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Paid Time Off

Updated on May 17, 2020
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Carrie occasionally dabbles in poetry. She likes to share short and fun poems to put that pep in the step of life.

Happiness Comes From Work


Working For The Man...

Nothing excites more than a seven day work week high-

Working towards carpal tunnel syndrome as life passes by-

No time to socialize with my friends or have dinner with family-

I survive on carry outs, naps and overtime this lifestyle is normal to me-

How many hours did I put in this week? Heck I’ve lost count-

Maybe fifty, sixty or seventy, but it doesn’t seem to mount-

I can never slow down, I’m a busy body at the pinnacle to please-

I’ve never called out of work…not even for a funeral, cough or sneeze-

My boss gloats at my perfect attendance and said I’m deserving of a promotion-

He said I have a strong work ethic…don’t know what gave him that notion-

I never dream of asking for a person day…I want full throttled office bliss-

Everything completes me the copier, fax machine, E-mail; what else is on my list?

Break room coffee, co-worker drama, meeting deadlines just to name a few-

Filing, stapling, clipping and stacking until my work pile is through-

Everything here just makes sense, it could be my personal heaven-

I’ll work double time today so I can get off around eleven-

Then one day out of the blue, my boss showed me our company’s policy notation-

I’m sorry but according to the books your required to take a five month vacation-

You have accrued too much paid time off that you were unwilling to take-

Be happy your going to be on a company paid break-

But Sir I cry, what in earth will I do?

My days are made to work for you-

I’m sure you’ll find relaxation a good change, we’ll be here when you return-

Live a little…taste the free world, travel to see what you can learn.

But Sir I don’t like to travel or have hobbies to call my own-

I cant think of any torture more agonizing then being at home-

What will I do to keep everything sane?

How will I occupy or feed my brain?

I don't know what to say-

But only your vacation starts today-

I felt butterflies in my stomach… I don’t know what you would call it-

Maybe I’m sick in a way…Maybe I’m a peppy, raging workaholic.

Give It To Me Straight

Would You Consider Yourself A Workaholic ?

See results

© 2013 Carrie Lee Night


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