Friday, August 10, 2007

A New Labor Negotiation Tool

Everyone knows about sick days, vacation days, or the even crappier one, Paid Time Off, which is a combination of both (sounds better than it is, trust me). We all need a break from work every once in a while, but you don't want to call in sick if you're not.
With all of this in mind, we at the Hairy Carrot Institute for Labor Relations have instituted a new benefit that will keep everyone happy.

The "beach day" is nearly the same as a sick day, with the exception that you're not bullshitting your boss when you want to play hookey and hang out on the beach drinking beer all day. Just call in and say, "Sorry, I can't come in. I'm taking a beach day." Your boss will respect your honesty.

Of course, when you're in the process of a job interview, you should ask about the "beach day program". Or, if your employer is on the ball, he or she will bring it up first.

"You get health benefits, 5 sick days a year and 5 beach days a year."

Now that's who I would want to work for! By the way, don't send us your resumes.

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