Skip to main content

Questions tagged [europe]

Questions about the workplace that may specifically relate to cultures, customs, or laws in the European Continent, both EU and non-EU countries.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
1 answer
588 views

Applying for remote EU position from the US. How to answer, "Are you eligible to work in the EU?"

I am a US citizen living in the US. I have been looking for a new remote based job and a lot of the jobs that interest me have been posted by countries in the EU. When I apply for the jobs, I ...
-4 votes
2 answers
178 views

Leaving a career job shortly after (6 to 18 months) for a phd

TL DR; Accepted a job and a few months in I am considering applying for a PhD because it's the best move in my career as I like that path plus I am from a really poor country and I am currently ...
7 votes
4 answers
11k views

Should I disclose a mental disorder that's been impacting my job to HR/my boss?

There is an existing question about depression in a different situation (job seeking), and the answers are mostly about the obligation to disclose it and clearance issues, which is not really what I'm ...
1 vote
1 answer
684 views

Approach Sales Manager about fake reference list

I work for a manufacturing company (in EU), and it has come to my attention that the Sales Manager issued a reference list for a project on which I worked as a Senior Engineer. Upon review, I ...
5 votes
4 answers
1k views

How can I help an employee improve their communication skills?

I'm currently a team lead at an IT company, managing a team of 5 software engineers + a PM. Our main role is to maintain and upgrade a SaaS product used by internal and external employees. We work ...
-1 votes
2 answers
518 views

Western recruiters' sentiment towards a long work experience in China [closed]

As a foreigner, I've been working at a big tech company in Mainland China for over 4 years and I increasingly feel the work culture of this company does not align well with my personal values. ...
-2 votes
2 answers
368 views

phone call before job application

I am an expat in Norway and applying for a student consultant position at a university. I am planning to call the contact person listed on the anouncement. Could I ask about when they expect to ...
140 votes
14 answers
44k views

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 ...
12 votes
4 answers
2k views

Working with an overloaded and stressed manager

I have an intense job where we have 20 things going at the same time, all of them urgent, most of them late, and new ones falling down the skies each day. I am a mid-level software engineer and my ...
0 votes
2 answers
1k views

Should I take all my notes code from my actual job after leaving or should I help them after leaving?

Right now I am working as an intern in a unit of a non-profit foundation. I am faced with an ethical dilemma, which is that I have been given the opportunity to start working as a biostatistician, ...
-6 votes
3 answers
395 views

Can i move to Europe as an ios developer from Pakistan?

I am a 25 year old pakistani with education upto Intermediate which is equivalent to A levels. I am currently working as an iOS developer for 1.5 years. Is it possible for me to get a job anywhere in ...
-1 votes
5 answers
1k views

Boss revoked promised pay rise because I decided to leave in about two months - Is this something to be expected?

I have been working at a software development company with ~10 colleagues for approximately 1 year now, and in the last couple of months I have decided that, for reasons relevant to my (lack of) ...
130 votes
12 answers
33k views

How can I politely work my way around not liking coffee or beer when it comes to professional networking?

It seems that coffee is a staple of the workplace. So much that, in a previous workplace, it took 1 hour to raise funds for a new espresso machine as the current one broke down. Our culture is built ...
-2 votes
2 answers
508 views

Is it allowed to follow already paid courses during notice period [closed]

The company has paid for some online courses for another colleague. This course is available for everyone to follow in his team since it is already paid for. Is it moral and usually OK to pursue those ...
68 votes
12 answers
31k views

Complaints from (junior) developers against solution architects: how can we show the benefits of our work and improve relationships?

I’ve been working in an IT company for 7 years (and I have a 14+ total work experience). About 2 years ago I was promoted to the solution architect's office. In my company a solution architect is a ...
1 vote
7 answers
2k views

What does "salaried" vs. "hourly" mean in a European (?) context?

