Are You Ready for Vacation?
A Simple Quiz to
Help You Decide
Summer is here! Traditionally, this is the time for vacation and
getting away from work stress. But how do you know when its time for a
Do you have a designated parking spot in the
employee parking garage?
Does the security guard know you by your first name?
Has your accumulated sick leave balance gone over
Is your computer password, "hurryup!"
Is the FAX machine on or near your desk?
Do your eyes light up at the sight of incoming
Do you wear a beeper or carry a cell phone?
Do you come in early or stay late to get more work
Can you send a FAX, make a phone call, check email,
and eat lunch all at the same time?
Is coffee your primary source of nutrition?
Is the carpet worn out under your chair?
Do you go to staff meetings just for a break?
Is voice mail your best friend?
Is your e-calendar too full to hold any more
Is your "to do" list in your pocket next
to your heart?
Did the ball on your computer mouse wear out?
Do you smile when the phone rings?
Does your cubical have a sign that says, "Home
Have you started to like the taste of employee
Do you have a change of clothing and an extra
toothbrush in your bottom desk drawer "just in case?"
It’s hopeless. Prepare your family for your
impending heart attack and get your affairs in order.
Definitely vacation material! Get a tan then join
Workaholics Anonymous and try to kick the habit.
You deserve a break! Take the
batteries out of your beeper, figure out the auto response function on
your computer and, most of all, apply for vacation leave while
there’s still hope.
Get to work and save that sick leave
till you need it. You probably made your vacation plans long ago. Next
time send us a post card so we can see what we’re missing!