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

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Two jobs, one remote one on-site. How to handle having to call in sick for the on-site one?

I live in the Netherlands. If you have 2 jobs, and one of them is done remotely (so you are able to work from home while you are sick) but you have to call in sick for the other job that is not ...
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Switching job in the Netherlands: reasons for not having a gap

When switching between jobs in the Netherlands (from employer A to employer B), and having the possibility to choose between starting the new job right after leaving the old one or having a few days ...
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Should I disclose a potential health problem during an interview in the interest of transparancy?

My contract is coming to an end in <1 month (26th of June is my final day) as a result of matters unrelated to this question. I am now interviewing for a new job, with 2 interviews for different ...
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How to find companies without going through recruitment agencies?

I'm currently studying embedded systems engineering (think software engineering but instead of apps it's IoT) and I'm having a lot of trouble finding potential companies for internships. There doesn'...
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Why are shorter hours such a problem for companies?

Why are companies in general opposed to employees working shorter hours? Shorter hours means less expenses for salaries. And while a lot of the fixed costs for office space and stay the same, this ...
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Starting a new job and asking for leave right away

I'm starting at a new job next week. My best friend is getting married in two weeks and I'm the best man. We discussed any planned activities during the job interview and leaving to attend the wedding ...
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Should I wait for job contract to hand out my notice? [duplicate]

I recently received written job offer (from a big corporation, if it matters) that I decided to accept. I am meant to start at the beginning of April, so I need to hand notice letter to my employer by ...
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Netherlands: should I tell that I have depression, will that affect my compensations?

I work in the Netherlands in a big company. I've been suffering from depression for a long time now. My employer doesn't now about it. I keep it secrets. I am performing very well at my company but ...
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Can I get a work permit on Netherlands on IT with an associate degree at a non-related area?

I'm a F/24yr with +8 years of experience on Web Development, but my formation is on Graphic Design (associate degree). I'm trying to leave Brazil and get better job/life conditions than here. My scope ...
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Promising job offer at seemingly good company, with a terrible online (Glassdoor) presence

Location is the Netherlands, if that's relevant. I am searching for jobs as a junior software developer currently, about 2 or so months into the job search. This is going to be my first job as a ...
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Should I declare that I have autism? Will that get me fired?

I work in the Netherlands as an expat, so my resident permit is related to my work. I was described by a psychologist to have autism. Should I declare that to my employer? I'm afraid that might get me ...
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What does it say about a company when they require a degree for a junior programmer's position?

Location: The Netherlands Certain junior programming job applications in the NL require you to have finished a HBO study (similar to a Bachelor’s degree), As I understood, a lot of programmers are ...
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What to do after a bad review with implied message to leave

I recently got a bad yearly review at my current employer, and I actually don't know what to do. I already had a question regarding mental health late last year on the platform and that was 1 of the ...
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What to do when suffering from stress not related to work

I am currently under a lot of stress from different sources that are not interesting to mention on workplace but i am in a battle with myself. I feel that I am not performing well at work because of ...
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If you know the market salary for your position is X, what is the salary one should “ask” for when asked during an interview? [duplicate]

I've often be told I'm short selling myself. So now in a new interview I'm wondering, if I notice that market salary, for someone with my skillset, is x (say 3000), what should I ask for? I have a ...
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Should I raise the topic of travel allowance?

I work from home one day in the week and commute to the office the remaining four days. This commute takes up a total of ~2.5 hours a day (I do not mind the commute). I live in the Netherlands with my ...
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What options are there for getting help with job hunting? Especially abroad

2 months ago I decided that I didn't like the life I have in the town I moved to a year ago for my current job. So, I dusted off my CV and submitted it to every site I could think of, expecting to get ...
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Is it OK to call company for more details about a job post (not an application)?

I would like to ask whether it is generally considered OK to call the HR department of a company to ask for further details regarding a job post (not a job application). I work in the Civil ...
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Is it okay for me to decline a project on ethical grounds?

I work for a big digital marketing agency as a Web Analyst. One of our clients is a sports betting website. In a recent meeting they asked us to help with a new strategy. It basically involves re-...
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Signing Offer Letter - Legally Binding? [closed]

I've had an interview for the job in the company A and they offered quite a good contract to me and sent the Offer Letter. After the offer letter I have to pass the background check which the company ...
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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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Employer demanding to see degree after poor code review

Today I had a code review at a new position I started almost 3 weeks ago. I was assigned a task working with my company's own CMS and a senior dev was supposed to do the code review. My employer ...
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Holiday allowance lower than expected?

I've been working in a company for 9 months and this month I've got my holiday allowance. Since I started in September, I'd expect my holiday allowance to be calculated this way: (gross salary) x 0,...
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Teammate is avoiding me but won’t tell me why

One of my colleagues seems to have an issue with me. We were friends before I joined the company, he even referred me to the position I’m now in. He actually tried to get me on his team when I had ...
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Can an intern pursue the company he is working at as a business partner for a student association he is also a part of?

