July 23rd, 2007

I asked for some Holiday, not the Crown Jewels

Posted in The Job - Comment by 200

How fantastic is annual leave, if you can get any, that is?

It’s my favourite shift, along with rest days & sick. The trouble is that the two-week holiday comes to an end with the awful realisation that you have to go back to work. I’ve just had my first day back and already applied for my next batch.

I can’t get any leave for the rest of the year, mind & I still have just over 50% of my annual entitlement left. I’ve just had 12, yes 12 leave applicatons turned down because the shift is at or below minimum staffing levels between now and Christmas. I have been granted 3 days in November, so that’s nice.

Still, I suppose it’ll bring my retirement date forward by another few weeks as it’ll be carried forward to 2008.

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2 comments

  1. whichendbites says:

    I suppose that you will change you name now as the weeks get less & less. Leave ???? It certainly is fantastic. Make sure you get it when it suits you and not just to suit the job.

    July 23rd, 2007 at 23:11

  2. 200 says:

    Yep, you’re right there, but I think 200 weeks sounds a little better than…”under 100 weeks”.

    Getting leave when it suits? Methinks you’re having a laugh, or at least my HR department does.

    July 26th, 2007 at 12:07

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