Friday, November 16, 2007

Everybody's Working for the Weekend

Working for the weekend. As the days get shorter and shorter, this will become more and more of a problem at many companies. Like Friday's during the summer, where employees count down the afternoon minutes until they can jump into their cars and head to the beach, we're about to get to that time of year where by 4 PM it's pitch black out and worker's can't wait to get started with their weekends.

So why only have Summer Fridays in the summer? Why not make Winter Fridays? With days short, why not give worker's a chance to escape the dreary Friday nights earlier. Like Summer Fridays, workers look outside the window wanting to know why they aren't out there and enjoying the weekend a little earlier. Production drops. Make it a half day and take those 4 hours and stick them on the end of the other 4 days of the week. If you need to come up with a good excuse for why you are doing this, tell them you need to let employees go early for Shabbat or for Holiday Shopping or because Santa is in town.

On to our links for the day...

If you wanted to do Winter Fridays and just have workers work at home on Friday instead, the Wall Street Journal's CareerJournal has some good news for workers who want to telecommute: click here

From, more than 100 ways to calculate what your salary should be: click here

From the Indianapolis Star, an article about five rewarding HR jobs: click here

And lastly, from the Boston Globe's HR blog, a book review on a new book addressing employee and corporate malaise: click here

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