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Work e-mails on vacation

Many people are seen on the beach using their BlackBerry or iPhones to respond to e-mails.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Do you read or respond to work e-mails while you are on vacation?  Should you be rewarded for ‘working’ while away?  Post your comments (below) and your responses could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.


Clint Rowley

Yeah I agree but you can only completely disconnect yourself if you are absolutely not needed. If you're a vital asset to the company then you may have to respond like it or not. I think the key is having things set up before you leave. Making sure that people who depend on you are aware of your upcoming absence and letting those who work around you know so they can manage the work load then you have a pretty good shot at a peaceful education.

Anthony "Big Fish" Manzo

It's hard to go anywhere these days without bringing your work along due to technology! I miss the days where vacation truly was a break from work.


I definitely think that if you have to read/respond to office emails during your vacation, you should be paid or given a tax incentive. I have been a personal assistant for 22 years and it's been imperative that I be available via the cell phone or email. I don't spend a lot of time on the either, just to give quick answers. But I think one should be paid.

Barbara Delamadrid

Absolutely a No-No!! What's the sense of calling it a vacation from work if you are not going to disconnect yourself. The Reason it's a vacation is too enjoy yourself and get rejuvenated for when you return. many employees do get burned out and cannot be productive in their positions....Even if it's a Stay-cation..STAY AWAY FROM WORK EMAILS!!!!


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