As always, we very much appreciate and enjoy the “extra” comments to our surveys–and thought you might enjoy a sampling:
There were the weakest “links”:
“I’m a c hoping to be a b” (a classic overachiever-reaction–just tell your boss he/she has been working too hard and deserves to have lunch at home:)
“b – I see golf in my future :)”
“How about a combination of (b) & (c). We leave Friday at noon to play a round of golf at the Coeur d’ Alene Resort.”
“We seem to have an unwritten ‘policy’ about leaving early before a holiday weekend. Employees start asking around 10am if we’re closing early –knowing that we will, but looking for a time and confirmation. We generally give the go ahead around 3pm. Not too generous, but better than nothing!”
Those Friday File Fanatics:
“hanging around for the friday files of course and then hitting the road for the redwoods to camp and sleep with the trees!”?
“I’m taking a day of vacation on Friday to extend the weekend. I will, of course, be dialing in from home to read the Friday Files!” (but, of course)
And then there were the ones that were “already gone” — but can’t quite let go:
“Today is my last day in the office b 4 the big weekend. Gonna kick back and relax for 5 days and not give this place a second thought…..as soon as I call in for a mandatory conf call on Thursday morning!”
“c – right behind the boss, probably sometime on Fri., early PM. HOWEVER, the work cell phone will be on, and I’ll be: a)frequently checking my voice mail messages through 5 PM on Fri., and b)will clean out my e-mail “In-box” upon arriving at home, again though 5.”
“I was out of there yesterday night. ok ok, so I’ll do a site visit tomorrow…but basically I’m gone until Tuesday next week. Yippeee!!!
And finally, our personal “favorite”:
“I’ll let everyone go at two on Friday…unless my due-any-minute baby comes today or Thursday.” (and then you WON’T let them go at 2?)
Thanks so much to everyone that participated in our survey!