Questions tagged [italy]
Questions about the workplace that may specifically relate to cultures, customs, or laws in Italy.
Is it bad practice to choose a self-enriching solution to company problems?
My company decided to skill a set of roughly 75 people in a particular technology in which I am proficient at. I am responsible on managing money for this task, and I have been involved in other ...
How to handle HR trying to putting me down using another HR as a scapegoat?
Pretty awkward situation here. Background : I'm currently managing a project of IT renovation on a fairly big company (+1000 person) in which is common to don't know personally all the people inside ...
How to deal with a boss who is resistant to new technologies and project solutions?
Summary: How can we, senior developers, deal with a boss who almost always prefers to apply his own way of coding, structuring projects and introducing or using technologies despite of risks and ...
How should I deal with new trainees when, after a course, they are not able to do even a simple related task?
The company has hired four new people in the office. Each of them stated that they like IT and that they would've become software developers but none of them had any experience in IT industry. So I'm ...
How to address with the boss that I need work permit for a psychologist?
I'm a developer, in Italy, and due to some problems related to my social sphere with friends I've started going to a psychologist. The problem is that the one that I found and is helping me is only ...
Official warning by a manager for how I spend my vacations: escalate or ignore?
I have about 20 years of job experience and I’ve been working for my current company for 3 and half years. Throughout my career I've used this pattern for my vacations: the last working day before a ...
How will living outside the UK affect me and my UK employer tax-wise? How many days can be worked without impact?
I've been in the UK for more than one year, and I have been assigned a NINO and obtained the pre-settled status. During this Covid-19 pandemic, I decided to go back to my home country of Italy, but ...
How to politely but firmly tell that my ex-boss' recommendation letter is not ethical?
Long story short. I was in a company for around a year, and I decided to pursue an alternative career path. Upon leaving, in large advance, I gave notice to my boss (I did not have any issues with him)...
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 ...
Working for a big company "through" another small company. Can I say I'm working for the first? [duplicate]
Scenario: I'm 20 (pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering) and a self-employed IT consultant with VAT number and everything needed here (Italy). For the past 2 years, I've been working for ...
Should I be payed for overtime?
I'm an Italian junior developer at my first work experience, I was hired barely 1 year ago. I'm currently working in a project for a start-up, one of my company's clients. I joined this project a few ...
High income and difficulty during interviews
I'm interviewing for a new job. My income is 20-30% higher than average. The immediate reaction is usually 10-15 seconds of silence. The delayed reaction is usually: They won't call me back, or ...
My girlfriend and her colleagues are in a toxic work environment. What can I do?
What happened?: My girlfriend is a resident (medical doctor) in a large institution in Italy. She has some 7-8 other colleagues, and all of them are exploited by their superior to do all the hard ...
Boss making me feel guilty for leaving the company at the end of my internship
I’m currently a web development intern in a small-sized company. My internship contract ends this Friday. Two months ago a superior told me there would be a possibility for me to be hired permanently ...
How to deal with employer who keeps me at work after working hours
I work in a small company in Italy. 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. From 09:00 to 18:00. I do not expect to leave at 18:01. However the employer expects me and the other to talk with him and fix some ...
Is it professional to write unrelated content in an almost-empty email?
I am employed in a consultancy company and I work at the client workplace. Monthly, I have a client employee sign a timesheet to certify the number of hours I have actually worked. I then scan the ...
How should I ask my boss for vacation days for a period after my contract may end
To give some context: I'm 21 and I've worked in IT fields since I graduated from HS, I was hired at this company last June for a 4 months fixed-term contract, I was usually assigned to a wide range of ...
Coworker posted a piece of source code on social network. What do I do?
Today I opened a social network and saw that one of my coworkers, let's call him Bob, posted a piece of source code of one of our projects. The quick video is blurry, so it's hard to actually read it,...
How could I answer to the question: "Why are you leaving your company?" without looking conceited? [duplicate]
I'm planning to look for another job. I am a programmer. I have a lot of reasons, but some of them, which are important to me, and not only salary related, make me think a bit. For example: 1) All ...
How to deal with a colleague who harasses me for seemingly no reason?
I started working on this big company last February as an external consultant. I'm in an office with 3 other external consultants and we all offer a similar service for our client. From the start, ...
