Posted May 9th, 2013, 08:49 AM
Last edited by clcurry; May 9th, 2013 at 08:51 AM
Crazy, I know but I always suffer guilt at leaving for vacation.
I'm a dedicated employee, perfect attendance, work hard, so why do I do this to myself?
Love my trips once I set sail, but the build up is quite stressful.
Man I hear ya!
I work in the public services department of a library. We have a small staff in our department but are responsible for being the "face" of the library. This includes covering the front desk, the main phone line, monitoring the fax machine for the library, filling article requests for our patrons and filling ILL requests from other libraries. And I am a librarian, so I am also responsible for fielding reference questions too. All of these items can come in at the spur of the moment, plus the library is open until 9pm each weeknight and we are open on the weekends.
The librarians get a fair amount of vacation, but we can never seem to take it in bulk. I put in for my vacation time during the first week of January. My time was approved, but as my sail date approaches, I am given grief (subtly) about not being here for a week! I'm getting the "any volunteers for working X night since SOMEONE won't be here for a whole week?"
And I also try to maintain my privacy at work. So I don't like to make a big deal that I'll be on a cruise. But I will have my supervisor ask if I'm going anywhere during that week...if I could work that weekend/weeknight. I respond, "No! I won't even be in the country!" =o)
So I am trying to get excited and enjoy my once a year week off from work, but it is difficult when I keep getting grief from people I work with.
Freedom of the Seas - May 19, 2013 - CocoCay, St. Thomas, St. Maarten
Enchantment of the Seas - May 25, 2009 - Key West, Cozumel, Belize
Liberty of the Seas - May 17, 2008 - Labadee, MoBay Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel