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Does work seem to "pile-up" in the days before your Vegas trip?

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  1. Edserv

    Edserv Low-Roller

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    So I've been going to Vegas @ two or three times a year since 1993. And almost without exception, it seems to me that as my trip gets closer and closer, that my work load gets bigger and bigger...

    Maybe it's just me lol!

    In fact, I recall many past trips where I was working until late at night before my departure the next morning- trying to pack and get everything organized.. Waking up only a few hours after I finally went to bed. Last year, I remember going to bed @ 2 a.m. to get back up at 6 a.m. for my flight.
    Add to this that I have a fear of flying, and it makes it very anxiety-ridden to get ready for my trip.

    Just wondering if anyone else has this experience?

    But the very best part is that when I finally arrive in Vegas, it's a major stress-relief, no matter how my gambling goes. When I land in Vegas, it's all worth it.

    Cheers!
     
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    No, it seems to pile up when I'm gone and it hits me like a steamroller when I get back all jetlagged and tired!
     
  3. Drc517

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    I slowly pack way ahead of the trip and sometimes not even removing clothes from luggage as I usually have succeeding trip or two planned (not necessarily Vegas). Not everyone will agree but I bring work with me. I check messages, faxes and respond/take care of them almost everyday while in Vegas. I use a portal to my office computer. I spend around 20-30 minutes a day doing that but in exchange is peace of mind that things isn't piling up, feeling to being in control, and I'm going back to work as if it's a regular day.
     
  4. WHU66

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    Happens to me before every trip, Vegas or elsewhere. I think my clients just 'know' I have a trip planned! Always takes a day or so to drop the fog of work, even though I try really hard to start early at the airport. Still love my vacations and work to live, not live to work - so being a bit tired and stressed before I go is sooooo worth it once I arrive. Saving now for next year's trips, hopefully 3 to the USA and one Scotland - it's good to have goals!
     
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    We leave on Sunday and I'm scrambling at work. I had to turn work down this week from an existing client on a last minute deal we couldn't service so I better make up the lost business on the strip!
     
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    Only my workload of chores at home, getting the minions ready for Grandma's house, etc. in the days/nights leading up to our trip.

    Our travel itself happens during the time(s) of the year when I'm on vacation from work.

    No matter the number of things I work on to complete the "Honey-do" list and all other prep before we go,

    Once we get there, our time in Vegas always seems to go by way too fast!

    RICHARD
     
  7. insin

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    UGH, I always think I can squeeze in more work before I go. (but I can't)
    Then I think I can always just sleep on the plane. (I can never sleep on the way TO Vegas!)
    I usually come back needing a vacation from my vacation!
    I can usually get in some fitful napping if I take a Red-Eye flight home!:snore:
     
  8. zenvegas

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    I don't know that work piles up so much before I go. However, I try to get ahead as much as I can and try to anticipate what could happen. Actually, I create more work for myself. I usually end up spending a couple of hours per day working while I'm away anyway because stuff happens.
     
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    No pile-up for me. I am a Sunday departure person, so I spend my entire Friday at work finishing up everything that is in my control at that time. Then, I turn on my OOO and whatever time my Friday is done - I'm out.

    Now, I do take my work laptop with me to check emails and do light stuff if I can/feel like it. I do this moreso to not come home to a thousand emails/meeting invites/etc.
     
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    I go to Las Vegas "for work" and, though my new position has me there far less frequently than my previous position did, I still try to reserve a little time for FUN. Without exception, other work-related things always seem to crop-up that put pressure on the "fun" portion of my itinerary.
     
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    I have my own small online business so it always seems like work is piling up then I get home from a trip and I have a ton to catch up on. I love vacation but sometimes the stress right before we leave is crazy. Hubby already knows what to expect when I get stressed.

    And crazy stupid me planned a trip end of this month, right in the middle of the holiday season rush. I don't know what I was thinking!!! Stress but I can't wait to go!!!!
     
  12. XKxRome0ox

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    yes!
    i'm thinking about taking an impromptu vegas trip this weekend... but i have a huge task that's looming overhead
    supposed to start on it monday ....... but it's looking pretty bad and i'm getting some pressure to start working on it over the weekend
    so now i have a dilemma
    do i go and deal with it after? or do i not go and start working on this?
     
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    Finishing up my Master's degree with only a few days of peace and quiet before Vegas. I honestly find the distraction welcome. Before I know it I'll be nursing an early morning drink at the airport and on a plane to the land of milk and honey.

    :peace: :beer:
     
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    Yep Mike, I guess the true positive is that it makes the time go by really fast leading up to the trip. I leave in 9 days and it's (as usual) crazy as ever. But this time, I'm really trying to get ahead of the curve.
     
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    Crazy now, for sure, but crazy fun at our slot pull!!! :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
     
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    I agree with this......100%

    Being responsible blows sometimes !

    Being the only guy who did what I did at our little company, CAD drawings and space planning, I was terrified to forget something while I was gone. Work twice as hard the week before and knowing you have to work twice as hard upon your return seemed normal. Likely not healthy, but normal. :goofy:

    I am retired now, I can't imagine the stress of trying to go on vacation owning the company like Onmyown32.

    Good on ya' ! Success in your business :thumbsup:

    My wife is in tech, I never know what to expect:):):)

    I think she sorta' digs the stress in a way, but sometimes I have to pry her away from her work email. If it's a longer vacation, ten plus days she takes her big kid work laptop and can easily work on vacation, it seems to make the pre and post stress easier for her, she rarely does end up having to work at all.

    I purposefully used to start my Vegas vacations every day with a coffee and Grand Marnier, giving myself an excuse to avoid giving any professional advice, and plausible deniability if someone insisted on a actual decision :drunk:
     
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  18. Edserv

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    Hell yeah!!
     
  19. Electroguy563

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    Yes. It does. And with my line of work (Electrical construction) I can't take my work with me.

    So my vacation times are usually when work slows down or when I'm in between projects.

    But often times even when it seems it's the best time to go on vacation, something comes up and it's hectic and crazy all the way up to time to leave.

    And a couple of times I left and when I got back my co-workers would be all bug-eyed, gasping, shaking and yelling "DO YOU KNOW THE SHIT WE'VE BEEN THROUGH WHILE YOU WERE GONE????"

    And I would look at them in a cool and quiet manner and yell "YEAH, BUT I DON'T GIVE A SHIT!!!!!":poke::beer::thumbsup:
     
  20. FuzzyDiceCraps

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    This does happen all the time. In fact, I'm at my office now with a stack of files that grows every time I take one off. In my week before Vegas that becomes my countdown. The time is largely irrelevant because when the work is done I'm clear to go! Then whatever comes in while I'm gone will just wait. :)
     
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