We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
My philosophy is this: We have an extremely limited time on earth and we are lucky enough to be alive at a time we have the means and opportunity to enjoy it. Our time here will be shorter than we are willing to imagine, and it's ticking away by the minute. So why sweat it? Why not spend as much time as possible at work and let others live life to the full. There's money to be made! /sarc
yes, your time is limited. So why waste it slaving away so others can have a good time from your taxmoney?
Which is what it comes down to for most working people, slaving away at a thankless job just to make ends meet and then having so much of your income confiscated for "fair redistribution" that you have nothing left to go on a vacation once in a while.
If you're not scared to take time off because if you do you're going to be fired for "not being a teamplayer", "not meeting performance targets", "being unmotivated" or a host of other BS reasons.
While trying to build his department at a small liberal arts college, my husband put his 2 weeks vacation in reserve for seven years. Believing as a good honest man would, that it would be there at the end of his 25 years and then he could take an early retirement (2 weeks X 7 = 14 weeks, but at the end of 25 years he would have had 2 x 20 + 40 weeks). HOWEVER, when this wonderful haven of white female justice found that they could not generate enough money to live the lifestyle the administrators expected they cancelled all back leave. No announcement, no opportunity to use some of it --nope nothing! He went on to work there another five years and that was destroyed when we could no longer stay on and work for them. Nice bunch those liberal little white girls (most of them from a famous tribe)! BUT, not to worry they just sold the building for millions of dollars and some kind of reduced space rental agreement. They will all walk away with sizable retirements while the man they destroyed--he is still looking for work--aged 72. Dontcha just love em? That is what will happen to Bull Dog too!