Wednesday, December 9, 2009

3 Years Down

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.

4 comments:

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

Well, congrats on the three years. Maybe not what you wanted to do, but it is helping you get where you want to go.

The amount of vacation that is standard is so depressing. 365 days does sound much better!

Lizzie said...

I cant beleive that in the 21st century in a civilised country that two weeks is considered enough holiday. Its mad. No wonder you cant wait to finish. At least you are in the home straight!

Sallie's Niece said...

You can definitely tough it out two more years. And just think how close you are to paying off your mortgage and maybe early retirement? I can't wait to see what you plan next.

Daizy said...

Over the Cubicle, ya, I have to keep reminding myself that it is a means to an end. My job will set me free!

Lizzie, I know it is so depressing. 2 more years and then I'll get 3 weeks, then another 5 years before I earn 4 weeks! I'll never make it.

Sallie's Niece, tough it out is right. I hope I can make it. my boss told me again today that I can't quit until he does...in TEN years! Ack.