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day off

A day in which one does not work, either at one's place of employment or on a particular task or project. I'm sorry, but Sue took a day off. Is there anything I can help you with? I worked hard around the house yesterday, so today is my day off!
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*day off

a day free from working. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~; take ~.) The next time I get a day off, we'll go to the zoo. I have the day off. Let's go hiking.
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day off

A day away from work, school, or a similar obligation; a free day. For example, Sophie always used her day off to do errands. [Late 1800s]
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On the other hand, Karim Al-Sayed, a marketing consultant, revealed that he does not mind that his female colleagues take days off more than him.
She tweeted: "Just to reassure those listening - the apocalypse is not upon us - @GylesB1 kindly stepped in to give Nicholas Parsons a couple of days off."
'Allowing them to have days off will not be effective as some voters have already decided [they will not go to vote] regardless of any appeal,' he claimed.
Back then, the average worker was taking almost five days off each year.
The 49-year-old told the ECHO she needed an extra two days off so that she could clear items from Les' house in Leeds, which would mean that she can stop paying rent on his property.
In that year, 217 teachers took a total 3,665 days off, compared with 141 who took 2,747 days in 2010/11, and 195 who recorded a total 3,755 days absence in 2011/12.
Asian workers often take the fewest days off in a year and work the longest weeks.
These subclauses explain the allocation of days off and how they are required to be rostered.
You get a month's vacation as well as local holidays so if you want this holy of holy days off put it on the schedule.
"Taking an additional four days off each month will reduce my productivity and certainly will reduce profits," he said.
The overall study revealed that there were around two thirds of Australian workers who admitted to taking fake sick days off.
Along with the complete lack of public holidays between August and late December did you know that England has one of the lowest amount of public days off in the world?
Summary: Workers are taking fewer days off sick, with a record 45 per cent having no days off ill at all in 2010, according to new research.
WORKERS are taking fewer days off sick, with a record 45% having no days off ill at all in 2010, according to new research today.