April is the cruelest month breeding and many folks in the service industry will agree with that line from T. S. Elliott. The early part of the year is tax season, and the accounting and finance offices of major companies are scrambling to crunch the figures. Accounting firms will prohibit the use of vacation, and other companies will insist the personal days not be used. It is because having everybody in their cubicle hard at work is needed at this time. Unfortunately, such restrictions don’t always stop absenteeism. People who are suddenly faced with domestic issues will call in sick in order to attend to private matters. A number of reasons for people not showing up can be legal emergencies, and a voluntary benefit which offers legal assistance can reduce the absenteeism figures.
Someone to Carry the Load