Daniel S. Billing

Balancing Work and Vacation on Your Birthday

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Even though I'm on vacation and celebrating my birthday with my family at the cabin, I also have to be available for work as I'm on call. It can be a bit stressful to always be ready in case of an emergency, but I understand that being on call is a necessary part of my job and it's important for me to fulfill my responsibilities.

To strike a balance between enjoying my vacation and being available for work, I've set boundaries for myself. I designated certain times of the day when I'm available to take calls and then I fully relax and unplug during the rest of the day. I also let my coworkers and supervisor know that I'm on vacation and will be available for emergencies, but I'd prefer not to be contacted unless absolutely necessary.

I've also communicated with my family about my work responsibilities and they understand the importance of me being on call. By setting clear boundaries and expectations, I can enjoy my vacation and celebrate my birthday with my family while still fulfilling my work obligations.

Taking care of myself and making time to relax and recharge during my vacation is important to me. While being on call can be stressful, I'm determined to find a balance and make the most of my time off. Happy birthday to me! 🥳