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From NBC News

In an age where we’re all constantly wired and connected, a vacation completely unplugged from the office is a non-reality. Unless, perhaps, you work at a tech company like Bandwidth, where contacting a fellow employee on vacay is a strict violation of company policy. Managers are required to send out emails alerting staff that “Joe is on vacation embargo.” And if you contact Joe or happen to be Joe and contact the office from the beach, you will get in trouble. CEO David Morken says his reasons are selfish. His staff can’t be creative overachievers when “they’re feeling overworked, overstressed, overwhelmed and disconnected from the people that matter most in their lives.” P.S. Bandwidth makes it mandatory for employees to take all of their vacation time, too.