Woah! Officially announced! Next year: Ramadan bonus both for Islam & Christians

@meowchie (992)
Philippines
October 14, 2012 8:32am CST
For many years, Christmas bonus had already been a part of many offices. The recipients are not limited to Christians who celebrates Christmas but Moslem employees receive it too. Finally, it was our office foundation day last Friday and the Board of Directors announced. They've agreed to give Ramadan bonus next year, not limited to Moslem employees but to Christians too. Wow this sounds like a Happy Eid-ul-Fitr, Merry Christmas and an Advance Happy New Year for next year lol! :) wowowowee =)
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@owlwings (39236)
• Cambridge, England
14 Oct 12
Why would a bonus be limited to Muslims? A bonus is due to EVERYONE who works hard for the company, whether they are Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist or of no religion at all. Religion has NOTHING to do with it, even if the Board of Directors all happen to be Muslim. If your company decided to make a 'Ramadan bonus' only to Muslims (or a 'Christmas bonus' only to Christians) it would not only be GROSSLY unfair but it would contravene all human rights and, in many countries (perhaps not yours) would be illegal! If such a practice is NOT illegal in your country, you should be out on the streets protesting until it is!
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@meowchie (992)
• Philippines
14 Oct 12
True true true! :D haha They are just too satisfied with the office performance this year. True :$ It's not the bonus for certain people but it's the bonus for the "season" entitled to everyone. Btw, I like your photo. Gif works here?:/ for everyone? or limited users? urhmm like 10 ratings :S
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@riyauro (6430)
• India
15 Oct 12
very true owlwings, well said. All work for the good performance o the company and every one really does deserve the bonus. Meoechie, cheers to double bonus
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
14 Oct 12
it is good i think i appreciate your office policy they respect too the moslem workers in that office
@meowchie (992)
• Philippines
14 Oct 12
yes true. actually, most of our board of directors are Moslems :D out of 5, only 1 is Christian :) And our office has mixed employees. Yes. respect is overwhelming at our office ;) Our office schedule is 8-12 noon and 1-5:15 but on Ramadan season, Moslem can start to work at 7:30 - 11:30 then rest.. works again at 12:30 so 4pm they can go home earlier than normal working hours. ^^
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
14 Oct 12
wow..so the most of the office worker are Moslem.. where do you live?? Phillipines?? is that saudi arabia office?? so do you feel the different when Ramadhan comes in your office??
@meowchie (992)
• Philippines
14 Oct 12
I lived at the Philippines :) most of the employees are Christians :) We treat Ramadan as an occasion too, the way we treat Christmas. Both are special in our office :)
• Portugal
16 Oct 12
you mean you will receive a bonus in ramadan and in christmas and in new year? thats amazing your company is fantastic. im really happy that they care for their employees lives. thats a good help for everyone who has bills to pay^^ extra money is always welcome. congratulations on working in that place
@meowchie (992)
• Philippines
17 Oct 12
hahahaha new year dear NO. But i will triple happy.that's what i mean =) it's the season of gift giving,party and shopping so extra money is really welcome! yaaaa!:))) thanks for responding..
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• Portugal
19 Oct 12
im very happy for you^^ here in my country employees usually receive also extra money in christmas time. and in vacations time^^ but thats the only times we have the chance to receive extra money^^ only foreigners in my country usually celebrate ramadan. even though my country is full of foreigners ^^ you dont have to thank me^^ we are friends so im happy to comment in your discussions^^
@riyauro (6430)
• India
15 Oct 12
this is great news. Now you will be getting double bonus. good on yeah. It feels good when you work hard and it is appreciated. enjoy. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead
@meowchie (992)
• Philippines
17 Oct 12
Thanks too Ms. Riya. yep=) reward for hard workers.. So I might as well work hard here to get my reward soon. lol:D take care!
@squallming (1777)
• Malaysia
15 Oct 12
This is a great news to the people. It does not matter which religion the people belongs to, they are actually celebrating these special occasions together without being discriminated. However, it is not the case in my country, whereby there will only be bonuses for the people during special occasions for the Muslim such as Hari Raya Aidil Fitri and the Ramadhan. I hope that the people would also get bonuses during special occasions of other races and religion too.
@meowchie (992)
• Philippines
17 Oct 12
ahhwww.. Yes it feels unfair not to receive some bonus to other office mates :/ I hope it'll be equal for all of them in the future:] Yes! Here we enjoy both occasion, holidays and food=) yummy! Thanks for sharing.
@julyteen (13258)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Oct 12
That's good news to all who are working in a Muslim related entities. I studied in Mindanao one of University intended for our Muslim brothers. Both benefits we received are given not only for Muslims but to all students either Christians or Muslims. Hope you will enjoy receiving your Ramadan bonus next year. I work abroad particularly in Middle East, we are given 4 days off paid during Ramadan and Hajj.
@meowchie (992)
• Philippines
17 Oct 12
wowwwww sounds awesome :] I love Ramadan too :$ Aside from the bonus, holidays are the best!=)))
@Tushavi (2078)
• Karachi, Pakistan
15 Oct 12
That's a good news, The first country I guess announcing that kind of Bonus, as a Muslim I'm happy now...wish you best of luck...
@meowchie (992)
• Philippines
17 Oct 12
Thanks.better days for you too=)
@Paper_Doll (2376)
• Philippines
15 Oct 12
Wow I do hope our office would give that bonus as well. By the way, I've been told that the bonus we received every December is not really a Christmas bonus. It is a performance bonus/incentive given to us for working the whole year so whether you are a Christian or not, you are entitled to received that. It is just so happen that Christmas is in December and mostly, those money we received are being used for celebrating Christmas maybe that's why many people call it as Christmas bonus.
@meowchie (992)
• Philippines
17 Oct 12
Yearly Incentive yeah :) You're right.Misused name xD It's what I heard ever since I'm employed..=) thanks!=D
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
14 Oct 12
your employers are very generous. the 13th month pay is already heavy on the pocket. does that mean they're giving you bonuses 2x?
@meowchie (992)
• Philippines
14 Oct 12
For now, the only reason I know is because everyone's happy with everyone's performance. Among all the utilities here in our city, our company (water provider) is the cheapest compared to electric,telephone,cable bills =) aww :D Yes indeed. It's going to be the first for Ramadan bonus next year :D