So, after the "incident" at work last week, word got around to my boss's boss. I got called in the office yesterday morning, and they decided for my "inappropriate behavior" they were going to give me 2 days off, unpaid.
I said "That's all? I'm good. You need anything before I go?"
Manager was like "You're not getting paid for two days."
And I was all like "Right. I was already approved for PTO this Friday, I still get that off too, right?"
Now, I'm not going to go into the politics of why I got written up... I'll just say it was a massive overreaction because it specifically annoyed somebody I really don't like, and he was making all kinds of stink about it.
What this tells me about corporate America... it's seen as a punishment to be given days off. I'm thinking I understand why suspending kids from schools doesn't work. They don't want to be there in the first place. You're not hurting them in any way, shape, or form.
Now, I really like my job, but in no way do I feel like I'd rather be there than home if I have a choice. It kind of reminds me of that dumb Cadillac commercial: work hard to get stuff... but I don't want more stuff. I want to spend time with my family.