Gratuity Payments

Old Oct 26th 2008, 11:53 am
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Looking for a bit of advice on gratuity payments. Had an informal interview the other day for a construction job in Bahrain and when I asked about gratuity was told that the company would take a % off your salary each month which is held back and payed to you at the end of the year - is this normal practice???? I thought you were entilted to gratuity payment on top of your salary when you decide to leave (depending on length of service).

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Old Oct 26th 2008, 4:25 pm
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some construction/consultants do do this. they agree a total package with you, and if you want your ESB separately they will reduce your package by say 10% and your contract will explain this.
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Old Oct 26th 2008, 5:47 pm
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Thanks for the quick reply. The package is starting to look less attractive - any thoughts??

Basic 60k (sterling)
Accommodation provided
Car provided
1 flight home for family provided

However, no bonus, no gratuity (or included in basic), no relocation costs, no medical insurance and 6 day working week (58hrs). How do others with young families cope with a 6 day working week (58hrs)???
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Thanks for the quick reply. The package is starting to look less attractive - any thoughts??

Basic 60k (sterling)
Accommodation provided
Car provided
1 flight home for family provided

However, no bonus, no gratuity (or included in basic), no relocation costs, no medical insurance and 6 day working week (58hrs). How do others with young families cope with a 6 day working week (58hrs)???
currently that's not too far short of 110,000 GBP per year tax free. What are you on currently? Is the one here more than the one you are coming from? You'd need to be on approx 150K GBP before tax in UK to consider this as a bad offer...
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No its nowhere near 110,000 GBP per year tax free.

Basic £60k
Accommodation (say £18k per year for 3-bed apartment)
Car (say £4k per year rental)
1 Flight home for family (say £2k)
Total £84k

Which on the face of it is still a good package, however, I have to add school fees, car for wife, UK mortgage (even if rented still circa £800/month), medical insurance, living costs (food, leisure, etc.) - which should still leave me some to save (main reason for going), however, we were also wanting to make the move to sample a different lifestyle/culture but if I'm working 6 days a week not sure if this would still be possible - how do others with young families find it???
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No its nowhere near 110,000 GBP per year tax free.

Basic £60k
Accommodation (say £18k per year for 3-bed apartment)
Car (say £4k per year rental)
1 Flight home for family (say £2k)
Total £84k

Which on the face of it is still a good package, however, I have to add school fees, car for wife, UK mortgage (even if rented still circa £800/month), medical insurance, living costs (food, leisure, etc.) - which should still leave me some to save (main reason for going), however, we were also wanting to make the move to sample a different lifestyle/culture but if I'm working 6 days a week not sure if this would still be possible - how do others with young families find it???
Who says 58 hours is SIX days? I know plenty of people who are expected to fit that many hours in to five..........
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Believe me I would rather do 58hrs in 5 days than 6.
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No its nowhere near 110,000 GBP per year tax free.

Basic £60k
Accommodation (say £18k per year for 3-bed apartment)
Car (say £4k per year rental)
1 Flight home for family (say £2k)
Total £84k
Oops - my mistake it appears. I saw 60K and assumed this was 60K dhs per month.
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How does the package look now?
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