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Over the last 18 months we at Ashtons Legal have learned a lot about holidays. Back in autumn 2014 we explored the idea of paid time off (PTO) to replace the traditional holiday policy. After a period of consultation we launched a PTO policy on a trial basis – drawn up specifically for the needs of the firm and staff.
If some of the below signs of burnout resonate for you, do something about it before its too late. We are well and truly settling into the new year and reality is now setting in. The parties are over with and it’s back to the grind stone. For those who commute probably having to suffer train strikes and over crowded transport. It just adds to the stress of our daily lives. The thought of going to work and logging on to your computer fills you with dread and despair. Thinking about the long list of things to do that always seams to get longer and longer.
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