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Old Dec 20th 2006, 8:29 pm
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Default Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Originally Posted by TruBrit
yeah i know your situation but i am surprised to know it's 5 weeks straight off...sounds good then all the bank holidays
There's the rub, it's 4 weeks rostered holiday, 1 week floating, but you can swap.
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Old Dec 20th 2006, 8:38 pm
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Default Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Originally Posted by gruffbrown
There's the rub, it's 4 weeks rostered holiday, 1 week floating, but you can swap.
Sigh! I get two weeks but it accrues based on time worked and as I negotiated Fridays off to look after my son this year I think I have 36 hours or some such crap.
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Old Dec 20th 2006, 8:44 pm
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Default Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Originally Posted by TruBrit
yeah i know your situation but i am surprised to know it's 5 weeks straight off...sounds good then all the bank holidays
I can work Bank Holidays and choose double time or single time and a day off in Lieu. Is it nice in Lieu?
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Originally Posted by gruffbrown
I can work Bank Holidays and choose double time or single time and a day off in Lieu. Is it nice in Lieu?

think so, can be a bit windy
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Old Dec 20th 2006, 8:50 pm
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Default Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Originally Posted by gruffbrown
I can work Bank Holidays and choose double time or single time and a day off in Lieu. Is it nice in Lieu?
I'd avoid the school holidays.
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Old Dec 20th 2006, 8:53 pm
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Default Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Originally Posted by gruffbrown
Newbie in an old job, not that it makes a difference. They do the same for newbies.
ah yes, I remember getting 4 weeks off in the UK - although I had to delegate when I wanted to take the time off - for the whole upcoming year! Um and yes with another job, I got the same amount of time, but then had to request for it and yes it could be turned down. The only job that I had where the employer didn't question the time off as much (although I did have to clear it with him, obviously) was when I worked for an accountant. You do get the time off, but sometimes you need to jump through hoops to get it.

My husband left a job, in the UK, that gave him 6 weeks paid leave a year(his leave in the UK was negotiated when he transferred from the MoD to BT.) But, he has a job now where he has 3 weeks. While its never fantastic, we find that his leave here in the US is more than ample. But that's just us.
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Default Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Originally Posted by TruBrit
as a newbie in a new job, wow that's good
Jobs I would be looking for in the UK start with 5 also - seems to be fairly common.

Its things like this that untraps you to a degree - in the land of the "Free", you usually have to be with a company 10-20 years before you get that time off. Should you move to a different company, or get downsized, you can look forward to your 2 again.

In the UK, people realise that holiday time is expected (and indeed, its the law!), so have to offer it from the get go. I believe the legal minimum is actually 4 weeks now, and it appears they are testing the water as to increasing it:

http://www.dti.gov.uk/files/file30011.pdf

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Old Dec 20th 2006, 9:11 pm
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Default Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Originally Posted by TruBrit
think it's generally 3 weeks
Really, hmmm. I must have got lucky, started on 22 days (4 weeks & 2 day) then went up to 25 days (5 weeks) after I'd been there 5 years. It still didn't seem enough! I shall probably return to work for them when I get back, I should be able to get 25 days off automatically.
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Old Dec 20th 2006, 9:15 pm
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Default Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Originally Posted by gruffbrown
I can work Bank Holidays and choose double time or single time and a day off in Lieu. Is it nice in Lieu?
That's the deal we got in the UK too.

Actually hubby got quite a nice deal coming up, they want him to work December 31st (a Sunday - his only day off), so they've offered everyone double pay with a day off (paid) on January 2nd, so basically triple pay! Now that's great for a US company.
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Default Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Originally Posted by Partystar
Really, hmmm. I must have got lucky, started on 22 days (4 weeks & 2 day) then went up to 25 days (5 weeks) after I'd been there 5 years. It still didn't seem enough! I shall probably return to work for them when I get back, I should be able to get 25 days off automatically.

i was meaning 3 weeks minimum requirements but it may have gone up to 4 now.

i was lucky and had 6 weeks plus, infact my job was one long holiday
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Default Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

I have only spent a grand total of about two-and-a-half hours in the UK. My impression is that Gatwick Airport is a bit tatty and the staff at the check-in counters appeared to be hungover and bored. Is this indicative of the UK? If so, it's my kind of place and I want to move there!
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Old Dec 20th 2006, 9:37 pm
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Default Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Originally Posted by TruBrit
i was meaning 3 weeks minimum requirements but it may have gone up to 4 now.

i was lucky and had 6 weeks plus, infact my job was one long holiday
Nice!
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Old Dec 20th 2006, 9:37 pm
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Default Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Originally Posted by happynz
I have only spent a grand total of about two-and-a-half hours in the UK. My impression is that Gatwick Airport is a bit tatty and the staff at the check-in counters appeared to be hungover and bored. Is this indicative of the UK? If so, it's my kind of place and I want to move there!
Absolutely!

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Default Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Originally Posted by happynz
I have only spent a grand total of about two-and-a-half hours in the UK. My impression is that Gatwick Airport is a bit tatty and the staff at the check-in counters appeared to be hungover and bored. Is this indicative of the UK? If so, it's my kind of place and I want to move there!

yeah it's all the holiday leave the brits have makes them hung over all the time
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Old Dec 20th 2006, 10:01 pm
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Default Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Originally Posted by gruffbrown
I can work Bank Holidays and choose double time or single time and a day off in Lieu. Is it nice in Lieu?

I thought the correct geographical name was in Lieu of, which is hard by East Cupcake or West Overshoe ( I can never keep those 2 straight).
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