My company was recently acquired by a much larger company, kinda like a shark swallowing a minnow. I'm sure there are going to be lots and lots of positive things that come out of this wonderful acquisition, I'm just having trouble thinking what they are right at this minute.
No one likes change so most of my grumbling has to do with things changing. I do like change, it is exciting and unknown, but at the same time it always makes me a bit nervous, because it is unknown.
One change that has been made is that our vacation time no longer rolls from year to year, now they are FORCING us to take time off!! The nerve of these people. Don't they know I hoard my time off like small little diamonds so that when Prince Charming comes and sweeps me off my feet I will have months and months of free time to spend with him, and get paid for it?
At the beginning of the year I had 200 hours of paid time off that I have to use before December. I'm not a vacationer, I don't really go places, I have lots of stress about flying and getting lost and not knowing the customs of places like California. I usually take long weekends and do yard work.
I took Spring Break off to spend with my daughter. I actually saw her for less than 10 hours in the 5 days I took off.
So what did I do you ask? Well, I live in Utah, the lovely land Mother Nature forgot. I was hoping to use this time to work in my yard, but it's been cold and rainy and all around sucked. So, this is what I did.
Since my darling daughter abandoned me, there wasn't anyone to take my picture so I had to search the Web. This was me, except I'm woman, never got out of my sweats, and I was smiling because I remembered to get wine for my vacation. But, close enough!