Continuing a birthday tradition I established for myself when I joined the ranks of worker bee, I took a personal day on my birthday yesterday. Something about working on my birthday just rubs me the wrong way. I had planned on spending the day at the beach, but that idea when out the window once I woke up and saw what a gloomy day it was. So I went back to bed, slept late and just kind of bummed around the house for a while. Mid afternoon, I went for a stroll and did a bit of window-shopping. Later, I met friends for dinner at Merlo Ristorante. The service was a little slow at times, but the food was delicious and the company divine. I only wish my birthday could have lasted more than 24hours. Perhaps next year I’ll have to go back to taking a week off. One day is just not enough!
August 14, 2003 at 5:30 pm
Damn! I missed it! Well, Happy Belated Birthday, Miss U!
I used to love to work on my birthday when I waited tables. For the most part, all you had to do was drop the comment, “Yeah, it’s my birthday & I couldn’t get it off…” & the tips came rolling in! Plus you could usually get the management to let you be the first out the door since it’s… Well, you get the idea.
But, you’re right, in the corporate world you don’t get crap for you birthday at all.
Bravo to you for taking the day to yourself.
August 13, 2003 at 7:39 am
Welcome to the right side of 33. It was getting lonely in here without you. That last week was a horrible, dark cold one. Meow.
August 13, 2003 at 6:39 am
That sounds like a really terrific way to spend your birthday. I’ve taken the day off a time or two – but those times generally end up being the years everyone forgets, so I’m super depressed and end up wishing I was at work. Oh well – glad you had a lovely day.