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Necessary to bring laptop while on vacation? It will be at a developing country and we'll be moving around cities a lot, so I'm not comfortable carrying it around. What do you guys usually do?

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No. Honestly, I don't take it and I don't check my email either while on vacation. I'm sure it upsets some but normally when I'm traveling out of the country, I don't have an international plan so I use it as time to unplug completely from technology. Haven't gotten anything said to me yet from this firm or my prior firm.

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It sounds like you're a staff. I would check with your team a million times and verify that all your areas are wrapped up. Also, I would make sure they know the status of everything open so they can continue in your absence.

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Vacation is vacation. The sooner you learn to draw the line about when you're not going to work, the better off you'll be.

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If you have to ask this question, Then you probably don't need it. It doesn't sound like you'll be able to connect remotely anyways to do work

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It's not a vacation if you think about work

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Set up that away message on Skype and and out of the office email and you'll be fine

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My general rule is if I'm driving, I take it, but if I'm flying somewhere, I don't take it and inform anyone that I am working with that I will not have it.

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Leave it at home and don't even worry about it. Trust me when I say that things can get done without one member of the team. If the baca got approved then you are good to go.

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I guess I was worried that even after informing everyone and having my vacation on my schedule, that people will ask me to do something. Like if I am unable to even connect, can they hold it against me ?

Haha yes I am. Okay got it. Thanks for the help guys.

Leave it at home. You are on vacation. If you really need to check email then log in the office webmail at a hotel or Internet cafe. Why in the world would you lug you work computer while on vacation???

Communicate with the team. The managers approved the vacation, so they known you'll be gone.

Got it. thanks everyone!

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