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Columbus Day is like some of the other lesser-celebrated holidays in America. Veteran’s Day, President’s Day and the day after Thanksgiving are also days that I wish more corporations would elect to give its employees off.
I worked in the media business for more than a decade — where they typically don’t give off these “extra” holidays. News doesn’t stop for holidays. But there are other types of corporations that can give extra holidays off as benefits to employees. I believe it would increase the retention rate of its employees. Some corporations even give sabbaticals after about 5 years of service. Happy employees = better profits for companies. I just wish someone would tell big companies this.