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There’s No Shame in Working on Vacation

If it’s a choice, a little work can be a joy

Illustration: Fran Caballero

Dear Laura: I keep reading about the importance of disconnecting from the office and taking time off. But the honest truth is that I like to do at least a little work while I’m on vacation. Is this such a bad thing?

Signed, Happy at Work




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Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management books including Off the Clock and 168 Hours. She blogs at

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