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My clients asked me if I can work during my vacation in Mexico. They approved my vacation arrange three months ago. And they are asking me one day before I left? Seriously?!

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"No."

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A big ass NO

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If you're US based, what your client has asked you to do is illegal without express approval.

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They probably forgot about it. It seems like if you don't tell people every single day they just forget. Then because you informed them they think you are the guy that just takes vacations all the time...

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Did you keep communicating over the past month about the vacation? That's very important

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Say no

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Woah

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Big. Loud. No.

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Can you expense Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner?

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It's now a work trip!!

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Sounds like you can totally say no, and use the lack of service as a back up. You wanted that vacation. No way.

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Are you going to stop a terrorist attack if you work or at least save 1 life.

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Did you communicate to them your backfill plan for the week?

Yes! I am keeping telling them that I am visiting to Mexico for a month, chatting, calendar reminder, basically every week.

Also I am for my visa stamping, it's a very small town, not sure if I have any signal, even if I have, I need to do what I need to do...or else, why do I even need to take vacation?

*earned that

Considering that you're contemplating doing this (otherwise you would have just said "no, sorry my back up is X") can see if they are willing to compromise and pay some expenses

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