To the others who feel ashamed from taking time off from work to play a game.
That's what I use to think, but after working at several different companies. I found that they tend to dislike employees who take vacation (taking vacation not near typical holiday times) or sickdays. More so towards sickdays. Yes you earn them, but they seem to ping you on your quarterly or yearly performance reviews if you take too many.
Where I work, we are reminded that we have vacation days. If we don't use them for the year, we lose them.
Yeah, I don't know where Rubina works (poor dear) but here no one is looked down on for using the time they earned
- and only a certain number of people are allowed to be off at any one time so they are more than happy if you don't just book around holidays.
In fact every year since I have been here I volunteer to work over the Christmas season so that people who go visit their families can have the time off. Since none of my family lives here and I don't travel in the winter I don't need that time off.
That said I don't think anyone should take sick days unless they are sick. I don't know any business that likes it when you fake sick...
I'm going to get up on the 22nd, go pick up the game as soon as I can... and start installing. I am guessing I won't be able to pick up till 9 or 10 am PST. I'll be playing as soon as I can after that point.
I'm taking a few days off at that point. I was going to do it later when I assumed things would be more stable but because of our contract I wasn't allowed to take time in October - just in September or in December... so I decided on September. Edited, Aug 13th 2010 10:27am by Olorinus