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Old May 26th 2016, 3:37 pm
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Originally Posted by dbd33 View Post
Well, yes, criminal laws, but Health and Safety regulations? (Note that I think H&S regulations for white collar workers are, by and large, nonsense on the ground anyway; I won't prosecute if you wear Brut).
Under UK law if you are travelling for business reasons the health and safety act of the UK applies regardless of where you are travelling. Your company has a duty of care to you under UK law. This does not change just because you are outside of the UK, to do so would expose those travelling to huge risks. Also remember than a breach of UK health and safety law can result in a criminal prosecution brought by the HSE.

In general governments can and do apply legislation to companies based on the jurisdiction in which the company is registered. look at the new anti- bribery and corruption legislation i.e. it doesn't matter where you break the law if your company is registered in the UK you can be prosecuted under UK law.
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Old May 26th 2016, 3:48 pm
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Originally Posted by haggis88 View Post
It appears on here that a lot of people are in industries that give a lot of time off and must give good enough pay to have a lifestyle that they want - I wish I could find something like that, but i've had literally zero replies to over 200 resumes sent out

We both live to work, rather than the other way around, I get 10 holidays a year, and am expected to work stat days if i'm scheduled, she gets 10 days plus stats.

I'm going back to the UK for 33 days holiday right off the bat, plus shorter shifts and better working conditions...even some of the best jobs in the Calgary area don't seem to offer that!
Yep, totally agree. I wouldn't even think about moving abroad if 30 days holiday was normal here. Fact is, people I know with 10+ years in the industry (I.T.) are only getting 3 weeks and think that's good. If I build my career in the UK or Europe instead, by that point I could be up to 5 weeks or more, plus better employee rights and care standards than Canada by far.
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Old May 26th 2016, 4:07 pm
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Yep, totally agree. I wouldn't even think about moving abroad if 30 days holiday was normal here. Fact is, people I know with 10+ years in the industry (I.T.) are only getting 3 weeks and think that's good. If I build my career in the UK or Europe instead, by that point I could be up to 5 weeks or more, plus better employee rights and care standards than Canada by far.
Or set up your own business and set your own holidays. Not easily done but the good things in life never are
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Or set up your own business and set your own holidays.
Anyone that believes that will soon get a reality check! I had more time off when I had a real job.
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Yep, totally agree. I wouldn't even think about moving abroad if 30 days holiday was normal here. Fact is, people I know with 10+ years in the industry (I.T.) are only getting 3 weeks and think that's good. If I build my career in the UK or Europe instead, by that point I could be up to 5 weeks or more, plus better employee rights and care standards than Canada by far.
It is going to vary industry by industry though and you have to take into account variations in salaries across the world. For example in my industry Canadian salaries are much higher than they are in the UK and the norm is 15 days holiday + stats (10 in BC). the salary increase more than makes up for the loss of 8 days holiday (UK 25 days plus stats (8)).

I once received some very good advice that if you are relying on your holiday time to keep sane you are living wrong and need to amend your life wholesale.
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Originally Posted by Engineer_abroad View Post
I once received some very good advice that if you are relying on your holiday time to keep sane you are living wrong and need to amend your life wholesale.
Pah! That's daft advice IMO. I love to travel with my family, and my children love experiencing new countries/cultures/food, and we go without on other things so that we can have amazing adventures in different countries. I couldn't do that if I/hubby didn't have decent holiday time. Thankfully hubby gets 30 days plus stats, and I work for myself so can set my own holidays.

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...we go without on other things so that we can have amazing adventures in different countries....
Swallows and Amazons on tour?
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Swallows and Amazons on tour?
Nah, it's Swallows and Amazons at home most of the time, we like to live a little when away!
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It's always been my impression that the nature of the jobs of many "on here" are not the norm. Some may have been head-hunted or their employers want them in Canada while others are so highly qualified/hugely experienced that they are sought after with not many Canadians qualified. This does, after all, mean they can get through all the immigration hoops. Consequently they can pretty much write their own employment conditions. ...
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If you could point me in the direction of the companies which offer 'business class flights; business trips all over the globe, luxury living and other stuff' I would be most obliged!!
A new thread has just started. Will be interesting to see what develops.
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Anyone that believes that will soon get a reality check! I had more time off when I had a real job.
Likewise. I work more hours now than I ever did working for an employer too.
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I'm from Glasgow I didn't notice a big jump in food prices, yes cheese is expensive but.....
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Anyone that believes that will soon get a reality check! I had more time off when I had a real job.
Yes, sometimes but as I am sure that you know Aviator, often not. I have plenty of patients who run small and indeed larger businesses and they have plenty of time off zipping down to Palm Springs for golf etc It partly depends obviously on the business but it is absolutely certainly achievable.
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Likewise. I work more hours now than I ever did working for an employer too.
I get that Siouxie but you need a reasonable size workforce to keep things going whilst you are off having fun
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I get that Siouxie but you need a reasonable size workforce to keep things going whilst you are off having fun
As a workforce of 1, not much chance of either of those!
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As a workforce of 1, not much chance of either of those!
Tis sadly true! I wasn't referring to the solo business operators .
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