How many days do you get off for the Christmas holidays?

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: How many days off do you get?
    1 : (68 votes)
    29 %
    2 : (36 votes)
    15 %
    3 or more : (13 votes)
    6 %
    A week or more : (87 votes)
    37 %
    None! : (23 votes)
    10 %
    Other (explain below!) : (7 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    918 posts
    Busy bee

    You need an option for 0 for the people who work on Christmas day!

    ETA: Where I live you do get a day in lieu if you work on Christmas day or Boxing Day, however I don’t think we should count those as days off for Christmas when you may not be able to actually take them until months later.  I figure the point of this thread is how much time you actually get off over the Christmas period.

    Post # 4
    5087 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I get two weeks off. I’m excited for the break. I need rest! 

    Post # 5
    173 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    That is one of the very best thing about working at a private university –  I typically get about two weeks off at Christmas every year. 

    Post # 6
    1754 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I get Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

    Post # 9
    871 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @misskittenn:  I am in grad school so I have a month off (from class/clinic: I have to do thesis research but thats another story haha) but my FI is in your shoes with one day off and since christmas is a wed. and our apartment is in NC but my FI is in PA with his family while he looks for a job here (we just relocated in Aug.) and my family lives in TN so suffice to say my FI had to use up essentially all of his vacation time so we can see both families and get some time to ourselves in our apt. I think most corporate jobs only have christmas day off 


    Post # 10
    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I’m a teacher, so I get two full weeks and three full weekends, yay! (note: I will be writing report card narratives that entire time, so I’m not really considering this a ‘break’)

    Post # 11
    918 posts
    Busy bee

    @ohmariemarie:  Oh, I suppose you would only get 2 weeks, wouldn’t you?  My parents are both teachers and they get 6 weeks off over Christmas as we’re in the Southern hemisphere.  It’s strange to think of Christmas being in the middle of the school year!

    Post # 12
    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I only have Christmas Day off but I live in a country where Christmas is observed but not really celebrated or a big deal at all.

    Post # 13
    2076 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I work with school-aged children. I typically have between 2-4 weeks off for Christmas depending on the school calendar.  Plus a week at Thanksgiving. 

    Post # 14
    1905 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Well. I’m a student and have classes MWF so I only work T/TH. However, my semester is done now. I leave the 18th to go home for the holidays. So excited

    Post # 15
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    DH gets the 25th, 26th and Jan 1 off.  The 24th and 31th are short days.  He’s taking vacation days though so that he has more time off.  Do you not get vacation days?

    Post # 16
    4041 posts
    Honey bee

    DH and I work at a school. He teaches, I work in admin. We get 2 paid weeks off for winter break/Christams. It doesn’t count toward our 10 flex days either. We also got a week at Thanksgiving.

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