Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Some companies getting loosy-goosy
Even in this mess, some companies are leaning over backwards to help employees fit work into their busy lifestyles.
Balance is the key word.
Bob Crachit would not recognize the work world these days (except for the tightfistedness, maybe).
There is more telecommuting going on—some people work from home a few days a week. Our Chamber of Commerce gives everyone a PDA so they can work from anyplace.
Other companies compress the hours into fewer days—meaning more days off. This can mean 10 hrs over 4 days, 80 hours over 9 days, or “summer hours”—where an hour is added Mon-Thurs and people leave Fri at 1 PM.
Sometimes babies who are not at the crawling stage can come to work with Mom.
Still, I heard about another company that clamped down—no personal cells at work.
It could go either way, I guess. The goosy way is better. Employees are not kids. Lighten up.