I’ve taken it upon myself to start telling colleagues about my forthcoming 6 months of unpaid leave, especially people I share files with, so we can plan for a handover of duties. My manager was supposed to announce it last week at our unit meeting but seemingly forgot. It’s been a weird time of high turnover at work and I have the feeling my boss would rescind my leave if she could. Well, all the forms have already been processed so too bad! I’m skipping winter this year and can’t wait!
Five more weeks
November 29 is my last day and I’m trying to stay committed to my files until then. But, I can hardly hide my joy that I won’t be around to do annoying tasks like undertaking a procurement or co-chairing a working group. Definitely let someone else do those.