Holidays — or any day off, really — always seem to offer a mixed blessing.

Sure, it's always nice to have an extra day away from the stress of deadlines and the eternal spring of e-mails, but it always feels like you pay for it as soon as you get back. That voicemail light won't stop blinking, while the e-mails keep pouring in.

Besides, there's enough stress outside the office these days to make a day spent at the office a retreat in itself. And, honestly, how many of us actually get to do fun stuff on those so-called vacation days anyway?

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