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Postby dodint » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:59 pm

On a call with a vendor yesterday afternoon, and one of them made a comment about how they can't wait to get back into the office again so we can meet face to face, etc. I stopped him mid-sentence to let him know that this will never happen. I will not be going on site to meet with a vendor, because we have all of the technology to make that obsolete. I held that opinion before Covid, and it still stands.
I just laughed out loud, quite hardily, at the bolded. Thank you. :lol:

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Postby meow » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:01 pm

As someone that doesn’t take PTO days just for the hell of it, what do you do on those days? House chores? Errands? Veedia games? Fire out some knuckle children?

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:01 pm

As someone that doesn’t take PTO days just for the hell of it, what do you do on those days? House chores? Errands? Veedia games? Fire out some knuckle children?
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Postby shafnutz05 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:03 pm

As someone that doesn’t take PTO days just for the hell of it, what do you do on those days? House chores? Errands? Veedia games? Fire out some knuckle children?
:lol:

Well, it's different with two small children. Played with my son, read the newspaper/did the NYT Crossword, went for a 6 mile run, now sitting in the recliner watching daughter play Switch. Not thinking about work is the key thing

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Postby skullman80 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:15 pm

As someone that doesn’t take PTO days just for the hell of it, what do you do on those days? House chores? Errands? Veedia games? Fire out some knuckle children?
Just enjoy doing nothing, or watch a movie, or play some video games. Just mentally taking a break from work is nice. I don't look at my email, I don't look at slack... nothing.

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:26 pm

Knuckle children. Lol.

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Postby King Colby » Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:09 pm

I can't remember ever having taken a random one-off day for something other than golf. I will tack on an extra day after vacation or long weekends to get my life back in order though

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Postby skullman80 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:18 pm

I looked at my vacation time today. I have 18 days of "vacation" , + 4 floater days... so that is basically 4 full work weeks + 2 days. That's not counting company paid holidays which there are I think there are 9 now. Also not including "sick time" which I think I have 7 days.

Sometimes taking a random one off day is needed and I have enough days to burn.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:27 pm

Our company rolled out unlimited PTO last year. Even with a new baby, I only used 17.5 days. I plan to up that to at least 4 weeks this year, maybe more if the virus really takes a hit in the summer.

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Postby RonnieFranchise » Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:28 pm

I get the max possible PTO allotment of 256 hours, accumulated at a rate of 21.3 hours a month. You can carry a year’s allotment over so I started the year with 32 days + 3 floaters I have to use or lose. So, 7 weeks or roughly 3 days a month.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:46 pm

I have 30 PTO days and 110 sick days, maxed out at my accrual rate. We get 10 days off at Christmas, and a bunch of random holidays/floating holidays up to 10 or so a year. Do I feel comfortable taking a lot of time off, with how understaffed my department is? No. So I don't, even if we weren't in the middle of a pandemic.

Also, it's not really a day off when the wife and kids are doing school from home. :lol:

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Postby dodint » Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:49 pm

Our PTO rollover went from 240 to 300 for this year thanks to COVID. Not that my balance is up there yet, but that's nice to know.

I'm looking at driving to California and back in a few months. Come on COVID vaccine.

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Postby meow » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:17 pm

We can accrue 320 hours and roll it all over. I’m creeping into that cap (thanks Rona) so I was able to cash in 80 hours of it. Pay outs are half in May and half in November.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:19 pm

We can accrue either 400 or 440, I forget which. I was over 300 at one point, but cashed out 80, and used another 100-something because we were forced to due to financial issues. Cashing out time is a great option to have.

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Postby skullman80 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:22 pm

Yeah our vacation time is use it or lose it, or I would have probably double what I have right now. We can only carry over "sick time". When I first started we could carry over vacation time too, but they cut that option a few years back.

My wife at least gets to sell hers back once she hit her cap. She sells back 40-60 hours at the beginning of every year.

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Postby dodint » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:35 pm

I wish we could cash hours out. It would keep most of the governments agency leadership from taking most of December off because they haven't taken anything all year.

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Postby mikey » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:45 pm

I was successful in cheating the system to keep more than 30 days of vacation time to roll over...my plea for common sense, short-term policy change was unreasonably dismissed, so that's what you get...

I, too, would love to cash in hours though...

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Postby MR25 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:16 am

I just sent someone an email and got this as their auto-response: "I am working remotely for the foreseeable future. Please expect a delay in my response"

... am I to read that as "I'm 'working' from home and can't be bothered to actually check my email"?

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Postby NTP66 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:17 am

:lol:

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Postby meow » Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:53 am

Hey folks that put FEEDBACK REQUIRED or RESPONSE REQUESTED in the subject of an email. Do you really think that helps? Do you?

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Postby dodint » Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:54 am

Hah. My boss sent in a good one today: ACTION Blah blah blah blah ACTION.

It was about our service system changing over by mid-April and the need to ensure reports are migrated. *yawn*

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:27 pm

We started a thin client pilot back in mid-November. Today, we received an e-mail from one of the managers stating that there was an issue, and that the users were tired of having to deal with it, so they want the device replaced with the original. The issue was first discovered in November.

WHY IN THE **** **** ARE YOU **** WAITING 3 **** MONTHS TO REPORT THE **** ISSUE YOU **** ****?

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Postby Morkle » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:41 pm

Because it hit up high enough that someone now cares about it, basically.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:44 pm

Because it hit up high enough that someone now cares about it, basically.
This person is a low level manager. The people reporting the issue are just **** incompetent.

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Postby skullman80 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:07 pm

We've been interviewing for like 4+ months to add another person to my/our team... and still can't find anyone worthwhile it seems.

I thought I gave the person today softball questions, and they still couldn't give me an answer.

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