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time off

Time away from work, school, or other responsibilities. I'm looking forward for some time off from my studies over the break to catch up with family and friends. I'm taking some time off of work to look after my daughter while she recovers from her surgery.
See also: off, time

*time off

a period of time that is free from employment. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~; take (some) ~.) I'll have to get time off for jury duty. I have time off to go downtown and shop.
See also: off, time

time off

A break from one's employment or school, as in I need some time off from teaching to work on my dissertation, or He took time off to make some phone calls. [First half of 1900s]
See also: off, time
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When there is a separate sick policy, employees can only use sick time for defined reasons, which could include time off to look after a sick child, spouse or other close family member, or is limited to the employee's illness only.
The amount of time off earned by employees in 2016 increased by nearly a full day (.
The top five workplace barriers for taking vacation is that 37% of employees don't want to return to a mountain of work, while 30% said no one else can do their job, another 30% said they cannot afford a vacation, 28% said taking time off is harder as you grow in the company and 22% want to show complete dedication.
Sensible employers will give their staff time off to look after their children when they're poorly, or to make alternative arrangements for their care".
Mike Allen, managing director at Wolters Kluwer's UK HR solutions division Croner, said: "This is a real cause for concern for employers and demonstrates that many UK workers feel, for a variety of reasons, that they can't take time off.
Many unhealthy ways of spending time off are bonding experiences, just as hazing rituals and fighting together on a battlefield are.
Mr Antoniw, above, said: "As a matter of principle, I have always supported and allowed reasonable requests for time off work for public duties and have never refused a request for reasonable time off.
The study found that employers thought better of employees who worked longer during the summer, but took time off during the winter holidays; many admit to basing the end-of-the-year bonuses on performance prior to November.
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Across all strategic health authorities, the agency in charge of care for each geographic region of the UK, staff in Yorkshire and the Humber took the third highest amount of time off due to sickness - preceded only by North East and North West SHAs.
Regulations due to come in under European law will also protect time off for staff on maternity and paternity leave, it was reported yesterday.
com)-- Pacific Timesheet has announced enhanced support for its Time Off and Absence Management systems, extending its robust time off balance validation rules to prevent so-called “backdoor” time off requests and approvals.
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Take That's Gary Barlow admits that he is an "awful" person when he is on a holiday because he hates taking time off.