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Old 06-12-2011, 11:22 AM
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Default Question of the Week 2011 - week 24: Do you work on vacation?

Many mom's are facing the last week or weeks of school depending on where they live. You probably have a week or more of vacation coming up. But when you are on vacation, are you really on vacation? The WAHM blog had a recent post on this topic: Can You Unplug on Vacation? - Work At Home Mother's Blog - WAHM.com

Fess up, how many mom's are sneaking some work in here and there and how many of you are off the clock?
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:27 PM
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I cant help myself of course I will still check emails make calls on vacation. I am addicted to what I do I love it! If hubby has his way then no. He gets very annoyed with me. Men! (lol)
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:37 PM
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I must say I, too, love my work and seem a bit more 'connected' to the computer than I would like. When we go on vacation I do check my e-mails, but that's the extent of it. The rest can wait .

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Old 06-16-2011, 01:26 PM
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Hi, enjoying vacation with my family and of course part of it is my job... I can't just leave it, for at least an hour I see to it that my job is not affected..
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:37 PM
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I can't help but check my email -- I get antsy if I don't!
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:02 PM
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Not much. Try not to.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:59 PM
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Yes, I do. My customers and team members are important to me so I will check my email periodically and respond as I am available. Today's mobile technology makes working while away a breeze. You just have to set limits and priorities to balance it all.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:57 AM
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No, I really try to focus on my family. Most of our vacations put us in the middle of the woods somewhere in Maine so I am not easily tempted.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:07 AM
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Yes I have to
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:11 AM
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I'm in the beginning stages of working from home so a vacation is not in the cards right now. I know down the road if all goes well, I won't be able to go 6 hours without at least checking my email.
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