I'm curious to know how companies using commission only pay schemes, such as financial advisors and recruitment, get employment passes issued?
If any foreigner is on a commission only scheme, he is breaking the law somewhere .. or something is extremely fishy .. like those MLM guys who are on SVP and working their ass off ..
One of my employers placed me in "sales Engineer position" and offered me a low basic, plus, commission, and, since, before even i had joined i had lined and committed up sales volume of over 600K with a nett of 200K, and my commission worked out to atleast 50K ... so he decided to put an extremely low salary in EP form, and declared my 'take home' pay will exceed 60K .. plus plus ..
MOM said, "NO CAN DO, SALE MAY COME OR ANOTHER SARS MAY HIT .. AND WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IF HE TAKES HOME 1 MILLION, ALL THAT MATTERS IS BASIC .. "
After 4 rounds of appeals, and a lot of tears in MOM .. the MOM officer told that the only reason I am being rejected PROBABLY -as they don't dare give specific reasons - was due to a drastic drop in my basic, vs my previous employer .. my then employer grudgingly placed a higher basic salary and resubmitted, and my pass was approved in a week ..
PS: Footnote, said employer, never paid any of the commission due to me, even though I delivered my target, as he reminded me that he pays a higher basic and instead I should work my ass harder to double my Volume to 1,2 mil when the company, before I joined, was doing just over 500K per year - which I knew as I had to submit the company financials for the EP application .. Lesson learnt .. and the only reason I took up on his offer itself was because of my stressed out situation as my previous employer had gone bust ..