Paid Time Off
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 saids 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 your out of here, your vacation starts today
I gulped and 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.