It's more bother than its worth.
By Fiacre Banks
March 14, 2017 5:52pm CST
The weeks leading up to a holiday can be very stressful, or I find them so. I spend more time preparing my work situation for my short absence than I spend on being away. So many arrangements have to be in place and it's up to me to make all those arrangements. It's not till I'm away that the stress levels start to recede like the waters of the flood, and by the time the holiday is over I'm just about ready to enjoy myself. I should really grant myself a good long break, four weeks or so. A week to wind down followed by a week of pleasure then two weeks of worrying about how work will be surviving without me.
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• Pikeville, North Carolina
You are due for a nice long sabbatical. As a teacher, if it weren't for the summer break, me and most of my colleagues wouldn't be able to make a career out of teaching. Even the most dedicated teachers would burn out and quit without a nice long break to mentally, physically, and emotionally recover.
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• United States
I had some stress at work, especially the last year before I retired, but most of the time I actually looked forward to going back after a vacation. I know, my co-workers thought I was crazy too. Are you getting ready for a vacation or just coming back?