Have you seen the news stories about Netflix having a flexible vacation policy
? I've been seeing them everywhere for the last week or two, and have been avoiding reading them. Yesterday I finally read one, and I'm sorry I did because of quotes like this:
"I've never terminated a salaried employee for being tardy or being absent," [Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord] said. "There have been issues when people didn't come to work -- but the issue is the work, it's not the time off." [...]
"You're not measuring my daily hours, so why are you measuring the number of days I work?" [an employee] asked. [...]
And the culture allows the company to hire independent, creative types like Director of Product Management Todd Yellin, who spent much of his first several months on the job traveling to Los Angeles to complete work on an independent film.
Why does this bug me? This is exactly the way I've always managed. And I work hard and have always felt like I should be managed that way, too, when it can be arranged.
See, my tenure at Netflix was perfect posh and wonderful except for ( one thingCollapse )
In other news, I stayed home sick from work today. My body is horribly achy, I have miserable cold-like symptoms (a fever, a cough, head congestion), and I feel run-down and totally worn out. Both Karsten and my boss have stated their suspicions that it's a mind-body connection thing, which is probably true, but that doesn't help me feel any less physically miserable.
I had a bit of a ( breakdown last weekCollapse )
It's funny how I sometimes think I'm so good, but I'm really just learning such basic things. Life has a funny way of smacking us down sometimes, doesn't it?