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Get The Holiday Time Off You Need Without Hurting Your Team

Get The Holiday Time Off You Need Without Hurting Your Team

Be willing to help out your colleagues so everyone wins

Many people want to take extra time off at the holiday season but work doesn't stop. Tips for getting everything done and the time you need. Read More »

Nearly 1 In 10 Companies Let Workers Buy Extra Vacation Time

Nearly 1 In 10 Companies Let Workers Buy Extra Vacation Time

It's considered a perk, enabling workers more flexibility. Read More »

FMLA 20 Years Later: Paid Maternity Leave Now A Rare Benefit

FMLA 20 Years Later: Paid Maternity Leave Now A Rare Benefit

When Bill Clinton signed the Federal Medical Leave Act into law in 1993, it was hailed as a triumph for women and families. The FMLA permitted most workers to take three months of unpaid leave when seriously ill, or to care for a baby or sick relative. But 20 years later, optimism has been replaced with... Read More »

Retiring Postal Worker Deborah Ford: 44 Years, No Sick Days

Retiring Postal Worker Deborah Ford: 44 Years, No Sick Days

U.S. Post Service worker Deborah Ford retired this week with a perfect attendance record: 44 years on the job, without taking a single sick day. That means the 64-year-old Ford (above) logged just short of 11,000 workdays. Read More »

Want Your Employer To Give Summer Fridays Off? Try This

Want Your Employer To Give Summer Fridays Off? Try This

By Vickie Elmer In the summertime, workers long for escape, for long weekends and flexible hours. Some 28 percent of workers wish they could leave early on Fridays and another 41 percent say flexible schedules are their favorite summer benefit, according to a new OfficeTeam survey. Read More »

Bosses vs. Workers: Who Takes More Vacation Time?

Bosses vs. Workers: Who Takes More Vacation Time?

It's hard to find anyone who doesn't think a vacation is a good thing. Beyond getting to explore different parts of the country or the world, vacations have been shown to improve mental health, prevent job burnout and even enhance creativity. Yet if you're guilty of ending the year without using most of your... Read More »

The Sneaky Way People Take Summer Fridays

The Sneaky Way People Take Summer Fridays

Not many workplaces have "summer Fridays" -- that genteel tradition of closing down around lunch once a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. According to a survey done by Ultimat Vodka, just 12 percent of employed adults get this perk. Officially, that is. Because anyone who's tried to start a new project... Read More »

7 Characteristics Of Annoying Bosses

7 Characteristics Of Annoying Bosses

By Alison Green Even good managers frustrate their employees now and then -- while bad managers, of course, do it regularly. Here are seven of the most common complaints about the annoying things bosses do without even realizing it: Read More »

A Boss Speaks: Why I Give All Employees Flextime

A Boss Speaks: Why I Give All Employees Flextime

"What time do you want me to start work?" That's the question a new hire recently asked me. She looked a little startled by my reply. "I don't care." But it was the truth. I didn't care-and I never have-what hours are kept by the people who work for me. You could say I'm the opposite of a control freak,... Read More »

Police: Pennsylvania Man Fakes Mom's Obit To Get Time Off

Police: Pennsylvania Man Fakes Mom's Obit To Get Time Off

BROOKVILLE, Pa. -- Authorities in northwestern Pennsylvania say a man published an obituary for his living mother in a ploy to get paid bereavement time off from work. Read More »

This Year, Employees Don't Want A Holiday Party

This Year, Employees Don't Want A Holiday Party

Of all the perks employees could get this season, a holiday party scrapes the bottom of the list. Times are still tight right now, and Americans would way prefer a cash bonus, a raise, or paid time off over a few hours of drunken catharsis and a slab of mediocre fruitcake. A recent online survey by the jobs... Read More »

The Case For The Four-Day Workweek

The Case For The Four-Day Workweek

By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder If your employer offered the opportunity to work four 10-hour days per week instead of a traditional five 8-hour-day workweek, would you take it? Teresa Allen, a customer service representative for American Fidelity Assurance Co. in Oklahoma City, did take... Read More »

4 Ways To Log Off On Time Off

4 Ways To Log Off On Time Off

According to a piece by the International Business Times, research has shown why we need vacations as well as why we need to shut down our work mental game. As in shut off the smart phones, the laptops, and oh yes, the direct dial to voicemail. It leaves us more rejuvenated, more creative and more energetic... Read More »

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