Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Time Off

I have been at my job since June and I have only taken one day off. I have close to two weeks of vacation/personal days that I will need to use most of before the end of the year (some can carry over, and I want to make sure to do that). Time to start planning what to do!

Personal Day
Change driver's license
Doctor's appointment (I went for my physical in January but I could go again? I do need to find a local doctor here.)
Do a huge once a month cooking day
Go to the mall (seriously - I hate shopping on weekends when everyone else is there)
Go look at houses
Create an in case of file and declutter our filing system
Create a will
Check on all our insurance coverage (renter, car, life, disability) and make sure it's enough
Get my car ready for winter
Pretend it's a weekend and get nothing accomplished

Vacation Days
Travel home for Christmas

Half of my vacation days can go to next year, which I'd like to do. At my old job I was about to be bumped up to three weeks vacation, so I'd like to carry over my days from this year and make it feel like that's happened.

I also haven't used any sick days, and they don't carry over. I used to be a real stickler about using all my days, even if I wasn't sick, and I still feel like that's morally okay but I'm not so interested in doing it anymore. I like my job, and I don't like lying to people that I'm sick when I'm not.

What do you do with your time off, other than travel? What else can I do during the week that I'm not thinking of?


  1. I have 4 days of vacation left. I plan on using it just to relax and probably study for end of year exams.

  2. All of our personal days and vacation days disappear at the end of the year, so I'm using all 7 of my remaining vacation days when I graduate. I think the rest after such a stressful year with school will be good!

    We don't get so many personal days that I have to lie about being sick. Five a year, and they can be used for more than sickness. For instance, doctors appointments, vet appointments, mental health... Our company is pretty lenient on what you can use them for, but I usually end up with enough debilitating migraines through the year that I use them all up.


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