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April 18th, 2006


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05:39 pm - Vacation
In wrapping up my employment, I've encountered an interesting PTO/vacation situation. But I don't feel like writing, so I will provide coverage in bullet form.
  • I keep a livejournal as something of a disambiguation resource -- what did I do when
  • I haven't reconciled my days off with accounting since 08/2004
  • As of 8/2005, I get 20 days off a year
  • ...plus 8 floating holidays (not bankable)
  • I haven't really taken a day off this year
  • ...unofficially...
  • I'm leaving for a job with half as many days off
  • I took a paid month off once and I would do it again
  • 20 days a year is a month off. Floating holidays are gravy.
  • Instead of leaving CMU before my surgery, I think I'm going to take a vacation for my surgery and recovery. I will come back to work a day or two before I go to Switch.
  • I have benefits for the rest of the month of my termination date.
  • ...I asked HR about it.

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    From:daemonv
    Date:April 18th, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
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    Well, he became the first ever Borzoi with championship titles from both Russia and the US. He's still periodically showing, but his career is mostly over. He is set to stud later in the year, and then he will be fixed (but his semen has been preserved in case these are fabulous children). He is a lovely house dog and makes Danielle happy on a daily basis for being so good. The new puppy that she just brought back turned six months this month, which means he is now qualified for the show ring. Which means that all show attention is being placed on him. He's got great potential, but not yet nearly as cool as Vanya.

    Except that Corvis had more fun playing with him.

    Pictures and stories at the From The Skies Borsoi Kennel page.
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    From:pietro
    Date:April 19th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC)
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    that's awesome.

    I made the mistake of scheduling some trips for after completing my thesis (then finding out that I wasn't actually going to be done with my thesis by then). (I should actually be 99% done by then.)
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    From:daemonv
    Date:April 19th, 2006 02:49 pm (UTC)
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    I think most graduate students fail to recognize that their "percent done" value is logarithmic in nature. It seems that going from 90% to 95% is much less time and effort than 95% to 97%, dwarfed by 98% to 99% and it is a totally different scale for 99% to 100%... Good luck!
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    From:pietro
    Date:April 19th, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC)
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    very true. It's mostly self-inflicted. I'm not going to stop working on it until I run out of time. Unfortunately, I found out I have more time, so I'm using it.

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