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Time off the grid
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Sometimes you will not be reachable, perhaps not even by phone. It is a good idea to let people who may need to contact you know this in advance, if possible, and to have automatic responses for those who have not been informed.


Internet tip!
As of 1 January 2017, companies in France with more than 50 employees have to introduce after-hours definitions during which staff should not send or receive E?Mails, a "right to disconnect". Read more about it here: https://for.tn/2hKEJMp

Why incommunuicado?

  • Question: When is a holiday not a holiday?
  • Answer: When you still have to keep up with what's happening at work.

There is good evidence these days that maintaining contact with your office on days off is not good for your health. Or even, in the long run, for your employer's good health, as an employee who does not get sufficient R&R (rest and relaxation) can suffer burnout. Many companies do ask employees not to carry on working after their official working day is over, but others still encourage the practice.

There may of course be reasons other than vacation time leading to off-grid periods, for example, if your company is introducing new software there may be a few hours during which nobody has E-Mail access, or the phone system may be down for a while due to planned modernization. Whatever the reason, it is always a good idea to let your contacts know that you will be unreachable, how long for and what to do in the meantime, if you can.

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