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Old Mar 28th 2008, 6:17 pm
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Hi everyone, been reading on here for quite some time.
Thanks alot for all the info given , you've all been a great help to me so far.


My question is this , are there many of you on here, with children getting your school fees paid. In full??
If not in full then what is about average would you think.
How senior do you have to be these days to get your school fees paid?

My husband is in facilities management as a director at the moment but not for a huge company so not sure what sort of level he may be able to find work over there.

Also we have three children, two of them school age. In your opinions do you think it's likely that him having children may put potential employers off?

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Old Mar 28th 2008, 6:22 pm
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we get school fees paid in full...i think this is pretty standard, but sure others will put me right if not!!

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we have 3 kids, and get paid the full fees....thankfully
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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa
we get school fees paid in full...i think this is pretty standard, but sure others will put me right if not!!

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Originally Posted by MataHari
we have 3 kids, and get paid the full fees....thankfully
Will one of you pay for mine???
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I have 2 school aged kids. We don't get any allowances - just a fixed pay - as it makes it easier for our HR to administer. This arrangement works well for us.

As long as your total package is decent - it doesn't matter whether or not the employer covers school fees....
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Originally Posted by IndieGirl
I have 2 school aged kids. We don't get any allowances - just a fixed pay - as it makes it easier for our HR to administer. This arrangement works well for us.

As long as your total package is decent - it doesn't matter whether or not the employer covers school fees....
as long as you have an agreement that if school fees increase then the salary will do the same.
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Thanks for your thoughts.

I suppose it depends on how much they want you as to what package you get.

Some agency websites mention that only the most senior people will get school fees though and was wondering how senior is senior????
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Originally Posted by Inselaffen
as long as you have an agreement that if school fees increase then the salary will do the same.
We don't have any agreement in writing. If they want to keep us in the company then they have to keep salaries competitive, which means salaries have to increase much higher than the rate of inflation.....
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Originally Posted by peggypie
I suppose it depends on how much they want you as to what package you get.

Some agency websites mention that only the most senior people will get school fees though and was wondering how senior is senior????
You're right.

As for only the most senior people getting fees, guess that depends on the industry.

My advice to you would be to just tell them what you want and if they refuse then you can consider other options.... Just don't get short changed...
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Originally Posted by IndieGirl
You're right.

As for only the most senior people getting fees, guess that depends on the industry.

My advice to you would be to just tell them what you want and if they refuse then you can consider other options.... Just don't get short changed...
thanks, will keep this in mind
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we get 50% school fees which pees me off, the other guy in the office has three kids and he gets 50% as well, work it out !
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Originally Posted by Blue Cat
we get 50% school fees which pees me off, the other guy in the office has three kids and he gets 50% as well, work it out !
Have three kids BC....lol
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Originally Posted by IndieGirl
Have three kids BC....lol
I can't see why we can't get 100% for 1
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Old Mar 29th 2008, 7:41 am
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Originally Posted by Blue Cat
we get 50% school fees which pees me off, the other guy in the office has three kids and he gets 50% as well, work it out !
Blue cat this seems really unfair and must be very annoying

I suppose it's going to be a waiting game to see if it will be worthwhile for us, once a position has been found.

Do you think it depends on the company sometimes not how senior you are?
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definately Peggy, I have friends who get all fees paid, friends who don't, it just depends on the employer at the end of the day. But as IG says it doesn't matter if you don't get them as long as you get enough salary to cover them. They aren't cheap
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