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Monday, November 21, 2005

Off Days During the Holidays?

A number of other people probably share this concern along with me, but, with Christmas Eve falling on a Saturday, and Christmas Day falling on a Sunday this year, I am fearful that there will not be any weekdays off work for Christmas. New Year’s Day also falls on a Sunday, so it is likely that a holiday that traditionally means an additional day off work will see many workers not enjoying an abbreviated week. How cool would it be to have the Friday before and the Monday following Christmas off?!

Since I am relatively new at my current job, I do not know what days off we are awarded for Thanksgiving. Of course we will not work on Thanksgiving day, but I hope to have Friday off, also.


  • I've only ever had one job that required me to work on the Friday after Thanksgiving, and that was McDonald's, which pretty much required me to work every day. In the three years I worked for them, I missed every Independence Day, worked on each of my birthdays, worked Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve (closing) AND New Year's Day (opening). I even had to work on every Super Bowl.

    Now I'm just griping, but I'm certainly glad to be away from that setting. And I'm sure you'll be able to get the Day after Turkey Day off.

    By Blogger Steve, at 5:47 AM, November 21, 2005  

  • I already know I'm getting screwed. I have to work Friday after Thanksgiving and I'm almost certain I'll have to work the Friday before Christmas. I think I'll take a vacation soon.

    By Blogger hal the brown, at 12:00 PM, November 21, 2005  

  • I have not heard it straight from the Big Boss Man, but it looks as though I will not be working on Friday after Thanksgiving.

    There must be some labor laws that McDonald's is violating.

    There ought to be a law, Hal. Might that be a permanent vacation?

    By Blogger Matthew, at 2:36 AM, November 22, 2005  

  • I used to work for an organization that would give us Monday off if the holiday fell on a weekend. Of course, that was a kind-hearted non-profit. You'll probably get screwed.

    By Blogger!, at 3:00 PM, November 22, 2005  

  • I wish I could partake in the wonderful thanksgiving meal that i'm sure you'll be cooking. i don't get to have thanksgiving with my family this year :( however, tony godwin (who lives in new jersey) has invited me to join him and his family, so i won't be alone on thanksgiving day!

    By Blogger Rach, at 8:27 PM, November 22, 2005  

  • Currently everyday is a Saturday to me.

    By Blogger Thomas, at 8:46 PM, November 22, 2005  

  • You're spending Thanksgiving with Tony Godwin, Rach? Pretty cool! Maybe he will explain the physics involved in preparing the Thanksgiving bird, or something. I'm sorry you will not be able to celebrate with your family.

    Seven Saturdays a week? I used to know what that was like. Good times. The only disadvantage is that one is not typically paid for what one does on Saturdays.

    By Blogger Matthew, at 2:59 AM, November 23, 2005  

  • Oh, good news... The Big Boss Man told me to enjoy my four day weekend. He did give me the option of going into the office to do some work, for which I would be compensated. Was that some sort of suggestion?

    By Blogger Matthew, at 4:45 PM, November 23, 2005  

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