August 23rd, 2010
03:28 PM GMT
All week Quest Means Business is looking at the time you spend away from work. All around the world we get different amounts of holiday: In Finland it’s 40 including national holidays, whereas in the U.S. there’s no federal law mandating companies pay employees for time off.
Given that large span, we’d like to know hear about your holidays. How many vacation days do you get? Does your company give you more days off the longer you’ve been with the company? Did the amount of vacation play a factor in choosing your current job?
In a world of smart phones, WiFi and fax machines almost any holiday spot in the world can turn into makeshift office. When you’re away from work do you stay connected to the office? Does your holiday sometimes turn into a work vacation? Does that hurt your vacation or help you from being overwhelmed when you return to the office?
Many companies offer discount travel packages to their employees. Do you and your family take advantage of package holidays? Or with the great recession has the staycation become a new, more affordable way to relax.
Leave your comments here (look below) or come on our air by sending in iReports of your favorite get-away spots
And enjoy your stay!