Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Forced holiday equals HR brilliance

This one is great. Apparently Samsung is looking into having a forced holiday around christmas-time. Since Koreans take very little in terms of holidays, this forces them to "relax" and more importantly, will save Samsung approximately $10 million dollars (otherwise Samsung would have to pay the employees for the unused vacation days). It just cracks me up, where have you ever heard of a company that says: "The office will be closed today, but you are losing one of your vacation days"? I wonder if the next step will be if national holidays are counted against vacation time...

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