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July 5th, 2002

Vacation Dilemma

So there’s this holiday on a Thursday. You can take Friday off of work and give yourself a four-day weekend, or you can take Wednesday off and work a short day on Friday (since nobody else is going to work that day, anyway). Or you can take both days off and give yourself the grand-colassal five-day weekend, knowing that the following Monday will be extra-full of work.

What do you do?

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday July 5, 2002 -- 9:59:41 am
Took Friday off



FROM: Barbara
DATE: Friday July 5, 2002 -- 10:34:34 am
Just started a new job, so I had no choice in the matter. So I am at work :(



FROM: Monica
DATE: Friday July 5, 2002 -- 12:41:15 pm
grad students don't get weekends!



FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday July 5, 2002 -- 1:28:42 pm
What would I do? Heroin.



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday July 5, 2002 -- 3:12:33 pm
Work. No work = no pay. Can't afford a 21-hour paycheck. My 40-hour paycheck is miserable enough. 32 sucks. Can't do OT, so lost time is lost. What a country. Celebrate the holiday with a smaller check. Woohoooo!



FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday July 5, 2002 -- 3:39:55 pm
You should move to France, Joseph. They won't let you work more than 35 hours in a week!



FROM: King Random
DATE: Friday July 5, 2002 -- 4:02:56 pm
Summer break, still under parent's finantial support. Lucky me.



FROM: fractal909
DATE: Friday July 5, 2002 -- 8:07:33 pm
Work. Double overtime plus shift differential for graveyard. = Plenty of "lettuce" Forget the sandwhich I want the lettuce.



FROM: Monica
DATE: Friday July 5, 2002 -- 11:15:18 pm
France has it right, I think. None of the "uncompensated (ie mandatory) overtime" crap. My dad's company forced that on them a few years ago.

I shouldn't've complained about not getting weekends off.. these past three weeks have seemed like one big weekend, one that I took some work home with me, that is... I'm just not disciplined enough to make myself work on a schedule. Which may be part of why I'm still a student.



FROM: Dave
DATE: Sunday July 7, 2002 -- 4:03:22 pm
I took WED and Friday off. I am paid by salary so....



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