I am an Indian expatriate working in the Middle East. I work for a wonderful company for which I have a lot of respect but there are certain things which are completely outrageous, at least from the perspective of an employee.
Our Company Policy states the employee should have three years experience at the company to be given the vacation salary before going on vacation. If the employee has less than three years experience, the company would pay their vacation salary only after their return from vacation. Management says this is because of those employees who work for a year or two and do not return. They say they hold the vacation salary as it would cover the expenses incurred by the company for processing the visa, paying the manpower agency, flight ticket and other arrangements when they hire an employee from another country.
I want the company to know I don’t feel good about this policy. How can I tell my management this policy makes me feel negative about the company and more so it makes me feel the company doesn’t trust me? I want to convey the message in the best way possible without spoiling my image and without being rude.
Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter:
Q#449 I’d keep it quiet unless you have an inroad to someone who can make a change. Sorry. (@beneubanks)
Q#449 This is a sticky situation. I might be tempted to stay quiet. Sometimes rocking the boat isn’t the best option. (@gradversity)
Q#449 Agree w/ Dawn & J.T. Keep quiet; in fact, try to find way to understand their reasoning helping to resolve your angst. (@ValueIntoWords)
Q#449 Best to keep opinion to yourself on this. Policy in place for a reason. NOT personal, business. Their company. Their rules. (@DawnBugni)
Q#449 I wouldn’t say anything. This policy’s in place because they got burned. No point in trying to change it. (@jtodonnell)
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