Ok, I just got laid off with three months salary in lieu of notice. I'm NOT looking for advice on job hunting. What I am looking for is how to spend this awesome free time wisely! I'm planning to increase my gym classes to 5 times a week, planning lunches with friends, going to sample sales and writing the book I always wanted to write. What other cool activities can I do that I can't normally do with a 9-5 job, or would be too expensive or inconvenient? [more inside]
What is the purpose of rigid paid-time off policies? [more inside]
New job wants me to start before my paid winter break of current job starts. Is it rude/unprofessional to try and get paid for both? [more inside]
I’ve not been dealing well with stress at work recently, and I am now taking some time off to try and recover. What sort of things can I do to get my groove back? [more inside]
Asking for future-MIL: She works a part-time (25-30hrs/wk) job in Florida, diagnosed with breast cancer, had to undergo surgery and needed time off work, but she was under the impression that she had short term disability, had mastectomy and must be off work for six weeks, tries to file for short term disability and come to find out, no short term disability. What can she do? [more inside]
Cable box filter: Why does my cable box turn off by itself?? [more inside]
Is my employer required to give us federal holidays off? We have salaried and hourly workers. Also, is there any place on the web that I can point co-workers to that addresses this?