How do you handle being on-call during the holidays?
November 20,2018 at 2:10PM UTC
I'm not officially working but I have a customer-facing role and feel like I need to periodically check email even on national holidays, particularly because I work at an international company where not everyone observes Thanksgiving. Any thoughts on how to manage this? Do you check once a day? Or is it ok to just skip Thanksgiving? On the one hand, it's a few moments of my time only but on the other, I worry about it cascading and drawing firm limits.
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