Wednesday, March 01, 2006
This week I completed 5 years of employment with my present company.
This joyous celebration will be marked by a week’s National holiday & spontaneous carnivals; NOT.
Instead I will receive a certificate, a watch of my choosing & an extra week’s holiday.
Out of all these wonderful accolades I think the extra week’s holiday will go down best. In NZ annual leave is restricted to only 3 weeks per year, quite a culture shock for someone arriving here from the UK where you get 4 weeks.
The thought that crosses the dangerous motorway of my mind is;
In the past you had to toil at a company for 25 years before you got any recognition for loyalty. Is it a sign of the times that employees have the attention span of a goldfish
Moving from company to company in an attempt to achieve the bigger better deal?
Or is it a clever ploy by the company, to reward you in small stages as you achieve landmarks, rather than a reward at the very end?
Fat Freddy’s Drop