A well meaning reader (OK, it was my daughter Rachel) sent me a link yesterday to a Wall Street Journal blog post on forcing workers to take vacation time. The link was well timed, since I was on the last of a three-day vacation -- but I was at home checking email, posting stories to PlasticsNews.com and updating the blog. The post, "Making Employees Take Time Off," came from the WSJ's In Charge blog, which targets entrepreneurs. According to the blog, some companies go out of their way to encourage workers to take vacation. For example, Pixability, a Cambridge, Mass., producer of business videos, "offers any staffer who takes off two consecutive weeks an additional two weeks' time to take as he or she sees fit." I think most of the staff at Plastics News would jump at that offer. I have a tougher time getting away for that long, but I'm working on it. Besides, I do have a life outside work -- and I tend to be just as busy during vacation as I am in the office.
Do you take all your vacation?
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