It has been awhile since my last vacation. Allow me to explain how my vacation time works. Since I have been with the company for so long, I get three weeks of vacation. I usually try to spread them out. I also can buy a fourth week of vacation time. Basically they deduct X amount of dollars from each paycheck and then when you are off, they give it back it to you. I do this as well, although, I usually save those days and just get the money at the end of the year. I like to have that fourth week in case I want to use a few days for something or another.
This year I might actually take the vacation. I used to be fine with not having a vacation from the beginning of October to April, but now it is getting more difficult. I lose focus. I become irritable at work. All of these things are bad for me and for my employees. You need that time off, it helps you recharge. I used to think people were crazy when they would say that, but now I am in complete agreement.
So anyways, I am on vacation. I have all sorts of fun stuff planned. Be prepared to hear all about it!