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How did you all handle like a family matter or traumatic event that happened while super busy at work? I’m finding myself being very unmotivated and unable to focus, but feel like I can’t take time off.

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You can take time off

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+1 You can take time off. Do not hesitate to do so.

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Fully agree with A1. Everyone handles these types of situations differently, what worked for me may not work for you. Use the resources your firm has available to talk to a professional to help you navigate. Sounds like some rest away may be best for you. Be open with leaders and they will appreciate more your circumstance and do whatever they can to accommodate. Take care of yourself

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I agree with y’all it’s just hard to do! Thank you for your input :)

What is harder than wanting to take PTO and not taking PTO, is finding out your performance suffered and it being take into account at year end. Sucks now and then. Take your benefits, that is what they are there for. Take care of yourself.

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