Post # 1
I know as a server I had to work 3 out of 5 holidays (Thanksgiving, Xmas Eve, Xmas Day, NYE and New Years Day). I always chose to work Thanksgiving and Xmas since I didnt celebrate it. Now that I am married I celebrate Xmas because my husband does.
Thankfully with my job now I get Xmas eve and day off – BUT I have to work New Years Eve AND New Years Day. I work for a catering company that is doing the Rose Bowl Village (this is the 3rd year) so we are there finishing set up on NYE and then we leave at 5am for Pasadena on New Years day. I hate not being able to really celebrate with my family – I say Happy New Year and then go to sleep for a couple hours. I get super jealous when I see people that work in an office that shuts down the week of Xmas until after the first of the year!
Does anyone else have to work any major holidays/
Post # 3
Since I work in healthcare and we’re open 24/7/365 I’ve had to work Thanksgiving, Xmas Eve, Xmas Day, NYE, and New Year’s Day for about the last 3 years it sucks not being with my family but I look at it as my residents don’t necessarily have any family, or if they do most families don’t come visit which is sad so I’d rather be there for them and help them enjoy the holidays as much as possible.
Post # 4
I always opt to work on Christmas. We have to take at least one of the major holidays, and Christmas is the least important to me… So I’ll be working tomorrow, Christmas eve and Christmas day.
Next year, I hope for the baby’s sake that I get Christmas off, but since I’ll be the newbee at my job, I bet I’ll have to work again.
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2010 - Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas
Grrrr, I have to work on Christmas Eve and I’m not a happy bee. My family has always celebrated on Christmas Eve and I have to miss breakfast w/ my family. My boss felt really bad cause another girl that has been there for way less time than me got the day off, so I’m hoping he’ll let me leave really early. And Mr. N and my sis are planning on visiting me so that’ll make it better.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
I don’t have to work on the holidays exactly, but I do have to work on the 5 days that the university is open this week and next. It’s pretty much a ghost town. Unfortunately, it’s one of my busiest times of the year for admissions… so little ‘ole me has to hold down the fort solo.
Post # 7
As a server I always had to work on Easter, Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve…it was SO depressing, especially on Easter, because NO ONE came in. We all just stood around, moaned about our misfortune and the corporate greed of our restaurant chain while making less than minimum wage. 🙁 So glad I’m no longer a server (for now…).
Post # 8
Thank goodness I don’t! My company shuts down for 2 weeks over the holidays each year, which is in addition to our sick and vacation time. Gotta love the defense industry.