MSE_Lawrence wrote: »
This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's blog. Please read the blog first, as this discussion follows it.
Read Martin's "Why say 'I'm on annual leave'?" Blog.
Possibly because those of us who work, get a certain number of days leave in any given year, so the term 'annual leave' & the phrase is used to imply that we are using some of our annual leave quota. At HMRC we have different type of leave available (or not available most of the time!)ie flexi-leave, special leave, etc[/quote]
stronglanguage wrote: »
Actually, I had never heard 'annual leave' before coming here (from the States) other than as a very formal term printed in some manual somewhere. We say we're going on vacation on those rare and lovely occasions when we get to!
Gene wrote: »
are now suggesting that the term absence be used instead of leave. This hasn't caught on amongst the rank and file, but it is now the officially preferred term. I wonder if civilian companies will start copying that in a couple of years time?
surreysaver wrote: »
I don't know. I thought the term 'absent' was already in widespread use? The term 'leave' tends to be applied when someone is off with permission (annual leave, sick leave, paternity leave etc); when 'absent' is used, it tends to mean without permission.
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