How to communicate by phone that I won't consider an internship position?
My situation is pretty unusual: I graduated about 1 year ago and since then I get called about 1 - 2 times per month by companies that get my phone number from the school from which I graduated. They ...
I received a job offer while I'm waiting to hear back from a preferred employer [duplicate]
About 10 days ago I had a job interview and since then I didn't receive any news. The hiring manager told me that he would interview other candidates and let me know within a week. I was impressed by ...
Should I inform the hiring manager about my notice period?
Last week I had a job interview and the hiring manager told me that they are urgently looking for a new web developer. He said he would interview other candidates and let me know within a week. I'm ...
How to answer to "What's your current salary?” if you are underpaid? [duplicate]
I'm a web developer from Italy and I've been working for the same company since I had just little experience in the field. Now 4 years has passed and my salary has never increased. I keep earning 21K ...
Job interview in pending after not answering "What's your current salary?"
I interviewed at "Company B" in Italy and did pass two of the three steps of the hiring process. While I was waiting to be set up for the last step, HR sent me an email asking for my last paycheck and ...
Should I look worried by problems on the workplace? [closed]
I always look relaxed, even when there are troubles, I look like a zen master, seeing my worried face is extremely rare. I have a coworker which is always worried of everything, usually we are ok but ...
How can I change technologies and maintain a recognized experienced status?
I'm a programmer for more than 1 year by now. I've acquired a good knowledge of C# programming language and all the ecosystem around it. Companies' technical recruiters always feel like I'm more than ...
Is it ok to ask about next contract terms?
In 2 weeks my contract as an intern will expire, and the company has already expressed their will of keeping me. I have already been informed about the next contract they will offer me, but very ...
Can I be forced to call a colleague who is on vacation? [closed]
Lately my boss and I worked on a software that has been developed by one of my colleagues, that I will call Bob, and I. We found a problem, and my boss told me to call Bob who is on vacation to ask ...
How to tell a superior I won't be able to complete a task because I am going to quit in a month
Background: I work for a medium-small company (40-50 people) completely unrelated to IT, as a fixed-term apprentice "IT guy" (they call it "data processing center" employee). There is another ...
Handling awkward attentions from a superior
My girlfriend is a doctor and she's just started her residency training in Italy. There are 2 other male doctors who started with her as 1st year residents. Usually their working day is 10-12 hours ...
Terminating a fixed-term contract before time
I am on a fixed-term (3 years total, 2 years left) contract currently, and I have been offered a really good job elsewhere (closer to home, better workplace, job tasks more interesting to me, equal or ...
Boss calling my personal phone outside of working hours [closed]
I'm 5 months into my first internship as a software developer, and I am satisfied at my current place. The only problem I have is what I consider a lack of professionalism: two coworkers message and ...
How to handle unclear situation about salary? [closed]
I started an internship in this company about 3 months ago. Everything went fine, and when it ended, they proposed me to extend the internship, this time with another contract. Now, the terms of the ...
How can I convince my supervisor to give me more complex things to do?
I live in Italy. I refused another contract in my last company, because I was really bored, they gave me tasks that were too simple and after months I felt like I had nothing to learn any more from ...
How can I respond to coffees offered by coworkers when I'm not on permanent staff? [closed]
I work in Italy. In my office (200-300 people), there are several coffee machines that work either by using coins or by using a pre-credited magnetic key. These machines don't give back the eventual ...
How can I handle my company docking my pay due to poor quality of previous consultant's work for customer?
I work for a consulting company as a developer in Italy. A month ago a major client demanded a replacement for a developer who worked there on a project due to concerns about the quality of their work....
How to weight lawful rights VS higher pay? [closed]
Average salaries for my industry (software) are much, much lower were I work (Italy) than in the USA. Also, we pay a lot of taxes, in some cases more than half of our gross income. On the other hand, ...
How to behave with women in my company when it's International Women's Day?
Today I woke up and remembered that today is International Women's Day. I am not exactly the person who likes to greet and give wishes to everyone, and I am often kinda embarrassed when I have to do ...
Big company or small company for career growth? [closed]
I did some research in this site to find something similar to my "problem" and I found relevant just this. My current situation is quite similar. I'm working in a small company ( 7 coworkers ) as ...