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So You Wanna Take The Day Off?

So you want a day off? Let's take a look at what you are asking for!

There are 365 days this year.

There are 52 weeks per year in which you already have 2 days off per week, leaving 261 days available for work.

Since you spend 16 hours each day away from work, you have used up 170 days, leaving only 91 days available.

You spend 30 minutes each day on coffee break. That accounts for 23 days each year, leaving only 68 days available.

With a one hour lunch period each day, you have used up another 46 days, leaving only 22 days available for work.

You normally spend 2 days per year on sick leave. This leaves you only 20 days available for work.

We are off for 5 holidays per year, so your available working time is down to 15 days.

We generously give you 14 days vacation per year which leaves only one day available for work and I'll be damned if you're going to take that day off!

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Unregistered Anonymous I first saw this in 1974. My Supervisor SSG LARRY THRONEBURG HAD IT POSTED BEHIND HIS DESK
posted 8 Jan 2021 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I used this when I was in the Navy and a sailor wanted a day off. Been around very long time
posted 4 Dec 2020 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous It's a joke people! Stop it! THE MATH IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE CORRECT! If the math was correct you would get the day off and no joke would exist. Get a sense of humor for God's sake. You do not know it yet, but someone needs to ell you that you have NO sense of humor or you would giggle and move on with your life.
posted 23 Nov 2020 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I’m not trying to criticized this joke but after calculating, I find it has flaws. These are my calculations. Correct me if I’m wrong.
365 - (52*2) = 261

261 - ((261*24) - (261*16)) ^ 24
= 261 - (6264 - 4176)
= 261 - 2088 ^ 24
= 261 - 87
= 174

174 - (0.5*174) ^ 24
= 174 - 84^24
= 174-3.5
=170.5

170.5 - (170.5^24)
= 170.5-7.1
= 163.4

163.4 - 56^24
= 163.4 - 2.3
= 161.1

163.4 - 112^24
= 163.4 - 4.7
= 158.7
posted 18 Jan 2020 - show 3 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous WHY DONT YOU JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP AND JUST, JUST TRY AND ENJOY LIFE.....YA FUCKIN HOBNOB.
posted 18 Jan 2020 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Soldiers only operate on a half of brain. I operate the other half of their brain. Why do you think I give soldiers orders all the time.

Also, Soldiers don't use the other half of their brain predictively. All they want do is get in trouble or get drunk all the time.

Therefore, I make sure Soldier don’t have too much time on their hands let alone for themselves except in allowing them at least four hours of sleep per twenty-four hour periods.

BLUF: At the end of the day I’m in charge and they do as I say. If I say they only have 1 day, they have one day. I’ll be damn that I’ m going to give it to them.
posted 3 Apr 2020 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous You are wrong in the sense / is the symbol for division, what you have used is for “to the power of”
posted 10 Jul 2020 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous This joke has evolved since the first time I ever saw it. The original joke was all calculated based on 365 days in the year.

There’s 365 days in the year. You already get 2 days off each week equaling 104 days leaving 261 days to work.

You spend 1/3 of your time sleeping or 121 days which leaves 140 days to work.

You already have 1/3 of your time for leisure or 122 days which leaves 18 days to work.

After 2 weeks of vacation you are down to only 4 days to work.

You don’t work Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day or Labor Day which only leaves 1 day and I’ll be damned if you get that day off!

