Re: The same old "attitude"
Bill Haynes (BDKQ5H1@LIVEWIRE.BELL-ATL.COM)
Mon, 4 Aug 1997 10:51:55 -0400
Good for you. I am glad to hear that I am not the only person who get this
reaction. It is hard to spread yourself out in this needy world and take
care of yourself, but I find the time I give provides a vacation for my
soul. When you only get 2 weeks of vacation and give one up for camp you
certainly do seem and feel to be the oddball. I think the feeling is
compounded by parents who wouldn't do as much for their own kid.
I just had a week at Cub day camp with 7 or 8 boys everyday. I had a
blast. The parents were excellent, except one day when the parent backed
out (the guy who says call me anytime, I'm flexible) at the last minute and
we scrambled for that two-deep leadership.
My quandary occurs, because now I have 20+ vacation days a year after 17
years with my company. It locks me in to some extent, because if I
switched employers I could go back down to one of two weeks or less. I am
an I.S. (information systems) professional and the career has become
relatively transient The pensions are more portable, but not the vacation.
In this occupation I see a lot of young recent college graduates (who the
company can maintain for less money) and professional couples who have
decided to give up children altogether. It's hard for them to relate.
Bill Haynes DL(3) Pack 224, Hyattsville, MD
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City