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The Microsoft® Crabby Office Lady Tells It Like It Is: Secrets to Surviving Office Life by Annik Stahl

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Chapter Eight. Crabby’s Getting-Away-from-It-All Checklist

Vacation is what you take when you can’t take what you’ve been taking any longer.

The Cowardly Lion (From L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz)

Going on vacation or taking a leave of absence from work can be a great way to recharge your batteries, get out of the rat race for a while, and get a fresh outlook on both your life and your work. It’s healthy, and it’s necessary. Yet I do understand that sometimes your getting away might not come at the best time for you or the people with (or for) whom you work, particularly if it’s not for a personal vacation—if an illness or a family emergency is involved.

Make a Plan for a Stress-Free Return to Work

Whatever your reasons (and however they arise), ...

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