June, 2007

Quit Working on Vacation

June 25th, 2007

                   

Over the weekend, I wrote about the importance of taking vacations. Whether long or short, I’ve always been a huge advocate of vacations, for the reasons I mentioned in the blog entry Vacations a Thing of the Past?

One thing I realized is that lots of people are taking “pseudo time off.” What that means is, even though they’ve traveled away from home, they will be checking their email, doing work and calling into the office much of the time they’re away.

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Vacations a Thing of the Past?

June 23rd, 2007

                   

“A vacation is having nothing to do, and all day to do it in.”

I’m writing this from Denver, Colorado. I’m taking a four-day mini-vacation, which I do at least four times per year. I like to get away on a quarterly basis, which helps me to rejuvenate. Plus, it’s fun!

There’s been a lot of attention in the media lately about vacations. And the stories are disturbing. Fewer people are taking vacations, due to increased work demands, and the difficulty of dual-income couples to coordinate vacation schedules.

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