The 5 Stages of Going Back to Work After Vacation

1. Denial

“It’s not happening if I don’t unpack my suitcase.”

2. Anger

“I have how many unread emails?”

3. Bargaining

“Okay, I won’t post my pictures to Facebook. How many more days can that buy me?”

4. Depression


5. Acceptance

*sigh* “All right.  At least until I hit the lottery. ARRRG!”

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  1. August 10, 2011 / 9:19 AM

    My suitcase is just now clean-outed after a week back to work. I think I will skip the anger and depression [cannot handle those emotions]. In some way I’m still in denial as I could only shave a portion of the fledgling beard I grew sojourning in the Adirondacks; leaving a prickly goat. In return, i get poked at work, but it only makes me smile to think that my acceptance of return is knowing that I will fly the coop again before the snow flies.

  2. bILL
    August 13, 2011 / 12:46 AM

    I can only imagine what it like going on a vacation with a person of your caliber? love taking vacation with good friends,when times are good.Always nice to stay away as long as possible.

  3. August 15, 2011 / 10:41 PM

    Haha I can totally relate to this right now I just got back from vacation in Baltimore last week..the inner harbor is amazing I didn’t want to come back! I definitely didn’t unpack for a few days and got hammered with emails of course…I mentioned not wanting to come back so that covers depression, and I reluctantly went back to work today so there’s acceptance…I think where I went wrong Kate was that I kept posting pics to facebook as I did them, big mistake next time I will wait to buy a few more days lol

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