5. Top Ten Signs…

5 Nov

… That you’re in dire need of a vacation!

1. At least three times a week you are too caught up in your work to realize that you should have eaten lunch, you know, three hours ago.

2. You wake up in the middle of the night for whatever reason and feel compelled to check your Blackberry so that the inbox can be “clean,” when you start the work day.

3. At least once a month you can’t fall asleep because you are too busy making a to-do list for the next business day.

4. For the simple fact that you haven’t had a completely disconnected vacation from work in over three years. One of the downsides to working for the family business, I suppose.

5. You’ve flipped off the computer or the telephone on more than one occasion in the last month out of stress and frustration.

6. Your idea of taking a break during the day is checking to make sure the office is straightened up and leaving notes for the cleaning crew.

7. The only “funny” stories you have to tell are about that one time your co-worker spilled coffee on himself. Until you realize that it’s not funny and it happened four months ago.

8. Everyone at the office knows to ask you if they need something done. Sure, a sign that they trust you and you’re good at what you do but also proves that maybe you’re a tad too reliable.

9. Your hands are permanently in the poised-to-type position even on a Friday afternoon.

10. To get through all your work projects you listen to Pandora, quietly of course so as to not disturb your colleagues, which means you’ve used your 40 allotted hours within the first five days of the month.

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9 Responses to “5. Top Ten Signs…”

  1. Lisa D November 5, 2009 at 9:02 pm #

    Yep – totally agree with your list. I would also add that when you start dreaming of work, you need a vacation!!

    Hope you enjoy this little get-away for the wedding!

  2. Becky November 5, 2009 at 9:25 pm #

    I order you to take a vacation. Now. Why are you still reading this comment? You should be off to somewhere tropical?

  3. Jessica November 5, 2009 at 10:00 pm #

    Girl you are definitely in need of a vacation. I would add to this list: when you realize at 5 p.m. it’s the first time you’ve gone to the bathroom all day. Or you have to remind yourself to go. Snap.

  4. andhari November 6, 2009 at 12:14 am #

    That sounds like me too, only I’m at home working on assignments and event plans for my event organizer :( let’s go for a vacationnnnn

  5. butterflycharlie November 6, 2009 at 5:54 am #

    ha, i like number 7. Number 7 says a lot about my life right now!

  6. SoMi's Nilsa November 6, 2009 at 8:11 am #

    Wait, you only get Pandora for 40 hours a month? Really? What happens after that? Can you go to a pay-to-play service? That’s so disappointing. I might now be listening to Pandora with a little fear that I’m going to be cut off. Yikes!

  7. Kyla Roma November 6, 2009 at 9:48 am #

    Aw sweetie!! This sounds like where I was at a couple years ago: constantly tense and unable to disconnect. Have an AMAZING time at the wedding & I hope you throw your blackberry in the ocean. =)

  8. Jennifer November 6, 2009 at 10:01 am #

    I hit my pandora limit last month and still had a week left. It made that last week very boring!

  9. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair November 6, 2009 at 11:06 am #

    Hehehehe, I totally laughed out loud at number seven. Love it.

    I am in need of a vacay too. One more week for me..

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