But, my note to you today is not about our email broadcasts, it is to mention one of the “Out of Office” reply messages I have seen several times over the past few days from an agent who I feel has her priorities straight. She says, “Summer is coming to an end and school is just around the corner! I will have limited office hours over the next couple of weeks as my kids and I try to squeeze every last memory out of the summer that we can. I will not be responding as quickly as usual but will get back to you. Thank you for your understanding and enjoy the rest of your summer!”
This travel agent does not know that she has made me vow to take a nice, long vacation next summer - something I have not done in a few years. I too want to make memories with my children - they are getting too old, too fast. Business is important, but so is life. Take it from a fellow agent.