I’d originally put in for last Monday as a vacation day. But I came back from our trip a few days early, and was ready to go in to work — only the University was closed because of Hurricane Dennis.
My first thought was, “They’re going to screw me. I deserve to get that vacation day back, but they’re going to screw me out of it!”
Then I calmed down and for some reason I actually thought, “No, they’ll be reasonable, and I’ll get my vacation day back.” I don’t know why I thought that. I must have been momentarily insane.
Yesterday I got an e-mail from HR that confirmed this:
You’re crazy if you think you’re getting that vacation day back.
So I’m getting screwed. But somehow I no longer care.