A Special Vacation Request

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Worried about asking for a day off? Get someone else to do it for you.

One Google employee is getting the first week of July off work but the extra time off comes with a catch. He needs to spend those days with his daughter since she’s the one who scored them in the first place.

The man’s young daughter Katie wrote a letter to her father’s boss asking if he could have a day off to celebrate his birthday. She wrote “can you please make sure when daddy goes to work, he gets one day off; because daddy only gets a day off on Saturday.” She signs it P.S. it is summer you know.

Much to Katie and her father’s surprise his boss responded with a letter of his own. He wrote “dear Katie, thank you for your thoughtful request. Your father has been hard at work designing beautiful things fog Google.” He went on to say “on the occasion of his birthday we are giving him the whole first week of July as vacation time.” Maybe she should give salary negotiations a shot.