Post # 32
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
- 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
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
I get 1 day off, thanks to working in a hospital setting, just christmas day this year!
Post # 36
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
None. If I want off on Christmas, I have to use a PL day and make sure someone can cover my shift.
Post # 38
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
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
@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
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
@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
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
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
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
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.