well I'm shitty. Pagan & I had big plans for next year, we were going to ride over together (maybe bring dad too) for the Moto GP, & then continue through to melbourne to visit some netriders. On Friday Pagan was informed of Holden's new policy for holidays next year. All holden employees get 4 weeks paid leave. 3 of these are over the forced christmas shutdown. Then in july there will be a 2 week shutdown consiting of 5 payed days off, and 1 week annual leave. That's right - all his entitled leave has been used for forced shutdowns. he cannot choose any time off himself. he gets what they give him. The biggest problem with this is that due to MY job in govt, I can't take leave over christmas or during the end of the financial year. SO as it stands, we will not have any leave together for the next year. it's FOOOOKED!!!!! He has 1 option, which is to return to work earlier in the hopes of getting an extra week off which he can choose. he;s going to ask about that today. we were so looking forward to the ride!!!