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Boss Gives All Staff Pay Day Off Every Month

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Boss Gives All Staff Pay Day Off Every Month

Pay day is, hands down, the best day of the month. So much so that one boss has now given their entire staff it as a holiday every month. For real.

Knoxx is a tech firm based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and announced today that it was changing its employees' contracts to give them an extra 12 days paid leave every year.

Operations Director Alan Turner took to LinkedIn to announce the kind gesture.

He said: "So, after a chat with some of our team we decided to do something awesome with our employee contracts with immediate effect.

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"Feedback has been hugely positive and I'm excited to share it.

"From now, Knoxx are going to give all of our staff... Pay day off - EVERY MONTH.

Credit: LinkedIn
Credit: LinkedIn

"We pay our staff on the last Friday of every month so this now means that our staff are getting an EXTRA 12 days holiday per annum to enjoy a long weekend.

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"Fully paid. On us. Yep. Every. Month."

When asked how sustainable the move would be, Mr Turner said 'tweaks' may have to be made but that would only be a sign of growth on the company's part.

He said: "That's a great point, and the way we see it is that if we get to the point where sustainability is an issue then the team are doing well and driving the business to achieve that growth.

"As a new implementation then there is bound to be tweaks along the way, growth sustainability will be nice problem to have though."

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Alan Turner, Operations Director at cyber security firm Knoxx. Credit: LinkedIn
Alan Turner, Operations Director at cyber security firm Knoxx. Credit: LinkedIn

This isn't the first time a kindly boss has surprised their employees with a change to their working situation.

Dean Hall is the chief executive of game development firm Rocketwerkz and gave staff £40k a year plus unlimited holiday and sick leave.

Explaining his rationale to Stuff, he said: "You can have 30 people working on $20 million or $30m projects so you're putting a lot of trust in them already. If you are trusting them with big projects and large amounts of money, why can't you trust them to manage their time as well? That's the point we started with.

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"You come in on December 23 and there's someone sitting at their desk and you say why are you here, why aren't you with your family, and they say they're saving leave up for the school holidays so they can take kids to Fiji. That's dumb.

"From our perspective, we just don't want people worrying up about saving time off. If you want to take a block off and go off to Thailand to find yourself or something, you talk about that with your team."

Featured Image Credit: PA/LinkedIn

Topics: Work, Staff, employee

Dominic Smithers
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