How to have your vacation and clients too

Earth beach ball exploding up from water, with overlay of titleIt’s vacation season. How do you manage clients’ expectations that you’ll be available whenever they want you? Six ideas today in my How To column at

“With Canadians taking Monday and Tuesday off and US workers taking Friday off, it hardly seems worth making the effort for Wednesday and Thursday. What say we just call it and all start our summers with a full week of relaxing. Ok? Okay.”

A final point of procedure

Clients don’t need to know what you’re up to unless you are particularly chummy or looking for that kind of relationship. You are simply “out of the office.” Unless you are going to a skill-building conference and want to show that off. Then definitely tell clients why you’re being so selfish with your time.
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