The vacation memo from hell: What NOT to say when you take a vacation

You’d love to take a week off, but these days it seems a little — risky. “And yet, vacation days must be taken,” writes former Ragan editor David Murray. “When we take them, we must show courage, and resist the temptation to simper.” Murray is referring to an e-mail, in which an employee at a small company explains why he’s taking a vacation, what he’s going to be doing, and who his co-workers should contact in his absence. (Admit it: We’ve all s…

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