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Friday, November 24, 2006

Warning: You May be Experiencing the Vanishing Vacation

Whatever happened to unwinding, hanging loose and actually using your paid-vacation time from your job? A new survey makes the concept of a relaxing holiday, away from work, look like an endangered species.

Shortened workdays before big holidays are an increasingly rare occurrence, finds a survey released Nov. 15 by Hudson Employment, a New York-based staffing and outsourcing company. Half of the workers surveyed responded that their companies do not offer them any extra flexibility around the holidays, and 54 percent say their office is no more casual during the holidays than in the rest of the year. This is despite the fact that 37 percent of the work force admits to being less productive around the holidays.

So, what are your thoughts on this? Are any of you caught in a similar situation?

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  • If they're being less productive and working the same amount of time, then aren't they working slower? Maybe they could work at the same pace as usual and go "look! done!" and leave.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:57 PM  

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