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The New York Times' Ken Belson took a trip to examine IBM's vacation policy, which explains that "nobody's keeping track" of our vacation time anymore.
Well, that's true, although getting IBMers to actually take all their vacation time in a given year is like trying to get Microsofties to stop using Facebook.
TechCrunch's Mike Arrington explores in a post earlier today that on a percentage basis, 17% of Microsoft employees (over 13K) are active on Facebook, including several senior execs.
I'm not sure how many of we IBMers have staked out a camp on Facebook, although I've seen numbers that would suggest we're upwards of 14K population there ourselves (with over 450 IBM-related groups).
Maybe we could plan a vacation to Facebook?
Meanwhile, across the pond, the U.K. Trades Union Congress is advising companies that perhaps it's high time to establish some formal social networking guidelines, lest there be any cyberslacking going on?
One thing's for certain: Just as with vacationing IBMers carrying their ThinkPads and Blackberries to the beach, the lines between personal and professional are increasingly getting blurred.
It will be interesting to see whether or not a rush of employer-employee lawsuits will emerge over the publ
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to head over to Facebook to send somebody a fish for their virtual aquarium.