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  • Can I take time off for the Olympics?

    Interesting Christian Science Monitor article: http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0308/p14s01-wmgn.html
    "Run fast and keep turning left."

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    Re: Can I take time off for the Olympics?

    They should also have provisions for people who want to go the olympics as spectators... 2 weeks paid leave of absense will work for me.

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      Sir, I like the way you think. I've always wanted to push for legislation barring work on days when it is sunny and between 60 and 85 degrees. Your idea is even better.
      "Run fast and keep turning left."

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        "I've always wanted to push for legislation
        >barring work on days when it is sunny and between 60 and 85 degrees."

        You need to review your proposal. It's 84 degrees here presently which means I wouldn't have to be at work. However, it's heading up to 93 degrees which means I'd have to come in later, right?

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          87 degrees here today as well... where are you?

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            >87 degrees here today as well... where are you?

            South Bay of Los Angeles. Beautiful day at the beach yesterday...

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              35 and rainy here...

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                50-ish and sunny here.

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                  To get back to the original article that began this thread...
                  I work at a small office that employs just around 10 people. I've been there almost two years, and not once in that time has my boss failed to find a way to get me the needed time off to attend a race. Although I know he has no genuine interest in the sport, he supports my dedication to it and never has looked at it as detracting from my abilities as an employee. We've added another employee-athlete this winter, a cyclist, and we both feel that the situation is perfect for the office and for us, in that, we usually try to find extra ways to help out when we are there, be it staying later when needed, or coming in over the weekends when we aren't racing, and it gives us the flexibility to devote essential time to our respective sports. He even found a way for me to travel to the OTC in CO this winter for the USATF coaching clinic...
                  I was amazed to find an employer so flexible, however, and wish that this sort of situation could be more of a norm than an exception.

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                    >Sir, I like the way you think. I've always wanted to push for legislation
                    >barring work on days when it is sunny and between 60 and 85 degrees.>>

                    Oh, you mean the Bay Area about 375 days a year? We really hate having T&FN located here.

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                      30 and drizzles here at 06.23 in Göteborg. Ah, I see the "other" reason why Olsson and Bergqvist live in Monaco!

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                      • #12
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                        >50-ish and sunny here.




                        Lucky you!

                        12-ish here.. cold, rainy, 40-50mph winds.....

                        A house, just 7 doors down from me had a HUGE oak-tree blown down and collapse on top of it! Scary, as there are quite a few big trees in our garden and around our house. A panel of our garden fence was also blown away!

                        But that was a couple days ago.... now it's just tipping it down with rain :-(

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                          >>Sir, I like the way you think. I've always wanted to push for
                          >legislation
                          >barring work on days when it is sunny and between 60 and 85
                          >degrees.>>

                          Oh, you mean the Bay Area about 375 days a year? We really hate
                          >having T&FN located here.

                          Yes, and the rest of us really hate YOU for having it located there. :-)

                          I had a friend who lived in Hollywood for about 10 years, and I would always curse him whenever I looked at the weather map. It might be freezing cold here (admittedly, that's not too often in Austin), but a narrow yellow strip representing temperatures in the Seventies would run up the west coast. And then, when it was 98 degrees here (which is pretty much mid-April to mid-October), that yellow strip was STILL running up the west coast. Sometimes I would call him and leave really nasty messages on his answering machine.
                          "Run fast and keep turning left."

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                            "Sure, go right ahead!" my manager in would have stated to me when I worked in Minnesota, USA. She knew better! It snowed in the twin cities from mid-September 1997 to march 1998; rained during April and half of May; hailed and thunderstormed through the summer, relenting every other day to let the humidity suck every bit of energy out of my legs during those days I was able to feel the sun overhead. I got in 36 days of good training during a 12-month stretch!

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                              Guys....while we`re dreaming..here`s a good one....let pool our resources and open up a state of the art training facility,,,it can be in a warm weather area with a few acres of grass fields...like a golf course for fall training..I coach hurdlers so you know who I`m bringing in..we`ll have dorms for the runners to stay and we can coach all day....all year round..all we ask is that the runners are serious about their training....we can even get in a workout for ourself....If I hit the lottery that is what I would do...and your all invited......it`s great to dream

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