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Senior coworker took offense at a joke; now despises me

I am quite new to the job market. I usually come across as an (maybe too much) upbeat and friendly, yet hardworking person. About a month ago I joined a local consultancy-like company and quickly ...
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What strategies can I employ to leverage a co-worker leaving (which increases my value) into a better position/salary for myself?

I'm one of only two people currently in a particular position in my company. We are the only people in the company with the skillset to fill this position. The position is an important one - I won't ...
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Pregnancy complications and performance drop

A coworker announced his wife was pregnant a couple of months ago. We work remotely for a small tech startup in Spain. He is a great employee and I think the manager knows it: he is devoted and ...
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Is there any cooldown time between contracts?

I am currently working on a Spanish company, I been hired to substitute a person, that person comes back to work in 4 days, according to law I can’t be working with the person I’m substituting, so, ...
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How long would be reasonable to notify my company of my resignation in advance, without mandatory notice period?

I joined my current company last year. When I signed my contract, they explained to me that I would be on a year-long trial period, during which there is no notice required for any party to terminate ...
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Boss locked me out of my email as a punishment for being absent for a few hours this week

I work at a startup and up until now I had a good relationship with my manager. He’s 15 years younger than me and he owns the company. He sees himself as a very ruthless manager and he prides himself ...
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My mother is being framed by new management

Note: Long post ahead. Context: Rural southern Spain Medium-sized public company (+500 people) without HR Toxic workplace My mother is in her late fifties She has been in this company for 20 years ...
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How to define a "formal offer" in remote working style?

Nowadays, since pandemic broken, more and more companies take the remote working style. So some job position like programmers, companies would take the remote work style. So in this situation, I meet ...
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How ethical is to ask for a voluntary excedence as soon as I have my contract renewed?

First of all, I don't know exactly the term in English for an "excedence", it's the right to leave the job for X time, but granting a place in the company after that X time. I think it's to ...
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Company now wanting employees to do on call and/or after hours support

I work for a three year old, small sized software development company - more or less 20 employees. The company has used from the beginning strategies of giving employees relative freedom on their work ...
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My employer is demanding that, as a teacher, I have my webcam on all the day, do I have to comply?

Are there any laws in the European Union about video conferencing and calling? I'm a teacher at a school in Spain, and I'm now forced to work from home because of COVID-19. We have been assigning work ...
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Can I work extra hours freely and voluntarily?

I work as a software developer for a company based in Spain. I really enjoy developing software and actually I do it in my free time quite often. In my team we have a long list of "nice to have" ...
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Questions to make in interview regarding employee stay length

Currently I have a steady job at a medium sized company. In this company, I feel valuable and they expect me to stay for the long term. However, due to my feeling like I am almost reaching the full ...
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Asking what my current salary is during interviews as a recent graduate

I've been through several job interviews and in all of them they ask: what are you on right now? (How much are you getting paid?). My college friends (also recently graduated like me) tell me the same ...
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Decline job after signing offer letter [closed]

I interviewed for company A, received an offer letter, accepted and signed it. The offer letter didn't specify any legal obligations, just salary and starting date. I then got a better offer at ...
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Injury because of bad ergonomics

Basically I am sure I have a back injury caused by my chair at work. All material in my job is bad for the ergonomics. I measure about 181 cm and I'm using a chair a chair that isn't suitable for my ...
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Advice to junior that enjoys the job, but is unhappy with company philosophy and cannot find another job [closed]

My girlfriend started with one of these worldwide consulting companies around a year ago. This is her first job, and she was quite excited to start at a company with a big name just after graduating ...
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My co-worker and I are quitting together. We should give notice together too?

My co-worker and I will quit our current jobs to join another company soon (First work day is next year). We are experienced members of our project and there are many unexperienced new people working ...
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Staying longer in the office pressure

Recently I've moved to Spain and started with a new job last week. In my home country, I would work 8 hours a day with a 30 - 60 min lunch break, and couple of short 10min breaks to relax the mind (...
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Expatriation and acommodation compensation

I was hired by a multinational company in Spain recently. I work as a programmer and they did call me offering better conditions (salary and calendar), so I was agree with it. In the interview ...
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Does it make any difference dating my leave after or before vacation?

After working for 3 years in a company I decided to take a shot on an offer I received from another one. I signed already my intention of leaving and communicated it to my manager on my current ...
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When do you enter and leave your office? (Europe) [closed]

Upon finishing my masters degree I moved to Spain for personal reasons. I was lucky to find a job very fast, the workplace is great and coworkers too. However I noticed some cultural differences at ...
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When (if ever) is it considered professional to yell in the workplace?

I've noticed this trend in my workplace where more and more people yell at each other, especially managers and executives to regular employees (who don't yell back). Personally, it's making me ...
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Everyone is talking about politics in the common lunches. Any better option than leaving?

I live in a place where there's quite a lot of convulsion in terms of independency of the country. My ideas don't really care, but in the office there are both sides, and the verbal fights are close ...
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How much work would be a suspicious amount to request for an interview process? How can I politely decline the offer?

I was going through the interview process for a Developer role in a startup. The salary the consultant that redirected to them told me they would be willing to offer was quite high (according to ...
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