Thanksgiving and work
The average cost of Thanksgiving holiday air travel has jumped to $434 – up 15% from last year, according to consulting firm Sabre Airline Solutions. However, increased costs aren’t discouraging Turkey Day flyers – Sabre says early bookings are up 42% over last year, meaning travelers are doing the advance planning needed to book a cheap seat.
Monster.com says employers should take heed. For workers to snag a deal, many had to get creative and book flights for less popular travels days, or even extend their vacation.
Only about 69% of employers give their workers Friday off, according to the Bureau of National Affairs, suggesting that the offices open on Black Friday might be more short-staffed than in previous years. My take: if you aren't doing a job in which it's critical to work on Friday, give your employees the day off and create some good will. They're not going to be focused much on work anyway.