I needed a good laugh, Erik! Yes, being self-employed makes time off a little more difficult but many hourly employees I know can’t take all their vacation time because of the amount of work they have. Many take the pay rather than the time off and a few give up both, because their employer doesn’t allow pay in lieu of time off, rather than work like maniac to take vacation. And, most of us handle emails when we are gone and a few work remotely while on vacation.

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