June 20th, 2012

So that’s that, then

Posted in The Job - Experience by 200

After waiting six months to find out whether I’ve got any leave in the summer, I’ve just found out that I haven’t. Unfortunately, having kids at school, I can’t take my holidays outside the school breaks. It looks like the Mrs Weeks and the kids will have to go without a break.

And to rub salt into the wound, the only tickets we got for the f***ing olympics I can’t get the day off to go to that either.

But my shifts have been changed at the end of the summer so someone who hasn’t got kids can get some leave, so that’s nice.

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  1. Oi says:

    Nothing else on the job front then?

    I’ve said it before, all credits to anyone who can retire, then start again in the same field.
    You’re a better man than I, Gunga Din!

    June 21st, 2012 at 03:43

  2. Dave says:

    I couldn’t get time off for my own stag party. I feel your pain.

    June 21st, 2012 at 06:15

  3. annette says:

    There must be something you can do about this.
    It is so wrong.

    June 21st, 2012 at 09:00

  4. Plodnomore says:

    How about your Inspector changing your shift so you’re on earlies on the day of your Uncle’s funeral? When I protested about this, I was told, “Well, it’s not as if it’s your Dad is it?” Four years later, the tw*t was a Superintendent, though still a tw*t!

    June 21st, 2012 at 09:08

  5. drsolly says:

    What does your union say about this?

    June 21st, 2012 at 09:46

  6. Baz says:

    Call in sick. If they are going to treat you badly, they should understand two can play that game.

    June 21st, 2012 at 09:55

  7. Whinger says:


    Take the kids out of school,

    When there’s hell on, show them written confirmation you can’t have leave.

    Surely it is your human right to have a holiday with your family!

    June 21st, 2012 at 12:13

  8. matt says:

    the federation would probably say and do nothing.

    i can see that you are starting to struggle with that bad back again

    June 21st, 2012 at 12:27

  9. Gary says:

    Things don’t change. I couldn’t get A/L or T/O when my son was born 24 years ago and I thought it more important than going on holiday or to a glorified sports day. I do recall having a serious case of Delhi Belly for a couple of days though.

    June 21st, 2012 at 13:13

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