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See you on Tuesday--or whenever you feel like coming back from vacation

Ted Balaker
August 30, 2007, 11:09am

I've suggested that one under appreciated reason Americans work so much is that lots of people like working. Unlike days gone by when so many were stuck in fields or factories, more of us have jobs that we find quite fulfilling. But, come on, vacation is still great, and some American companies offer the unthinkable--unlimited vacation days: Sure there are plenty of trade-offs (do you really want to be on call during vacation?), but it works for plenty of workers. Two more examples of a kick-back view of vacation: Not surprising that a friendlier attitude toward telecommuting is also common among these companies: NYT article here. My take on HP falling away from telecommuting here.

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