(If you normally work Sundays all the time, or are working a holiday job or something like that, good for you. However, I’m wondering if this is a trend in the Monday-Friday working world.)
We’ve always gotten Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off at my company. This year, those days fall on Wednesday and Thursday. I’m sure that many people have looked at the calendar and decided that they should just put in for vacation on Friday the 26th, thus gaining a five-day weekend. The powers-that-be at my company have decided that since so many people want that Friday off, we will just be closed that day. Great plan, right?
Well, they’re not just willing to just give us an extra paid day off. Instead, we are all supposed to come in on Sunday, Dec. 21 and work a normal shift. This is highly unusual. This company is never open on Sundays. Never. They have also decided to have a catered Christmas luncheon that day for all employees…as a bribe, I think.
I’m not sure how well this is going to work–between the avid churchgoers (not so uncommon here) and people like me who have just seen half of the last weekend to prepare for Christmas go down the drain. Also, I work in a factory, and while I suppose that we can make things on a Sunday as well as on a Friday, we can’t ship them if UPS, etc. aren’t coming around. I don’t think customer service will be taking too many calls, either. Perhaps everyone will be huddled down on the production floor toiling away like Santa’s good little elves.
Is this a common plan to deal with this strange Friday, or is my company just whacko?