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Off on a holiday

April 12, 2008

I have beaten the others in my team to grab this holiday.(not projects ,you @@#DUH!).Anyway it helps to have memorised the BSE holiday list right at the beginning of the year so you know which holidays fall on mondays or fridays(my holidays been dictated by some fat gujju or marwari at the stock exchange,Oh what has life come to).Or in this case BOTH!! yipee.

And so you sneakily ask your boss for 1-2 days off (atleast 2 months back).Of course the poor chap so inundated with work will have no clue and carelessly say yes.Now its better if you say this in Hindi .And now I will pretend that I have hoards of foreign readers and will translate for their benefit :”Ek Doh din ka chutti chahiye” sounding like you are just asking permission to step out of the office for a couple of hours.

As weeks go bye carefully modify this bit of information anytime you get a chance and drop it into a conversation preferably with other team mates when the boss is within ear shot

Like :

Hey ,is your presentation on the 14th ?

Me :No yaar,am taking 3 (emphasising on this part) days off around that time?

Boss is confused as he vaguely remembers giving you permission for leave BUT doesnt for the life of him remember for how many days ?

And the week before the leave he will realise that the same week where you want JUST 3 days off also has holidays on monday AND friday

And finally on Friday at 6 in the evening your boss eventually comes to his senses and asks you “So you will be off for the whole week? ” .You just give your sweetest smile and nod wisely!!

P.S. : This also means no posts for the whole of next week.Apologies to my WIDE circle of readers (I see a red spot on South America on the map,Hey you, are you from Peru by any chance??) .

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 12, 2008 6:57 pm

    well the technique is cool..but do u think this wud work with my boss who calls me sat evening after i slogged for an entire week and more than half a sat and asks for my personal email id..and calls another colleague of mine back from a 3 day vacation inc sat and sun to work in office :-(…makes u feel blessed now..

  2. April 12, 2008 6:59 pm

    oye write the long pending post on goa before u leave…

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