My boyfriend (21 yrs old) was offered a full time job as a barista in Brussels. The salary is very low - €1500 net per month, with a view to renegotiate after 6 months. I am aware that this is a very low salary but baristas don't get paid as much elsewhere as they do in Australia and we understand this completely. She will be sorting out his work permit etc.
I am 23 and would be looking for a marketing job, preferably in a media agency but I would obviously be flexible depending on the work available. I have 18 months experience in an Australian media agency. Does anyone know roughly would I would be earning? A grad salary for marketing roles would suffice to give me an idea of my salary. I have an Italian passport so hopefully this makes it easy for me to get a job without needing a visa etc,
In terms of employment contracts, I read that holiday leave is based on the amount you worked the previous year in Brussels- is this correct? Can someone clarify the holiday leave rules for me?
Is it also true that above 39 hours per week, employer must pay the employee for over time (unless otherwise stipulated in the correct)
Would two young people survive financially in Brussels? The salaries seem low and tax rates are high- we would be wanting a basic rental in a good area shared with other people, does anyone have rough rental prices for this situation?
We think this would be a great experience for both of us and would love to be able to travel around Europe while we work and live in Brussels- hence my question about holiday leave. If anyone has any other info on cost of living/employment conditions that would be great! Thanks in advance 😊😊😊😊😊