[pct-l] 1st post / what to tell the boss....
dthibaul07 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 13:50:34 CST 2009
Ditto this, Had same experiance when asked for time off for hiking the AT
in '07 and also for my upcoming '09 PCT attempt. I actually have a guy I
work with thinking about doing the AT in a few years himself after following
my trip while at work. They had an AT map posted in the lab with my
estimated position marked and reported my progress at the department weekly
staff meeting. I can't count the number of people I work with that said
they were inspired to have someone able to escape the rat race (even if only
for a while) and follow their dreams.
> From: Katalina Jimenez <katalinajime at hotmail.com>
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> Great topic Andy,
> I told my boss last summer that I'd be quitting (people said I shouldn't
> give such a heads up but they were putting me on committees that had a 2
> year committment and stuff) next year for the PCT hike. She came back with
> the resposne: If we give a leave of absence will you come back? My response:
> Hell yeah! (In this economy, I'm glad for the security).
> The response from co-workers and upper management has been great. People
> appreciate it when other people around them are following their dreams. I've
> never had anyone begrudge the fact that I'm doing what I want to do. They
> see it as an inspiration. I think you'll get the same response.
> I hope to see you on the trail this year! I start May 1 weekend.
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