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Time Off

This editorial was originally published on Aug 20, 2012. It is being re-published as Steve on vacation. As a US citizen, I’m lucky to work for a UK company. I get a generous allotment of vacation, and desperately try to use it … Continue reading

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Recharging

It’s that time of year when many people take vacation and get away from work for a bit. I’m going to join in, taking a few days off this week. I was off yesterday, with family in town for my … Continue reading

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In and Out

Travel always causes issues with work. It was the same when I was a production DBA as it is now as editor and evangelist for Red Gate. The tasks I have to manage and complete don’t seem to ever be … Continue reading

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Closing Out the Winter Holiday Season

I’ve tried to write regularly about taking vacation and getting away from work to recharge. I haven’t always done a good job managing that in my life, but I’m hoping to inspire more of you to do better. I’ve scheduled … Continue reading

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A Week Away

Almost. I’m off this week in Steamboat Springs, enjoying a vacation with the family, but I’ve got one commitment: Database Weekly. We rotate the workload, and most everyone else has something this month, so I got stuck with it. I … Continue reading

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A Mini Break

I’m feeling pressure. As I get this post ready, I feel a bit of a buzz from the stress of prepping a number of different presentations for the next month. Quite a few are new, and that always has me … Continue reading

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More Vacation

As I try to recharge and relax, I’m taking today and tomorrow off. Just a quick note that I’m trying to live up to my advice and get away from work when I can.

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One day in the office

I got back from SQL Intersection on Wednesday afternoon. I did work a bit, but not too much after traveling and speaking this week. Today I’m in the office, but only today. Tomorrow I’m outside. I have more vacation scheduled … Continue reading

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Three Trips

I’m down to three trips, with most of my busy month behind me. It’s been a hard year at times, easy at others. This month I was in Vegas, LA, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Charleston, with one more trip to Vegas … Continue reading

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Recharge and Relax

My boss informed me a couple months ago that I had 30 days of vacation stored up and needed to take some. I mentioned this to my wife and she scolded me for not taking enough time off the last … Continue reading

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