Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor...But Oh God What About Vacations???

When I came into work on Monday there was an e-mail from the guy who runs the mailroom that he was going to be out of the office for a week on vacation.  Good for him.  Everyone deserves to take some time off and get away from the office.  And this guy is one of the best guys in the company.  He is one of those guys that everyone loves and since he runs the mailroom all by himself, he is kinda awesome.  He was even deemed awesome in the eyes of the company a few years back when he was named "Employee of the Year".

So a few days have gone by and I have practically been tied to my desk with all the work I have so I haven't been to the mailroom.  Apparently things may not be running as smoothly as when the normal guy is here.  We have some guest mailroom workers who just don't seem to be able to keep up with the amount of mail and faxes that come in on a daily basis.  Nor do they seem to be able to get to all the FedEx packages that are stacked up at days end waiting to get picked up.

And it's not that these people are incompetent. (Okay, some of them maybe.  I am not sure who is all on the vacation mailroom task force.)  It just goes to show how awesome the regular guy is.

So maybe not everyone in the company should be able to leave for extended periods of time...

~ The Office Scribe

Note:  I am not one of these people that shouldn't be allowed to take time off.  Actually, I should be given extra vacation days in order to cut down on the slight rage that might be building up towards certain co-workers.  But more on that later...


Holly said...

When I would go on vacation or leave for a week or two at a time for military duty - upon my return to the hospital the first thing I would get "we had x new diabetics and really missed you...you are not allowed to leave us anymore". Course, no one ever suggested I might be worthy of "employee of the month" but they all seemed to miss me when I was gone.

Now that I've been gone for over 5 months, I wonder what they'll say to me when I get back.

Diesel said...

Yeah, it's kind of nice to be the person that isn't allowed to take vacations. On the other hand, it would also be nice to take a vacation occasionally.