Tina asked permission to avail her first 5-day leave from Tita Es but was denied. Reason? The IAS thing may start anytime now. Tina advised me to avail my leave if I can before IAS starts.
Therefore asked Boss Jun if I could avail my 2nd 5-day leave before IAS starts, and would he prefer I be gone next week or last week of October. He called up Boss Mar (my former boss in SMO) who's the head of FAD and leader of the IAS project. From what I gathered from Boss Jun's end of the conversation, Boss Mar's expecting the go signal anytime now and he doesn't think it's a good idea for me to be on a 10-day leave. Boss Jun explained that Treasury folk have clearance for two 5-day leaves and I'd only be gone 5 days. When he hung up the phone, Boss Jun told me to better make it next week.
Ofcourse I was excited to have another 5-day leave. Buddy isn't that happy though. Vikki's on her 5-day leave this week and when she comes back next week, I'm the one to be gone. Told him he could handle me being gone another 5 days - Vikki would leave me alone at the desk last year when she availed her leave and I managed. He was particularly concerned on whether he would be able to attend the Bloomberg seminar next Tuesday - Jeng and I told him Vikki could manage being left alone at the desk. He he he!