(名詞) 開始一份新工作之前所度的假。亦寫成 precation。這個字是由 pre + vacation 拼綴而成。
At 42floors, we heavily, heavily recommend that all new people take two weeks of vacation starting exactly on their first official day. What this means is that when you get a job offer from us, you'll pick a start date. And that's the day we start your payroll. And that's the day you leave for vacation. … Precation doesn't solve everything, but it's at least a way to start off on the right foot.
—Jason Freedman, "My strange aversion to vacations," 42Floors, April 24, 2013
The pre-cation policy flows from Atlassian's view that memorable perks and a livable workspace make for happy employees without busting the company's budget.
—Will Oremus, "You Deserve a Pre-cation," Slate, September 30, 2014