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Annual leave, long stuck at a non-stretchable four weeks, is starting to open up for Australians. Until recently it has been rare for employers to offer anything more than the legal minimum.
Now there’s a movement to get a little more creative, add a couple of days here and there in the form of having birthdays off, official mental health days or just a couple of extra days as a form of inducement to come to work for a particular company.
Some even offer unlimited annual leave. That means the company just leaves it to its staff to decide what an appropriate amount of time off is.
That comes with pressure on employees. If they take too much leave, will they be seen as slackers? And if they don’t go away on holiday, are they not working as a team?