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Irish bosses not scrooges at Christmas time

Published 10/12/2006

It seems Irish bosses are no scrooges when it comes to splashing the cash on their workers at Christmas.

A survey by shows 82% of companies pay for the staff Christmas party.

And almost half of all workers will receive a bonus this December, up from just a third last year.

But companies do expect hard work in return - the majority of employees surveyed put in more than 40 hours a week.

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