I just got an offer to spend a couple of weeks in Germany. An offer I can’t refuse because there’s no way I will ever travel outside the US in the future. At least highly unlikely anyway. We will be visiting the areas that my ancestors come from.
I don’t have any paid vacation time left so I would have to take it as unpaid which is fine with me. The boss is out in training today so I emailed him asking for his approval. He basically said he couldn’t spare me to be away for that long. I replied that the trip is more important than my job so I’m sure we can work something out. We’ll talk tomorrow.
Basically, I’m telling him that I am going on this trip and whether I come back to work here afterwards is entirely up to him. I’m already tired of this job anyway so even though I’m sure I’ll freak out for a while I won’t really miss the job. I’m sure he will work it out with me but I like to consider the extremes.
Assuming the worst happens, though unlikely, I would enjoy taking another year off while I shop for land. Perhaps get that part-time job I’ve been thinking about. Change is good. I’m tired of the full time thing anyway. Work is for chumps. I made all the money back in a few months that I spent on my last sabbatical.
It’s likely that all will be fine. It would have to pass through multiple levels before they let me go and I seriously doubt a company fires a person for wanting some time off for vacation. I’m not worried. Germany, here I come.