So, 2 weeks ago it became clear that I would begin to lose my vacation time because I had accrued too much time.
I told my boss that I would like to take 2 days off, last week thursday and friday. He threw a fit! Imagine, my taking 2 days off! Right when we had just gotten word that we are approved to do animal work!
So, I worked my ass off last monday, tuesday and wednesday, so that when I left the lab on wednesday to go pick up my friend at the airport, I had done everything possible to prepare for the animal challenge that we would be doing monday morning.
When I left town thursday morning, there was only 1 thing I needed to call and have taken care of before monday. Now, that's pretty impressive when you consider what all I needed to coordinate.
I got back sunday evening, had a great time (Ate Beignet's, drank coffee, drank tequila, got my tarot cards read, bought a pretty picture and 2 pretty masks).
We got to the airport in time, again, pretty impressive, and I waved my girlfriend goodbye at the security gate.
I got to work monday morning, the animal challenge went reasonably well, only a couple of minor glitches considering that we haven't done it for 10 months.
I find out monday that both Jian and Tanya, who are both required to be present for animal challenges, are both taking ALL OF NEXT WEEK OFF. Yes, all 5 days! And Dr. C has said nothing. NOTHING. I got my butt chewed for several hours because i dared to take 2 days, but they can take 5 days, 1 week, and get NOTHING???
I couldn't figure out why I was in such a bad mood tuesday. I finally figured it out, I was PISSED!
I WILL be taking my vacation day each month, and I will be taking 1 sick day each month, too.
I've also gone in late tuesday and wednesday, and I'll go in late tomorrow, and probably friday, too.