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What is the Right Salary and Terms of Employment?

The ‘Salary Check Question’:

How to know what salary is fair/unfair to a person? And how about the right terms of employment (e.g. number of off days etc.)?

A plausible answer:

Every Christian boss should ask himself this question when determining a salary of his worker, namely,

(i) “If I had that same qualification, experience and achievements as this employee, what salary do (I think) I deserve to be paid?”


(ii) “If this person with that same qualification, experience and achievements is my son/daughter/family member, what salary would I pay him (fairly)?”

The answer above is constructed (or tailored accordingly) based on this ‘Biblical Principle’:

In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” – Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:12)

*All else is “worldly” and “un-Christ like” and certainly “not” obedience to His Holy Scripture (note that we’re to “obey” that verse quoted above in “everything”, which certainly includes ‘salary determination in work’ too).


If Christians cannot follow such Perfect Biblical Principles, how can the world do so since they don’t even believe in Him (to begin with)?

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