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Does every firm end the year with endless amounts of “Holiday Philosophy “ emails from senior leadership, or is it just Deloitte?

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I love the practice leader messages — “Just took a couple of minutes out from my Ironman training to recap 2019 personal highlights. Catching that late flight out of JFK to watch my son Hamilton make the Chelsea development team was a real stressor!”

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Nope, PwC as well

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Everywhere I’ve been employed at from boutique to big 4. Clients send them out too

EY does as well.

Us too

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So personal ... “dear colleague”

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Remember, its okay to not be okay. Take time off and do what you enjoy.

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Coming back from vacation soon and have a pit in my stomach when I think about checking email/any PwC platform next week. 😖

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Is it enough notice to schedule some PTO for next Monday?

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So, you EYers want your PTO back? Well, as Carmeow DiSabio I deny this request!

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