Thursday, March 29, 2007

time off and two links

In order to take advantage of some of the slowdown at work, I've decided to take tomorrow off. This is something that you might want to consider as well. You don't need to take a week off to be in need of a break. Personally, I've been going on all cylinders for many months now and I am starting to take a hit for it. But I think that I am coming to the end of this long run of work and then there will be a break before the big batch rolls around again.

Employers Cash In when you don't use your paid time off that is allocated to you. I'm not telling you to fake sick to get time off. Rather, im telling you to be aware of your company's time off policies and ensure that you don't lose any time as a result of "capping out" on your accruals. For me, this is not the case, but I work with people who for one reason or another feel the need to constantly keep the maximum amount of banked vacation days. Then each month or two they are scambling to find some way to get time off because they will lose it otherwise. Don't fall into this trap. Space out your time off and if you have a generous accrual or time off policy, be sure to take a day here-and-there in addition to regular vacations.

I noticed a couple of interesting links that I thought I would share as well. Without further ado:

A painfully expensive chess set:
http://most-expensive.net/chess-set

A list you just shouldn't miss:
http://www.thestreet.com/_tscrss/newsanalysis/opinion/10345796.html

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