Kicked out of the office

November 10, 2006 at 6:45pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

Now here’s a problem I’ve never had before: I have too many vacation days at work, and I’m being encouraged to get out of the office before I lose some of the days at the end of the year. It’s a nice problem to have.

It looks like I have 8 days to use before next year. What should I use them on? I already (kiddingly) asked if I could take vacation and work at the same time, earning double pay, but that idea was shot down. I will probably take off the three days of Thanksgiving week (Thursday and Friday are covered). That leaves five more days. Take off a whole week? Take off Fridays through the end of the year?

And then there’s the question of what I should do on those days. I always have web work to do. There’s lots of work to be done in and around the house. I could be a bell ringer. Any other ideas?

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foxspit November 10, 2006 at 7:48pm

We ring bells every year and it’s pretty easy to sign up online.

Take the week off between Christmas and New Year’s.

Clean windows, winterize the lawn mower, take some photos.  Read a book.

Gene December 9, 2006 at 5:40pm

I think the Supreme Court just ruled that they can’t take those days from you anymore.

Mr. Wilson December 9, 2006 at 5:44pm

You’re right, Gene, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruling in Roseland v. Strategic Staff Management is one to watch because nobody seems to know for sure just how far-reaching its effects will be. Definitely one to keep an eye on.

Gene December 9, 2006 at 6:37pm

The company I work for scrapped the whole “use of lose” policy altogether.

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