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What Do Developers Do When They Go On Leave?

What happens when a developer goes on leave from company active work?

Does going on leave mean leaving your company laptop behind and not touching any thing called computer?I used to think that way but now i kind of like figured that you do not actually go on "Leave" it is all a sham cos the very work that you do will keep following you where ever you go. I am suppose to be on a leave but i am two days in to it still doing company work for some clients that would not even want to here the word Leave.A replacement for me was sent down but i was begged to still be around for a while. Told then that i am not a machine,and i needed some time off.

When i sat down to wonder what i was going to be doing during my leave period. it is kind of like irony that i am still going to be typing off on the keyboards. This is kind of like weird but it is a good move for me cos i will really be free to do my own coding.I have got to catch up with a long time friend that distance has keep apart and well may be will be doing some coding.

I am not very good at going out ,someone will have to teach me that (an open confession from an open source developer) . Perhaps i should do more of going out, travelling, meeting people,talking with friends etc, that sounds good but what happens when in the mist of talking with friends, you find a solution to a problem that has been lingering in your mind for a while and the problem is computer related.

God save me from this man-made invasion in my life .

In the meantime happy Xmas to all WMasters in the house , i won't forget the code warriors also whose insight i have benefited from.

Cheers

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The fam'ly doctor once ceased my laptop. He gave it back 2 days after, when he saw my withdrawal symptoms where only worsening my health.

The leave concept just cannot work for some of us. I think its because the technologies we use don't go on leave. So you go on leave, you'll come back and see you have to do a lot of catching up to get to speed with the ever running technology.

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Wow - the same topic crossed my mind yesterday. Yes, the leave is important(official leave, from a web company? You're luxurious!), the prob is how to manage it.

Call this carreer suicide, but there's something a friend I know does that's unthinkable: I see him taking the whole of december off - not a care in the world. heck, anyone who can pull that off is seriously crazy in my book. The way he sees it, if you can't take one month outta the year to rest, you're not doing something right. Guess that includes me.

Having said that, I would do anything for a month of 'half day work'. like yawa said, a working vacation

As for what social activities, depending on where you are i'm sure there lots of things you could to do meet with people( like salsa & swimming). Just have a jotter with you when the next big idea hits you and you need to scribble,

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exactly.

@dualcore

u re really funny

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