Time off for good behavior

I went through my draft self-appraisal with my boss today and I think it went pretty well. He had some good suggestions. He really surprised me, however, when he said, “Hey, since you put in all that time over the weekend, pick a day in the next week or two and take a day off.” That was really cool of him since I’m salaried and technically don’t get “comp” time. But I chose next Friday, March 9. I was going to have to leave early that day anyway in order to catch my flight up to NYC for the weekend. Now I get to have the whole day off!

I had a headache yesterday and I have another one now. However, it feels slightly different today, like the very first hint of what could possibly develop into a cold. Since a cold is the last thing I want or need, I’m fighting it. I’ve been taking my vitamins every day, but I could probably go for some more vitamin C. While it doesn’t prevent colds (nothing does, no matter what the labels say), it has been shown to shorted their duration.

Okay, time to hit the road and head home. This time, I am stopping at the grocery store on the way home.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.