Getting a DayOff in the Military
There're 365 days in a year. We're entitled to thirty days of
annual leave, and a threeday pass every sixweeks ... which
totals 56 days, and reduces the workload to 309. There are
sixteen national holidays observed, and 104 weekend days ...
which combine to reduce the total to 189. We're offduty for
eighthours of sleep each day, so another 126 days must be
subtracted ... leaving 63 working days for Uncle Sam.
If we consume an hour every day with coffee and incidentals, then
the total must be reduced by another fifteen days. Troop
information, character guidance, lectures and counseling occupy
another 26 days each year ... leaving only 22 days for duty.
Paydays occupy twelve of the remainder, and no work is ever done
on a payday. The average serviceman will spend two days a year in
the dental clinic, and seven days a year undergoing medical
examinations or treatment. This leaves only one
day to serve each year!
If you aren't resourceful enough to get this one working
day off each year then you probably aren't well
suited to the military, and you shouldn't reenlist! We've never
had it so good!
So You'd Like to Have the Day Off?
There are 365days per year available for work.
There are 52weeks per year in which you already have the twoday
weekend off ... leaving 261days still available for work.
Since you spend 16hours each day away from work, you have used
an additional 170days off ... leaving only 91days available.
you spend 30minutes each day on coffeebreak, which accounts for
23days annually ... leaving only 68days available for work.
With a onehour lunch period each day, you've consumed another
46days ... leaving only 22days for work.
You normally spend 2days each year on sickleave ... reducing
you to only 20days for work.
We observe 5holidays each year ... leaving only 15days
available for work.
You enjoy a generous 14day vacation period annually ... which
leaves only 1day to accomplish all our work each year!
With only ONE DAY OF WORK left, you
CANNOT take THAT DAY OFF
too!!
