Monday, January 24, 2011


So my boss wants me to figure out when I am going to use all except 8 days of PTO that I have this year.

Let me be clear: I am NOT in the least complaining about having 280 (plus about 30 hours left over from last year) hours of PTO to use up. It's the top reason I haven't left the bank to become an edcator (or a farmer). In fact, the whole reason I wanted to work for the bank when I started was because they had holidays. We don't have many holidays anymore; but I have PTO.

So while our computer systems were down this morning, I worked on the PTO Project. (sounds like a PBS committee or something). I wrote down two weeks in August and Christmas week. That used up 120. I put in a day next week when Jupiter had to go to the orthodontist. I made my optometrist appointment for the same day so I could justify not going to work at all. I randomly took two days in March to celebrate Spring and two days in April so if the stars and planets line up in exactly the right order, we can go to Montreal for two days during April vacation. I put in the mandatory (we think) holidays...Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving. I took the day after Thanksgiving just because I wanted too. Then I put in a note for a non specific day in May or June and a non specific day in December that I will need for Jupiter's school music concerts; as yet unscheduled.

My boss loves that.

Still have time. I'm sure I can use it up between snow days and sick days, though.

Speaking of snow days, it was 5 degrees at 4pm when I left work today. The tv keeps informing me that its the coldest weather we've had in two years. I know. Last year we didn't have a true Maine winter.

It was great. I loved it.

But it was fun to imagine warm summer days when I get to use the PTO.

1 comment:

Haleine said...

Je veux aller à Montréal.

It was 27 below zero this morning in the valley. We warmed up to 4 above. Now it's back in the negative range again. Remind me again why I don't live in Florida... at least when they have a cold snap, it's usually still above freezing.