This topic just keeps coming up. Only three days into his new position, Ricky sent me the only email that makes me crazy. He wrote, “I just want to be sure I got the vacation I was promised when I took this position. A lot of people here have less vacation than I asked for.”
The only way to know how much vacation time your co-workers have is to ask them. Discussing vacations and salaries is a lose-lose conversation. I’ve written about this before, and yet the topic comes up so regularly and so predictably that it seems people might appreciate being reminded: When a conversation between co-workers involves compensation, someone will always walk away mad.