April 5th, 2007 at 11:30pm
Good evening Stuart,
That is an interesting statistic about young people being less likely to use their annual leave than older people. I fit in to that age group and I would have to admit that I don't, at this stage, intend on using my entire annual leave entitlement this year, and I also quite happily worked on the Canberra Day public holiday and will be working tomorrow on Good Friday. I personally like working on public holidays and keeping the days up my sleeve for when I might actually have some use for the day off.
To answer the question the surveyors had about how happy young people are at work, well I enjoy working quite a lot, mainly because I'm not the kind of person who really enjoys being idle. Even when I'm not working I often try to find work to do…or invent work to do, no matter how frivolous the work may be! (Imaginary game shows are hardly serious work).
Also, you might be interested to know that at the service station across the road from my work, unleaded petrol has jumped nine cents per litre in the last 24 hours. If this is part of some normal discounting cycle as they claim, they must have lost an awful lot of money for the three days this week where the service station was full and petrol was ever so much cheaper.
One more thing, I think the Iranian president has started a good thing with his Easter gift of giving back things he doesn't own…if only other people would follow his lead, imagine how many borrowed items would suddenly be returned.
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