As for your condescending "be an adult" comment, the OP has worked very hard over the years to accumulate those 53 days, and unless his district is willing to compensate him/her for those days, he/she has earned the right to use those days in a manner that isn't detrimental to the program.
: I worked with a guy like this. Took random
: half days because he thought he could.
: Worked out great until a kid drove off
: campus that was supposed to be in his class
: while he was at Starbucks and got in an
: It's not that hard. Be an adult. Go to work
: or call in an absence in a legit manner.
: He taught his band with a "half
: day" attitude and ability as well. I
: hope he loves all the BBQ he got to
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: Ever have those days before a contest and
: want to mess with the BS of other stuff?
: Hire a sub that day. Benchmark days?
: Probably not make many friends but there's a
: lot of babysitting that you can get stuck
: with and have them cover instead of you...
: I'm nowhere near retirement, but I've used
: those like that before. One of our former CG
: instructors was a sub and I used one day one
: time to hire her to be there while we got
: ready for area... Slept in a little that
: morning to make it believable. When you
: rarely ever take off I think admin are more
: likely to put up with shenanigans like this.
: Lots of half-days I think could be taken
: without disrupting your program depending on
: your schedule.