Category: Flexible Working, QBE, Flexible, Work Life Balance, Insuranace
At QBE, we care about your personal ambitions as well as your professional ones. We have a number of policies in place to help you achieve the work life balance that works for you. Whether you are a parent or carer; or have other unfulfilled ambitions; the reason doesn't matter but making it work does.
We heard from Portfolio Manager, Jack Waltham, about his experience taking lifetime leave.
Jack used his lifetime leave to spend as much time as he could on his passion, skydiving.
“When I heard about lifetime leave through an internal comms email, I immediately knew I was keen to use the new benefit. I chose February as a month that would be the least impactful to my work and raised it with my manager. Given that I’d already had discussions with him about taking some unpaid leave, he approved the lifetime leave without delay.
“During my month off, I travelled around a fair bit – I spent the first week skiing in Andorra, then I headed to Florida for a week of skydiving. I then travelled to Puerto Rico for another week of skydiving, before finishing up in the Caribbean for a week of relaxation with some friends.
“I got a much-needed month away from work and emails, giving me time for self-reflection and regeneration, and I was really happy to spend lots of time practicing my favourite hobbies! It was also a great opportunity for the development of my direct reports, which benefited the team as a whole.”
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