Good afternoon everyone,
Social media and our Email Inbox are offering evidence that companies are seeing the need to allow staff to get some badly needed R&R.
One standout example is the Newark-area CPA firm of Whisman Giordano & Associates, which will close down for a week to “rest and recharge.” The week off is in addition to the paid time off policy.
“While at first glance this may seem “inconvenient” to our commitment to client services, we believe our team deserves a break. After getting an opportunity to decompress, we are confident that our team will serve our clients and the community even better,” Managing Partner Joseph V. Giordano, CPA, stated.
In making the announcement, Giordano cited the pressures of operating during the Covid-19 pandemic. CPA firms not only faced clients navigating various relief programs and tax changes. The newest challenge comes in getting Payroll Protection Program loans forgiven.
Firms also dealt with tax deadlines that extended into the summer in 2020, followed by a return to the regular schedule this year.
The restaurant industry, which has faced capacity restraints followed by a severe labor shortage, saw more than the usual number of establishments take a few days to take the week off over the summer. This is in addition to many dining spots cutting back five and six days a week or halting lunch service.
While the shortened schedules are not good news for employees and owners, some establishments on both ends of the state dug deep and closed for a day for employee parties.
One Sussex restaurant, The Crabcake Factory in Fenwick, chartered a bus for a Phillies-Orioles game at the bank park in Philadelphia.
The Orioles, which have come up short in more than 100 games this year, earned a shutout over a hapless Phillies team that can’t seem to beat opponents with bad records.
Hope you had a chance to enjoy the nice weather. This newsletter returns on Wednesday. – Doug Rainey, chief content officer.