I am a certified diver since I am 18. Currently I am living almost ten hours driving from my hometown which is next to the beach. Moving away to another city has been the hardest thing I have ever done. Two years ago, I was offered a really good job with a lot of benefits for my professional career and economic stability. I enjoy my job, but I truly miss the sound of the waves crashing on the beach and the sunset. But above all is the fact that now diving became a rare event.
Diving has never been my profession, but is not just a hobby either, it’s my passion. I sometimes utilize some doctors notes for work to cover up for my absences. I need to do this since I will be gone, not for just a day or two but for a week or longer. I don’t get easily satisfied with a few dose of my “theraphy” so I always want to spend long vacation and I don’t care if I have work or not. Fulfilment is what I seek!
I guess only divers will understand why I feel so nostalgic when I talk about not being able to dive often. Let me explain the situation that lead me to decide to fake a doctor’s note. When I got the job I was told I could take at least two weeks off every 6 months. As a matter of fact, six months later I went to my boss asking about when would I be able to start planning my two weeks leave. Almost surprised he starts mentioning the release of the new catalogue for the next semester.
He went on and on for almost one hour and I not only felt disappointed but rather anxious for all the work load that was coming for the next couple of months. That night after a good meal and a glass of wine I wrote an email to my boss explaining how important diving was for me and so I was more than happy to offer him a deal. I offered him the release of the best catalog ever, with the best quotes and images he could ever have imagined, in exchange of two weeks off starting next week.
Next morning his secretary replied to my email as follows:
Dear Dario,annual leave requests are meant to be handed in from the 2nd of September onwards,
After this I was so upset that faking a doctor´s note was more of a way to release my anger. I have submitted the full story to this website where I get my doctor’s notes and you can view it through this link.