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    Serious problem

    Life can be real rough sometimes. :-P

    Right now I have 21 days of vacation to use by June 30th. July 1st my vacation will reset and I will have a new set of 20 days vacation. Now the tricky part, I cant really take an extended vacation (more then a day off) until late April through mid September. I am already taking 5 days before June 30th for races.

    So what should I do with my 16 extra days of vacation before June 30th? Any ideas? What would you do? Remember, I race every weekend and pretty much every spare penny goes into grad school and racing so that cruise is out of the question.

    As I said, it is a rough life sometimes but I need ideas here, my boss is yelling at me to schedule my vaca!

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    go on a credit card tour... and fly back.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    the credit card vacation comes next year...that is the vacation paid for completely by credit card reward points, I am thinking a trip overseas? This years points bought me a 37 inch flat screen tv.

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    Take an extra day off after races to recover.
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    i have 10 weeks to use by September 30..... i havent taken more than 2 weeks in the last 3 years.

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    I do not understand how people can keep working without a break. I never have a problem taking vacation days. I didn't go on any trips last year so I just took random days off during the week and went on nice long rides up the coast.

    I can tell the people I work with who don't take vacations very often. The are usually cranky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    I do not understand how people can keep working without a break.

    They are usually cranky.
    It's easy when you live in a permanent state of vacation.

    What will I do tomorrow? I don't even know yet!



    I'm still cranky though.

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    Yeah, well I get a ton of vacation on top of this. It is great working in education. Week for thanksgiving, 2 weeks for Christmas, and pretty laid back hours in the summer.

    Maybe I will take a week and try to solve that rubix cube...wait that might take two weeks

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    Do they pay you out for your vacation? I get five weeks and sometimes I just can't take them. My work will pay me out if I forget to take them. I won't lose it, but it doesn't roll over.
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    What is this va...vacaishiun you speak of?
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    Can you cash out?

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    I like taking days off in the niddle of teh week to do home projects. One day for the work, one day to put the feet up and admire said work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    I do not understand how people can keep working without a break.
    Massive quantities of caffeine?

    I rarely take any PTO, and I'll be one of those crazy people here in the lab who gets told "take some time off or you'll lose your hours." The company lets us max out at 400 hours accrued PTO. After that, you either take some time off, or you just stop earning additional PTO until you use some up. I'm at 202.5 hours right now. I'm sure that I'll use a day or two for recovery days after a weekend 400k, but mostly I'm saving up the hours for when The Girl and I get married later this year.

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    cross some things off the bucket list....travel doesn't have to be expensive. During the summer, on my days off from work (admitted, I get alot of time off 24 on 72 off) I take a short vacay to someplace in driving distance...your in NY, right? ever been to acadia national park? It's awesome....ever go skydiving? think outside the box and don't let your fears limit you.
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    Vacation doesn't have to mean a trip. Some of my best vacations were spent at home, either riding my bike or reading books, or just hanging out.
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    Take the time off, but go to work and just wander around screwing off all day.
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    If you can take single days off,take every monday off and make a bunch of three day weekends out of your vacation time.

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    I try to use some of mine on pleasant days, and just go off for a ride. Of course, in your neck of the woods, it's hard to expect much of that happening before April.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Take the time off, but go to work and just wander around screwing off all day.
    Wait...are you watching me? This is what I did at work today minus that taking time off.

    no I cannot cash out. I just put in for a week vacation in late march. I will either (1) head somewhere warm in the mountains and train my heart out or (2) go to NC and sit on my butt for a week at my friends lakeside house.

    When I woke up this morning it was -30f outside...warmth is on my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lodi781 View Post
    cross some things off the bucket list....travel doesn't have to be expensive. During the summer, on my days off from work (admitted, I get alot of time off 24 on 72 off) I take a short vacay to someplace in driving distance...your in NY, right? ever been to acadia national park? It's awesome....ever go skydiving? think outside the box and don't let your fears limit you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwimBike View Post
    When I woke up this morning it was -30f outside...warmth is on my mind.
    ditto that.

    where abouts are you at? it was -40C (sans windchill) last night, tomorrow morning its going to be 0C.... although i like the 40 degree jump in temperature, i still need to get the #$% out of this place and seek warmer climate.

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    I would go on an extended bike trip. Doesn't have to be that expensive, since you have plenty of time. Drive to somewhere you've always wanted to ride, get a camp site, ride a few loops, spend your rest day driving somewhere else ... repeat. If you're doing it in April, desert southwest - Tucson, Taos, Moab. May - California, June, Colorado.

    I would take an extended bike tour, personally, but there are some startup costs to that if you don't already have the equipment.

    Wish I had your problem - self employed w/no paid vacation here.
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    free pizza, im in northern ny right on the canadian border, bout an hour south of Ottawa.

    I think I will head to Charlottesville, VA or NC for a week in march. I have some college roommates who live down there I have not seen in a while.

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    Between travel and racing, this ought to take care of it for ya!

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    I recommend taking a trip to Durango for at least a week to train for this:

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