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Category: Personal Stories

If the funders of NGOs stopped considering us as “projects” and started to value the human resources needed to deliver outputs, this would help build more career development possibilities within NGOs. So while managers of NGOs should be fully in Read more…

In my first year, when I did not have a permanent contract, I was not paid in accordance with the salary grid in the employment rules (but below). In 3,5 years, I never completed the annual appraisal process, even though Read more…

I worked in a Parliamentary Forum on Sexual health. Most employees were bullied by the director, who had all the power in the organization. I witnessed him yell at colleagues, and humiliate some of them. Some of the MPs from Read more…

In 2015, I was hired by an umbrella NGO in Brussels that works towards the human rights and inclusion of a specific vulnerable group (4/5 time). My net monthly salary was around EUR 1300; thus I definitely struggled to make Read more…

I am currently on sick leave following a burnout and harassment case by one on the colleagues I am line managing. The reasons for this burn out is that I have been working 2 jobs for almost 3 years, joggling Read more…

I was promised my manager would “look into” non statutory benefits such as public transport reimbursement, lunch vouchers etc. One year later and this has still not happened despite me asking. Over hours are the norm. I’m expected to keep Read more…

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