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For those who have taken parental leave, do you uninstall your work chat app from your phone while you’re away? What about email? Do you delete the account from your email app?

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I do those things when I’ve gone on a long vacation

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Your first mistake was installing the chat app in the first place.

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My phone has an option for multiple profiles, one of which is designated for work. I can turn off my work profile at anytime and will not receive email notifications, forwarded calls/voicemails, and automatically get logged out of chat. I never leave it on, only turn it on when I actually need to

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I have to open the app for it to log me back in

I didn’t. I took 6 months leave while I was at PwC & just had my out of office on & logged out of the instant message app.

I left it all on, but moved it in to a folder in the back so I wasn’t tempted to look at anything. Do what you have to do to ignore it!

I have not opened up anything on my phone since starting my leave two months ago, but do get on my computer nearly every day to check my email...

I occasionally logged in to delete emails

I took paternity leave but kept everything and still answered emails and did work during my leave. Am I a bad dad?

You’re not I did as well. You need a break from your break - babies aren’t easy

I left it as well

I logged out of my chat app. And am monitoring my emails. I think that’s a good balance.

I have a work phone . Turn that shit off

I left it, but I just turned off notifications and it was fine. After getting my out of office a couple times people leave you alone

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