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To all the working holiday peeps-We Rock!

Got to pat ourselves on the back because, if you work for someone like my employer, you'll be dead before you even hear a thank you.  

 

I have been working today which I usually would not be because the GM specifically called me last week to make sure I was going to so I could help them out with a special promo today for last minute shoppers. 

 

Apparently that changed and no one bothered to tell me so here I am working on a holiday for no good reason and they are not.  Smiley Very Happy

 

I am about to skip out in a few hours for my family's celebration tonight. Bye Felicia!

 

Luckily someone who I do not work for needed help to cover his vacationing employee so I stepped in and busied myself for them this morning and got a big thank you and a courtesy notice that he left about an hour ago with holiday greetings.

 

If you are working today especially for a thankless Scrooge, Merry Christmas and the correct answer is Hail No next week for New Years!  Smiley Very Happy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: To all the working holiday peeps-We Rock!

Wishing you a festive New Year's Eve celebration during your downtime.  A date with a handsome gentleman perhaps?

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@deepwaterdotter  From your fingers to heaven.  Send one my way, will you?  Smiley Wink

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Re: To all the working holiday peeps-We Rock!

Since when is Christmas Eve Day a Holiday? Everyone I know who works is working unless they arranged for a holiday or they weren't scheduled to work today.  Most get to leave early but I've been to the eye dr and hair stylist today and they both had full staff. Now tomorrow is another story. Maybe because today is a monday you think it should be a 4 day weekend? Anyway, have a Happy Holiday!


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@Laura14 today is a normal day for my office, but I took the day off (vacation) because I have family coming tomorrow for dinner and festivities.  

 

My plan for the rest of the day is cleaning the house , dragging out the table leaf, ironing the linens, pulling out the Christmas dinnerware and making a pumpkin pie.  All the other pre-items have been done.  

 

Merry Christmas to you and hoping you can get out early today.  I'll be working New Year's Eve and holding down the fort after letting my team go home early next week.  

 

Many thanks to all those working in retail today, and into the evening with all the last minute shoppers, and especially those who will be working tomorrow - the first responders, and those retailers who think it's all about shopping.  I wish they would give their retail and on-line employees the day off on Christmas, and for those that have to work, it should be 3x the pay tomorrow. 



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I have never had Christmas Eve off in any job.  Before I retired I worked in a hospital so I worked many holidays through the years.  

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Long before I retired I had to work on Christmas Eve. at least until noon....except when I worked retail.....that was a totally different story.  Some how I always managed to not have to work on Christmas Eve....

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As my director would say to someone who must work a full day today  "Christmas Eve is not a company holiday".  I've said that to empployees who had to stay when I was a manager, even as I was walking out the door at noon.  Things happen and someone has to hold down the fort or get a last minute thing done.  It's unfortunate that no one got the word out to you that you didn't have to work.  We call it "holiday fog".  I took the day off as a vacation day because I didn't want to get stuck working all day.  I didn't want to get stuck being the go-to person because all the mangers had gone and the people who are left to man the phones until 5pm can't handle emergencies.  Yes, stuff happens.    

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@reiki604 wrote:

Since when is Christmas Eve Day a Holiday? Everyone I know who works is working unless they arranged for a holiday or they weren't scheduled to work today.  Most get to leave early but I've been to the eye dr and hair stylist today and they both had full staff. Now tomorrow is another story. Maybe because today is a monday you think it should be a 4 day weekend? Anyway, have a Happy Holiday!


 

      True, I've been working for 30 plus years and Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve were never holidays.  Every job I ever had lets employees go 2-3 hour early and many do slip out a little earlier than that but there are always people who for one reason or another, have to stay until quitting time.  That's ok.  My hubby is an RN and when he was working hospital  inpatient, he never got any holiday off unless it was his scheduled day off.  

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@chrystaltree wrote:

As my director would say to someone who must work a full day today  "Christmas Eve is not a company holiday".  I've said that to empployees who had to stay when I was a manager, even as I was walking out the door at noon.  Things happen and someone has to hold down the fort or get a last minute thing done.  It's unfortunate that no one got the word out to you that you didn't have to work.  We call it "holiday fog".  I took the day off as a vacation day because I didn't want to get stuck working all day.  I didn't want to get stuck being the go-to person because all the mangers had gone and the people who are left to man the phones until 5pm can't handle emergencies.  Yes, stuff happens.    


Out of kindness of my heart.....I will refrain from posting what I am thinking right now.  Really....I am.....

 

Especially after what you posted to me the other day.  It really was not nice at all.