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

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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Try a ‘radical sabbatical’ instead of handing in your notice as you attempt to make a dream reality

Manage your boss so you are not bombarded with emails and keep a list of what you have done

Returning to 500 emails that need attention is far worse then checking in every other day

Bring back the benefits of a holiday and put them to use at work

Notebook: Nation finds return to reality after summer break tougher than most, writes Adam Thomson