Hello!! Any tips on how to manage traveling/work life during Ramadan? I just started a couple months ago and it seems like most staffing opportunities are hybrid or fully in person. Thanks!

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I used to fast normally. My sehri, iftar was usually based on which city I was in. But on occasion if it was getting ridiculous I would break the fast based on the city I started sehri.

I do change my schedule, so I would start working earlier then everyone else (dont have to spend time getting coffee, breakfast etc...) and usually couldn't sleep much after suhoor, but I would be clear to my team that 1.5 hour before iftar I'm out. No bathroom breaks + no lunch would boost my productivity, and besides by 4pm I'm just done when I'm fasting.

I would also get the client to dedicate a prayer room for me if they didn't have one.

At the end of the day, as long as you can keep quality unaffected my experience is most people will work with you.

(I've always taken the view that as long as I'm reasonable with good intentions, Allah will forgive me)


Just say you don't wanna travel in Ramadan. We literally just went through 2 years of pandemic, they can live for another four weeks.


Agree with A1, just tell them you’d rather be remote/ hybrid for 4 weeks for religious reasons. There’s no way they aren’t familiar with Ramadan, so not like you’re making something up. I was hesitant to ask initially, but it worked out really well and I delivered better than I would have while fasting traveling. No reason to feel apologetic if you’re doing good work. If you never ask, they’ll never know!


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