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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