From Lisbon to Linz, from Rome to Rotterdam: workation @ ALDI SOUTH IT

You’re sure to know the feeling: the holiday is over, the time to go home is drawing nearer and you start to feel a bit dejected. The impressions of your holiday are fresh in your mind and you think: “It would be so nice to stay a few days longer...” Since the start of 2023, this is no longer just an unrealistic notion for our team at ALDI SOUTH IT but a genuine possibility. As part of a so-called workation, our employees have the opportunity to work in selected countries other than Germany. So they can spend, for example, a few more days by the beach in summer or Christmas in the snow.

Together with other flexible working models (e.g. flexible work time or mobile working within Germany), workation plays a significant role in increasing the sense of flexibility in everyday working life. Here at ALDI SOUTH, we’re always looking for ways to meet the needs of our employees and provide contemporary benefits. We constantly review new developments to see whether they are something that we could also implement. And the same is true for workation! From Lisbon to Linz, from Rome to Rotterdam – since January 2023, you can take workation in the following 12 European countries:

  • Austria
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia

The maximum number of workation days is 30 working days per calendar year for employees with a five-day working week. This opportunity is currently only available to EU citizens.

You might be asking yourself: why is workation only possible in selected countries and only for EU citizens? We can answer that:  workation is a complex concept that involves a number of tax, social security, labour law and residence law factors. Yet we’re checking whether we can extend our workation offer. In the second phase of the project, we’re investigating the extent to which we can increase the number of countries in which workation is possible.  Until then our team can, for example, spend time enjoying the sunshine in Portugal or the Dolce Vita in Italy. During the second phase, we’re also looking into the possibility of making workation available to non-EU citizens.

Do you also want to enjoy the benefits of workation? Then take a look at our job openings and apply now!

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