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Forced vacations at Adobe

The firm, based in the North American city of San Francisco, has asked employees of divisions such as software development, marketing or finance, to take a few days off, virtually emptying the offices.

Between plans Adobe you are doing this one week every quarter throughout this year. These “forced vacations” will allow the company to save money without having to make any redundancies among its 7,000 employees. However, for some Adobe employees, even if they are technically on vacation, it will be very difficult to stop working because they have to meet different deadlines.

“From now on we will be closed for one week per quarter,” explained Sandra Lo, senior manager of public relations at the firm, who is coordinating the meetings of Adobe executives for the RSA conference to be held next week in San Francisco. Although John Landwehr, director of security solutions and strategy at Adobe, has stated that it is practically impossible to stop working right now, with the RSA Conference about to take place. In any case, this measure coincides with the week of spring break in American schools, so according to Lo, it is a good time to spend it with the children.

Adobe released its first quarter revenues, when it achieved $ 786 million, which was a significant decrease compared to the same period in 2008, when it had a turnover of $ 890 million. In the fourth quarter of last year, the figure reached $ 915.3 million.

In a statement released on March 4, prior to the announcement of its financial results, Adobe mentioned the company’s weakness in its “employee creativity business as the main reason for the drop in revenue,” but at the same time stated that “the LiFeCycle Enterprise business” remained strong. In January, the magazine Fortune named Adobe one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, ranking it 11th among the best firms in North America.