Originally Posted by GreenFrog
It's a trap!!
Heh. That thought crossed my mind briefly, but I don't think that's the case. My boss is really big on the life-work balance thing (which is really fantastic, by the way), so it doesn't surprise me that he'd encourage taking vacation time. Plus, we're pretty much completely prohibited from taking any time off for about three months in the fall, and I'm guessing we're encouraged to get away while we can.
Originally Posted by munchausen
Good news, where are you going? I'm headed to Pensacola next month.
Indeed it is. We're going to be closer to Apalachicola. Right now, we're looking at a small beach community not too far from there.
Originally Posted by Connemara
I was in the same boat, but it all turned out OK: I am taking a week (plus an extra two days I believe) in July and also have every other Friday off until mid-September.
I'll remember this when you're groaning about all the extra work during session. Are you doing flex scheduling for the Fridays off? If so, how do you like it? We have that option here for the slower times of year, but I'm not sure if I want to do it.
Originally Posted by Thomas
NOICE. I already got our Sept trip to PR approved so I'm set for the year.
Originally Posted by HRoi
MrG, there's no stated policy regarding vacation time at your company? it should be part of your benefits package
There is. It's pretty simple, best I can tell. We start accruing time from day one, and the only restriction I've seen is that vacation has to be approved by our immediate supervisor. I just wasn't sure it was going to be kosher to take any time this summer, since I'll still be relatively new, so it was nice to have my boss tell me without being prompted, rather than having to find a way to ask.