March 1, 2024

Richardson Column in The Free Lance-Star

College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson

College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson

Read the latest column in The Free Lance-Star written by Lynne Richardson, Dean of the College of Business titled Unplugging on Vacations.


Summer is approaching which, for many people, means there’s a vacation in the future. Yippee!

But what if you work for an organization that doesn’t let you vacate the job for a couple of days or weeks? You know what I’m talking about.

Let’s consider the concept of vacation. Firms give their employees time off for a reason. Most Americans get about ten paid holidays a year. Think about those holidays. Many of them are filled with frenzied activities such as cooking and eating or picnics and fireworks. For most of us, we have commitments on those days that make them family- or friend-oriented. And while that’s not a bad thing, it doesn’t give us the flexibility to do what we want.

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