is a SNCB/STIB monthly card calendar month-to-month?
Hello. I will move to Belgium this week to start a job in Brussels. Have found a place to live, sorted my registration in the town where I'll live, signed the job contract.
Just 2 things I couldn't figure out, forgot to ask, or ran out of time to investigate when I was there before Easter to finalise the job:
(1) I'll be living in Brabant-Walloon and commuting to Brussels with a MOBIB SNCB/STIB monthly Journey Railcard that I'll have to buy and then later be reimbursed for. Do monthly travel cards only go calendar month to calendar month (as in, I need to buy it/activate it from the 1st day of the calendar month, and it's good for that calendar month? or can a "monthly card" start anytime during the month, as in, from 15 April to 14 May)?
(2) Are most monthly salaries (Belgian contract, Belgian company) paid on or near the 1st of the month, for the previous month's work? (So, hopefully, I will be paid in early May for the 2 weeks I'll work from 15 April...) It's one thing I forgot to clarify with my employer.
Sorry for such trifling questions! I realise I can easily figure it out when I'm in Belgium at the end of the week, but would be helpful to know now for my planning as my budget will be very very tight for my first few weeks in Belgium!