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

posted 6 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 # 32
    Member
    6107 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We have a “shutdown” where I work and the time off differs from year to year. This year it’s The whole week of Christmas and we return the 2nd. The catch is that we only get holiday pay for Christmas Day and New Years Day, the rest we have to use vacation days.

    Post # 33
    Member
    2610 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    I get Christmas Eve and Day as a paid holiday, New Years Eve and Day are also paid holidays…but I am taking my vacation time to make it a full two weeks off. 

    Post # 34
    Member
    14969 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We get Christmas eve through New Years off, and then always take off the 3 additional days to make it 2 full weeks.  We still get the same 11 days paid holiday that is standard in our industry, but instead of getting things like Presidents day, Columbus day, etc that others get, they put it all at the end of the year.

    Post # 35
    Member
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I get 1 day off, thanks to working in a hospital setting, just christmas day this year!

    Post # 36
    Member
    198 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’m a teacher, so I get two weeks (three weekends) off … but I’ll probably be in my classroom getting caught up on grading and getting the next month planned for 3 or 4 of the days of break.

    Post # 37
    Member
    1589 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    None. If I want off on Christmas, I have to use a PL day and make sure someone can cover my shift.

    Post # 38
    Member
    1117 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I get Christmas day, Boxing day, and New Year’s Day off. I can’t wait to go to school and become a teacher…

    Darling Husband will likely only get Christmas Day off. He was actually thinking of working it but I told him I would murder him. Its our first Christmas as a married couple!

    Post # 39
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    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Wow…I am a teacher, but we don’t get as much time off as the other teachers here!  For Thanksgiving, we had a half-day on Wednesday, then Thursday and Friday, and Monday off.  For Christmas, our last day with kids is the 20th (half-day) and we go back on the 2nd.  That’s 8 days off from school, with two weekends.

    Post # 40
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    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @DaniLyn:  I’m a teacher too…they let you in the building when there’s a break?! Every school I’ve ever worked in, is locked and closed over break. Plus, we’re not allowed to be in the building even if it were open, without an administrator.

    Almost 2 full weeks here…Because of the way Christmas falls this year, I have off from Saturday the 21st and go back January 2nd. 

    Post # 41
    Member
    9586 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are paid holidays for me. But I have plenty of PTO so I’m taking the whole week.

    Post # 42
    Member
    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @peachacid:  I have the same Christmas break as you, but you had a nicer Thanksgiving break! We only had off Thurs and Fri, no 1/2 day and no Monday off. Are you still in a charter school? I thought that normally their schedules had less days off than public schools.

    Post # 43
    Member
    853 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m taking some vacation. The 24th is a half day, the 25th & 26th are public holidays and then I’m off until the 6th January. This is the first time since I’m working that I’m getting such a long break and I’m so excited. It’s 12 days in all 😀

     

    Post # 44
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    2393 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @keepsmiling19:  

    Congratulations on your upcoming maternity leave and the arrival of your little [email protected]

    I’m a teacher too. I get two full weeks off — 16 days total because it includes three weekends.

    I can’t WAIT!!

    Post # 45
    Member
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I work in a law firm and we’re usually closed when the courthouse/government offices are closed.  This year it’s three and a half days Christmas week (half day on the 24th, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and the 27th closed) plus the weekend, and then a day and a half New Year’s Week (half day on the 31st, New Year’s Day closed).

    I really hope I don’t have to come in on those days off – we have a trial starting on January 13 and it looks like it’s going to be going ahead, so that means lots of prep in the weeks before.  Woohoo!

    Post # 46
    Member
    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Officially we only get Christmas Day off.  However, our county commissioners usually treat Christmas Eve as a “snow day” and we either get the whole day or half a day off without having to use our paid leave.  Last year it was a whole day (giving us a four day weekend) and this year it’s a half-day.

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