Thought of the day: Where to draw the line?


You’ve got a trip scheduled, say a vacation or technical conference, and you’re looking forward to it.

If the company asks you to cancel it because now’s not a good time to be out of the office, should you?

Is there ever a good time to be out of the office?

When do you bend, vs. drawing a line in the dirt and saying you won’t cross it?

I’m just asking the question.

4 comments
  1. Bummer. Don’t they realize how much you look forward to that every year?

    You still do work while you’re there too, right?

    Bastards.

    • John said:

      It’s not me. I’m asking in regards to a friend. (Honest.)

  2. Kirk said:

    Oh, hell no. Explain politely that [your friend] has been refused permission to cancel.

  3. mp said:

    Fuck ’em. When your employer is through with you, they’ll pass you by like week-old roadkill. While you’re away solicit and entertain employment offers like there’s no tomorrow….because there isn’t.

    Corollary: Take all vacations during peak periods of system instablity. It’s the only way they’ll notice that you’re gone. If they object, setup an immediate meeting to “negotiate your compensation”. Bring a handgun and sport a crewcut.

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