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Unless you’ll be committing malpractice by taking time off, here’s a reminder: you can’t take care of your clients if you’re burnt out. Turn your phone off, you don’t owe anyone an explanation.

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100% this. As a young partner in a hard charging V25, I was certain that the world would spin off its axis if I checked out for even a week. Then my wife announced “I’m taking the kids to France for three weeks this summer. Want to join us?” Long story short I sweated the spring out, planned as best I could, then took the plunge into an abyss with no mobile service and only dial up internet. For 3 weeks. 😱 After a couple of days of trying to work with the hopeless dial up, I gave up. Guess what? When I emerged theee weeks later my partners and associates had everything running at least as well as I would have. I’ve never turned back and 20+ years later still take at least one three week vacation per year, during which I stay completely checked out. If you aren’t doing the same it’s your fault, not your firm’s.

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Four years ago we sent our last kid to college and I took three months off and went traveling. The only thing I regret is that I didn’t do it sooner. I have been a far better lawyer as a result. I’m planning for a repeat next year.

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When leaving a firm, what's the calculation for how firms pay out unused PTO? Assume 20 days, 10 used, and last day of work in May 31. Is it possible I could owe my employer $ if I used more than the prorated PTO?

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For the TAX peeps: What's the deal with taking days off or a vacation during first two week of January? Is that too crazy to pull off?

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What kind of benefits does your company? How many weeks of vacation did you start at? Sick time ?

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Why are salaries in Europe so much lower vs the US? US compensation is literally double the one in Europe.. Even in big cities like London and Paris. Not to mention the redicolous amounts paid in Spain or Italy

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Looking for 2 week vacation in April, open to any country, I just don’t drive so need options where I can rely on public transport/ Uber.

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