Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Free advice for my former co-workers (worth every penny!)

... and stolen from President Obama!
If you are sick, stay home.
Please: if you are sick, stay home!

The Fortune 100 company for which I worked for 20+ years had a sabbatical policy: every seven (7) years you got eight (8) weeks of paid vacation, on top of your regular vacation! The only catch: you had to take the 8 weeks all at once - not broken up into, e.g., eight 1-week segments.

At one point, a company newsletter included the following note:
You have to take your sabbatical!
I viewed this as a sad commentary on the corporate culture - a culture that rewarded workaholics; a culture that encouraged coming to work sick!

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