Kay learned that the kids have a couple days off from school, so she threw together a trip to SoCal to visit her parents, go to Disneyland, and see King Tut. The question is: could I go? Having just started a new job, I have not accumulated much vacation time, and I am already in the hole because I went to Soliton.
Asking for more time off seemed out of the question. Everyone else is busting their butts. I’m the newbie, and I want to show that I can pull my weight. …But not asking would mean basing my decisions on my boss’s response in my imagination, not reality.
So I screwed up my courage. It was tough. I asked. And my boss said sure, go have fun.
It doesn’t hurt to ask. The only thing that hurt was my pride.