Alright, my supervisor has mentioned several times in passing that I use my vacation time up as fast as I accrue it – I just shrugged it off. However, I just checked my accrual and I’ve worked here 3 years but have 14 hours saved up in vacation. 14 hours!! So obviously he is quite correct in his saying that.
Because of that, I am cancelling all the vacation I requested off for this year. I’m not going to take one until my hours are up over 100. We can only have 192 on the books so maybe I will even wait until I am that high. I was stunned – seriously stunned. I take 2 hours here and there not realizing how fast they were draining dry my accrual. I’m more than stunned, I’m flabbergasted and a bit ashamed.
I love my job – I don’t mind coming to work most nights and try to get along with everyone I work with. I hate the 10 hour days we work so have been using up 16 hours of vacation each month to make my 10’s only 8’s. What a waste of vacation time!! What an idiot!
Well, now that I have come to realize this, there will be no vacation days this year. I will see if they allow me to put some OT towards comp but I heard they were thinking about getting rid of comp – but that would let me take the one short vacation to Wyoming my sister and I were talking about going (require 2 days off work).
Once I hit 240 sick leave hours – which I’m close to – I can start trading 12 hours of sick leave for 4 hours of vacation which would help me build vacation up further. I was against this idea because you trade in 3 times as much as you get out – but maybe that isn’t a bad idea afterall. When we quit we get paid out vacation but not sick leave – NOT that I plan on quitting anytime soon.
I have heartburn now from the stress of it.