I am confused about the meaning of "salaried" vs. "hourly" payment, when it comes to matching it up with work life as I know it. I think I know the abstract definition; to ...
1 vote
2 answers
1k views

How much handholding can a Junior Software Developer expect in a very small company?

After my masters degree I am now at my first job as a software developer a little over 3 months and am seriously questioning if this job and software development in general is suited for me. My ...
-4 votes
3 answers
754 views

Client stop giving me hourly billable work during the notice period [closed]

I am a freelancer and currently working with a client found through an agency. The contract was drafted by the agency. It says: The Freelancer supports according to the needs of %agency% and %client%,...
2 votes
6 answers
773 views

Benefits and risks of telling new employers I have a heart problem I am recovering from

What are the benefits and risks of telling new employers I have a heart problem I am recovering from? If it was you would you tell new employers? I work as a software engineer.
92 votes
9 answers
30k views

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 ...
6 votes
1 answer
704 views

How to list an old-style university degree with a modern Bologna-style degree in a CV?

On a standard CV template, the "education field" for someone who has an engineering degree, usually looks like this: MSc in XXX, University X, 2010-2012 BSc in XXX, University X, 2007-2010 ...
61 votes
8 answers
13k views

How to refuse a business trip due to low budget

My boss wants me to take a business trip to meet some team members. This business trip has no other value than just hanging out in person. The given budget for the accommodation would get me a hostel-...
43 votes
13 answers
20k views

Is it a good salary negotiation tactic to say, "Make me an offer and I will either accept it or walk away"? [closed]

I've recently relocated to Europe, and people negotiate here very differently from what I am used to. Long story short, I'd like to ask how European employers would react in the following scenario: ...
2 votes
1 answer
1k views

Is it appropriate to ask HR how to address them by name?

This question may seem a bit over-anxious, but want to make sure that I'm as polite and correct as possible. I've been communicating by email with an HR about my hiring and relocation process. The HR ...
2 votes
4 answers
1k views

I have overseen a note where my job function is potentially going to change, how do I proceed?

During the daily stand-up, I have seen a note from the newly employed scrum master that they are unsure what to do with me. He was screen sharing and accidentally pulled up his notes for a split ...
36 votes
7 answers
12k views

How to politely get out of a carpooling situation as the car owner [closed]

I found myself in a developing carpooling situation as a daily driver. My colleague approached me the other day and asked if I could drop him off. He doesn't live far away from me and doesn't expect ...
-3 votes
3 answers
545 views

Ethical concerns vs customers after many years with the same employer [closed]

TL;DR Working at Mega Corp for 15+ years, somewhere in EU. We build high-tech stuff to automate factory production. Moral concerns about what customers do with my products. But I may lack the ...
16 votes
7 answers
11k views

If I delay the interview process with a company due to vacation, do I increase the probability that they hire someone else?

I have a vacation coming up and I am in the process of interviewing with a company. I told them that I will be going on vacation and they said that it's fine, that I can continue the interview process ...
2 votes
2 answers
942 views

Would it be appropriate to ask to bring along my partner to an overseas office visit?

I live and work in the EU, for the local branch of a global company. The company's headquarters are in the US. I have plans to go there for vacation soon, and I'll be staying a few days in the city ...
15 votes
5 answers
7k views

How to prevent stress on the job from affecting my well-being

I'm working in the EU at a job where the expectation is that you will work 12+h/ day. When I open my laptop on the weekend I see half of my team is there. (It's a typical Monday though Friday office ...
-6 votes
2 answers
248 views

Working on unrelated tasks

I've recently moved abroad for work since there isn't any similar position in my home country. However the tasks I've been given have only insignificant (to me) overlap with my position at the company....
2 votes
2 answers
878 views

Huge raise but required to stay for 2 years [closed]

Throw away account and keeping details brief. My current employeer is trying to stop exodus in my department. As an attempt they are offering substantial raise, which would put me slightly above ...
6 votes
5 answers
3k views

What to do about manager who's hard on me because I'm sick?

