Free 6th Day  

WildWon1982 35M
625 posts
8/26/2006 8:31 pm
Free 6th Day

Today was one of the more ignominious experiences (hope I used the term correctly) of my job so far. It was a deal I struck with my boss a couple weeks ago.

I had the day off last week for my trip to Philly. I scheduled it in January. The problem is, since I'm still freelance, I don't get paid vacation. I can take days off, but I don't get paid. Then I secured the apartment, so I needed to get the full week's pay that week, and every week until about a month after I move.

I offered to work 10 hour shifts for the four days leading up to the day off. That way, I'd still get 40 hours of pay. My boss didn't like that idea, justifying it as me having the advantage (God forbid), cause I'd get the pay, but he wouldn't get the production out of me (what a vote of confidence). So we struck the deal. He'd let me get paid for the day off, in exchange for me coming in today, to work a 6th day, for free.

Thankfully, it was an easy day, or I would have been pissed off. I even got to leave 45 minutes early. All I had to do was cut a couple highlights, take in a feed by accident, and a recap of one of the little league games. All in all, I did about an hour and a half of actual work today.

The only part that really sucks about the arrangement is only getting one day off. Oh well. Such is the life of a PA.

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