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

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Company didn't warn me my interview would be a panel interview with 9 people

Recently I had an online interview (Zoom call) at one of the universities for the PhD position in space physics. The secretary (she contacted me by email) sent to me the date and time slot of the ...
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Professional Crisis & Crunch Time: Jobs besides working as a Developer?

I (27) am in a crisis right now. I don't want to work as a developer anymore. The job has taken all the fun out of coding for me.What other jobs are there in the software industry that are real to get ...
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Responding to political doxxing

Today I was approached by my direct manager, warning me that the company has been approached by an unidentified person with some accusation with regards to my political preferences. No further details ...
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How to handle team-member that is thinking about leaving company

I used to manage a small team a while back, but I switched to another division within the same company a few months ago. In that team I used to do regular 1-on-1s to see if the people in my team were ...
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Can an EU employer share that I've applied for a position with someone?

I have applied to a company in the EU. The person handling this process is in touch with someone (say, a campus ambassador) in my university (to advertise this opportunity in our university; there are ...
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Internship promised in written form was canceled - how to proceed with company?

My already accepted internship at an IT-company was canceled. The reason they mentioned to me were that almost all employees of the department I was supposed to work in are currently in home-office ...
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Bad performance review despite objective successes and praises

I started a job 8 months ago. The person who did it before was let go for performance issues. Before they chose me they spent 6 months looking for someone (while the previous guy was still there). I ...
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What are the most popular recruiters' filters when they decide (not) to contact the candidate back? [closed]

What are the most popular recruiters' filters when they decide (not) to contact the candidate back? This is a question I'd like to ask here, in order to receive answers based on facts and your ...
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Is it a common practice to strongly incentivize employee to relay company posts on Linkedin with our personal account?

The company I work for is currently in a process of trying to increase its visibility, especially through a lot of LinkedIn post to promote article on our blog or to share non work-related animation. ...
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How to ensure that management keeps its promises?

Status quo I work as a solution architect in a consulting company where i like it. But unfortunately the workload is very high. 80% of the week are unnecessary meetings where it's all about my ...
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My performance recently seems really poor, but why is everyone acting like it's OK? [closed]

I am a software developer for the last 5 years. I like this work and since I started this career I have been in 3 companies. Each change resulted a good raise of the salary and more interesting ...
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Should I tell my boss that I like the job but I'm homesick?

My Workplace I work in a very agile environment in an IT agency, where I was given responsibility within a short period of time after graduation. My boss (CEO) often tells me that he likes my unique ...
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Moving house without taking a new job

I live in one of the EU countries and will start as a software developer on first of October. During my time as a student, I did multiple internships at the company I will be working for, within the ...
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Joining a company with bad reputation

I'm going to start an internship with a company that is currently not well-liked in some parts of the world. I am kinda cash-straped, and not doing this internship would put me in a worse financial ...
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Do I need a full curriculum vitae (exhaustive CV) in Europe?

While job searching I've always only used what I understand is an American style resume: a sales document that's at most two pages long and which distills my professional experience down to core ...
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How to handle a boss not allowing the creation of commercial products outside of work (e.g. a SaaS) [closed]

Some time ago I had this idea for an app I could make outside of my job, but my contract states that I need permission from my boss. This clause isn't very uncommon where I live in Europe. What is ...
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Do GDPR/Data Protection regulations conflict with “No Privacy At Work”?

For countries in the UK or EU where there are data protection laws and regulations where the subject whose data is being collected has a legal right to be informed about what/why and and give consent ...
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Is seniority a legal parameter when there are layoffs in Germany?

In an answer to a recent question, it was stated that (...) unless you are in Germany or a country with similarly rigid firing order Is there a legally binding mechanism which takes the seniority ...
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How far should an external offer be explored that comes through one's supervisor?

I work at a relatively small company that provides a team of developers and a project manager/product owner for a project as consultants to another small company. I'm working on the project full time. ...
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Does the university matter in case of a job in Europe?

If someone does a Ph.D. from a reputed university of an influential country like the USA, UK, Australia, France, and so on, does he get preference in most parts of Europe, or, do Europeans prefer the ...
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I got offered a retention bonus after verbally agreeing to another job

My employer is reorganising the department I'm working for. This came as a surprise to everyone including me. They'll be shuttering an entire line of business, which I am part of, but are focussing ...
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Wrong new job, what to take into account before becoming a job hopper

After around two years working in my first job, I decided to try something new and accepted a new job at a promising startup that looked extremely interesting. A few weeks in and I began seeing it ...
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Asking appropriate questions during interview for ideal worker

I've been tasked with looking for new student workers at my current institute. In a 2 step interviewing process. I look for students, and do the first 'informal' interview to weed out in appropriate ...
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My Company Wants to Own My Weekend Work

I work for a large hardware manufacturer in Europe. I work on the software development required for products. Since it is a hardware manufacturer I work for, which does software required to sell their ...
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How can I deal with a manager who keeps insisting to stay with no clear offer after I have already accepted another company offer?

Summary I was dissatisfied with my job and accepted an offer elsewhere. Now my boss keeps insisting I stay, and enlists others to try and convince me. How do I deal professionally with this? Context A ...
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Can a customer ask for a different sales rep?

