Slow and steady: A sustainable formula
Most U.S. companies do provide some form of paid leave to their employees. Unfortunately, more than a third of American workers do not take all the time they are allowed. Some fear that taking too much sick time or an extended vacation may leave them vulnerable to a layoff.
Policy is not the only driver of American work habits. Some employees work longer and harder because teams are leaner. Many employees are doing the work of three people. Still, there can be no skimping on quality. Expectations for output and results remain high.
If we dare to look weary or complain, we are quickly reminded how lucky we are to have jobs. The overarching message in the workplace is that you can easily be replaced with someone who will be grateful for your position.
Technology is another factor that impacts the way we work. Laptops, notepad
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