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Monday Coffee: Time Off

Nice to be back after a week off. I’ve been writing three posts a week (sometimes more) since the beginning of the year so decided last week that I’d take a (albeit short) break.

It got me thinking about actual time off and how different people deal with taking a break from work. I have to admit, going on leave for me end up with me working more in the lead up to it in order to get everything done before I go and then working more to catch up once I’m back.

It shouldn’t be that way, should it?

I know I’m not the only one who this happens to and I don’t really have an answer for it. I don’t think I could just drop everything before going on leave but maybe there’s an answer to playing catch up when I’m back.

I once saw a senior manager in a previous company come back from leave, highlight all his unread emails and, promptly delete them. When I asked him about it (I was standing at his desk when he did it) he said that anything that was that important would be sent again.

I like that approach as he’s exactly right. We shouldn’t be expected to trawl through (sometimes hundreds) of emails once we’re back from holiday.

Ahh, what am I saying. There’s no way I’d do that, I’ve have kept up-to-date with my email whilst on holiday ??

Have a good week!


The DBA Who Came In From The Cold

I’m Andrew Pruski and I am a SQL Server DBA with 5 years experience in database development and administration.

The online SQL Server community has helped me out immensely throughout my career, whether from providing reference material in blog posts, or answering my (sometimes obscure) questions on forums. So, to try and say thank you, I would like to contribute my own experiences in the hope that they could benefit someone out there.

So here’s my general ramblings and thoughts about working as a SQL Server DBA.

You can find me on twitter @DBAFromTheCold

If you have any feedback on my blog please send me an email to dbafromthecold@gmail.com.

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