I am in charge of maintenance for a large business application, bought off the shelf from a major software editor, in Europe. We are now deeply committed to them (as in the cost to change would be ...
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Quarantine allegedly ends in a month, how to ask for permanent 40% remote work accommodations?

I work in a startup as a developer. Quarantine had us all work from home (WFH) full time and it's really working for me. I don't have the 1.5 hours of daily traffic jam anymore and being at home ...
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My employer is demanding that, as a teacher, I have my webcam on all the day, do I have to comply?

Are there any laws in the European Union about video conferencing and calling? I'm a teacher at a school that is now forced to work from home because of COVID-19. We have been assigning work online, ...
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Performance review (unofficially) delayed

I am a junior Software Developer working his first job out of college at a medium-sized (a few hundred employees worldwide) IT company. When I was hired, I was told by HR that the first performance ...
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Unfair to ask for food comp as we are going through coronavirus?

When working from office we had free lunches. Because of coronavirus we're working from home. Today I asked my manager if I can have food compensation now that the office is closed. He says he'd ...
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Should I wait for job contract to hand out my notice? [duplicate]

I recently received written job offer (from a big corporation, if it matters) that I decided to accept. I am meant to start at the beginning of April, so I need to hand notice letter to my employer by ...
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Can I get a work permit on Netherlands on IT with an associate degree at a non-related area?

I'm a F/24yr with +8 years of experience on Web Development, but my formation is on Graphic Design (associate degree). I'm trying to leave Brazil and get better job/life conditions than here. My scope ...
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How to deal with an intellectually disabled co-worker who gets nothing done?

I am aware that mental disabilities are a touchy subject. The Irish National Disability Authority has released a guide which states that "intellectually disabled" is a proper term to use. Someone in ...
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Got a Software Developer job offer, but didn't tell I haven't obtained my degree yet [duplicate]

TL;DR: I have a job offer but I haven't passed the final oral exam yet due to personal reasons, which I didn't mention to them earlier and now they're asking for a copy of the degree. I live ...
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I acted wrongly against a bully

I have this situation: I suffer from PTSD and have many triggers especially mainly bullies or retaliation. In the place where I work there is a person who has been bullying me for awhile. This was ...
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Being asked to sign a “termination certificate” 6 months after resigning

The company is registered in Delaware, US. But I worked for the branch in Europe. I just got an email that I have to sign a "Termination Certificate" 6 months after quitting. It states: I also ...
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How to write a CV without any information an employer could discriminate against

I found a couple of questions dealing with the issue of not disclosing ones gender on your resume, but I'd like some information on how to write your resume so that it won't contain any information ...
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New job in a new continent: different tasks than promised, and bored to tears overall. How to professionally handle it?

I have 7 years of experience as a software developer and I just moved from North America to Europe/Lichtenstein for this job. My visa doesn't depend on that job, I can stay in the country regardless. ...
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Examples & most common benefits/remuneration in kind in Austria

I wonder what are the most common packages that are usually negotiated instead of money; examples and cases based on your experience. I would focus on positions in Austria (so I would consider neither ...
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I've increased my productivity by 40% by automating my job. Should I ask for a higher salary, or just enjoy having more time to learn?

I've worked at a company for more than 7 years and have achieved all stated goals. A bit less than 2 years ago I got promoted (higher salary and title). Now I am among the top paid engineers in the ...
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How to take my pads with me to the toilet subtly?

How to take my pads with me to the toilet subtly? I work in an all male office/open space and everytime I get my period I go through the awkwardness of trying to take them out of my bag and put them ...
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Prospective employer asking for my current pay slip during interview

I recently did an interview (location is the EU) for a smallish IT consulting firm. They have been quite insistent in asking salary, benefits and contract type of my current job. In the end, the HR ...
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Will interning in a small company on a more interesting subject hurt my career?

I am a M.S student in data science/machine learning. I will have to start an end-of-studies internship in a few months. I have several offers in my area and am at a loss about which ont to choose. My ...
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How to handle questions/concerns about my new job when I've not started working yet?

Things have changed since I accepted a job offer. How should I raise my concerns to my new employeer? Some background: This takes place in Europe. I work in IT. So I was contacted by a recruiter ...
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How to avoid funny initiatives?

I recently started a new job as software engineer in a company with 100 to 200 employees. The company is run like a startup (flexibility, flat management, etc) and there are plenty of interesting ...
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“Startup” working hours - is it normal to be asked to work 11 hours/ day?

I recently relocated to Germany (I am already an EU citizen), and this is the first of the stronger job offers - I did a technical task, did a Skype call, everything went ok, but the working hours ...
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How to deal with complaints about you - if you warned against the risk?

I'm a consultant (employed by an external company to work for different companies). I'm on a client project, whose scope has grown to more than 200% of the initially planned scope shortly after ...
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What options are there for getting help with job hunting? Especially abroad

2 months ago I decided that I didn't like the life I have in the town I moved to a year ago for my current job. So, I dusted off my CV and submitted it to every site I could think of, expecting to get ...
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How to diplomatically tell your boss that he needs to find a replacement … or two or three

I realise from the title its a subjective topic, as a bit of background, I have been in this project and this company for just about 5 months. I have a boss who is very good at being the happy, ...
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I'm leaving a company, and I have too many passwords/keys

I'm an European software developer and I am changing company. To do my job, during the years I have received (from my boss and colleagues) a lot of non-personal shared secrets, like: root accounts ...