We were chatting about this, that and the other when the topic of vacations came up.
In the context of trip-planning, I mentioned that I wouldn't be taking any in the near future because "I only have three days of vacation time left until next July."
"Oh, no," he said between bites of his turkey sandwich. "That's not how it works for salaried employees. That's for hourly."
"Huh?" I wittily responded.
"No, you have to use up your vacation by the end of the year or you lose it. Heh, heh. 'Use it or lose it,' as the old saying goes," he chuckled.
"B-but, as of right now there aren't three whole days left in the year!" I stammered.
"Tell me about it!" he replied. "I'm going to lose two and a half days, myself."
"Hmmm," I mused. "This requires further thought."
In a moment the thrilling conclusion to our story.
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Oh, we're back!
Well, here's how it's going to go down, folks:
- Effective, immediately, I am on a two-day vacation!
- As of January 1st I will have two more weeks of vacation to schedule.
Schweet, or what?
Happy New Year, gang!