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    NEVER take a vacation!!

    I spent a week in MN over the 4th for some family stuff, and my High School Class Reunion (40 Years??.... REALLY??), and when I got back there were a STACK of service calls waiting that needed MY "Special Touch"!!

    ....I need to stop taking vacations, so these people will stop breaking my stuff!!


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    Re: NEVER take a vacation!!

    Yeah i hate taking them too. never know what hornet's nest is waiting for you.


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    Re: NEVER take a vacation!!

    Quote Originally Posted by guitar9199 View Post
    I spent a week in MN over the 4th for some family stuff, and my High School Class Reunion (40 Years??.... REALLY??), and when I got back there were a STACK of service calls waiting that needed MY "Special Touch"!!

    ....I need to stop taking vacations, so these people will stop breaking my stuff!!
    VACATION? what language is that word from and please define!?


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    Re: NEVER take a vacation!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil B. View Post
    VACATION? what language is that word from and please define!?

    Derived from two words...

    Vaca ...which is Spanish for "Cow", and...

    "Tion"... which is a planet located within the Tion Hegemony of the Outer Rim Territories, considered as the original center of the Hegemony. The world that gave the Cluster its name was one of its minor planets. Tion was largely covered by a world-spanning ocean and orbited two brilliant cyan stars. The planet was also orbited by three industrialized moons with one of them hosting a spaceport. One of the worlds of the Kingdom of Cron, it was absorbed into Xim's empire. After the fall of the empire in 25,100 BBY, it would eventually join the Galactic Republic. After the empire collapsed, it would continue to thrive as a world of the Honorable Union of Desevro & Tion, eventually being part of the Tion Hegemony when the Tion Cluster joined the Republic.

    Hope that clears things up.


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    Re: NEVER take a vacation!!

    Quote Originally Posted by guitar9199 View Post
    Derived from two words...

    Vaca ...which is Spanish for "Cow", and...

    "Tion"... which is a planet located within the Tion Hegemony of the Outer Rim Territories, considered as the original center of the Hegemony.

    Hope that clears things up.
    ummm sure?


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    Re: NEVER take a vacation!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil B. View Post
    VACATION? what language is that word from and please define!?
    For me that used to mean 2 weeks annual training with my reserve unit.


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    Re: NEVER take a vacation!!

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    For me that used to mean 2 weeks annual training with my reserve unit.
    Sir, first may I say " Thank You for your service! "

    I never had the pleasure of serving ( bad boy on motorcycle in peace time ) Just about every male in my family had/has served, I felt like the "black sheep" of the family.


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    Re: NEVER take a vacation!!

    Even if you veg out for a week or two and never really go anywhere, vacations are a MUST to keep some semblance of sanity.

    My company not only makes sure we take them, but they also drill home the point that we need to “completely unplug”, and not be checking (let alone responding to) email, visiting work related websites, and so on.

    Some days you’re the dog, some days you’re the fire hydrant.

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    Re: NEVER take a vacation!!

    Welcome to being self employed. My business was slow for like 2 months. I go away for 5 days and get swamped with service calls. Been back 2 weeks now, all caught up and it's slow again! Summers are typically slow so kind of expected. I have a friend that will cover for me when away but try to avoid sending him out unless machine completely down. My philosophy is no one will take care of your customers like you will.


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    Re: NEVER take a vacation!!

    I'm about to take off for a month because of family dramas. I'm dreading coming back to find that I can't see my desk for every thing dumped on it. And of course there won't be any word of explanation attached to anything

    At least 50% of IT is a solution looking for a problem.

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