Weird question- or confessional (unsure tbh)- do any of you ever play hooky? I billed all weekend (7 year atty in ID) and today is wicked weather in the south so I’m “wfh” but not really. I didn’t have time for Sunday scaries but now I’m having Monday guilts, as I cope by watching my dogs sleep and watch the GOT prequel out of the corner of my eye while going through emails. It’s not a monthly thing but I’m just tired. Thinking it speaks to my immaturity and hopefully not my job trajectory?

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Several of my partners play hooky. One says he worked for a few hours from home but we all know he doesn’t know how to even begin doing that. Take the day, respond to emergencies only if needed, and get back at it tomorrow

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I’m rewatching GOT. How do you like the new series? Also, f*€k those twats. Tell them you’re at capacity. Start taking your blood pressure, have some evidence in case you need to sue for emotional distress

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Pretty good so far but I miss Tyrion. Weird seeing Matt Smith in anything but the crown tho not gonna lie. And yea, blood pressure check for sure if this little deviation of a day doesn’t help.

As long as you’re not billing clients for the time I don’t see any problem with it 🤷‍♂️

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I do this regularly. If the weather is nice and I have nothing time-sensitive, I put an out of office, put my phone on loud ringer, and go out for a long boozy lunch alone or to the dog park or just watch tv. I check my email about once an hour and am never too far from my laptop in case something actually comes up. No one has ever said anything!

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So. Why can’t to just take a day?

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It’s a reflection is sickness in our profession. But not taking the time you need is all but guaranteeing burnout. The job doesn’t care about you, that’s your job. And if a firm sees self care as a poor work ethic, it’s time to reassess. When I was in big law I took my vacation and sick days and that was life. No one ever complained or brought it up in reviews, save for one partner who I laughed at. The firm and clients will survive.

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I also do this. I just make sure that my hours are where they need to be on other days.

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