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. http://www.ringbells.com


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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