June 16, 2022
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Finance 101

Paid Time Off

Written By:
Haley Sacks
(aka Mrs. Dow Jones)

It's sweet sweet summertime, and for most of us that means we're finally taking that PTO we've been looking forward to for months. But pump the breaks before you head off on your Jetset vacay…anyone else struggle with being OOT?

Whether it's guilt for being gone or not knowing how to fully unplug, we've all ridden the struggle bus when it comes to taking a vacation.

Watch this video I made for all of my tips and tricks on truly taking a vacation and getting the most out of it.

@MrsDowJones TikTok

Use these out of office templates on your next vacay so you can enjoy that strawberry daiquiri (are we still drinking daiquiris?) on the beach without a worry in the world.

IF YOU'RE GOING ON VACATION AND WILL NOT BE WORKING AT ALL:

Hello!
Thank you for your email. I am currently [where you are, and feel free to get creative! i.e.: relaxing on the beach in the south of France] from [dates you are gone]. I will be back to my emails on [date you'll be back] and will respond as soon as I can. In the meantime, if you need immediate assistance, please contact [name and email].
Bonjour! [something fun related to where you are]
[Your Name]

IF YOU'RE GOING OOT BUT WILL STILL BE CHECKING EMAIL (i.e. on a business related trip):

Hello!
Thank you for your email. I am out of the office or business related travel from [dates you'll be gone]. During this time, I will have limited access to email and will be slower to respond than usual. Once I return back to the office, I will get back to you as soon as I can. In the meantime, if you need immediate assistance, please contact [name and email]
Thank you for your patience.
[Name]