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Mills & Reeve staff band together to save jobs

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  • Really putting themselves out

    Who wouldn't opt to work four days a week given the choice? I like the way this is being portrayed as a selfless act, when really those cutting their hours probably welcome the change anyway,irespective of whether it means people get to keep their jobs as a result.

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  • Well done Mills & Reeve

    The post (Anonymous, 9 feb, 10.05AM) that suggests people reducing their hours to help one another are in some way slackers must be a very sad and mean spirited person (and if they were honest with themsleves probably just jealous they don't work in a firm that would permit such a sensible move.) You've really got to be a bit twisted to suggest working together to save one another is a lazy and negative thing. Talk about repressed anger..........

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  • Really putting themselves out

    Let me guess, you work at Mills and Reeve? Hats off to you, it must be tough reducing you working week to four days. I wonder how many people would put themsleves forward to do an extra days work, if that what was necessary, in order to prevent redundancies?

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  • cool!

    I think this is impressive.

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    It's good to see things like this and hopefully the management will avoid making any staff cuts. I worked in a firm where we were given the choice of a three day week or redundancies, despite everyone agreeing to the three day week there were still redundancies made.

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  • Well done

    Really impressed by what MR and their staff have managed - good luck

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  • Wonderfully selfless!

    Maybe Anonymous doesn't realise that a 4 days week as well as reduced working hours actually means reduced pay (a 20% salary reduction) and also a 20% reduction in holiday entitlement! I say this was a courageous and selfless act by all to help colleagues. We should be applauding those who are able to think of others during these challenging economic times.

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  • Agree with Anon

    go and work for a proper law firm and give Mills & Boon the salute.

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  • Idiots

    Nobody in their right mind is going to welcome a 20% salary reduction unless they have a genuine lifestyle reason for going 4 days a week. Even if they do people will only be too well aware that you usually end up simply doing your 5 days' worth of work in 4 days and working until midnight the day before your "day off" (which will probably be spent in any event fielding calls and e-mails on your Blackberry). This is a completely legitimate way of saving jobs

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  • Say what now?!

    ' Date: 9-Feb-2009 @ 10:05 From: Anonymous Who wouldn't opt to work four days a week given the choice? I like the way this is being portrayed as a selfless act, when really those cutting their hours probably welcome the change anyway,irespective of whether it means people get to keep their jobs as a result.'

    Yeah I am sure they are so lazy that they will also be nonchalant about the 20% reduction in pay...your responce is so laced in synicism that you paint a stereotypical Disney picture of a cold hearted old bugger with no friends!

    What the good folks at Mills & Reeve are doing is truly taking one for the team and hats off to them!

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