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Vacation Time!!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hello RFMA members,

Summer is almost half over and I hope your emergencies are few. Summer is the time for vacations and it's your responsibility to take time off. Restaurant facility professionals are on call 24/7 every day of the year. It's a demanding job that can cause burnout if people do not take time for themselves and their family to relax and forget about their restaurants. Trust me, I've been there and sometimes it's simply overwhelming. For you and your organization, you must be able to get away and recharge. It will help both yourself and your company. It's been proven through many studies that employees in high pressure positions lose their productivity without any real time off. When taking vacation, take vacation. No checking email and definitely not answering your phone. You can easily be sucked back into emergencies which require follow-up and phone calls. Communication prior to your vacation is critical. Establish back-ups for your projects and complete an "out of office" automatic email notification. Talk to your supervisor and vendors who may be in the middle of your projects. Let critical individuals know you will not be available. I'm on vacation now in historic Philadelphia and enjoying every minute. Tomorrow is our nations Independence Day and I can't think of a better place to celebrate.

I know it sounds easier said than done but both you and your organization will benefit from your time off.

Have a safe rest of the summer.

Dover and out.



Jeff Dover, CRFP 
Facilities Resource Manager | Restaurant Facility Management Association 
jeff@rfmaonline.com
972-805-0905 ext. 3

Tags:  refresh  time off  vacations 

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Updated: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Hello RFMA members,

Well, it Thanksgiving already. Here's hoping you are able to take a few days off and enjoy time with family and friends and have a wonderful meal. Try not to check on any work related issues for a few days. It's imperative to take time off away from work from time to time and this means completely checking out. Don't check emails or follow up on normal day to day items. Hopefully you have set up strategic/emergency back-up vendors to deal with any issues. You may want to even post an "out of office" in your Outlook account.

I know it sounds easier said than done but both you and your family or friends will benefit from your time off.

Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Dover and out.



Jeff Dover, CRFP 
Facilities Resource Manager | Restaurant Facility Management Association 
jeff@rfmaonline.com
972-805-0905 ext.

Tags:  recharge  refresh  Time off 

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