After writing the blog on Monday about not being able to fully relax on a vacation I was interested to see an article in this week’s Time magazine about that topic.
One point in the article made a lot of sense. If you are going on a vacation you should spend some time thinking about:
1. Who should know about projects you’re working on (what if you get hit by a bus?)
2. How much contact your boss wants you to have with the office during the vacation (They may get antsy if they don’t believe you can be easily reached)
3. How much contact you want to have with the office (you may get antsy that they can do without you)
Yes, it would be nice if you could just wave at’em from the door with a “see ya, wouldn’t wanna be ya!” smile and head out on vacation, but the dynamics have changed.