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Are you working over Christmas?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by FBi7, 21 Dec 2020.

  1. Captain

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    Finish Wednesday, back Feb 2nd.
     
  2. Thekwango

    Capodecina

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    off now till the 4th though may well get the odd packied call or support ticket come through.

    i hope your colleagues genuinely appreciate you for doing this for them?
     
  3. montymint

    Underboss

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    Location: Newcastle, UK

    me and my OH are the same, our teams have parents with kids at the age where Christmas is most special and we have cats haha
     
  4. Uther

    Capodecina

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    Working Wednesday 23rd then back in 3.30 am Boxing Day.
     
  5. Efour

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    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    23 24 and 25th! and NYE.. yay lol triple pay though.
     
  6. occuda

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    I am normally on call for a few day over the christmas perios, but this year is my first year off in a long time. I was in work today and it was dead, I spent the last 5 hours listening to music and browsing the web, as nearly everyone (apart from a small team in producton) are off now until the new year. I am hoping that someone does not have a senior moment and breaks a PC or laptop tomorrow or Wednesday.
     
  7. Dugganator

    Wise Guy

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    Last day of work was the 8th December I had a load of holiday to take so not back until the 4th Jan. but I think working 9 months straight all from home I needed a break.... to spend it stuck in my house :p
     
  8. Pawnless Endgame

    Capodecina

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    NHS admin here. Got Christmas Day off, then Boxing Day is a roll-over day next Monday, so got that off plus NYD. So standard fare really. I have also booked the 4th Jan off. Some entire departments however, e.g. Payroll buggers off for a fortnight!
     
  9. Arsonist

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    Finish on the 23rd, in on the 30th for one day, back in on the 4th. Don't think that's too bad. Although I've had 6 months off this year already so really don't feel like I need much of a break!
     
  10. SDK^

    Capodecina

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    I finished on Friday - back in the 4th :cool:

    Spent today watching my son play football - beating Wolves Academy U9’s 6-1 :) He got a hat-trick.
     
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  11. GTanny

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    Finished this morning at 06:30, return on New year's Day at 06:30 so no new year celebrations for me but I get Christmas with my partner and children.
     
  12. Throrik

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    Some of them do, some of them probably couldn't give a monkey's. It's a good time for quiet documentation days too.
     
  13. Destination

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    On call Christmas Day and Boxing Day, 9-1 each day, no clue if I'll be called in or not. Former I'd think not, latter who knows, probably.
     
  14. Hades

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    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

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    Location: Surrey

    Sadly yes. I will be working half a day on Boxing Day and half a day on New Years day. Extremely annoyingly I won't even get paid for it as it's expected each year that we cover it. I will get time off in lieu but that's all (ie one day back). It's pretty crap really and I think I'm going to refuse next year.

    No time off for me apart from Christmas day.
     
  15. Jae-So

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    Off until the 4th
     
  16. tom_e

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    Not this year :D
    Finish on the 23rd and back in on the 30th longest Christmas I've had off since I started my "career" jobs nearly 13 years ago.
     
  17. NoobCannon

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    Im working right thru now to new years morning.

    Will earn more working christmas day than i would in a normal month so cant pass it up really.
     
  18. Lysander

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    Off 25th-28th Dec inclusive and then back for the pointless last week of the year which is always dead.
     
  19. koolpc

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    I was but now self isolating
     
  20. ivrytwr3

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    Finished 18th Dec, back 4 Jan.

    Same as most years unless deployed out of the country over that period.

    I guess i should count myself lucky as for many years my Mrs worked retail, where i got 2 - 3 weeks off, she got Xmas and Boxing Day and was back into work!!