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Old 12-30-2008, 06:51 PM   #21
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Hey Brewer, I hope you feel better soon. I can't tell you how many times I drug myself into work when I was sick or risked life and limb getting into the office in a snowstorm. Take care of yourself dude.

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Old 12-30-2008, 07:05 PM   #22
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Well I'm doing the opposite now. Doing nothing. And I'm better at doing this than any job I ever had.


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Old 12-30-2008, 07:07 PM   #23
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Dunno. Will tell you in about 3 years when I have had time to find out whether I will become bored (major problem in my career to date). But in the meantime, its a pretty sweet spot IMO.
I've had boring workdays and exciting workdays.

Boring is better.

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Heck, the active duty folks have unlimited sick leave, just gotta see the navy doc...
In the Navy that's known as "preventive medicine"...

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Old 12-30-2008, 07:47 PM   #24
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The weird thing is since I retired I rarely get sick . After all those years of dragging myself in when I was sick and now that I can stay home if needed I do not need it . How is that for karma ?
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:59 AM   #25
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Brewer, congrats on the new job, and if you get bored in 3 years (I do that, too), then move again! Enjoy it while it is interesting and before the sucky parts start getting noticeable.
I never take sick days, but I generally am pretty healthy anyway. I do take about 4 weeks or so of vacation every year, though. Not all at once, and I don't exactly keep track of how many days.
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Congrats on the new gig, Brewer.
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I had to go to the doctor today for the first time since 2005 (cold which turned into a respiratory infection, it seems). I felt awful on Sunday and spent most of the day on the couch, sleeping part of the time. Yet I dragged myself into work yesterday even though there was nothing going on and I now work in a place where you are encouraged to stay home and get better if you are indeed sick. So why did I drag myself into work yesterday? Dunno about everyone else, but most of the places I worked at over the past decade had the expectation that unless you had actually lost a limb or were unconscious, you would be at your desk. I can't remember how many times I sucked it up and worked for a week or more sick when a day or two in bed would have seen me better. And now that I am working for a more enlightened employer it has all become so ingrained that my first reaction to getting sick was to be at my desk, come hell or high water. How toxic is that? Anyway, just another reason to insulate myself from dependence on any employer.
That cold is nasty. I had it last month, had to take a week off work, and was coughing stuff out of my lungs for four weeks.

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