08 Feb '11, 1am

They call it a fake-cation: checking emails and working even on holiday. Is this healthy?

They call it a fake-cation: checking emails and working even on holiday. Is this healthy?

HR consultancy firm Worklife Solutions' project consultant John Quek gives tips to avoid becoming a workaholic on holiday. Ask your colleagues to cover for you while you are away. Tell them and your clients not to call your mobile phone unless absolutely necessary, and to send you an e-mail instead If possible, do not take along your laptop or any other forms of technology devices that will tempt you to work If you have to work, set aside a fixed period every day. Switch off your laptop and more importantly, your mind from work once you are done Be sensitive to the needs of the people you are travelling with, especially family members While on holiday, control your urge and need to check and respond to e-mail regularly

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