Duvet day 偷懒假
Duvet day is a company-approved day off that employees can take if they feel too tired to work. It can be stipulated formally in a contract of employment and is considered part of the remunerations package along with Holiday allowance.
It differs from Holiday allowance in that no prior notice is needed. An employee receives an allocation of days where if he or she gets up in the morning and doesn’t want to go to work for any reason, he or she can use a “Duvet day”. This is quite common in the United Kingdom and the United States.
The originator of the duvet day concept was a British PR firm named August.One Communications. They began offering these perks for the pooped back in 1997.
Heartache leave 失恋假
We are all familiar with sick leave, either paid or unpaid, as part of our employment package. But a Japanese company has introduced the concept of “heartache leave” to their employees.
The powers at the company have recognized that the emotional impact of a relationship breakup has a profound effect on their employee’s ability to satisfactorily fulfill their jobs. And hence they allow their employees time to get over the most severe early stages of a long term relationship breakup.
The leave increases with age of the employee, so that employees aged 30 years and over are entitled to three days per year to “get it out of their system’.