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Vacation day donation

You learn something each day..... I just learned that Google employees are able to donate their Vacation Days to one another. What do you think?

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Anonymous
(Chief Financial Officer) |

I think this works and serves the greater good if it is to assist someone with an illness or illness in the family.

Anonymous
(Tax Manager) |

My husband works at a hospital and they allow donations as well. It seems like it would be a GREAT benefit for the company, working off the vacation accrual rather then paying out ST or LT disability? Am I thinking of this the wrong way?

Judy Pitnick
Title: Senior Director of Accounting
Company: Pharmacy First
(Senior Director of Accounting, Pharmacy First) |

We have discussed doing this and haven't figured out how to make it equitable. Is this hour for hour or dollar for dollar? We definitely would like to use it for long term illness, emergencies, death in family etc. Gives everyone a way to contribute to the well being of a co-worker.

Mary Beth Schenden
Title: Fiscal Services Manager
Company: Macomb County
(Fiscal Services Manager, Macomb County) |

We have used donated vacation hours when the situation was appropriate; employee illness or that of a family member. Probably a half dozen occurrences in the 11 years I have worked here (250 employees). While it is on my shoulders to administer, the employees on the receiving end have always been most grateful. We transfer hour for hour.

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