Skip to comments.This Australian company gives employees 12 weeks of “life leave” every year
Posted on 03/27/2019 7:41:21 PM PDT by vannrox
While Americans are struggling to cram all their vacation dreams into their two weeks of PTO each year, Australians at least, those who work for this company are planning epic three month-long trips. Ernst & Young, an accounting firm with locations all around the world, gives its Australian employees to take six to 12 weeks of life leave each year to travel, work part-time, or simply to do nothing.
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And a kangaroo in every pot.
It is mis-represented.
It is not 12 weeks of paid leave.
It is 12 weeks of not working and not getting paid.
It takes a week to get anywhere.
I wouldn’t say I’m missing it, Bob.
I believe govt workers get lots of mandated leave. Private companies have to compete against that.
If marginal tax rate is. bad, this is an awesome deal.
When I made Sergeant, I worked mostly 3-11 p.m. by choice, and had weekends, and holidays off. I regularly swapped with another Sergeant who worked 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and also had weekends and holidays off. I'd worked double shifts on Monday and Tuesday, giving him Saturday through Tuesday off, and he'd work doubles to cover me on Thursday and Friday, giving me Thursday through Sunday off each week. The one day we didn't swap...Wednesday, we simply worked our regular single shift. It was a great set-up, but then they eliminated his bid job title, and we couldn't do those swaps anymore. I retired in 2003, and when I look back on all those double shifts I worked, I wonder now how I managed it.
Just enough time to install and debug the new accounting software that will replace 80% of your former employees.
From where I’m from...that’s called a part-time job.
I think more companies or job categories will try this concept out. Accounting makes a lot of sense because there is a busy season and then there are down times in between. HR is a rush for two months of the year and a drag for ten. Teachers had been doing the work nine months thing since time immemorial. Lots of blue collar jobs had furloughs in their slow periods, but that was totally a matter of the company deciding when to give their staffs their unpaid “vacations” (which isn’t really a vacation if you need that paycheck) .
If it makes sense, companies will do it and people will fill the jobs. If it doesn’t, it won’t last. I for one had times where I could stand to sacrifice some salary for more unpaid days off, but part time work didn’t usually come with benefits, so I didn’t do it.
There’s a company somewhere that only has employees come to work one day a year and no doubt they still bitch about that day.
>>It takes a week to get anywhere.
Well that’s because of the Park & Walkabout program.
I try to take a week or two off here and there and every time I leave the freaking company falls apart
Its nice to be needed but geesh ! Not THAT much !
The 12 weeks, rather than being a ‘do nothing’ period, would probably be a period when Ernst & Young employees actually do some work. The other 40 weeks they spend sharpening pencils, looking up dating sites, eating cheese and sipping chardonnay and going to the races
I had that at the hotel. But when you’re the only man on the property who fixes everything, all you can do is wonder “How many disasters will I walk into today?” I cynically thought of it as “job security”. At least it paid well...and all the waitresses and housekeepers a man could chase!
A nice way of telling you take 12 weeks off we need it now go.
“It is 12 weeks of not working and not getting paid.”
Yes, that’s a big distinction.
I hear supervisors constantly complain about how more and more workers don’t see their roles in companies as a priority. I have no issue if someone has no loyalty to a company (since they often have none either), but as long as you work a job there is little to be gained by making it clear that the needs of the employer are simply not important. If I had a staff member who routinely took off when needed most, that person would be the first let go; they can’t be counted on, and thus can’t advance or grow in a position. I’d need reliable people; I understand issues arise, but if it is a common occurrence I have no use for that person.
Here in the northeast as they mandate paid sick days for all employees (full- or part-time) and basically make the companies serve the employees, there is little incentive to hire people with a long list of built-in excuses as to why they can’t show up and perform the tasks for which they’ve been hired.
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