So metalrabbit calls me and says "Can you see when you'll be able to take a few days off around a weekend sometime before the end of june?" and I reply "Well, I guess I could ask them if there's a good time, but we're pretty busy".
Hours later it occurs to me that I'm supposed to TELL them when I'm taking my legal, contractual entitlement. Not fucking beg them for same. On a similar note, telling me to "be diplomatic" is quickly becoming a department joke.