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Old Apr 22nd 2009, 8:41 am
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Ok i'm clear on how much is a good offer as base salary at my level, and I know about the free flight, healthcare and dental, but is there a standard amount of holiday that I should be offered? is this negotiable? only asking as a friend of mine said that the employment law is 20 days and its usually non-negotiable.

apart from housing is there anything else i should be looking at getting as part of the deal without over-stretching my worth?

PS; don't have kids so won't need a school package.
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Old Apr 22nd 2009, 9:09 am
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Its actually 30 days and this is in the law. This doesn't stop employers from trying to give less as mine does.
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Its actually 30 days and this is in the law. This doesn't stop employers from trying to give less as mine does.
Plus loads of public holidays.
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The 30 day allowance includes public holidays.


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i'd better let my friend know as she's only getting 20 and doesn't get most public holidays off

the 20 day holiday thing almost killed off my dreams just then.
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i'd better let my friend know as she's only getting 20 and doesn't get most public holidays off

the 20 day holiday thing almost killed off my dreams just then.
20 working days, 30 consecutive days
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Old Apr 22nd 2009, 12:27 pm
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20 working days, 30 consecutive days
say its not so!!

do they ever move on that? i was thinking more like 40 days
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say its not so!!

do they ever move on that? i was thinking more like 40 days
no chance
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no chance
worth a try lol...
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worth a try lol...
you could try the unpaid leave route
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you could try the unpaid leave route
hmm i just found flydubai so i guess i won't need to take that much time off with flights that cheap.
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hmm i just found flydubai so i guess i won't need to take that much time off with flights that cheap.
if Fly Dubai happens that is ...
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if Fly Dubai happens that is ...
hmm good point... it's a shame because it's cheaper for me to fly to dubai and take a flight to lebanon from there
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hmm good point... it's a shame because it's cheaper for me to fly to dubai and take a flight to lebanon from there
Air Arabia are cheap too
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Air Arabia are cheap too
cheers I'll check it out
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