Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 30 | Sickness & Business

Britons average 6.5 sick leave days a year. In America, if you take sick leave within the first couple of months of your new job, you’re not going to go back.

Meanwhile, in Australia, you have 30 holidays and a minimum of 15 sick days a year. 

A Goldman Sachs recent survey revealed that first/second-year consultants are averaging 90 days of work a week, plunging their mental health into the red zone and not having ANY personal time. The CEO, of course, shrugs his shoulders because it’s all about the money.

A complete opposite of this would be my business client in Bangkok buying each of his employees a one-year membership to a gym, giving them the opportunity to workout during their lunch break, too.

In today’s long episode, I reveal the good, the bad, the ugly, and what you can do if you’re working in a highly stressful environment.


Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Investment | Financial Shocks: What Have You Learned?

If you haven’t learned anything since the world shut down last year in terms of your finances, then you haven’t experienced growth.  When the first shut down had happened, that had to be the biggest financial shock in my life — knowing that I wasn’t financially secured with my “job,” and being just hopeless in the world of money. I had to reassess everything and realize what was working and what wasn’t….and the simple fact was WHAT I’VE BEEN DOING since living in Thailand hasn’t been working. That was the “a-ha” moment that I needed to take control of my finances. So, it’s time to dive into the biggest risks of our lives and what was learned!