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Showing good will is important, if you like your team and your work ... If your working environment is very formal, I would also be formal. In my case, it would be "Hey, I cannot spend half a day on it right now but I think this or that ..."
THis was very common in the past when big factories would close for two weeks in August. Its still common enough today, many firms use this periods to do maintenance on the factory, so really, you have to accept it.
Indeed. This should have been set up as an automatic responder.
Given my cynical nature, while many have replied "do what's right", I make the following cynical observations:
No one will ultimately care or notice. Certainly not management.
If management does notice, they'll just laugh and feel good about getting some free work out of you.
If management b*tches to you that you didn't reply to him, the response "but you forced us to take a leave day" will not be a justifiable argument back to them.
Management remembers the negatives, not the positives.
Basically, you're being asked to do something "against the rule," and that doesn't feel right, at least not without some explicit exception to the rule with appropriate compensation that management did not define. This leaves you in a position of having to make an ethical decision in the face of management's unethical decision. Which is why these rules are so stupid to begin with.
At the end of the day, the only way to escape this insanity is to take the approach that, by answering your team member's email, you're doing something to make his life a wee bit better at work. It's important to remember that we're dealing with other human beings, often in the face of absurd management (and/or government) policies that so often forgets that.
So, my advice, answer his email, not because it's right but because it feeds the narcissist in each of us to feel good about something we did, and it's a middle-finger to management by breaking the rules.
Your first mistake was checking your work email on a day off.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Your company wants you to take the day off and relax. If answering emails from work isn't consistent with that for you, and being on call that way isn't part of your job description, then don't reply. There's nothing wrong with you being unreachable via work email on your day off.. and it's only one day.
I think it's great that your employer is trying to help their workers see that they're addicted to work. It's not healthy. Anyone who can't let go of work for even one day, is probably addicted.
We can program with only 1's, but if all you've got are zeros, you've got nothing.
Very nice, although I admit I had to Google 'Funicular' - kinda bummed out that it's not that funny
I checked my old hometown back in Denmark and noticed some of the busses were driving through buildings on the map and even driving on the railroad tracks, but that could be a matter of calibration when you zoom in.
I cannot seem to find any aircrafts.
"When you don't know what you're doing it's best to do it quickly" - Jase #DuckDynasty
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