With my June trip, I’ve used up all of the vacation days that I’ve managed to accrue in my working life thus far. That means that I took a whopping 19 days of vacation between January and June.
I was starting to worry that my travel spending was getting out of hand:
- Trip #1 (January): $2,100
- Trip #2 (February): $900
- Trip #3 (March): $700
- Trip #4 (June): $2,100
- Total: $5,800
Yes, I have spent a total of $5,800 on travel so far in 2012. That number boggles my mind now that I’ve added it up. This ignores the occasional weekend trip to nearby cities where I stay with friends and just count gas and food in their normal categories.
If you take $5,800 and divide it by the number of vacation days I’ve taken for the trips (19), you get a cost of $305 per day, which is less than my daily salary.
Since I’ve now hit the limit of my vacation days, my travel spending is going to come to a halt for a few months while I accrue more vacation days. I don’t know what I’m going to use the remainder of my vacation days for this year, but I’m definitely looking forward to staying at home or at least near it for the rest of the summer :)
And if I have any interest in going to Japan in 2013 to visit a friend, I should start saving my vacation days now!
At my company, you accrue vacation monthly and it rolls over up to a certain maximum, irregardless of calendar year boundaries. Some of my coworkers regularly hit that maximum and stop accruing vacation time, but I have no idea how they do that when I never have enough vacation time!
Readers, have you run into the problem of not having enough vacation days?