I work for a small company where the boss went on vacation for a week. He left me with a months worth of projects to complete in that time with the expectation, “see what you can get done in a week.” Seemed reasonable. This week he came back.
Me: How was your vacation?
Client: Good. How was yours?
Me: …um, I wasn’t on vacation. I was here working on projects.
Client: Well… let’s face it. When I’m not here, nothing gets done. Unless you got everything I left you with finished, then you were pretty much on vacation.
Later in the day he dropped hints about removing “some” holidays and/or vacation time to accommodate the “lack of work that got done while he was gone.”