Friday

Could I Be More Excited?

That the weekend is almost upon us? I seriously doubt it. Not that I have any truly exciting plans this weekend, except the Psychic Fair of course, which is pretty fun... lots of neat, interesting and often times odd things to see there...

Lately, I have come to view weekends as mental health days. Days where I can flake out and do nothing, think about nothing, recharge etc ... and long weekends? As far as I am concerned there are just not enough of them. Why? In plain and simple terms? I am burnt out. Being on contract means that the employer happily gets to save some money and not have to give you and holiday and sick days... which is super great for the employer, but super sucky for the employee who, in this case, would be me. I can't remember the last time I had longer than just a few days off. Even last year's home for Christmas fiasco only allowed for a few days away and thanks to Jets Go and the stupid courier company who lost my luggage for 2 weeks, they were hardly restful.

I need a vacation. I need one now. I need it to be longer than just a two day weekend.

Sorry, just needed to get that off my chest. I'm shutting up now.

Bea

4 comments:

Capitaine said...

I understand how you feel, and it sucks! I hate this system where you're supposed to work so much you can't even enjoy life...

I remember at my old job, when I so needed a vacation but couldn't take one because we were short-staffed. The only way to get some time off was to quit...

I can't complain too much now because I get way more vacation than most, but the semesters feel a bit like a sprint when they start. You rush for 16 weeks, then you get a few weeks off. But at least I get some time off... I really hope you get to have some too...

TheatreChick73 said...

Amen Sister Bea! I am with you!

Here's hoping you get some time off soon. With pay of course :)

I'll be praying for ya Sister Bea!

mollyblogger said...

I thought you worked it out so that you will get some vacation time?? Or at least sick days.

Maybe it's time to renegotiate?

Beatrice Petty said...

It's a complicated pain in my ass... but essentially, the very few days I sort of might get off go towards going home for the holidays...

Renegotiate? That WAS my renegotiation....