‘Holidays’ Home › Forum › Chat Forum › ‘Holidays’ Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total) ‘Holidays’ mosSubscriber A mate of mine is going for a week in the snow on saturday & in order to cover his workload whilst he’s away, he has had to work extra late nights & two weekends. He’s an accountant at some big spot in leeds, his contract is the usual 37hrs working week with the understanding that he will drive himself in to the ground to get the job done with no paid overtime. I can’t personally see how that week constitutes a holiday? Posted 9 years ago darrellSubscriber well he is doing the devil’s work so who cares Posted 9 years ago TandemJeremyMember It doesn’t. He is being abused by his company. Roll on the end of the working time directive opt out We (as a country) work longer hours and more unpaid overtime than anywhere else in Europe Posted 9 years ago grummMember I’m sure he gets paid handsomely to compensate for stuff like this. Posted 9 years ago BigDummySubscriber Always, always take 2 weeks off at a time. ‘Tis the only way. Posted 9 years ago sofatesterMember It’s all voluntary. Posted 9 years ago chakapingSubscriber While I’m on your mate’s side, I suspect he’s probably accepted this situation and brought into the idea of working all the hours god sends for a relatively healthy pay packet. I don’t suppose he’s complained to his boss or union rep, has he? Posted 9 years ago jimmySubscriber Still, rather be here than America. 2 weeks annual holiday? No thanks. Was talking to 2 Americans on my course and they were astonished how much holiday we get here. Posted 9 years ago grummMember Holidays are going up here from April too aren’t they? Minimum 25 days a year or something? Posted 9 years ago ourmaninthenorthSubscriber Listen, professional services firms are notorious for expecting blood at all times. They do this with a promise that one day, my son, all this will be yours. Sadly, it’s only once they’ve got you reeled in do you realise that nothing comes for free, even paid holidays. And the jam is always tomorrow…. I’m sure he gets paid handsomely to compensate for stuff like this. Hahahahahahaha! no really, you guys crack me up…. Posted 9 years ago grummMember Hahahahahahaha! no really, you guys crack me up…. Huh, what’s so hilarious? I thought it was par for the course for stuff like lawyers and accountants at big firms to work loads of hours – I bet he earns a load more than I do. If you want to work somewhere nice and chilled out and friendly then why chose a big accountancy firm? Posted 9 years ago Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total) The topic ‘‘Holidays’’ is closed to new replies.