Out of office time is logged and approved by your lead in Bamboo.
Once time is approved add an out of office blocker for the time in your Calendar - Howto
Once everything is in place announce it during the Global Staff Meeting
Handle Regular Meetings - Decline them or reach out to reschedule
Handover work that can be handed over (do it early so your peers can ask back if there would be questions)
If you are on-call make sure your 1st and 2nd level shifts are covered by someone else
If you have open tasks that might come up during your vacation create a post in the
#amazeeio-wdydt channel with the following information - Howto
Contacts (Mail and Phone)
Tasks that you were working on
Whom you handed it over to
If not handed over make sure the expectation on the customer side is managed
Add a notice to Slack that you are out of office (and maybe also disable the notifications) - Howto
Enable an autoresponder on your e-mail and direct people to [email protected] in case the matter needs to be handled during your absence
Example Out of Office Message:
Thank you for your e-mail.I will be back in the office on Monday 2020-01-06. In the meantime I'll take a few days of vacation.In urgent cases please contact our support desk : [email protected]Best regardsFirstname
If all of the above is done - Enjoy your time off!
Walking away from Slack might be challenging due to so many non-work-related channels which are fun to read and participate in. Take those few steps below might be nothing new, but it helps establish a boundary during your vacation. If you are still using your computer and your phone, it might be that additional step that you suddenly end up getting back into work mode.
Log out from Slack on your phone and computer
Log out from Google on your computer
Disable Mail Syncing on your phone