(Closed) NWR – Does anyone else have to work through the holidays?

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
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305 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
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739 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
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2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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
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1509 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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.

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