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How much can you expect from staff in early January?


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How much can you expect from staff in early January?

January is here. The month that many employees dread. It’s (finally) the time to reboot your work computer, pick up a pen and write something more complex than your pub quiz team's name on a bit of paper, and think about something other than what to eat out of the fridge next or which board game to play.

It’s also the month that employees start to pledge their life away. Whether it’s a nod to a healthier lifestyle, a promise to give up booze for the month or a focus on reading more work-related books to get a leg up in the business world, employees will be pledging left, right and centre – even if it only lasts until day three.

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Comments (1)

  • Steven
    Mon, 6 Jan 2020 8:24am GMT
    "After a comfy few weeks relaxing on the sofa". Most people I know got a week, or at most ten days, away from work. Not for people in my line of work, my team had to work all our rostered shifts regardless, and I personally worked Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day (at 7:00 am). I didn't work Christmas Day itself, though I was on call for emergencies; it was either that or take a day's annual leave. And when I wasn't working, I had two small children off school to look after.

    Of course, all our management were off relaxing for the holiday period, it will be them who will have to re-engage their minds this Monday morning. What they should be considering is how to allow us shift workers time to decompress and catch our own breath, though to be blunt, I'm not holding mine waiting for that.

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