boss about romantic relationship with coworker

I recently started a romantic relationship with one of my coworkers. How do I best inform my boss about the situation? Background: Our relationship has been growing for ~2 months now, we're both ...
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Work permit and job offer withdrawal

My boyfriend (citizen of a non-EU country) has finished his studies in an EU country and has begun looking for a job in that EU country. Usually, the main reason for the many rejections he received ...
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When and how should I tell my employer I have a chronic illness?

I have been working with my current employer for 7 months. I am an interim employee and currently on project that is ending in December. I have an 'indefinite' contract. (I'm in The Netherlands) ...
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Is it “ok” to work on personal projects when home sick?

I work as a software developer, working for a client that is invoiced by the company I'm employed at. Yesterday I got sick, symptoms being fever & nausea. With fever, the general treatment is ...
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Can an unsuccessful applicant request an employer/recruiter to provide records about him/her according to GDPR? [closed]

Under the GDPR right of access, [t]he controller shall provide a copy of the personal data undergoing processing. During and possibly after the interview process, an employer or recruitment agencies ...
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How to be prepared for legal threats when resigning? [closed]

Context I am a salaried full-time employee at a small company where there are about 30 people. This is in western Europe. There is a high amount of employee turnover and frequently people leaving are ...
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Colleague blocks change request in peer review because of perceived mistakes in code, but suggested improvements do not work

In the company I work for, change requests go through various steps, including a development step, a peer review step and a testing step. On this particular change request, I have been assigned as a ...
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How to provide anonymous feedback about a problematic manager in order to be helpful?

I work for a large company that started a process called Agile Transformation in order to raise productivity and shorten delivery time. This happened about 3-4 years ago and recently one of the top ...
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My manager notoriously lies

I have a manager that continually lies. She became our manager about 8 months ago. I started at the corporation two weeks later. I'm 28 and relatively new in my profession. The situations where she ...
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Other candidates' address in “recipients” list in a mail [closed]

As a student soon to be graduated, I a looking for my first job. I have been fortunate enough to have a recruitment process with several companies. One of those companies sent me a mail, asking me ...
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How to provide feedback about an unprofessional manager during the exit interview? [duplicate]

Two of my colleagues working within another department are leaving the company and they will have an exit interview. They have informally shared with me and other colleagues that one of the reasons ...
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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 ask about unpaid overtime without burning bridges?

I live in a country with no distinction between exempt and non-exempt jobs. In my country you are always officially required to work the number of hours specified in your contract and you are ...
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Should I say I have a Bachelor Degree when actually my degree is another one?

In my country, there are two kinds of undergraduate degrees (Bachelors and Technologic). My degree is currently the latter one, but it is basically the same curriculum of a Bachelor in Computer ...
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When do you enter and leave your office? (Europe) [closed]

Upon finishing my masters degree I moved to Spain for personal reasons. I was lucky to find a job very fast, the workplace is great and coworkers too. However I noticed some cultural differences at ...
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How to ask for a sabbatical? [closed]

I'm currently working on a project in a company for over a year. It's a contracting company, so changing a project isn't a big issue. I want to do it, but the thing is that I plan to take a sabbatical ...
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How to harmonize employer's request to keep the salary confidential with a law requiring its disclosure?

Several weeks ago I signed for a petition and a person asked me to consider to become a candidate for one of the districts of the city I live in. Digging a little about what this involves, I found ...
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How can I, as an uneducated person from Lithuania, become employed in space exploration industry? [closed]

I am very well aware that Stack Exchange discourages personal and opinion-based questions that will likely be useful to no one except the original poster. However, I know for a fact that there are ...
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Is it ok to ask a question about a specific workflow during the interview?