Yes, the math is flawed because it accounts for certain times more than once. But it is still funny nonetheless!
posted 21 Nov 2019 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Dont fight on maths calculation just enjoy the joke and use it on ur subordinate for fun. . .
posted 5 Nov 2019 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Why do some people get so upset when some other people joke that the joke makes no sense, in other words, joking that the "boss" is math illiterate and a stupid idiot. The worker can use flawed thinking and come up with their own jokewl where the boss needsto give them more days off or else pay them overtime (when the "boss" , a dictator in her or his own mind, interrupts your break or lunch break, your "off time", time", it is alright because you can start your full "break time" all over again.
posted 4 Jul 2019 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Math was never the point. It's about a hard line do all then do more boss whom has never intended to give that day off and to add insult to misery insist on interrupting your "break time" without recompense even for the "break" Then wonders if you'll be ignorant enough to sit and ponder on the I'll conceived math in his own flamboyant jest to say piss-off.
It's a joke people. Jokes about bears talking, idiots rotating a house to unscrew a lightbulb and many others aren't nit-picked for their conceptual violation of the rules science.
posted 28 Oct 2019 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous The Joke is pretty funny,
Watching everyone fight over why it doesn't add up is even funnier.
Y'all sound like the sort of people who would sit there and video the chicken crossing the road just to prove that wrong too!
posted 19 Oct 2018 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I remember first hearing this joke from my Dad when I was 10. The 23/46 days for breaks means a work day (i.e. the 8 hours someone works). That means after working 8 days, you took 8 hours off for lunch, which is a full day, meaning you only worked 7 out of the 8 days. The boss is intentionally using a fallacy to prove his point (of course all politicians do this in real life). He’s saying you take an hour break for lunch everyday, which is 365 hours (even though it’s established you don’t work everyday, that’s not the point). 365 divided by 8 is 46 “working” days.
posted 21 Aug 2018 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I like the joke, but I don't really follow where this math is coming from. 23 days is 33,120 minutes (24 * 60 * 23). A 30 minute lunch break is only 10,950 minutes if you include all 365 days, which we really shouldn't because you've already discounted the year down to 91 days by now.

I dunno, a joke based on a flawed premise kinda falls apart.
posted 12 Dec 2017 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Why can't people just laugh anymore instead of meticulously nitpicking the logic of the poor joke? I guess that's what makes these peoples feel superior to ones telling the jokes. T hen they can laugh at their attempt at begrudging the lighter side of stress relief.
Here nitpick this! Rome wasn't built in a day! When Rome fell 85 - 90% of its citizens where not Roman but had ethnical interest elsewhere. Hence; who gives a damn lets nitpick the logic of what made Rome great or Egypt or any where else nitpickers reside, past present & future! Relevance, none there!
posted 12 Apr 2017 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous It may be a joke, but it would be funnier if it was CLOSE to the truth. 30 minutes of break seven days a week, 52 days a year (aka if you have a 30 minute break from work every day of the year) you're still getting around 7 days off total
posted 5 Sep 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous it's a joke it's not meant be taken seriously.
posted 23 Jul 2012 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Why can't people just laugh anymore instead of meticulously nitpicking the logic of the poor joke? I guess that's what makes these peoples feel superior to ones telling the jokes. T hen they can laugh at their attempt at begrudging the lighter side of stress relief.
Here nitpick this! Rome wasn't built in a day! When Rome fell 85 - 90% of its citizens where not Roman but had ethnical interest elsewhere. Hence; who gives a damn lets nitpick the logic of what made Rome great or Egypt or any where else nitpickers reside, past present & future! Relevance, none there!
posted 12 Apr 2017 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous There are 365 days a year.

2 days off per week leaves 261 days available for work.

Subtracting the 5-day holiday, 14-day vacation and 2-day sick leave, I am left with 240 days for working.

Out of the 8 hours of work I do everyday, even if you subtract 1.5 hours for coffee and lunch, I am doing 6.5 hours work everyday.

6.5 hours * 240 days means 1,536 hours (64 days) a year of sincere and no-break work. And you aren't willing to give me even ONE day break?

I think you should give up your job, boss. My advice would be to go to Grade 3 and learn DMAS.
posted 10 Dec 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous yeah seriously, you suck at math.
posted 11 Apr 2011 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Why can't people just laugh anymore instead of meticulously nitpicking the logic of the poor joke? I guess that's what makes these peoples feel superior to ones telling the jokes. T hen they can laugh at their attempt at begrudging the lighter side of stress relief.
Here nitpick this! Rome wasn't built in a day! When Rome fell 85 - 90% of its citizens where not Roman but had ethnical interest elsewhere. Hence; who gives a damn lets nitpick the logic of what made Rome great or Egypt or any where else nitpickers reside, past present & future! Relevance, none there!
posted 12 Apr 2017 - Reply - Permanent Link

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