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Do you send a calendar invite to your team before going on vacation? Some of my coworkers do this and I find it redundant, since I’ll be able to see it from their status/calendar anyway.

I get that it helps with planning future meetings, but I got 8 calendar invites today about upcoming PTO and I’m thinking wtf, *DECLINE*. Just send a Slack message or something..😭

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Yes! The trick is to remove the response option and to always have it show as free not busy on their calendars

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Yes - always

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As long as they mark the time as “free” so it doesn’t create a block on my calendar, I like it. Helpful.

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I think this is good practice

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I had a colleague who would also include their vacation destination in the Location field.

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Yes this is what you’re supposed to do

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I had a peer who added a teams call to her invite

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Yes my team does. I only send my invite to those directly reporting to me, my manager, and occasionally others who I'm working closely with at the time.

In one of my old teams, we would let each other know by mentioning PTO in the status meeting or adding it to a shared team calendar but no one checked the calendar or remembered what was mentioned so often there'd be a "hey I'll be out that day" coming after a meeting gets scheduled

Actually, I suppose that assumes you are only committed to one client at a time which I now realize may not be the case

It’s just a friend reminder we are on vacation because the team is going to call and email us for time and expect us to work anyways.

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