How to take a holiday from work

The etiquette of taking time off, tips for how to make the most of your summer break, and what to do when you return to work

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How do employers persuade nervous staff to take annual leave?

Corporate bosses need to be more than mere iPad-enabled control freaks in flip-flops

Holiday cover can be a poisoned chalice or a chance to shine

Not being able to switch off is becoming seen for what it is — a sign of poor time management

There is never any really good excuse for reading or sending emails while on leave

My husband’s new employer wants us to miss out on a long-planned trip to Tanzania

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