Things I learned today.

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Spotted Horses


I was at a Bank of America branch today doing a routine transaction. During some minor chit-chat the bank representative helping me mentioned that although she gets three weeks vacation, she is not allowed to take it in one stretch. She is only allowed to take vacation one week at a time.

???

vandermolen

Quote from: Spotted Horses on September 20, 2022, 10:48:12 AM
I was at a Bank of America branch today doing a routine transaction. During some minor chit-chat the bank representative helping me mentioned that although she gets three weeks vacation, she is not allowed to take it in one stretch. She is only allowed to take vacation one week at a time.

???
Seems rather mean.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: Spotted Horses on September 20, 2022, 10:48:12 AM
I was at a Bank of America branch today doing a routine transaction. During some minor chit-chat the bank representative helping me mentioned that although she gets three weeks vacation, she is not allowed to take it in one stretch. She is only allowed to take vacation one week at a time.

???

Quote from: vandermolen on September 20, 2022, 11:57:44 AM
Seems rather mean.

Yup, and "on-brand" for BofA. I would go on, but forbear for the nonce.
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

JBS

A lot of places do that, including my job.
The underlying reason usually seems to be not having enough staff to begin with.

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k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: JBS on September 20, 2022, 05:37:51 PM
A lot of places do that, including my job.
The underlying reason usually seems to be not having enough staff to begin with.

Probably exacerbated in the COVID era.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

The new erato

#5
It's illegal not to have at least 25 days vacation in Norway,(sundays not included) of which at least 3 weeks shall be consecutive during the summer period. Above 60 get an extra week.

This is the legal minimum. Some employers have more, my wife above 60 had a week extra above this minimum.

Spotted Horses

I was surprised that a person with a "good" job would have this sort of restriction. I know that companies use computer scheduling systems to exploit low-status hourly workers, (food service, retail) giving them irregular, unpredictable hours that keep them on less than a full time schedule while making it impossible for them to have other jobs. This way they can maintain extra capacity and don't have to pay overtime during surge times. I didn't expect salaried workers to have such restrictions.

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: The new erato on September 20, 2022, 07:53:19 PM
It's illegal not to hva at least 25 days vacation in Norway,(sundays not included) of which at least 3 weeks shall be consecutive during the summer period. Above 60 get an extra week.

This is the legal minimum. Some employers have more, my wife above 60 had a week extra above this minimum.
Sounds wonderful!

Quote from: Spotted Horses on September 21, 2022, 03:16:38 AM
I was surprised that a person with a "good" job would have this sort of restriction. I know that companies use computer scheduling systems to exploit low-status hourly workers, (food service, retail) giving them irregular, unpredictable hours that keep them on less than a full time schedule while making it impossible for them to have other jobs. This way they can maintain extra capacity and don't have to pay overtime during surge times. I didn't expect salaried workers to have such restrictions.
Wow!  I hadn't heard of that before now!  Have you heard of specific companies doing that?  Sounds more like an urban myth me thinks.

PD

Spotted Horses

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on September 21, 2022, 03:37:07 AMWow!  I hadn't heard of that before now!  Have you heard of specific companies doing that?  Sounds more like an urban myth me thinks.

PD

It is a complaint I have heard from labor advocates. For instance:

https://sprawl-busters.com/uncategorized/wal-mart-has-to-clarify-employee-scheduling-system/

Pohjolas Daughter


DaveF

Quote from: The new erato on September 20, 2022, 07:53:19 PM
It's illegal not to have at least 25 days vacation in Norway,(sundays not included) of which at least 3 weeks shall be consecutive during the summer period.

Is that because summer in Norway only lasts 3 weeks ;D ?

(Actually, you would be lucky if so - summer in Wales usually lasts a week maximum.  The Welsh word for July is Gorfennaf, which means "Summer's end" - QED.)
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(Bruckner's) is the career of a poor village boy ... The one and only really surprising thing about him was that after completing his career as an organist he suddenly began to compose music with a range of vision which in such a man would appear quite incongruous.