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

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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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9answers
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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11answers
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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,...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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3answers
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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 ...
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6answers
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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 ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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3answers
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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 ...
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8answers
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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 ...
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9answers
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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....
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1answer
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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, ...
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7answers
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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 ...
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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 ...