HP CANCELS 2 WEEK HOLIDAY FOR ALL U.S. SALES STAFF

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HP CANCELS 2 WEEK HOLIDAY FOR ALL U.S. SALES STAFF

 user 2009-12-14 at 10:54:30 am Views: 52
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    HP CANCELS 2 WEEK
    HOLIDAY FOR ALL U.S. SALES STAFF

    SAN
    FRANCISCO: Hewlett-Packard Co, the world’s largest personal-computer
    maker, is canceling its two-week holiday break for some US sales
    employees because they need to spend the time closing deals, according
    to an internal e-mail.“This is a business critical decision, one that
    was not made lightly,” Randy Seidl, head of Americas sales for the
    enterprise storage, server and networking group, said in the Dec. 4
    e-mail. The company’s goals for increasing sales and market share “make
    this action a business necessity.”

    Employees in the unit will be
    required to work over the companywide holiday break that begins Dec.
    21,It’s up to each business unit to determine what staff they need
    during that period, spokesman Michael Thacker said.“We need all hands on
    deck to have every business opportunity uncovered and every deal
    closed,” wrote Seidl, a former sales executive with Sun Microsystems Inc
    who joined Hewlett-Packard in September. “It is our understanding that
    many customers are willing to invest in information technology before
    budgets close at the end of the calendar year.”

    US-based
    employees in the unit were notified that they wouldn’t be able to take
    vacation over the holiday shutdown, Thacker said. Last year,
    Hewlett-Packard extended the holiday break to two weeks from one week,
    part of an effort to cut costs.Employees are required to use their
    vacation days during the break. The sales employees working over the
    holidays won’t lose their vacation days and can carry them over into
    next year, Seidl said in the e-mail.

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