I know at the beginning of the year just about every vacation day I'm going to take (with a few reserved for sick days and special occasions). I put them in at the first opportunity so I can buy plane tickets, make reservations on my schedule. One day I always take off is my birthday, which I make a point to sit and do nothing until I leave the house in the evening for my karaoke shindig. This year birthday was on Saturday so I took off on Friday to do nothing but sleep and eat all day (my sister calls it my panda impersonation
Supervisor is lousy at keeping track of requested time off. She suddenly realized that only 2 people would be in the office on Friday. Everyone else had requested the time off after I did. But I'm the only "B" personality in a group of "A" personalities so sometimes they think I can be pushed around. Now *IF* she had said something on Thursday I might have considered helping out with some of the time sensitive work in the morning then taken the rest of the day to be lazy. HOWEVER this is what happens:
**Cell phone rings @ 7AM**
SleepyTera - "Hello?"
Disorganized Boss - "Hey its BossName Oh hope I didn't wake you up"
ST - "**mumbled something incoherent**"
DB - "We have more people out today than I thought, can you log in from home for an hour or two?"
ST- "Uhhh...no...I don't think that'll be possible"
ST- "Yeah, can't do it, sorry, plans"
DB - "Oh you have plans?"
ST- "Yup, gotta get a move on soon"
DB- "OK, I'll try OtherEmployee, have a nice weekend!"
ST- "You too"
::SleepyTera dreams of bacon and eggs and karaoke::