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Vacation time over max (203.6)
Got an e-mail this morning from an HR type warning me that I had accrued so much vacation time that if I didn't start using it, I was going to lose some in October.

That reflects the general fact that I don't take a huge amount of vacation time, but also the specific situation that for the last three years I've really taken far fewer weekend road trips than I used to. Just one con since I started the new job (Dragon*Con, since I'd already paid for the ticket, I think, and had enough points for a free room, if I recall correctly) and far fewer hockey road trips than I used to take.

Part of that is adopting a dog a year and a half ago. I can't just up and drive to New England or Albany or wherever for a couple of hockey games. And part of it has been not being in a position to spend the money.

The good news is that I already have several vacation days planned over the next several weeks, including a road trip to Toronto for an alumni event, and the lady who e-mailed this morning confirmed that, after I use those, I'm safe.
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gibbie69 From: gibbie69 Date: April 1st, 2015 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
When are you going to Toronto? Steve and I are going to be there for a couple of days at the end of April.
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: April 8th, 2015 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Tomorrow! Just up tomorrow for a Cornell event and back Friday after lunch with Dave and Deb.
pigglet27 From: pigglet27 Date: April 2nd, 2015 01:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now that you have the dogs, you need more staycations where you just drive to a park or place to hike and spend the day with the doggies. :-)
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: April 2nd, 2015 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

That's a really, really good idea. Thanks!
helianthas From: helianthas Date: April 8th, 2015 08:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Give some to meeeee!!! ;-)
Cheap flights to SF these days too :)
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