Let's do the math.

Assuming that I had to be at work for every

*weekday*between now and the end of 2005, starting with next week, that would be 100 days. Now, from that 100, let's subtract my 10 vacation days (90). From that 90, let's subtract my 2 personal days, 5 sick days, and 2 floating personal holidays--one for third quarter and one for fourth quarter. That's 9 days, making the total now 81. Now, technically, I'm working but I'll be in New York City for a trade show for the entire workweek starting August 22, so that's 76. Now, we work only a half day the Friday before Labor Day and the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, which makes one whole day (75). Also, we have Labor Day, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, and the day after Christmas off as well (4), making the total 71. What this all means is that between now and the end of the year, I will be at work about 70 days, as I forgot the day I have to take for a "computer skills" skills class. My "time in hell" calendar today shows that I have worked 127 days already this year. 127-71=56 day differential in time at work already and time remaining. Oh, how nice.