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bremer51

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Re: Do you have to work Christnas day?
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2015, 09:52:50 am »
No. We're closed on Christmas Day.  I will be working at home to feed 26 family members.

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Re: Do you have to work Christnas day?
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2015, 05:27:58 am »
Nope, never have and never will! LOL ... plus I am not due to go back to work until March. But will probably be extended again since I despise everyone I work with and hope to never see there lying, hypocritical faces again! ahhhh, that felt good to say! Merry Christmas everyone! :)
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Re: Do you have to work Christnas day?
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2015, 05:33:48 am »
My computer is acting up so  have to do it this way.

We are closed Christmas Day.  We were told no vacation days would be approved during the holidays.  But "special people" always get them off anyway

I am not "special", where I work anyone can take off anytime if they have vacation left.  I have been there over 30 years and get 5 weeks vacation.  Normally between Christmas and New Years the entire company only has a small skelton staff.

I didn't say YOU were special.  I said WHERE I WORK.  I doubt we work together.  And what I said is true.  It's the same with callin in and coming in late.  Certain people never get in trouble.  But if I take a 15 minute break and am not back in 16 minutes they are paging me.  smh

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Re: Do you have to work Christnas day?
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2015, 06:03:26 am »
Countrygirl that always happens at work.  I have the same thing where I work.  We have one girl who I swear to God sleeps at her desk.  We all know, so does the boss, but she lets it go.  She actually snores at times.    Can you think what would happen if someone else did that?  They would be out so fast.....but she stays and stays.
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Re: Do you have to work Christnas day?
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2015, 11:29:29 am »
Nancy, I don't get it.  The same ones call in constantly, come in late, take 30 minutes on a 15 minute break...

If I am gone 16 minutes they are paging me.  And the only times that has happened I was stopped by a customer walking from the break room back to the front.  Not sitting in my car smoking (which we are not even allowed to smoke on company property) and yapping on a cell phone. 

I know a lot of people say they will not work on Christmas Day.  I am one of them.  But a lot of people don't care.  Our Walgreen's is open Christmas Day.  I talked to a hateful woman who works there and she said it is volunteer.  They get paid double time for working.  But when you consider you make $7.25 an hour and you will only make $14.50 an hour for working that day to me it wouldn't be worth giving up the holiday.  But I guess some people don't have family or don't like their family and just really does not care about being off that day.  Even if I had no family I don't think I would want to work Christmas Day.

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Re: Do you have to work Christnas day?
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2015, 12:22:14 pm »
No, I do not work on Christmas day or Christmas Eve.

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Re: Do you have to work Christnas day?
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2015, 01:33:07 pm »
I am a stay at home mom and student so we are now on Christmas break for a month. But the career I am going for, most likely I will have to work some holidays, including Christmas. Hope you all have a safe Holiday!

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Re: Do you have to work Christnas day?
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2015, 02:01:56 pm »
No, that's one of the perks of being self-employed.  Though I don't remember ever having to work on Christmas day.  :snowflake: :santa:

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Re: Do you have to work Christnas day?
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2015, 03:25:52 pm »
Some of my family members has to some don't, as for me I do not have work this x-mas.

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Re: Do you have to work Christnas day?
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2015, 04:52:13 pm »
Thankfully I have been in the fortunate situation where I have never had to work on Christmas Day. I really wouldn't want to work on Christmas day and I would seriously think twice about any job which expected me to work on Christmas day. Having said that, there are many reputable jobs where people really dedicate themselves and they don't have a choice, ie nurses, ER doctors, police officers, ambulance drivers and the fire department. What would we do if they all demanded not to work on Christmas day?

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Re: Do you have to work Christnas day?
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2015, 06:43:25 pm »
I work in a hotel so I usually work every Christmas!  I don't mind since most of the others have small children at home and I don't!

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Re: Do you have to work Christnas day?
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2015, 11:31:01 am »
Thankfully I have been in the fortunate situation where I have never had to work on Christmas Day. I really wouldn't want to work on Christmas day and I would seriously think twice about any job which expected me to work on Christmas day. Having said that, there are many reputable jobs where people really dedicate themselves and they don't have a choice, ie nurses, ER doctors, police officers, ambulance drivers and the fire department. What would we do if they all demanded not to work on Christmas day?

It's not the same thing.  You know when go you into that field that you will work on the holidays.  And most doctors do not work on Christmas.  Nurses yes.  And most of the police officers just get a car and go home and only go out if they get a call.  Same with Ambulance drivers.  At least that is how it is where I live.  I think the people who get the most upset about having to work Christmas day is fast food workers and retail.  There is absolutely NO reason for them to be open.  I have seen where McDonald's will be open this Christmas Day.  It won't be long until Walmart will be as well.  The workers already have to go in that evening to get ready for the day after sale.

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Re: Do you have to work Christnas day?
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2015, 11:43:55 am »
My husband does. He's a police officer....but he can hang out around the house in uniform and wait for any calls...so that is nice.

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Re: Do you have to work Christnas day?
« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2015, 12:11:27 pm »
My law firm closes at noon on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas. I wouldn't mind working for overtime/holiday pay.

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Re: Do you have to work Christnas day?
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2015, 04:07:12 pm »
Yes i have to but im just thankful to have a job

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