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A Word From 1 Of My Business Idols on Holidays

I could never get my head around the contrast between the US’s claim to be The New World and a place where things are somehow better, yet my first job afforded me NO vacation for the first year. After the first year I got 2 weeks, which would go up to 3 weeks for 5 years service and 4 weeks for 12 years. Needless to say I didn’t stick around for the 5 year mark! Unfortunately the US mentality can roll North of the 49th parallel, and no number of Stat Holidays ever seemed to make up for it either.

In this article, Richard Branson shares his views on the need for people to get away from the day-to-day and be able to recharge. Distance always seems to afford an objectivity on circumstances. I know I’ve been on holiday and had thoughts of how I need to do something when back at the office. A quick note goes in the journal so I don’t forget that thought and the holiday continues free from concern.

http://www.businessday.co.za/Articles/Content.aspx?id=149126

Feel free to pass comment and share your thoughts.

P.S. Hope you’re all enjoying your Summer holidays!

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