From Mr Garrett Lynch.

Sir, Alistair Budd (Letters, November 23) has a point that satisfying employment does take the edge off of long hours.

However, as the holiday season begins, news reports always highlight people working long hours in low-wage jobs during the holidays themselves.

Enjoying the tasks is irrelevant if you are working long hours during time meant to be spent with one’s family and still cannot make ends meet. Employment that is both satisfying and financially rewarding, sadly, is still at the top of many a Christmas list.

Garrett Lynch, New York, NY, US

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