||[Jun. 23rd, 2009|12:21 pm]
So, I haven't taken time off work in an age. Ok, I went to London in March, but that's about it. As a result of that, and the fact that I bought 5 extra days annual leave, I have a whole mess of it knocking around.
Given that this weekend is Pride weekend, I'm thinking of taking the Friday and Monday. I was planning to ask my Team Lead about it today. Then, in our staff meeting, he mentioned that the timing of work is looking very tight this weekend, and that he'd almost recommend working the weekend.
Now, I'm on the point of a minor burnout: I was working full-on with a project for about 5 weeks, and putting other core work to the side. That meant that all of last week, and the quiet periods of this week, was allocated to tidying up the core work that I had to catch up on. So it might be understandable that I want a break now. It might be even more understandable that I want it off for Pride; in my mind, Pride is an immutable, almost religious, holiday. (Hell, my religious holidays tend to be one every 6 weeks, but I don't call those in when I'm working) The problem is, I'd like not to out myself too much to get this long weekend (or a weekend at all).
Anyway, we'll see how it goes when he's back after lunch.
Edit: All's good, I have my time off. Man I need it.