New poll: How do you vacation in the smart phone age?

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Let’s face it: cell phones these days are tiny computers that make it almost impossible to leave work behind at the office. We’re connected 24/7, expected to respond almost immediately to every inquiry – even if they are received at midnight or, dare I say, while we’re on vacation.

So is there such a thing as a true vacation these days? And if so, do you have to consciously turn your phone off while soaking up the sun down south?

Let us know in the comments section how you handle “me time” in the modern age. And don’t forget to take the poll!
  • judy on 2014-08-15 2:48:08 PM

    I have a back up person for my vacations and advise my hottest clients I will be away, I truly need to get away from it all at least a week a year, so - the cell phone is turned off and I don't check e-mail. One day we will all retire from the business and it will all stop. We all need to un-plug at some point for our own health and for the sake of our personal relationships. Our clients don't always respond to us on demand.

  • Baarbara on 2014-08-18 2:02:41 PM

    I totally agreed with Judy's comments. Everyone needs to take a break of at least 2 weeks a year where we are completely unplugged. Leave your business with a fellow agent and go. You are right our clients don't always respond on demand Why should we feel that we have to.

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