I am grateful for my stable job, with a generous time off plan. While I don’t want to race to 50, the idea of an early retirement got me thinking…. how many actual working days do I have left?
From now until 50 there are 3,210 days, which sounds like a lot. However, there are several subtractions that need to be made:
- 13 current vacation days on the books that will eventually be taken.
- 202 vacations days left to accumulate (4 weeks for the next 2 years, and 5 weeks the remaining years).
- 45 sick days – I’m assuming that I will take one week of sick time each year. This also covers any bereavement leave, doctor’s appointments for Miss Moe and myself, etc.
- 221 alternative work schedule – I receive every other Monday off, effectively making a whole lot of three day weekends.
- 918 weekend days.
- 98 holidays.
The end result is that for the next 8.5 years I will be in my job for 55% of the time. I generally do not work overtime. Not a bad deal for an early retirement. So, when boiling down 3,210 days to actually to 1,723 days it doesn’t sound so bad afterall.