A look at the calendar this week should fill me with joy and giggles! There’s a holiday! However, as someone who runs a business in the crosshairs of industry change, holidays are luxuries I can ill afford.
I’m not complaining. Just stating a fact. My Ops Manager is as bad about not taking holidays as I am. Especially ones in the middle of the week. The other folks in the company are taking the holiday (as well they should) with the exception of our Editorial Director. I’m betting she’s working, catching up on reading, listening to voice talent auditions. Or catching up on the trade publications about the industry.
Sounds like great fun unless you’d rather be sleeping, knitting, quilting or reading a book you won’t be editing!
We do all enjoy our jobs. The world doesn’t end if we take a holiday, but sometimes we know that working means the day after the holiday will be one that gives us an extra bounce in our step. We’ll feel smug and on top of things. (For about 5 minutes.) The “To Do” list will have shrunk to merely epic proportions. I’ll have gotten five manuscripts off my slush pile! Huzzah!
So, this 4th of July, I’ll be working. Someone has to check on our SEAL OF MY DREAMS promotion on Barnes & Noble! That web browser doesn’t refresh itself!
Are you bad about working holidays or do you actually take a real holiday, sleep late and then nap just because you can?