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Old Jan 15th 2005, 3:39 pm
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" Workers would rather improve their work-life balance than have a pay rise this year, according to a report.

Two-thirds of people wanted to strike a better balance between work and home lives with only one in five concentrating on getting a pay rise, Research by Lloyds TSB has found...."

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0...282405,00.html

How do you people feel about it over here with even less holiday time generally being offered?
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Old Jan 15th 2005, 3:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Bob
" Workers would rather improve their work-life balance than have a pay rise this year, according to a report.

Two-thirds of people wanted to strike a better balance between work and home lives with only one in five concentrating on getting a pay rise, Research by Lloyds TSB has found...."

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0...282405,00.html

How do you people feel about it over here with even less holiday time generally being offered?
What's with all the Sky News articles Bob.
You being sponsored by Murdoch now ?
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Old Jan 15th 2005, 5:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Webbie
What's with all the Sky News articles Bob.
You being sponsored by Murdoch now ?
I wish
But naaa...somin' to start the threads with, and it's the first news site I stomp through in the morning, then have the beep, reuters, wired, zdnet etc....i'm very sad really
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Old Jan 16th 2005, 12:23 am
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I would guess this would be an easy one for Expats to answer but I would be interested in hearing from actual US citizens on this.

When you enter the work force in England, 20 - 25 days holiday a year is the norm. I've heard many ranges in the US, one person told me they only get 7 days while others say 10.

Some of my previous employers would make you take holiday if you had built up the time and hadn't used it. Others have paid me at the end of the year for the days I never took (although this was only with one employer).

But as we originally worked in England, we would naturally think that 10 days holiday a year in the US is a tad small.

But do US citizens accept this? After all, it is the norm for them. Or do they feel it an injustice?
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Originally Posted by rincewind
I would guess this would be an easy one for Expats to answer but I would be interested in hearing from actual US citizens on this.
Aye, it was a serious thread, obviously no one works around here then
But 7 days is shite, and then getting extented amounts after 3 yrs etc....bit of a joke, the missus I think gets 11 days, but can't use half of them on any of the holidays...really stupid...makes having holidays abroad difficult to make it worth the money...
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