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How Many Days Off Did You Take in 2008?

No matter how much we love our jobs, when we think about the Best of 2008, those days away from the office are sure to make us smile. Vacation time is precious because we're only granted so many days, although many of us never use up our allotted paid-time-off because of one reason or another. How many days were you chilling away from your desk chair?


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356UIK 356UIK 8 years
Psssh. I had no problem taken all my leave days. And then some ;) I used that shit up.
rickimc rickimc 8 years
4 of my days were sick days after sinus surgery, so those were not spent chilling. I have four more vacation days that I am using over the holidays.
cpianolover cpianolover 8 years
Technically, I have perfect work attendance.
meechie meechie 8 years
All of my days off were planned ahead of time. Im not the type to call out.
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
I'm a graduate student in research science, so my work ebbs and flows like crazy. Some times, I'll work 30+ days at a stretch with no off days, including weekends, and sometimes, I'll be able to take days just because there's nothing in the lab for me to do that day. The flexible schedule is one of the few perks of being a permanent student.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i used to NEVER take days off but i learned a long time ago that if you set the precedence that you're going to be there all the time and never take days off - then that's what will be expected. i took a few vacations - one big one and another few that were just a couple days. if you get the days then you might as well use them right? i'm getting married in '09 though - so i'll be taking more days next year.
MzKita MzKita 8 years
I get 30 days a year (2.5 a month). I'm nearly maxed out, i've already scheduled time off for New Year's.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
Technically I took 6 months off after I lost my job in July. I sure hope I find a job in January!
Jeny Jeny 8 years
oh and not to mention sick ..(ahemm... hungover..) days.. which is a pretty legitimate excuse in my office haha. I have the best job in the world
Jeny Jeny 8 years
I don't have a clue because I travel ALOT.. I was gone in May for 4 days to Miami, September for 6 days in the Bahamas and another 2 on my way home I spent in Miami, Miami again at the end of October for 3 days, Phoenix for 2 days in November and Miami again from Dec 5-8.. so.. uh.. ALOT LOL
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
OMG. I've only taken 6 days off this year. I have at least 6 more and they don't rollover so I better put a request in pronto!
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I took 4 days, I had a migraine that wouldn't go away and I needed to go to the doc for a shot. Ouch.
sorrowja sorrowja 8 years
TG for Summer hours/Fridays.
ivygreene ivygreene 8 years
I took more than 20, but it was all for being sick:(
Dhorwich Dhorwich 8 years
I tend to take Fridays/Mondays off for long weekends for weddings and such - it gives me travel days. I don't get the holidays off so I'm taking 4 days then. Somehow it all adds up. At my company I get 10 vacation days + 2 floating days + the option to get more vacation days (after June 30th) if we donate .5% of our salary to a United Way cause. That brings me to 14 days off per year, one nice donation to my local community center through United Way and additional sick days to top it off. I can't complain!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Well, I was unemployed for about half of 2008, so I was "off" all those days, lol. But since I've started my new job, I've only used one and a half vacation days. Today I used half of one because I got to work and the snowstorm was so bad, all the clinics closed and we had no work to do. So I went home after taking care of the cultures...kinda like a grownup snow day!
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
i work from home so even when I take vacation I almost always do a little work each day. I took probably 15 days of this year, but most I worked like a half day. I've got like 90 hours saved up of vacation so I've got to plan some stuff!
WeTheLiving WeTheLiving 8 years
I get 5 days vaca, 5 sick and 5 personal days so I use it all up. I probably only take 10-12 whole days. The rest is usually split up by leaving late/coming in early for appointments.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
Well, I didn't take vacation time, technically. I had to take 5 off because I had the friggen flu in the spring. In the summer I had to take 5 days off because I fractured my nose in such a way that gave me a concussion...very painful, and the pain killers made me act like a fool.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I technically didn't take any days off, but I was in between jobs for 2 months.
cmd0610 cmd0610 8 years
What is perfect work attendance? That sounds horrible haha! I will (by the end of the year) have taken 10 days of vacay (all we get each year) and we get one day off every month so that's 10+12= 22 and then I've taken 2 sicks days- so 24 days off, sounds nicer this way, usually I'm complaining that we only get the 10 days of vacay but having the one day off a month is nice too.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
I get 13 vacation days and I plan on using the last of them for my New Year's Eve trip. Yay!
bransugar79 bransugar79 8 years
I hardly ever take time off and usually have a great big stock pile of vacation just in case i get sick or something horrible happens, but this year I took a week and a half off after my wedding and I had acouple of mental health days just to keep me from going crazy. I still have an insane amount of time because I didn't take very much time off last year and it rolled over.
AtlantaNoleGirl AtlantaNoleGirl 8 years
We get 15 days... which includes sick days... and I have 7 left. That means I'm taking the week of Xmas and the week of New Years off (they don't roll over). I don't know what I'm going to to with myself! No vacation planned.
mlen mlen 8 years
i get 3 weeks and 4 personal days. (not including sick days). i use every last day, cause it is use it or lose it. and they don't pay me enough to lose it! (i only took two sick days though for being legitimately sick!)
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