So, I’m going to be going to Las Vegas with a couple of friends this weekend. They were able to get Friday off, but someone else here asked for that day off, something like four or six months ago, so I was not able to get the day off. In fact, it was when I asked for the day off that I was informed that I would be covering for the missing employee.
Now, that very week, we had had two (of five) technicians out (one of them my direct supervisor) for the three busiest days (M-W) of the week, and part of another day (Th) so I knew for a fact that Upper Management believes we can operate with three technicians in a pinch. Lower Management, on the other hand, seems to believe that having even one tech out (even though that was our staff level for about the last year) nearly cripples the desk. We’re not sure where he got this idea. Last year when he decided to vacation at the same time as someone else & we were staffed at two people (myself one of them) he seemed okay with that.
Anyway, I managed to get a whopping 3 hours off on Friday by agreeing to not take lunch. I’ll work the hour early to make up to the other missing tech, and work 5 hours before I can go home to go to Vegas. Sure, I’ll be off by 10 andhome by 10:30 AM, but if my direct supervisor wasn’t such a hypocrite, we would have been able to leave town Thursday night instead of lunchtime Friday. Which, as far as vacations go, can make quite a difference. We shall see how things go. I haven’t as much money to blow as I thought I would, due to school expenses and no roommate, but I’ve promised myself a good time.
I just have to be sure to do the next week’s homework before I leave, and everything should be fine.