I was checking some HR information tonight on the corporate intranet, and I checked my accrued vacation time: 20 days 2 hours.
That's a month of vacation time.
I'm burnt out, and I have a month of vacation time. It's like starving in front of a pantry.
I have an intern working with me until the end of November, so I can't reasonably take a vacation until then. My wife has to work in December, so we can't do something extended until January, plus, we just can't really leave our dog for a whole month. At least, not yet.
Some quick math: let's say I wait the two months to take a vacation on January 1 and take a month of paid leave. By February 1, I'll have another five vacation days.
At this rate, I can retire on vacation time in 2110.