My new "Floating Holiday"!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Just got a corporate memo.. cool, I love reading those things! Generally, we get the first day of the new year off as a vacation day.. You just take it.
The memo stated that, effective immediately, this is now a "Floating Holiday". I thought.. what's the big deal? An older engineer on my team said.. "Well you know Bryce, that means you have to ASK to take a day off that should normally be a vacation day".
Oh, I get it now. If things look bad around rollover, I guess I'm expected to be at my desk.
No way in hell.
-- Bryce (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 25, 1999
"Floating payday" can't be far behind.
-- Sam (Gunmkr52@aol.com), October 25, 1999.
It means they know the sewer will back-up on 1/1/0000000000000000000 ;^)
-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (email@example.com), October 25, 1999.
That's for sure A&L.
One floating paycheck, and I'll float out of here.
-- Bryce (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 25, 1999.
I feel luckier than most here. Already been approved for vacation two days before and three days after 01/01. Requested it in MAY! It's not much, but...
-- dakota (email@example.com), October 25, 1999.
Sounds like a comp day to me. If they do ask you to work, they'll offer you a different day off. I hate comp days. It doesn't matter when you want to take it, the boss always gives you a sad look, and says something like "Can't you take it some other time? We're going to be really busy on that day".
Consider yourself lucky. Many shops don't know the meaning of the word comp. The official job may be 9-5 M-F, but anything else is also just part of the job. It may be OK to come in late, if you were there 'til 4 AM, but don't even think of taking the next day off!
I'm not complaining. I knew what I was getting into. It's a good thing that my hobby also just happens to be my job...
Tick... Tock... <:00=
-- Sysman (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 25, 1999.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I fully expect to have to work on the third of January...
-- Mad Monk (email@example.com), October 26, 1999.