Cell phones and vacations

July 21, 2009
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With all the high-tech cell phones available now, does it make it harder or easier for you to go on vacation?

A lot of people have a hard time leaving the office and work behind, but with your PDA, e-mail and client info is just a click away. These devices allow us to be instantaneously accessible nearly all the time. We’ve come to expect people to always pick up their cell phones or return an e-mail in just a few minutes. I’m sure many clients are thinking the same thing.

You could be camping in the woods, relaxing on the beach, or exploring a new city and still keep up with a case.

But is that really a good thing?

It is for those who get stressed out on vacation thinking about everything they have to come back to in the office. Answering e-mail and doing some work may make their vacations more enjoyable.

I like leaving everything behind and just dealing with it when I get back. It may make it harder when I first return, but I enjoy my time off more.

What kind of vacationer are you? Turn everything off and enjoy the silence or keep your PDA with you at all times, ready to take a call?
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  4. As usual, John is "spot-on." The subtle but poignant points he makes are numerous and warrant reflection by mediators and users. Oh but were it so simple.

  5. ACLU. Way to step up against the police state. I see a lot of things from the ACLU I don't like but this one is a gold star in its column.... instead of fighting it the authorities should apologize and back off.

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