Go, boss says, and take all the holidays you’re entitled to

Geoff Potter

DON'T you hate it when your boss tells you to go on holiday?

I can hear you from here agreeing with me. Holidays you say, I asked. His reply was as many as you want because you have too many so go nuts.

I've been told that I have to take 12 weeks holiday as I have too many in the bank.

You heard it right, three months holiday before we get to unwrap the Christmas presents under the now dead looking Christmas tree sitting in my backyard.

My immediate thought was you little beauty! This would give me more time to try out for hooker with the Roosters in Sydney, and it would certainly give me more time to exercise to become that person of muscle I've always dreamt of being.

But really, what the heck am I going to do for 12 weeks?

I can't go overseas as I have a mortgage and the airlines require money before you fly on their planes, so that's out.

I can't go and spend that long at my parents' place or visit my sister as one week is too long (the cooking is good though).

I really can't spend 12 weeks with my kids camping as I'm sure they'll get sick of me and my camping cooking.

What's a bloke to do? If you have any suggestions please let me know - I really do want to know.

I probably will take most of the time off during school holidays so I can spend as much time with my kids while they have a break from school, but then for the other 10 weeks what the "federal election" am I going to do?

I reckon I'll be sleeping in every morning, going and having a nap at lunch time every day and then probably going to the pub every night because I don't have to get up early the next day.

I'm thinking that I might have to get myself another job just in the interim, something to keep me busy while my boss thinks I'm on holidays.

Perhaps being a life model could work well, although I'm unsure what it pays nowadays.

Perhaps I could be a truck driver as I have my driver's licence from years ago. Maybe I could work in a warehouse somewhere and pack boxes - the ideas are endless.

What I would like out of all this is to know that at the end of it, when I do come back to work, that I have a job to come back to.

Perhaps someone will be doing a better job. Time will tell. Anyhow, anyone need a life model?

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