Just three shifts to go
I have just three more nightshifts to go until I start my annual leave. It has worked out that I am off for two weeks, back for two weeks then off for another two.
The reason this has happened is because it was so difficult to get annual leave in my last job due to us being so short staffed that I have still got 20 days left to use before april. Since in my line of work a week is only three days that is over six weeks!
It has worked out really well except for one thing. My partner has just found out he is going away on a course for one of the groups he is involved in and I can tag along if we pay for my accommodation (his is paid through the grant that pays the course fees) guess when this is? The week before I start my second block of annual leave!
I could ask to get it changed but I wouldn't like to do that at this short notice. There is a small chance that I might be off those days anyway but I will need to wait till I go in tomorrow and see what the rota says. Failing that he will have to go on his own. Since he barely leaves the house himself other than to go to this group, being away for four days is not going to be easy for him but it will be good for him and maybe make him less anxious.