Too Many Tuesday Mornings

It’s been a good weekend – mostly, I’ve done nothing (we saw Phone Booth – popcorn films do not count as Doing Anything), with friends. This is pretty much my definition of a good weekend. To fully meet the definition, it requires drinking and clubbing and cultural events and doing no work at all (or, alternatively, it means no human contact and working all weekend, depending on my mood). In the absence of that, I’ll settle for doing only three or four hours work in four days, and otherwise just relaxing. Currently drinking a rather nice Fruit Drink – fresh orange juice, blended with strawberries and raspberries. Well, mostly fruit. There may have been some tequilla involved.

Aside from some time off sick, though, I haven’t had a break since January, because of the usual “no holiday in your trial period” clause in my contract, so I was very much in need of that. But the trial period is up, and I’ve a week (sort of) off at the end of May, and a couple of bank holidays, so that’s not too bad. Now, though, I think I’ll stick a DVD on, and call the weekend done.

3 Comments

  1. Usual?

    because of the usual “no holiday in your trial period” clause in my contract, so I was very much in need of that.

    That’s usual? I’ve never seen that in any employment terms and conditions in any company I’ve worked at.

  2. Re: Usual?

    Three out of my five jobs have had the clause. Didn’t occur to me that it might not be normal. One of the ones that didn’t had a six month trial period, so I just figured it was normal…

  3. Re: Usual?

    Go figure – I mentioned it to my boss and his reaction “Fairly standard.”

    But he did throw me a sop and say that it isn’t usual in our game, in finance, that is, whether in practice or the commercial side.

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