Interviewer:'So, you agree with the salary we are offering you for the job?'
Interviewee:'Yes I do. There is something that I would like to ask you. How many days of holiday would I be entitled to?'
Interviewer:'For this position you will receive 30 days of paid holiday each year. There's no restriction on when you can take them. So, you can take a day off or two weeks off at any time you want.'
Interviewee:'Does the 30 days of paid holiday include bank holidays like Christmas Day or May Day?'
Interviewer:'No, you receive 30 days in addition to all the bank holidays in the year. You are also paid for the bank holidays as well.'
Interviewee:'How many hours a week would I be working?'
Interviewer:'Well, the job is full-time, so that would be 35 hours a week. That does not include the one hour for lunch.'
Interviewee:'In my current job I do flexitime. I can work the hours when I prefer to. Normally, I start at 11am and finish at 7pm. Would it be possible to do the same here?'
Interviewer:'I am afraid that for this position there is no flexitime. So you would have to start at 9am and finish at 5pm. Also, I need to mention about the dress code at the office. If you are meeting with clients then you have to wear formal business clothes. But if not, then the dress code is smart casual. You don't have to wear a suit or tie, but you can't wear jeans or t-shirts.'
Interviewee:'It is the same where I currently work.'
Interviewer:'The last thing I need to tell you about is the benefits package that comes with the job.'
Interviewee:'Is there a pension scheme?'
Interviewer:'Yes there is. The company pays money into a private pension scheme which you will start to receive when you retire at 67. With the position, you will also be entitled to private health insurance. The company will pay for you to see a private doctor and go to a private hospital for any treatment.'
Interviewee:'Does the benefits package include a company car?'
Interviewer:'Yes, the company will provide you with your own car to use for general travel and business trips. Plus, you will be paid for all your expenses when you are on business trips, like buying meals and staying in hotels.'
Interviewee:'Do you have a share scheme?'
Interviewer:'Yes, each year you can buy some of the company's shares at a reduced price. Both the share scheme and the private medical insurance are opt in. So it is your decision if you want to do it or not. Also, because you live in Edinburgh and the job is in Paris, we will provide you with a relocation package to pay for you to move to Paris and to stay in a hotel until you find a flat or house.'