When I went on the schedule at work back in January, I had hopes of occasionally getting a shift off due to low need. People used to get them a lot. Over the last few months, however, due to a variety of circumstances, "holidays" are few and far between.
In fact, since January I have not gotten a single shift off. Until tonight, that is.
Tonight I picked up an extra 12 hours for a friend. They gave me my first 4 off, I went in for 4 and then they asked if I wanted to go home early! Yahoo! And since it was an extra shift my paycheck won't suffer, nor will I have to use PTO. (note to anyone who cares- if they offer to let you go home early, take it as a sign from the Almighty that things will be better for you if you leave- if you choose to stay under those circumstances, you have no one to blame but yourself when things go south).
I know you blog readers probably could care less- but my first holiday since January? Seriously, so excited!
Now, the big question is what to do now- it is 0430 and I am wide awake...the possibilities are endless!