Saturday, July 31, 2010


Paid vacation time is probably one of stupidest ideas I've ever heard of. Why would a business ever want to pay its workers to take time off? Paying employees not to work is the equivalent of giving the money away for free. If a worker wants to take time off, they can clear a day or two with the boss. But that time off should be unpaid. The company is paying for their work, not their leisure.

But maybe a change of pace is a necessary evil every so often. I propose an alternative solution that's more palatable to me: a working stay-cation. I'll kindly let the employee work from home for their break. With modern tech, telecommuting is now completely feasible. The worker can just telecommute into work during the vacation. The employee gets some time away from the workplace, and the company doesn't have to pay for non-productive employee time. It's a win-win situation!

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Joseph M. Scandura, incompetent moron, idiot, pompous, stupid, failure, asshole, arrogant, bullshit, micromanager of the year, technologically clueless, ignorant, condescending, senile, dementia