Over the past few years, I had been given the opportunity to roll over vacation that I couldn’t use. We were short staffed, time piled up. All this was on top of the vacation time I normally get.
If you’re new at your job, or don’t work holidays, sit down because this will shock you. With holiday comp days, I get 6 weeks paid vacation a year. Hey, I’ve been here nearly 20 years! I wonder if the policy was originally formulated with the thought that no one would ever stay that long?
My contract anniversary is coming up soon, so I had to finish off what was left – use them or lose them. That’s why I took last week off and will be gone this Thursday and Friday and next Monday.
You look at the work of Chuck Close, like this self portrait (a painting, not a photo) and see a weird dirt bag of a man. His hair is matted, greasy and unkempt. A cigarette is hanging from his mouth. Considering the client