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On vacation? Declare e-mail bankruptcy Add to ...

This is the latest news and information for workers and managers from across the Web universe, brought to you by Monday Morning Manager writer Harvey Schachter. Follow us on Twitter @Globe_Careers or join our Linked In group.

Try declaring e-mail bankruptcy at the end of your vacation – delete all those e-mails that piled up while you were having fun, so they don’t ruin the vacation glow. Warn people in advance, giving alternate e-mail contacts, and advise if they send it anyway you won’t read it. One Thing New/Inc.com

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Harvey Schachter is a Battersea, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online work-life column Balance. E-mail Harvey Schachter

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