Some people never take vacation.
Worse yet, some people complain when OTHER people take vacation.
The belief, these days, in the lovely corporate world -which P.S. I have no patience for- is that if your butt isn’t glued to your desk Monday-Friday 8 hours a day, you’re not a hard worker.
It’s a concept so sad that just thinking about it makes me want to cry.
Then, it makes me want to punch someone.
In the face.
We’ve somehow gotten to the point where people are scared of taking vacation. People are scared of taking time off.
Because they’re afraid that if they do, they’ll be considered a slacker.
There’s Amy…she’s going on a cruise next week…OBVIOUSLY she’s not very committed to her job.
*Shake my head*
I guess what I’m really trying to say is that it’s very possible to be a hard-working super-awesome employee
Someone who enjoys using their allotted vacation time.
It’s a beautiful concept, work-life balance.
Some people really ought to try it.
You know, I’m pretty sure we can go to work and be efficient and get things done and STILL have time for a life.
STILL have time for ourselves.
And STILL have time for our families.
I don’t think we should have to choose between work and a life, and I certainly don’t think we should have to feel guilty about it.
So now that the holidays are quickly approaching, talk to your boss about taking a few days off.
Even if it’s just one day.
See new things.
Enjoy a quiet day by yourself to unwind.
Make time for your family.
Make time for your friends.
Laugh at something ridiculous.
Yes, it’s important to do good work.
But it’s important to do good life too.
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