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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 »

3 Reasons Why Unlimited Vacation Is A Brilliant Idea

3 Reasons Why Unlimited Vacation Is A Brilliant Idea

A small but growing number of employers are offering unlimited, paid time off. Here's why it works. 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 »

Hard Truth: 'Work-Life' Balance Is Way Overrated

Hard Truth: 'Work-Life' Balance Is Way Overrated

Most people view life's goal is to be happy. I believe that's misguided. If the goal is happiness, one could, for example, spend all your time gardening, watching comedies, having sex, etc. Yet if everyone did that, the planet would be far worse: Patients would die, homes wouldn't get built and products... Read More »

My 9-Day Experiment: No Internet, No Cellphone, No Computer

My 9-Day Experiment: No Internet, No Cellphone, No Computer

I woke up one morning about four weeks ago and realized in a flash that I'd hit a wall. Most days I can't wait to get to work. On this day, I struggled to get myself out of the house. The first three months of the year had been intensely demanding, between hiring a series of new employees for a rapidly growing... Read More »

Reinvent Your Career During Christmas Vacation: 7 Tips

Reinvent Your Career During Christmas Vacation: 7 Tips

Finally, the holidays are here and you've had a chance to relax and reboot. But as you begin to unwind on Christmas vacation, and enjoy yourself, you may find yourself asking: Have I been happy at work this year? What other job could I be doing that would be more fulfilling -- monetarily and spiritually? Read More »

Do American Workers Need More Vacation Time?

Do American Workers Need More Vacation Time?

If you're like most Americans, you probably feel like Labor Day snuck up on you. That's because you spent most of the summer working -- or looking for work. The majority of American workers don't use up all their vacation time, most of them leaving an average of 11 days on the table, according to one survey (via... Read More »

Is It Wrong To Go On Vacation When You're Unemployed?

Is It Wrong To Go On Vacation When You're Unemployed?

I need to get away, just for a few days, close to the soothing sound and motion of the sea, inhaling salt air and unwinding. I have to restore my mental, emotional and spiritual inner resources. I'm running low. So why does this idea create such a tangle of conflicting emotions in me? Read More »

Workers Log An Extra 16 Days A Year, Gobbling Lunch At Desk

Workers Log An Extra 16 Days A Year, Gobbling Lunch At Desk

It's no secret that Americans are working longer and harder than ever. Now, a new poll shows more of us are forgoing the lunch hour and opting instead for a quick bite huddled over our keyboards. A recent survey of workers found that 62 percent of those with desk jobs typically ate lunch at their desks. The... 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 »

Get A Life Makeover This Summer

Get A Life Makeover This Summer

Summer is nearly upon us again. Though this season is a little less of a break when you're a grown-up than when you're a kid, it still feels different. You can be outside more. You can use the longer evenings to squeeze more life out of each day. Routines change, opening up an opportunity for rethinking how... 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 »

What Would Happen If You Stopped Checking Your Email At Work?

What Would Happen If You Stopped Checking Your Email At Work?

Going email free on weekends is a time management best practice. Every guru seems to agree that you should misplace the iPhone or Blackberry on Friday night, and check it only once or twice for emergencies before Sunday evening. That way you can feel relaxed without feeling tethered to work. Read More »

5 Happy Places to Work

5 Happy Places to Work

Staying happy at work is not just good for your health. It's also good for your job performance. At least that's what most employees believe. The American Psychological Association (APA) conducted an online survey of 1,714 people and found that a whopping 93 percent of those who feel valued by their... Read More »

4 Ways To Find A Job While On Vacation

4 Ways To Find A Job While On Vacation

By Vickie Elmer Spring break seems like a great time to savor life and sunshine and the joy of no school or work commitments. But those who want an <a data-cke-saved-href="http://aol.careerbuilder.com/jobs/keyword/intern/?siteid=cbaol95int"... Read More »

Workers Spend The First Day Of Their Vacations Stressed Out

Workers Spend The First Day Of Their Vacations Stressed Out

It takes almost a day for U.K. vacationers to start enjoying their vacations, according to a survey of 2,000 adults. One third of these travelers start worrying about the stress of getting home within three days of arriving, and immediately after returning home, nearly half of them said that they felt so... Read More »

New York City Schoolteacher Faked Jury Duty To Skip Class

New York City Schoolteacher Faked Jury Duty To Skip Class

People will use all kinds of excuses to get out of jury duty. But it's rare the employee who uses the pretense of having to sit on a jury just to get a little time off from work. But that's exactly what Mona Lisa Tello is accused of doing, officials in New York City revealed Tuesday. The 61-year-old... Read More »

U.S. Gets Fewer Paid Vacation Days Than Almost Anywhere: Zero

U.S. Gets Fewer Paid Vacation Days Than Almost Anywhere: Zero

A lot of American companies move their labor offshore to save on costs. But there is one expense that is greater in almost every other country: paid vacation. Of 62 countries studied by Mercer, a human resources research and consulting organization, the U.S. is the only country without any statutory paid... Read More »

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