I had an unexpected 2 weeks off from work recently.
And it was with pay! I can say I was totally happy about it.
But i’m sure the department store that I work for was not. They have radiant heated floors in their store throughout to keep the heating bills down and to keep the store nice and warm in the cold winters. It really helps keep customers in. They don’t use central heating because at one point they had, and the energy bills were too high. It is bad enough they have to use central air conditioning in the summer all the time. But anyway, the radiant heated floors in the store had broken down, and they had to call the heating and air conditioning company to send out a whole group of certified heat and a/c specialists to literally tear up all the tiles in the store and put in a brand new set of radiant heated floors! So not only was the store closed for business, but us employees ended up with 2 weeks off paid. I can say it was awesome on my end. I actually got to spend some quality time with my wife and kids. And we even enjoyed the time more because we had just got a new fireplace. An electric fireplace to be exact, so hanging out with that was even more great. When the day came to return to work the radiant heated floors were fixed and the department store had brand new tile too. This must have cost a fortune, but they needed to have it done.