I am currently in hiring process of a start up company as full time employee that is willing to roll out an lucrative offer, actually they have already sent out a rough draft of work contract.
Though the contract seems okay but some clauses related to work life balance aren't upto my satisfaction and I would like to get them changed such as below:
Issue 1: below average number for german 25 while 30 is absolute norm here
- One Week more vacation as per industry norm in germany.
Issue 2: Weekend work can be imposed national law permitting
- Not being forced to work on weekends the contract currently has clause
as at this moment in my career its important for me to have a good work life balance.
- If 25 Holidays is company standard and they somehow make an exception for me,
wouldn't it cause rift among teamworkers
in furture when I take those vacations?
- If I ask for full quota of 30 Vacations and decline working on weekend in any case, would it cause them retracting the offer back?
Though startups are very unpredictable on many grounds but the normal apprehension about start-up leading to disruptions of normal life seems is strongly being hinted by the first standrd draft sent to me.
After a careful consideration I have decided to move on, they tried to woo me with a promise of giving me a hike after probation period but as Money isnt everything for me I have turned the offer down and also conlcuded that I wouldnt really waste my or the startups time with job interviews in future.