keep attending and committing to only the things I can do? In this industry and anything related, its mandatory each employee, whether entry-level, receptionist, management, admin or board of directors, take two weeks off work in a row once every calendar year. I care about the institution where I work very deeply. She is friendly to us, but shes also not just looking for an excuse to come down and visit, as she doesnt stay for more than a minute when one of these situations arises. She hasnt pushed back when I say no, but its odd vibes. If its mandatory, its mandatory.
I get why there might be value in collaborating on smaller projects and coupon inserts 8 28 details without our supervisor and this more peripheral coworker, but these meetings are long and strange. I am not close to burning out since work and home life are kept so divided. Im required to take two weeks off and I dont want. This is two weeks of free vacation! Well, you could just mention this to your boss, explain that it doesnt feel like a good use of time and thats its odd to have your coworker assigning work to people, and assuming she seems surprised to learn this is happening ask her. One of our senior faculty has a habit of coming to our (lower level staff) office every day or two, frantically asking for a handful of almonds or any kind of food you have lying around.