Friday, May 14, 2021

TGIF


I’ve been virtually attending a historical conference this week. It runs through tomorrow, and so far, some of it has been interesting. The best part of the whole conference has not been the papers presented or even the launch of the book in which I have an essay. It has been that I was able to put an out of office automatic reply on my email, so I have been able to ignore everyone at work all week long. Sometimes, I just need my time away from my coworkers. They have a bad habit of contacting me on my vacation days, so I made it very clear to them that I was not available this week, and they should not expect me to get back to them until Tuesday when I am back at work.

4 comments:

Cody said...

I’m glad you were able to “get away” from work for a minute. TGIF, indeed. AND, did you see where fully vaccinated folks can ditch the mask? Let the vacationing begin!

VRCooper said...

And so you should...You need time for YOU...To recharge...In the past, I have taught my staff to handle things while I am away...They know what to do...Just do the best you know-how with the information you have and your training...I tell them if they call me it better be from the parking lot and that the building is on fire...

Anonymous said...

Joe, congratulations on the first publication - very exciting for you. Glad that you are enjoying the conference. Finally, the silence about your extracted tooth, your mouth condition, and the headaches suggests that all is going well! Roderick

Joe said...

Roderick, things are going better. I’ve had a bad headache today, but the tooth socket seems to have mostly healed. I’m feeling a lot better overall. I haven’t had any major pains in several days until today, but we’ve had a lot of weather changes and the pollen is murderous right now, which is likely part of the reason for today’s headache.