I have recently received an invitation for an interview by a local bank. It just happens that I am a client of this bank for some years and I am quite familiar with how they work (from a normal client'...
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Increasing Engagement with Competence Development

I am in part responsible for competence development in a small part (about 300 employees) of a large multinational tech company in Europe. We have recently seen decreased engagement with the various ...
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What variations are allowed to a “European cv” template (if I want it to be still legitimately called a “European CV”)? [closed]

In order to apply for a certain position, I need to submit a "European CV". (this) Assuming that I keep the "style" (font, formatting, etc.), what variations am I allowed to do (if I want it to be ...
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Should I approach my manager about questionable project management?

Background Currently I'm interning at a medium sized software company. So far I have been getting along well with everyone and they seem to like me aswell. The only predicament I have is my current ...
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How do I make it clear to my employer that I want to give 4 weeks notice to our client? [duplicate]

I work as a contractor for a major company in Western Europe, since September. By contractor, I mean that I am employed by a company, which sells my time to a client (the major company). I am not ...
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receiving email on a sunday morning [closed]

What does it say about the culture of a company, when an executive assistant is sending emails on a sunday morning? We are in the same time zone and i sent the email on friday. I would not have ...
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How/if to mention that I DON'T need a work permit/visa in job applications?

I'm an American with dual citizenship with an EU country. I'm in the process of applying for my first job in France (my French is pretty good, but it's obvious I'm not native - plus I have an American ...
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Personalized vs Standardized CV [closed]

In applying for a job in continental Europe (area of expertise is Computer Science). Should my CV resemble a standardized format (eg. Europass) or would a completely personalized CV give me a better ...
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I can freely choose the operating system on company workstation. Any workplace concerns to be aware of?

I'm taking a new job soon. The new company will let me install any operating system of my choice on the company workstation. At my current job, I was given a choice between Ubuntu and MacOS, so I am ...
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Management resolved my sexual harassment complaint by moving my work location

I'm a 20 year old female, who recently started an internship. We work in an open office environment. One of the permanent employees, "Bob", who is about 40 to 50 years old, behaved inappropriately ...
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How to answer the question “What do you dislike the most at the workplace?” from an interviewee?

Today, five minutes before the interview, my manager grabbed me and asked me to participate in an interview with a potential candidate for a software developer position. I did the technical part of ...
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As a candidate how to answer “If you were accepted everywhere, which company will you choose?”

Recruiters often ask the question: "Did you also applied to other companies?" And if the answer is positive they complete with: "If you were accepted everywhere, which company will you choose?" ...
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Should I discuss amount of sick days with HR?

The past 6 months I have been ill or working from home because of the illness for about 2-3 days a month. I realise this is not optimal for an employer, but nobody has complained/asked any questions ...
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Employment Non-disclosure Agreement

I am considering changing positions, so I went to an interview and they liked me. That's it. Now here is the problem, I asked them to see the contract of my employment, and they said that I first ...
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How is meeting one's future team common for a candidate?

A friend of mine is in the process of being hired by a large company (traditional engineering tech). The position is executive in IT (second line to the CEO), reporting to the CIO and dotted line to ...
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What to do with a racist/sexist workplace? [closed]

I am a middle eastern working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field in Europe. In Academia, I experienced no discrimination, but after I joined a local company with good ...
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Is it reasonable to leave my company phone at my workplace?

For security reasons, my boss wants to reach us and is worried by the fact that we use our private mobile phones. To remedy this, everyone is getting a company phone with a strict app policy. We are ...
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Minimum office space in European Union legislation [closed]

Is there an European Union law that defines the minimum office space a desk employee (i.e. people that use a desk and computer) should have ? I found some laws in Germany and UK, but nothing at EU-...
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Company offered me an unexpected contract

I am looking for a job and I am based in Europe. After a successful application to a US based company, and a chat with the owners in which we talked about perks, full time permanent employment, etc. ...
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How to notify employer about another sick leave after I already had one recently?

I work for a company that provides IT services to a corporation. About 6 months ago I had a surgery done. Following the surgery I was on a 2-month sick leave to heal up and rehabilitate. Now it turns ...