Currently, I am writing my Bachelor's thesis by doing an internship at a technical company in the Netherlands. As I am a student, I am also part of a non-profit student association which works with ...
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Can I make tutorials in my free time?

In the company I work at I was assigned a task that requires the use of a particular software. During the research phase I found that there are very, very few tutorials on how to operate it. I have ...
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Is coming across as 'sweet' an issue in data science?

I recently made a career switch from marketing to data science. I want to be in data science because marketing gets a bit boring after a while since it doesn't take too much skill to be decent at it. ...
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First job ended badly, still put it on resume for reference?

At the end of this week my contract of my first (full-time) job comes to an end. This did not end well and I'm not really on good term with my (soon to be ex-)boss. I am worried that when applying for ...
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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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Recover from management getting the impression that I'm haughty

I work for a company that makes a software product. This is my first real job. I started out on a team with a bit of a bad rep in the rest of the company. At first, I thought it was because of the, as ...
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What really is true equality [closed]

I have recently come upon a problem as an employer. I have a software company, and for the most part we have 1,2 big projects going at a time, and then smaller side projects. Sometimes deadlines are ...
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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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What should be the approach to negotiate a salary raise at the end of the contract?

I joined my current company as a Lead Developer for a team 7 in April/2017. They offered me a 1-year contract which will be ending in two months from now. the contract is for a fixed salary per month. ...
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Are references important in the Netherlands?

I am considering moving to the Netherlands and need to find a job. How important is it with references when looking for qualified (IT) positions in the Netherlands? I have good local references but ...
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Company 'expecting' me to take a month unpaid leave after resignation

I recently resigned with my current company, following both the corresponding laws and the company handbook. Legally they still have to keep/pay me for a month, as that is what my contract (Permanent/'...
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I suspect my coworker is trying to take revenge. How do my career and I survive an extra few weeks of working together?

A few months ago, I was temporarily (until the end of this year) put on another team. There is one other developer, and we've been struggling in our day-to-day interactions from day one. He's not used ...
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How to handle “company strategy trip” that is actually a vacation trip?

The company I work for organises a "strategy trip" once a year. I put it in quotes, because while it's announced as "strategy trip", it's very clear it is a vacation trip: the destination is always a ...
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My employer is moving office, can they ask me to resign if I don't accept the change? [closed]

My employer has just informed me that the business will be relocating to a different city in the Netherlands. I'm also planning to move house soon, which will mean that the commute to the office will ...
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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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I fear I am being set up to be fired by my direct manager. How to save my job?

I've received nothing but praise for months since I started working as a developer at this company. I've introduced a few changes (scrum, Slack, peer review) that upper management loves. Suddenly, ...
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Is it reasonable to expect students to always eat lunch with the other employees?

For 3 weeks I've been doing a project with my school team for another company (it's unpaid). We make biweekly (twice a week) visits to the company. It's a company with around 8 employees. The way ...
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Abusive employer and illegal/void clauses in contract: how can I protect myself and my money? [closed]

I have received a contract with various conditions in it that are illegal/void. They, among others, circumvent employee protection laws, withhold pay and require me to be scanned by those airport full ...
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When and how should I tell my employer I have a chronic illness?

I have been working with my current employer for 7 months. I am an interim employee and currently on project that is ending in December. I have an 'indefinite' contract. (I'm in The Netherlands) ...
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Can a Dutch employer request a doctor's note after I called in sick?

I'm employed in the Netherlands and have been off sick due to migraine for two days. My employer has now asked me to provide a doctor's note for those two days. Are they allowed to request this or can ...
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Focus areas and setting the bar when interviewing students

I am being involved into interviewing master students applying for internships into the team where I work, and I am struggling with where to set the bar of my expectations. The internships are about ...
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Finding a company that is willing to sponsor relocation

Little context: Non-EU country citizen working in the tech industry as a frontend developer for nearly 2 years now. Self taught / no CS degree. The time spent in industry is not too much, but ...
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Possible downsides of working parttime due to project

I have been working at my current company for almost a year now. Things are going well and I'm happy working there. I am now on a temporary contract (1 year) but this is ending soon and I expect they'...
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My colleagues received a better company car than I did. Can I ask for compensation?

Context: I have been working at a consultancy bureau as a software engineer for over 2 years in the Netherlands. The company gives each employee a company car which can be used for both business and ...
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How can I ask my boss to stop constantly “outing” me at work?

Context I work for a global tech company as an engineer. I was working in the UK up until very recently until I moved (with the company) to the Netherlands. Both countries are very tolerant to the ...
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How can I balance requests by more senior internal customers and external customers?

I work as an application developer for a company that has one product: an administrative system for businesses. The company also uses its system. The company has a company-specific module that allows ...