I had gone multiple years without taking a single holiday from work.
My supplier changed its policies right before I took our position plus restricted paid time off to employees that had been with the supplier for multiple or more years.
Living paycheck to paycheck makes taking a holiday on our own dime completely out of the question. So by the time I was ready to request our first PTO holiday, I was brimming with excitement. One of our friends from university had talked to myself and others at length regarding the 2 of us taking a cross-country road trip. Both of us hadn’t seen each other in years plus it was something all of us discussed doing in university at length a number of times. At last all of us had the money plus the ability to take paid time off from our directors. He flew in from a few states north of our location, plus all of us planned to take our aged SUV for the trip. I thought the mechanic had checked everything in his inspection, however obviously he overlooked the a/c. Both of us were on afternoon more than two of our trip when the a/c quickly quit working. Before I could sort our thoughts, I panicked. I started looking on our iPhone for nearby mechanics, deciding to stop early in Nashville instead of Memphis care about all of us had hoped. Unluckyly, our a/c compressor was broken. I was hoping that it was simply low on coolant, because that’s a cheap plus straight-forward fix. Neither 1 of us had enough money for the repairs, so that meant taking the vehicle the rest of the way without a/c. Both of us still had a fun trip, however I’d be lying if I said all of us weren’t miserably warm the entire time after the a/c stopped working.