Job Rants Thread – 3/29/2019 – “Gaming” The System


Hey, all; Happy Friday-


Believe it or not, I’m actually writing this on a Wednesday. Why, you may ask? Well, because, by the time this goes up, I will already be well into the throes of gaming geekdom at PAX East 2019. And, to be honest, as much as I like doing this, if it didn’t get done, now, it wasn’t going to be.

Because of this, I didn’t originally have a topic for this week, but then I got to thinking: While my boss is typically very relaxed about granting time off, given the nature of our work, you need to give a frankly exceptional amount of forewarning if you’re going to take any time off, particularly multiple days. While I understand and respect reasons why, it can still be a colossal pain;  I myself just made it in under the wire. (Thankfully)

Is it the same for any of you? Is taking time off as simple as handing in a form, or is it an ordeal, with nonsensica filled out in triplicate, bitter recriminations from your co-workers, and some choice words for your boss?

Enjoy chewing on that, and any other work-related miniboss that may have your remaining life, this week. As ever, have a safe and productive rest of the day, safe trip home, and a great weekend. And remember: Up, up, down, down, B, A, B, A, Select, Start.