We recently had a steel cage death match and came up with a list of names for a layoff, only to have the layoff postponed another quarter. It was obviously stressful and challenging. During the match, I disagreed with my boss on my teammates to be let go, but didn't fight too hard since I'm still new (6 mo.) and don't have enough "data" upon which to base a strong case in support or against my boss' opinion.
Just learned that the next meeting (it's a conference call) to discuss a layoff has been scheduled during my vacation (it wasn't malicious, we have them every 2 weeks, it just happens to fall during that time). I will be out of the country and generally like to disengage on my vacations, so I typically would not call in.
Do I make an exception for this and take the wrath of my family (and me) for disrupting the vacation?
Do I prewire like crazy and make my opinions clear so that my colleagues are helping support my case during the call?
Do I work closely with my boss and try to come to a resolution before I leave and risk changes being made at the last minute?