Friday, April 1, 2016

5 Flexible Work Strategies And The Companies That Use Them - FASTCOMPANY

by Ann Diab 
Originally published: March 30, 2016

Policies like unlimited vacation and remote work help employees manage life's demands. These companies make it work for the bottom line too.

They call us "The Sandwich Generation"—the group of workforce-aged adults who are not only caring for their aging parents, but also balancing the needs of their own children.

It might be hard to understand the term until you experience it firsthand.

When my father-in-law had an unexpectedly difficult time recuperating from surgery last summer, I was stunned at just how upside-down it turned our lives.

If you’ve been through the prolonged hospitalization (or any other intense, sustained medical treatment) of a family member, you know: You may become an honorary nursing aide—or at least a frequent overnight guest at the medical facility.

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