Sunday 11 December 2016

Think you've earned that time off from work? Think again

Published 13/10/2015 | 02:30

Phil Libin: 'Your job should be the main thing you identify with'
Phil Libin: 'Your job should be the main thing you identify with'

Treasure your holidays from work? Make the most of them while you can. Because your employer might soon be persuading you out of them. This week, one of Dublin's biggest tech employers changed its definition of what holidays mean. Linkedin, which employs more than 600 people here, now offers "discretionary time off" to staff rather than a "vacation".

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While the measure applies initially only to its US staff, tech multinationals like Linkedin usually roll such measures out across international bases.

So instead of getting a prescribed number of days off each year, you'll "work with your manager to request time off" when your work is satisfactorily completed.

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