With the economy sputtering, vacation trends are changing this year. In a recent study by Office Team, researchers found that almost one-third of managers interviewed would not take any time off between Thanksgiving and New Years Day.
Placing job security over a tan, many workers are opting out or greatly limiting their holiday vacation time. "I can tell you from first-hand experience that people this year are a lot more concerned about their jobs and being at work though the holidays. Employees are apprehensive about being gone, and a lot of places are short-staffed anyway," The Napperville Sun quotes Fran Lionkatis. In reality, the law does not require employers to offer vacation days to employees but vacation, especially around the holidays, can become an issue.
Here are three tips for handing holiday vacation requests:
A happy employee is one that feels he is being taken care of. During the holidays this rule likely comes in the form of time off to spend with friends and family, and hopefully translates into a productive employee come the new year.