Fruit day

English translation: Fruit day

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English term or phrase:Fruit day
English translation:Fruit day
Entered by: Robin Ward

21:23 Sep 27, 2018
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Bus/Financial - Human Resources / Employee benefits
English term or phrase: Fruit day
This is in a so-called "starter kit" for persons taking up employment in an engineering company in Romania. Part of it is a German text which has to be translated, part of it is in English and needs to be proofread.

It's in the following section of the text "Information about our employee benefits":

- Wednesday is fruit day
- Foreign language courses (English and German) are provided with prior approval of the superior
- For each worked day every employee will receive a meal ticket. The value of each ticket is 9.57 RON for employees with less than 1 year seniority at ABC and 15 RON for other employees;
- Each employee will receive a Christmas Bonus, paid during December. The value is 1350 RON gross for the employees that have over 3 years seniority at ABC and 765 RON gross for the other employees ....

etc.

I've never heard of this term and can't find it anywhere. Does it perhaps mean that only fruit is eaten within the company on Wednesdays? But then I can't see why this is an employee benefit, unless the fruit in question is particularly cheap. And if it is an employee benefit, it seems to be a very important one in view of the fact that it's in top place in the list.

Or could it be a finer point of Romanian English of which I'm not aware?

Any help would be appreciated!
Robin Ward
Germany
Local time: 01:02
Fruit day
Explanation:
Maybe it's a day when fruit is made available free of charge on the workplace. Workplace health is becoming quite in vogue nowadays.
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Carol OConnor
France
Local time: 01:02
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So I wasn't completely off the mark then ... Thanks a lot, also to Katty for the useful link.
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Fruit day


Explanation:
Maybe it's a day when fruit is made available free of charge on the workplace. Workplace health is becoming quite in vogue nowadays.


    Reference: http://https://www.fruitatwork.com.au/how-it-works/workplace...
Carol OConnor
France
Local time: 01:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Grading comment
So I wasn't completely off the mark then ... Thanks a lot, also to Katty for the useful link.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Katty Ossa: https://www.romania-insider.com/employee-benefits-in-romania...
2 mins

agree  Amel Abdullah: Katty's link confirms it.
9 hrs

agree  Seyedeh Negin Mahjoub
1 day 9 hrs
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