Category: Employer Benefits

Max Considers a 32-Hour Workweek

The next time you are slogging through months of 60-hour workweeks wondering where large sections of your life went while at the same time periodically snapping at your friends and family for absolutely no reason, think back to this post and try to explore your options. Life is too short. But I get it. I’m not going to sell any books hyping a 32-hour workweek. It’s just not as sexy as the four-hour workweek. But...

Paid Time Off, My Favorite Benefit

My Dad worked on the assembly line for General Motors in Michigan when I was growing up. Every summer, GM would bring the assembly line to a crashing halt for a week or two so they could complete the annual model changeover. This is still known as the “summer shutdown“. They would basically re-tool the assembly line for the next model year and pay the line workers to stay home. I will always remember coming...

Healthy Benefits Part 1 – My $100 Carrot

I got one of those “just a friendly reminder” emails at work the other day from corporate.  These usually quickly make their way to my trash bin, but this one caught my eye. It said “don’t miss out on your $$$$”. If you haven’t figured it out yet, Max OOP likes dollar signs.    I guess working for a living does have its perks from time to time. Many employers, and especially hospitals, offer benefits...