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Summer vacation: Some replies


Vacation time should be spent far away from kids, pets, and famliy members. Vacation time is for people to get away from their responsibilities. Any emergencies that come up will all of a sudden take care of themselves.

Posted By Yadgyu, Harkeyville, TX : June 27, 2007 5:48 pm

I’m going to spend a long weekend sifting through the public rolls of our county tax assessor Web site, looking up the value of my talent-less, unmotivated senior managers’ homes. This usually crushes my will to live for a good long while.

Posted By Kenny, Madison, WI : June 27, 2007 4:38 pm

I haven’t taken a full week off in 6 years and I’M NOT PROUD OF THAT. Between e-mails, voice mails, crazy clients, I really feel trapped. I miss the days of white out, of when there was one word processor in the whole office, when people took lunch and gave you more than 5 minutes to respond to anything they’ve sent you before calling or e-mailing you to yell at you for being non-responsive. We’re going to try to get away this month. Taking the famous drive everyone I know has taken from San Fran down to LA (or San Diego). I really hope we do this…or I might slice my wrists with fax paper.

Posted By Fern, Fair Lawn, NJ : June 27, 2007 3:53 pm

We are snow-birds who winter (make that most of fall and winter, plus some of spring) in Arizona, then go to Montana for May-September. We road-trip a bit while in Big Sky Country, but most of our time is spent at our home up here and helping my husband’s Mom with her lake house nearby. We will have a real–overseas–vacation in October, joining a “geezer’s tour group” going to Scotland and Ireland. Erin Go Bragh (sp?) and all that good stuff!

Posted By Linda Granzow, Polson MT (for now) : June 27, 2007 3:40 pm

I was having a vacation of my life in London and was staying in one hotel manchester thistle.

Posted By Shawn : June 27, 2007 3:33 pm

Taking a mental vacation to ponder the number of coup d’estats that have occurred while the king/dictator/boss was on vacation

Posted By T, Itsasecret, NC : June 27, 2007 2:20 pm

For some strange reason families expect you to use your vacation time to visit them, which can be utterly annoying, and they use their time to return the “favor”. So next month I am sacrificing a week of my time normally used to restore my sanity, and spending it visiting my parents while my brother and his brood will be ever-present. My wife and I are overjoyed to no end. I can smell the gunpowder and dry wood already…

Posted By Jon C., Portland, Oregon : June 27, 2007 12:14 pm

In August I’m taking the wife and three kids (ages 5, 3 and 1) up to the Santa Cruz mountains in California. It’s a beautiful place along California’s central coast.

Posted By Matt M., Chino Hills, CA : June 27, 2007 10:54 am

I’m not taking a vacation this year. I’m quitting my job in one year and I get paid for my unused vacation days, which means I’ll have a fairly large final paycheck. Any time I need some time off, I use my sick time (which I don’t get paid for when I leave). At this moment, I have 144 hours of sick time saved up. Maybe I’ll “catch pneumonia” and head to Disneyland.

Posted By Robert, Elko, NV : June 26, 2007 11:03 pm

Hi. This is Bing. I’m going to Hawaii on Saturday. Perhaps I should have mentioned that. Maybe I’ll tell you more later. I’ve never been there and I’m looking forward to it a lot. I do feel that pre-vacation anxiety, though. Will I be missed? Will I not be missed? Will I come back to feel the world changed? Uncoupling from the corporate mindset isn’t easy or we wouldn’t have to go thousands of miles away to do it.

Posted By thebingblog : June 27, 2007 12:33 pm

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