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PTO/OOO Policy

When you take PTO, do you set an Out-Of-Office (OOO) for your email/phone? Justify/discuss.

PTO/OOO Policy
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softwarebro
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
Yes, every time. It's a courtesy to my customers.
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
I'm OOO but always working so phone & email are open lolย 
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
If it's just one or two days I don't bother. Mainly because I know I'm going to be checking my phone anyway.ย 

However, if I'm going somewhere without cell service (I know, they do actually exist) then I will add one.ย 
TheLoneGun
Good Citizen
Extremely Rad Product Offloading Specialist
Absolutely. It's the right thing to do for myself, and my customers.
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Yes, to email and no to phone (though I sometimes turn it off). But it's not like I stop checking my phone. We are in sales after all.
specktyr
Praised Answer
+1
Account Manager
Always.ย  Added benefit is, they get your automatic email - and if you feel you can answer/help without fully logging in to work, I always felt that was a nice touch to answer them anyway.ย ย 

After getting an OOO, if someone responds shortly after; feels like they're going the extra mile.ย ย 
LordBusiness
Politicker
+7
Chief Revenue Officer
Unfortunately, I don't take a ton of PTO, one family vacation a year really.ย  Tough to disconnect my brain from the puzzle.ย  When I am OOO, I rarely put my OOO on, as I usually find a way to respond to those who need responding in the same day as the request.ย 
ARRisLife
Politicker
+3
Account Executive
If you're taking more than a day of PTO- it only makes sense to set up an auto-reply just for the courtesy of letting the person know not to expect an immediate response.

Doesn't mean you can't still respond but gives you the ability to take your time.
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
I always put it on, but normally have my work phone with me on days off, unless I am out of the country.

That way I can ignore the things I don't want to deal with until I am back 'online' and still answer things I deem urgent enough.
NorthernSalesGuru
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Always working...

My VP doesnโ€™t even care if we request time off anymore because he knows weโ€™ll always be taking care of shit or accessible...just the nature of my business...
beachNsales
Politicker
+3
Account Executive
Every-time, even if its a few hour block. I dont want my calendar to show availability for a client/prospect to book at meeting with me if I'm away.
Wolf
Opinionated
+2
Account Development Executive
It sets the right expectation with your customers/prospects if you set an OOO because if you do not, they expect your regular response times.ย 

I am not trying to answer as quick as I would if I were working when I am drinking on a beach.
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
Yea, I do it so when I reply they feel special but gently remind them that im taking time away for them. You don't want anyone to take you for granted.
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