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| *For us, when joining we negotiate an annual salary, paid in 13 instalments. The 13th payment is made together with the 12th and is guaranteed. Bonuses, when given are a 14th payment and are NOT guaranteed.*
One explanation I've head for the the 13 payments is that historically salaries were paid every 4 weeks rather than at the end of each month. There are 52 weeks in a year which if divided by 13 makes 4 whereas divided by 12 makes 4.3333.
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ha so for the 13th months salary it's a bit of a scam then?

I mean if you negociate for example 100 000chf annual, you wont get:

100 000/12= 8333.33 chf per months but: 100 000/13= 7692.30...?

Kind of...

I mean you will still get 100 000th at the end as opposed to a "13th month" adding 8333chf, like total 108 333chf...