New hire here. Does anyone try to take off for Purim? Or is it just the wrong time of year for that to be plausible?

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Be smart. It's no different than Friday afternoons in the winter. Think of your schedule in terms of weeks not days. work extra hours the days leading up to Purim, log on for a bit after you finish mishloach manos and before you head to the seuda, and you basically have a "I will be working from home tomorrow and will be out of pocket from 8am to noon and then from 5pm to 8pm" scenario. Totally manageable. I've never "worked" (in the office) on Purim but I almost always am putting in 3-5 hours throughout the day (as well as the night before after megillah) to stay on top of deadlines.


I think it could be possible but over communicate with your team. definitely possible but don’t assume it will


I usually take off. It's just one day. Unless it's in the heart of your busy season (this year it's March 1st), I don't see why you can't take off one day so long as you give sufficient notice to your teams.


Took off. Communicated to my managers early enough and they were fine with it


OP, what did you end up doing for Purim?

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