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Old 12-25-2018, 12:45 PM
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Anyone else working today?

I have to work Monday through Friday without exception, so I very rarely get any holidays off. The only excitement so far was a high-speed car chase at about 8:40 this morning going by my complex. A small coupe whizzing by at about 85 to 90 mph, soon followed by a couple of cars of Portland's Finest. The sirens kept going until they faded out of earshot, so I don't know how it all ended.
Then I got another cup of coffee.
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Old 12-25-2018, 01:03 PM
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Going in to work later this afternoon. A kidney tumor and an assortment of Paps await.

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Old 12-25-2018, 01:25 PM
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On call. So far I've gotten a page for one ticket, something that I don't have to go in for. I stlll had to log in and acknowledge the ticket, so it's worth 30 minutes of double time and a half...easy money.
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Old 12-25-2018, 01:35 PM
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Yeah. I'm working. Head chef and chief bottle washer. I never get a holiday on a holiday. Everything is cooked. Though. Thats a blessing.
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Old 12-25-2018, 01:39 PM
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I thought the thread title was “Anyone else working out today?”
No, because the gym is closed.
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Old 12-25-2018, 04:03 PM
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God. I wish these people with these incredibly cute kids would leave. Oh, wait that's my grandkids.
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Old 12-25-2018, 04:11 PM
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I never work. I'm broken.
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Old 12-25-2018, 04:52 PM
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I live in Israel. Today was a regular work day. I'm so used to it now that I didn't give it a second thought.
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Old 12-25-2018, 04:59 PM
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Old 12-25-2018, 06:05 PM
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Broken's not a word I associate with you, Gato. More like 'alternatively engaged'.

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Old 12-25-2018, 06:31 PM
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I'm working. As a Jew, I'm always asked to be available in case of emergencies on Christmas. As my wife's birthday is just a few days later, it's very handy, they let me have that day off in its place.
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Old 12-25-2018, 06:36 PM
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God. I wish these people with these incredibly cute kids would leave. Oh, wait that's my grandkids.
Wow... are you my Grandma. Sure, she died about 40 years ago but I remember clearly hearing her ask my Grandpa "have those people left yet?" Don't worry... many years later I think it is funny.
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Old 12-25-2018, 07:22 PM
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Oh, the kids are great. They've all had too much fun, though. Sometimes I think we adults expect too much from kids on holidays. My son took his family home ( about 10 miles away) And my middle daughter left to take her boys to spend time at the other grandparents. The lil'wrekker's asleep. All is peace and quiet now.
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Old 12-25-2018, 07:53 PM
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I've worked virtually every Christmas for the last 20 years. Today is no exception .
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Old 12-25-2018, 08:31 PM
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Iím not working today, we are vacationing. Iíve been really appreciative of the staff working last night and today to make our vacation possible.

Iím not usually an extravagant tipper, but have been extending myself these last 36 hours or so. And thanking the people who donít get tips for working today.

So thank you to those who are working on Christmas. Whether in the ER, the 911 center or the mini-golf place. Itís all good and valuable work and makes a difference to someone.
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Old 12-25-2018, 08:37 PM
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To the OP: nope, today's a day off and so is tomorrow. : Boxing Day. I'm not back to work until Thursday.


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Old 12-25-2018, 11:24 PM
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Wife worked today. She was scheduled for yesterday afternoon also but traded to get it off. Old people at the home require 24/7 care. I last worked last Wed, I'm not due back until next Wed. Burning vacation before the end of the year.
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Old 12-25-2018, 11:54 PM
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I really am going blind. Could have sworn the thread title said "working out."
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Old 12-26-2018, 06:23 AM
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Because of [boring info about schedules, PTO and stuff] I was able to get 18 days off in Dec/Jan with a minimal expenditure of vacation time. So I'm not going back till the second week of January.

Eldest kiddo worked Christmas day*, and the days around it. He gets a lot of time off in January though to make up for it.


*Trust me, y'all want him to work those days.
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:05 AM
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I really am going blind. Could have sworn the thread title said "working out."
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:39 AM
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Yes, I worked yesterday 3 - 8 (closing). Everything went fine, with the exception of one shop lifting attempt, which I stopped.

I got a Birthday gift bag, as is the tradition at the store. It contained a pair of thermal socks, a winter hat, and some Method soap, based on my store purchases this year.

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Old 12-26-2018, 11:59 AM
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I worked yesterday. 24/7/365 operation. You can have a holiday off....as long as it falls on one of your regular days off. ( or if you've got the seniority to be one of the half-dozen or so they let off )

Y'know I actually like it better that way: No drama as to which part of the family will feel snubbed if I don't travel to visit them...and no travel either.
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Old 12-26-2018, 02:17 PM
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I wouldn't have been working on Christmas Day anyway, but I was furloughed a couple of days before.
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Old 12-26-2018, 07:32 PM
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I'm an artist and self-employed, so I never get a day off.
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Old 12-26-2018, 11:48 PM
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At least I'm not alone.
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