Ever since I returned from a substantial timeoff due to serious sickness, my manager has been very critical of me. I still complete my tasks and get my job done but because I'm still sick and not yet ...
-2 votes
2 answers
427 views

Job search in Europe from other countries for IT professionals [closed]

Ways to get a software developer jobs in Europe countries.
0 votes
1 answer
409 views

Logistics of living in EU and working for an US company

I’m a software engineer with almost 3 years of experience and I’ve been having a little look around the job market and I came across a full remote job from a credible company in the US. This would be ...
27 votes
14 answers
17k views

Engineer asks for a title change and raise with a change of responsibilities

We have an internal startup of a new kind of specialized service, staffed with resources from a larger engineering department. One key Engineer of that startup is leaving the company and their role ...
2 votes
4 answers
604 views

How to convey during an interview that I want to do my masters, without turning away the opportunity?

I'm entering my last semester of my bachelor's, and recently I've been offered several interviews. One of these companies is a really prestigious one, and my application to this company have been ...
50 votes
8 answers
14k views

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 ...
5 votes
3 answers
2k views

When should I resign while the company is re-organizing?

In the last couple of weeks, I've been in contact with another company for a great position. Although this other company offered me the position some days ago already, only today I've received the ...
1 vote
4 answers
9k views

Ghosted after positive reference check; How long should I wait?

I had technical and HR interviews with a company last month. Both went well, and they wanted me to submit my references. This was in the last week of October, and I got a reply from the hiring manager ...
43 votes
3 answers
12k views

Can my employer legally monitor my personal network activity when I'm working from home?

I work from home most of the time. I use my corporate laptop for work, and I keep my personal laptop open as a second monitor, for internet research. Whenever I open Google Translate or Linguee on my ...
-5 votes
2 answers
227 views

Can I work abroad (Europe) for a U.S. company? [closed]

As the title says can I stay in Europe for a couple weeks to a month while working for a U.S. company? I do not plan on staying for more than a month in Europe, but if possible, would like to go a ...
8 votes
4 answers
2k views

Moving house without taking a new job

I live in one of the EU countries and will start as a software developer on the start of the upcoming month. For private reasons I would be tempted to move to a destination about 600km away from my ...
1 vote
2 answers
525 views

Accept job offer/opportunity meeting knowing not to accept it for now?

I was contacted by the academic director of the most prestigious institute at our university (with strong contacts to world-leading corporations) and was asked for a meeting. The director wanted to ...
2 votes
5 answers
2k views

Having strongly negative emotions after interview - am I overreacting? [closed]

Recently I've had an initial interview for a new job in my dream sector of aerospace after completing their coding test task. I strongly believe I did a great job on the test task (but I acknowledge ...
51 votes
10 answers
16k views

How can I best refuse to be put on the list of employees on my company's website?

I work for a small company (in Europe) with 150 employees and on their website they have a list of employees with names, photos and positions. I'm currently not there but have been asked to provide a ...
-1 votes
1 answer
408 views

Next career steps after delivering major success?

I'm an experienced IT professional working in various roles in the industry. About 2 years ago I was hired by Bigcorp in a specific role, head of Devops for one of their products. In this role, I took ...
4 votes
5 answers
2k views

How to be more strict about working hours in a free working hours environment?

TL;DR: I work in an academic-like environment with free working hours. Everyone including my boss have a hectic schedule for work hours; and her plans for meeting me often clash with my plans for ...
26 votes
7 answers
15k views

How to avoid volunteering for work on extra tasks

Summary: My colleague asked me for "recommendations" on how to fix something in their area of authority. I provided steps to resolve it. Now I feel that my colleague is trying to share these ...
9 votes
4 answers
2k views

How to work with a boss that prefers to work with the opposite sex?

TLDR: my line manager prefers to give's me a higher workload and smaller deadlines, asks me to coach his new hires but then questions my professionalism in front of the junior team members, shows ...

1
2 3 4 5