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Truly Unplug & Leave Your Work Behind

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If you’re getting ready to go on vacation for the holidays, are you planning to truly disconnect from work or do you expect to get roped into work calls and emails while you’re away?
Susan Taylor's insight:

Getting ready for that holiday vacation?  How will you spend it?  Disconnected from work or roped into calls and emails?  Alison Green shares with us some great tips on how to truly unplug and leave your work behind.

 

  1. Plan your vacation well in advance, completing as much as possible beforehand to help avoid any stress over work "pile-up".
  2. Give people plenty of notice before you leave.
  3. Give your contact information to one person who will act as your gatekeeper.
  4. Set up an informative out-of-office message to inform people you are on vacation.
  5. Take your email off your phone.
  6. Resist the temptation to check-in with the office.
  7. If you really can't unplug completely, set boundaries with your office.
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Vacation Deprivation

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Americans given 14 days off and take 10, leave twice as many days unused as last year; French take all 30 available days while also feeling most vacation-deprived.

Via Andrea Rossi, Roland Schegg
Susan Taylor's insight:

Vacation deprivation?  Until today, I had never heard of such a thing. 

Yet a recent study by Expedia reveals stark global disparity in work-life balance.

 

Here are some of the findings:

 

  • Americans treat vacations as a luxury rather than a right. Over the past year, Americans were afforded 14 days of vacation and took 10, leaving 4 days on the table, twice as many as the year prior.
  • The French lead the world in vacationing, taking all 30 possible days available to them. At the same time, a full 90% of employed French adults either strongly or somewhat agree with the sentence, "I feel vacation deprived," well above the global average.
  • Norwegians, by a wide margin, feel no such thing: only 17% of Norwegians describe feeling vacation-deprived.
  • The Japanese are given a relatively robust 18 vacation days (the global average is 20); they only take 7. At 7 days taken, Japan joins South Korea as the most vacation-deprived nations in the study.

 

What are your vacation habits?  Do you feel vacation-deprived?

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