By Christy Schutz
Whether self employed or working for someone else, those of us who are able to work from home realize we are incredibly blessed. As Work at Home Women, we get to enjoy many wonderful perks, like being able to throw a load of laundry into the wash in between conference calls, or relishing our 30 second “commutes” and “casual” wardrobes. But there are some challenging realities that come with working from home as well.
One of the things I struggle with in today’s highly connected, technological, topsy-turvy, contemporary virtual “workplace” is my hesitancy to unplug for a little while. This is especially true when it comes to official vacation time. I mean, as a Work at Home Woman, I already enjoy considerable work/life balance. So, are legitimate vacation days really that important? Apparently they weren’t because in 2011, I forfeited 8 vacation days. That’s right. E.I.G.H.T. days! When my HR Team made me aware of this fact, I stopped and reflected on it. (more…)