said 12 months ago:
Thanks for “manning” the TOTW.
@joanmuschampfagnani, you’re on my list!
For this trip, which was a kid-free mini-vacation (thanks mom & dad!), I chose not to bring my laptop. I did, however, bring my iPad for games and reading, and my iPhone for, well, everything.
Unplugging is tough for me, but I did a good job of not checking emails, and spent little time on Twitter or FB. (I don’t consider these work when done right.)
However, I had a client tweet to me about an email and asked me to look into it. I (grudgingly) read his email and realized it didn’t require my immediate attention.
I replied, cc’d my team (yes, I have employees he should have contacted first), and didn’t think of it again.
He emailed my team and told them that he knew I was on vacation, but he checked the forecast and it looked rainy, so could they please give him my cell phone number!
Luckily they said no.
I guess the moral of the story is that you should have processes in place for when you’re away and if you are going to connect, beware of who sees that you’re still online!