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What are your thoughts on these?
Personally, I'd rather go to work than stay home, and I live on a beach. It's just not worth the hassle of work and emails piled up when you get back to the office if you're not gonna go away. Discuss.
The reason I ask is because one of the guys on my team is out this week. Originally his plan was to go to Vegas with friends for the tournament, but that fell apart. He still decided to take the time off though. I would have been pissed had we made the tournament and I would have been unable to go, since we both can't be out at the same time and he has seniority.
NYCTerp is now OCTerp
I do this all the time, just because its a hassle/expense to go away somewhere and I might as well be at home than just eat all my vacation days. Usually I do an hour of honeydo stuff a day and spend the rest of the time catching up on TV shows/movies/fights.
They are awesome and sometimes better than vacations
A good way to avoid the blacks and the gays.
we dont have that in my office
Unless it turns out that you are one or both of those, then you'll be trapped in a house with them for a week.
using all your vacation time is very MA
It allows me to spend that 1-2k on tangible things, such as new laptop, audiophile headphones, etc.
"Turgeon has 3 key guys on current roster - Allen, Dez, and Jake - that have not improved." -Orioleterp
Taking time off to stay at home and watch the tournament is reason enough to take off, IMO.
"It's just so hard," Greivis said. "It's my heart, my love. Maryland made me who I am."
At Freddie they have two weeks mandatory vacation for a lot of the cap mrkts officers. Not allowed to log in remotely or check your bberry, and they monitor that closely.
I really like my job right now, but there's no way I'm carrying over more than two days of vacation any year. Everyone needs a break, whether you go somewhere or not.
my last firm had mandatory 2 weekers. good excuse to take a big trip. my boss did african safari.
otherwise its tough in this business to take 2 weeks off at a time. G$ has a good line on this - if your firm can do without you for two weeks, they can do without you forever.
agree we all need breaks, but i think there is an unwritten rule not to use all your vacation time if you want bigger bonus, promotions, raises, etc.
Staycations absolutely rule
I don't use all my vaction time (although there's no reason to not use it all), but I have 4 weeks and probably only use about a week and a half on actually going away somewhere.
I'm also pretty comfortable with being middleamerica. It's a nice place to be.
I work for a British company and the execs each take off something like 8 weeks a year. Business comes crashing to a halt for about a month in the summer and 2 weeks around the end of the year.
I am also completely replaceable.
It's great way to get some things done around the house, but I prefer the (seemingly rare) actual vacation.
Not down with it either. Altho taking off Thur-Fri of the tournament is a pretty good "staycation"
I'd rather take a bunch of individual days and do 3-4 day weekend getaways.
I doubt I'd ever take a week long "stay cation," but I sometimes take a day off here or there to knock out some errands and then relax and catch up on movies/video games.
everyone is completely replaceable, that's the thing.
yea, that's what I do. I usually take off Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday to just have a relaxing 4 day weekend. I do that like 2 or 3 times a year.
I can buy the "staycation" for a few days to watch NCAA Tounament.
Doing it often and not traveling at all is weird. I also fall under the rule of if i'm not traveling or don't have something really pressing I will come to work. I also work remotely a lot which I guess is the opposite of Staycation
Yes and no. 250K and below w-2 wage earners and you are probably right
I made the mistake of taking off the last week of the year as a staycation, since mini-me was also out of school/bored senseless that same week. I would have rather just lose my vacation days than have to play another 3 dozen games of monopoly/uno.
Agree with this too.
certain states have rules that employers must pay out unused vacations -- CA and Massachussets I know of off-hand.
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