Everyone needs a vacation sometime -- even you at the top

Durkin, Karen
June 2008
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);6/23/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 25, p39
The author discusses the importance of vacation to businesspeople and senior executives. She mentions a theory of internal control wherein chief executive officers (CEOs) and chief financial officers (CFOs) are required to take a vacation for at least a week in order to detect fraud. She notes that vacation requires a business owner to train an employee who has the authority to make decisions in his or her absence. She urges businesspeople to not use cellular telephones, BlackBerry or laptop during vacation.


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