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But I wonder, can I (not a student anymore) be denied for that position simply because I am not currently at university? Yes. Werkstudent is similar to an internship or co-op. It's a specific arrangement for students so they can get some exposure to the real world and do something useful in the process. The intent is quite a different from regular ...


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The first company agreed to have a contract for you by Friday (I'm assuming you meant May 14, 2021). As of this writing, it's Sunday, May 16, 2021. The company has already slipped on carrying out its own proposal to you re an official offer letter. Since they've had enough time already to do three interviews with you (AND prepare to hire someone from a ...


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It's impossible for us to know what's going on with HR. What I will tell you is that in my experience, HR processes are slow. And I would also say that the HR process is not always indicative of other areas of the business. (In other words, poor HR performance is not a "red flag" in my opinion). In any case, I'm inclined to believe them that it ...


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I'm not an attorney, but this clause could likely be struck out of your contract as unconscionable. It basically says that you're not allowed to have any other source of income unless your employer allows it. This would include not only other employment, but also direct business ownership as well as indirect (i.e. stocks). It's a bit excessive. You should ...


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This question steps into the legal territory, which is not the purpose for this forum. Suffice to say that a covenant may not be enforceable, and that this particular pact would require, in other European countries, for the employer to demonstrate that they have suffered any kind of damage or risk. The proper course of action would be consulting a lawyer or ...


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It's a pretty common clause in UK employment contracts - and not one that has to be a problem here: without prior discussion and written agreement from the Company Provides a pretty self-explanatory way for you to be able to do this. Talk to you existing employer, explain that this is a one-off bit of work, you are only going to do it outside of your ...


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This is just a straight up bad idea. Employers will expect you to be at their disposal during their work hours (assuming you'd be staff and not contractor). You'd also be setting yourself to over commit and under deliver. I'm certain it's a better idea to under commit and over deliver, for your long term reputation. Most importantly, this will absolutely ...


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Having been in a similar position twice now, I very much understand the conflict here. At a push, it's the new employer's impatience that is the issue here. It is 100% valid for you as an employee to want to only move from one solid stepping stone to the next, instead of leaping in the hopes that the new employer will catch you. However, there are ways to ...


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Or is it only the contents of the offer letter? The contents of the offer letter are the only thing that matter. The offer letter is what the company will refer to. If for some reason you have to drag them to court, then the offer letter will likely be seen as superseding any email negotiations (I'm not a lawyer). If the offer letter contradicts something ...


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I'm based out of the US but if the UK is anything like the US then typically an offer letter is the closest thing you'll get to an actual contract. And the offer letter - especially if signed - is legally binding. Like violations of it could be pursued in the civil court system. If the offer letter does have a section for you to sign then what you could do ...


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Rather than ban out $PHBWare, ask to have autonomy to select your own stack. Lots of our devs have complete, formal control over their own choice of editor and IDE and we encourage that. This will give you your desired outcome (the ability to control your own selection of optimal tools with minimal interference from unqualified and untalented management), ...


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Employers will rarely agree to this so you will have to hide it from them. Hiding will be a problem due to things like overlapping meetings or a particularly busy day at one employer interfering with your work for another. If you really want to do it you should not be an employee, but a contractor (I don't mean an employment contract here, but a business to ...


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