At my job - You can save your Vacation days for two years...... but if you don't use it by then.......you lose it ( no "banking" Vacation time ). My anniversary date ( the day I started this job ) is in 3 weeks. It will be 20 yrs on the job. So, I have to use 9 Vacation Days by then.....or lose it. * Normally, I would never use so much Vacation time in such a short period. * I used to do Vegas = 5 days at a time --- during every holiday weekend eg. Memorial day / July 4 / Labor Day But with a 5 yr old son -- I've learned to save as much vacation days as possible - for "emergency purposes". ( no more Vegas, lately ! ) So that's why I have 9 days left, now. * I kinda like being "forced" to use 9 in 3 weeks. I feel "guilt free" about using it !!!! My Boss ( and her secretary - from Hell ) are pissed ! Jealous witches !........because it forces The Secretary From Hell to actually have to arrive at work on time !! I don't care - I earned it and it's mine to use MY WAY. * 2 days the first week 3 days the second week 4 days the third week ........is how I'm using them. * Not going any where - I still have family obligations - I get to see my son graduate from Pre- K !........how silly is that ?.......Pre K ceremony ? But I will try + play local golf each of those mornings - and I hit my closest Race-cino ( first time in 5 years ) where the VP is 9/6 !!!!!!!..........I only had an hour + came out w/ $50 bucks. oh yeh.......I get to work on my Home Assault By Wildlife ! I've got bats in my house siding -- gopher under my front stoop foundation -- wasps + a raccoon climbing on the roof ( 2 nites ago ) * 9 days in 3 weeks...............can I "sleep-in " on any of those ?....I doubt it ?