Skip Day!

I am taking a “personal ½ day” off from work today—and thinking about extending it into a full one.

I don’t like my job.  There’s no secret about that.  In the interest of keeping it, however, I wont mention the company or anything about co-workers (who actually make it bearable).  Suffice it to say I sit at a desk all day doing the same monotonous tasks, over and over and over.  And I don’t have any interest whatsoever in what the company does, so I can’t take any joy in the fact that I’m making some sort of impact in the world.

I had no real reason for taking this sick day other than I simply could not get out of bed with those same monotonous tasks looming over my head.  Yeah, I’m not technically sick, but I am sick of my job right now, and taking a break seemed like a healthy thing to do.  If I had not, I would have gone in to work, been completely lazy, moped around, thought about the millions of other ways I could have spent my day, mused over job listings on my phone, etc.: generally I would have been a horrible employee.

So, is it so bad—is it really so wrong—to take a day off every once in a while because you hate your job?  I don’t think so.  Not if it keeps you sane.  Everybody won today.  At least that’s what I think.

But what do you think? Is it ok to take a day off every once in a while for something that your boss would get angry about if they knew what you were really up to?  Back me up, here!

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2 thoughts on “Skip Day!

  1. Definitely not wrong. Gotta change the oil if you want it to run in the long haul! Of course, you’re talking to the guy who just quit his job because he felt the very same way that you do.

  2. The only thing wrong with this decision is it being a “half day.” Taking a half day is like going for a drive and just sitting in your car with your hands on the wheel, in park. Very few people like their job. Taking time to yourself is essential. Its like making sure your sandwiches are properly fore-manned or your smoothies have klondike bars in them.

    Moral of the story: good job man. You needed this.

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