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The European Commission is the executive body of the European Union which employs over 30.000 people and a large part of them work in Brussels. Working there has a lot of advantages; good salary, job security, excellent heath plan, ... but on the other hand there are some prices to pay like living in rainy Brussels, boredom and working with the same people year after year after year...

When you're in a meeting and you're trying to remember what was on the menu for lunch

Your colleagues reaction when your boss makes a joke

Your colleagues reaction when your boss makes a joke

When your Italian boss tries to explain something to you in English

When your Italian boss tries to explain something to you in English

When you ask your French colleague to repeat for the third time

When you ask your French colleague to repeat for the third time

When you sneak into a networking meeting just for the food

When you sneak into a networking meeting just for the food

Every Project Manager knows this

How you feel after a networking dinner

How you feel after a networking dinner

When you try to sneak out early but notice your boss is still in the office

When you try to sneak out early but notice your boss is still in the office

When you thought your boss was going to assign you the lead of the new project but your colleague ends up getting it

When you thought your boss was going to assign you the lead of the new project but your colleague ends up getting it

When people ask where Brussels is

When people ask where Brussels is

When you check the weather for the next week in Brussels

When you check the weather for the next week in Brussels

When someone says it's too hot in Brussels

When someone says it's too hot in Brussels

At first what you thought of going out at Place Lux

At first what you thought of going out at Place Lux

Place Lux is a square in Brussels where many people from the Commission go for afterwork drinks on Thursdays. 

What you think of it now

What you think of it now

Friday morning after a night at Place Lux

Friday morning after a night at Place Lux

When interns wear excessively high heels

When interns wear excessively high heels

When HR tells you your CAST contract got renewed

When HR tells you your CAST contract got renewed

The CAST contract is a fixed term contract, people generally start off with a contract like this one. 

When you miss the EPSO exam by one point

When you miss the EPSO exam by one point

The EPSO exam is the entry exam for personnel selection

When you finally pass the EPSO exam

When you finally pass the EPSO exam

When the Head of Unit sends an email mentioning your good work on a project

When the Head of Unit sends an email mentioning your good work on a project

When your boss asks you to do a presentation of the project in front of the whole Unit

When your boss asks you to do a presentation of the project in front of the whole Unit

When you go through Belgian Administration for the first time

When you go through Belgian Administration for the first time

When you send an email to your team and get 5 vacation auto reply emails

When you send an email to your team and get 5 vacation auto reply emails

When the network goes down and everyone heads for a coffee break

When the network goes down and everyone heads for a coffee break

When the IT guys try to explain why the internal network was down for half of the day

When the IT guys try to explain why the internal network was down for half of the day

When someone comes up from behind you while checking Facebook

When someone comes up from behind you while checking Facebook

What you want to say when someone says the food at the canteen is crap

What you want to say when someone says the food at the canteen is crap

After four weeks of waiting, DG Admin sends you an email saying they received your request and will look at it as soon as possible

After four weeks of waiting, DG Admin sends you an email saying they received your request and will look at it as soon as possible

When you forgot your badge and you ask the guard to let you through

When you forgot your badge and you ask the guard to let you through

When you find out there are sandwiches left over after the Heads of Unit meeting

When you find out there are sandwiches left over after the Heads of Unit meeting

When your boss asks you to change a tiny detail in the project after changing his mind for the fourth time

When your boss asks you to change a tiny detail in the project after changing his mind for the fourth time

When your boss asks you to write the minutes of the meeting

When your boss asks you to write the minutes of the meeting

When you're on vacation and your Head of Sector gives you a call for work

When you're on vacation and your Head of Sector gives you a call for work

"So you work at the Commission, you must know Barroso"

"So you work at the Commission, you must know Barroso"

When you wake up and realize you're late for the unit meeting you organised

When you wake up and realize you're late for the unit meeting you organised

When they close the terrace of DG Agri for the winter at the very beginning of September

When they close the terrace of DG Agri for the winter at the very beginning of September

DG Agri is known for the big terrace they open when the weather is good. 

Going back to work from lunch break

Going back to work from lunch break

When people have forwarded this video to you a thousand times saying "hey, is it really like this where you work?"

You correct them by saying that the video is about the Parliament and not the Commission (but what you keep to yourself is that you know things like that also happen at the Commission)

Your first working day at the commission

Your first working day at the commission

Your last day

Your last day

Friday at 5.01pm

Friday at 5.01pm
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