Originally Posted by lawyerdad
When I was a partner in a law firm, my then-wife couldn't wrap her mind around the notion that I didn't get vacation, per se:So how much vacation do you get?
None, strictly speaking.What do you mean, you don't get vacation?
When people talk about a certain amount of "vacation" they're talking about getting their normal salary for a certain period of time despite not coming to work. I don't really get a salary. My compensation depends on the firm's overall profitability and my relative productivity. I can take as much time off as I want; it just means I'm going to make less money.Well, that totally sucks that you don't get vacation!
And the fact with portable electronics, even when you get away, you are never away. Half the time I am on the phone or a computer dealing with some nonsense. It makes traveling a real PITA, as it is never relaxing as it should be. I then get pissed bc I spent the money and got nothing for it.