At my first job, I developed what I call my Hit By a Bus theory of vacation. I asked myself, what would happen if I got hit by a bus? The answer was pretty clear:

  • My project would get completed.
  • The company would stay in business.
  • The world would keep turning.

And I’ll come back from vacation.

Bob Prol has a post on this topic, reminding readers that vacation time is not a gift. It’s part of how your employer pays you. If you don’t take your vacation time, you’re actually getting paid less per year. Don’t get paid less, particularly when you do it to yourself.

Today marks the one-year anniversary of this blog. Let’s celebrate by making sure we all have vacation plans.

And don’t get hit by a bus. No one wins that one. Not even the bus.