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Old 02-21-2018, 08:06 AM
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If you feel guilty, that is a clue you shouldn’t do it.
Wrong. It means the OP cares about their job and isn't a spoiled rotten brat. Seems the OP would be a very good employee and doesn't take their job for granted like SO many people do.
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:20 AM
 
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Listen and do not forget what I am about to write. Your employer does not give an F about you! Take your day off! When you get fired/laid off/quit , its a wrap, any relationship you had with the employer is done. Killing yourself, feeling guilty, being the "company man/woman" is all propaganda fed to you, while you were groomed to feel how they want you to feel. Take all your earned time off. Time off refreshes you , to perform your job better, that is your answer to anyone that questions your decision .
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:55 PM
 
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I assume you have PTO available? Are these reports monthly? Quarterly? Yearly? Doesn't matter though, take the day off. You earned it and its a company benefit. This isn't a no call/no show scenario. If anyone complains or makes you feel guilty and then turns around and takes days off then they are hypocrites.

Maybe you won't see these friends again for awhile and someday you will wonder 'What if?' when you wonder why you didn't spend time with more friends. Its always going to be busy at work, at least that is what your employer wants everyone to think. And its going to busy next year on Feb. 21, the year after, etc. Might not be able to spend that time with your friends/family like that.
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:22 PM
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Your employer does not give an F about you! Take your day off! When you get fired/laid off/quit , its a wrap, any relationship you had with the employer is done.
This is a person that is very privileged and you don't want to hire them. Completely opposite of the OP. Please OP, don't take this advice. You can take a day off, but you know you are valued, so you don't push it. I am the same way. I work hard. When times get tough as they will, the owners will keep the good ones and the crappy employees that are spoiled rotten will be let go and they won't know what hit them.
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:02 PM
 
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This is a person that is very privileged and you don't want to hire them. Completely opposite of the OP. Please OP, don't take this advice. You can take a day off, but you know you are valued, so you don't push it. I am the same way. I work hard. When times get tough as they will, the owners will keep the good ones and the crappy employees that are spoiled rotten will be let go and they won't know what hit them.
Actually, I am a very good employee, but the truth is, first hired, last fired. Most good employers allegedly value seniority, and have handbooks outlining it. Furthermore, the older you are, the harder it is to get rid of you.
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Old 02-26-2018, 10:01 AM
 
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I used to feel the same way, OP. I used to have a job where so much of what I did was specific to me and royally confused anyone who tried to do it in my absence. And since everything was "high priority" and deadlines were carved in stone, it was hard to take time off without adding major complications to my life.

I finally left that job and don't have those problems anymore.
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