<aside> 💟 Self-care day for 2023 are: Feb 17, May 12, Aug 11, Nov 17. We usually use the OfficeHolidays Calendar to avoid a day with a lot of public holidays throughout the world. ✨😎 🥰

This is a date where everyone at Remote is encouraged to take the day off and do something they love and specifically to create awareness of the importance of self-care, mental health awareness and taking a break during the Pandemic.

We are hoping to have this once a quarter. Align with your manager and team for your day off on or around this day. We do not send out company-wide Self-Care calendar invites to ensure that your day off is aligned with your team for good coverage and business continuity.

You can also opt-out, if you prefer not to participate and we will remain inclusive of either option.


Normalizing Mental Health at Work

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm in a role which requires me to work that day. How can I still benefit from this initiative?

There are crucial roles at Remote that could impact the business negatively if everyone is out of the office at the same time. We encourage all teams at Remote to plan along with their Manager around taking another day off the week before or during that week, to ensure everyone has a chance to take care of themselves. If you have a call with a client, that could potentially harm the business by rescheduling, its best to keep it and take a day in that week or the week prior to also take care of yourself. Over-communication and planning is best for teams like these.

Roles that directly impact our clients, is crucial to have availability on these types of days, for this reason, plan ahead, so everyone on the team has a day off! No one should feel like they were not able to participate in the week prior or during the week of self-care day.

Should I cancel meetings on this day?

Yes! Even if you're working, cancel internal meetings as to encourage others to enjoy the day off.

Cancelling an external call with a client or interview that you already scheduled, could potentially harm the customer or candidate experience, we therefore encourage everyone to plan calendars upfront and not in a reactive way.

Does this day Accrue as part of my time-off

No, this day does not count towards accrued time-off and we do not report this day in payroll. Be sure to include your self-care day in your Google Calendar. It won't count towards time off but it will help the team know when you are expected to be out of office for your self-care. In your Google Calendar, add an event, select Out of Office type and rename to Remote Self-Care Day.

Do I need to request the self-care day in Remote?

For company-sponsored events such as Self-Care Day or a Work Event at Remote, don't record on the platform because these types of time off do not impact your payroll.

What should I use as my OOO message on email?

Hello there!