...another cold rainy bleak day. Heading into a log wet spell this week that will last though the holiday. Thankfully I am not travelling anywhere.
Joints aching like mad from the weather change. Went to bed just after midnight didn’t get up until 10:30 this morning.
...supposedly we have a short work week, but knowing the situation at the workplace, three days will still feel like five (maybe even six).
Gonna really need the four days off as I’m not sure my vacation request for next month will be approved (kind of got that feeling from the super’s tone of voice before she left for two weeks). So not only do I not get my usual holiday week off (because things were so hectic I never got around to putting in the request) but most likely will have to wait until mid January at the earliest. That will be nine months since I had any significant time off during which my workload and responsibilities have more than doubled, but my pay hasn’t gone up a cent.
If I were in Germany with the years I have put in I’d have over a month of paid leave time, health coverage paid for, and possibly even a four day work week. After seventeen years here, I get the maximum which is three weeks and am restricted as to what part of the month I am allowed to take time off, basically have no “real” sick leave to bank on (due to a very cumbersome company policy), and still have to pay for my health insurance.
Is it just me, or is most of America overworked, underpaid, and under-appreciated (unless you are somewhere high up on the admin food chain)?