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Questions tagged [ireland]

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

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Fired for “breach of privacy” [closed]

One of my close friends has allegedly been fired for "gross misconduct" via breach of privacy with no prior warning nor issues. The company's (a big american pharmaceutical) HR has investigated their ...
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Difference between contract working hours and “real” working hours

I was offered a contract with an Education institution in Ireland for working in a research project with a Company (In Company's place). So all the hiring process was done while I was still in my ...
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Application: Should I attach a resumé, cover letter AND write an additional application in the email?

I am currently trying to find a summer job in Dublin in the field of graphic design or web design. I already encountered that specific problem when applying in Austria, but I am completely unsure how ...
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10+ years in the job and placed under PIP [closed]

I am over 10+ years in the job providing customer service in supply chain logistics. It is a sort of a cross functional role that requires a certain knowledge about freight forwarding / supply chain / ...
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Starting a new job and disclosing pregnancy

My wife is starting a new job in a few weeks; it's a graduate role with a 2 year contract. She became pregnant after the job offer but there was a long delay in the recruitment process before she ...
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1answer
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How to handle unfair workplace policies in Ireland? [closed]

I am pregnant and struggling with insomnia and my commute doesn't help the situation. I asked my manager if I could work at home and he said no. Naturally, I am not impressed with the situation. I'm a ...
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How should I approach my boss about working from home while pregnant?

I am nearly 27 weeks pregnant. My last day of work before maternity leave will be September 7th. I told my boss I was pregnant in May. I'm really struggling with dizziness and lack of sleep. I have ...
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Employer refusing to discuss severance until resignation letter received [closed]

(This doesn't apply to me) (Ireland) Employee is 64 with 1 year left to retirement, working for the company for 17 years. Employer has verbally offered 2 months pay in return for employees ...
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I am from Northern Ireland, but live in Scotland, and need to complete an advanced disclosure. Should I do this for both Countries? [closed]

Basically, I am from Northern Ireland, but recently (within the past month) moved to Scotland. I went to University in Scotland close to ten years ago, I lived here for about three years. I work for ...
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Maths beyond my ability to do efficiently, do I ask for help or take the time to solve it myself? [duplicate]

I was hired as an intern software developer and I'm finding myself in a situation of working with a lot of complicated physics formulas and being left to figure out the maths by myself. I understand ...
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Told I'll get a 5% wage drop, but I never got a raise when I became supervisor [closed]

I have been supervisor for 7 years and wish to move back down. I have been told I will get a 5% wage drop if I move down. When I moved up to supervisor I was not given a raise for the new position. ...
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Is “Termination with Gross Misconduct” possible after 3 months from finding that out? [closed]

My friend Bob was using the company's computer to download movies. He got caught 3 months ago, taken under disciplinary procedure and asked "Are you downloading files by using p2p software?" Bob ...
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Can a receptionist open mail addressed to me? [closed]

Our receptionist has an annoying habit of opening letters addressed to me, and then handing the letter to me. I have asked several other members of staff and it seems like she doesn't do this with ...
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Supervisor “Jokingly” Slapped my bum

I was getting ready to leave my Christmas party when my supervisor (both of us are women) grabbed then slapped my ass quite hard. In her head I think she meant this as a joke, but that combined with ...
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Company hired me for a position but I am doing something else [closed]

A year ago I worked in a company as "senior engineer" on a large public facing website. Not the job of my life, but at least in the line of what I like to do. Then a large computer manufacturer ...
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What is different about how references work between Germany and UK/Ireland? My ex-manager doesn't want to give me a reference and I don't understand

I live in Ireland and until recently worked as a technical lead for a multinational software company. Then recently the company began a voluntary redundancy program which I applied for and was ...