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Need more vacation time? Some firms sell extra days

Once the year’s end comes into sight, employees everywhere begin fretting about their vacation days. Many wish they could get more time away from the office, while others wonder how they will ever use up all of their days off.

Some employers offer a solution — allowing employees to buy or sell vacation days or paid time off. For companies facing tight economic conditions, it’s a way to offer a benefit that costs the company little but may help attract and retain employees.

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