(or as we say in the business, your voucher)
So, it’s 4 or 5 days from December. The good news is that I get paid on Thursday. This is the time of year when phrases like “black out dates”, “year end”, “working on Saturdays” and “Fuck you Christmas on Tuesday*” get bandied about the office.
What’s making me a little crazy now (other than that my Ambien hasn’t kicked in yet WTF??) is that I’m going to keep accruing time off all during year end but I can’t use any of it until February at the earliest. I hate how it taunts me, especially now that I accrue 4.615(?) hours per pay period. My time off bank is taunting me “Hee hee, loser, you have plenty of time off, perhaps now’s a good time to plan a trip to see your family! Oh, wait, what’s that? Oh, right, the 1/4 of the year where you don’t get to leave the building, let alone the state. Ha ha!”
What’s additionally annoying is that the new girl on the team was hired given the week before Christmas off so she could go to the Caribbean so that entire week I get to answer everyone’s questions about “How the hell did she manage THAT?”
And in other work news, the company is hiring for a team lead. The only way I’m putting my hat in that ring is if the money is tremendously better. I really really really dislike the trappings of management (in particular meetings) and the hard parts (training) are not even remotely my forte. And I think we all know I’m basically allergic to being the bad guy so I’d be terrible at having to tell people to get on the stick.
Ugh, time for more wine, I have got to get this Ambien working so I can go to bed.
*No, we don’t get Xmas Eve off. And 12/26 is a black out date and I don’t mean the type you forget because of the wine.