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

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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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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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Should I report a former managers abuse?

So I recently left a job where I was being bullied pretty badly. Now I've found a better job, and I'm happy I left, but I'm wondering whether I should lodge a complaint against the manager who acted ...
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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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Verbally accepted but no offer letter

I interviewed and discussed my salary with the design manager in one of the good companies in Ireland. The manager informed me that he will give me the contract after getting signature from the vice-...
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Can an employer demand that you turn on your video camera during a conference call when you are working from home? [Ireland] [closed]

This question has already been answered here - Can an employer demand that you turn on your video camera during a conference call when you are working from home? But it was specific for the United ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it legal/fair to have probationary period in redundancy role reapplication scenario?

Is it fair/legal to for an employer to add probationary period in restructuring/redundancy scenario, wherein they require employee to apply for restructured positions in same department with exactly ...
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How to handle time-off /days-out from the office in Ireland?

I recently changed to a new job in Ireland. I have found something different in how to manage to do external/personal stuff, as most of the things are open only during working hours. For example, ...
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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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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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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 don't know my work notice period

How do I find out what my notice period is? I believe it's in my employment contract which I don't have a copy of. How do I ask without raising suspicions?
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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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Job told me I had to make up the hours I was sick

I called in sick to work on the Friday of last week so I missed 8 hours of work! My employer then informed me on the Monday when I had returned that he had already submitted payroll for the month on ...
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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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Converting salaries from Ireland to UK

I am planning to move from Dublin, Ireland to the UK. My base salary is about € 80,000 before tax and I have benefits like health insurance and retirement contribution from the employer. I have seen ...
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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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How to ask for unpaid salary after resignation

I gave 1 month's notice in my resignation letter. I finally resigned from the company but didn't receive salary the work day after resignation. I asked a former colleague who had resigned previously ...
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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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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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