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How do you do vacation if you’re on a longer, open ended freelance gig? If I’m gonna be there for 4-5 more months, I don’t wanna miss all opportunities for summer trips. Can I take 2-3 days off ever?

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I was a long-term freelancer somewhere when I got married. We also had a 3-week honeymoon. I just told them I couldn’t be there for those three weeks. It was fine. I also took other days off. I think it’s actually easier to take off as a freelancer- you don’t have to ask permission. You just tell them I won’t be here these days.

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I would say limit vacations as a freelancer to long weekends. It’s way too easy for them to get someone else to take your place. Save the longer trips for when you’re not booked. Yes, you may miss some summer trips, but you’re at a long term gig which most freelancers would kill for

That totally makes sense. And I’m mainly thinking about long weekends. Wondering - can that push past three days? Would a Wednesday - Sunday be frowned on?

I had a longterm freelancer work for my team, he was open and let us know up front the dates and we worked around it just like any other FTE. You're a person too!

Of course you can take days off. And they don’t have to pay you

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