Some 460 million unused vacation days: Are some of them yours?


We're working too hard.

That's the conclusion that is coming from some quarters. For instance, ABC News recently had a little conflict with a union, the Writers Guild, East, when the company said that three new writers wouldn't be compensated for checking their office-issued BlackBerries after working hours. It was eventually decided that writers and producers would be paid for using BlackBerries after hours but only under certain circumstances. What those circumstances are, I'm not sure.

As Lowell Peterson, executive director of the Writers Guild of America, East, told Reuters, "Our folks are professionals. They're not going to start putting in overtime slips for 2.1 minutes. Our concern is we don't want this to grow into a major work commitment that people don't get paid for."