Questions tagged [netherlands]

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

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Male colleague using female bathroom and not cleaning up

I work in a growing company with only 1 bathroom for women, and 1 for men. The bathrooms are always occupied and everyone needs to wait from time to time. My male colleague uses the female bathroom, ...
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Boss asked me to sign a resignation paper without a date on it along with my new contract

After messing up at work by calling in sick way beyond the assigned time (my day starts at 9, and I called in at 11) I got a stern talk with my boss and senior programmer. My boss was ready to fire me ...
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Will declining my company's many social events negatively influence my career?

I've been working for this company in the Netherlands for 6 months now. When they said they valued get-togethers and game nights, I expected the occasional Friday afternoon gathering or a game night ...
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Team building events: during work hours or in spare time?

What are the pros and cons when it comes to deciding when to hold a team building event: should I schedule this during or outside of working hours? Assume that the company activities and the event ...
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How do I explain that I don't want to maintain old projects?

I am currently working as a programmer with 3 years of experience in the Netherlands. At the start I worked at some projects I started from scratch and I really enjoyed those. I also acted a bit as ...
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My boss asked me to take a one-day class, then signs it up as a day off [closed]

A while back, I had asked for 3 day off from work, 2 days before my vacation, my boss asked me whether I was interested in a one-day class during my vacation (3 days off). I agreed because the class ...
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Boss says that he will put in claim for damages if I quit [closed]

Yesterday after I just left the office I got an email stating my work ethics aren't right and that they want to talk to me on Monday. I don't have heart for the company, according to him. The truth ...
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My highest education doesn't reflect my skill level - should I exclude it from my resume?

This question is related to this one, but different. I feel as if my highest education doesn't really reflect the skill level I later developed. I'm an autodidact and dropped out of several high ...