Letters Shame on companies that don't offer vacations August 27, 2012 Share 1 -- As regards Arnie Weissmann's Aug. 13 column "The serious side of fun," it should be noted that the norm of two-week vacation benefits are the standard for nonmanagement personnel, while the norm for managers is three weeks and the norm for senior management is from four weeks to six weeks minimum. I am appalled that, according to your statistics, there are still companies out there that offer no vacations. If a potential client comes to us to place a job order, our first question is about benefits; if the company does not provide a group plan or copay, we explain that we cannot help them. If a company does not provide paid vacations -- shame on them, we will not help them, either. Today we find more and more companies picking up all medical expenses as a great perk to their employees. Many perks are extremely beneficial in negotiating compensation packages. Pet insurance is way up. We offer our clients [ways] to learn how to create incentive programs; they are great inducements and do not cost the company (employer) anything unless goals are accomplished. Jason King, founder, president and CEOThe King Group New York Please send letters for publication to Travel Weekly, attn: Letters Editor, 100 Lighting Way, Secaucus, N.J., 07094, or email them to TWeditorial@ntmllc.com. Travel Weekly reserves the right to edit all letters for length and to conform to our style and standards.