Posted on December 14, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Yes, I am reblogging one of my articles, but now that the holidays are here, I think it is worth another look. Are you really going to disconnect this holiday season, or are you just going to say that you are?

ITtechExec: Protecting Tech Careers Since 2001

by Sheree Van Vreede (@rezlady)

As a career professional, I spend lots of time discussing benefits packages with my clients. What I’ve discovered is that the type of benefits package offered by a company can often trump salary for many people (or at least be a strong deciding factor). And although health care is a main topic of concern, perhaps the next biggest issue is vacation time.

I have seen many clients use vacation time as a bargaining chip when negotiating a work contract. I have seen many clients brag about the generous vacation packages offered by this company or that.  I have even seen some clients leave companies over lack of vacation time (yes, it’s true) or over demands that they “check in” while on vacation.

So without a doubt, vacation time matters…or so we say…

In a discussion on Twitter regarding Gen-Y work-related issues, participants were adamant that this next…

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Martina — thank you for this very timely reminder. Too often people say they want to get away and then they pack every last minute with activities. When they return home, they are tired and in debt, as I discuss in this post of my own.

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