I'm quite the typical American. I use only about 80 of the 180 hours they give me, and lose the rest.Season is almost over, so did you go on vacation, or?..
That's very nice, even if building the package is a drag. In my last job, I got pay-raises by contract (incentive pay). I made the boss a millionaire, and he tried to slash my incentive pay because he thought I was too expensive. He's the idiot that wrote the incentive agreement, and when I was making him $1.25M/year in net profits (beyond what he and the GM could hide) he was still ticked off at paying me my share.This year will still be a bit chaotic. I'm up for promotion this year, so have a lot to do to put that package together (only in academia do employees need to put together a binder full of documentation to justify they deserve to be promoted even when your department chair knows you're due for it and deserve it).
Really, the odd day here and there is sufficient? But that means you won't get to go anywhere, but just be not working. The point of a vacation is to get away from everyday life and for that, at least in my opinion, you need a week or two off at a time.Each week, most people get 2 days off. In addition, there are always labor, turkey day etc. I believe those should be sufficient.
Camping out (getting away from normal life) only requires two days because most of the cities here have nearby camping sites.Really, the odd day here and there is sufficient? But that means you won't get to go anywhere, but just be not working. The point of a vacation is to get away from everyday life and for that, at least in my opinion, you need a week or two off at a time.