Monthly Archives: January 2016

WSJ Sides With Trump; And NYT With Fox?

Two competing headlines – NYT and WSJ – this weekend on the Donald Trump skipping out on the Fox News debate brouhaha.

Only it seems the roles you’d expect are reversed:

The WSJ’s headline read “GOP Debate Draws Fewer Viewers,” lending credibility to the Trump argument that his absence hurt Fox; while the NYT headline read “Even Without You-Know-Who, Debate Still Drew 12.5 Million Viewers,” implying it was  still a big success and thereby crowning Fox News the winner.

Facts are facts, but how they’re presented to the public is another story.


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Take More Vacations To Make More Money?

Americans don’t seem to like vacations, or rather don’t think taking them is a good idea. While they on average earn 21 days of paid time off a year, they on average leave a week on the table. And this number (days left on the table is on the rise).

What’s fascinating – and perhaps counter-intuitive – is that not taking vacations harms career advancement prospects. A 2014 report by “Project Time Off” conducted by Oxford Economics (hat tip latest HBR ) found:

employees who left 11-15 days of PTO unused last year are actually less likely (6.5% less likely) to have received a raise or bonus in the past three years than those who used all of their PTO.

Hawaii anyone?

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