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The Big Book of HR, Revised and Updated Edition by Cornelia Gamlem, Barbara Mitchell

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15

Workplace Flexibility

In November 2014, then–Vice President Joe Biden wrote the following memo:

To My Wonderful Staff,

I would like to take a moment and make something clear to everyone. I do not expect, nor do I want, any of you to miss or sacrifice important family obligations for work. Family obligations include, but are not limited to, family birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, any religious ceremonies, such as first communions and bar mitzvahs, graduations, and times of need, such as an illness or a loss in the family. This is very important to me. In fact, I will go so far as to say that if I find out that you are working with me while missing important family responsibilities, it will disappoint me greatly. This has been an unwritten ...

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