Carina
What does "spend an unpaid weekend" means? Your manager wants everyone in the department to spend an unpaid weekend in the country on a team-building course. What does it mean?
Dec 4, 2014 8:48 AM
Answers · 3
I think we had better point out that the company may not think it is work: it will be a "team-building course", which is essentially training in "soft skills" and team dynamics, by means of games, discussion and informal lectures, most probably in a residential situation in a hotel or a dormitory. Many companies believe that they are giving the staff free continuing education by inviting to such a course, which is often expensive. "In the country" means it is away from the office in the countryside. For the employee who is writing, it is overtime work. So you are looking at two different points of view. You are looking at western corporate culture.
December 4, 2014
That means you're not paid by your company for working the extra weekend---as opposed to your normal working days from Monday to Friday.
December 4, 2014
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