2 more days until the weekend. So close yet so far. I have been at my current job for 3 years. I am now eligible for long term disability insurance. Although I don't plan to work at this job forever, it is a nice assurance to have for the moment. I certainly hope I never have to use it. Many people in the company started right out of high school or college and have worked there their whole lives. I can't imagine that. The funny thing is that with changing technology, customers, vendors, equipment, and other employees, there is always something new to learn. But the old-timers get to say "remember when things were simpler?". And we new people get to say "why are we so slow to modernize?". It's a difficult thing to balance.
Anyway, what is most important to me is vacation time. I have to wait until I've been there 5 years before I get 3 weeks. 2 more years to go. I wonder if I'll make it. I had 3 weeks vacation at my last job and it was very hard to have to go back to only 2. When my mortgage is paid off I hope to take a few extra days of leave without pay just to give myself a little more time to get things done. I think an extra week of "mental health days" sounds good to me. I don't know if I'll be able to do that but if not, 365 days off sound good to me too.