I didn’t leave much to chance when it came down to it. I was shamefully honest and said things exactly like they where. I’ve already booked it, paid for it and now I need time of. If I don’t do this I likely die relatively shortly. I work all summer but after that I need my 6 weeks.
In my mind I had seen various ways this would end. But the reaction I got was nothing I did anticipate. My boss looked at me and said that it was a good think. And he slapped my shoulder as I left and said it was a great choice.
I walked in armed to the teeth with arguments, and I had even practiced in front of a mirror and tried out various ways to lead the discussion in the right direction. And it was not even a discussion. Just an atta boy. Sure.
Almost a little disappointed I didn’t have to sell it or fight for it