Happy Thursday. I'm sitting around in my rammy-jammies, drinking a coffee, eating a bow of cereal, and alt-tabbing my way through g+, Reddit, and Pinterest this morning. I've got some meat defrosting, and I'm off for the next 5 days. I go back to work on Tuesday, maybe for a full shift, maybe for just some afternoon corporate training, then a full shift on Wednesday, and then I've got another 4 days off.
So... why do I have all this time off? Because it seems like I'm one of the only people in the pharmacy who makes and effort to learn how to do things like vendor returns and supply ordering, and as a result, I feel like I can't take my vacation days unless I have a damned good reason to have time off. There's not enough techs to cover shifts when someone calls out, let alone vacation days, so I end up banking everything until the end of my "year", and then taking them all at once when the pharmacy students finish their school year and start doing their internships with one of the other pharmacies in our district and there's more people who can take my shift.
It's not cool.
But... it's nice to have a shitload of time off. I was getting to the point where I really needed it. In past years, I've used the time to craft like crazy, but since I haven't been doing much crafting lately it'll be a week or so with the cats, the couch, and the PS3.