Tuesday, May 13, 2008

globeandmail.com: Doing good, on company time

globeandmail.com: Doing good, on company time: "The messages all echoed a similar tone: How are we getting involved? What are we doing? 'They'll start asking for time off to go to Myanmar pretty soon,' said Mr. Thompson. 'We see this all the time with disasters of this scale.'

Mr. Thompson doesn't work for a charity or an NGO. He's the director of community affairs at Microsoft Canada, one of dozens of Canadian firms that have begun offering employees paid leave to volunteer in troubled regions around the world. And that's above and beyond their vacation time."

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