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I know it’s bad form but I could lose 7 days!

I’ve always thought it was a bit inappropriate to take vacation during the first six months of employment.

On the other hand, I just found out that we are only allowed to carry over 8 vacation days into the next calendar year.

So now I have a conundrum: I will have a total of 15 days at the end of the year which means that I have to use, or I will lose, 7 days.

So beyond a trip to Balkonia (and I don’t have one), do any of you have decent low cost suggestions for getaways?

9 comments to I know it’s bad form but I could lose 7 days!

  • Michele J

    Cheap flights/packages from Berlin to:
    Mallorca
    Costa Brava, Catalonia, Barcelona, etc. Culture and coast.
    Egypt.
    Sicily.
    Algarve.

  • Eastern Europe: I’ve done Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius and Warsaw in October-December in various years. There are a lot fewer tourists and prices reflect that. Granted it’s a bit cooler than Germany, so dress warmly.

  • Otto

    Hoboken, New Jersey.

  • Weimar. I heard it’s pretty there and you don’t even have to take a flight.

  • Michele J – Those are more expensive than I want to do…

    heather – great suggestions, but I’m heading to an island.

    Otto – interesting choice – but plane tickets to North American aren’t cheap this time of year.

    Anki – not in November.

  • We took one REALLY cheap package trip to Malta a few years back. It will be a bit warmer than DE, it will be cheaper because of the off season, and even though it isn’t really paradise, the island is English-speaking and pleasant enough.

    Other than that… if you insist on an island and wish to avoid airfare… book Rügen. But prepare to have your cockles frozen off.

  • Prashanth

    Is there an OBI nearby? or perhaps an Ikea?