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How do you actually not have work when you take a vacation? Impossible

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Simple, you don't bring your computer and don't check email via phone. The fact that so many people neglect to just unplug is the reason they are miserable and burn out

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11 years with the firm. Never worked a single vacation. Just don't do it.

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Take vacation in a country that doesn't have Internet. Like Vanuatu or New Caledonia

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Don't kid yourself, you are not THAT important, no one will die if you miss a couple days of work.

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Same here PwC 2.. We don't save lives contrary to popular belief. As long as you prepare you should be fine

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Lol. Dude just put an away message and ignore all the calls / emails until your vacation is over.

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Dont work for pwc LOL

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We're not saving lives. Enjoy your vacation!!!

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Don't set that precedent for yourself. Agreed exactly with EY 1- just don't check anything. Vacation message up- email from phone deactivated 😂

People need to learn to draw the line or it becomes expectation and they wonder why people leave. When I close my laptop I am done till I am back and don't worry about it.

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