UBS Bank is offering its employees two hours of personal time per week as discussed in this video, provided you find someone to cover for you. It seems like a logical benefit, particularly in jobs where job time is watched closely.
We’ve been hearing this for years, but Americans are working more these days, and many are taking fewer vacations days. This trend is disturbing as regular rest is critical for a work-life balance.
There are several issues to consider. In many cases, Americans are getting fewer vacation days as part of their benefits package.
In other cases, however, many Americans don’t take all the the vacation they have available. With career pressures and recent job market challenges, this is understandable. Workers are concerned about job security, and taking less vacation time is one way to make yourself seemingly more valuable to your employer.
But over the long term this can hurt your productivity. Getting away and recharging yourself is critical. Not just for enjoyment, but also to make you more productive.
So grab your bathing suit and get out to the beach, or frankly anywhere else you and your friends/family may enjoy.
Messages at work? No wonder Google is #1 on Fortune’s list of the 100 best companies to work for.
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Should these benefits like messages be taxed? I don’t think so.
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