Corporate AmeriKa makes you pay for your "time off" with extra work. If you think you really get  a week off, rest assured, they will take it out of your hide in extra hours. These last couple of weeks before my vacation, we suddenly had an extra-high-priority upgrade project to push out to all the workstations, then training and troubleshooting. And of couse, it's scheduled right before I'm supposed to take off. To get everything out the porthole before the ship goes down, I'm working 60 hours a a week and going in on weekends.

One of these days, I'm going to calculate my actual hourly take home pay. I think I could be doing better at Taco Bell.

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