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Work too hard before your vacation?

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That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum:

“I actually stress out a little when my vacation rolls around, because I feel I should work far ahead as a courtesy to the team so they don’t have to do anything for me that I could conceivably do in advance. Without them ever asking me to make that effort, sometimes I wind up working frantically because I don’t want to burden anyone during those two weeks. Am I doing the courteous thing, or am I unnecessarily taking on too much?” —Shayley, Tax Preparation Assistant

We reached out to some experts for their advice on reducing pre-vacation stress.

Prioritize your tasks into three categories. When preparing to leave for vacation, list the tasks that you need to finish before you go, those that need to be handled by co-workers while you’re out and those that can wait until you get back, says Doug Walker, manager of HR services and service operations a...(register to read more)

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