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Vacation Daze

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  1. Anonymous says:

    @mahalicks11: I agree that a freer employee structure is key to happier, and therefore more productive, workers. I think that this program should be tested for effectiveness, and as long as it works in practice, is a great workplace culture.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Response to Sarah’s Comment:

    The internet has become such a powerful tool that many big businesses can work from locations around the world. The limitless vacation days do not mean that the workers have dropped everything and gone to the Caribbean; they just are not working from their offices. Another motivating factor that propels performance is the amount of money workers are paid.

    -Frances Bird

  3. Anonymous says:

    I also agree with Sarah that people should be able to set up a schedule for them that allows them to do their best work. I think that if Netflix thinks that their system works best then they should be allowed to do this. If it doesn’t really work out in the end for them it’s their own fault but they can figure that out on their own.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I like the idea of employees having the ability to set their own vacation schedules, but for this to work, there needs to be some rules regarding whether or not work is being done in a timely manner. I think that, as long as work is getting done when it needs to be, the vacation policy at Netflix is realistic and fair.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I agree with Sarah’s comment, because when we are given more freedom to do our work, we often want to be more successful in order to meet our own standards. And it is certainly true that things could get messy once vacation days are unclear. I think that companies should emulate GOOGLE’s strategy in the workplace and implement a “work hard, play hard” atmosphere, because it would certainly keep everyone alert in all aspects of the company’s goings-on.

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