I wiill join Aramco on 2018. Regarding the 38 calendar days vacation I would like to ask if the company policy is to give the vacation days when the employee wants or prefers to give vacation less times per year but for more days? In my case and due to the fact that my point of origin is not too far from KSA I would prefer to take days (like sunday and monday) at least 4 times per year in order to have small 4 days period (Friday, Saay and 2 others) with my family instead of taking for eg 38 days for 2-3 times and that;s all.
Depending when you arrive in 2018, your 38 days will be prorated. There are also 9 to 11 stat holidays, and 4 Aramco designated holidays, that fall on Sundays. It's best to use stat holidays and Aramco designated holidays, for your leaves, until probation is over.
Also, if your point of origin is in the region, you could meet your family in Dubai or even Bahrain.
Finally, this probably shouldn't be a topic of discussion with your manager or management upon arrival, especially for the first 6 months, which is your probation.
It comes down to your dept. and your manager; develop the relationship and trust first, then apply for leave.
Remember, your're here for work, and part of settling in is making Saudi your home.
One of the issues I've seen with a lot of new arrivals, and expats who've been here for a while, is that they're always thinking about the next trip home.
It's a mindset: make Saudi your home for as long possible, as it will help you at work too.
Post by justindavidson on Sept 18, 2020 14:25:27 GMT
Unfortunately, my boss doesn't allow me to take vacation days when I want. I can take a vacation once a year and no more. In addition, I only have 3 weeks off, and I also work on saays. In general, I try to spend these 3 weeks of vacation as productively as possible, and not lie on the couch watching TV. For example, last year I went to the Buena Vista Del Rincon hotel. It was an unforgettable vacation. For 2 weeks I visited eco-adventure park, rode a horse near the waterfall, and saw the most beautiful forests of Costa Rica!