HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1505 times:
I hope you enjoyed your honeymoon in Thailand !
Apart form the "inbox & outofoffice-thing" I usually consult my coworkers for any new developments (birthdays, sick people, new company rules etc.).
Only after then I´ll browse through my 2 ft of papers piled in my physical inbox
Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
Alcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1470 times:
I have to check up on whats new within our roles, any security procedures that may have changed and catch up on the gossip within the team I work with. We also have to check any changes that would affect our day-to-day routine like sending faxes to other departments. After that and being back on the phone for 5 miutes, it feels like you've never been away from the place.
KLMA330 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 697 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1463 times:
I took 3 weeks off in June and went off to South Beach. I'll tell you that getting back to the swing of work and the office was one of the hardest things ever!! OK, I can be overly dramatic, but that first night heading home on the subway (tube), I was almost in tears longing for the beach, the ocean and the boys.... in fact, many weeks later now, and I still do long for those holiday days.
So, take it easy on your first few days back. Daydream alot, and go to expedia.com and plan your next holiday.
Gordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2101 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1446 times:
Ah yes, a holiday.
Well, the main reason I left my last employer was that I had worked 12 hour shifts, 7 days a week for 19 weeks solid without a single day off.
Now I got into IT for two main reasons, money and an easy life. 12 hour shifts are what I would class as working for a living, and if I wanted to work for a living I would have gotten a real job in the first place!
Thankfully my new job pays a bit more than my last one, and best of all I get 75 days of paid holiday time, and 15 days of public holidays to take every year - that's more like it.
Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.