- When are your day offs?
- What do you do on your day offs?
- extended /ik-STEN-did/
- day off /dey of/
- positive /POZ-i-tiv/
- disadvantage /dis-uhd-VAN-tij/
- prioritize /prahy-AWR-i-tahyz/
[adjective] – long or longer than usual
The book sale has been extended until Sunday.
[noun] – a day when you do not work
I usually just stay at home on my day offs.
[adjective] – good or useful
The new movie received many positive reviews.
[noun] – a condition or situation that causes problems
Her poor health is her disadvantage at school.
[verb] – designate or treat (something) as more important than other things
Prioritize your homework before watching TV.
Companies show that they care for their workers by giving sudden day offs. LinkedIn, an American business and employment-oriented internet website, gives surprise rest days to its employees like Friday day offs and days without meetings. Workplace wellness expert Jamie Gruman explains that it has a positive impact on the workers because the element of surprise shows that the company cares for them. But it has disadvantages, too. For example, short notices may cause stress to parents because they can disorganize their schedule.
All workers would want more rest days, but they’re only effective if the employees trust their companies. In conclusion, companies must do it to prioritize their workers’ well-being.
True or False:
- Employees at a medical information company in Georgia, USA have been given more rest days.
- LinkedIn gives surprise Monday day offs to its employees.
- Gruman explains that the element of surprise shows that companies care.
- Having surprise day offs does not have any disadvantages.
- More rest days are only effective if the workers trust the companies’ purpose.
Fill in the blanks:
- Is it your _______ on Saturday?
- The proposal has advantages and _______.
- I know you have many tasks but please _______ the meeting tomorrow.
- The deadline for the project has been _______.
- The experiment’s result was _______.