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BANGKOK 13 December 2018 21:37
Jimjim1968

No holidays or we dock your pay

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My colleagues and I have been working the term since May. The final tests are marked and we are off school. We have to thumb scan in every day (a 40 minute round trip for me).

 

Yesterday, we were told by messenger that we have to thumb scan in the whole of October until the new term starts.

 

I responded that my family want to take some time to have a holiday.

 

I was informed that if I do my pay will be docked.

 

The saga continues...

 

 

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What is in your contract, are you an employee, how long is the contract for,how many hours do you work, how many holidays does it state?

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22 minutes ago, FritsSikkink said:

What is in your contract, are you an employee, how long is the contract for,how many hours do you work, how many holidays does it state?

 

Thanks. The contracts are in the office. A buddy went to get it today but there was no one there. We are employees, 12 months contract, up to 25 hours a week contact time, not sure about holiday time.

 

I will attempt to find out.

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Sounds like your employer already set the rules.

 

They probably want to keep track of everyone so that no one does a runner and leaves them short handed.

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Jimjim1968 said:

 

Thanks. The contracts are in the office. A buddy went to get it today but there was no one there. We are employees, 12 months contract, up to 25 hours a week contact time, not sure about holiday time.

 

I will attempt to find out.

You should have a signed contract.

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If you have a document such as a school calendar from the start of the school year that states that you have to report only up to a certain date, then you can use that as an evidence that you are not required to stay for the entire moth of October. Even the Thai teachers are given at least a 2-week break. The same thing should apply to you.

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2 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

That's nothing ! The local security on our gate lose two days pay if they take a day off - and they work every day ! No weekends or days in the week off. One presumes that this 'fine' is to cover emergency cover, but still shameful

That statement angers me and I know it is true this is why some exhausted overworked security guards, I forgot to mention underpaid security guards, when they're really needed they are not top notch on their game. Or they miss handle the situation. I personally witnessed it at my condo. 

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5 hours ago, Jimjim1968 said:

Update: I had a buddy from EP (I'm regular kids) read out his contract (I presume it's the same). There is no mention of holidays, only 10 days for sick/personal business. Looks like we're screwed. but they have lost all my good will. I'll finish the contract in March and leave.

There's your answer. Ring them up and tell them you have the flu. Ten days later return for your thumb scan. 

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5 minutes ago, alien365 said:

There's your answer. Ring them up and tell them you have the flu. Ten days later return for your thumb scan. 

Nope, that's not an answer, 10 days.

 

I assume he was hoping for the 12 weeks  (3 months) leave that the students get every year.

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Schools often try this on, but usually relent a week or two into the holidays when common sense starts to prevail and the bosses have all left on their holidays.

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44 minutes ago, VYCM said:

Nope, that's not an answer, 10 days.

 

I assume he was hoping for the 12 weeks  (3 months) leave that the students get every year.

They don't have 3 months leave in October....

The long holiday Centers around Songkran then the start of a new school year.

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2 minutes ago, Cyclone88 said:

They don't have 3 months leave in October....

The long holiday Centers around Songkran then the start of a new school year.

He has a yearly contract

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