Do you work on your vacations or just relax?

by ChrisBa 23 replies
Just curious. When you take a vacation or trip, do you work? Or just relax?

Personally I always at least do a little work, but try to dedicate most of the time to relaxing. Unless it's a business trip.
#off topic forum #relax #vacations #work
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  • Profile picture of the author sirtiman
    If there's free wifi I can't stand to check my emails (I don't think it's vacation if still online). I must vacation to forbidden island with no free wifi to stop me doing online
    • Profile picture of the author brookeharper08
      Lol. Good one! Can't resist the ever-tempting "free wifi". I thought it was just me, turns out it's got a legion of travelers under its spell! lol
  • Profile picture of the author Jina293
    I cannot help myself out of thinking my job ,even when I'm asleep and on vacation.
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by David Jones42 View Post

      when m on vacation usually i take only short update of my work.
      Yep, me too, l remember last time when l went to the Gold Coast, (Queensland, AU) and asked do they have an internet PC available, (didn't have a laptop back then).

      They said, yes, but in the end, l was just too tired to bother, much easier to watch the palm trees, or a rental movie, or raid the minibar.

      Going to a theme park or walking alone the beach wears you out, lol.



      But l would probably bring my Laptop up with me next time, just as long as it fits in their safe?

    • Profile picture of the author voltaireross
      Originally Posted by David Jones42 View Post

      when m on vacation usually i take only short update of my work.
      Same here! Simply because I can't help but think of my unfinished tasks.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    I do a lot of fly fishing, and golf. I plan my work so I really do not have anything going on. I am not a product creator so I do not have emails to answer, but if I did I would send out an email blast letting my customers know the dates I would be out of the office, and set my inbox to vacation mode with a similar message

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  • Profile picture of the author raji96
    In my vacation I try to avoid thinking of my job. I just relax. I am not sure that i am Completely relaxed. Sometimes I think about my job.
  • Profile picture of the author brookeharper08
    The trouble with working in the sales and marketing industry is there's always that constant voice saying that you'll have to be on, all the time. In my case, I long for that rush you feel whenever a project needs work, or when a sale is closed in the shortest possible time. So vacays are great, you enjoy, take a swim, hang out with family and friends, but there's that tiny urge to answer that phone call and respond to that email, just in case it turns out to be something really, really important! :-)
    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by brookeharper08 View Post

      The trouble with working in the sales and marketing industry is there's always that constant voice saying that you'll have to be on, all the time. In my case, I long for that rush you feel whenever a project needs work, or when a sale is closed in the shortest possible time. So vacays are great, you enjoy, take a swim, hang out with family and friends, but there's that tiny urge to answer that phone call and respond to that email, just in case it turns out to be something really, really important! :-)
      You could always have your smart phone in your face all day long, as most do when they are walking in a shopping ctr, walking across the freeway, and sitting down at the kitchen table.

    • Profile picture of the author TJGoonan
      It is important to get your R&R, but I know certain industries can allow for good flexibility all the time, but that can come with the price of having to be flexible when your on "vaca time too." When certain successes hinge on timing, its tough to totally unplug. But I also think it is important to make time for yourself.
  • Profile picture of the author glioma9
    I relax when I'm vacationing, because it is called vacation. Work is somewhat stressful for me but I keep going with the flow until I finish my task. And when I relax, I leave the stress behind.
  • Profile picture of the author innn
    I usually check my emails on my vacations.
    Don't do works that takes a lot time.
  • Profile picture of the author Joyce Birmingham
    I think there's a time for everything. Work, rest and play. Each deserves my undivided attention!

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