Here's what I'm waiting to hear a company say at the beginning of the year...
"Last year was challenging, yes, with the reorgs, constant budget cuts, lack of parties and stock in the dumps. But this year will rock! It is totally going to be a no-brainer. The money is just going to come rolling in so why don't we all sit back and relax, take a break for once? Seriously, we've been killing ourselves so those that our left, take it easy. Our customers will understand."
Followed by the end-of-year statement
"You know how we always come up with some business reason for a shut-down, no matter how much money we've made or have in the bank, we can always find a reason to not pay you for a week or so? Well, I'm going to be honest. We have a lot, in fact the top execs and I personally could practically carry the payroll with our stock options and bonuses. So lets all take a paid week off instead? How does that sound."
I ain't holding my breath.