I’m on vacation again. No plans, but who knows what will pop up?
Here’s how it works:
I’ve been on the job for over 17 years, now. I’m at the highest vacation accrual rate. That’s good for about 4 weeks or more a year. We’re also able to take 8 hours a year as a personal holiday. Where the extra time really kicks in, however, is holidays. Most people in government employ get 13 holidays a year, spread out during the 12 months. It’s usually a Monday, although Thanksgiving and Christmas are in there, too, and generate a couple of days for each in those 13. The “regular” daytime administrative staff gets the day off, with pay. Since my job is 24/7/365, we work the holidays. Since it’s inequitable to give some people the day off with pay, but not others, we get 8 hours of vacation time added to our time banks. With the personal holiday, that’s another 2 weeks!
Some people are amazed at the time I have available for vacation, but they seldom think of the days they take off through the year for various 3 day weekends. If a holiday falls on my regular work day, I’m working. You might be at home watching football, but I’m at work!
I simply take all those days off at different times than you.
I go back to work on the 18th.
Yeah, I love my job!