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I haven’t taken any vacation (other than one day here and there) all year. I’m taking two weeks off at the end of November and just told a partner and he was shocked (presumably at the length). Is this a faux pas?

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Normally I’d say that’s not the time to take vacation since it’s a busy period. But corporate associates have been so busy all year I’m not sure those rules really make a difference.

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There’s lots of odd partners out there. So maybe.

The end of the year is really busy for my group so it would be a bit taken aback if someone was taking two weeks then. But if you are not out of the ordinary busy then I don’t see why not.

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I wouldn’t give this a second thought. Vacation is sort of your compensation and as long as you have enough notice you did your part

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Beautiful. I’m not out here trying to feel guilty for taking time off. I told another partner and she was just happy I wasn’t lateraling because I started it off with “I just wanted to let you know….” But otherwise very encouraging re: taking vacation!

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I just got 3 weeks approved…

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I guess it depends on the practice and partners. At least for us, you can always be asked to cancel or to work on holidays. Take care of yourself and do it. And say you are going somewhere with no reception. Taking 2 weeks in a year is not crazy. And in Big Law, it is never the right time.

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