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Too much accrued vacation makes the Controller pretty nervous/angry. There is some accounting mumbo jumbo involved.
Back when I lived in Manhattan and worked gut-crunching hours, this was unquestionably the way to go.
I had disposable income, lived in the world's best adult amusement park, and, during the periods of "regular" work, didn't have the time or energy to take advantage. I just used to make three-day weekends into four- or five-day weekends, and make regular ones into three-day ones. It gave me enough time for a mini-refresh without the hassle (and detox depression) of a real going-away vacation.
Vegas is so middle-america, as are all the other cool places in the world.
No. Everyone is replaceable. You're kidding yourself if you think otherwise.
me too...an extra day off every week...how cool is that?
eamhokie94: Is your name Nazi in pig Latin?
I get it when places force you to use your time off, but I don't like that I'm now being told how to organize part of it. Especially since I work in college athletics, so for the most part all of us have to cram our vacation into May through August. I much prefer a few four-day weekends during the summer and semi-regular four-day work weeks to having to coordinate a full week off with the rest of my co-workers so that we always have office coverage.
when you raise billions of dollars around an individual or a team of individuals with key-man clauses giving investors the right to terminate the investment period if said individual(s) are no longer active on a full-time basis, I'd so they employees are irreplaceable.
I know a guy who was basically in this position and felt he was irreplaceable. He got canned. Fortunately, he made shit loads of money during his time because he has not worked since.
I'll preface this to say that I am replaceable, but to think that an organization doesn't suffer long-term or permanent impairment when some employees depart is very naive. I think the Chicago Bulls declined after Michael Jordan departed and public companies tank when a CEO or other key employee announce a sudden departure
Clearly there are a select few people who aren't replaceable. I think the "Everyone is replaceable" comment was in response to the silly notion that "if your office can live without you for two weeks, it can live without you permanently." Of course they can live without you and it shouldnt take you going on vacation to realize that.
This post was edited by eamhokie94 13 months ago
classlessthug: I have too much on my plate to worry about the fact that my junk intimidates some needle D undergrad.
Well, yes, tastes vary.
I'd hope that the cost to replace my production outweighs the cost it takes to keep me.
that line isn't about being replaced by another employee (obviously 99.9% can be). It's regarding whether the employee is truly necessary. If there's a 7 person-team and when it went down to 6 for two weeks (becuase someone was on vacation) and the life went on without much interuption -- the team can operate with 6 on a full-time basis and person 7 is looking for other work.
my life is a staycation
I'm on day 6 of a 10 day vacation right now. Didn't go anywhere.
I work for a university so this Monday-Wednesday the university is closed for Spring break. I took the rest of this week off to watch the Tournament and I took last Friday off because I had to be up super early last Saturday and I wanted to sleep.
I can't cash my vacation in and the limit for rolling over can be reached in about 2 years if you don't use it.
This post was edited by historicus 13 months ago
Yeah, no kidding.
I don't care how many hours a week you work - if you don't have any kids, you're on a 365 day a year stay-cation, and you just don't know it yet. Work, no work, doesn't matter. Before you rush to the reply button to dispute this, stop. It's not disputable. You are, and it's cute that you think otherwise.
The thought of someone coming in and taking our children away for a week. leaving my wife and I alone in this nice big house for 168 consecutive uninterrupted hours sounds just as good as being alone with her anywhere else in the entire world.
This post was edited by Allenbaba 13 months ago
reading this, having kids sounds like hell unless you can afford a full time live in nanny and house big enough to ensure your privacy
NYCTerp is now OCTerp
Yes, we know.
Hell? No. It's not hell. But it's just like having another job that takes place in your house instead of your office. For some, it's easier than the job that happens in the office. For others like me, it's more difficult than the job that happens in the office. But I'm Jewish, so I'm supposed to make parenting more difficult than it should be.
Parenting is infinitely more emotionally rewarding, though. So at least there's that.
one would hope, as it can be financially draining
I'd like to amend my remark to say "99 percent of employees are replaceable."
you're not selling this.
Parenting is like being a Maryland fan--- sometimes awesome, sometimes horrible. Except sometimes being a parent is awesome.
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