An anonymous commenter on my last post asked the following question...
I'm confused. Why would you be burning vacation time when you are quickly approaching referral/travel? You are going to want a couple days off prior to referral and prior to your trip to do last-minute stuff. Trust me, in the days before my referral I was pacing around my house bleaching everything in sight and tossing things in the garbage like a MANIAC. :0) And before travel, I was packing like a loon. Have fun in Cali, but save some days when your brain will be mush and you want to nest.
Yes, I totally understand that I'll need some days off prior to travel and I plan on taking 3 days to a week off before our flight.
Even though our referral is quickly approaching, I've worked for my company for almost 23 years now and accumulate more vacation that I use. I accumulate almost 5 weeks a year now and have almost 500 hours of vacation leave on the books. They only let us roll over 450hours at the end of the year, so I'll have to burn about 100 hours by the end of the year. I know, poor me! ;)
I also have over 800 hours of sick time on the books, which will cover my entire 4 month maternity leave with 160 hours to spare.
With this said, I have plenty of vacation time to have a little fun before we get our referral. I'll definitely be taking some last minute time off before we travel because I know I'll be panicked and running around like a fool before we travel. I'll need some time to pull everything together before our flight. Anonymous, I know my head will totally be mush at the end too and I definitely have a plan in place. Thanks for looking out for me! :)