Where do you draw the line...

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by seldom seen, May 15, 2013.

  1. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    ...when considering calling out from work? I usually say 4ft and up and semi-clean to call out, BUT, tomorrow's looking like the best bet for the next few days. I'm also nervous with Memorial Day approaching, I'd like to get in as much as possible before touron and flat spell season. I have plenty of sick time, and use my vacation time in the fall, so for tomorrow...to work or not to work?
  2. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    GO SURF! Work will still be there when you're done, but don't think about it at all while in the water, best to not feel guilty about it either.

  3. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    forecast says dirty jerzy is gonna be really good tomorrow... and hollow... so.
  4. newenglandflatness

    newenglandflatness Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    No set line for me. Sometimes, you just need to surf - I've called in to go surf thigh-high waves on a log.
  5. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    If you have plenty of PTO, DO IT!

    I'm generally glad my work doesn't abide by the traditional 9-5 since I can pretty much surf whenever I want. The down side is sometimes, like last week and this week, I see nothing but work.
  6. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Well that settles it then, think my mind is made up...even if I come back tan friday my bosses will just break my balls...the pollen count has been pretty high up here, sometimes I get headaches. Thank you for your support gentlemen.
  7. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    Am I not seeing something? It looks like it's going to be waist high in Jersey tomorrow. It'll be fun at the right tide and spot, but I don't think it's a "bang in" day.
  8. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    2-4 in RI tomorrow, winds outta the SW...kinda sloppy for most of the state but a couple spots stay pretty clean...just jonesin' and had a short sesh friday but I need a little more before i lose hope for the summer.

    *and i have 2 weeks of PTO, usually never call out when I'm actually sick for situations like these, and I dont get sick that much in general.

    CBSCREWBY Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    I called in Sick 2 Fridays ago for a Victory at Sea Day and just sat and looked at the water. It was still better than work. If you don't abuse it, your bosses, 99% of the time, will let it slide.
  10. Peajay4060

    Peajay4060 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    as a manager i would say take the day if you have PTO thats what its there for. you won't be any use anyway since all you will have on your mind is how you're missing it.
    As a surfer i try to only play hooky for solid chest high and bigger ground swells. anything else i'll get a session in the morning or evening and still get a days work in. I save the time for September through November. can't you do a half day?
  11. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    I suppose I could do a half day...about an hour away, but I could always bring the dog w/ me and stay till dark.
  12. shark-hunter

    shark-hunter Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    I think a more appropriate question is what is the line during each season. I'm sure stomach high and clean during late July is a far different call from stomach high and clean in mid may
  13. Peajay4060

    Peajay4060 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    its a half day at most kinda swell. get there at dawn surf a few hours get a sandwich and drive back. do you have to be dishonest with your boss on why you need some time? can't you tell him/her that you just need the morning?
  14. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    A great technique is to fake throw up in your hand and run to the bathroom in the office shortly after breakfast/coffee time when everyone gets there in the morning. NO ONE will want you staying the rest of the day and you'll have completed CYA'd.
  15. tibu35

    tibu35 Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    An awesome day of work still sucks compared to a crappy day of surfing....unless your a pro surfer.
  16. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Yeah, I could be honest, and save the blatant disregard for something more worthwhile...or I could just show up to work in my least favorite pair of pants, put in an hour, and then sh*t myself...the smell and the stain would leave little room for disbelief, and i could be in the water by 12.
  17. bbop1322

    bbop1322 Active Member

    Feb 27, 2013
    My buddy used to tell me to do that, hahahahaha... I never could make myself do that though
  18. beachbreak

    beachbreak Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    doesn't anyone like their job?
  19. newenglandflatness

    newenglandflatness Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Sure. Just not as much as surfing.
  20. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    It's tolerable...my job I mean.