Your Worth Could Be Impacted

If you’re away too long, people may find out they can get along without you, speculates Lois A. Krause, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, practice leader, HR Compliance with KardasLarson, LLC in Glastonbury, CT.
“You can look selfish and then may not be needed when you return. It could hurt your chances of moving up the ladder, or even retaining your position,” Krause says.
Furthermore, you can hear this feedback from coworkers that can only hamper your vacation mindset.
“Rumors and anxiety are increased exponentially by distance and time — don’t take that chance,” adds Krause.

Save the Long Vacation for Something Truly Important

Two-week vacations, says Krause, should be only taken for special times, such as a wedding and honeymoon, a trip very far away, or a once in a lifetime trip.

“Otherwise, one week or less is enough to recharge and not leave your responsibilities to flounder,” Krause continues. “In today’s climate, organizations are lean and being away for too long can put undue stress on coworkers, subordinates, and yourself if you end up working harder before you leave and when you get back — it can erase one of the key benefits of a vacation: to recharge and come back stronger.”

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