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Serious question: Should I leave my work laptop home for 2.5 weeks of out of town PTO?

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I always take it because of stupid compliance shit that I never do. But I ignore all other emails.


Update: just got to the airport, left the laptop at home!


I did last year (2 weeks) but I'm federal so it's not like much was happening while I was gone anyway.




Yes, but before you do, make sure to log all your time and expenses, send a note to your resource manager that you won't be updating your availability report for 2 weeks, and make sure to decline and cancel any invites on your outlook. Then leave it at home and go!


If you take it you won't need it and it you don't take it you will..


(Assuming you're talking about holiday PTO, not some random 2 weeks in January)

Holiday PTO yep

I would take it..... Having it and not using it is better than not having and needing it

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