No Vacation Policies for IT : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

In the linked article, Y2K Means No Rest For The Weary, the author describes actions being taken to restrict programmers' vacation now through the end of the year. (It actually started earlier...) This does not indicate to me that "everything is on track"...but rather that some of the Y2K projects are already on a deathmarch. One major problem is that the staff will burn out before year end.

-- Mad Monk (, August 03, 1999


Try this link instead. Crunc h here

-- Dog Gone (, August 03, 1999.

Mine doesn't work any better than yours, Mad Monk!

-- Dog Gone (, August 03, 1999.

I found the article here:

Interesting stuff. My company hasn't decided on a Y2K vacation policy yet. Just have to wait and see.


-- DJ (, August 03, 1999.


-- Gayla (, August 03, 1999.

Gayla: Thanks for the link.

-- Mad Monk (, August 03, 1999.

Being that there is such a shortage of IT people to work on the problem, why not just get a few people to show some backbone, and tell the mgt that "either we get our vacations, or we quit", or "either we get our vacations or we might accidentally, in our fatigue, screw up the repairs, and who knows what might happen then?".

What's the worst they can do? Fire you? In this time of employers desperate for IT help?

-- Bill (, August 05, 1999.

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