Mouth Breather


I woke up this morning feeling like absolute shit. Actually, the shittiness started right before bed and continued on into the night. Tossing and turning all night until I finally woke up with a serious headache at 3am. I popped some Ibuprofen, made Amora a bottle, and basically cried myself back to sleep. I felt terrible.

Then when I finally did manage to get to sleep, it was about an hour past the time I was supposed to wake up for work. I told myself I was going to get up and go, but every time I tried to get up, I ended up back on the bed, knocked TF out.

I finally got to work…currently sitting here breathing out of my mouth like a fucking psycho. Why am I even here? 3/4 of the building is out on vacation until Jan 2nd, and I’m fighting off drowsy medicine at my desk. I really think something is wrong with this picture…

But it’s my own fault, I guess? I used all my PTO already, so I’ve got 3 days until that shit resets.

Doctor appointments, having a baby, honeymoon, emergencies for my daughter. Those things add up. A lot of those days weren’t even for enjoyment. I had to be out, had to get stuff done or take care of something.

What about “emergency time off”? Let’s make that a thing. Separate from PTO.

For the days when your daughter’s babysitter all of a sudden can’t watch her or when you have to go to the emergency room because you think you have cancer, yea, “emergency time off” is appropriate.

Yea right, I know. But a girl can dream.

Does your job have any special days off besides PTO/sick days?

2 thoughts on “Mouth Breather”

  1. Yesterday was my first day back to work. Yeah, we have something separate. It’s called excused absences. It works like PTO but the thing is you don’t get paid. It’s for said emergencies. I barely used PTO. I didn’t even use it for my birthday. I only used 4 days last year and saved the rest and got paid for it.

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