Every employee knows and understands the value of an “Employment Contract”, probation, appraisal, increment etc. Salary, facilities and perks play a significant role for an employee. Suppose a person is offered a post in a company where no contract is signed and the employee is unaware of his salary, perks, rights and duties, etc; and everything is left for the discretion of the employer, will any employee be willing to take up such an employment?
In a majority of marriages, women are literally employed rather than being life-partners. The terms and conditions under which they are forced to live and compromise are more difficult than that of an employee in a company. If an employee should find difficulty in compromising with the company’s environment or terms and conditions of the employment contract, he has the opportunity to resign and join another company. However, this is not easy in a marital contract.
A Pre-Marital Contract can promote clarity and understanding between the spouses and the families concerned and help in addressing many concerns and issues that arise post-marriage. The following specimen is an effort to highlight the same.
Employment Offer for a Wife
Date: 13th January 2015.
Ms. Truly Lucky
No. 1, 1st Street
Pin Code: 100001
Subject: Employment Offer
Dear Ms. Lucky,
Following our recent discussions with you and your family, we are delighted to offer you the position of a WIFE. If you should find this proposal acceptable and would like to join our family, you will become part of a fast-paced and dedicated family that works together to provide the highest possible level of love and services.
As a member of our family, we would ask for your commitment to deliver outstanding quality and results that exceed our expectations. In addition, we expect your personal accountability in all matters, actions, advice and results that you provide as a Daughter-In-law. In return, we are committed to providing you with every opportunity to learn grow and stretch to the highest level of your ability and potential.
We are confident that you will find this new opportunity both challenging and rewarding. After receipt of your acceptance to this offer, we will arrange an Engagement Party. The marital contract agreement will be signed and notarized during this celebration.
The following points outline the terms and conditions we are proposing.
Job title: WIFE
Job description: as per mutual understanding between you and your spouse.
Start date: 30 days after the wedding reception
Compensation: 7% of your spouse’s gross pay will be credited to your bank account on or before the 5th day of each month.
Probation: One Year (The probationary period could be extended if not found satisfactory)
Hours of work: 48hrs per week and one weekly off day. Hours in excess of (48) per week are classed as overtime and shall be added to the Formal Leave.
Reporting Relationship: Husband
Housing: You will be provided with a fully furnished independent bedroom where nobody (except your spouse) will have the right to enter without your permission. In addition, a living room along with a kitchen will be provided to entertain your guests.
Upon completion of the probationary period, you will be evaluated in the following areas.
- Interpersonal Skills
Health, Safety and Environment
Problem Solving & Decision Making
Planning & Organization
If your performance is found to be exceedingly good in the aforesaid areas, you will be rewarded suitably. After satisfactorily completing your probation, if your spouse is financially capable, he would be obliged to provide you with a separate fully furnished two bedroom accommodation.
Annual Leave: 96 days per year (CL-Blue Form, FL-Yellow Form):
Type of Leave Days
Casual Leave : (For window shopping, visits to beauty parlor etc.) 48
Formal Leave : (Visits to Parents, Relatives and Friends) 48
Medical Leave : (as required)
Confidentiality: You may not disclose any information (personal or financial) related to the In-Laws that may be deemed as detrimental to the family’s reputation.
Grievances: If you have any grievance in relation to any matter or person, you should raise it with [Mother-In-Law] orally or in writing.
Health and safety: We have a detailed health and safety policy a copy of which is available with MIL. The Daughter-In-Law is required to read the policy and take all necessary steps to comply. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action.
Additional Terms & Conditions: As agreed upon between you and your spouse in the Marital Contract.
This arrangement may be terminated upon 6 month’s notice in writing to either party.
We look forward to the opportunity to live with you in an atmosphere that is successful and mutually challenging and rewarding to you and the families concerned.
The In-Laws and the Daughter-In-Law hereby declare that they understand thoroughly the above provisions and terms & conditions as stipulated in the Marital Contract Agreement and agree to sign to abide by such provisions. They shall each retain a copy of this contract for future reference.
Applicant Signature Signature of In-Laws
Above is a sample Employment Offer. Would this be welcome if a bride should get such an employment offer?
Category: MARITAL AWARENESS
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I’m Fayaz Pasha from Bangalore, the Silicon Valley and Garden City of India. I’m a Certified Life Coach and an NLP Practitioner. I love reading, writing and convey my thoughts through Poetry. I would like to make my humble contribution to the Society through this blog towards detoxification of social evils particularly the dowry system.