Am I the only person in this industry that thinks pto should essentially be a black wall where everyone leaves you alone until you come back? Why is that such a radical thought?

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I once had an American friend say that if your job can be done 100% without you being there then maybe your job isn’t needed.

I then realized many Americans live by this belief/fear and that drives the insane PTO (or lack thereof) culture

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This is so sad but so true. Corporate America is so great at putting us against ourselves.

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Are they expecting a response right away? Sometimes people just send an email to get it off their list but doesn’t mean it’s priority. You have to determine what is priority and what is not. Also, don’t think those outside of your organization can see your out of office response before they send an email. Internally, they probably can but just want it off their plate.

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If they aren’t emailing you, how would they know you are on PTO? Are these people that normally call you? It’s kinda hard to tell when people are on PTO since we work with so many people. May be you explicitly told them, may be you didn’t. Can you not pick up a call? If they text you, can you respond with info you have? Usually I will say “hey I’m actually on PTO and don’t have my laptop on me but I’m happy to help however I can from memory.” My general rule also is that I don’t want people stuck on things because of me (especially staff) so if I can take a few minutes and help them move along, then I would rather do that. But I will try not to open my laptop on PTO. If it’s doable by phone, I will do it.

I always tell people I am going somewhere without cell phone access (hiking in the mountains, deep sea fishing, going to a 3rd world country). When I had a company phone, it stayed home...
I also disable all notifications on my phone to reduce temptation.

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This is also a two-way street, if you expect to be left alone which you should be, all of your commitments that might be due during pto need to be off your plate. I only contact someone if the info I need or another team member needs is in your inbox and no one has access to it and a job needs to get out the door. I have needed to do it but try to find ways around it and is a last resort.

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Agree, there are so many people who try to hide things because it makes them feel more valuable but then get pissed when people need something from them when they are on PTO.

I’ve always viewed my job as successful if i can place someone in it and keep it running without much input from me.

Need a job where they cut you off over vacation for compliance reasons.

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You’re either not valuable to your company and/or your job isnt that important if you’re able to take PTO and not at least send some e-mails.

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