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38274Re: [Czechlist] Help: nadpracovat

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  • Matej Klimes
    Dec 1, 2008
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      I think it's less flexible and less official than flexitime..

      If/when your work does not immediatelly affect others and your superior authorises it, you'll come in earlier or stay late one day to be able to get off earlier another day. It's not a system, it's just a possibility, it only works if your work is reasonably independent and when your superior is sensible, remember we're talking blue collar jobs and things like flexitime are usually not available to these people..

      nadpracovat simply means to work a little in advance to be able to take time off, it can be used for working after taking time off, alth' strictly grammatically and technically it shouldn't be

      M - musim si ted nadpracovat abych mel zitra volno (ale klienti to asi neuznaji)

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: James Kirchner
      To: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 12:24 PM
      Subject: Re: [Czechlist] Help: nadpracovat

      I'm a little confused by the usage. It's flex time if the system is
      actually flexible, voluntary and somewhat controlled by the employee.
      If it's a rigid requirement, we don't have a term for the working
      hours, but for the time off, or for the arrangement of the whole week.

      flex time = The start and end of the work day can vary, as the
      employee wishes, and whatever time is lost or gained at the beginning
      of the day is made up at the end.

      comp time = extra time off at the end of the week (or at any time) to
      make up for being forced to work extra hours on a different day.

      four days on / three days off, or three days on / four days off = the
      employee is forced to work a longer standard shift each day, but he
      gets longer weekends.

      So the system is flex time only if it is flexible and the employee is
      somewhat in control of it. If the employee isn't in control of it, I
      would just use a circumlocution.


      On Dec 1, 2008, at 3:05 AM, Jennifer Hejtmankova wrote:

      > Coilin, I think that flextime/flexitime would be appropriate (check
      > google for the more common spelling). And wait to see what Jamie has
      > to say, though...
      > Jennifer
      > On 1.12.2008, at 6:57, Jaroslav Hejzlar wrote:
      > > Hi, Coilin!
      > > I believe you are right, this probably means the possibility to work
      > > some hours in advance, probably by staying at work longer hours or
      > > by starting work earlier than required (and then to have the extra
      > > hours off when I need). HTH.
      > > Regards,
      > > Jarda
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: coilinoc
      > > To: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 12:18 AM
      > > Subject: [Czechlist] Help: nadpracovat
      > >
      > > Hi there,
      > >
      > > Does anyone know what this phrase means exactly?
      > >
      > > I have very little context:
      > > It's a text about employers attitudes to foreign employees:
      > >
      > > U pracovniku v nemanualnich pracovnich pozicich se jedna zejmena o
      > > moznost prizpusobit si zacatek a konec pracovni doby, u manualnich
      > > pracovniku pak spise prilezitost nadpracovat si cast pracovniho dne
      > > nebo i delsi casovy usek
      > >
      > > I don't think it's overtime but some sort of arrangement where you
      > > work four ten-hour days instead of five eight-hour days to get your
      > > forty hour week. Am I right in this interpretation? And, if so, what
      > > would we call that in English? (flexitime?)
      > >
      > > MTIA
      > >
      > > Coilin
      > >
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      > >
      > >
      > >
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