So...there are plenty of stories about rubbish working conditions under terrible employers. I'm in a cheery mood so I'm going to start the opposite. I went in to work at ~1700 one day this week (half a day off as I'd done a few extra hours) having just found out that my boiler had broken. I had to have a cold shower and go to work. My employer's response was to offer me the next day off so I could be in for an engineer. Paid - he'd arrange it so it was part of my annual holiday leave.